Saturday, May 27, 2017


We've been dealing with really bad "colds" and a heart wrenching  family incident, and a broken computer all contributing to my long absence from my blogs! But the good news is sister Judy's Cancer is diminishing! The treatment is working, giving us a new lease on life! So we are getting back to a dream she has had for a long time! Partly enclosing her patio, and making it into a "Bohemian Fantasy" for outdoor living! 

This gorgeous skirt is inspiring the colors!

I took several pictures because it is inspiring me to do some  "Bohemian Floral Paintings too!

Could easily end up a series of Bohemian Florals!

We enjoyed our Beta Sigma Phi Secret Sister Luncheon last week on  Carols enclosed porch!

The gift of choice seemed to be outdoor flowers!

I was on the same wave lenght with my floral painting made for my secret sister accompanying a Cato Gift Card.

My newest Pool Table Setting!

Sweet Friend Robin brought over a mini quilt she made to cheer us up!  It looks so cute in my newly changed pool table display above too!

We sent this picture to try and cheer up Grandson Davey in Idaho! Tasha sure was  puzzled with Dad's bandana!

I'm having fun this year creating "Garden Totems" with flowerpots. Not cemented together just stacked for easy dismantling!

This is the "Summer Display Kitchen Shelves"  Will probably add Uncle Sams later!  Hope your Summer or Fall is going well. God Bless All Of You!. You might check out my second blog for some different fun!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Lovely table settings ready for our Archie combined sorority Founders Day Dinner at Cricket Kroneke's delightful country home

She and her friend Norma Keltner prepare the most delicious meals! On par with the gourmet meals of The New Theater!

There were four tables of us spread through out the home.

As you can see our plates were overflowing with goodness!

There I am!

We also celebrated Carole Lynne's (on the right end) special birthday!

Here's out favorite people! Cricket and Norma: Hostesses and Cooks!

After our program we attended  as a group the visitation of our member Esther Hess's son-in-law Steve Hon. Sad Times!

My wild flowers have been blooming profusely this spring!

Path to the back garden.

Path to the garden on the other side of the enclosed porch.

Touches of Blue Everywhere!

Easter Sunday early service nursery duty.

Decided it was too much for these 80+ year old workers so requested to be relieved of this position in the future1

Great Grandson Eli starting out on the hunt!

All eggs accounted for!

Family Picture! Hard to accept this is the norm now! We were fortunate to have granddaughter Tyler from Idaho with us this year1

Farewell to our old faithful 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager. Maurice has cared for it well and it has served us well! At 379,250 miles it leaves us for it's 2nd life with the grandkids  I hope they treat it kindly!  Sorry I've been so slow sending out another post!

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: