Sunday, January 30, 2011

Red Is Everywhere

Today Bud and I went on a little hike up on the Blue ridge Parkway and then ended up in the little town of Goshen, VA, where we ate a late lunch at the local cafe. Click on the mosaic to enlarge.

1-Litter Box on Blue Ridge Parkway
2-Old building in Goshen ~ Betty’s Full Service Flower Shop
3-Genie in her red baseball cap with her two walking sticks trying to remain upright in the icy snow
4-One of my babies about to fly away as we were walking out the front  door
5-Signage at the Goshen Swinging Bridge
6-The letterbox we helped little Eloise find back in ’09. We all love letterboxing.
7-Rairoad track crossbars lowering as the train was about to come through Goshen
8. Some type of marker up on the Blue Ridge Parkway
8. Sign outside the Mill Creek Cafe in Goshen, VA

This post is linked to LIttle Red House” sponsored by Mary Carroll.Stop be her site to see more Monday mosaics.

I am also linking to Ruby Tuesday (sponsored by Work of the Poet) 

and Rednesday (sponsored by Sue Loves Cherries). Be sure to stop by both sites to see lots of red photos.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pink Saturday ~ 1-29-11

When we were in Belize a while back, my husband’s main way to get around was either by foot or by bike. While visiting a little seaside town, he selected this girl’s rental bicycle which he appropriately named “The Pink Cadillac.” All I can say is he was a hoot and a half riding up and down the dirt roads on this thing. “He" on “it" was definitely an eye-catcher.

Please stop by Beverly’s "How Sweet the Sound” to see more lovely pink posts from around the world.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mosaic Monday ~ 1-24-11

There’s Still Ice in These Here Hills

Visit Mary Carroll’s Little Red House to see more beautiful mosaics.

Ruby Tuesday ~ 1-25-11 and Rednesday ~ 1-26-11

Last week I posted the red and white #1 car with its “For Sale” sign in the window and its checker board paint job on the side. When I was coming home from work today, I noticed it had been moved. In front of it was another red #1 car but this one not looking quite so good with all of its dents. These folk really must love their race cars and the color red! Just a little more local country color from my neck of the woods.
I am linking this post to Ruby Tuesday (sponsored by Work of the Poet) 
and Rednesday (sponsored by Sue Loves Cherries). Be sure to stop by both sites to see lots of cool red photos.

M.E.Monday ~ 1-24-11

 This is my last calendar...three is the magic number. I have one I carry in my purse, one on my desk at work, and this one I on my daddy’s old desk at home. I posted the other two earlier. Each one has its own special little personality and its own pictures. I love all of my M.E. calendars.

Stop my Cherry Chick Jewelry to see other M.E.Monday posts. Vicki is our host, and she has MORE M.E. stuff than anyone else I have ever known.

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Eloise and Her Wonderful Pink

Upper Left - Eloise in her pink pants sewing on her pink bunny’s eye.
Middle Left - Her pink sparkling Sketchers she got from Santa.
Lower Left - Her pink and lavender polka dotted suitcase from me.
Right - Eloise in her fuzzy pink and white jacket.

Please stop by Beverly’s "How Sweet the Sound” to see more lovely pink posts 

 and Mary Carroll’s “LIttle Red House" to see more Monday mosaics.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rednesday ~ 1-18-11

Living way out in the country like my husband and I do, we see lots of these funky racing cars. Having never been to our little speedway, or to any speedway for that matter, I do not have a clue for what kind of racing this vehicle was used. My guess is the economy has hit the owner hard because it has been sitting there for sale for a good while time. Every day driving to and from work I see it and wonder what the students would think and say if I drove up to the school in it. When it finally sells, we will have lost some of our local rural color.
To see more colorful reds, go to “Its a Very Cherry World” and pay Sue a visit. She hosts this meme.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Our Winter Swap

Once again, our dear Linda over at “A Swap for ALL Seasons” has given us a new swap for February, and 100 gals are participating. This time we are to create a 5 X 7 fabric collage to give to our swap partner . Since I LOVE to sew and quilt, this is going to be right up my alley. Today is the day I start my “prototype” practicing with little mini collages. Right now my brain seems to be empty, but once I start pulling out all of my scraps and odd and ends I hope it will engage. Here is Linda’s new button for this swap.

Here is the little 3 X 3 mini collage she showed us to get us all started. This was given to her by her sister at Christmas and the photo is of her 3 children a while back

Sunday, January 16, 2011

M.E. Monday ~ 1-17-11

This week I am posting another of my M.E. calendars. This one is a desk calendar where I pull off the page after each day. Then I save the little pictures to use in my M.E. crafting. The following is a better view of the  desk in my “cellblock” ~ my in-school suspension room ~ to pay a little tribute to my pal, Miss Vicki.

Yes, It is M.E. Monday once again sponsored by our Miss Vicki over at Cherry Chick Jewelry. Be sure to stop by and look at the other Mary Engelbreit posts for this week.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pink Saturday ~ 1-15-11 and Mosaic Mondays ~ 1-17-11

Shades of Pink ~ Hats for Cancer

Here is a collection of different hats I made for my hematologist to give to her cancer patients. When I visited her the first time I was in total shock because I did not realize that oncology and hematology are treated by the same physicians.  My precious, soft spoken doctor is the sweetest and dearest lady from India. I just love her. She gives so much to her patients with her kindness and compassion, I decided I wanted to share with her some of the many hats I have knitted...I am an OCD hat and sock knitter. She does not treat children, but she has many older, aged female patients who are so tiny they need hats made by children’s patterns. Doing this is a way to honor my sister and others who have fought and continue to fight this battle. Maybe one day soon we will find a cure; that would be so wonderful.

