LIFE IS JUST SO FULL OF COOL STUFF!
As a Christian I try to value and enjoy every day! I run and write about my Etsy shops; Leaning on the Promises, Hand Painted Canes and Measure Me Charts. I also write about my life on my farm, my love of nature and anything else that strikes my fancy!
For those not in the know, to KIP is to Knit In Public!
About a month ago a good friend came to visit us and treated my hubby, my daughter and me to day at Great Adventure. We live just about 45 minutes away but I hardly ever go. My DH and DD go every year to the Boy Scouts annual Camperee there.
So, anyway, I thought I'd share my day with you! This is what greets you in parking lot! This coaster is called, "Batman"
( See the itty bitty people all hanging upside down?
And here I am, happily KIPping away, waiting for my crazy family to make it safely back to the ground again. It wasn't too many years ago I was a major roller coaster fan myself. Now it's nice to say, " If I never ride another roller coaster it's OK with me!
Ah! The dolphin show. (Where they do not teach the dolphins to do tricks. but to enhance their natural behaviors.)
(Double your pleasure,
double your fun!)
Notice the amazing
horizontal flying dolphin!
All that cool blue water. And I sat there in the hot,hot sun with nairy
a drop to drink.
While my brood went off in search of the next breath snatching excitement, I took the Sky Way to meet them at the other end of the park.
Hallloooooo out there!
I caught a couple of minutes before the tiger show started to add an inch or two to the sweater I've been working on.
The tigers in this show are not trained to do tricks. They are trained in ways that enhance their natural behaviors.
Up there is a Siberian Tiger^.
To the left is a "Butterscotch Tiger" even more rare than most.
Great Adventure has a great breeding program. They've been very successful helping to make little baby tigers.
Contrary to popular belief, not all cats hate the water! Tigers just love it!
Boy! What an exhausting day! KIPping all that way from one side of 6 Flags Great Adventure to the other!
Yesterday's big event was taking a supply of my hand painted tiles and blank note cards to an adorable little floral shop called, Skye Design Florist. They are also a gift boutique and have put the items I brought to them on display, on consignment. The terms are very go
Until 3 years ago, this little clapboard cottage was a bait and tackle shop. It sits on a busy thoroughfare, right close by the marinas.
Fishermen would walk from the marina side to buy their moss bunker for the "chum" pots, used as bait.
Well, my friend Becky bought the shop and started doo-dahing it up. But the fishermen came back, after the winter season, and were so dissapointed that the bait shop was gone, that she decided to install a freezer at the back of the shop and keeps it filled with bunker, spearing, shrimp and squid!
Now the fishermen are happy! And she's happy, and I'm happy!
I know this is rather a rhetorical question, but, did you have summer this year?
We here, on the east coast, seem to have been doing something else when summer slipped by.
I hear that in the far west summer has been brutal. I am truly sorry to hear that. Once when I was out in New Mexico for 3 weeks there was a heat wave with temps over 100 for several days. But the thing is, I didn't find it awful. With somewhere around 10% humidity it was practically like Heaven! Not exactly, but still.....
So, my point is, I'm really kind of glad that summer passed us by. I'm really getting excited about autumn and winter! January is my favorite month!
Here's a sample of the winter line of tile coasters and trivets I've been working on.
My nane is Judy and I've been a christian for more than 3/4 of my life. I believe in redemption through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, that God, the Spirit lives in me and gives me the power to do His will and to live a joyful life.
I have a Godly husband, a grown son and daughter.
I live on a farm with 3 goats, 2 chickens, 2 horses, a cat, a dog and a python.
I am an artist and a singer. I was a full time stay at home mom, the hardest job you'll ever love!
I have two handmade shops on Etsy.
Leaning on the Promises
www.leaningonthepromises.etsy.com (Hand Painted Walking Canes)
Beaver Creek Pottery
and an Etsy shop for selling Vintage and Antiques.
Jersey Pine Pickers
I post about my relationship with God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, about the things He teaches me, delights me with and how He uses me.