Thursday, March 23, 2017


"First Day of Spring" meant we had to get out among the flowers!

This beautiful place is "Petals and Potpourri" at 708 S.W. U.S. Hwy 40 (40 and 7 Hwy) Blue Springs?

A Decorators Delight!

Wonderful Therapy for sister Judy who is fighting cancer and me who is supporting her in all I can!

Aren't these the cutest little red and white polka dot dessert saucers?

Another thrift store treasure

My new Blue Bonnet or Blue Lupines garden flag with Othello relaxing in the blue bottle garden.

Tasha had to check things out too!

My newest stash of fat quarters at  2/$2.00 at Joann's. Yeah!

Friday, March 17, 2017


Happy little chicken came home with me today.

Had planned on making this into a pillow with the fabric below as backing. But after I saw how cute the chicken looked setting on it decided I'd use an old muslin backing and make it like a doily.

Old feed sack piece.

Had to have this old red wall shelf to hold another collection!  It will probably be used in a display on the pool table( my newest  display area)  later!

This is what I have on the pool table now. I've order a little yellow ducky book from Amazon to go on here too!

I've  had fun in the evenings creating these pin cushions.

Did some embroidery work on this one!

I sold this "Rooting Coleus" painting  last week.

Sweet sister Judy is battling lung cancer (she's never smoked or allowed smoking in the home) so we are trying to stay positive.  She is pictured outside her home fixed for spring. But alas our more aggressive dog; Tasha is in the window instead of hers!

 Spring on her front stoop.

Beautiful front door spring/summer wreath.

Touches of yellow on her table.

This is where she hangs her seasonal garlands. (over the T.V.)

We found a super sale a few days after Valentines Day. And Judy found the best find! This Love sign!

I was surprised in the mail with this belated birthday gift from Susan Gannon, one of my sweet blog friends. I just love it and have added it all to my Feb. Violet display.

This is my newest/ old book shared by a  sweet friend I am reading. So sweet!

Mary Hiney does just gorgeous handwork. Much ribbon and embroidery work. And Amazon Books makes it so easy to purchase used ones on line!

My special friend, Rose Marie McDonnell gave me this set of  little inspirational books to enjoy published by Christian Herald Library in 1897. Little treasures!  In the book: The Art of Being Agreeable, by Margaret Sangster (I was surprised the author was a woman) she says: In our homes,our offices,our shops,and our farms and factories and streets, we must day by day submit to repression here and practice expression there, if we would fully master the art of being agreeable" Good thought! Happy Spring! Remember to visit my other blog:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Have enjoyed making seasonal garlands this year. Now it's the Spring Tulips time to shine

Tulip Garlands hanging in the two kitchen door openings also.

Tulip decorations also!

This shelf is what you see when you come in the backdoor.

I've been having a lot of fun creating little felt pincushions lately too!
Our long awaited new van.

Here we are celebrating out 62nd. Engagement Anniversary

Young Love!  You might enjoy my second blog: also although there are some duplicates by mistake.

Friday, February 10, 2017


Barb Smith made this fantastic mosaic shrine in her garage this past year! Now it's the first thing you see when you round the driveway!

This is the newest old building  Bed & Breakfast Barb has built. And she is older than me! 82!

She built the whole upstairs and addition on to this garage for her first Bed & Breakfast.  Sister Judy and I stayed  here years ago!

Barb's home is even more fantastic than her Bed & Breakfast's

Layer upon layer of Old World Charm!

There aren't words elaborate enough to describe the loveliness!

Her home and Bed & Breakfast's have been featured in many magazines!

She makes and creates everything!

So many ideas! Everywhere you look!

One of the beautiful Bed Rooms!

Gorgeous Setting Room!

One of  the picturesque outdoor spots!

How Gorgeous is this!

Eye Candy Everywhere!  Hope you enjoy the tour! Blessings!

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Kept seeing this pillow at Walmart  and smiling at it so decided it would be my muse on the art table.

Well, we're finally getting a new van in honor of out 80th Birthdays!

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan. We have 377,000 miles on our old one and it's still going strong. Maurice always cares well for our vehicles!

I'm working on a pattern for Spring Tulip Garlands. This little fabric picture will set on the kitchen table or Seasonal Shelf.
Decided I'd make my own pattern  for this pincushion.

I'd been waiting to post this picture of my pincushions till I found where I put my oldest one that I made for Mother when I was little. But alas I can't find it! But figure it will show up after this posting!

Ran onto a 5/$1.00 sale on felt pieces. So will make some more styles soon.

Half off on the Valentine Lights! Since I have Christmas and  Halloween and Summer I needed these don't you think!

Lighting up the back entry to the porch and backdoor.

Every once in awhile. We feel it's a Pancake Morning! Usually when it's raining or snowing! We were reminiscing recently how many kids and grand kids Maurice has taught how to make pancakes!

My TOPS friends and I had an outing the other day so naturally I found some things I needed! This little Scottie looks precious on my seasonal shelf in the kitchen

I can seldom resist little children's tin tea sets especially in red!

I put them here there and everywhere! They make me happy!

I decided I'd use a few of my Kurzweild Art Boards  that survived the fire here at home. This is one of my favorites. Well probably add another one underneath.

Entrance to the back porch.

This is Othello our only  "kattie" left.

The new issue of my favorite magazine.

Another set of paintings that went through the fire. These were really covered with black soot but I worked on them and got it off, then repainted. These are some of my favorites too!!

Right now they are on the seasonal redbird shelf too!

I decided I wanted the rickrack around the edges  so the first picture in the post shows how it ended up! Hope your smiling and enjoying your winter days too!