Friday, June 29, 2012

Weekly Music Nugget 53

     Guess it's been a while since I have written one of these posts!! 
     Today I am sharing a link for newbees to classical music.  While browsing  the site I found a section on education which has everything from how to listen to a live classical concert to a brief history of classical music.  There is a section on instruments of the orchestra which even includes how to pronounce a few of their names (the ones that usually are a mystery to the novice...such as viola!!). 
     I think the education section is also a nice place for musicians to quickly review basics.  Sometimes we need that!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dashees Garden Tuesday 53

     I have been hand sewing mini hearts.  They are about 2 1/4" by 2 1/4 " each.  The two below are cut from a vintage linen. I can't say yet what I am planning to do with them...!
     Here are a few,

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dashees Garden Tuesday 52

     More hoop art...seems to be my thing now.  This one is simple, but pretty, I think.  Just a strip of vintage trim on recycled blue linen.  A small hoop...4".  I added some craft pearls.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Musioilarose 7

     It's Dashees Garden day, but I think I will also do an oil post.  I have more time as I am under the weather with some bug.
     I love wintergreen oil (Doterra).  It's good for bone problems.  I'm prone to shin splints if I don't walk/stretch regularly, and last week I began to get one in my left leg.  I have learned that therapeutic grade essential oils work best when applied immediately or soon after a condition arises, so I began applying wintergreen oil, twice a day, as I have in the past.  Always works.   It is healing nicely.  And wintergreen has a smells great!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dashees Garden Tuesday 51


A growing pile of yo-yos.  Warning--this can be addictive!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Musings 20/ Hole in the Bucket

     Do you know the song There's a Hole in my Bucket ?  I was reminded of it a few weeks ago during my morning walk.  While listening to my IPOD, the Billy Joel song A Thousand Years came on. Joel uses this tune in his song.  As I heard it I felt impressed that I had a hole in my bucket.  I thought about this for a while, and I guess it's true.
     I suppose all of us get holes in our buckets.  We become drained physically, emotionally, spiritually, you name it.  It just happens sometimes, despite our best intentions.
     There are many ways to repair the holes, depending on what caused them.  My hole was emotional and spiritual, and I knew that I needed to improve personal scripture study and prayer.  I needed to be more diligent and/or organized in my daily work.  And so on.  But it was like pulling teeth to do so!
      I think the hole is finally disappearing, in response to three things in particular.  First, better scripture study.  For me that means more, and with focus.  Second, gratitude.  Gratitude seems to soften the heart; it prepares us to receive communications from heaven.  This is a BIG one!  Last, a little help for chemical imbalance...DoTerra's Balance oil.  Seems to keep me from getting too wacko, as I call my moodier self.  I had forgotten. SO my hole is on the mend......maybe I can get back to blogging more!!

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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.