Wednesday, October 12, 2016

My Stu-dee-ooo, ha ha

 This is it, warts and all, 1/2 of a small bedroom.  I was just in Joann fabrics and you know how you have to wait in line forever and forever?  I don't really mind because I get to look at all the expensive magazines they have in the "waiting forever" line.  I picked up a copy of Where Women Create and although I am so happy that the real artists have those wonderful places I am sure not too many of us would make the next issue. Would you have the nerve to show your work space?  I dare ya!
This corner has an apron I made from a pillowcase and a turkey that didn't sell, a doll quilt and a topsy turvey doll that my mom made.  The cabinet and blackboard came from the Dirt Diva booth at Town Peddler.  My SIL Jeff looked at the cabinet and said "seriously???"  The kleenex box was from the resale place, even tho some say you wouldn't want to buy upholstered furniture there.
My old Kenmore is about 30 years old.  The little cubbie I got from the Dirt Divas also and the thread holder from a fellow Lindbergh crafter years and years ago.
 PJ redid this cabinet in chalk paint.  It came from my neighbor Gail.  The box on the top is full of letters written by my mother and grandmother and friends from long ago.

The jars are full of buttons, the egg boxes are vintage (ya can't get them anymore).  Jackie gave me them.  There's a mop and broom and some bears I made that didn't sell.   The picture is of some 40's ladies "talking sewing".  Well that's about it....are you inspired yet????

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


In June I said with a sigh, guess I won't have any zinnias this year.  They were just messin' with me.

Hello friends, hope everything is going well with you. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Prims by the Water Giveaway.

Don't miss out on Janice's Boo Giveaway.  Go to to enter.

Janice wants you to post a Halloween memory (or something Halloween) in the comments to enter.  I  couldn't think of anything because I have seen too many Halloweens to remember so I posted a corny poem instead.

So make me and Janice happy and enter today.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tomorrow Night Poldark....

Have you watched Poldark on PBS?  Tomorrow night at 8 our time.  Beautiful scenery ummm, and a good story.

Pray for Tonya Turvold, she and her friends are in a terrible flood.  She has designed beautiful patterns for us.  She has had a really bad year.  You might know her from Back Porch Pickins.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Something from the woods...

I love sticks and rocks and anything from the woods.  My son, Ray is out there a lot hunting and cutting wood, looking for mushrooms.  He is lucky to have his very own woods.  He surprised me with this piece of bark saying I thought you could make a craft.

This week I filled it with some yarrow that I had dried and some solidago fireworks that I have tried to preserve with glycerin.  I like it and even more I like it that he thought I would!!  And today is his birthday, so Happy Birthday Ray.

Friday, September 16, 2016


Botanical Interests (my favorite seeds) had a photo contest.  The winner is Amy Molly.

These are the Friday flowers.  I am using Jillee's recipe for homemade flower food. 1 t. sugar, 1 t. bleach, 2 t. lemon juice and a quart of lukewarm water.  It seems to be doing the job.

Made this pumpkin woman up this week and used some of my dried stuff and some of my old doilies.  I had a pumpkin stem left over from last year (dried).  She may need to consider a low-carb diet.  She should check with

Have a beautiful weekend all.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Britt-Marie Was Here

I think Fredrik Backman may be my new favorite author.  After reading A Man Called Ove and this one and have one waiting called My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry.

As I was reading Britt-Marie I couldn't stop thinking what a great movie it would be, providing an actress could be found that would  measure up to it.  Maybe Meryl?  If you read it I'd be interested to know what you think.

Happy Monday, beautiful day in Michigan.