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I would like to thank everyone that uses my Theme designs and Wallpapers.

A special thank you to all of you that take the time that to write or post comments on my designs at: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/MaDonna/

I hope you become a follower and check in every once in awhile. I am trying a bit harder to update more often.


Monday, November 29, 2010


As you can see I managed to change my blog header picture from the sunset photo to a photo I took Thanksgiving Day of our barn while it was snowing. I will probably go back to the sunset at some point but wanted my blog to look a bit more like Christmas. I am thinking of using this as our Christmas card this year. I always make our Christmas cards as I like them to be personal. Hope you like the change.

On To Christmas


Thanksgiving is over and it was a wonderful day with family. We had a snowy Thanksgiving day this year. It was beautiful but it made getting around hard for people and many didn't get to be with family they had planned on. We had family together for dinner and it was great. Our youngest great grandson got to be with us and he is growing too fast. What a joy they can bring. There is no way you can not feel good about everything when they bless you with a dimpled smile.

I am working hard  on Christmas Personas right now. I have way too many finished so should really quit but have many ideas. I have made some collage themes using old wallpapers of Christmas houses all decked out with decorations and lights.I love the old homestead, farmhouse pictures because I think that is when Christmas was celebrated the  way it should be. Today Christmas is so commercialized it really upsets me. Seeing Christmas advertisements before Halloween is ridiculous.

I am trying to re-do my blog and actually add a snowy picture but to be honest I forgot how to put the photo in! It was easy when I first designed it, but apparently I am trying to skip a step or something as I am ending up with the same sunset photo., which is OK, but....I wanted to change it.

I hope you all have a great week and I will continue to work on the blog and get it up to date. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Waiting for Santa
I decided to re-work my blog "look" last night. I will change it to a winter design around Christmas, I hope. The forecast is for snow tomorrow and over the week end, so I may even replace my sunset photo if I can get a good shot of the fresh snow.
The Persona I am showing today is a picture of my 2 oldest kids sitting on the stair steps. I put it on our Christmas cards in the late 1950's. They aren't  cute chubby faced kids anymore, but have grown into wonderful, caring adults and have children and one has grandchildren. I am very proud of my family as you can probably tell. I have Personas with my parents and some of my grandparents in designs. I am even making designs with some of the family dogs! 
I am really missing my desktop and Photoshop. I have a file all ready to work on when my grandson brings it back. It needed a turbo boost to be able to keep up with me.
For all of you that have Firefox they are getting ready to introduce Firefox 4 to the public soon. I am looking forward to it in one way and another not. Sometimes the changes that are made are something I wouldn't really like, but you get used to it in time and I am sure they will have all kinds of new features to it.

Woke up with a headache this morning and that scared me because I was afraid I was getting the really bad ones back, but it has slowly faded into the background enough that I can tell it is still there but not enough to  keep me from working.

This will be the 52nd Thanksgiving dinner I have cooked! There will be fewer here, but we will be thinking about the others.

I probably won't be able to get back to posting here until after Thanksgiving so I want to wish you all a wonderful, warm Thanksgiving and I hope you can have family with you.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Chickadees and Thoughts!!!

Christmas Chickadees 2
Well, I finally got back to my blog. I have been very lax on posting again. I just get so busy with work and life that I fail to get on like I should. But then again, I think I warned everyone in the beginning I might not keep this up like I should

I have been very busy with designs. Making many, many in advance. I have started putting on Thanksgiving and Christmas designs. Even a few spring ones. I am ready for spring already and we haven't even had our first frost here. I had to let my grandson (computer genius that actually made my desktop) take it home with him to update it. The hardware is getting a bit tired and this last week Explorer started crashing. I know I work too fast, copying and moving files around, but that is me. I just work fast. My husbands favorite words are "Slow down!" But if I slow down, I am afraid I might not start up again! I am always finding bruises and can't even remember hitting myself or running into something! So maybe my memory is going also! Oh, well. On to the next thing to do. 

I don't have  Photoshop in my laptop so won't be making any designs this week so by the time I get the desktop back my head will be so full of ideas and scratch pads filled with my scratchings that  I probably can't read them. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just go in and get some new hardware for ourselves? When you are my age that sounds like a really good idea.

Never fear, I have whole USB drive full of designs ready to submit this week so you will still find new designs at my design page.

My favorite birds are chickadees so thought I would share one of my Christmas Chickadee designs with you. I just submitted it today so hope everyone will like it.

I have received some wonderful letters this week from people and I would like to thank all of you for taking the time to write. Magda from Australia wrote me the most wonderful letter this week. She has a way with words that make you think of beauty. Thank you, Magda, I appreciate you sharing your thoughts with me on my designs. And I am glad you are using them. If people don't use them, I would quit and find something else to do.

I have finally started feeling like my old energetic self and the horrible head aches have quit. Hopefully I will be better about getting on the blog and writing.  

You all have a great week end and enjoy life.

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Reasons

Brother and Sister
The above Persona is made from a photo in an album my Grandmother gave me when I was 6. And that was a long time ago! It is a photo of my Mother and her brother in a field at the family farm in Iowa. I think it is a very sweet photo and hope others will enjoy it also. 

I am sorry I haven't posted for awhile, but I actually have a good reason this time. I ended up in the hospital for a couple days. I still don't know what the problem was for sure, but they seem to think it is cluster headaches. It is a headache you never want to have as you can not function with it. So, I just could not get on and post anything and try to sound up-beat.

Needless to say I haven't been working as hard on designs this past week, but I have lots of them already finished and ready to submit, so if I don't do anything today or tomorrow I have a back log to use. I want to start working on Christmas designs. And will try to do that next week. It is hard to believe it is holiday season already, but TV started advertising Christmas before Halloween was over. That is a bit too soon for me.
I hope you all have a wonderful week end. And I will get back to you next week if I can.