Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rednesday - Redbird

Hanging Redbird

I've been cutting out birds on the scroll saw and have decided to show you the redbird.She is red with gold highlights  and she's wearing her red, creme and black plaid scarf.  She has red twine so you can hang her up if you want to.  I think I will add them to my esty shop when I get several done.

Made a few jigsaw puzzles too but they need to be painted.

Have a wonderful day.

Linking with Sue @http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com/ for Rednesday.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pink Saturday - PINK Love on my refrigerator

My granddaughters have been busy creating art for the month of February for my refrigerator. They seem to love to draw about love and hearts. Here's the latest artwork.

Next they took an old magnet-cut it to size and made me a love magnet.

I cannot leave this one out--it's not pink but its precious.

I think I will cover this with glass and frame it.  She didn't want to make Papa feel  bad so she added his name at the end. I call that thoughtful!!!

I'm liking with a LOVELY lady today who makes all of Saturdays a lovely pink.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vintage Thingie Thursday - My Hummels

Today I'm sharing my collection of Hummels that I purchased when we went to Germany in 1982.  We were able to acquire them at a fraction of what the cost was here at that time.  I just read on a Hummel site that the Goebel company has discontinuing making them as of 2008.

I realize mine are not exactly vintage but the creator and artist are.  Sister Maria Innocenta Hummel began sketching pictures of small children in the 1930's in Germany.  Porceline maker Franz Gobel caught a vision to re-create her sketches into porceline and started making the figurines before WWII.

Here is one of Sister Hummels first sketches.

Here are the ones that I was able to collect:

                                                                   Sensitive hunter:

Stitch in Time

Doll Mother


Trumpet Boy

We took a whole day and shopped for Hummels and when we got home my  nephew JR, he was three at the time said "Aunt Ann here I have a Hummel for you" and hand me this figurine. He had got it at a little shop in Hieldeberg.  Oh I was so honored to take this from him and he sets along side my Hummels in my china cabinet.

I'm linking with Suzanne @http://coloradolady.blogspot.com/ for Vintage Thingie Thursday.

Have fun collecting all of those fabulous one of a kind treasures.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A chuckle for Tuesday

Spending some time with my sis Lori last week cropping and I spotted this picture on a shelf in her kitchen. Boy this is just right!!!!

Having more mild weather here but we did order a new snow blower to be delivered Monday--think that will keep the snow away?

Have a fun day and keep smiling.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Pink Saturday - Pink Vintage Card

I've been catching up on my scrapbooking for a few weeks and I've been going through drawers and bins of  pictures and vintage cards.  This card was sent to me around 1964 from my Secret pal at church. I think the message is perfect for my blogging buddies.


Linking with Beverly @http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog for Pink Saturday.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2011 in Print

I just receieved my 2011 blog book in the mail yesterday. I figured if I'm going to write my hopes, loves and dreams I would put them in writing.

I also printed 2010 and have that book also. It's hard to believe I have written over 350 posts in the last two years.

I chose a black and white photo taken in the 1950's when we were in California for the cover. We are posing on a rock in Montery. This was taken before my youngest sister was born. I have always loved this photo. The back cover is a pic of me all dressed up.  I chose a hard cover this year. The book is so well constructed. The company is SharedBook.

I'm the one standing next to my Dad.

Happy Blogging

Linking with Honey @http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com for Potpourri Friday


Monday, January 16, 2012

Blue Monday

We just rented a movie and l loved it. I don't think it got a lot of press but it won all kinds of awards such as Sundance etc.  If you love Robert Duvall it's for you.

It's a true story which makes it so enjoyable.

This is one I will purchase and watch again.

Today I'm linking with Sally @http://smilingsally.blogspot.com

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pink Christmas Trees for Pink Saturday.

We'll it official I am already planning on how I will decorate for next Christmas!!!!WHOA you say--but just see what I found at Hobby Lobby for 90% off.  These will look so beautiful on my white faux fireplace mantel.

They are a lucious soft velvetey fabric.

Been crafting some this week too. I'm making felt flower clips for Valentines day and when the Easter season comes around I will find embellishments for some yellow and pale green ones too.

Today I'm linking with Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog

Thank you Bevery for making all our PINK dreams come true!!!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vintage Photo in Make-over clock frame

 A few years back I purchased a clock for my sunroom.  It is a really neat design with birds (my favorite) for that room.  The clock worked when I bought it and worked for a few weeks. I purchased it at a flea market and paid about 10.00 for it.

I decided to convert it into a picture frame so I could still use it in there.  I chose a vintage picture of my three sisters.  It was taken in Oct. 1966 the year I got married and moved to New Mexico.



My sisters are now 59,60 and 50.  This picture was taken at a friends home on a lake here in Kansas.

I'm linking with Suzanne@http://coloradolady.blogspot.com
for Vintage Thingie Thursday andhttp://blackberryvine.blogspot.com for Tuesday To Do Party

Also linking with Honey@http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com for Potpourri Friday #19


Monday, January 9, 2012

Blue Monday - January calendar

Well I'm in the swing of January,  really don't make resolutions but I've planted some ideas and hopefully will see those come to fruition. My lovely DIL made me a calendar featuring our vacation trip to see them this past summer.

My January page is full of blue and perfect for Blue Monday.

We bought our Daughter these darling KU rain boots and alas they are too big. I'm going to the Post Office to exchange them because I ordered them from an NCAA shop onlne.

Had this song in my head ever since I decided to feature these boots. "Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain".
Go figure.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Pink Saturday - Sweet Nana Pic

Today I want to share a present from my two granddaughters at Christmas.  They chose the picture from when we were on vacation this past summer.

One of the sweetest things this side of Heaven is being a Nana.

Linking with Beverly @http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog.

Happy Pink Saturday


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Rednesday - Christmas Serving Dishes

Doing some after Christmas shopping today and found some real goodies.    Target had 70% off christmas decorations so I picked up wrapping paper, ribbons, and ornaments.

I stopped off at the Salvation Army store thinking their Christmas items might be on sale too.  I found these great serving dishes for next Christmas.  Red and green holly on white ceramic.   Both dishes come with silver handles.

I can think lots of goodies to serve in these. Just have to wait until next year!!!!

Hope you find lots of after-christmas sales too.

Linking with Sue @http://suelovescherries.blogspot.com for Rednesday.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year 2012


Linking with Sally to start off the new year. Thank you Sally for keeping up the Blue Monday tradition!!!

New Years Eve was spent quietly here, we watched "Because of Winn Dixie" a great family movie.  And at midnight rang in the new year with sparking grape juice.  Ofcourse we used our wine glasses--my granddaughters think this is pretty cool!! My Mother and sister are still staying with us for awhile so they got to participate too.

Can you hear the noise makers?

Happy New Year.

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