Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Last Night

Did anyone watch the Oprah special last night? It was about her new school in Africa. The Girls. They had such confidence and positive attitudes. They all came from poverty and still they all had that sparkle, that hope in their eyes when they talked about their education. Where does that come from? most of them had lost their parents but chose to remember the good ...amazing children.I wish I would of taped it for my nieces and nephew's to watch.

Monday, February 26, 2007


My Mom will be 88 years old this June, She was fourty when I was born...She is the strongest person I know, she has been through so much. She lost two children six months apart and they were only in their forties. She has battled breast and colon cancer and won! These pictures are of a luncheon I had for her and my three sisters on Mother's Day last year. We lost my Dad a couple months ago and it has been hard for her....I worry about her. I pray she will win this challenge also.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Storm of the century

Well, the storm of the century turned out to be about six inches...Here are my before and after pictures of my house, not to impressive huh? Oh well. it is Sunday and the roads are icy so it is a perfect time to craft...thinking of making a purse today or maybe chocolate chip cookies? And I can't forget it is Oscar night. I always get excited about watching the Oscars but for some reason lose interest 1/4 of the way thru it.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Say it ain't so....

they are predicting 12 inches of snow this weekend....no, these pictures weren't taken recently, they are from last year at Easter time. Just dreaming again....

Monday, February 19, 2007

a good feeling

It is such a good feeling to accomplish a project. My niece is having a baby shower, so as a gift I made this Burpee cloth Bouquet for her....she doesn't know if it is a boy or a girl, so I went with greens, whites and yellows. Now I have to try and think of something else to go with it...maybe I will paint her a sweet dreams sign for the baby's room. I think I have some old chippy door panels out in the shed I can use.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Only a matter of time...

My garden in a basket that I received from my husband for Valentine's day is starting to bloom! there is a little daffodil blooming and it makes me so happy! We came out of the single digits today and hit a high of 26 degrees! I can feel it coming...

Friday, February 16, 2007

my sewing machine

Look at it! it is an antique..I received it from my boyfriend (now husband) when I was sixteen years old, I am not going to lie to you, At sixteen, I wasn't exactly thrilled. But what I didn't realize at the time is that machine would give me years and years of creativity! It may be old but I think there is still alot of life in her...

Thursday, February 15, 2007

best invention ever!

The Bumbo seat! I got it on Ebay and she loves it! I think it is because she is at eye level with everyone, you can put it on your table while you are having dinner and they can join the family...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Three makes a collection....

I love old rocking horses! I have three of them, that makes a collection right? I have one in my dinning room, living room and bedroom...the first one I found a long time ago at a garage sale for ten dollars! (those were the days) and the other two I found at flea markets. What do you collect?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Looking back...

Looking through some old pictures today, this was my booth at the Buffalo Nickel Antique Market at Christmas last year...what fun putting it all together.

Friday, February 9, 2007

the warehouse

This is where the junk I find is brought to life...again, it is small. It is a one car garage that has never had a car parked in it...sound familiar? my husband gave up on the idea of parking a car in there years ago.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Where woman create...

This is where I create...it might be small but BIG things happen in there! well, maybe not that big. I am a basic seamstress. I make pillows, purses, and all the window coverings in my home have been made by me...I do love my little nook, I found my old ironing board cupboard (which is unfolded in the picture) at a estate sale and it fits perfectly in my small space. The table that holds my sewing machine was originally to big so I got out the sabre saw and cut it down to fit! I am woman.......

Monday, February 5, 2007

Oh Baby!

This is my great niece Addison ( and I mean GReat!). Since I decided to take some time away from my antique business, I am honored to be taking care of this little sweetie...I am so glad her parents have given me this time to spend with her, she will be staying with me until she is 16 months old (she is three months now) and then she will be joining her big sister Karissa at a daycare center. My baby (our cat) is not exactly happy about this new arrival...

Saturday, February 3, 2007

just needed some Easter

2006 Easter at my house for thirty people, I love all the preparations especially creating the tables..and then when it comes to the actual holiday I could pretty much get in the car and leave for the day and let my husband take over...I am more into creating the effect not the entertaining. It is exhausting. I have a large family and a small house...all kidding aside I am truly blessed by my family...all 30 of them!I really need to revisit these photos today...-40 windchill. But I am going to ignore this fact and venture out with my sister and my Mom and do a little shopping and lunch. We are hearty. we are tough. ugh!

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Summer Spell

it is -2 degrees this morning...scenes of my screen porch. last summer....during a heat wave. I think I remember how that felt.