Sunday, December 18, 2011


One week from today and it will be Christmas morning.  The smell of coffee, fresh rolls baking and the excitement of the little ones waiting to open the gifts that Santa has left.  Knowing the real reason for this day will bring warmth to our heart and souls.  Gathering with Family with Love all around.  Because one little baby came to earth and showed us how we are to live.  It's easy to remember on this one day about kindness and forgiveness.  It's the rest of the year that we need to have the Love of Jesus in our hearts and remember not everyone has it as good as we do.  At ties we always want more, but just know someplace in this world, someone has it a lot less then we do.  Anyone reading my blog has a warm house to be in and electricity to run the computer.  So thank God for all we have and all we can be.  This world isn't what we want it to be these days, but each one of us can make it the best it can be if we just do our best, love each other and forgive as God forgives us all.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Some funny things have been going on with me.
I went to the doc. (yesterday) to pick up some scripts. I saw what I thought was a
really homely looking woman. I had to correct myself because that wasn't a nice thing to say. But this woman had on a skirt that was mid leg with white socks and boots. Kinda like olive oil, hair that was frizzy and standing up. As
she was looking down to the ground I started to feel sorry for her
and thought she must not have very much. To my surprise..She looked up.
It was a MAN. Or a young man. I had to laugh out loud. I wanted to take his picture.
But I thought it wouldn't be the best thing to do.

That late afternoon I went to get the groceries for Thanksgiving and the store was
packed. I couldn't even think. I got my turkey and something to fix for
supper and got out of there. Said I'd be back tomorrow.

That brings me to today. It's been raining so hard. I had to go to the doc. with my mother and back to the store. After her appointment I said I'm taking you home. I'll
pick up what you need when the rain slows down. Visited my local K-Mart and on my way to the car it was still pouring, but the gal next to me pushed her cart just to the side of my car. Now there was no way I could get out without hitting the cart.
I had to get out in the rain and move it. She never looked at me. I stood in the rain for a few extra seconds and she was too busy to look up. I'm sure she saw me.
Oh well.

I made it to Kroger after doing some other little stops. STILL RAINING. Oh
yes, yesterday I had to go out and get a shopping cart because they were all gone.
Today I got one before I went in and had to turn back. I even had a rag to wipe it down. Anyway I got my shopping all done and drove a block before I realized
I forgot to turn my lights on. It was 6:30, raining and very dark. What a goof.
But I must say I got it all done. I hope tomorrow will be a better day. Hope my pies don't burn and I get some good sleep. Oh did I say I woke up at 3 am?
No I forgot that. Well it's almost 11 pm with no nap. I hope I can sleep a
good and long sleep tonight.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011


So it looks like I should have posted a bigger picture. This is my minds eye paper. I like it because it does a lot of the work for you. Then added some dragonfly's and pearls. Just add a word or two and it will be ready to send. I had so much fun working with my ready made embellishments.

So I was able to find 2 pics. My husband takes all rights with the computer. He feels I can damage what he installs and so he has added my pics on two places. It depends on which camera I use. In this card The main paper is my minds eye. Used a stamp for the manikin and added the lace to the side. My first attempt to shabby. Need more work.

Better get off to another project of the day. Till next time make it a good day.

Update with a SMILE.

Ok..It's been too long since my last post. I uploaded pics of the cards I made with my new stuff and they were all sideways. I'll have to get into them first and try to rotate them. Can't believe its been more then a month. Some things just get put on the back burner.

We have had a really HOT summer. I rather enjoy it. WHY? Because it warms up our above ground pool. We have so many trees that it never gets a day of abundant sun. I like the water to be about 80. Yes I said 80. I need to get into it today because the weather is going to take a turn for cooler weather. Like in the mid to upper 80's. Believe me when I say that will cool the pool down soon it if starts to get lower.

