Friday, April 30, 2010

Thanks for asking, OneBigHappy......

about the Town Peddler which I am always rattling about.

Located at 35323 Plymouth Road (between Wayne and Levan) in Livonia, it is a collection of shops in a huge store with antiques, collectibles and crafts, and has a newly added art gallery. It has been voted #1 for 3 years in a row by Channel 4's Vote 4 The Best.

I have made many friends in my years there, staff, customers, and vendors have become like family to me.

There is a website, AND a very special story about Coach Greg Mellon (husband of Booth Agent, Lee Mellon). For sure, everyone is so proud of this member of the TP family (and Lee). His determination to recover and excel makes him a hero.

Be sure to read it. It's

And be sure to visit us, tell them that Peggy sent ya! Happy Friday.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

More from Decor Hunt

I'm posting some recent pictures from Town Peddler Mall, Decor Hunt's booth. I look forward to seeing what she has new.

Myself is a little puny, with a sinus problem, so haven't been exactly turning out the dolls. If you visit Town Peddler, I thought you might like these photos, and if you live far away maybe you will be inspired by her flair.

No matter how I feel, I miss saying hello. I like to have something new to show ya, so today it's Denise's new stuff. Happy Thursday everyone.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday new dolls and plant

I remember planting this, I just don't remember what it is. John says it looks like a weed.

A favorite, made from A Stitch in Time pattern.

No pattern used for this one, I just wanted a short Annie with a wide head. I really like black and white. I'll take these to the Town Peddler soon.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

New at the Town Peddler Mall

A new vendor with some penny-rug mats I like.

Pretty sassy roosters. I don't know the booth number, but if you are facing my booth, it's just to the right on an end cap. Happy Saturday!

Friday, April 23, 2010

New homes for these three....

A large doll I make from a pattern by Soft In The Head. I used an old dresser scarf that was embroidered in colors that match her dress. I always wonder about the homes that receive my dolls, I am sure they are peaceful and creative and joyful, just judging from those of you I have met.

A little doll I love to make, pattern by AlleyCatTales. Wool hair and homespun heart, and hand-dyed buttons from the quilt shop for her eyes.
Stars and some old lace on this one, a really nice color. Raggedy Old Annies pattern.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wrought by G. E. Clark (that's my friend, Garnet)

Of course, this would be my favorite.

This one too, with the flowers....

wrought by g. e. clark, she is a master of needlework.

I missed everyone yesterday but this will be a good day to read blogs. And I did enjoy my road trip to Port Huron. We went to Sew Elegant, Mary Maxims and I got to visit with my friend, Garnet. Barb is so nice to drop me off for a visit with her. I love seeing her and her beautiful needlework and catching up with her wonderful family.

And yeah, we went to Cracker Barrel. Happy Thursday everyone.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Emma's quilts

My mother was born in April 1914 in Graves County Kentucky. She was one of eight children. When her father died, very young, they moved to the city (Paducah) and she and some of her sisters worked at the cigar factory to help support them. They were just little children.

She made lots of quilts in the sixties, using double-knit fabrics. That's what we wore then and were so happy because things didn't have to be ironed. She especially loved Dutch Dolls.

If she were here this morning we would ask her to do the Charleston for us. She would be happy to.

Just remembering....have a happy Tuesday everyone.

Monday, April 19, 2010

At church on Sunday.....

I always take my camera to church on Sunday, you never know. This Sunday, quilter Sandy brought her signature quilt blocks she is making for an exchange. Wouldn't you like to see the finished quilt in those civil war fabrics! She especially wanted Jeanne (PJ's friend) to see them, after they talked quilting after Bible study.

I looked up the website, about Jane A. Stickle, There's also a beautiful quilt there with 225 patterns. I love quilts and quilt shops and quilters, altho I don't quilt, I like hanging around those who do.

I hope Jeanne will visit my blog so she can see Sandy's beautiful blocks. Happy Monday everyone.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The ASAP nurse and smiling flowers

I made this nurse for PJ years ago. She really has long hair and she is in a real hurry.

If they are smiling like this, how can they not be on the blog? I can't believe it's Friday already, I hope yours is happy.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A doll, a flower and Mammy's birthday

My scanner doesn't work anymore (never did really) so I made these with my camera, not so good, but will do, you can get the idea.

Tax day was my grandmother' s birthday. She was born in 1888 in Missouri. These were made in Kentucky after her marriage to my granddad. She's on the far left in the second picture. I declare I never saw her show that much attitude, ever.

Back then, you didn't have to beg people to be in a picture, but they never really smiled most times.

Mammy was big on writing notes. I carry one in my purse that she wrote on a small card. It has a verse from Joshua 1:9, and then she added, "read your Bible daily and talk with God. He is always there to guide you if only you ask believing and give Him humble thanks."
and I am thankful for my work......
and I am thankful for my flowers! Have a lovely day everyone!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Stitch in Time

Small doll with a quilt heart, flowery fabric is a favorite.

The caption for this picture no attention to the man behind the curtain.
Happy Wednesday y'all.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Friends and Flowers today

A Stitch in Time design. Her head kinda tapers off to one side, making her a thoughtful friend.

My little yard with the blue jacket Hyacinths blooming. The pond (bathtub) will be open soon. Happy Tuesday morning everyone, raining in Michigan so no playing outside.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Friends are Forever

I hope my blogger friends have not forgotten me during my week-long break. The grandkids and I had fun visiting last week, but now off to school again and back to work for me. Nice to see you this Monday morning.
Just one more of this beautiful flower. It's in my backyard but is so yellow you can see it from the next block over. I have kept it trimmed off on all sides and let it grow really tall. I like it much better that way. We had another frost this morning on all those clematis buds. Mammy would say it was blackberry winter, or dogwood winter, names for those freaky cold spells that keep coming back.

I hope you didn't miss Gail's tutorial on pruning your hydrangea. Click on The Farm on my sidebar and look for the video, made by Kynda.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Easter Post

I always think of Sharon, a teacher I know, when I see this flower. Her little students brought her a bouquet and she said "Oh, Forsythia". The little one replied "No, for YOU".

This is a painting at my neighbor Gail's house. I love to go there, her house is full of color and special touches. We have been neighbors forever and she is very special to me.

And all of you are as well and I wish you all a very happy Easter. I am taking a break to enjoy the weekend and the wonderful sunshine, so see you sometime next week.