Tuesday, December 4, 2012


 It's been such a long time since I've posted.  I've been busy, busy, busy, working to finish Christmas goodies for my shows.  Last show is this Sun.  Next to to are clothes for 6 yr old granddaughter & a doll to fit her favorite dress that she just out grew.  For my grandson (2 1/2)  I'm sewing a RR conductor overalls & hat..  He loves trains.

Hope you liked the pics..

Monday, September 10, 2012



                                                 And more corn        
                      I've been busy sewing & finishing up a lot of goodies.                  
                       Still have snowmen & Santas to do.  Keeping hands busy.                

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I was Marti of Marti's Musings  partner in the Ditty Bag swap.  I love what she sent --- a ditty bag with a doll in its pocket, a neat bee, a metal E and a wonderful vintage kitchen tool.  Thank you so much Marti and thanks to Amy of Bumble Bee Lane for organizing the swap.

Friday, July 27, 2012


OH!!!!  Was I spoiled by my swap partner, Linda of The Olde Homestead.    Just look and see what she made -----  a ditty bag with Santa printed in it, a cute snowman, a tree on a bobbin and great grubby candles.  But when I got to the bottom of the box, I  gasped,  what a wonderful surprise.  There was a Santa and his reindeer with an electric candle, greens and other goodies.  I absolutely love it.  Thank you so much Linda.  A thank you also to Wendy of Ravenwood Whimzies for organizing the swap.


Monday, June 4, 2012


 What wonderful goodies I received from Dorothy of Paws for Stitching in the Candlewrap Swap.  She made me this great plaid candlewrap with a crow on it and a matching Dresden Plate candlemat.  Dorothy also sent fantastic smelling tarts and a piece of red check fabric which I'll use for an Annie dress.Thank you Dorothy for the goodies and to Kendra for setting up the swap.
Kendra of The Stone House Prims sent me such beautiful things: a wool flowered penny mat. a square patched patriotic mat. a handstitched tea towel and a prim angel tuck.  Thank you so much, Kendra. and a thank you to Tammy of A Primitive Place for doing the swap.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


 This post has a lot of pictures.  So many interesting subjects.  The above bar was in  the news during Katrina.  It stayed open.
 Beautiful balcony gardens.
 House with walled entrance.

Horse drawn carriages go through the French Quarter with tourists.
 Interesting Houses with doors leading to courtyards.
 Preservation Hall is down the street on the left.
 More garden balconies.

 The Blue Dog Gallery.  Very interesting.

 Another interesting house in the French Quarter.  Many different styles - Spanish, French & Victorian.
 A courtyard thru open street doors.
 More garden balconies.

 Open courtyard doors.
 Jackson Square with an Art Show.

 Old kitchen off a courtyard across from Jackson Square.
 Ursline Convent where the Casket Girls from France stayed.  Below is the courtyard off the kitchen.
The Big Muddy - the Mighty Mississippi.

Will post more pictures from my trip.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


My swap partner for the Sweet Liberty Swap was Michelle at Simple Pleasures.  So many goodies - a red,white & blue fabric swag -  a towel with Be Happy hand stitched on it  -  a wonderful wood bowl full of waxed bowl fillers - a heart Liberty pillow - a ceramic salt shaker that matches my kitchen dishes - a cute penny paper clip & pouch - a great penny/sheep  candlemat.  I love everything.  Can't decide what I like best.
 A special surprise were goodies for my furbaby buddy Jack.  He's wearing his new scarf and included in the ditty bag was a  doggy frame for his picture and a block with his name  and a paw print on it.  Jack and I thank you for thinking of him.
I love all the goodies, Michelle, especially the candlemat.   Thanks to Amy of Bumble Bee Lane for doing the swap and giving me Michelle for a partner.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


For the past week, I've been visiting my son, DIL and 22 month old grandson in their new home.  They were transferred here in March.  It's a lovely area and a beautiful new house in the French style.  My grandson is a very happy child, but misses his friends and stimulation of his daycare.  My DIL is't working yet & would like to do a home school daycare type program for him.  Does anyone have any info about this, books they have used, etc.?  I would appreciate it.  He had his first T2 incident the other day (we know about those, don't we!)  The library story hour doesn't restart until June.  We're taking him to a Mommy & Me gym glass tomorrow.  Thanks.

I walked around New Orleans for 3 hrs. last Sat.  It's quite a place.  I took lots of pictures that I will post after I get home.

Thanks again for any info.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


                                                      I've listed goodies on Etsy
                                                              and on Facebook
                                                              Have a look
                                                     If you see anything you like, email me.

Monday, March 12, 2012


WOW! I was spoiled by Janice of Prims By The Water.  All the goodies were wrapped so prettily with pastels and Easter stickers.

Look at all the wonderful goodies.  A prim Raggedy Anne, a tall bunny, a grungy chocolate bunny,   a blue bunny in an old Jello mold, Grungy chocolate egg bowl fillers, a wonderful pierced rusty tin tart warmer, fantastic scented pineapple blossom tarts from Dakota Scents,  Easter candy and fabulous vintage table runner.  The runner reminds me of  my Mom's tablecloths (some I'm still using).

Janice you were so very generous.  I really love all of it.  I'm happy to have made a new blogging friend.  Amy, thank you for organizing the swap.  You do such a great job.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


WOW! Before I opened the box I could smell the scents.
Everything looked so nice.
Look at what was in there.
Priscilla & her baby,
A Lamb, Egg make do,
a hanging Egg
& the wonderful scents,
coffee mini tarts in the Primitive Ditty Bag,
a great smelling cupcake tart,
 a Rose scented candle called Indulgence by MJ.
& a great notepad which I always need.

 I love it all especially Priscilla & her baby.  I haven't decided where she will go.  The scents are fantastic.  I can't wait to use the tarts in my new electric warmer. The lamb will go on my shelf in the front hall, and the Eggs will be on my table Easter which will delight my glitter loving granddaughter.  Thank you so much Linda of Country Pickins and Wendy of Ravenwood Whimzies for organizing the Swap.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I won the giveaway by Pat of Ahl Cooped Up.  I love the snowmen and I'm so glad I won them.  Pat also included a rusty  hanging candle holder with a battery candle.  My first one.  Thank you Pat.

Saturday, February 18, 2012


                      I received a package from Linda of Parkers Paradise today.  I
                      looooove the Amish Doll  I won.  Linda also included a
                      wonderful  handmade card.
                   You can see how the doll fits in on my kitchen wall,    I love the way it looks.
            I also won a CROWS cross stitch pattern from Cathi at                  
                          Cathi's Stitching Blog.  I can't wait to do the crows.                              
                                             Thank you so much Linda and Cathi.