Articles tagged as spotlight
Spotlight: Dave and Trish Whitinger|
By Sharon Brown on March 29, 2010
It isn't often we get to take a peek into the minds of a young couple who have as many interests and as much passion about life as Dave and Trish Whitinger. Talking with them is as relaxing as it is informative, and is definitely worth sharing with you. Join us as we talk with Dave and Trish.
Spotlight: Polly Kinsman (Pollyk)|
By Sharon Brown on April 12, 2010
Getting to know new people is fun and exciting. Getting one of your best friends to be in the Spotlight is...ummmmm...somewhat interesting. Not that there was any bribery involved, but she knew very well I could have told her story without her help. But that's my friend Polly, low key, cordial, very helpful, and very, very knowledgeable. I want you to get to know her, too, because she is the one to go to if you want to learn more about Irises and Lilies. Let's meet Polly Kinsman....
Spotlight: Jackie Muncy (kaglic/kiska)|
By Nancy Polanski on April 19, 2010
From giant vegetables, to a moose in the backyard, to majestic mountains and Aurora Borealis....living in Alaska is an adventure! And this week's Spotlight is on someone who has lived there for over 30 years. Come along and meet Jackie...
Spotlight: Chris Rentmeister (Goldfinch4)|
By Nancy Polanski on May 3, 2010
You probably know her for her intarsia creations. She recently wrote an article about it for the Wood Crafts Cubit. I saw the article and wanted to learn more, not only about intarsia, but also about Chris. She's got some interesting things to say about her hobbies and her life. I invite you to meet Chris Rentmeister.
Spotlight: Doris Klene (kareoke)|
By Nancy Polanski on May 17, 2010
This is the story of how a young teenager from England left her family and everything familiar, to travel across the Ocean with her new husband and take up residence in a strange land called Indiana. And now, after many decades of Americanization, I have met and become captivated by this charming lady. Her name is Doris Klene.
Spotlight: Dinakar Konanur (Dinu) |
By Nancy Polanski on June 7, 2010
Dinu is everyone's friend. He is a longtime fixture at Dave's Garden, a prolific writer and an accomplished photographer. He has just about the loveliest garden in Mysore, his hometown in India. And I have invited him to be the subject of our next interview.
Spotlight: Becky Moder (Boopaints)|
By Nancy Polanski on June 14, 2010
Boopaints on Cubits, Booplants on Dave's Garden, Becky Moder to her friends. She answers to all of them. This energetic, artistic lady is our spotlighted guest this week. She has a contagious smile and a warm, friendly personality. I know you will enjoy this informal chat with her.
Spotlight: Kathy Puckett (Boojum)|
By Nancy Polanski on June 28, 2010
Boojum, as she has always been known, is an expert on orchids. That's why I selected her to be in our Spotlight this week. She is the owner of An Orchid Obsession here on Cubits, which includes an ever growing Database. Whether you have orchids, or whether you don't, you will love the photos she publishes!
Spotlight: Brenda Essig (Zanymuse)|
By Nancy Polanski on July 12, 2010
When I first asked Zany to be in our Spotlight, she was reluctant. She thought she wouldn't have enough to say and people wouldn't be interested. This interview proves she was wrong on both counts.
Spotlight: Charleen Harrell (Ridesredmule)|
By Nancy Polanski on July 26, 2010
How many of us have heard of Charley's Girls and not had any idea what that means? I, for one, fall into that category. I didn't know. I finally saw an article about Charley the big red mule and became enchanted with Charley and Charleen. So I'd like you all to join me on a journey to Georgia to meet them.
Spotlight: Janet Rowley (JRsbugs)|
By Nancy Polanski on August 9, 2010
I don't know of anyone else like Janet. She takes great photos......mostly of bugs. Her floral photos and garden photos are also very pretty. She's agreed to stand in our Spotlight this week and tell us all about herself. She has an interesting story to tell.
Spotlight: Lee Anne Stark (threegardeners)|
By Nancy Polanski on September 6, 2010
Not many people know just who Threegardeners really is behind that adorable little puppy in her avatar. Her name is Lee Anne and she's Canadian. She is a multi-cubit owner and she writes the weekly Cubits 'n Bytes Newsletter. There's more.....
Spotlight: Rannveig (Rannveig)|
By Nancy Polanski on September 20, 2010
There's a lovely young lady from Iceland who is a popular member of the Cubits Universe. Rann's photos have shown us that gardens can not only survive, but thrive in colder climates. Day by day, she brought us reports of the recent volcanic eruption. Now I am pleased to share with you the story of Rannveig.
