Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Precious Birthday Present

My sister is a skilled stained glass artist.  She gave me this beautiful piece for my birthday this month. We got it hung yesterday in my studio. 

This is an awesome and beautiful reminder everyday of the sacrifice our Savior made for each and everyone of us.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Camping at Lake Whitney

It's a beautiful time of the year to go camping in Texas. We spent the two most perfect weeks on the edge of the Hill Country. The leaves were beginning to turn and the weather was perfect.

Lake Whitney was so still and peaceful. It's such a large lake. I would love to have a pic of the dam but access was not good at that time of day.

It was much too nice to be inside working on my wild-haired women dolls, so I took all the trappings outside to the picnic table.

The Hill County Courthouse in Hillsboro is one of the many, many beautiful courthouses in Texas. We took a trip to see it as well as some of the antique stores around the square. In 1958 I spent one summer working for the USDA in Hillsboro. A lot has changed since then. Even this courthouse has been restored after a terrible fire destroyed most of it back in the 1970's or 80's.