Tuesday, March 29, 2016


I hadn't thought about it, but taper candles are not easy to find anymore!  I do like the way the candelabras look in the house.

One on each side of the opening between the dining room and great room
I've had fun creating this new quilt/bedspread for the grandkids room! The green & white check doesn't show up well in this picture though!
A collection of 1930/40's reproduction prints. I really like the big red rickrack too!

I carry it with me and hand quilt, in the car, doctors office and etc. Remember I'm a Folk Artist so I don't have to worry about rules! Ha! ha!

The Cottage Garden is profuse with spring flowers this year!

I decided to transplant some of the grape hyacinths down in the Blue Bottle Garden in back of the house. Hopefully they'll  do as well there!

Another View!

And Another!

Great Grandson decided it was time to do some Spring Training with Grandpa! Of Course Tasha was right there ready to catch the ball too!

Grandpa made sure they used a ball he could hit!

I posted this old picture on Facebook at Easter time and ask the girls if they remembered?  They did! One granddaughter said she named her's Oreo. can you guess which one that was?
This is a portion of my "Easter in the '50's" painting showing my family and my husbands family going to our home church in K.C., Mo. I'm in the brown and white polka dot dress, sister Judy in the blue dotted swiss.

I always take an Easter and Christmas picture of our little pre-school choir at church. They are so precious!

After a very nontraditional Easter Family Dinner at Bob Evans Maurice and I enjoyed our favorite pastime at Barnes & Noble. 

Looking at "My Roadside Garden" painting I was remembering how pretty and how much work it was! Now days we just have Pampas Grass along the rail fence. That still requires some work to trim back each year but not neatly as much as before.  Hope your enjoying your days too! You might enjoy my second blog also: www.mcreatesdaily.blogspot.com

Friday, March 18, 2016


Found this Pair of Candelabras  at a new Antique Mall in Harrisonville!. Had to have them at  just $15.00 a piece. I originally thought I'd put them out in my garden with blue bottles instead of candles. They are nice and heavy and would be neat even if they rusted! But, I  have found a place I like them in the house too! So it's a dilemma!

This was a sweet little lite reading book that makes you feel good! Checked it out of the Church Library.

I have been wanting a watch lately and looking around, but nothing seemed right.then I remembered Mother's old watch, got a new battery and it's perfect

Made this little brooch the other day while watching the reruns of Downton Abbey!

We had the residents paint on bricks the other day. They did real well!

I forgot to take a picture while they were all at the tables painting So just caught a few of them that lingered!

More of the finished bricks!

Great Grandson Eli posing with his art work!

Grandma's piece!
We make a good team!

We got out early and voted Tuesday! Eli sat on my lap while I explained what I was doing and how important it was! He helped put the ballot in the box and very proudly received his" I Voted sticker  too!

We were amused when son Paul arrived at family dinner with the same shirt his Dad had on!  Happy Spring

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Youngest Granddaughter Michail is now staying in The Cottage for awhile. She has moved back from Wisconsin and trying to get started on a career! This picture really shows a part of the cottage needing a scraping and paint job! It all doesn't look like this! Our little dog Tasha thinks she's O.K. now, but she takes protecting us and the property very seriously!
My latest Birthday Card from@Grassroots Art Center in Lucas, Kansas Maurice say's it's a 1954 Cadillac! The year he graduated from High School!

Neighbor and special friend gave me this pretty" blingy" necklace and pretty card1

My Sorority Sisters celebrated the 1st day of March with a lovely tea at@ Country Keepsake Tea Room in Belton, Mo.

My Choice!


Hungry Yet?

Very Unusual  Decoration: A Curtain made out of Tea Bags!

Some Used some not!

The Viola's finally arrived at Walmart! Yeah!

Such precious little faces!

And They have a Long Blooming Season!

Picked up some Spring Flowers and Bow for the Back door Wreath.

Been wanting to find these rocks for painting pictures on then Abandoning them around just for fun! Found them at Home Depot for $12.00 a big bag!  Hope to have some ready for Easter