Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Musings 17

     The trees in this photograph remind me of the scary trees in Disney movies--the ones that reach out and try to grab you (click to enlarge pic)! I didn't really notice this until I got home and looked at the picture; when I was on the path I was focused on the view ahead.  I wanted to see where the path went, and I wanted to be in the mountains!
     Faith involves moving forward, not just pondering and waiting for the path to clear.  Sometimes that is necessary, but often we need to start walking down the path, and as we do, the way becomes clear.  We often find that fears that hold us back are only in our heads.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dog Fun

     Saw this today, and I think it is funny ...but maybe you have to have a dog to appreciate it.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Weekly Music Nugget 51

     Something light this week...another You tube video.  This is one featuring The Piano Guys, a piano/cello duo out of SLC.  I really enjoy some of their arrangements.  The link below is an arrangement of Adele's Rolling in the Deep.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dashees Garden Tuesday 46

     My latest project.....little hearts, each about 2 1/2" by 2 1/2 ".  These are cut from vintage linens.  I hand stitched the pearl trim.  More on a future post...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Weekly Music Nugget 50

     A day late....
     Music is powerful.  Below is a link to a video that has been circulating via Facebook....enjoy.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Out of the rock

Thought for the day-
Where there's a will, there's a way...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dashees Garden Tuesday 45

    Below is a piece of hoop art cut from a vintage linen.  I embellished it by embroidering Bloom.  It is about a 4" hoop.

Trying to See Through God's Eyes

     Sometimes I love my age.  My mind and body are settling down, and one of the perks is that I can see more of the big picture.  I'm beginning to see the forest rather than the trees, and occasionally I catch a glimpse of what is beyond the edge of the woods. 
     Many will say that there is nothing beyond this forest of life.  Perhaps no one taught them about any other place, or maybe they don't care.  Some just don't believe it exists.
     Our personal beliefs and attitudes can not determine what lies beyond the forest, just as they have no effect on absolute truths. Assuming the existence of such, God is either real or imagined, and our opinion does not effect which is true. 
     If He is real, what we think effects our relationship with God.  In light of this, it behooves each of us to learn about God and to keep an open mind during the process.  How to go about this...well, the same way we learn about other things.  We go to a good source, read, listen, study, and follow any suggested process to expedite our search.  It seems to me that this is the only way to find answers to our questions, and this is what Scriptures teach.  This is part of exercising faith.
     Guess this is heavy stuff for a Tuesday what triggered this?  Sometimes I get really tired of cynical attitudes.  I think cynacism is cyanide.....poison for our minds/spirits.  We take it in a little bit at a time, often in daily doses from the news, well-meaning friends, schools, businesses, work, families, and more.  It's often disguised in a sophisticated package, full of  intellect, education, beauty, and charisma.   In small doses the effect is subtle, and we don't recognize it as poison.  Pretty soon we become infected with the same cynacism.
     What can we do?  I believe part of the remedy is learning about God and living in accordance with His suggestions for a happy life.  It means exercising trust and faith in the Lord.  We must fill our minds/spirits with a search for Him. This will provide a way out... a light in which the poison will be revealed, a powerful antidote!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Weekly Music Nugget 49

     Something goofy and light.....
          The cellist is part of a group called The Piano Guys (  Check out the more serious videos.  Nice.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


     One made it!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A real Dashee

Saw this black sheep on our trip west....this was near Dexter, Iowa.  By the way, there is a chocolate shop there that makes delicious candy!  Watch for signs on I 80.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dashees Garden Tuesday 44

    More hoop art that I finished during our trip...  The coral piece is made from vintage trim and linen.  The blue hoops are embellished fragments of some decorator fabric I have at home.  Sizes of the hoops are about 3" and 4".

Monday, April 9, 2012

Temple Square

    My family was recently in Salt Lake City, and  while there we visited Temple Square.  The grounds there are very pretty; I have posted a couple of my photos below.
Flower plantings on Temple Square

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Musings 16/ Easter

     An Easter message....this video is a compilation of clips from several available at

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In addition to being a violist, I am a wife and mother (three sons). I dabble in writing, handwork, sewing and photography.