Monthly Archives: November 2006

Medieval Mermaid happy dance

This one is for Mark, my DH, to hang in his office. I used the suggested thread from the pattern and the fabric is a hand dyed in 32 ct. Posted by Picasa


Visit to the Farm.

This weekend my mother and I went to visit her sister, my Aunt Sarah, in Gurdon, Arkansas. We also went out to visit where my grandfather’s farm used to be and placed flowers on my grandparents’ grave.

Pic #1 – even when everything has been torn down, nature takes over. Nandina bushes are growing everywhere, and the beautiful red berries are showing through.

Pic 2 – this is the chimney from the farmhouse. The farmhouse was torn down, but the chimney still stands.
Pic 3 – also still standing, despite being at least 100 years old, the log smokehouse. The door is still attached and all 4 walls are up even if the roof is starting to come down.
Pic 4- My mom is on the left and my Aunt Sarah is on the right (dear Aunt Sarah – I told you I was going to post it on the internet!).
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Shortwave Dahlia

Shortwave Dahlia played my sunroom 🙂

The Band Together

Mark, my husband, on bass

Paul on guitar

Jack on keyboards and singing

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For Adana

Dear Adana (anonymous poster) – I think you have the wrong Melanie. Apparently there are more than one of us. I do have a friend named Libby, but she’s not going to DC next week. Therefore I expect we will not meet anytime soon. Sorry bout that.

As for the post – if you want to be included in the pay it forward, I’ll need an email address please.


I’ve been reading about the “pay it forward” “random acts of kindness” in a number of blogs over the past couple of days, and decided to join in the fun. I signed up for one on English Elegance so now it is my turn to pay it forward.

The first five people who leave a comment on my blog, with their e-mail address, will receive a hand-crafted gift from me in the next 12 months. In return for signing up to receive a gift from me, your obligation is to make the same offer on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, then you can still participate but you’ll have to find a way to make the same offer to your friends 🙂

Halloween Pics

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Halloween Photos

My darling Mark:
And another of me.
We went to our traditional dinner at Jasmine and had the most wonderful thai food! I have a vegiterian birds nest with cashews and tofu and lots of veggies and Mark had a chicken birds nest. Posted by Picasa