Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Army guy

We miss him already!

PJ's Little Tree

one last Christmas picture

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Front and Center

Christmas 2008--
"Tis not the weight of jewel or plate,
Or the fondle of silk and fur;
Tis the spirit in which the gift is rich,
As the gifts of the wise ones were;
And we are not told whose gift was gold
Or whose was the gift of myrrh."

My favorite Christmas poem by Edmund Vance Cooke
Merry Christmas everyone

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My Little Tree

My little tree is definitely a "theme" tree; it's theme is LOVE because it is a blend of ornaments made or given to me by people who love me.
This little angel was made by Kynda when she did needlework ( before she became a florist )
Mr. and Mrs. Santa were made by some artists in Berea, Ky. They are clothespin dolls made as a fundraiser for Appalachia.
Of all, this one is my favorite. I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas Eve post and wish everyone a very merry and blessed Christmas and New Year.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My backyard

this is today but........
it wasn't that long ago

Monday, December 22, 2008

Little Annie

People who like Annies tend to have lots of friends!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Angie gives good advice and has left the craft mall for a new home today.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Kids on the Blog

Our very first Christmas, look out world!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Celebrate Chickens

I've been reading up on chickens since I got a chicken magazine from Kynda. Just in case I have a farm someday. Did you know that they like milk as a treat? And also they have lots of enemies so it's a lot of work to protect them. They need Secret Service in case someone throws a shoe at them.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friends of a Feather

.....flock together

Christmas Card

I'm not sure which of my artistic grandchildren made this one, whoever wants to claim credit can let me know but I think it might be Jacob.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Fabulous Place

Here's an idea from back in the fall when we visited Springfield and Flea Market to Fabulous. What you need is some old chairs, some paint and some second-story windows. Ouila!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


She has violet eyes and bling--like Liz Taylor

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Your Mission

From my blogger friend Mr. Ray White (Dad) from; his thought for Wednesday is a verse from a hymn "Your Mission" written by Sidney M. Grannes.

If you cannot on the ocean sail,
among the swiftest fleet,
Rocking on the highest billows,
Laughing at the storms you meet,

You can stand among the sailors,
Anchored yet within the bay,
You can lend a hand to help them,
As they launch their boats away.

Dad's comment is what makes this special. He says There is a place for all of us to fill and we need to be content with it and be faithful in our little place.

Check out his blog, you will learn from him.

Angel with Pipe Cleaner Wings

She is sold, hope she has a good home. I used the alcohol inks to age the pipe cleaners, anyone interested I can find you the tutorial blog.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gingerbread Girls

No boys, they just ran away!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Funny Angel

Her name is Hope, Maureen would say, "good name, she hopes she gets a new nose".She is sitting on my red J Parks shelf, what an honor!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Trees

I happen to like my stepladders. My neighbors must hate me.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Beautiful Story

Corey Friedman from the age of five through his high school years, suffered from a complex case of OCD, Tourette's syndrome and anxiety disorder. His struggle to survive this nightmare is written in short chapters in first person (which I like). Depressing? Uh,Uh I think it is about heroes. And family love.
I checked it out at my library on Monday and finished it at 1 am this morning. I couldn't stop reading it. Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

It Can't be December!

Remember when we did craft shows every week and then it was December and all over and we had that strange empty feeling and said "it can't be December"? I still have them even though shows are in the past. If you are still out there, I give you credit! We saw the Transporter movie today, I wouldn't mind if Frank wanted to drive my Windstar.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Last Santa of 2008

He should have had a ten gallon hat to go with the horse.

Beautiful Barn

This is a Jackie find--HUGE, first floor full of Christmas STUFF, second floor animated figures and Santa and Mrs. (Live) Great for children (like us)or real children. Worth the trip just to see the inside of the barn.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Eyes Have It

Is this a family thing?

Beautiful Pineapple Pie

much better than the Awrey's we remember, even better for breakfast.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sunbeam Pies

This little gadget was given to me by a friend. She said it makes little pies about 5 inches round. I thought, yeah right. I was wrong, it worked great, these are cherry and will probably be eaten by Jacob. Happy Thanksgiving!

A Friend

This is for my friend Edd and his wife Bettye.

if You would walk with me today, I would be so relieved---
and as we pass the scary things, You would say "just breathe"
Your hand in mine is what I need, and I can face it all...
because I know You will be there, just in case I fall.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Beautiful Beans

We'll take these! Lisa used to be a city girl before she moved to Jonesville, now she gardens and cans, hunts, and brings in firewood just for starters. She is a hockey mom and working mom and she probably won't get this cool wire basket back.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cats at the Craft Mall

I probably went overboard on cats this week. The fat cat in green is my favorite.
Be sure to check out the pictures of the BRA SHOW in Springfield (for Breast Cancer Awareness) they're on Kynda's blog, PJ got to see them, I missed out by staying in.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Monday

Last week's -- not working today, going to see the new James Bond with Jor

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Frivolous Cats

My 70"s dictionary says frivolous is silly or light-minded. Also handmade in Michigan.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Charlie's band

Charlie, back row, second from left in front of the stripe. Good job!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Trick or Treaters

Betsy and Company
Aiden looks excited!
even stars have to catch a few zzzs
this was how I started out.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

One for Betsy, One for John

Here's what I bought today, two of these, made by Denise, hope I will see her again at the shows.