Thursday, April 7, 2011

Weekly Thoughts and Goings On

How has everyone been doing this week? I've got to say that I'm very proud that I hit 100 followers and not only that but went past the 100 mark! I have also gotten several more followers through Networked Blogs! I want you all to know that you've definitely each been noticed by me.  Please don't forget the giveaway that's going on here on my blog. All you have to do is leave a comment  on my March 30th post and be a follower of my blog.

I've been very busy working on gourds this week. I'm trying to get a few pieces done for competition at the end of this month. Next week I plan on having a special blog along with a tutorial on Friday about making some special things with Creative Paperclay. I hope you will tune in to check it out.

This past Monday the hubby and I had to go to Springfield, MO to his endocrinologist appointment. (Diabetes doctor) While we were up there we went to Marshfield, MO to visit with some good friends Evelyn and Larry Hampton of Hampton's Greenhouse and Nursery. They have an amazing corn maze every year and they grow some terrfic pumpkins! Right now they've got all of their garden plants ready and waiting in their greenhouses. If you live anywhere near them you need to get your garden plants and flowers from them. Evelyn can definitely let you know exactly how to take care of them. You'll end up with some great vegetables, I guarantee it.

Next Friday will also be the last day to leave me a comment if you are a follower so don't let the date slip by.


Alrighty then folks! It's time to check up on all the wonderful things going on with the Artsy Bloggers group, so here's your list of terrific bloggers, go check them out:

Taz's Corner - Free-Mixed Media Tips and Techniques! Art Journals and More...
Laura shares tips from her secret stash of techniques and tricks!

Made by Nicole
If Nothing Ever Changed, There'd Be No Butterflies - this mixed-media art piece was made using the bits of paper trash acquired during the weekend.

Eileen Bergen-The Artful Crafter
Eileen made a necklace and earring set made from shells gathered on vacation and shares the directions.

Egg Carton Easter Bunny Crafts
A quick and easy Easter for the kids (and it uses up those extra egg cartons).

The Creative Dreamer
June is sharing a recipe for Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles...yum!

Barbara Moore(gourd)Whimsies
Weekly thoughts and goings on.

Beading Arts
Cyndi has a copy of a wonderful new book "Endless Sparkle" that she is just dying to give away!

Canvas Paper House- Part 2
Second part of the canvas paper house that Cherie is making for her Aunt.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a different hobby. I can see you have lots going on besides blogging also. I wanted to thank you for stopping by and visiting...and your your nice comment!

Kim said...

oooohhhhhh- I can't wait to see what you are going to do with paperclay! Hampton's sounds wonderful- it's too early for planting here in Minnesota but we did start some peppers inside :) Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Eileen Bergen said...

Aren't crafters the nicest people, Barbara?

You put out the call and, not only did you get to 100, but you increased your number of followers by over 10%!

Plus the best followers are the "sticky" ones: the ones who come and stay a while.

Shug said...

A very neat Hobby...I'm shug and I am visiting from over at Wsprsweeetly of Cottages...So glad I stopped by for a visit...Will be back!

Deneen said...

I never heard of paperclay and googled it and am interested to see what you come up with.

Eileen Bergen said...

Will this be gourds and paperclay? Paperclay is a neat medium. It's so versatile.

A Creative Dream... said...

So nice to see you met the 100 (especially since I could be number 100)!!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Barbara,
Oh how exciting that you've been making your gourds for the show--All of the ones in your header are totally spectacular!!
Best of luck on your trip and I hope that all goes well for Leroy...
Sending (((hugs))) your way,

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

I love your work!!!thank you for stopping by and for such a sweet comment