Saturday, May 26, 2018

Glorious sunset

A few nights ago my husband noticed a glorious sunset though the front room windows. I grabbed my cell phone and went out to the front porch to get a picture.


It had been raining so the street is glistening!! The reflection of the trees shows on the street.  The colors are glorious don't you think?

I see plenty of pink in here plus all shades of red. So happy we noticed this event!!

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Ann 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Teddy Bear

Funny how things get switched around as we get older, we took care of our children so much and now they are beginning to do the same for us.

Our grands like to give stuffed animals to Papaw nowadays.  When our oldest grand was in San Francisco a few weeks ago she bought this bear for Papaw. Usually its the parents bringing them back to little ones.


Isn't that a good message.

This little duo from our grandchildren sits on the monitor reminding us everyday.


I don't think you get too old to enjoy little softies!!

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Ann

Friday, May 18, 2018

Columbine

This year my Columbine is extra pretty I think. This pink is so vibrant and mixing in with red just right.



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Ann

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Several

Several 's definition is anything more than two but not too many.  Do you think 15 counts as several, I do.

 I spread out 15 bags of mulch this morning in my Oz garden.

This song by Ernie Ford came to my mind: Changed it a little

Fifteen bags and what do you get
Another day older and
POOPED


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Ann

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mothers Day 2018

Nellie is my beautiful Momma who is 92 and this was taken just a few weeks ago.



She is a Mom to four girls and wife of 46 years. My Dad passed away 26 years ago and she has remained single. She does have a friend who goes to country music dances with her and takes her to church.

She has been such a wonderful example to us four girls--she has a servants heart. She took care of her mother and father in law before their deaths and my Dad who suffered with cancer for the last four years of his life. She suffered the loss of a daughter, our sister Katy with heart failure in 2016.

We adore the woman and Mom that she is.

I see a speck of blue on my Aunts top behind Mom so I'll link with BLUE MONDAY





Ann

Monday, May 7, 2018

Dragon mural

My oldest granddaughter is a member of her High School Symphony Orchestra and they took a trip last month to San Francisco.   They competed in a nation wide competition and their orchestra placed 2nd in the country!! What a great experience for her and fun for us to see some beautiful pictures.

I really like this one in front of a beautiful dragon mural.

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Ann

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Quarry

Finding a Q word is always a challenge.  Did some looking on wiki and decided on quarry. I know there are several quarries here in Kansas and many throughout our country.

This image really caught my eye "Rock of Ages" quarry in Vermont. Rock of Ages quarry is the  largest deep hole destination granite quarry. It is 600 feet deep and the water a milky blue.



Another quarry in Mt. Airy, North Carolina is the size of 66 football fields.

Pakistan is know for it onyx stone quarries and Spain for it's marble.

This stone was carved at Rock of Ages quarry, such expertise.

We Americans do love those marble and granite kitchen counter tops--most new homes come with such luxuries.

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Ann

Monday, April 30, 2018

Church

Visiting in Indianapolis I took several pictures downtown and really like this one.  Snapped a picture of this church among the trees.

Blue sky even though it was a little cool. Love the stained glass windows and the architecture of the towers. Old Glory takes a stand too.

Think this might make a neat poster.
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Ann

Friday, April 27, 2018

Crown Him

Enjoying a new craft project making crowns for my mantel.  I enjoy searching the mark down isles for beads and trims to adorn my crowns made from tin cans.




Thought my hymn board could emphasize this message very well.



Staying so busy sewing, crafting and volunteer work-need to carve out some time for outside work too since the weather has decided maybe just maybe it's Spring here in Kansas.

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Ann

Friday, April 20, 2018

Pearly whites

Had a super sister trip to Indiana last week.  We visited a quaint little town, Nashville, Indiana and they had many great stores and restaurants.

We took these pics of this darling deer and we couldn't get over his pearly whites!!!!




He wouldn't be too hard to make--just have those logs available.

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Ann

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Little Orphant Annie

I spent a wonderful trip last week with my sister in Indianapolis. We both agree it was a buying trip because most everything we did was shop!!!

Both of us love a good find and both interested in history.

I've always loved "Little Orphan Annie" but learned so much from finding this book in a vintage store.  "Orphant Annie Story Book".

The Orphant Annie Storybook was written and illustrated by Johnny Gruelle, the creator of Raggedy Ann as a tribute and memorial to his friend and neighbor James Whitcomb Riley.


The original poem "Little Orphant Annie" was written in 1885 by James Whitcomb Riley. The poem about  a little orphan who comes to live with a family.  It was inspired by Mary Alice Smith an actual orphan who came to live with his family during her childhood.

In 1908 the first book "Little Orphant Annie was printed. During the years following she became the inspiration for "Little Orphan Annie" and "Raggedy Ann".

A film adaptation was made in 1918, a silent film which was narrated by James Riley.



Another adaptation is the comic strip created in 1924. The long running Broadway musical was made in 1977 and motion picture in 1982.

While on my trip my Sister had these stored away and she gave me this set of Little Orphan Annie characters.
Daddy Warbucks, Annie, Mrs. Hannigan and Molly. The Nickerbocker Toy Company created these in the 1980's.

Both James Riley and Johnny Gruelle passed away before they knew what a legend Little Orphant Annie would become to future generations.

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Ann

Monday, April 9, 2018

Field of color

Our Easter color theme for our choir this year was bright vivid color and contrasting if possible. No browns or black preferably no tans.  Here is a small group of us together before going on stage.

That's me in the yellow. We opened with "Come Alive" from The Greatest Showman.

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Ann

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sewing Workbook

I'm loving my new workbook for all of my sewing projects.  Last week my granddaughter and I stopped by the local library for one of their big book sales.

I spied "The Workbasket Sewing Workbook" and jumped at chance to buy it. It was published in 2011 and features the styles of the 1950's fashions.

I'm having the best time taking pictures of my latest sewing projects and listing them and all the particulars that went with it.





All the fashions from the 1950's adorn the pages.


The Workbasket was a magazine that was produced in the 1950's and 60's.

I think I may have at one time had a few copies but now they are long gone.

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Ann

Monday, April 2, 2018

Re-purpose

This year our choir colors for Easter were bright on bright. I decided I wanted to do yellow for my top. I had already made a pair of pants in Royal Blue that I could wear with it. Didn't want to go out and spend lots of cash so I searched for one at a thrift store.

Found this one to re-purpose.


It was in my size but an out dated style. I removed the long front and made a border to make the top longer.

This is my granddaughter in bright yellow and I getting ready to sing in the Resurrection Services for our church.

It was a great Easter!!!

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Ann

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Keeper cards

I'm a very sentimental kinda girl and I have kept greeting cards and announcements for my entire life.

This card is one my Mom and Dad sent our daughter for Easter probably 40 years ago.


Such a sweet little face!!

This one was sent to us from our grandchildren 15 years ago.



I love the soft colors of Easter--bringing new life to us.

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Ann

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Love

Nothing expresses the LOVE of this season more than the Resurrection that we as Christians celebrate!

This banner is hanging in my kitchen.


This banner encompasses all the the LORD means to us and what HE did for us. It is what is LIFE to each of us.

Praying you all have a glorious Easter.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Ann

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