Saturday, August 19, 2017


Look what came home with me last week! Now I have my own clothesline of doll clothes!

Maurice and his famous Bran Everything Muffins!

He mixes up and bakes 6 24 muffin tins (84 Muffins) and then freezes them. He has 1/2 to 1 a day. Sometimes I get into them too!

They taste as good as they look!
We gathered some more flower pots at 50% off Red Racks sales this weekend

I just stack them, don't glue them.

I'm not happy with this one yet, will change it when I get some other pots!

Another little shelf! There's something about red I can't resist!

A darling little childs red plastic rocking chair I thought would be cute in my Folk Art Garden, maybe with a pot of flowers on it, but for now I'm enjoying it on the back porch!

 The Sweet Potato Plants are goin to town! I just love the color and the way they spreads!

This garden totem is from things gathered at thrift sores last weekend.

These fabric red birds are havin fun splashing in the birdbaths! That's all for now! Hope things are going well at your house too!  My second blog is:  hope you'll check it out too!

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Adorable Doll Clothes Display on a clothes line at Brass Armadillo.

Our Favorite Antique Mall right now! Brass Armadillo at 1450 Golfview Drive in Grain Valley, Mo.( I-70E to Adams Dairy Parkway Exit -right to Coronado St turn Left on Coronado -go quite a ways Brass Armadillo on left)

I just had to buy this little old girl sock doll for my old little boy treasure sister Judy got me years ago. Every body needs a friend! Don't they look content!

An adorable little embroidered pillow!

Here's the latest picture of sister Judy's precious enclosed patio. Her Bohemian Garden Room.

Judy patiently waiting while we tried to make a copy at Walgreen's of the above patio picture

This is my latest Bohemian painting  "White Phlox"


And "Purple Phlox" one of Maurice's favorite flowers. Lilacs being #1!

Another Garden Totem.

My good friend, Karen made this Precious "Vintage Farm Girl Quilt" and brought it to share at Quilting last week! Love It!

Here's a close-up.

I've cut out 4 of these butterflies to paint and polka-dot for my Folk Art Garden. They will land on the three sections of picked fence. I have a red one with yellow polka dots out there all ready! Hope your enjoying your summer. Come visit my other blog too at:

Sunday, July 16, 2017


Got two new/old wall shelves recently. Maurice put them up for me today. I'm anxious to feature my fabric art collections on each of them!

Both of them are in the pool room ( which is also part of my art studio)

Whenever Maurice and I are dressed in similar colors I have somebody take a picture of us. This is the 4th of July Sunday outside Church.

My latest 2 Bohemian Paintings for display. This is "Confetti Rose"

And  Bohemian Floral #2 "Sunflowers".

Maurice loves the fragrance of Phlox and Lilacs. So he usually brings a cutting in for his place at the table to enjoy!

Here is our new "Brick Coffee House " on the Harrisonville Square. Notice the old brick streets. This is a delightful addition to the town. I have a few art pieces displayed in there also.

This is a picture of our youngest son John. He would have been 56 on the 7th of July.

And here is the Birthday Dinner Celebration for out oldest son Paul and grandson Eli.

Sure proud of him! He's outgrown us for sure!

Part of the summer patriotic decorations in the kitchen!

One of my Blog Friends recently purchased these Queen & Princess Boards

And being a Boston Terrier Momma she wanted these 2 boards also!

Here's my 2 Birthday Boys 6 and 60! Wow!

My Cottage Garden is growing profusely! But I can't get in to weed it till Maurice has a chance to get the Poison Ivy killed out! I'm deathly allergic to it!!

I love growing Coleus they always make a colorful showing! Hope your enjoying your days to come  on bye and visit my other blog too I think you'll like it! :

Friday, June 23, 2017


The cover of  "Little Davey's Humor" handmade booklet that I made to give to now 16 yr old Davey on our trip.

I had planned on typing the words before we left, but ran out of time!

So hand wrote it while traveling. Double trouble, as my handwriting is not good anyway and traveling didn't help either!

The back cover.

As some of you know Davey is recovering from an incident where he lost an eye and for now hearing in one ear and breathing out of one nostril. He is making great strides with his memory and physical therapy. We are so encouraged!!

Our grand daughter Tyler is a Deputy Sheriff at the jail there. She gave us a very interesting tour while visiting!

This is Jake and Tyler's home where we stayed for 4 nights.
And their two doggie children; Goob (sp?) & Tuna.

Here's grandpa lamenting over  leaving his former old green van. Now sporting new Idaho license plates!

Here's all of our Utah/ Idaho family enjoying at late lunch at the Texas Roadhouse. On the left is granddaughter Cassie, Tyler is holding her son Liam. Cassie's husband was at work.  Then on left Davey and his mother Grace and then Granddaughter Michail. Back on right me and Maurice, Jake  Tyler's husband, Tyler & Liam.

This is Cassie & Steven's home in Utah where we stayed one night.

Little Liam eventually warmed up to us!

Here we are with our oldest grandson Aaron and his fiancee Montana. they are making plans to move to Indiana in September which will be a lot closer!

We were standing in front of this neat old wood cook stove !

I always take along handwork for the long days of travel. This time I recovered and embellished thrift store stuffed toys!

Didn't get as much "junking time" this trip, but found a few treasures!

A neat old Jan Karon audio book, which of course Maurice was not interested in listening too!

And my first Narnia book! Really enjoying it!

And a long piece of gorgeous tapestry. which I have already painted into one of my Bohemian Floral paintings!

The day before we left town we celebrate Maurice's 81's birthday and fathers day with Son Paul and his partner Tracee and the rest of our K.C.Mo, family.

On right, Maurice, my sister Judy and me. Then on left back to front, granddaughter Jackie, her son Eli  Paul & Tracee. We enjoyed a lunch at the Olive Garden.

Pa Pa & Eli.

I painted this for sister Judy's new Bohemian Garden Room.

Here she is with her coffee early in the morning enjoying the atmosphere!

The lights add to the enchantment!  She is adding and changing things daily!

This fascinating huge sculpture was at a Road Stop on the way home!  We drove 3,100+ miles!! Long and hard trip but worth it to be with our family again!  God Bess You All!