January 26, 2010

{ooh..I just bought..}

this darling Cottage Coffee Cozy from Sarah of Anyone Can Quilt. I purchased it from her Etsy shop, and I can't wait to get it. It's faboo!

January 16, 2010

Just when I thought...

I had gotten to the bottom of my ironing basket....

...the darn thing filled up again!

January 15, 2010

Swat's goin' on at my house you ask ??

This was the scene when MDH and I got back from our Thrift Store run.


It's been going on about 2 hours. Apparently there is a hostage situation in a house on our road. Two swat teams and bullhorns... "Come out the front door. No one will get hurt." I can't tell you how uneasy this makes me. I used my zoom lens, so, no, it's not that close to my house, but still too close for comfort.

January 13, 2010

They're at it again!

hose Two Crazy Crafters are having a Valentine blog party!

Make sure you visit every day to see their sweet vintage Valentines! I sure loved their "Sugar Kissed Christmas"!

January 12, 2010


I have spent countless hours watching the comings and goings of "my" backyard birds to the feeders in this tree. It's just outside my patio door.


This is what I woke up to this am. We had a big wind last night, the ground has been soaked for weeks, and the poor tree has been dead for 5 years. I never had the heart to take it down. The birds LOVE it!..now I have no choice. Yikes!


January 10, 2010

Remember Betsy McCall?

I loved it when we would visit Gramma and she would let me cut up her magazines. My favorite finds were the Betsy McCall paper dolls in McCall's magazine.Well, I was given this link where they have images of ALL the Betsy McCall paperdolls ever printed! AND, they are by month and year. So, I checked it out, and here is what was printed the month and year I was born.

How fun!! Go check out what YOURS is!

New project..

I have had this nice old quilt for ages, unfortunately it has worn beyond repair in places. So, I decided to cut it up and use it for projects.


 I believe it is made from feed sacks!




Most of the blocks look like this, with maybe half of the block being salvageable. All of the red stripping is in good shape.

There are only two blocks that are undamaged, so I will probably make a couple of nice pillows from those.

This is the pile I'm left with. I would love ideas of what to do with it all!!!


January 9, 2010

Vintage Trims...

Found a great outlet for vintage trims and ribbons! Enjoy!

January 3, 2010

Poor Flicker...

Do any of you know what might be wrong with this poor Flicker? He's been on the tree puffed up with his head under his wing for hours!

January 1, 2010


Take better care of myself
Be a better friend
Stay in closer contact with relatives
Post more often on my blog
COMMENT more on all the awesome blogs I visit
Quit procrastinating and finish my QUILT
Empty my mending basket DONE
Find a job...or not