Jill Marcott-McCall

Jill Marcott-McCall
Feathers & Flight

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Friday, December 31, 2010

~A Brand New Year for us All~


We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce~
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 (Photograph by Daniel Cadieux)

We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one.
~John Greenleaf Whittier~
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For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
 ~T.S. Eliot~
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Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.
~Sydney Smith~
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And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown. And he replied: Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way.
~ Minnie L. Haskins~
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A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
 ~Edgar A. Guest~
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In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.
~Irish toast ~

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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
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Just Above,
the Winter White Badge is my Gift to you 
for this Brand New Year! 
Just Right Click and Save to your Computer if you would Like to have it!I Have Formatted her to 
Fit a 220Width Side Bar.
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It is a Brand New Year for us all! 
I Love What Edith Lovejoy Pierce said and it Bares Repeating:
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. 
We are going to put words on them ourselves. 
The book is called "Opportunity" 
and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

Thank You Debra of Common Ground 
or Providing us another 
Wonderful Opportunity to Share!
You are Always so Very Generous!
Thank You Again and I Look forward more
Vintage Inspiration Fridays!

~*~
My Hope for us all is that we Find 
Many Blessing  and  Peace 
in the Coming New Year.
That our Creative Muses visit us often 
and Provide us with the Gift of Joy and Creativity !

Monday, December 27, 2010

~Winter White~

 ~Winter White~
I Hope everyone had a Wonderful Christmas and are
Enjoying A little More Relaxing Time!
I was Blessed to have my Whole Family here for the Holidays!
My Family from Alaska was here and now we have two Little Sweetpeas to join us in the Wonder of  Christmas. Leah who is 1 1/2 and Emma who was just Born and the End of October.There is nothing like have Little Ones around! They bring us all such Joy and and Happiness!

 I used quite a Few Components from 
Karen of the Graphics Fairy 
this time to make a Layered Effect. 
The Cabinet Card under the Vintage Photo
The Sweet Girl is a Lovely image 
from Blanca at Magic Moonlight Studios
The Lacy edge under the Window is actually a  
Victorian Christmas Card 
Image from the Graphics Fairy!
I just loved how it Looks! I have used it in Several Pieces. 
The Window is from from Scrap Girls.  
And the French Letter with Stamp is Beautiful!
Thank You Karen for Sharing your Time and Being such a 
Wonderful Hostess to us on Brag Monday!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

~Christmas Inspiration~


 ~Merry Christmas~
 ~Welcome Dear Friends to my Home! 
It might seem Silly but I really Enjoy Decorating for Everyone at this time of year. It is something I can Give to the People I Love and Care about. Making Warm  Memories for us all. It Makes me Happy to be able to Share with you, My Wonderful Blogging Family too!
(Well..Ok..I Enjoy the Decorations too!)
 
 ~Welcome to My Porch~
~Come Inside where its Warm~



~The Photograph above is my Grandparents Wedding Picture.in 1928~
 ~I Love Birds & Bird Houses! I Just can't Help Myself!~
 ~More ~Birds ~Birds ~Birds !~
 "~ Birds~ Birds~ Bir............ OK Who did This? 
And What Happened to His Eye???"
"Don't Look at Me....."
 "Aaaa...I was Sleeping.. Yeah! I Was Sleeping!"
 " You Might want to Talk to Cody though. I think I saw some Feathers Hanging out of his Mouth. As a Matter of Fact I DID see Feathers Hanging out of his Mouth! Get Him into Trouble!" 
"Rah Row! (Translation: Hello!)
 You Want to Be My Friend?"
~Did  I tell you I Love Angels too!~

 ~Hark the Herald Angels Sing! 
Glory to the New Born King!~

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

Thank You Debra for Graciously Hosting us on 
Vintage Inspiration Friday! You are so Kind to Give us a Place where We can all Share our Creative Hearts and Spirit!

 ~May you all Find Peace and Joy during this Christmas Season~

Thursday, December 16, 2010

~La Periode de Noel~

 ~La Periode de Noel~
The Christmas Season

Christmas is soon to be Here! I hope this finds you all Ready and in Good Christmas Cheer ! Well..OK..Almost Ready or... Not Even Almost Ready, Like Me!!

My Father was the Christmas Tree Decorator in our House. Every Ornament was Places with care. And the Tinsel....Well he would spend an Hour or more Painstaking hanging one strand at a time. (It was the Old Lead Tinsel too! Its a Wonder we Don't have Tails! Lol) My Brother Jay and I Wanted to Help but I think my Dad Really Enjoyed doing it.This Burly Carpenter with Callused Hands found this Exercise of Creativity, Relaxing. One Christmas Dad told Jay and I that we could Help! We were Sooo Excited ! He actually let us Hang the Tinsel too!And when Jay and I were Finished..He Told us that we did 
a Really Good Job! 
Jay and I were so Proud, we were Beaming! 
I think that was the Beginning of my Love for Decorating. Much to my Husbands Dismay! Lol!
 


Below is a Christmas Card I Made. It is my  Gift to you if you so Choose! Just Right Click and save to you computer.

Thank You Debra of A Common Ground once again, 
for Being our Gracious Hostess for 
Vintage Inspiration Friday!  
And a Great Big Thank You to Karen of the Graphics Fairy for 
Being our Gracious Hostess
For Brag Mondays!
Many Blessing to you all and your Families 
During Christmas and the Coming New Year!

~ From Home to home, and heart to heart,
from one place to another. 
The warmth and joy of Christmas, 
brings us closer to each other. ~
                                                                                                               ~Emily Matthews~

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

~A Sweet Bliss Angel Arrived in the Mail~


Bliss Angels
~Wendy ~
Look what came in the Mail from My Friend 
Wendy of Bliss Angels!
These Sweet tags were such a 
Wonderful Surprise! 
Thank you so Much Wendy!
How did you Know that "Sweetpea" is the 
Endearment  I call My Children and other Little Sweet Faces.
This is so very Special to me! Thank you!
Please stop by her Blog and say Hello!

I am So Grateful for the 
Most Wonderful Friendships I Have Made in the Land of Blog! 
Joanne from Vintage Dragonfly said it so Well when she spoke of the Generosity and Kindness and Support of the  Blogging Community.
It is my Little Piece of Heaven to Visit Someone and see what Beautiful Piece  They have just Made. Pictures they Share of their Families and Loved ones. Or the Funny Story that they tell on Themselves. 
Or the Beautiful Prose they Share with us. 
And all of the Sweet Encouraging Comments.. They Mean so Much!
It Truly is a Circle of  Good Friends 
that I am Most Grateful for.


I Know I am a Bit of a Pollyanna ...
But you Know what...That's one of the Goofy things 
I Like Most about Myself.
Have a Happy Tuesday!

Monday, December 13, 2010

~Joyeux Noel~

~Joyeux Noel~
My Christmas Card to You!

My Wish For You is that your Home  Always be Filled with  Family, Friends and People you Love .That you Find Joy and Happiness  and Good Health in the coming Year. Also that the Wonder and Magic of Christmas  Remains in Your Hearts Always.

Just Above is a  Early Christmas Gift From me
to you!  Enjoy !
(Just Right Click and Save. Be sure to enlarge it 1st )
Merry Christmas to you all, my Sweet Friends!

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