Saturday, December 2, 2017


Kitchen Counter  Display. I added the red jingle bells this year

Husband Maurice starting the day in the books.

Thanksgiving Day. Thankful to have a gathering down here at the farm again after several years absence. We use to have 20-24 family members but sadly times have changed.

I always enjoy my Mrs Claus in the kitchen at Christmas Time!

I decided to keep all my Santa stuff in the back part of the house this year and my Nativity Jesus's Birthday in the front part of the house. So my 30 years of making Santa's is displayed in the kitchen this year, and this will probably be it's place from now on.

The shelf above.

We found this little Indian Nativity years ago  while on vacation in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It was up on a shelf and had been forgotten,  they didn't even know the price of it. But I finally insisted I wanted it! So we agreed on a price and I came home with it!

Our little red lighted kitchen Christmas Tree is another favorite of mine!

I found this old piece of poinsettia  fabric years ago and decided it would make a chair throw. I really like it!

This was sister Judy's Birthday Present this year. I had a picture of Judy holding this picture right before this but the computer decided to erase it. I don't know how to get them back when that happens!

This is Victoria with her Halloween Scarf on.

Our middle son Phil would have been 58 yrs. old  Nov.. 30.

After making several Fall/Halloween Pinwheel/Button Trees I decided it would be fun to do a Christmas one too.

Looks kind of neat on my Red Spool Wall Shelf

We have been adopted by this little white dog that showed up several weeks ago. He and our  dog Tasha have become quite pals. So now we have Tasha & Toto!

This is a better picture of Toto.  Sorry to be so tardy with my post this time. I've been really busy making Christmas gifts. Hope you are enjoying the season too! My second post shows them @

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Painted my old Lard Bucket full of fall flowers and leaves. A sorority sister gave me the bucket years ago.

Here is what it looks like.  It is normally on the kitchen table, but the picture took better out on the porch

I'm enjoying visiting Mitford again with Jan Karon's newest book. A blog friend told me about another series of books similar in feel  by Ann B. Ross, called Miss Julie Novels. There are 18 of them with another one out soon. Will check them out next!. I want to read Chip Gaines new book too!

Maurice got the idea of a birthday card he wanted me to make for sister-in -law Shirley and brother Lee.

Decided I wanted to make a Folk Art Fabric picture to Frame. I'm still working on it, but it won't take long now. I will look for a frame at the thrift store with sister Judy Fri and Sat.

Still need to embroidery stems

And add a few more words.

Having Fun making Christmas Tree blocks for gift Table Runners and maybe a quilt for me.

Poor Tasha! Had to get a picture of her for my painting for the art show.

"Tasha in Disgrace"

My second entry was "Awesome" (Total Eclipse 2017)

I'n the only Folk Artist in our Art League or the show. So it's hard to win a ribbon. But it has happened!

"Maurice's Purple Phlox"  I was painting a vase of white phlox, my favorite, and Maurice kept bringing in a purple one and putting it in a glass on the table. So I said O.K. this painting is for you! Hope your enjoying the weather!  Comev visit my 2nd blog too:  Blessings!

Friday, September 22, 2017


My Fall Andy is holding his new star on a stick. My blog friend; Vivian Neroni, as usual inspired me to make another decoration.

Close-up. It's made out of felt.

The pool table is sporting our Fall Display

The back side has to look good too!

My 3 new fun Halloween creations inspired again by: Vivian Neroni.

The new green shelf is filling up fast!

It's always fun to bring out the seasonal pillows!

and the seasonal signs!

Like to add the seasonal lights too!

Dining Room Buffet display.

Have some seasonal clothes for some of the dolls!

Enclosed back porch with clean windows for a change!

I've made garlands for every season now I think.

Cute felt pumpkin I got at a  homemade craft sale years ago!

This is my latest doll creation made on a wooden spool.

The new red shelf is getting filled also!

The seasonal quilt banners add a festive touch too, I think.

Grouped all the homemade pumpkins on the dining room table this year for a different look.

Here we are in our fall colors and celebrating our 62nd Wedding Anniversary. We feel so blessed! Sending Blessings to you all too!

Sunday, September 3, 2017


Everywhere you look is pretty! She has little twinkle lights here there and everywhere!

Judy has so much fun gathering special pieces from Thrift Stores and Antique Malls to furnish her "Dream Room". (Which is her covered and partially enclosed patio right outside her kitchen door)

She has a talent for arranging precious little settings.

Special plates, and pictures.

Twinkle Lights in the fern too!

Judy has created this glamorous pillow by always checking the jewelry counters at the thrift stores.

The Doll and Pram and Pillow were all great buys purchased separately!

She collects pretty glass vases and bottles then accessories them with jewelry and glass toppers

We've found little boxes and shelves which are perfect for displaying more little treasures!

Judy is an early riser (before the sun) And this is where she enjoys her first cups of coffee!

The picture on the table is a favorite of ours. Judy and me many moons ago!

More of her colored glass pieces . The glass heart topper was a recent find!

I'm sorry this picture is a little blurred. It is her precious Judy Doll!

The mirror wall reflects the room beautifully! (Also the flash!)

Another little adorable accessorized shel right outside the kitchen door.

This picture was taken at 6:30 A.M. and she had been out there since 5:00A.M.

This room has been Judy's Dream for many years, but there were always more pressing needs that got in the way. After she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer a year + ago it became a  Priority, AND PUT A TOP OF THE LIST! The hunt for furnishings and little treasures to fill it has brought much happiness into both our lives as we go on the hunt weekly!

Looking out the door opening you see her first Precious Dream Cottage. Now used as a garden shed when the snake decided to move in! (Long gone now I'm sure)

Judy is still taking treatments every 3 weeks , and Praise The Lord no new places have appeared. So so we are gratefully and joyfully enjoying each day!  This is Judy's latest handwork project . Creating beautiful fabric heart masterpieces!

I sewed up 5 more for her before I left this weekend

She found this pretty Biscuit Tin last weekend for her embroidery thread.

Judy looks and is as beautiful as always. Here we were waiting for lunch yesterday. I hope you're putting some happiness in your days too! God Bless You.