Lefty & Fifty-six

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

I Hoard

Or,  I like to say that I collect...

I think I started this magazine collection in the early 1990's.
I have boxes of magazines.

I have been an "observer" of Martha since the mid 1980's when
 she had a program on PBS.

I am now trying to "de-clutter" my project room and by doing this,
 I am throwing away the
  "crap" I  have either bought, collected or inherited and so on...

I went through in this batch about 50+ magazines.
I tore out ideas and recipes that I thought
I would still be interested in.
Here is my my "buddy" in crime.

My next post will be.. what I did with the new"crap" I organized.

Monday, January 21, 2013

DYI- Making a paper festooning tutorial

This  is my very first attempt of making a photo tutorial:
How to Make A
Tissue Paper Festooning
materials needed
Two colors of tissue paper
unfold and hand press flat.

Fold in half

Fold in half again

Take string (I used kite string) 
Staple the side of tissue to enclose the string.
Cut all edges of folded paper.
Fold in half (this will make cutting take less time.)
cut the length of folded paper plus 2 inches more. 

Begin to cut up to your staple fold line. 
Here is the your festooning ready to fluff.
To fluff, separate and roll and fluff in your hands.

Pictured here is four lengths fluffed.
I tied all four lengths and made one long garland.

Here is the finished garland.
I am excited to add this decoration to my Academy Award Party on
Sunday, February 24

(more on that later)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saying goodbye to....

..the old 2012.

I sit here thinking about the 2012 and the many memories that were made.
I loved 2012. 
It was a year that was good to me and my family.

 2012 Christmas with the Fielding Family
Post Christmas with the Swenson family

2013 New Years with the Van Tassell Family

This Year-2103

To become more of an activist for women's right in developing countries.
This is how I participate:
1. Join groups that re involved with this activism.
2.  Read and be involved in Blogs and Facebook post's
 that deal with this subject matter.
3. Sign petitions and communicate to government that
are involved in making laws.
4. Listening to web-cast
5. Reading books that deal with the subject.
6. Talking to Friends and family about these issues.
 7. Emailing friends and family to give them
resources on how they can make a difference.

On the right side of my blog you can see what
 foundations and organizations I put my most effort into.

Wishing you the very best

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Winter sweaters

 If I could afford to buy my winter sweaters, it would be from 
(click here...Dale of Norway. 

Can you believe the beauty and artistry of these wool sweaters?
I love them all.

Winter Sweater
Wool to warm me
Comfort it gives me
Protection from the white winter.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 2013

Here we GO!

A full year ahead of: 


It's good to have something to blog about.

I am going to use this How Many Days in a Year calculator.

I am doing self help therapy when I blog.

on to my next post......

About Me

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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