onsdag den 8. marts 2017

Genealogy & Indexing!

Last night, Tuesday, was the first time I attended a Genealogy evening, at church.
All, members and non-members, are welcome to come and do genealogical work. Some who attended had made genealogical work for many years, some were new to it.
I was indexing!!! What is that???? Well, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) are known for doing genealogical work, like photographing of church records and other important documents. Afterward everything made freely available to all.
When I was 16 I began to collect data, pictures of my family and going to the national archive where a copy of all chruch records are keept. At the time I had a very hard time reading the handwriting in the old church records/books. But I was curious and amazed over the fact that I could find people in old books that I were related to, so I stuck with it, and ever since then, doing genealogi has been a very big part of who I am.

Therefor I was more than happy when I heard, and understod, what Indexing is all about, and the impact and importance it will have for future genealogists, and the way we do genealogy.

Indexing takes the search of data to a new level.
What is Indexing? The best way to describe it is done on the Churchs website:

Indexing is the process of entering information
from historical records into an online, search database.

Best of all: Everyone can participate in this project. Right now I'm indexing civil marriages in Copenhagen (1887-1964).

If you would like to join, please go to this link to find out more:

https://familysearch.org/indexing/get-started-indexer#/desktop

On to something else: 'm trying to learn how to make a mirror image in the water. This is something that I don't find easy ... Here's my first attempt.



mandag den 6. marts 2017

Don't be to proud...

Pride, what is it?

I think pride can be defined in many ways, depending on the situation... A family can be proud of each other - a positive kind of pride.
My thoughts today have been:

Can independence be a kind of pride?


Seen from the outside, independence is considered to be a virtue, can it actually be the opposite? When our self-confidence and faith in ourselves is so great that in our quest to fend for ourselves, excludes others, and being blinded to the fact that we need help - is it not pride? Pride, the negative kind, leads us not forward. Perhaps today is a good day to look honestly at ourselves - are we where we really want to be? Only we can answer that question.

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I tried something - and it worked.I have seen many places on youtube, how to make an effect with an spritzer. Then today, at the kitchen sink, while washing my stencil, I thought: How about that I take a babywipe and drag it across the stencil, while the stencil is still upon the paper... so I tried... and this is the result.

1. I wanted an old look, so I inked my white basecard with Distress Ink: Old paper & Vintage photo
2. I placed my stencil on top, and colored with Stampin' Up colors: Wisteria wonder, Dafodil delight and Cajun Craze
3. Useing a babywipe I removed the ink, and while doing that, the moist from the babywipe touched the ink, and softend it.
4. This is the final result!


søndag den 5. marts 2017

My Testimony

Sometime a song can say,
what your heart holds -
but your lips can not say!


My Testimony

Sometimes the pain is so great, that it's hard to see the road ahead. When the pain is big, I only have one place to turn, beside my husbond, and that is to my Savior. 

Lars, We know LOVE is everything. We know that LOVE binds us together. Thank you, my love, for the many years we´ve had so far - and for the many years ahead. You have always been my rock - now, let me be that for you.

I belive and trust my Redemer; and because I do that, I also have to trust in His timeplan for me. I believe that what I go trough in live, will prepare me to return to Him: my Creator, My Savior, My Redemer and Friend, Jesus Christ.

My faith does not make the pain of trails less painfull, but my faith gives me hope and makes the journey worthwhile. I know that the blessings that awaits, will more than outweigh what seems so hard right now. 

There is a Hymn, I love the English lyric of.
When I sing or listen to it, it 
helps me trough the rough seas my love and I are sailing right now.

Sometime We'll Understand
(Click above to listen)

Not now, but in the coming years,

It may be in the better land,
We’ll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we’ll understand.

Refrain:

Then trust in God through all the days;
Fear not, for He doth hold thy hand;
Though dark thy way, still sing and praise,
Sometime, sometime we’ll understand.

We’ll catch the broken thread again,
And finish what we here began;
Heav’n will the mysteries explain,
And then, ah then, we’ll understand.

We’ll know why clouds instead of sun
Were over many a cherished plan;
Why song has ceased when scarce begun;
Tis there, sometime, we’ll understand.

Why what we long for most of all,
Eludes so oft our eager hand;
Why hopes are crushed and castles fall
,Up there, sometime, we’ll understand.

God knows the way, He holds the key,
He guides us with unerring hand;
Sometime with tearless eyes we’ll see;
Yes, there, up there, we’ll understand.

mandag den 20. februar 2017

What's up?


