Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter on Pink Saturday

Today I'd like to share a picture of my family (minus my baby sister who was born in 1961)  on Easter Sunday in 1955.
I'm like so many other bloggers who love to decorate for Easter and make baskets for my grandchildren.  Either make  or buy something pretty to wear to Easter services that's a spring color. 
BUT most of all celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and King.  I read something very sad this week that only 39% of people are even considering going to church on Easter Sunday. And even out of professing Christians the number is fading.

Let's hold fast to what EASTER means!!!!

My Mom I'm sure made these adorable dresses-I'm the tallest of the girls. I feel rich indeed that I have held onto my beliefs and attend church NOT only on  EASTER but every other Sunday as well.

Hoping you all have a wonderful day, have a fantastic time with your children and grandchildren and CELEBRATE!!!!!!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Letter K - Kerfuffle

I just love saying this word KERFUFFLE.  Like most Americans it's not a word you hear everyday.

Kerfuffle is defined in Merriam Dictionary as a disturbance or a fuss.  It is chiefly a Brittish word for a state of confusion or disorder.

However it has become a favorite of mine because  of my favorite TV series Dr. Martin.  This word was used in one of the shows a few weeks ago and I enjoyed hearing it.

If you have not seen the series, it is about a surgeon who develops a fear of blood and gives up his hospital position.  He  moves to a small community to become a general practitioner.
Doc Martin is very crass, cannot show any emotion and upsets everyone in his small village.
Believe me Doctor Martin causes a kerfuffle everywhere he goes!!! 
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Blue for my kitchen

In my big haul last month at an estate sale I purchased some blue and white speckled items for my kitchen.  I am really looking for the old spacklewear but this will do until I find more pieces.
They go nicely with my other pieces.

I think I paid $2.00 for each piece!!! SCORE

My kitchen cabinets have recently been painted white so the blue looks so pretty up there.

Have a great week.  Oh by the way look at my Easter wreath amongst the snow!!!!

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spring bouquets

Last Saturday I hosted our Red Hat Group Spring Event.  Each hostess usually offers a gift or two for the ladies and I went out searching Hobby Lobby and found some lovely spring flowers wrapped in paper and tied with a bow. I felt they were a little pricey and decided to make my own.

I always have silk flowers on hand and a large brown roll of paper for crafting.  I used some of my brown string for the bow. 
We had such a fun day, started with lunch at a local restaurant and then saw "Life Could Be a Dream" at the American Heartland Theatre here in Kansas City.
Lots of music from the 1950's and 60's.  Remember the songs "Duke of Earl", "Rama Lama Ding Dong",  just a  couple of the ones we were enjoying.
for Pink Saturday
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Monday, March 18, 2013

J for Joshua Tree

One of my favorite vacations as a child was traveling to California to visit my maternal Grandfather and his family.
My Dad's favorite spot was the Mojave Deset in California.  Every time we passed through we all took turns standing in front of one of the JOSHUA TREES.

The tree is actually a Yucca brevifolia and its genus is the Yucca plant.

The name Joshua Tree started from a group of Mormon settlers who were traveling out west to settle and thought is looked like the biblical Joshua reaching his hands up to pray.

Other inhabitants of the area used parts of the tree for fencing because it was so strong.

The above is a picture of me and my younger sister Deb.

Below is the range that the JOSHUA TREE grows in the United States.
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Blue Monday-March Madness

BLUE MONDAY--Can I get a

for my NCAA Men's Basketball Bracket?

I know I'm a KANSAS JAYHAWK  FAN and I live here in KANSAS but they are REALLY GOOD!!!!!!

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Easter tradition


Ever since our granddaughters were born, each year we have given them an Easter Egg for their Easter trees.

Some years I have made their eggs and other times just try to find a unique one for that year.

They have their trees on display at their house and I took pictures of them this week.

They will receieve an egg each year until they are 13 and on their 13th year they get a crystal one.  Were on year number  9 and 11.

A close up of a few cute bunnies.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vintage Ironing Board

I found a couple of vintage ironing boards at an estate sale a few weeks ago. The owner of the home was a seamstress and I was hoping to find a dress form but no luck there. I did however find two wooden gems.

I have two just alike and they both have metal hardware.


I now have a place to display my Cissell Iron with plate that a neighbor gave me years ago and I have held onto.

These two boards will be in my sewing/craft room.



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ABC Wednesday letter I


Suppose you were an idiot,  and suppose you were a member of  Congress; but I repeat myself.
Mark Twain

A friend of my husbands and a fellow woodworker sent the following picture to him in an e-mail and I could not resist using it for  IDIOT.

Synonyms being, imbecile, incompetent, ignoramus, ignorant, there may be more.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Peter Rabbit

When Spring and Easter come around I really enjoy sitting my vintage Beatrix Potter books on display.  These were copyrighted in 1916 by The Saalfield Publishing Company

This is when Peters problems all started getting caught in Mr. McGregors gooseberry net.

My second book is titled "Peter Rabbit and His Pa"
I love the all the blues and oranges and all the detail in the illustrations.
Praticing their table manners.

Peter always seemed to find a way to make things right even after causing all kinds of mischief.
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spring Mantel

On Pinterest I saw the sweetest simple decorations just using Easter grass in glass vases so I went with that theme this year.

I used an old mason jar with a metal lid, my glass mineature house and vase.

I picked up a few of the colors in the other decorations --the green little alarm clock, pink in the bunnies ears and a striped ribbon with all the colors.

On the floor next to the mantel is a large lantern with purple grass and cloth Easter eggs.


How you have a shiny, easter egg grass kinda day.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

ABC - Letter H


So much has been in the news over the past year about drones being able to fly unmanned into other parts of the world.  I saw something on the history channel about homing pigeons and that sent me on an exploration of how they were used in wartime.

From Wickepedia:
Homing pigeons have been used for over 3,000 years.  When used to send messages,  notes were written on paper and rolled into a small tube and attached to the birds leg.

100,000 were used during WWI with 95% success and the US Army had 54,000 in the Army Pigeon Service . The British and French armies also used the pigeon for communication.

  The most famous homing pigeon was Cher Ami who delivered 12 messages despite being injured.  She helped save the lost Battalion of the 77th Division in the battle of Argonne, October 1918.  She was awarded the Croix de Guerre Medal for her service.  She is displayed at the Smithsonian Institute.

Some were attached with cameras to capture the battles in progress.

Little did I know that my hubby and his brother raised and trained  homing pigeons when they were youngsters.  I did not  know this until he told me about it last week when I told him about my ABC Wednesday subject. 

I started frantically looking through his old pictures to see If I could find a picture of him and his brother and their pigeon coups.  LOW and BEHOLD I found one!! They built this pigeon coup and you can see the chicken wire in the closest coup. They also had lots of pens inside the larger building for different kinds of birds.  They were around 14 and 11 during this time, my hubbys brother is holding one of their white homing pigeons and my hubby is holding onto their nephew who dosen't seem to impressed!!!

In this world of every electronic object you can name, isn't it amazing that one of Gods creatures was used to aid our soldiers in distant lands to win WWI and WWII. 


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sally performance

Last Monday I posted about the costume I made for our granddaughters play.  Thursday evening they had their performance.

Here she is getting ready to head to the program.

"Book Report" scene.

Singing a duet.

Taking their bows.

Afterwards we posed with Sophie, we gave her a statue of Sally to remember her special evening.

So happy that we are able to attend her activites and share the joy.

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