Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Counting Our Blessings - Link Up

Time to count our blessings - one by one! Won't you join me?

174.  I'm so thankful and blessed by so many of you that come by my blog and link up on this day! I know it takes time to come by and read my blog and then comment and/or link up. I'm very grateful for your participation and your faithfulness to read my blog!

175.  I spent several days in my studio this past week. I have made the decision to drive over to my studio, despite the fact that it's only a few hundred yards away from my house. The problem is that there is no sidewalk over to my studio and, with all the weeds, I have been very concerned about walking on the uneven ground and it kept me from my studio. Finally, I realized it was okay to drive over to it. Sure, it makes me feel a little odd, but the point is to get out there and work, so who cares? I'm blessed to be able to work out in my studio again!

176. I worked on some holiday projects this week and my first project is this cute, little ornament bell.

I painted it in 50's type colors with touches of pearlized pink paint. It really does ring when you move it and it will be a cute addition to my tree this year. I think I got this at Michael's after Christmas one year, but I really can't remember. I do a lot of my Christmas shopping after Christmas to get in on the good deals and then I have things to work on for the next year. I love a good bargain and it's fun to have these things on hand when I'm ready to paint for the holidays. Such a blessing!

177. Here's my next project that I made for Christmas. 

Aren't they one of the cutest couples you've ever seen? Again, I used some light blue pearlized color on the snowflakes to really make them pop. I don't know if that really shows up in the picture, but in real life, it really shows up. I just love these little snow people and I'm sure I'll keep it out even after Christmas is over for the winter months. They just bless me so much with their cute, little faces!

178. The weather is quite cool now and I find that to be such a blessing! Even though my arthritis acts up more, I still love it. I love wearing my warm jammies, seeing the trees turning all the beautiful colors, and not having the air conditioning on! I love that God created the four seasons and blessed us with seeing all His amazing creation in it's different glory!

Thank you for linking up and sharing your own blessings. You can grab a button from the "Grab A Button" page at the top. I can't wait to come by and read your blogs!

Blessings - Julie


  1. You are SO talented! The ornaments are gorgeous! I really admire people's artistic talents for I have none :) What a blessing to see them, though I have to admit, seeing Christmas ornaments took me by surprise :) I am still struggling with fall :) Thank you so much for your lovely words and beautiful site. It reflects your gentle nature. You are blessed and you are blessing us in turn, for which I am most grateful.


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