I did get some new fun stuff yesterday. Jo-ann's was having a great sale. $29.99 cricut cartridges. I got "Straight from the nest". Also Spellbinders nestabilities were 40 % 0ff. I got Lacey Circles. I'm not sure if I made the right choice on that. So many great selections to look at. And a book on Jewelry making. I've been working on some of that. I made 4 bracelets and gave away 3. I'll probable end up taking a class to learn it all.

Well I'm off to see if I can rotate those pictures so I can post them. Maybe then go play in my craft room.

Till next time God Bless and Make it a Great day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011



As you can see I got a bunch of " goodies ". I went in to look and came out with a bag of stuff.
The Paper is My minds eye. This is the first time I have ever seen this paper. I have seen many cards made with it . So happy when it was at Hobby Lobby. Not on sale at this time but I had to get some
before my chance ran out. The next week it went on sale. So YES I got more. Why not?

I got the photo album because I took some pictures out of picture frames and have never worked on a scrapbook. Thought this would be a great time to try my hand at it. I have 2 planned but none have been
started on. Who knows if I will ever get it done. My guess is never. I hate to say it, but who knows myself better then me but me.

I had a lot of fun making cards with my new paper, lace and embellishments. Pic to come soon.

Now go and create something.


Have you ever stood an egg on it's side
on the first day of spring? My mother and I
do this every year. It always works. Sometimes it takes longer then others. I have given up
too. This year it lasted till I took it down. My
Mother's lasted for 24 hours and then it fell over.

Try it next spring if you remember.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dreaming of Cleaning.

I've been wanting to do some real cleaning out. Throwing or storing, whatever it takes. It has made me restless. By the time I get home from work I'm ready to rest a little and my Grandson wants me to play with him. And so the story goes. I don't get anything done. I look at my crap and think do I really need this? Probably not. Oh my craft and Harp room. I hope to get to it tomorrow. I have the day off so I MUST be a task master and make myself organize and throw.

I started another little craft....Beading. Something for my cards, bit then the wheels started to turn. I wake up at night or early morning with ideas and can't go back to sleep. Wanting to be quiet and not wake anyone else, I can't get started with my ideas. Once they are up, well it's over.

Anyway, Just some random thoughts. Dreaming of the day my house pics could be on my blog for it's beauty and great finds. Till then I read of the blogs that do what I wish I could be doing. And plan for the day I can make it happen.

Have you heard of the "procrastinate"? That is me all the way.
I have to admit it.

Till I return. Blessings to all.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Deer and Swan

Two more things that should have been added to my last post. Deer and Swans.

Monday evening we looked out and A deer was standing just outside our back yard. We
went out to get a closer look. Carrying my 2 year old grandson, we made it out just in time to see it gallop away. My grandson was pretending to gallop away like the deer. Sweet an funny.

Over the years we have seen many deers roam the back field. One winter a BIG buck lay in the snow, so large and majestic watching while his wife and 2 yearlings grazed for food. Such a heartwarming feeling.

Another spring we saw many young deer and several mothers at the same time eating at the edge of the woods. That was a fun day. I think I counted 7 adults and several young.

Swans amaze me to no end. Don't know why. Just that grace they show. They look so loving but I know better. I guess they can be very mean.

Just another short blurp of my life. Take it or leave it. It's all me 100% pure love of nature and all mankind.


Saturday, May 28, 2011


Some things you might not know about me.

1. I love the color of Purple. Any shade.
2. I had lavender on my wedding dress.
3. Wisteria is a shade of WysteriaAngel my e-mail addy &
Wisteria Lane my blog name. I love Wisteria.
4. I love Pink also. People said red heads cant wear pink. I don't agree.
5. I have always liked to keep my hands busy.
6. I have become a blog addict. Country,vintage, pink flowers, cards & my new
fun thing is brads.
7. I day dream more of things I want then trying to make them happen. That
could be due to lack of $$$$$.
8. I've always wanted to have children. Girls.
9 I play the harp. (not to well)
10. I am Quaker.
11. I need to drink Coke.
12. Gardening is like praying to me.
13. I love having red hair.
14. I love growing up in the time I have. Wish things could be so simple again.
15. I have always had a dog. or 2.....or 3.
16. I raised canaries for a few years.
17. I still have one and it should be at least 12 years old. Sings when he wants.
18. When I want to blog or post a picture it will find a way of hiding.
19. Love to hang out laundry.
20. I hate worms, slugs & frogs in my face.

