May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Sunday, July 29, 2018

A Family Story

Once upon a time, my mother was young, single, fun-loving and serving as a WAVE in the US Navy in Washington, D.C. Some of that fun turned out to be an unexpected pregnancy.  There is quite the story to go with this but for now, I'll just show some pictures of a happy family reunion.  My mom put the baby up for adoption and 73 years later, he found us.  This is a miracle for sure and it is basically thanks to DNA.  We were able to meet together in San Diego this past June. Here are some pictures.  Story to be added later. 
Me and my new found brother, Michael Rowe

Ruth Mattern Callaway's three sons, Charlie, Bill and Mike

Four of the five siblings.  Missing Cindy

Visiting Mom's internment site at Fort Rosecrans National
Cemetery in Point Loma, California

Mike, Leslie and Jon atop Mt. Helix in La Mesa, California

Mike wanted to visit a California Winery so we went to 
Callaway Vineyards of course

Our brother Mike.  He said "I was once an only child and 
now I have a family."

I Am A Developing Artist

Thanks to having taken a class at Craft Napa in January 2018, I have expanded my creative horizons.  I am now dabbling with quilt art, fused quilt art, lettering, card making, stamping, embossing, art name it.  Conventional quilting has been on the back burner lately but still holds my heart and interest.  It is so exciting and liberating to try new things.
The finished project from the Personal Symbols class.  My 
word was "Grace" and I used the theme of "three" to represent
the trinity.

One small project using my "new to me" Cricut Machine.  

Getting organized.  Now I know I am getting serious about this
new crafting opportunity.

Art Journaling needs pens and water colors and 
paints.  Really enjoying this. 

A basket full of die-cut goodies to play with 
and enjoy.  
Thanks to the wonder of the internet, I have bid on
and won several cartridges for the Cricut.  I think I 
am seriously hooked on least for now. 
A place to practice becoming an artist.  My teacher at 
Craft Napa, Deborah Broschart, said that we are all
Developing Artists.