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Monday, October 05, 2015

I live in the beautiful state of Oregon.
This last week we had a terrible senseless mass killing in Roseburg.
Roseburg is south of Salem, about 170 miles.
The first craft show I do every year is in Roseburg.
as I watched the announcer's on TV, one couldn't help but see the beautiful background . It's a beautiful country, tranquil and very friendly. Now it's suffering, we all are suffering.
It hit me very hard. I had a few rough days. Finally had to turn off the TV and try to leave it behind me.
I know we can't change everything but what can be done I will work toward making our country safer.
I won't talk about my actions on Spark, it's not the place.
We all have to stand up for our beliefs.

I had planned to blog the day the shooting happened.
Had gone to Value Village and got 18 leather, suede coats, jackets for $38.00.
All different colors, blues, turquoise, red, orange, brown, gray, black.
I recycle the leather for small bags, key chains, bracelets, different leather items.
Sometimes I find a jacket that I keep to ware. I love leather and suede.
After I turned on TV and saw the news, I couldn't blog or do anything.

Saturday I went to the produce stand and bought my weeks veggies.
A beautiful butternut squash. Fresh string beans. 4 just picked ears of corn. Red and green peppers. Honey Crisp and Johnna gold apples. 2 lbs of the best tomatoes. All these items are local grown. Also picked up 3 avocados', from California.
Here's a picture of the local produce.

Over the weekend, fresh corn on the cob, grilled with lime butter. Pot of string beans with new potatoes and Italian sausage. The apples were so tasty, need to go back and buy more.

I started a crock pot of Moroccan Chicken, a Jamie Oliver recipe, before leaving for park with Titan. Came home to the yummiest smelling house. This will be lunch with rice.
I had Greek kabobs, another Jamie Oliver recipe, for breakfast.
I don't believe in breakfast foods for my breakfast. I eat all foods , at all hours.

I have a craft show this weekend. It's an outdoor show, last for the year. I have other shows coming up, but all inside. Lucky the weather continues to be nice.
Plan to make more new pieces. Here's a couple of my latest creations.

Well it's after 12:00 if I'm going to get anything done time is fleeting. My most productive time is mornings till about 3:00, then it's all over.
I used to be a night person, but at some point in the last few years, I changed.
Up early, bed early. Is that old age.
I used to wonder how the older people ate dinner at the early bird specials, 4:30 to 5:30. Then to bed by 9:00.
My gosh I ate at 9:00 or 10:00 pm. Went out after till 2 or 3am. Slept about 4 hours, went to work and did it all over again. That had to be a different lifetime.

Hope the Fall has been good.
If you've been caught in the fire or flood area, please stay safe. Wish the best for all in disaster zones.

Spark on.
Peace and Love
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    You do beautiful work.
    1943 days ago
  • QTEALADY20031
    Tisha, I just now saw your blog. These senseless Killings have got to stop. Another is all these floods and damage to homes, etc. It seems like everyday that something drastic is going on. Wow, you really did well with all the jackets. I like suede and leather. Smart idea for bags. Your jewelry is very pretty and different. emoticon June
    1995 days ago
    Hi, Tisha. I didn't see your blog earlier. I think I was in the midst of some things with my Mom at the time. Anyway, have been thinking of you for other reasons, but glad to read your blog here. Great idea to buy those leather/suede items for such a great price. Nothing like that in our part of the country. I'm hear you on the shootings. I am praying!! I may send you a SparkMail about a question I have. Love, Jeannie
    2000 days ago
    I am very upset that these mass killings are becoming so commonplace and nothing is done to stop them.

    That is a really good deal on all of those coats.

    I love fresh produce too. So pretty and tasty.

    Loved your creations! I hope you do well at the show.

    I'm a morning person though I used to be a night person. I like to go to sleep at 10 and get up at 6:20.
    2015 days ago
    Buying leather clothes for raw leather material is a really inspired thing to do. We have been in Oregon many times, and enjoyed both the coast, the Columbia River gorge, and the inland towns. The senseless killings seem to happen anywhere, which bothers everyone. Good blog.
    2015 days ago
    First, my heart goes out to all effected by the awful, senseless shootings and to those dealing with fire, flood and the aftermath...I pray for comfort and a way to put things back together and find peace!
    Tisha...you never cease to amaze me with your jewelry making! You always come up with fresh designs! Good luck at the shows! I think you will do great! Hope your weather is good for your last outdoor one coming up!
    Your fruits and veggies are a work of art themselves! I must look up those Jamie Oliver recipes! They sound delicious!
    Many hugs to you and dear Titan!
    2015 days ago
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    2016 days ago
    Your creations are fantastic.
    My closing line for blogs and on my avatar: Pray for Peace. emoticon
    2016 days ago
    I think many of us were strongly affected by the shootings. Like so many others, I am concerned about the violence that happens. I even worry about the little ones handling firearms and shooting without realizing what they're doing. I won't share more on SP, but I agree that you took posit8ive actions.
    2016 days ago
    Your creations are beautiful!! So are the veggies!! Stay positive. The world is still a good place if we choose to see the good. Hang in there.
    2016 days ago
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  • ANON76
    My heart breaks whenever these tragedies happen. Yes, pray for mercy for our beautiful nation. 2Chronicles 7:14
    2016 days ago
    A tragedy In a wonderful state. We all need positive activities like the ones you enjoy to channel our feelings in this time of grief. Thanks for sharing. Your work is beautiful
    2016 days ago
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