Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday Greeter

She almost fits in with the old pictures, she is minding the store while I go to lunch with the Gilead church girls.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Paducah Artwork

Something beautiful from Paducah, historical painting done in recent years on the floodwall which was built after the 1937 flood.
Friends there are certainly on our minds, I am hearing from some but now they are asking not to call and overload the system so we will wait.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Stella!

This is our Stella, 96 years young today. The picture may be a little fuzzy because I copied it from a brochure, but you can still see how beautiful she is.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winter, you can leave now!

My friend sent me an email with this picture------we are all up to our ears in winter.
I have been watching the weather channel off and on all day because my Paducah friends are in such trouble. I finally got through to one of them, he says there are warming centers but they have no power so they will just be cold at home. I so hope help will come for them and can it be now!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Birthday

One year today of Betsy's smiles, happy and lucky us!

And a happy day to Barb, also, she is a great friend, all of us agree on that.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Signs and Examples

A quote from C. S. Lewis--"God is training up His heroes and when they appear, the world will wonder where they came from."
Might US Airways Pilot Chesley Sullenberger be one of these? He said he was just doing his job, and so must we all.
The little enamel pan in the picture is filled with dragon vine, which I just discovered, and it has "hearts 'n sayins" from the life coach.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Jacob's new pad

Looks good to me, especially the screened porch and the big ol trees--and could that be a raised bed in the backyard picture?


My cousin Judy in Paducah and I had a conversation tonight about "naysayers".
They seem to be everywhere these days and especially on the television. Anyway, lots of people were shopping today at the Town Peddler, it's good to see people out after the bad weather. This little girl didn't make it to the booth, I just overlooked her when I gathered up my work. I think she's sweet, her dress is the back of a very old quilt and it does have some holes in it, but I like it, it gives her credibility..

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Smile, it's me, Annie

From my email the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning, the devil says "oh crap, she's up"!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Todays Cat

This doesn't look like either of my cats, horns and a tail would be required for them.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cabin Fever

I don't even want to know what the temp is this morning! Today I will put on all the clothes I own and venture out. I am having withdrawals from the Town Peddler and Charlie has hockey today ( they should save on freezing the ice.) I even missed Bible Study. Paris and Walker are sick of me being home too.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Office

Lucille Clark, and Marge Shemwell, my friend Evangeline, and that's Kynda with the frowny face, she didn't enjoy her visit to our office.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Lunch on Fleming Street

I haven't really liked squirrels since they chewed the wires in my car three times, but I saw this guy having lunch so why not? Especially since it will be 1 degree at midnight tonight. His friend was with him on a little higher branch eating a huge piece of pizza but my camera battery was low, it had to be Marco's Pizza, no one else would deliver today. Look at the sky, it was just beautiful today.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Snowman Built Indoors

from today's Tennessee Granddaddy blog---"there is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness"." I made this snowman from a pattern from Moonchild's Primitives (from Paducah, yall). It kinda evolved differently but I sometimes lose control of the outcome when I am making things. She has wonderful designs!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Valentine Girls

Candy and Flowers, at a glance they look like little spiders. Candy will live anywhere there is a garden, but Flowers wants to live in France.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Working Girls 1955

These young ladies worked in the office of the Claussner Hosiery Company in Paducah, Kentucky. We were REQUIRED to wear Claussner hosiery which were held up in various ways (none comfortable) and they had SEAMS, which were REQUIRED to be straight at all times. Evangeline and I didn't make it into this picture so I will keep looking for one of us.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Mrs. Pink

She designed her own outfit, insisted on the fur boa!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Gardening Guys

I had fabulous gardens when I had the help of Thunder Lizard and his big bro. Children grow up too fast. (for grandmothers)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I didn't intend to put these together yesterday, their little heads have been on my table for a good while, but there they were, and some scraps of red quilt nearby and then some red pips were they were saying "make me, make me". Anyway sometimes things have a way of coming together, and we should always plan to be surprised!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Annie's Cats

Annie has three cats (I can't imagine). Her dress is a little pinkish red homespun and it has a border of Debbie Mumm fabric, which is all gone. I like making her, she smiles at me.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Gardening Itch!

I have so far 13 seed catalogs, and so far my favorite is Seeds of Change. Now I only need about $1000 to complete my orders.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saturday Snowperson

Can you see her wire hair? She kinda looks like a snowgurl from outer space.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


This doll's name is Emma, I have made several different ones by this pattern but only this one wanted to speak her mind regarding black-eyed peas for New Years Day. Have you had your black-eyed peas today?