A few 'versitile' bits about me via the snaps that have been lingering on my camera.
I end up with a few shots like this from time to time. Yes, this is Mr. Happy's hand. Funny, no?
The mister took me to the Daniel Ninham Intertribal Pow Wow. The snap I'm sharing shows the Ninham Mountain Singers in the middle of an upbeat song while the Red Storm Drum and Dance Troupe danced with true zeal.
I admit that I don't know a lot about the Wappinger Indians of the Hudson Valley, but I know the event left me energized, moved, passionate, and ready to embrace anything. One of my favorite parts about their advertising was the part about "Absolutely no ... Negativity on grounds." And, "All drums welcome."
Now that's happiness!
Hard to tell if this is Katie or Sammy, isn't it?
It's Sammy. When she sees the camera come out, she sticks her nose right up to it.
A little candle I have on my desk at the moment. Re-filled with a pumpkin spice scented tealight.
I am attempting to make a skirt for myself. Without a real pattern. It's getting interesting. More to come.
I am still so amazed by all the mushrooms that have popped up again from the rain we have had over the last three weeks. This one (many?) is growing from the side of a tree at about my height.
And it's so spiky!
Katie posing for me on a recent hike.
Sammy trying to get into the action. She blinked. But it really looks like she is going to fall asleep.
And Spoonflower recently had a free sample day... so I took the plunge to upload my fabric design and ordered my very own free sample. So... so... so... magical to see one of my designs translated to fabric.
May I also thank you each of you who voted for me in the Connecting Threads design contest! Thank you!!
As of this morning I exceeded 350 votes --- well beyond my wildest dream! I don't think I have enough to get to round two, but I have really learned so much from this experience and I can feel the design fire burning strong!
Won't be my last attempt at this; I promise!
Last order of business is to nominate a few blogs for the Versatile Blogger Award:
<3 Lucy from Craftberry Bush who comes up with imagination capturing and... well... versatile crafting projects -- meaning there are so many applications for her creations! Added bonus... her pictures are incredible!!
<3 MJ from Wander Wonder Discover who never fails to write beautiful and inspiring posts that make me reflect on my own day. Plus she finds the best quotes and books!
<3 Betsy at My Five Men who always finds the time to remember the little things that make her smile. She reminds me to keep up my own practice of remembering that happy can come in any package! And you have to see her post today... you'll laugh, I sure did!
There you have it! Ladies, play along if you like. Even if you don't I hope a few new friends go your way and get to share in your journey as I have.
As the rest of us make the mad dash for the long weekend, I hope you are smiling at the little things and laughing often!