Friday, April 25, 2014

Handmade in USA

This morning I was sewing the little flag onto this little bear and it reminded me that when I was growing up we bought lots of stuff "made in Japan".  I made Rebecca listen to my story.  Olden days stories make young people roll their eyes.

On Saturday mornings, we would go to "town" where there was a Kresge's store.  They had a donut machine and a soda fountain and a store-full of little things we could afford all with little tags "made in Japan".
Kinda like "made in China", only for ten cents then.

The men of the family always went along, and they stood around in front of the store and swapped stories
and pocket knives while the women went inside to shop.  (This was before TV and Internet.  Families had
only ONE car.  CHURCH was our social network.

PJ found this little flag at a yard sale and it still has its little tag.  I saved it for something special.
The bear is made from the roly-poly pattern by Maureen.  (She has such a following we are now calling her
by one name, like J-Lo and Beyonce and Shakira.  Her pattern name is Sweet Meadows Farm.

I would like to say Rebecca enjoyed my story, but she seemed in a big hurry to leave for school.  Thank you if you listened and have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Best Snowman

Cleverest snowman ever!  And hopefully the last for 2014.  Good day friends.

The photo by Jason Morgan sent to WXYZ Detroit.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

94.8 for 2014

 I hope the weather people are happy now that they can say we broke the record for snowfall.  Go away please.
 I made some angels last  week.  The credit really belongs to someone who made this beautiful quilt that I rescued.  I did make the yo-yos.
And the person that did this beautiful embroidery, with hand crocheted trim.  It was pretty ragged on one side but I worked around it to make the dress.  The body is a Pat Beam pattern.

I hope today's weather has made you happy, whatever it is.  Lots of people are still without power here due to the storms and strong winds, they are not so happy.  The sun keeps popping out just to tease us I think.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Easter crafts at the library.

A fun hour at Melvindale Public Library.  John made four crafts in about an hour with Ms. Teresa and Mr. Michael (and Mom Rachel helped a little). We  appreciate the events for children held by the library.  It is a good thing for the children to experience.

Hello friends, I appreciate your comments of late and am so glad to hear of better weather for y'all (at least some of us).

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Go Tigers! 

Yesterday was the first day I could work outside.  I was surprised by how many little things are coming up. At last, something to blog about.  I am so thankful for spring.