Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Hazel Grace, age 17, and Augustus, same age, meet at a cancer support group.  They fall in love, each have terminal cancer.  Sounds really sad, but somehow it was so good, you don't remember it as being sad.  It's a Young Adult book, my librarian Teresa picked out for me because she likes John Green books.  I'm not saying you should read it, I just wanted to remember it here.

I have the rest of my craft show stuff to post for 2012 but somehow it seems frivolous compared to what's going on in our country.  So....maybe a little later.  They were talking about getting back to normal this morning and I thought of something I read this a Halloween lady, Morticia Addams...Normal is an illusion...what is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. That probably doesn't apply in this case, but we pray for Normal on this closing day of October 2012.

Happy Halloween everyone, from me and John Michael and The Spooky Olde Tree.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

More Annies...

This Annie has a bear made from a pattern by THE MOONLIT STITCH, one of my blogging friends and it was a freebie!  Go to her site, she has many nice primitive handmades.  Mine isn't prim like hers, so I will try again.  He is easy too!

This one made by Sweet Meadows pattern and the sock monkey is not as hard as it looks....only Rebecca said he has a BIG nose......

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

Dolls and a Plant

Another doll made from Olde Country Cupboard pattern.  This one is called Candy Cane Annie but mine has a tree......

I think this pattern had a chicken with it.  Olde Country Cupboard has some nice doll patterns.


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

Designs by Olde Country Cupboard...

I liked this fabric that has letters and numbers.  I made the little flowers to go with the girls, if you are thinking they are not as nice as PJ's.  (They aren't!)

My dolls are a little different, but you get the idea. I say that a lot.

This is a twin but I like the pokie-dot fabric so much.  From Sew-What in Wyandotte.

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

The Storybook Quilt

This is the Storybook quilt at the show.  Each quilter took a page from the story book and designed a part of the quilt. 

These ladies told us about the storybook quilt and about their own quilt show October 27.  If you are in my area, it will be at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Hwy. Detroit.  Contact numbers are Ms. Gwen Carmichael 313-836-7994 and Ms. Frankie Moore 313-863-8003. Pastor Rev. Dr. Charles G. Adams.

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

Second Day at Festival of Quilts

The pews in both sanctuaries are filled with quilts, the library displays many quilt groups of the area, the piano is filled with Linus project quilts.  So many to look at. If we knew how many stitches are together in this room, what would you guess????  And wouldn't it be fun to know something about each person who made one of these beautiful quilts!

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

The Quilt Show, Dearborn First United Methodist Church

Today was the first day of the quilt show at Dearborn United Methodist Church.  These are pictures of the craft show and the food.  (of course).  Tomorrow I promise the main attractions....the quilts.

Charlie (my grandson) came and helped out, made some sales for me!!!  But this was his favorite thing ...the tin man by John.

Everyone loved PJ's flowers!
It is good to meet new crafters and see what they have made.  I took one of these plates home.
This is Barb's work...Iris folding, Isn't it beautiful!
This is the tea room where we had lunch, which was delicious.  Around the room are dolls made from bowling pins.

Just had to make you hungry!

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

Together at the Cozy Dog, a happy day to remember

It was only a short time ago that we visited with V and Warren and Mark and Kynda, Judson, Rachel, Betsy and Kyle in Springfield.  We went to lunch and  ate corn dogs at The Cozy Dog and sat on the porch that weekend at V and Warrens house.  It was a sweet time for all of us and Warren loved going to the Cozy Dog.

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.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Go happy....if you get bored, read Dr. Seuss......

Happy Saturday all my friends.