Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I was having my coffee when I hear a soft knock on my door. She's my little neighbor girl who comes over to play with John Michael. How could any Christmas morning be sweeter than this!
Please hold and keep us, dear Father above,
please send us flowers and children to love...
peace in our homeland, work to provide...
friends to hold onto, and faith to abide.
Merry Christmas to all, you are so dear to me!
Friday, December 14, 2012
|A little scarey, but not too much.....|
|A little worried, but not too much|
I see I got a complaint about not posting . I am intimidated by all the beautiful posts lately, and if you made angels that look like these, would you post them? Their hair and eyes are not in keeping with their dresses and they look a little wild. But they are what they are.
I am behind in other things too. I was puzzled by all this Elf on the Shelf stuff. My friends tell me the story will be on TV tonight at 9:30 so maybe I can get up to snuff on the Elf!
I hope you all are enjoying the season. It is so mild here that I have been able to work in the yard a little. I'm going to John Michael's Christmas morning and I am enjoying the pictures of Betsy and Kyle and their Christmas in Kentucky. Happy Friday everyone.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Last night I had a wild hair and picked up the needle and finished a couple of these. I was thinking that the day I bought one of these was probably the very first craft show I ever heard of and then it was called a church bazaar. It was at the Grace Episcopal Church in Paducah Kentucky and of course they had delicious lunch in addition to their handmade items. I may have paid a dollar or two for one of these.
It only took me about two hours, thread was snarling and sequins were littering the carpet but if you want to punish yourself you should try one. It's tedious I warn ya! Get two circles of felt,cut a hole in the center of one and sew on the sequins, just layer them on. Then sew on the red beads and a little red bow. Back it with the other circle of felt and stitch around the outside and inside. Then I cut out the hole in the second circle and sewed on a safety pin. You will need a very skinny needle.
Have you ever wondered how craft shows began and when? Tried to find out online but didn't come up with anything. I did run across this and thought you might enjoy.
More Reasons To Purchase Fabric
10. The quilt shop gets angry when you steal it.
9. It will go with something I bought last year.
8. Well-known fact: prevents washing machine withdrawal symptoms on light laundry days.
7. Keeps the people who make cardboard inserts in bolts of fabric employed, thus supporting the national economy in yet one more way.
6. Assists the little birdies with their nests when scraps, threads, and little whispies are allowed to blow in the wind.
5. Without fabric I would have nothing to do with my rotary cutter, my mat, my sewing machine, my iron, my thread, my needles, my quilting books. And my time.
4. Step 32 of Master Plan to drive husband crazy.
3. It does not promote tooth decay.
2. It's not immoral, illegal, or fattening.1. Surgeon General says: "10 yards a day keeps the blues away.
Happy Friday, last day of November 2012.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
It was out-of-the-question that this critically disabled man could adopt a greyhound. If you read the story, it might be out-of-the-question for you too, but that didn't stop me from really wanting a Comet of my own.
Happy Wednesday, read a book today.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Now.....if you want to make your own sock monkey, there is a little pattern in with one of the Sweet Meadows Farm's Annie pattern. You can buy little ones at Bed, Bath and Beyond and also at the Cracker Barrel sometimes, but the ones you made yourself would be special. And they could have a candy cane! and a long tail! and a tuft of hair! Happy Monday everyone.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
I've had two reminders that it is opening day of deer season; first I phoned my son who answered in a whisper. I said I just wanted to chat. He said "I'm in a deer blind". Oh my, did I hang up quickly.
Then Lisa at Moonlit Stitch has a nice post with some neat pictures and some funny but true observations about hunters.
The picture above is Charlie and his Dad's big deer from bow season this year. I love his expression, like, I can't believe how big this deer is.
Lisa at Moonlit Stitch says it is a traditional National Holiday. I'm not going except John Michael and I may hunt some pretty leaves and some dandelions. The deer will have no need to fear us.