Ok that's all you need to know for now. It's time to go to bed. Clean sheets and happy dreams. And yes they were hung on the line.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


My first picture belongs to a post back in September 8, 2009. My very good friend painted this and sent it to me as a surprise. I saw it on her blog and told her how beautiful it was. And next it was. I treasure it so, so much. Took me a long time to decide how to frame it. But I love what I came up with. Thank you my dearest friend Sandy. I Love you from my heart.
Now this picture was to be posted with my last blog. But as I said it wouldn't let me post it. So here is our finished product. YUMMY! The flowers are from my garden. The white Lilly is on it's second year of growth. Started with one stalk in planting of 2009. 2010 two stalks. Now I can't wait to see what will happen in this summer. Three stalks would be so exciting. OR maybe each stalk will produce 2 stalks. Wow I didn't think of that till just now. Check back and I will let you know for sure.

Ok that is all for now. Need to get going and work on some cards. I will post them soon. After all that is why I started this blog...what..has it been two years...No I think three. OOPS. I'm a slow turtle.

Have a happy and sunny day. Blessings to all.

Monday, April 11, 2011


I've always felt I was born in the wrong time. I think I'd love to be back in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Maybe if I was I wouldn't like it. But I do enjoy cleaning, planting, canning and cooking. But I never have the time for canning anymore. In fact I am kept so busy I have little time to do the things I long to do.

One reason is...dada...the computer. I spend time reading other blogs on the things I enjoy. Don't get me wrong, I do bust out a thing or two I enjoy. Keeping up with life is such a time consumer.
If we didn't need that little green stuff. ($$) I could stay home and play with what I love. I'm learning how to make time for myself.

My mother and I made some pickles this last summer. (2010) Her favorite pickle. We had a blast working together. I think she has just one jar left. I have only opened 3.

Well I have a lot to learn about blogging. I have the finished picture to add and it wont let me. I think this happened another time. Anyway you can see my mother. She is 76 in this pic. I'll try one more time to add one more pic. If not, thanks for your visit. Till next time God Bless.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The birth of spring

Spring is looking better every day. Even thought we had some snow and a little ice last week it went away really quick. Yes that is spring in Indiana. 18 more days till SPRING. And 19 more days till my youngest daughters Birthday. She will turn 25. I feel it's been so long ago. Now her baby is almost 2. This picture is right after birth. She had lots of drugs and some of the day was fuzzy. I got to be with her during delivery. I was so amazed at the process of birth from the other side. WOW...God is awesome. This little fella is walking and jibber jabbering all over the place. Such a joy to see my 2 grandsons playing together. I can't wait for spring and take them both out to play in the warm sunshine. Spring rain, mud and all, I'm ready.


Monday, January 3, 2011


January 3, 2011

I remember when everyone was all worried about the year turning to 2000. Boy did it sound strange. 2000. But here we are still 2011. I'm still walking the face of the earth and haven't fallen off yet.

Today on my way home about 4:15 I saw a rainbow in the west of town. (( Or whatever it is called without rain. )) It was like a visit from God. Telling me I am doing good so far. Keep up the good work. If only I can keep this outlook on my day to day walk on earth with those I love and care for and those I run into with everyday living. It reminded me to say a prayer for those who need it. Some special people who need it very much. Cancer is in their body. Life isn't done with them dear God. Heal them and let them be a lite for you.

My evening goal is to go to bed early and rest up for the cleaning job I have tomorrow. Need that energy to make it the 4 hrs. Every time I have this job I feel a pull to not do it. But God is with me every time to make it through and come away feeling like a winner. I ask for words of encouragement. And every time I hear his voice cheering me on.

Blessings and Love to all.