Best new in a very long time: I'm getting a little better every day. I can feel I'm getting stronger. Of course, it also means that it is now hard to sit still! I now have the opportunity to do some of the things I have not been able to for some time. In the past I baked several times a week. I have always, as long as I can remember, loved to bake. Now, I can't remember when the last time I baked was. That is, last night all of a sudden, I wanted to bake! so I did. I baked a lemmon cake with frosting. This morning I baked one again. My visitingteachers came for a visit, and I wanted to serve them a freshly baked cake. There is an association in Randers collecting gifts all year, to give to the socially vulnerable and their children, for Christmas. Yesterday and today I have made 200 gift tags for those pressents. In a month or so I will make the same amount to the Cancer association, then they sell them, and the money generated goes to....
Otherwise, I look forward to my friend Eva comes to visit. All we're going to do, is relaxing, scrapping and go to a scrapt convention. It promises to be a wonderful week.

Here's a bit of what I've been doing.



The wreath, is from Stampin up! It is called Wonderus Wreath.
I just love it. I've used it a lot.

This stamp is from Bildmalarne, a Swedish firm, now closed.
This little girl is called Mimosa.


A trusted friend: my very old owl punch, and the owl stamp from a hostess set from Stampin Up! called Cozy Critters. I love then something new comes along, that can be used with something I already have.

My taperunner broke! What could I do? Well, I took the tape out little by little and placed the owls on top of the tape. Then when I removed the owls again, the tape was on the back, ready to be placed on the gift tag. 

Last - but not least, no tags for Christmas without a snowman!

tirsdag den 14. februar 2017

Random things...


I have a small porcelain figurine in the windowsill that means a lot to me. My son, Jimmy, who now lives in Enaland, collects polar bears. There was a polar bear that he had 2 of, so when he moved, he gave it to me. - It reminds us, that he may be far away, but he will always be in our hearts.




I have a little thing on the windowsill means a lot to me.My son, Jimmy, who now lives in Enaland, collect polar bears. There was a polar bear that he did not take when he moved - it is the little thing standing on th windiw now with us, and reminds us that he may be far away, but he is still in our hearts.




We to care of Messi last weekend. He soon found out, that he could lie on top of the couch back, and look down on me, and keep track of the things I did.



As I have previously written, I love the Christmas rose/poinsetta. Normally, they only thrive 2-3 weeks at my hous!!! My daughter, Grethe, gave me this poinsetta in early December. That is now abt. 10 weeks ago, and it is still blooming ... I'm so glad every time I see it.


A few cards for www.operationskrivhjem.dk 


From the Stamp Set "Hi Chick" from Stampin Up!
 
I've been in love with Magnolia ever since I began to stamp and make cards.Tilda looks so sweet, I imagnine that she brings flowers to her mother...



  




lørdag den 11. februar 2017

How fast time goes...

Hi Everyone!
Timebt fly by so fast. Just to day we talked about where this week went! Did we do all we wanted to do?
I've been in hospital - again. This time it was only for a few days, and I'm slowly getting better again. The doctor told me, it was all b/c of the Gastric Bypass, and I had to get to terms with the fact, that from time to time I would have to come back. 
Next month I'm going to see an diatitian, she works at the Viborg Central Hospital. Maybe I can get help... it is worth a try.

So, as I told in my last update, we enjoy our new flat more and more. 
We still miss our old house and the possiblity of going out in the garden. We know with all our heart that it was the right dessition to move, and that has helped anlot.

This is a picture of Lars at his little corner of the world - oh, flat... He enjoys sitting with all his stuff and build things and such. 
To day his desk is all clean and you can find things...




I can not say the same of my desk...
The reason is.... uhm, can't find any. I guess it's time to put things in their right place. It's just not as fun - as if I was working on a project..



We enjoy having our grandson visit. Here his's helping me type a message to his mother...



Later we just had to give him an icecone - I belive it was his fist, ever.




Oh, and I've made a few cards for www.operationskrivhjem.dk This is a few of them.



 I have some new set of stamps from Stampin Up!


This card is from the stamp set: In the Meadow 

These card are from the stamp set: Hey Chick. 








lørdag den 28. januar 2017

Family time


I hope everyone is doing fine.
We have a visit from our oldest daughter. We enjoy having her visit us.
We don't do much - we relax and watch BONES. However, I have made a few cards. Even a Christmas card.
This year I will once again join www.operationsskrivhjem.dk and make a Christmas card every month on the 24th.






I'm also trying to make some to/from gift cards (7x10 cm). I find it's difficult, but it is something new to learn - and that's always exciting, right?




A few other cards I made

    



I'm also trying to make background paper. Oh boy, that's difficult...