Please stop by “How Sweet the Sound” sponsored by our friend, Beverly, to see more pink posts from around the world.

This collage is also linked up with Mary Carroll’s Little Red House and her Mosaic Mondays.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday ~ 1-13-11 ~ My Grandmother’s Sterling Silver Compact

This is another of my little family treasures, but this time it is from my mother’s side of the family. The compact belonged to her mother, my maternal grandmother, and as a child I just loved it when Mother put it in her pocket book. It is sterling, but shows lots of wear. There are dings and dents, but they just give it more personality and charm. The chain is gone and the mirror is broken, but I will not replace or fix either of them. I simply do not want to change anything about it. The large circle on the bottom left  is where mother had her powder, and the smaller circle on the right was where she had her rouge.The section with the 1924 date on it opens, and that is where the mirror and rouge parts are housed. The little silk powder puff is pretty much in shreds, but it, too, is so dear just the way it is. I would not think about replacing it, either.  The sweet little flower on the top is cloisonne and is still in perfect condition. The section with the 1924 date on it opens, and that is where the mirror and rouge part are housed. I just love this compact. Yes, it is one of my special little treasures.

To see more beautiful vintage things, be sure to stop by Suzanne’s The Colorado Lady.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ruby Tuesday ~ 1-11-11 and Rednesday ~ 1-12-11

The Old Stonewall Service Station

About a quarter of a mile up the mountain from our house sits this old service station. It is such a wonderful part of the local color, and the the family who owns the property keeps it painted and in good condition. From time to time they will rent it, but much of the time they just use it for storage.

Be sure to stop by "Its a Very Cherry World” (Sue Loves Cherries) and "Work of the Poet" (Ruby Tuesdays) to see more great red posts for this week.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

M.E. Monday ~ 1-10-11

Today is M.E. Monday. Be sure to stop by Vicki’s Cherry Chick Jewelry  and look at all of the other Mary Engelbreit lovers’ posts.
This is the cutest little calendar you have ever seen. It fits into its own little slide in case and fits perfectly in my pocket book. I liked it so much I got one for my daughter for Christmas.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pink Saturday ~ 1-8-11

In my opinion, this is the perfect post for a Pink Saturday. It was my granddaughter, Eloise’s, Christmas present. You would NEVER know my son and his wife bought it off of Craig’s List a tad bit dirty. They cleaned up the tires, added the little basket, and touched up all the other spots that were in need of a bit of tender loving care. They paid a whopping $40.00 for it, and you do no want to know what that bike really goes for new....way out of their price range. Great buy!

Please be sure to stop by Beverly’s How Sweet the Sound to see all the many lovely pink posting for this Saturday.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rednesday and Ralph~ 1-5-11

All I can say is I was pretty shocked when I walked into the back room and saw “Ralph" munching out. He was not the least upset by me and went about the business of chowing out in spite of my big blue eyes staring at him. Since I could do nothing at that moment - a fly swatter does NOT work with a rat - I just watched in awe knowing I was going to have to pull out the rat trap ASAP! End of story!!!!

P.S..... When you live in a 110 year old frame farmhouse built WITHOUT hardly a crawl space underneath it, mice and rats are just a troublesome way of life. We try our best to be varmint free, but sometimes a Ralph gets in through the cracks!!!

Be sure to stop by  It’s A very Cherry World to see more wonderful Rednesday posts.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Another Gift Has Arrived!

Back in December, Vicki, over at Cherry Chick Jewelry, was kind enough to give me a $10.00 gift card to What a GREAT site that I had no clue even existed. I had wanted some of the jump rings she uses in her jewelry making and some little silver ball thingies so those are what I ordered - all for $10.00 - and just look at the precious way the company packages and sends out their things. It is a lovely touch. If you are a dabbler in little making little necklaces and other small or large things, this is the perfect site for you to visit. The prices are reasonable, the delivery is prompt, and when your order arrives it looks like you have just received a birthday present. Now, I am waiting for all the other stuff I bought...boy, have they made a custom out of this old gal! Thank you so much, Vicki, for thinking of me. I love my goodies...but then,  you knew I would!

My CSN Gift Arrived!

Back in November I found out I’d won a CSN giveaway from Angie over at Free Spirit Haven. Well, being the put-offer I am, it took me a while of looking, but FINALLY I decided on what I wanted....and here it is. My gift is a wonderful Carson magnification lamp that works either on batteries or with an AC adaptor. I can use it on my table to magnify whatever it is I cannot see with my OLD eyes, or I can set it to the side of me on the chair I’m sitting in and use it right there. It is GREAT! I used my $45.00 gift card for something I really needed, and I am one happy camper. Thank you so very much, Angie, for your gift. Whenever I am using it, I will think of you and our friendship.

Here is a precious picture I found when I visited Angie’s site this morning, and I just wanted for more of you to get to see it. I realize it it a day late for New Year’s Day, but it was just so sweet I though Angie would like it if I shared it with all of you, too. Oh, how I love vintage photography and cards! The innocence of them is so beautiful. Just look at those dear little faces...being a knitter I especially like the little girl with her needles and yarn. I am wishing the happiest of what the New Year has to bring to all of my blogger friends. I will be thinking of you in the days to come.I give thanks to all of you for your unfailing friendship this past year. You have brought me such happiness and added so much good to my life.