Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Sunday Song: Friends by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, and Friends


This post is for you, my friends. This is bittersweet for me because this will be my last post here at The Drowsy Bee. This has been the most amazing learning experience, and the Lord has placed each of you in my life as a blessing to me. Thankfully, this is not the end of my blogging journey. I am starting a new blog at at new home, Yonder Mountain! I have been wanting to expand and grow a business doing what I love -  CREATING THINGS! This is a long and difficult process, but the Lord is showing me the way. It is my GREATEST wish that you will join me over there on my mountain, where my heart lives. This is Amy Grant and friends singing one of my favorite songs (with an intro by former President George Herbert Walker Bush, no less!!) Be sure and check out the lyrics below.

Album: Amy Grant
Packing up the dreams God planted
In the fertile soil of you
Can't believe the hopes He's granted
Means a chapter in your life is through
But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong
And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long to live as friends
With the faith and love God's given
Springing from the faith we know
We will pray the joy you live in
Is the strength that now you show
But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

FRIENDS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Sunday Song: I'll Fly Away

Todays Sunday Song is actually a combo sung by David Crowder Band. I am a huge DCB fan and love this bluegrass arrangement. The first half of the performance is I Saw the Light, which is a great song too, but the song I LOVE is I'll Fly Away. We used to sing it in our church youth group. I definitely want this song sung at my funeral (okay, that was a little morbid, but I am serious!). And at this tempo, too!

Enjoy the hoedown!

Have a blessed and wonderful week!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Townsend, Tennessee: Part 2

I promised to share with you a little more of our time in the mountains last weekend, so here it is! There is a shop at the edge of the river that has to be one of the most unique places I've ever seen.

It belongs to Capt'n. Dave but there are a few other artists there as well. They mostly work in wood, but there is a ceramic artist. Here are some examples of their work.

I didn't get his name, but this man was working on freeform cedar mantles.

finished freeform cedar mantles

More hand finished wooden mantles.  

Another local artist who works in wood is Gene Webb. He also has woodcarving classes.Click on his name to check out his website. 

AMAZING horse sculpture!

freeform sculpture

Here are some beautiful tiles by the ceramic artist (I didn't get her name either).

This is her studio. The contraption you see is a slab roller that helps to make tiles. 

You definitely cannot miss the entrance, and the yard says, "Hey you! Come over HERE!"

Driftwood in the yard

Enter at the hand carved bears
The guys there were super friendly. They even have a sign that says, "photos welcome". Great news for us bloggers! Stop by for a visit next time you're in Townsend. They are located on the road that goes from Townsend to Pigeon Forge via Wears Valley.

I think it's important to note that I didn't get any money for promoting this place, just the joy of your smile.

Also, I HAVE BIG NEWS!!!! No, I'm not pregnant, lol. I am starting a new blog! I have so enjoyed this space and being the Drowsy Bee, but my needs for an online presence are changing a little. It has been my heart's desire to be able to sell things that I make here. I am also looking into an Etsy shop, although every little bit helps, so I need a site where I can expand in the future. That is leading me to this difficult but exciting decision. It is still under construction so I'll keep you posted as soon as it's ready. I will have an easy way to find me  when it happens. Wish me luck!
I'm so thrilled you visited with me today. Wasn't it a beautiful day?