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Start The New Year Right! Come Blog Reading With Me!
Submitted by Pam on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 02:23
Come Blog Reading With Me! Because I have neglected this little series far too long!
In an attempt to keep these posts a little shorter and sweeter this year, I have decided not to gather images from each blog post and write volumes about each blogger. It feels kinda strange. Let me know what you think! I am always open to suggestions!
We will start with crafty goodness!
Paper chains! My goodness - nothing new really - I vividly remember them on my neighbor's tree when I was six! Wasn't impressed! I can't believe they are still around and truth be told, I have never been fond of them. Until today that is!!!! Michele at Michele Made Me has used junk mail to take paper chains into a whole new dimension. For the first time I see how beautiful they can be! Don't miss Michele's brilliant holiday display!
I want to learn to carve - simple carving. Scandinavian style carving. And what should appear on Nissas Juleblog? A link to "Beginner's Carving Corner and Beyond"! There is even instruction for a three/five minute owl! Check out this site!!!
Lene at Dances with Wool began a quilt block a week project in October. And not any old ordinary quilt block project either! Her only rules: blocks are to be quite small - 9" x 10", she must make one block per week, and the design - any theme, design and technique that appeals at the moment! She just shared the first 13 blocks and a little of what inspired each one. Enchantment is what is to be found - and we all need a good dose of that frequently!
A delicious way to start the day!
Porridge with apple butter! A brain storm after visiting Nami Nami and finding this recipe for Buttered Apple Oatmeal Porridge. I don't particularly enjoy chunks of apple in my food but it just so happened I have a jar of the most delicious Apple Butter in my fridge - a gift from one of the best jam makers in the Pacific Northwest!
I made a bowl of oatmeal, added a bit of flax seed, sprinkled with brown sugar and swirled in apple butter! OMG. You just must give it a try!
Noticing the bowl of red berries in the picture that accompanied the recipe, I thought - Lingon berries! Added some. Heaven! I could have eaten 7 bowls!!!!
A couple thoughtful posts seem very important to share.
Bridget wrote a very inspiring little post on her blog The Matchbook - "Saying No To Make Room For Yes" ! But it isn't exactly what you might think!!! A very short post - it won't take much of your time and we can all benefit immensely from the message shared.
I have made no secret of how much I admire Abby Glassenberg (While She Naps) and how grateful I am to her for teaching me everything I know about making soft sculpture creatures. She makes it all seem so effortless! Well...! Read "How to Become an Expert"! And learn that talent is 5% brilliance and 95% perseverance!!!
I know I am going forward into the new year armed with some very good advice, the hope of learning new skills and looking forward to bowls of apple butter oatmeal to fuel the creative spirit!
What did you find here to spark your spirit?