Sunday, May 31, 2009


An old hymn by Nina Simone, from the movie Bella. I found the movie at the library this week and I had wanted to see it when it won the Sundance award and was acclaimed by many critics, but we don't get those movies in our area.
I looked up Nina Simone, she died in France in 2003, she was born in 1933.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Looking for a garage sale

These are some pretty dogs we saw in the Pet Store Parking lot while we were out looking for a garage sale (or trying to get a table at Kate's Kitchen for breakfast).
One said "Did you get any bargains?" The other one said "Me neither but Kate's Kitchen sounds like a good idea."
We knew they were smart, they were driving a Ford.
And we never could get in to eat at Kate's so we settled for Mary Anne's in New Boston. Happy Saturday.

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Greats

Hurry up Mark, Betsy's gonna beat you.

John Michael has a smile for us. He's nine months old now.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New on Thursday

I always find flaws when I look at the pictures, but I seldom change anything.
I started this one with a pattern by Off-The-Beam, but she turned out differently. Look at her nice trim that I got from my friend Joanne.
I made three of these and each one has a look in their eye. I hope these things don't start speaking to me, I will really be in trouble. Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Maxwell's Art and Treasures

Maxwell's is a fun place to go, located at 32416 Industrial Drive in Garden City, Michigan. It is a little hard to find, you have to look on Ford Road for their little painted signs, we turn in opposite side of Dario's. They have art, books, classes and more.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Forever we keep in our hearts those who died for our freedom, and those who today serve and defend us. Say a prayer.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Morning on my little porch

I like blue, especially on Sunday.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

More about Okra

First of all, we pronounce it "oh-kree" but if you say it like that people look at you funny, which I get a lot of.
This is my favorite way to cook it, cut it in chunks and coat with cornmeal and fry in Crisco. Cracker Barrel has their way and I have mine...
This is the way my grandmother and mother cooked it, just boil it a little with some bacon grease, small amount. Some people say it is slimy..I don't know what they mean by that.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friends know what you like....

It's a really good friend who will drive quite a distance to go "junkin" and have lunch with you.
Not to mention that she brings you a big surprise bag, which has right on top these beauties---fresh okra and pickled asparagus that she made. Everyone should have a friend like this! More tomorrow.....

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I keep changing everything about Angie, including my posts. So while I was shortening her skirt, she said, you know I'm supposed to have wings. So here she is, made from a design from Their patterns are unique, imaginative, and reasonably priced. I hope your day has been good.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I love clematis, so hope yall don't get bored with them. This one is Henryi, and stays a nice size, took a few years to get this big as it was just a sprig when I bought it. The old plow belonged to Mammy and Papa (my grandparents). It worked many years before it was replaced by a big old tiller, but it was kept and I am glad. It will be appreciated for its new job, holding up the Henryi.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Angel

She has a new home. I know she will behave herself, she has good manners. She is my own pattern.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Frosty Morning

Wouldn't you know! When I walked out to the garden with my coffee, there was frost on the tomatoes. This one I planted for my neighbor on the fenceline, it's a Smarty and I hope it does well so she can take tomatoes to her church friends. I ordered the seed from Johnny's, $6.75 for 20 seeds, it may be called that because it was smart enough to get me to part with that much of my seed money. Happy Monday, warming up.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

White Flowers

My favorite clematis, Guernsey Cream
Little white anemones given to me by Sue at church. The best plants are those given and received with love.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday Gardener

A rain overnight and bright sunshine this morning. My beans are up, woohoo. Little gardener mouse sits in an old loaf pan and holds her sign, hope someone will love her.

Friday, May 15, 2009

I wish I knew its story

This is a jar that Ray unearthed out in his woods. He has found several items, I think we should do a "dig".
He looked for the handle but couldn't find it, but I love it just the way it is. I wish I knew its story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Annie and Her Cats

This is a doll I made from a pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm. It takes a little patience to get the cats sewn on to the doll so they stay in place but she is worth the extra effort. Check out more patterns at

Monday, May 11, 2009

Meiring Greenhouse Open House

These are the shopping carts you get when you go in, it's fun for me to see what other people buy.
Then you get to get in a long line and wait your turn to pull your car in and unload your flowers. PJ did all work, I kinda limped along. But it was fun and we got our black and blue salvias.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mystery Tree

This is a tree that was growing in my small yard. We transplanted it to PJ's yard and here it blooms so nicely. In the meantime, back at the ranch, another tree has sprouted in my yard in the very same place and is now about eight feet tall. It does not bloom for me, but says ha, ha, you can't get rid of me.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Garden Chronicles

My Big Lot dogwood finally has more than two blooms, and my birdhouse finally has a resident family, which are extremely noisy.