Some would say that our weather today is weather that only a duck would love. There is a chill in the air and it has been raining for most of the day. I think it is nice to have these kind of days on occasion. We have had such a dry Summer here in Pittsburgh. When you walk across my lawn it actually crunches. Today I welcome this rain. I welcome the nourishment it will bring to my poor dry lawn and gardens. I welcome the chance to stay indoors with a nice hot cup of tea and a good magazine. I welcome the time I will have to stay in my studio and play with my new Cricut machine. I have several projects that need completed with in the next week. Today's weather will allow me to get a good head start. But before I go I wanted to share with you all this little duck banner that I created to help Drew celebrate his first birthday. (it kind of goes with the theme of the day)
I sure do love this new Cricut machine of mine. Well I am off to "play Cricut" Hope you all are having a perfect day.
****NOTE**** It is a little hard to capture the whole banner in one photo. If you click on the photos they will enlarge so that you can get a better view :)
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.