Sunday, December 21, 2014

Living Water Kids craft a snowman today..

You need a styrofoam ball and a white sock and a roll of toilet paper, some pom poms, wire and a fabric strip for his scarf.  They did an excellent job (first to fifth graders), the only hard part was getting that roll of toilet paper in the sock.

We used paper cut outs for the face as the fabric markers bled through the sock.  Everyone had fun, as always!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas at Melvindale, Michigan, New Hope UMC

Choose a tin or two
Fill with homemade cookies... try not to sneak a bite.
Marie has been a member for many years, she gave me a church tour.... it was good to see old friends.

A blessed Christmas to all from a sweet church.
The ornaments are handmade and are many years old. 

The Advent candles and Nativity and there will be ponsettias on Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas at Town Peddler

 Red hat with a feather...
 white dresser....

Julie's cute wood snowmen...

 cabinet.... liked the music sheets...
 place for two....
and a Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 Today I am making cornbread dressing and thankful I am able to.... and would like to wish all my friends online a happy day tomorrow.
I thought you might like to see this beautiful Christmas tree.  It is as big as my house so it isn't mine.  My friend Marie was at the lighting of it at the Henry Ford Museum.  Looks like she did some shopping there as well. 

My cornbread dressing recipe is on  my blog, November 2010 in case you would like to make it sometime.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

So Sweet

So many of us have been watching Linda's family as they have enlarged.  It seems like yesterday, the quads came along! Now they are having art lessons and sharing with us.  Thank you Linda.  Visit them often to watch them grow at Linda's Life Journal.  And may this week bless us all.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lindberg School Craft Show

The funny little angels are going to Dearborn.  It will be nice to see everyone and take some pictures.
PJ, the flower maker, is my helper this year.  Wish my blogger friends could be there!

Monday, November 3, 2014

November turkeys

I just sent a Facebook post to Stacey Mead, the designer of the pattern I use to make these turkeys, to thank her.  I made four this year from her Raven's Haven pattern "Jake" the turkey (2007).

Jake is really easy to make, he has rebar wire legs. He also doesn't have to worry about ending up on a platter.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

 Mr. Quilt Coat Santa is now in the building at Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall.
Also some new hats, hand crochet by Neen, my friend, who makes these for their family diabetes project, to remember her grandson Scott.
I Added some of PJ's pins to some of them.  They are really nice, the crochet and pins were my idea and that was the extent of my input.  I can't make the pins and I sure can't crochet. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Craft Show Time

These are two things I had left over from last year.  The right home just didn't come along for them last year.
Both of these are designs by Olde Country Cupboard, lordy, how we miss her and her beautiful work.

I'm looking forward to the weekend, Divine Child craft show (as a buyer and supporter for Barbara and hopefully Carol, Rosalee and Denise will be there) and Little Shop of Horrors (with SIL Jeff) at Out of the Box theater in Wyandotte.

We had rain, lightening, thunder this morning but many of my flowers are holding on. Me, as well.
Hope you all find a good craft show too.

Friday, October 17, 2014

October 2014

 The Pilgrims 2014, pattern by Sweet Meadows Farm,
 A really, really good book if you love books, reading and people who love books.  I want to read her other stories now.
Our October man, it has really been a little chilly for this sort of thing, we had a frost and now the leaves are beginning to fall.   I am sewing, making salsa and grape jelly and reading.  Hope you all are wonderful and busy too.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Misc. Saturday

 Well I hope these girls are not too mad at me.  Here it is the end of September and I didn't post their picture.  Next month will be a guy, so get ready ladies.
Lisa and Ray just came back from vacation, they went to Colorado, Utah and Nevada and came back with so many beautiful pictures.  We all know how beautiful those Western states are, so I chose this picture to post because Lisa knew I would appreciate it and it makes you think. And laugh.
This is a book I just read picked out for me by Teresa at the library.  It's a good book and I enjoyed reading it through but the end is the best part.  Do not read the end before you start it.  I hope everyone has a good weekend, it is a gorgeous day in Michigan.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Visit to Kynda and Mark's Porch...

 It was too cold for me on the porch when we visited and I was disappointed to miss out on it.
 Little table has a story, Kynda bought it at Antique Mall then found out it had belonged to a friend's Mom.
(She offered it back of course).
 Wire frame, made in Michigan, made beautiful with flowers.  Why didn't we do that with ours?

 Mammy's little snail planter, sweet little face isn't it?

 Mammy's little birdhouse in a bird cage found by PJ.

Granddaddy's thermometer from White's Ashland Service Station.  We called it "filling station" back then.
It's like a trip down Memory Lane, and a perfect place for a visit or a read.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


 These are most of the pumpkins that I grew in the garden.....
and this is one I tried to make.  I think it turned out like a big ol pattypan squash.  Okay it was a practice piece that I attempted from a tutorial on  Maybe you could try it, but anyway, check out the website and see what you think.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dora, the aDORAble

 Faith and Dora
 Noel and Dora....

Lucky little Dora has gone to live with Faith, and I will be visiting her often and seeing her grow up.
Dora's mom came to PJ's a while back and it was soon discovered she was in the family way.  Four little darlings and three have found wonderful homes.  One little Chubs is left and I have a feeling, he doesn't have to worry either.

I love thank-you letters and I thought Faith's was just awesome.  She and her whole  family are awesome!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Favorites at Town Peddler

My favorite things to play with are old crochet, buttons and pictures.  I also like old books.  Putting them all  together is fun for me.  The two dolls are Zombie Ann and Seed saver Ann. 

The last picture is a chalkboard made by some gals just around the corner from our booth.  They have the neatest things.  This is the underside of a  pull-cart, you can see the rollers . It's pretty large and priced at 39.95.  It probably won't be there very long.  On the left side there is a little hardware piece that holds the chalk.  I keep thinking about where I could possibly put it.

Happy Thursday.