Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
This lovely child has to go thru a horrible test tomorrow. They will put him to sleep and insert a cath and shoot dye to be able to take images on his urine flow. For some reason his urine seeps back up to his kidney after voiding. The reason I am telling you all this? Simply this...please send your healing thoughts, prayers or whatever you practice that this baby of ours is in good hands, has a speedy recovery and please if anything is wrong let it be fixable without too much pain. I know my Momma, Daddy and precious Granny will be watching over him as well...but it never hurts to ask your friends for help.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The good news is my children are now married and no worse for the wear. We got to spend a few hours together and thats what counts. Hopefully when my daughter-in-love looks back on this day, this picture is what she will remember...me...I will never forget it either!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Can you all keep a secret???? I swear I can't keep a secret this big...I am so proud of my first ATC I will show you a small tease...but you all have to keep it to yourselves!!!!...No Peeking Miss Debbie! Honestly I didn't try to blur her but it's probably a good thing it did come out that way...I don't want to spoil the surprise for Debbie. Miss Debbie is an amazing lady and I highly suggest you go visit her...I love her altered bottles...they are the coolest thing I have ever seen. Run on over and tell her I said not to peek over here..... http://mosaicmagpie.blogspot.com/
If you want to join us in the fun of creating and collecting then join us over at the blog of http://blissfullatcswap.blogspot.com/ theres still plenty of time to get in on September's swap...the theme is leaves....got to go put my thinkin cap on for that!
I will be going this weekend to my oldest son's wedding in Pa. I was so hoping all my children and grands could be there but it's just not in the cards. It will be strange seeing him get married again. We had hoped his last marriage would have been his only one...we loved his ex so much. But, times change and people change and I guess they just grew apart. So I better run and get my granddaughters flower basket made for her and get things ready. Even getting this early a start on things...I am bound to forget something.... have fun...and enjoy each day!
Monday, August 9, 2010
I decided to take the plunge and join the big girls and make an ATC! This is all I can show you for now as my partner has not gotten it nor is it finished yet. I love the fact I can do these quickly, I think the planning stage takes longer than the actual "doing it" does. This is my first attempt at this new world of artist trading cards. Makes me feel all grown up and stuff! It's a huge plus for my attention span...which honestly has been all over the place this summer. Maybe it has to grow up too. While searching out lost hobbies and new ones to attempt I have just lost focus of everything. Whats that old saying...Jill of all trades...master of none???
What started this journey was an absolute beautiful spirit and her blog named Simply Debbie at http://iamsimplydebbie.blogspot.com/ ..I love her blog and so admire the courage she must face knowing her gorgeous daughter Amy graduated to heaven as she calls it. Having a daughter she pulls at my heart strings with her loss. Miss Debbie decided to try this ATC thing and so she lured me into it's web with tales of how easy it is and a link to a blog that devotes itself to partnering people who would like to trade these small treasures. You can find this blog at
http://blissfullatcswap.blogspot.com/ ...the ladies running it will sure make you feel at home. The art work created on these little ATC's is amazing to me. Every month they set up a theme which is good for me...having to pick a theme on my own sure would have made me bolt for the door. Toooo many options is not a good thing for me.
So off into the unknown I jumped and the result is above...I am so hoping it will turn out as it is in my head and that my partner over looks my newbie mistakes. Wow I hope it don't remind her of what could possibly be in her basement!!!!! I will be back when I am sure my partner has this little treasure in her hands to introduce her and the rest of this project. She sure has put me at ease with my first timer status! I can't wait to introduce you to her blog...she is sooo talented...but for now you must wait...just send me some good ju-ju and positive thoughts that this does not turn out like some failed science experiment!!! Have a great week all! Try to stay cool...we are suppost to have another hot one...where is fall??????
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Now this is the old man of the sea. His first love is the ocean so the painted ladies might not go for that as they are vane little creatures...not willing to share the affections of a man. No matter to him...he has his little fishy friends to keep him company if the ladies snub him with lil delicate noses. This cab is a little bigger being 2 inches long and 1-1/4 inch wide.
If you are interested in these gentlemen or any other cabs please email me...in case you can't find it.... Beth26729@aol.com Have a great day....I'm off to play with a lil green eyed gentlemen myself...my grandson Jackson.
So this is what I get for going to the junk store. I love this little wooden shelf and hope to get it painted cream before bad weather sets in..I have so many irons in the fire now! The silver pot is going to do just fine on my patio table with some hens and bitties in it. The cookie cutters I have great hopes for...after 34 years of marriage I have never made rolled cookies...yes it's true...any kind of bar or drop...I'm your girl...so I bought these to encourage me to go outside my box. I'm not sure what those 2 little sweet dishes are for but I see them being used on our dining room table with a couple different jellies my daughter and I will can this fall...I already have the small jelly spoons. Sorry the pictures are blurrey...just me in a hurry as usual...and don't mind my table mess....just being real as they say! lol
I finally got to meet my newest grandbaby and she is gorgeous! Off to spend time with her and the rest of the family...sending you all huge hugs from all of us to all of you!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
And lastly this is a page from a ration book given to my grandmother dated May 6, 1942. I had never seen the rationing stamps before and thought you all might enjoy seeing this part of our past. Hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane...have a great day.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
You all know I am famous for really bad pictures....but these are the cabs that will be on their way to Miss Bobbi's house tomorrow. The mardi gras masked lady is really done in purples and the man in the moon done in blues. Run on over and tell Miss Bobbi Congrats...she is a MamMaw again today. Little Miss Sophia Breeze is such a cutie. You can visit Miss Bobbi by going to her blog at http://bobbianncook.blogspot.com/
This is how much I got done on Miss Rieleys purse this week...not much..but I tell ya...I'm not a fan of fill in work. My hat is off to those of you that do those beautiful pieces with a lot of fill in but I am not a fan of it!
