Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Good book

A new book at the Library network. Very good read!
Hang in there everyone!
I bought this dress at the Farm and waited for something to come along to wear it.  Yesterday I thought it was time to garden, today...not so much.  Happy day everyone.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mildred, Alma, Neen and Peggy collaboration

A few days ago I posted a picture of a baby dress that belonged to Mildred Giles which was passed down to her daughter, Alma, who passed it down to my friend Neen.

Neen wanted to do something nice with the dress to remember her wonderful friend Alma, so she
asked that I offer it for sale to benefit the Walk for Diabetes fund that her family participates in every year.

I hope my decision to make a doll to wear the dress was the right one, so we will see.  Except for adding some ribbons to the bonnet that she holds, I didn't make any changes.  I made her slip and pantaloons from some soft vintage fabric.and there is a little scrap of lace that I added to her hair. I will be taking her to Town Peddler for their Spring Open House this week.

I hope your Sunday is much blessed.  My whole week has certainly been, things have gone well.  Love to everyone.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lisa's Keto Lasagna

I love handwritten recipes.  This one was originally on Pinterest but Lisa has made it several times and wrote this out from memory.  We love it and you wouldn't even know it is absent the noodles.

The Wednesday Wind was tremendous here, 800,000 people were said to be without power.  I was lucky to have mine.  Schools are closed and traffic lights out.  Scary. Much better this morning.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Crochet for Diabetes






My friend Neen crochets sweet little baby shoes and crowns that I sell for her at my booth at Town Peddler. She also raffles an afgan at family reunions which also helps out her fund.

  At the end of the year, her whole family participates in the annual Walk for Diabetes .Last year our fund was $500 and we were really proud.   Several in her family have diabetes and she has lost a grandson to this terrible illness.  I also have many friends who  struggle with it.

The pictures of the little baby dress is her latest contribution.  It came to her from a dear friend and it belonged to her mother. You can see her name and date on the cute little tag.  I will be taking it to Town Peddler soon but have delayed because of showing it to everyone. It has some stains along the hemline from age but it is just so pretty.  The little buttons and hand embroidery and the lace on the bonnet are just perfect.  I know that Alma would love seeing her mother's dress on the internet. Alma  was a loving friend to Neen.

I was thinking I would have loved to have a picture of baby Mildred  in her dress and bonnet.  I'm also thinking it will be hard to part with.

We have had a windy, windy March 1st.  It did come in like a lion.  Love from Michigan.




Monday, February 27, 2017

Books

I finished up Little Deaths, which was inspired by a real event in the sixties in Queens, NY.  I liked the book but couldn't bring myself to like the characters.  There are some good reviews online if you think you might read it.  One of them agreed with me.  But it is a very good story with a surprise ending.

Then I started this one today by Ron Marasco.  I didn't think I would like it, but I read 100 pages just to start.  I think I am going to be glad that I changed my mind.  I hope you all get to read a book today, or at least 100 pages.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Books on Saturday

This is a book from my library.  I made a mistake picking it up last night at 11:30 and then again this morning.  Guess that is how my Saturday is going to go, and it is going to be springlike weather this weekend.


 I've been picking my way through this one for a few days now.  I asked for it at my library and it is a short loan book.  It is a biography and I wanted to read it because Margaret Wise Brown wrote one of our all-time favorites, The Runaway Bunny.  She had a fabulous life and her sister shared her unpublished works with Amy Gary, years after her death.  There are a ton of acknowledgements at the end of some 250 pages.  It is really interesting.
I finished this one last week, I was about half way through and thought it was too romancy but then it became really fascinating and the end was one of those I didn't see coming.   There is a prequel to it that I didn't know about until I read the reviews, some of which were really good and some not so.  If you read reviews, does it spoil a book for you? 

I have to get outside today, just can't pass up the chance.  I hope you get to enjoy your weekend.  Take care everyone.