Hello Winter People (remember that's you, the very deepest and nicest sort of person)! Today Thomas A Kempis has some very good words (found in my A Diary of Prayer by Elizabeth Goudge).
"Thou brightness of eternal glory, thou comforter of the pilgrim soul, with thee is my tongue without voice, and my very silence speaketh unto Thee. Come, oh, come; for without Thee I shall have no joyful day or hour; for Thou art my joy, and without thee my table is empty, Praise and glory be unto Thee; let my mouth, my soul, and all creatures together, praise and bless Thee." Now THOSE are good words, right? I feel stronger now!
My friend Debbie at Artful Aspirations and I actually met each other (don't you love it when this can happen?) We met up when she was traveling in Colorado (she's from Georgia). We went to a restaurant in Golden, Colorado (LOVELY little mountain town) and had tea and supper. It was wonderful. We could have talked all night long, I think. Just recently, Debbie sent me two books from her vast collection. This little book about a shrew (with clothes and a cool bed, I might add) is just my style! Aren't the pictures adorable? No words, just pictures.
She also sent me Faith Baldwin's book below. It was published the year I was born. I love to read what thoughtful people were pondering when I was a baby. Faith was a friend of guess who? Gladys Taber! VERY cool! Thank you, Debbie! You are wonderful!
Remember the art exchange that Lisa (Backwoods Crazy Quilt and Pen and Ink and Maybe Some Paint) and I had last summer? We mailed our artwork back and forth to each other. Well, she sent me the sweetest things the other day. Look!
Painted bookmarks. LOVE!
My own little sketchbook! I can't wait to sketch in it.
Sorry to bounce around so much (it's what I do, my custom) but THIS is Miss Bug's third birthday! It's such a short time ago that she was buckled in her pink car seat, looking so thoughtful! Now she's a big girl! Her mama is taking her out to lunch today, all by herself. Then she'll get to do a little birthday shopping. Sounds FUN! Happy Birthday, Missy!
Hold out hope, my friends! Soon spring will be upon us in all her green glory. It IS the heart month after all. I thought you might like a piece of this pink cake I made a long time ago? Want some? I wish you pink today, and a heart or two, AND a whole lot of joy and bounce in your precious day! Smooch!