My last piece of news has to do with this wonderful transfer I found recently. When I was small my grandmother would make the most wonderful pillow cases. She would embroider these gorgeous ladies..some times make lil pieces of material into their hoop skirts making this the hem on the case. Other times she would leave it as is and then crochet a beautiful boarder around the case. I told you all earlier I am a closet girlie-girl. I'm thinking once I make these for my bed...I won't be in the closet anymore. Ironically while finding this beautiful belle with the dogwood above her head...I looked around my bedroom and found I must collect things in sets. I have a dogwood quilt and a ceramic cookie jar shaped like a purse with dogwood on it. I plan to embroider this gorgeous lady onto white eyelet pillow shams I already have that are plain on the front. Then boy oh boy...I'm gonna enter that blog that shows all that pinkness on a Saturday! My pink belles with their dogwood can strut with the rest of the pink girls! For those of you that are interested I found a blog ran by such a generous lady that puts posts out there for us to enjoy all the old-timey Sunbonnet Sues. Funny I never knew the name of these girls til I visited her blog. You can find her here http://lacenribbonroses.blogspot.com and here is the scan of my Sunbonnet Sue.
If you do choose to use her ...please send me pictures!!! Have a great week everyone!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I will say this...I chose this item with you all in mind...something I felt you would see all dressed up and want for your own home. I would love to see how creative some of you could get with it. For now why don't you take a looky-see at this great place...I have already picked my wedding gift from there for son's upcoming wedding. And I see future Christmas (did I say that?) presents there! Have fun and come back to see what I chose and why! Til then ...happy shopping! CSN
Sunday, June 6, 2010
How do you thank a person that takes a piece of your art and turns it into this goreous piece? How do you thank a person that is an accomplished artist in her field for answering any question you have (and trust me I have alot!!!) and answering quickly and in a way as not to make me feel less by not knowing? Miss Nicole all I can do is say thank you...humble little words that they are...and they don't seem to carry the emotions I feel when I seen what you did with the little piece that almost went into the trash. I guess thats what has put this goofy grin on my face today...2 people that I don't know if I wil ever meet in this life time...touched me....touched my heart....and turned this into the BEST day I have had in a long time...thank you both Miss Diann and Miss Nicole...and thank you all for reading this. Sending you all some of my happiness today..let me return this or pass it on...smile from the inside out!!!!
See he has already made new friends!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I am honestly proud of this and love it warts and all...I honestly thought I would get so frustrated with the thread tangling...beads not acting right...(lil buggers some times have a mind of their own) that I would have given up on the whole beading thing by now...trust me I have a drawer full of adventures that didn't go right that have been put on hold. I think often that Rieley has a longer attention span than her Mammaw...but I'm still plugging along and loving it more and more. I just really hope it's like anything...the more I do it the better I will get. (or at least be able to make those lil beads listen more often) Hope you all are having a great day...more pictures to come as I roll along with this.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Isn't this brooch simply gorgeous? The colors are right up my alley and the design is beautiful. All this prettiness could be yours...just pop on over and visit Miss Lisa at http://indigosbeads/blogspot.com
She is so generously having this brooch as her give-away! While your there check out her shops where she sells the most awesome cuffs. Miss Lisa is a very sweet lady that answers all my endless questions promptly and encouragingly. Get to know her and you will see what I see...a very talented and kind hearted spirit, who is so generous with her skills and time. Have a great day all. Tell Lisa hello for me when you visit! Big hugs to all...Beth
Friday, May 7, 2010
I took a small break from my clay to paint these clay pots for my garden. I have a small Sand Cherry tree in the one side of my garden. It's beautiful little pink flowers are so small and delicate and only last for a few fleeting days. Under it the sun dabbles in and out and it's mostly shady so my Hostas thrive there. I painted these pots to give it some pops of color in a few places. I think I will plant some Moss roses in them so I didn't paint anything on the rims. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them. For a Mother's Day treat for my Daughter I took a pot and had my Grandson put his hand in some paint and I pressed his little hand all around the pot leaving his little purple handprints. It was a little hard to explain why it looked like he had purple nail polish on without giving up the surprise!!! lol. Hope you all enjoy your day...it has turned chilly here in Cleveland...I had to turn the heat back on...not fun! And it looks like its gonna storm any minute. Oh well I at least know the pots will make me think of warmer days to come when I weather proof them today. Have a good one all.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
With all the seaweed in his hair, he would just happily bob along the waters edge and ponder new adventures. Looking into the forest at the end of the beach he would long to see the forest and the trees. So shaking his little water logged body he could fly over to the woods and play within the leaves of the trees. In and out of branches and dodging hanging spanish moss he would find his friend The Greenman. Together they would ponder the state of the universe adn where to go from here. They may even share a prayer for silly man-kind and their clueless state of things to come. Always a gracious host the Greenman would reward Mr. Moon with his own leaves to wear for the next visit.