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Sublimity, OR, United States
I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby. After 10 years I quit the day job to pursue my art as a full time passion.

17 August 2010

not the lazy days of summer for me

nope, I can't call this summer lazy by any means~ Hubby Jim and I fit the term "tweeners" to a tee. Taking care of both your adult kids and your parents. Jim's parens have had multiple health issues the last few months. Our son in law was very ill with ulcerative colitis and ended up with major surgery.  He is on the mend now and will make a full recovery. We have been babysitting our 2 little granddaughters a lot to help the family out, but I still manage to juggle the day job with my creative side for my website, but at times I feel stretched thin. Some things I had to let go--my cottage garden is in a state of "jungle" at the moment. I have this HUGE  Sally Holmes rose bush that is begging for a major deadheading. The guest room redo is waiting for me to finish, and our garage is stuffed with our son's belongings as he looks for another place land when college starts in the fall. But not complaining, life is good.
I thought today I would share some recent photos my daughter took (also her photographer) of these precious "midgets" as my other half lovingly refers them to. Sometimes they are also his "rug rats" LOL

Lynsie and Lilian 



LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Debbi...they are adorable!

I have been working like a madwoman getting ready for a show so I am poking my head in for a quick hello!


Nancy's Notes said...

Debbie, what precious and just adorable little ones!

Have a great day!


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Debbie,

So sorry to hear of your son-in-law's illness. Awe, poor thing. I hope he's feeling better soon. This summer here in central NJ has been an awful one. Heat and humidity is terrible, and hardly any rain at all. I can't wait for fall to arrive. Your little grandaughters are precious. I was blessed with three daughters, and now have 2 grandsons. Take care!


Anonymous said...

Precious Debbie and hope your SIL is all better now. Maybe your Fall will get back to normal...whatever that is. :)

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Debbi, your midget rugrats are just so cute!!!

I know how it is to take care of parents as we helped with both sets. Taking care of the grands was icing on the cake....


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Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Cute girls! You have been very busy! Remember to take time for yourself too!


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