Friday, May 29, 2009

Pillowcases of Memories

I'd like to share with you a doll I made from a pillowcase my great grandmother - Mildred made in the 1960's.

 She hand embroidered the Southern Belle and hand crocheted the edging. Sorry it's hard to see in this photo. She loved to crochet, do embroidery with thread and paints on pillowcases and tablecloths. She taught me to crochet when I was 9 and have been stitching it ever since.

Here is something that hardly if ever sees the light of day. They stay packed away because of their age. They were made some time in the 1920's. Below are two pillowcases that were entirely made by my grandfather's mother, Anna who came from Germany to America when she was a little girl. She did lots of tiny thread work in crochet and tatting.I haven't got a clue when the woman found time for this she had 9 children. Guess she had it easy because my great grandmother Thomas had 24 children!

Anna hand stitched the pillowcases from cotton and then she crocheted the wide 3 inch edging.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pumpkin Carving 2008

Well the skeletons in the closet are having a fit for me to empty out THEIR closet! These pictures must go I am told, so here we go with the
All Hallows Eve Carvers Guild treasures of 2008.

Great Jimmie Crickets underwear look at all the artistic creations that are now on display for all to eyeball.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Joseph Makes Limeade

The fruit bowl is full - what to do - what to do?

Slice up four limes and let Joseph go at it!

Pour into a gallon pitcher.

Add 1 cup of organic sugar - I added the sugar,you know kids can be scary with it. Stir to dissolve the sugar and fill with water.

Good Stuff!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happpy Birthday, Mum

There will be dancing in the aisle and
singing from the rooftops today.

Happy Birthday, Shirley Mae!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rain, Rain, Rain

Okay, enough with the rain dance little man!! We have had 18 days of straight rain. The plants are loving it.

 The white peonies are blooming away.

The pink ones are too, however they are taking a beating.

Our little lemon tree is putting out this years fruit.

Its even popping up new blossoms everywhere. Oh, it does smell dreamy.

But on the serious side - today we had some sunshine but it began raining again tonight. The boys and I grabbed at the chance to get out in the muggy sunshine and went to the library to get study material for the next two weeks, picked up meds at the pharmacy, visited April where we got onion set to put out. Then we came home and watched Prince Caspian, Papa came home, we made tacos for dinner, Collin fixed the tire on his little brother's bike, Kody & Joseph went to spend the night with granny, Collin worked three more pages of math and then it started to rain and thunder again. Another all night down pour.