Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday blog love

Little by little, baby steps, one step at a time, I'm gaining strength. (Now if my jaw would just release and unlock! Sheesh, so depressing!) Last Thursday I went grocery shopping with my husband - first time in weeks - he's been having to do it all himself. We went to this ginormous Whole Foods in Venice and there was a lot of walking back and forth (and back and forth again!) Saturday hubs drove me to the needlework store (yippie skippie!) and to Michael's - the needlework store clerk loves to talk and she really put me to the test. And Sunday, yesterday, we went out for breakfast at the Farmer's Market and to the bookstore. Everything pooped me out but I'm none the worse today. Hurray hurrah!

Thought I'd do Monday blog love a little differently today ... with commentary. ;)

Gnome Sweet Gnome

The charming blogs, Creative Breathing and Paula's Palace of AltAred Art,
are having a Gnome Party. Pull up a toadstool and join the fun!

Creative Breathing
Paula's Palace of AltAred Art

And there's also a blog all about gnomes:
Better Gnomes and Garden
Check out the gnome habitat ornament tutorial they link to at My Paper Crane:
Gnome Habitat Ornament at My Paper Crane blog
Also the mini-cone gnome tutorial at Lune Vintage blog:
Mini Cone Gnome

Be Mine

The adorable mom and daughter team, Twyla and Lindsey of Two Crazy Crafters, are having a vintage valentine celebration, called Bella Vintage Valentine. Run over and be charmed!

Bella Vintage Valentine at Two Crazy Crafters

Where blogs and magazines meet

Did you read the exciting news? The wonderful Olivia Kanaley, of A Field Journal blog, is now part of the Victoria Magazine team as their 2010, Artist in Residence.

Enjoy her gorgeous blog, A Field Journal.

A Family Affair

The sisters of much beloved bloggers Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy and Jennifer Murphy of And other silly things, have their own beautiful blogs.

Alicia's Sis, Julie may be found at Under the Tulip Tree.
Jennifer's Sis, Kindra may be found at kindra is here.

The meaning of life

Thank you to Pam of yoborobo for the introduction to the haunting and life affirming blog, Circling My Head. A blog of family and friends. A blog of grace and gratitude. A blog of art with a chorus of healing angels.

Circling My Head


  1. There is so much fun afoot in the blog world right now. Thank you for drawing it all together here and thank you for including us! I am loving all the gnome love. They are such a charming legend. Glad you are gaining strength. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

  2. Hi Twyla!
    My pleasure, you're so very welcome. I'm loving all of the wonderful images you're sharing. You are so generous with your time and your heart and you are so very dear. Wishing you the loveliest of Valentine's Days!
    Happy Tuesday! :)

  3. Thank you so much for the Better Gnomes and Garden link - so cute!

  4. Hi Elizabeth! You're very welcome and I just found another one that showcases vintage gnome and mushroom cards ... see Toadstool Tuesday above for Gnomes and Mushrooms.
    I'm so glad that you and Paula hit upon this gnome fun, I'm enjoying it so much!