Spotlight: Kathleen Tenpas (Kathleen)|
By Nancy Polanski on October 4, 2010
Kathleen is the owner of a cubit named Farming. She and her husband run Hillfarm, in the Southern Tier of New York State. It's beautiful country, situated near Chautaqua Institute. She is also a writer, and a creator of Fiber Art, and she is chatting with us today.
Spotlight: Adina Dosan (Adinamiti)|
By Nancy Polanski on October 18, 2010
This is the touching story of Adina Dosan of Romania, whose life has been a series of highs and lows. Yet her kind, gentle character and her beautiful smile only prove that one's inner peace can shine through even the darkest of times.
Spotlight: Vicki Sunderman (Vic)|
By Nancy Polanski on November 1, 2010
Vicki Sunderman is one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. I found her to be extremely pleasant to chat with through our Cmail exchanges recently. Now I'm pleased to introduce her to all of you.
Spotlight, Special Edition: Revisiting Dave and Trish|
By Sharon Brown on November 8, 2010
William Jennings Bryan said: "The greatest things ever done on Earth have been done little by little." Sometimes it's good to step back and take a look at where we came from and where we are going. Today's special edition of Spotlight will do just that. Join me, please, as we look at the revised edition of our first Spotlight article. You might see a surprise or two...
Spotlight: 1Anjl (Annmarie)|
By Nancy Polanski on November 15, 2010
I am pleased to bring 1Anjl into our Spotlight this week. Her All Things Hobby Cubit has something for everyone. Miniatures, woodworking, painting, puzzles, needlework.....I'll let her tell you herself!
Spotlight: Patti1957 (Patti Peck)|
By Nancy Polanski on November 29, 2010
I've seen Patti1957 in various cubits that I frequent. I like the way she thinks in the Word Association cubit. I like that she is active in the All about Cubits cubit. And I was intrigued to see she has a cubit about Hawaii when she lives in Oregon......
Spotlight: Linda Cartwright (Taters55)|
By Nancy Polanski on December 20, 2010
Taters55 is Linda Cartwright, a very down to earth person who enjoys creating handmade crafts and Christmas decorations with her grandchildren. Today I'd like to have you meet Linda, and then maybe share some of your own craft ideas with us.
Spotlight: Lin Vosbury (plantladylin)|
By Nancy Polanski on January 17, 2011
The first Spotlight of 2011 is on Plantladylin! Lin has impressed me by the kindness she exhibits in her posts here on the Cubits website. What I have come to learn about her through this interview is just how genuinely sweet she is. In fact, I joked that if you look up the definition of 'sweet' in the dictionary, you will probably find a photo of Lin Vosbury.
Spotlight: Donna Yates (HappyJackMom)|
By Sharon Brown on January 24, 2011
I didn't know Happy Jack was the name of a town in Arizona. I only knew that it was the name of an online friend and the name made me smile every time I saw it. Even knowing it's the name of a town, I still smile when I see my friend's name. I think you will too, after you read about her.
Spotlight: Audrey Warren (Audrey)|
By Nancy Polanski on January 31, 2011
Audrey's memories of her childhood, growing up at a time when so many Americans had to “do without” during the years of WWII, are extraordinarily sad and beautiful. She has consented to share them with us, so let's welcome Audrey to the Spotlight.
Spotlight: Susie Williams (Aguane)|
By Sharon Brown on February 7, 2011
People fascinate me, that's why I love doing Spotlight articles. My friend, Susie, is no exception. We grew up at about the same time but worlds apart. If Susie and I had traded places, I wonder how we would have functioned in each others environment. Yet here we are today with many of the same values, similar characteristics, matching dreams and the same goals. Life is funny like that, I think. Now let's meet Susie...
Spotlight: Maria Williamson (Mistirose)|
By Nancy Polanski on February 14, 2011
We asked Cubits members to recommend names of people who we might approach about being interviewed. One name we received was Mistirose. Until recently, all I really knew about her was her unforgettable avatar. (Check it out!) I was curious to meet the person behind the “Kiss.”
Spotlight: Dorothy Mitchell (LaVonne)|
By Nancy Polanski on February 28, 2011
Our interview this week is with Dorothy Mitchell, who owns several cubits and a store which sells painted gourds, jams, jellies and handmade crafts. She has tried her hand at the widest variety of crafts I've ever seen, and she has some wild stories to tell of rock hunting expeditions in the desert. Let's meet LaVonne.
