Thursday, March 28, 2013

How I created this blog

This is for all the "anonymouses"that have asked but left no good way for me to answer their questions.

This blog is hosted by They have templates that are relatively simple to use. I uploaded all the information and photographs myself. I picked what setting options I wanted including monitoring comments. I did not hire anyone to help me but did ask questions of others on occasion.

I hope everyone has a great Easter week-end. At some point in the near future I will get back to hand stitching and blogging. At the moment I am heavily involved in other family matters.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dear Anonymouses

For whatever reason one of my older postings is being bombarded by anonymouses.
NO you may not use the information on my blog without my permission.
NO I will not be visiting your web pages, they have nothing to do with my interests in sewing, quilting, genealogy.
The content of this blog belongs to me and most everything here (and at my other blogs) is my own design/thought process or used with permission from others.

December 5th 2012
Since writing this post it has been brought to my attention that someone is teaching about blog/web writing and hosting. That is wonderful. However there are issues here. Bloggers and web-masters should have been notified ahead of time what was happening and permission requested to use specific postings as examples. An issue has arisen with the multiple comments to the postings. "Anonymouses" asking for feedback to their own web sites or asking questions have not been leaving e-mail contact information.

I think it is great that people are being shown how to write blogs and set up web-sites however a number of the anonymous participants have sites that I cannot recommend to others due to content that I do not agree with or is not compatible with my own interests or religious beliefs. Some are also blocked or have been taken down because of questionable content.

I will reiterate something I have already written. All content of this, or any of my other blogs, belongs to me. Anyone wanting to use said content has to contact me directly through e-mail. I have sought for and gained permission, where possible, from other bloggers when using any of their information.

Carol H.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Outdoor Wednesday - Road Trip through Ireland #3

Lots of whimsical statues can be seen while traveling round Ireland. I loved this one at Mount Stewart House & Gardens in the Dodo Terrace :)

For those of you celebrating in the USA may you have a fun and safe 4th July. God bless teh men & women who work hard to keep us safe in all circumstances.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Outdoor Wednesday - Road Trip Through Ireland #2

Our first week-end on the Emerald Isle was spent in Northern Ireland near Belfast. It takes about 4+ hours to drive from Shannon airport to where we were staying. Lovely drive. One of the first things we noticed as we were traveling along was statues in seemingly random places. A life size blue ox with its rear end to traffic, a huge spiral rod, various pieces of mathematical symbols, but the one we liked the most is called "the Wibbly Wobbly House" according to one of John's friends from there. I would love to know more about it so if anyone can fill me in please do so.

A number of the roundabouts also had statues which was fun to see. 

My favorite business "statue" was this one near Galway. Reminded me of my past life as a Bathroom/Kitchen designer :)

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Outdoor Wednesday - Road trip through Ireland #1

We recently returned from visiting my family in Scotland and touring parts of Ireland for our vacation. We have never been to Ireland before and had a delightful time. As always so many things to see and experience with too little time to cover everything. We are looking forward to another visit at some point.

We landed at Shannon airport, picked up our rental car and drove to Belfast. Scenery was gorgeous and the weather delightful. As we were getting closer to our destination we drove through an interesting bridge. We also drove through it on our return from Belfast to Dublin.

Word of caution. If you want to take a ferry from Ireland to Scotland you cannot take your rental car.

A common sight wherever we went - fields of cows. Lots of different colors and types. Some in grassy fields, others amidst rocky outcrops.

I'll share more of our adventures over the next few Wednesdays.

For more "Outdoor Wednesday" fun head on over to where Susan is sharing more about a movie that is being filmed in her town.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday - Leaded Window

I love this version of a leaded window. The picture was taken in London on a walkabout.

Hop on over to for some fun outdoor photos and stories.

Monday, September 5, 2011

It's raining - Yeehaa :)

We've had some pretty solid rain since yesterday. So refreshing. It's also cold enough to open up the windows and air out our house.
While my son was playing volleyball this morning I went for a walk round our chapel grounds and took some photographs.
Here's my autumn inspiration photos for this week. We have lots of trees in the Nashville area that lose their bark. I love them.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Celebrate Color to find out what it's all about.

Well now that school is back in session I am so ready for the glories of autumn to arrive with all the crisp weather and rich colors of the season. Okay so leaves and plants will be dying off but I'll be able to stitch again without my needle slithering out of my fingers :)
During September, October and November a lovely group of artistic/crafty ladies are celebrating with lots of projects, tutorials, contests and prizes. If, like me, you have become a puddle in the summer heat and humidity this might be just the thing to get in the sewing groove again. Thanks to Rachel (Stitched in Color), Emma (Emma Lamb), Mollie (Wild Olive) and Shannon (luvinthemommyhood).

I have lots of autumnal colors in my fabric, threads, patterns, books, pencils, paints etc. Once we get back from dropping our daughter off at the MTC in Provo, Utah I plan on "taking back" my sewing room and creating again.
My inspiration fall photo was taken last year at Belle Meade Plantation. I'll be going there again soon. We also live right beside the Natchez Trace. Maybe this is the year to tackle the scenic drive that I hear a lot about from others.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Magic Feather Project

Here's an interesting sloooooow recyclable project, to help children, for those of you who like to hand stitch (and might be interested in helping out). It's being organized by Jude Hill at Spiritcloth.
Here's the link for the story and requirements Jude has already received some interesting blocks so go take a look.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday - Historic Kirtland

Late summer last year we went to northern Ohio for a vacation. One of our stop off points was Historic Kirtland. Great place, with a lot of interesting history. I love all the attention to detail that can be seen everywhere.

Thanks to Susan @ for hosting this weekly fun event.