Friday, December 29, 2017

Recycling is Kind

This is like a 4 x 6 pillow that I attempted to embroidery.  It looked pretty good until I looked at the photo, then all the flaws show up.

Nevertheless I am posting it is stuffed with recycled shredded paper.  It has a very firm feel,  kinda like the old fashioned things that were stuffed with excelsior back in the day.

Anyway it is kind to recycle!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Angels on Fleming Street

 I made these little ladies last year and they weren't claimed.  Now I am glad because I am enjoying them in my kitchen window.
 Another unclaimed angel which I loved, especially that beautiful crochet trim.
My big angel PJ bought in Canada, those extra twigs are just some lights I added.  It wasn't signed,  but should have been.

We are just freezing here brrrr.  Snow is NOT melting, not a single flake.  Happy Thursday!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas on Fleming Street

CLAUS AND CROW came to my house just before Christmas from my wonderful blogger friend, Lisa from The Moonlit Stitch. This morning there is a beautiful snow and we went out for a bit on the porch.

My neighbors have cleaned my drive and walk and even my car!  Everyone is being Santa Claus to me.

I am cooking green beans and a chess pie and drinking coffee.  Just wanted to say how much I appreciate my blogger friends  and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

P. S. That's a bit of real snow on Claus's boot.  He just had to see if it was real.  Love to all.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Aunt Agatha

Did you know Caroline Blakiston was in Return of the Jedi?

This is a post for my Poldark blogger friends...did you all really ever think we could hate George any more than we already do???

Friday, November 10, 2017

Snowmen Rule at Town Peddler

 My pick at far right, Let It Snow.....
so do pumpkins.  At Town Peddler, Homedun Stitches
Look at the melter snowman at the top.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

You Might Like this....

When we visited my cousin Judy in Paducah I asked her if I could share this.  I think it is such a great idea and some of my blogger friends might want to make something similar.  Judy is also my step-sister and we talk often on the phone and she actually writes me letters!!!

I love old photographs and like to make things using them.  I think hers was made by her sister.  I love it. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Town Peddler Mall

At Town Peddler Antiques and Craft Mall:  For Poldark fans, it is $14.99. I like the TV Demelza's wild RED hair though.  Where's the Ross book?

Love this one too.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Red, White and Blue

"Kneeling" is not an issue with me.  Only God knows what is in a heart that chooses to kneel.

I was brought up with kneeling being a sign of ultimate respect and of profound emotion.  That said, maybe we should all kneel, each of us for what we revere most.

I hope your day is filled with flowers!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Putzing with funny witches...

 My broom is old and dusty....I seldom fly, oh greenish cast has faded, I never cast a spell.
The slimy toads adore me, they know I'm not a threat.  I'd rather nap or crochet, I seldom ever fret.
My days of making potions.. are over, dead and gone, no one seems to trust me, afraid I'll get it wrong.
My caldron is on ebay, my groove is lost, they say.  How can she be so happy, this witch , who lost her way.
so former friends  forsake me, but that's just fine you see...It's time to read a romance, and have a cup of tea...hee...hee.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

 I found this easel type frame at the thrift store. These are pins I made this week.  PJ has been taking a break from pin-making.  Mine are not as nice as hers.

I liked these chicken buttons that I found at Joann' Fabrics.
 Who would want to wear a chicken?
 Rooster has little heart.
I made some other stuff this month too but I'm just putting it on my other blog (aflowerisneverwrong) so if you are interested you can check it out.  There is a turkey and a crow, all the fall stuff is out at Joann Fabrics.

I hope everyone is happy and well. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Old Lady with Tomato

All it takes to make her happy!  First Tomato 2017!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


My friend Stella died on June 4 and I will surely miss her.  She has been the sweetest and most interesting friend to me.  She made beautiful art with her crochet needle and every time I saw her, she always asked about my family members and my garden.

She always got it right and never missed a beat.  I think  her love and interest in others, was what sustained her.  I believe she is going to go right on keeping track of all of us!

Thank you for reading my post about Stella.   

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 1 Flowers

This is the second year for this iris, the first year to bloom.  I bought it at the Ann Arbor farmers market.  I wish I could tell you its name.  It is so blue it is almost black.
 This one is my Beverly Sills from Kynda, and it gets to be on the blog every year.  It is almost finished blooming for now.
 I made this little flag and a few more for the craft mall.  They didn't sell lol.  But I like mine in my new hosta spot under the dogwood tree.
This is an aulium and the prettiest one I have. Thank you for walking through my garden this June lst.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Looking at flowers

After so much rain, it is easier to get the weeds.  I should be out there now, but no, I'm drinking coffee and saying good morning to you all.  Have a happy day.

