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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Whacky Wednesday

Whacky weather we are having!!

We have had those loooooooooong drawn out rolls of thunder, and I just have to smile.

Yep, that is whacky, huh!

It reminds me of my Daddy’s sister, Aunt Lattie, who would say the “tater wagons are rolling.”  Daddy would smile each time he said that, and of course, then I would be smiling.  I often wondered if she learned that phrase from her mother.  I know so little of their mother since she died when Daddy was 22 months old.

Another whacky thing that brings smiles to me, is my friends.  Yes, most of them are CRA CRA…I guess birds of a feather…

I have been way too long in getting my THANK YOUs posted, and I am ashamed, but life has been happening quite a bit, lately…

OR as I have been telling my friends: I am thinking of starting an on-line class on the finer points of Procrastination…I haven’t decided yet if I will do it, I’m just thinking about it and well, I will let you know what I decide, when I decide, and if I decide, but you will be the first to know, I think…maybe…hmmmm….I don’t know…oh, look…a shiny, sparkly SQUIRREL!!  =)

The first item I want to share is a jar painted by my friend, Crystal of Backwoods Artist.  I happened to be awake, still, one morning when she asked who was awake. I answered ME…and because of that, I was rewarded with this awesome painted jar!  HOW COOL IS THAT?  Be sure to ask to join her group, where she sells her painted wares…

Next, a real surprise came from my sweet friend, Maria!  She has had her hands full being a caregiver, and for her to find the time to send me this awesome bowl with a hand painted Santa (design by Prudy Vannier), candy (I have no clue WHERE the candy went) and 2 big ole dog bones for DA BOY from one of his Aunties…oh, and paintbrushes--lots of my favorite filberts! WELL, I am blown away!  What a gift Maria is to this world…

Next, another awesome friend, Sheila, sent me these sheepies to paint…I love to paint sheepies, and she knows it!  Sheila is multi-gifted and is one of the best scroll saw cutters.  I can’t wait to design something extra special to go into these lovely sheep.  If you need some small wooden pieces cut, Sheila is your gal....she sent 6 of the small  ones! 

This last gift is very special, too.  It came from my friend across the Pond, Karen.  Karen is one of the best photographers and her gifts don’t stop there…painting, clay, and well, she has a daughter with a beautiful name!  =)  She saw these napkins and thought about Charcoal.  I am going to decoupage them onto a surface as soon as I can find one that I think will fit…hmmm….might have to draw a puppy shape for it!  AND then, these beautiful charms of pictures she took of the alliums in her garden…and THEN…this adorable card with the tiniest, cutest little mouse EVER…I am at a loss for words!! Oh, her page is Little Tinkers.

These are, yet, another example of what I have gained from painting~~friends from all over the world.  HOW WHACKY awesome is that!  These are people I have never met, and possibly, never will, but I consider them to be friends. 

THIS is one of the many positives I have found about facebook.  We are all drawn together by our love of life, our crafts, our beliefs (sometimes these are challenging, but what good doesn’t have a few challenges), our desire to give a little bit of ourselves to get to know others…Hey, as I say, you find what you are looking to find!  I had no idea what FB was, but I cannot express the joy I feel in finding so many “good eggs”. 

Thank you, my friends…I am once again humbled that you would take your time and money to send me these gifts as a reflection of who you are~~AWESOME PEOPLE!  I hope to live my life as a reflection of your goodness and to be reminded that I must pass this love and unselfishness on to someone else, so they can feel this way, too…See what you have started!  HOW WHACKY!  LOL

Again…I am blessed…May you FIND your blessings and yes, miracles, all around you each day…~charlotte ♡


  1. Charlotte you are such an amazing woman and friend. I am so lucky to have met you and I thank God everyday for the special friends I have made. I live you lady...

  2. Beautiful gifts of love. Be safe you two, I worry about those storms you are having.


    1. Thanks...Charcoal sleeps right through them until a huge clap of lightening...lol

      Well are ok...lots of lightening and rain! Yowzers...

  3. So glad the POSTIE came bearing gifts and smiles ! Hugs!


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. In case you haven't been told, you are loved!~~charlotte♡