Wagon Wheel

As card makers, we are able to capture a memory that will last; my card today does just that.  Three years ago, my husband and I moved cross-country from the Pacific Northwest to North Carolina to be closer to our family after we had lost our youngest daughter to breast cancer.  When my dear friend, Els (van de Burgt) found out, she told me of this song by Darius Rucker entitled Wagon Wheel.  “A must to listen to!”


The lyrics start out…

“Heading down south to the land of the pines

I’m thumbing my way into North Carolina

Staring up the road and pray to God I see headlights

I made it down the coast in seventeen hours

Picking me a bouquet of dogwood flowers

And I’m a-hopin for Raleigh, I can see my baby tonight”

Well, with our car packed up, including our Ragdoll, Rosie, we headed to this land of the pines to build a home and set down roots.  Every time we crossed into another state, we played this song.


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Thankful for Friends…

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, Thanksgiving started at the crack of dawn in the kitchen with my mother (a wonderful cook). While preparing the dinner for our large family, we had plenty of time to reflect on all of the things we were thankful for. Today, I still use this time to reflect – especially now that the holidays are quickly approaching.

No matter where we have lived in the US, friends have always been important to me. And so, it was with friendship in mind that I created a card to honor them today. We tend to rush by Thanksgiving to prepare for Christmas, but I encourage you to take time and count your blessings. Let friends know you are thinking of them.

Let’s get started…

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