Spotlight: Candyce Fulford (Candyce)|
By Sharon Brown on March 7, 2011
Gentleness flows through her words; strength builds in her story. If I ever need peace in my often chaotic life, I truly believe I could ask Candyce and she would share hers with me. Come join me as we meet this beautiful, gentle woman: Candyce Fulford.
Spotlight: Kelli Kallenborn (Kelli)|
By Nancy Polanski on March 14, 2011
This week you'll meet Kelli Kallenborn. Kelli loves the Great Outdoors. She likes to go hiking. In fact she owns a cubit titled Day Hikes. Fortunately for us, she takes her camera with her. Please join me in welcoming Kelli to the Spotlight.
Spotlight: Sheri Weldy (Sjweld)|
By Nancy Polanski on March 21, 2011
I became familiar with Sheri over at the Playpen of Graphics Jigsaw Puzzle Forum. Some of the puzzles Zany made were of Sheri's budgies, beautiful birds that she talked about as if they were her family. We puzzlers are a close-knit group, and I started to get attached to them too. So it was a delight for me to chat with her for this article.
By Sharon Brown on March 28, 2011
Capturing Dahlianut is a bit like chasing a beautiful red butterfly in the midst of a garden filled with red roses. We can occasionally come close, but most often the butterfly is hiding behind the roses, dancing on their petals, and fluttering just above our heads. Luckily I've known her for several years, so I knew what I was in for when I asked her for an interview. I'd like you to meet this lovely friend of mine.
Spotlight: Maridell Standish (Merigold)|
By Nancy Polanski on April 4, 2011
Maridell grew up in South Dakota, home of Mount Rushmore and the Badlands. She was an introverted young woman, and like most of us, she was unsure of what she wanted to do with her life after high school. Yet she soon found herself a career and a husband and is now pursuing a new goal. She's on the right track.
Pet Spotlight: Daisy and Jazz|
By Sharon Brown on April 11, 2011
My grandmothers taught me to make do with what I had and that's what happened with this week's Spotlight article. I simply had to make do with what I had. Join me for a Spotlight that's just a little furry around the edges.
Spotlight: Sandi Kellogg (skellogg)|
By Nancy Polanski on April 18, 2011
"Oh give me a home where the Buffalo roam, where the deer and the antelope play." If you think that's only a song, then you need to meet Sandi. She's got one. It's in the Badlands, where Butch and Sundance reigned. She'll keep you glued to your seat in this interview.
Spotlight: Franklin Troiso (herbie43)|
By Sharon Brown on April 25, 2011
Everybody knows Herbie. We've known him for years and we've cried and celebrated right along with him through many family events, both his and our own. But I thought maybe there might be something yet to learn about this most caring, amicable family man. Let's take a look at what he has to say.
Spotlight: Cheryl Byers (Cajuninky)|
By Nancy Polanski on May 2, 2011
When I asked our guest this week if she would allow me to interview her, she agreed. But she said this in her reply, “I'm busy up potting some seedlings right now. I also want to get another planting bed finished and I hope to get some corn and mangles put in. Still have the horses to feed also so I'll get started on this tonight.” I laughed!! I expected her to finish by telling me she had no time to write!
Roving Reporters: What Makes You Happiest?|
By Sharon Brown on June 6, 2011
Well, folks, it's another one of those nights when our usual spotlight article has to take a little detour. You know how it is in summer, gardens and vacations and guests are calling us away from our computers. Nancy had a wonderful idea, a unique way to fill our Spotlight on days when our friends might be too busy. So tonight I took a little trip around Cubit land, and this is what I learned...
Spotlight: Sally Hazen (billyporter)|
By Sharon Brown on May 9, 2011
"And she will spread smiles wherever she goes..." I really have no idea where I found that phrase, but it truly fits my friend, Sally. I've been on many chat threads with her over the years and whenever I see a post from 'billyporter', I rush to get my daily smile. It's a little like following the ice cream truck, you know when you catch it, you'll find a sweet treat.
Spotlight: Christine Gaither (Wildflowers)|
By Nancy Polanski on May 16, 2011
Our Spotlight guest this week goes by the name Wildflowers. In her words, I sense sweetness and a joy in simple pleasures. In her eyes and her smile I see a healthy sense of humor. And woven through her life are threads of sadness, which have produced an inner strength and an attitude of gratitude. I think you'll like meeting Christine!
