Friday, August 28, 2009


Last night we had our first crafting get together at Jana's. And we all had a blast. So since I left my stool there I thought I would show it to you today. I looked for a stool at garage sales, but didn't find anything, so I tried the thrift stores, and over in a corner was this pityful little stool. But I had high hopes for it. I could see this vision of purple. So this is what I bought.

So I brought it home and started to remove the top. And after about four layers of fabric and a million staples I got to this. I sanded and painted getting it ready for that purple top.

Then one day I found my fabric, cut me a pattern and started crazy quilting. Then I got to the best part, putting the embelishments on. I did the crazy quilting on the machine, but all the rest was done by hand. It was really fun and I will probably do another project very soon. I have something in mind and since I am going to Antique Alley next month I should get started on it.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my stool. We all had so much fun last night. Charlene & Lisa worked on souldering projects, JoAnne was doing crazy quilting, Carolyn was working on a Christmas house, Jana was doing some mosiac, and I was working on a wind chime. I forgot to take my camera, but Jana, Charlene and Lisa were all taking pictures so I'm sure you will see some of our work. We can't wait for next month and work on something halloween. Should be fun.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


This morning I stopped at a yard sale and this lady had her mothers old war ration book out for sale. Since it was old and we do things with old papers I thought it might be fun on some of the altered things we make. So I will post it and feel free to use it if you want to.

Hope every one is having a wonderful day. I'v got to get busy with laundry.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I just left Candy's blog and she had these beautiful cameo's to show you. I loved all of them and thought I would show you my collection of pins. Some I received as gifts and some I bought. I've always loved butterflies, dragonflies, bees, well really all kinds of bugs.

The gold cameo was from my aunt and the black and white one from my grandmother, my grandfather found it when I was a little girl. I was there when he came home with it so granny said I should have it. The little blue enamel humming bird was a Christmas gift from my mother. The gold humming bird was one I gave to her. She loved humming birds.

The gold humming bird, the enamel one under it and the bee all belonged to my mother. She liked to wear them on her jackets, she was always cold. The yellow rose belonged to another one of my aunts. The butterfly I found at a sale and the dragonfly my cousin bought for me.

This pillow was a gift for one of my hospice patients. After she passed away she had her daughter sent it to me. I loved her work. Mother kept it on her bed, but after she passed away I decided to keep my pins on it. The big blue dragonfly I found at a garage sale and fell in love with it. The big bird with spread wings and red chest was another gift from my mother. The rest of the pins I found at garage sales or estate sales. I still pick up pins when I find them. I'm like mother I like to wear them on my jackets. And if I put the pillow on my bed I can enjoy them all time.

I hope you enjoyed my collection. I also collect figurine dolls. I'll have to get pictures and show them one day. I wish you all a wonderful evening.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Poem and A Day With Friends

Back in the eighties God blessed me with writing some poems and love letters. For a long time I had them framed and in my booth in the antique mall. Today reading a post from Traci from "Beaneath My Heart" made me think of some of my poems. The Tree was the first poem I ever wrote. I was cleaning house and all morning the first two lines was in my mind and I couldn't shake them. So that afternoon I sat down at my desk and wrote them down and the rest just followed. It was like someone else was telling me what to write. After that I did write a lot more. Then it seems like it just stopped. But, as the days go on I would like to share some of them with all of you. Maybe they will touch you heart in some way. Sorry the print is so small.

This afternoon Charlene from "My Heart's Ease", Candy from "Rock Candy", Charlene's grandson Austin and I all went to lunch in Grapevine. Was so nice to meet Candy. Making friends in blogland is the best part. Candy got Charlene and I together and now we got to meet Candy. She is so cute and so much fun. If all goes well I am going back Saturday. Candy and I will do the town as Austin said. Should be lots of fun. I'll take the camera and try to get some pics.
Love to all,

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


That's what my cousin asked me, she said, you know the real good crunchy ones we had as a kid back in the early fifties. You know most chocolate chip cookies are chewy now not crunchy. Well Patsy, my cousin, still had her fifties recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. And they are as good today as back then. So I thought I would share her recipe with all who wants it. She says the secret is not to put butter in the cookies. Maybe so.

The Fifties Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream together 1 cup Crisco, 1 cup dark brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 t. vanilla and 2 large eggs.

Sift 2 cups flour, 1 t. baking soda, 1 t. salt together, then combine to sugar mixture. Mix well, then add 1 cup chopped pecans and 12 oz. package of chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 degrees about 8 to 13 minutes until good and brown. Makes about 5 dozen, more it you make smaller cookies. Patsy always doubles this recipe. They keep good in a cookie tin. I make these with my kitchenaid mixer. So quick and easy.

The top picture is a little dark, sorry, guess the light messed up. The bottom picture is the true color. Hope you enjoy the cookies if you make them. And thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 7, 2009


I have not been blogging lately, been feeling soooo tired. My doctor has changed my thyroid medicine so maybe I'll get to feeling better. Doing pretty good today, just hope it keeps up.

I went to a few yard sales today, didn't find much, but this one lady had these two light fixtures that were not all together, but I liked them anyway. I want to make towel hangers for my kitchen with them. And this pretty tarnished tea pot. All of them was only $3. I like these kind of bargins.

Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.