Wednesday, February 22, 2017


I find the gravestones of yesterday so fascinating.

These are some my family's graves that I have discovered in my Genealogy.

Pennsylvania Dutch decorating on the top of the stone.  My ancestor was a  member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

I believe this marker is made of metal.

Every shape and size.

Gone but not forgotten. I love the dove.

A simple wooden cross adorns the monument.

My paternal great-grandmother with holding hands.

My great grandfather a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

There is no end to what we can glean from those who have gone before us. I have such a rich heritage.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Photo Bus

We attended the annual Valentine Banquet at our church and this year they acquired a Photo Booth in a very cool vintage van.

Of course there were plenty of props--such a fun booth.

A big ole shiny glittery heart as the background.

A fun event with delicious food and entertainment. Met a few new couples too.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017


I'm sharing some ancestry today, it is so fascinating to me and I hope you find it interesting.

One of my paternal grandparents was Patrick Fletcher, we were always told he was from Ireland.  After doing months of research and DNA we have discovered that his direct ancestor and my 9th great-grandfather.  Moses Fletcher was one of the signers of the Mayflower Contract.

I found this graphic that shows where all of the Pilgrims originated from.

Moses lived in Sandwich England by 1599, he was the Sexton of St. Peter from 1604-1606 but was excommunicated  by the church three time.  He buried one of his daughters in a manner that the church did not approve of.  Moses left England and  moved to Holland in 1613 and worked as a "smith"

To escape religious freedom he became a passenger on the "Mayflower". It is not clear if he took his family but I do see first names of family members on the manifest but do not know if they were his family.

Like many of those first pilgrims he lost his life that first winter.  Many of his children followed on additional ships in the years afterward.

The monument in Plymouth, Massachusetts to honor the passengers of the "Mayflower".

Now I have a good reason to travel to this area of our country, very excited to see this in person.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Christmas clearance

I try to pick up Christmas decorations at an extreme discount each year after the holiday.  This year I purchased a few items-mainly wrapping paper, boxes and bags.

I found this glitz-ed out deer head and decided I would like to use it to hang my gold jewelry on for all year.

He looks so cute hanging in my sewing room holding some of my gold necklaces.  He or (she) makes me smile.



Saturday, February 4, 2017

Chicken wire

I just love creating things with chicken wire, it molds so easily--just be careful of the sharp ends when you use your cutters.

I made a wire-dress form for my sewing room and sometimes dress her in holiday embellishments.

Today she is wearing a red jacket for Red Heart Day.

Been playing around with making cloches too.

My sewing room is my room where all my pretties are and I feel so happy in there. Many collections and things that my mom and grandmother sits on these shelves.

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