Happy Thursday everyone.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
This old card table belonged to my MIL Fannie Hudson. If it could talk it would know all the gossip there was to know in Mountain View, Missouri in the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. with countless games of solitaire, cups of coffee and her cigarettes. If you came to see her, she would go on playing, saying "come on in but keep those babies quiet, my soaps are on".
Since the table came to my house after Fannie died, it has had a different life. It gets to be squeezed in when there is an extra two feet of space to be used in the craft show booth. And...gets to wear red and hold all manner of interesting creations. This year it was in charge of candy-canes which went really well and the snowmen too, except they really got bested by the elves.
It was good to see people that are regular and faithful customers and I only see once a year. A few were missing and I hope everything is well and just couldn't make it this year. I had wonderful help...Rebecca, Granddaughter, and PJ, daughter, and we sold PJ's pin and badge flowers too! PJ is a reluctant crafter but she is coming around. I am working on being her craft coach as well as her life coach.
After all, the table still has a lot of years left in it, it should never be put out to pasture. Happy Sunday everyone!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Next picture is Melissa, a family friend who donated her kidney so that he might get well.
I would call that a very brave and true friend.
Aren't they both beautiful with their plush kidney creatures and keeping warm and cozy under Grandmother Stella's handmade afghans! The surgery was on Wednesday. Our hearts are warm too to hear such a story and we want them to get well soon.
'scuze me while I find a tissue!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Happy Sunday to everyone, a lot of important things will be happening in November, most of all being thankful for everything.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
When my nice neighbors moved away, they gave me this plant stand. The snowmen are made from the BIG pattern by Sweetmeadows farm. They have a round head.
Last night we went to see Oliver at Southgate Community Players. Jeff was a wonderful Fagin and I got to shake hands with an amazing little third-grader who played Oliver! We loved it! Went with my two granddaughters, Rachel and Rebecca. And I will be going to see it again next week.
The sun is shining here, but still I am thinking of those people who are cleaning up after the storm and those who have lost someone. I hope you are well.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Happy Halloween everyone, from me and John Michael and The Spooky Olde Tree.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I think that is all the Annies for now and I thank you all for your visits and comments. I have a few Christmas things to finish up and that's it. Have a safe and happy Saturday.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Just wanted to show you all how my Love Lies Bleeding plant grew. It is pretty ratty now so it's on its way out. I am wondering if it will seed itself. Anyone know? If it does, I am probably in trouble.
Happy Friday everyone. Keeping all you in mind that are in the area of what they are calling the Frankenstorm.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather that we have. The trees are golden and soon our yards will be. Love from Michigan.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Another display we liked were the beaded and quilted wall hangings. Since we are really in to flowers these days I chose the pink one as my favorite beaded. If you are a quilter, check Facebook under Festival of Quilts for so many more pictures.
As for us here at the plot I am planning for Blessed Hope tomorrow. Borrowed PJ's Nesco for it. Kynda and all the family are going home after the service . I have never seen the military honors but I know it was very special for them.
All is well, so have a happy Tuesday everyone.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Happy Sunday friends! Tomorrow I will tell you about the Hartford Memorial Baptist Church quilt show on October 27 presented by the Wednesday Night Quilting Sisters group.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Charlie (my grandson) came and helped out, made some sales for me!!! But this was his favorite thing ...the tin man by John.
I have to say that the church did a wonderful job of working around a big re-construction project going on at the building. And as always everyone is so nice and appreciative. It is a pleasure to be a part of the show. Tomorrow the quilts....
Happy Friday night everyone.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
We are sad that Warren has died this week, he has been very sick for the past two months. I am grateful for his life.... for Mark....and for all the visits we had with him. I am sending an extra big portion of love for V and Mark and Kynda today.
We took a picture of the poster on our way home. I didn't remember that Springfield and The Cozy Dog was the birthplace of the corn dog, but I will remember our time there in September 2012.
And love to all my blogger friends today.