By Sharon Brown on May 23, 2011
I have a very good friend who is a botanist, a scientist, an artist and a writer. I'm sure if I delved deeper I would find even more talents. Did you ever have a dream about something that didn't exist; an elephant with stripes and a short stubby nose or a kitty who barks like a dog? My friend has dreams like this about plants, then sets about turning those dream plants into realities. Let's go to Florida and meet LariAnn.
Spotlight: Mike Stewart (Mike)|
By Nancy Polanski on May 30, 2011
As you read our Spotlight interview today, you will be moved by the beauty of Mike's gardens, and the quality of his nature photography. Don't let the expression on his face fool you! He earned that Tiara for his DIY garden project. He'll tell you all about it, as well as his passion for banjo playing and his other interesting hobbies. Come and meet Mike.
Spotlight: Chris (Ladygardener1)|
By Nancy Polanski on June 13, 2011
In the Spotlight today is Chris, from the scenic State of Pennsylvania, which is on the Great Lakes and which just happens to be the subject of the cubit she owns. I'm delighted to have had this opportunity to chat with her. Join us please.
Spotlight: Sunfarm (Sally Ramsdell)|
By Sharon Brown on June 20, 2011
Sally, or Sunfarm as we know her here on Cubits, is one of my Kentucky friends. She lives nearer to my mountain hometown than I do and sometimes I have to look at her pictures just to get a glimpse of my beloved hills. Uplifting, you bet! And it's even more uplifting to know Sally.
Spotlight: Brenda Savage (bsavage) |
By Sharon Brown on July 4, 2011
Sometimes people just make us smile, you know? It might be a word or a glance or the sight of a smiling face. Brenda makes me smile for all of those reasons, but it's also because of her most joyful attitude. Join me as we get to know one of my new friends, Brenda Savage.
Spotlight: Kim Cartwright (Duckmother)|
By Nancy Polanski on June 27, 2011
One of our most delightful members is a lady who calls herself “duckmother.” She knows more about ducks of all kinds than anyone I know. She's raised quite a few and has some fascinating stories to tell. I just know you're going to love reading this Spotlight interview!
Spotlight: Angie Graeber (Hemophobic)|
By Sharon Brown on July 25, 2011
We've known her for a long time for the roses and daylilies that she's shared with us. Some of us have also known of her incredibly huge heart. But there's something about Angie you might not yet know; I've finally talked her into sharing with us.
Roving Reporter: Childhood Memories|
By Nancy Polanski on August 22, 2011
If you ask me, today's youth don't have a clue about having fun. Previous generations made the most out of simple pleasures. We enjoyed family get-togethers, playing dress-up, homemade games, running through fields, etc. Our members share their own memories today.
Spotlight: Mindy03 (Margaret Tucker)|
By Sharon Brown on August 29, 2011
Sometimes we meet people who remind us of our childhood, so it was with Margaret. She asked me to edit an article she'd written about beekeeping. I found myself transported right back to my grandfather's mountain where he kept bees many years ago. I wanted to know more about Margaret, I think you'll enjoy knowing her, too.
Spotlight: Deanna Vensland (Sashagirl)|
By Nancy Polanski on September 5, 2011
The person you're going to read about this week is bound to become an instant "old friend." We have crossed paths a few times here on Cubits, mostly in the Jigsaw Puzzle forum, and I always thought I'd like to get to know her better. I know you will like her to. She goes by the name Sashagirl.
Spotlight: Jo Miklovic (Roadrunner)|
By Nancy Polanski on September 19, 2011
"Delightful" isn't a word I use very often, but that's what came to mind after reading the material Jo sent me for this week's article! That avatar she uses, the roadrunner, is the perfect one for her. It accurately defines her lifestyle. On the go. Busy. Fast paced. I'll bet she even has that same silly grin!
Spotlight: Sandy Coffman (Wren)|
By Nancy Polanski on October 10, 2011
Wren is someone who has been a presence in Cubits since the beginning. We've seen her posts on other websites as well. Yet, I have never really chatted with her in depth, so I decided it was time to get to know her better.
By Sharon Brown on November 21, 2011
I'd like you to meet a good friend. She might just be the happiest person I know. She's one of those people who freely spreads her happiness around and leaves us with a smile. There are some people like that; Moby is one of them.