Monday, April 30, 2018


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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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.



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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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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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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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.



Monday, April 2, 2018


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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