Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Found

Sarah Lavinia Perkins Portrait from locket

I’d loved her name ever since I was a young girl…

 

Sarah Lavinia

…so romantic.  So lovely.  So very, very long ago….

Just a name on my pedigree chart.  My fourth great-grandmother.  Never an image to go with that beautiful name.

Until now.

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   While going through Ancestry.com for more information on the names I loved, a face emerged—a beautifully hand-painted face. 

My heart stopped…

Could it really be her?

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“Portrait painted for locket”, were the words written under her portrait.  The image was small, but perfect—and I was thrilled beyond belief!

And just to make sure that I never, ever lost Sarah Lavinia again--

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I put her in a locket of my very own. 

Found.  Found and loved….

Julie

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Life is Delicious

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I am definitely loving these long, summer days…

 

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Time to find joy in oh, so many things…food, family, childhood memories, friends, fun…

 

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…and nature in all of it’s busy, buzzy splendor~

 

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We never intended to be beekeepers, but beekeepers we apparently have become!

 

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Wishing you many happy summer days filled with unexpected joys!

Julie

Friday, August 1, 2014

Happiness

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Where do the days go?  Hard to believe it’s the first day of August already—what a full summer it’s been!
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I so enjoyed getting back up into my craft room this week to relax & make some messes…so good to feel inky, gluey & painty again!
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With all the busy-ness of the summer, it’s good to sit back, relax & take stock of all the good I have been given--all the wonderfulness of life. 

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And I am happy…

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And oh, so very grateful for it all.

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Wishing you many quiet, joy-filled moments…

Julie