Friday, April 21, 2017

At Town Peddler Craft and and Antique Mall, Livonia, MI

 I have a thing for tins and this one is very unique. 
 Probably about 18 X 16 with lid, may 6 inches deep.
 Display including the tin.  Very cool.
This last picture is something I made for this week, hope you can read the words.
Have faith!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Good book

A new book at the Library network. Very good read!
Hang in there everyone!
I bought this dress at the Farm and waited for something to come along to wear it.  Yesterday I thought it was time to garden, today...not so much.  Happy day everyone.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mildred, Alma, Neen and Peggy collaboration

A few days ago I posted a picture of a baby dress that belonged to Mildred Giles which was passed down to her daughter, Alma, who passed it down to my friend Neen.

Neen wanted to do something nice with the dress to remember her wonderful friend Alma, so she
asked that I offer it for sale to benefit the Walk for Diabetes fund that her family participates in every year.

I hope my decision to make a doll to wear the dress was the right one, so we will see.  Except for adding some ribbons to the bonnet that she holds, I didn't make any changes.  I made her slip and pantaloons from some soft vintage fabric.and there is a little scrap of lace that I added to her hair. I will be taking her to Town Peddler for their Spring Open House this week.

I hope your Sunday is much blessed.  My whole week has certainly been, things have gone well.  Love to everyone.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lisa's Keto Lasagna

I love handwritten recipes.  This one was originally on Pinterest but Lisa has made it several times and wrote this out from memory.  We love it and you wouldn't even know it is absent the noodles.

The Wednesday Wind was tremendous here, 800,000 people were said to be without power.  I was lucky to have mine.  Schools are closed and traffic lights out.  Scary. Much better this morning.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Crochet for Diabetes

My friend Neen crochets sweet little baby shoes and crowns that I sell for her at my booth at Town Peddler. She also raffles an afgan at family reunions which also helps out her fund.

  At the end of the year, her whole family participates in the annual Walk for Diabetes .Last year our fund was $500 and we were really proud.   Several in her family have diabetes and she has lost a grandson to this terrible illness.  I also have many friends who  struggle with it.

The pictures of the little baby dress is her latest contribution.  It came to her from a dear friend and it belonged to her mother. You can see her name and date on the cute little tag.  I will be taking it to Town Peddler soon but have delayed because of showing it to everyone. It has some stains along the hemline from age but it is just so pretty.  The little buttons and hand embroidery and the lace on the bonnet are just perfect.  I know that Alma would love seeing her mother's dress on the internet. Alma  was a loving friend to Neen.

I was thinking I would have loved to have a picture of baby Mildred  in her dress and bonnet.  I'm also thinking it will be hard to part with.

We have had a windy, windy March 1st.  It did come in like a lion.  Love from Michigan.

Monday, February 27, 2017


I finished up Little Deaths, which was inspired by a real event in the sixties in Queens, NY.  I liked the book but couldn't bring myself to like the characters.  There are some good reviews online if you think you might read it.  One of them agreed with me.  But it is a very good story with a surprise ending.

Then I started this one today by Ron Marasco.  I didn't think I would like it, but I read 100 pages just to start.  I think I am going to be glad that I changed my mind.  I hope you all get to read a book today, or at least 100 pages.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Books on Saturday

This is a book from my library.  I made a mistake picking it up last night at 11:30 and then again this morning.  Guess that is how my Saturday is going to go, and it is going to be springlike weather this weekend.

 I've been picking my way through this one for a few days now.  I asked for it at my library and it is a short loan book.  It is a biography and I wanted to read it because Margaret Wise Brown wrote one of our all-time favorites, The Runaway Bunny.  She had a fabulous life and her sister shared her unpublished works with Amy Gary, years after her death.  There are a ton of acknowledgements at the end of some 250 pages.  It is really interesting.
I finished this one last week, I was about half way through and thought it was too romancy but then it became really fascinating and the end was one of those I didn't see coming.   There is a prequel to it that I didn't know about until I read the reviews, some of which were really good and some not so.  If you read reviews, does it spoil a book for you? 

I have to get outside today, just can't pass up the chance.  I hope you get to enjoy your weekend.  Take care everyone.