Tuesday, November 27, 2007

FIT, Thank You and Dr. McBride...

FIT for this week. Is that not the CUTEST baby EVER!!! Her name is Helen Marie Lerperring and she is 5 months old. I could just kiss those fat cheeks!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have so many things in my life that I am thankful for and this blog is included in that list. Thank you so very much for visiting like you do!

I am continuing my Good Deeds and it really is fun looking around and noticing things you can do to help someone else or make their day brighter. The big thing I did last week was something my husband wanted to do. We purchased a laptop for a child who would not have access to one. It is through an organization called OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) and the laptops are SO COOL!! They are water proof, fall proof, dust proof and they have rechargeable batteries and can run on solar power!! The laptops connect to the closest internet signal but, knowing that most of these children would not have access to an internet connection they programmed the laptops to network together. So children in a classroom automatically connect together and then they can email and do activites with each other. And, if one child has internet then the others who connect to him/her have it also. VERY COOL! I wish we could know the boy or girl who gets the laptop. I hope it makes a difference in their life.

Finally, here are the pictures of the wonderful art Sweet Rella sent to me! So sorry it took so long. I took the photos before I left for Houston, but then I left the camera! I would not have had time to update anyway. I was too busy stuffing my face with my Mother-in-laws homemade chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies. LOL!!
Rella, the photo of your Mom is so cute!! Just a PERFECT Fairy! Every surface was covered with wondeful painting and is so detailed! It looks big in the photos, but in reality the bird house is only about two inches tall. Very tiny and precious!!! I would have had to use a magnifying glass to paint such detail:)
I so love the saying Rella placed on the back. So true sweetie! Thank you again!! I will cherish it always. Love, Jamie

Here are some more pages from the Arkansas ledger. This is a photo of what the ledger looks like too. I love it so much!!!!

This is the account of the town doctor, Dr. McBride. He ordered all his medicine and supplies through the store and it is a wonderful example of 1800's medical practice. He even ordered a ledger to keep track of his patients. I wish I had my hands on that one!! He also ordered six spools of thread and I shutter to think of what that was for! EEK! His purchases are so interesting so when you get a chance to sit down, take a load off and look over it:)

Some people have asked if I am selling these ledger pages in my Etsy store. This is part of my personnal collection and will stay with me. I try not to mix the Etsy with blog other than the pictures on the sidebar. Anything I show here is to share with everyone. I think it's so neat and hopefully someone else out there thinks it is too. You are free to print these out and use them in your personnal art.:)

Yesterday I walked for 30 minutes on the treadmill and took a nutritional class.

Today I am listening to "Porcelain" by Moby.


Lori said...

hi Miss Texas...that IS the cutest baby ever!!! i don't think i ever saw cheeks that fat and squeezable!!!

that laptop gift you did was very nice:)

and i love so much your goodies from Rella!!! very very sweet!!!

Ali said...

Thanks again for another great 'FIT' Jamie!!

I wonder how you get any work done - with those ledgers lying around, I'd just spend all the day reading them!! They sound like such a great insight into a life so different...

* mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella * said...

Jamie, the gift to the child of the computer is so wonderful. The power of knowledge you just gave him or her is a fabulous gift. Their little lives will now be so enriched. Well done!!!!

It just tickles me that you love your little faerie house and the very special little fae who adorns the front. She was just meant to be yours!!!

Best xoxox Rella

fran said...

hey here -it has been awhile. your newest art works are beautiful! and you are such a kind and caring person....we need more like you in the world...you set an A+ example....thanks

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post! Great photo's! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us! *HUGS*

ricracsally said...


I love your aesthetic...I think we were "separated at birth" because I can't stay out of antique stores or rummage-y shops for anything. All those little treasures just *call* to me!

Fabulous blog!

karin (creativechaos) said...

Hi Jamie!!! Ohhhhh I love those chubby cheeks!! Irresistable..... Kudos to you on the laptop donation! I've heard of that organization and what a great mission...... Talk to you soon!!

Bejeweled said...

What fun to read old ledgers and imagine what the writer's life was like!

What a fabulous treat from Rella! And only two inches tall - Wow! What detail!

Darlene said...

I hope everything is OK - and your grandfather is doing better.

I sent you the check for the goodies from your shop.



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