sunsets on the flathead ~ a time of abundance

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happy… happy sunday folks ~here are just a few favorite images from the lake… time well spent…  lovely, serene, quiet, wild and beautiful all at the same time.late evening swims, taking in the sun changing the clouds moment by moment. all ~ precious moments.thank you Father God for ~soft, lapping waterwild wavespine in the airhappy voicesbookssharingcloudslampostsworn woodwater to dip toes …

dear heart vacation at flathead lake ~

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hi friends ~ a few highlights of heart time spent at the lake with sweet friends… of course, we bring {just a few} projects along… because that’s what our hearts love to do ~ spending precious time together, laughing, creating, reading and relaxing… conversations about our faith walk, and learning to wade deeper into a life of grace… on every level… hopefully. …

being still ~ flathead lake

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hi friends ~there just seems to be something special about water, isn’t there?   i wonder if {in part} that’s why Jesus approached the disciples when they were fishing out in the ocean?  and  about peter…  our girl’s get-away at flathead lake earlier this summer was a season of growth.  a season of seven days ~ for seven women. friendship old and …

the sweets…the sweetest, and the sweeter ~

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hello and good summery august day to ya!well our week “at the cabin” was filled with special, hilarious {and very silly}… and yet, refreshing, laughter! this girl here… she makes me belly laugh!  my darling friend, miss christy… she makes me laugh so much, and so hard, that my tummy hurts!!! what a special treat it was to have her …

the mission mountains in a montana day of may ~

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hi there!  that’s a mouthful for a title, huh?  and it truly was a spectacular day, and weekend, in the western part of montana, lakeside at the flathead on finley point.   celebrating this bride-to-be’s birthday.  making plans.  and making coffee.  {see the post on rachel and weston ~ i took the engagement photos december 2013} i planned the menu. …

Decorating Journals ~

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What do you do on a stormy, rainy, super windy day at the lake?   You bring on the CRAFTS of course!  … and your journal! Annette’s Journal Cover and better yet – decorate your journal!  And enJOY the day … drawing, giggling… creating ~ together with your girlfriends!   “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Journals!” Katies Journal Cover   And her …

The Story Behind The Stitch ~ The Flathead Art Quilt

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My maternal grandmother, Ila Kossel grew up in Western Montana, on the Flathead River, near Kalispell, where her folks cleared the 60 acres there and established a homestead for farming wheat. “The Flathead” Contemporary Landscape Art Quilt For many summers, I would pack up my two young boys, and we’d travel the 340 miles to go to the family farm …

Wild Flowers at Sunset

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Simple pleasures.  Wild flowers in a plain, clear, drinking glass. Soaking in the last rays of the sun before it dips down below the mountains. Playing with my new camera’s settings…  these should make for some great sketchings in thread, and perhaps a new pattern or two?  What do you think? Just a few sweet summer remembrances from our time …