Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mosaic Monday ~ 2-28-11

Look Closely ~ Spring Is Showing Her Face on My Trees 
Visit Mary Carroll’s Little Red House to see more beautiful mosaics.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pink Saturday ~ 2-26-11

What is pink, has a great big room on the front, and boasts 3 garage doors on the side?

Goshen Volunteer Fire Department

140 Main StGoshenVA 24439

Goshen is a town in Rockbridge CountyVirginiaUnited States. The population was 406 at the 2000 census with 176 households and 107 families residing there. The town is known amongst the Boy Scouts of America for hosting Goshen Scout Reservation, one of the largest Boy Scout camps in America. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), all of it land. 

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

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rednesday ~ 2-23-11 ~ Shelley’s Give-Away Arrived

This week I am showing off all the precious things I received from Shelley over at Shelley’s Vintage Variety when I became the lucky winner of her February Give-Away. I am tickled “red” with all the darling things she sent me. I posted the M.E. teapot candle holder for Vicki’s M.E. Monday, but the rest I saved to share today. The little Raggedy Ann is now in my “cellblock” at school (remember...I keep the in-school suspension room at my middle school, and it is in an old textbook closet without any windows). She sits on the table beside my rocking chair and puts a smile on my face each day. I must admit she has to be my favorite thing though the little child’s hanky runs a close second. In addition to those, there were 2 little dolly hangers, a M.E. soap and M.E. note cards, a little china heart container which can hold some jewelry, a vintage cake topper, a red plastic Valentine holder to hang on the wall, and another doll which I am in the process of sewing a little outfit for. Thank you again, Shelley, for sending me such a dear collection of goodies. You were so generous. They are all in their happy new home and will be treated with love and caring for the rest of their days.

Happy Rednesday To ALL!

To see more colorful reds, go to “Its a Very Cherry World” and pay Sue a visit. She hosts this meme.

Monday, February 21, 2011

M.E. Monday ~ 2-21-11

This darling little M.E. teapot is actually a candle holder...another one of those wonderful M.E. things I had never seen before. I won from it Shelly over at Shelley’s Vintage Variety in her give-away 2 weeks ago. I received some other little M.E. goodies from her as well as some non-M.E. ones. It was a precious give-away, and I feel so lucky to have won. For Rednesday this week I will be posting all of the things she sent me so be sure to come back and check them out. If you love Raggedy Ann and Andy, she has a wonderful collection for you to enjoy, plus her blogs are wonderful. Please pay her a visit.

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

Friday, February 18, 2011

More and More Pink!

Last weekend while celebrating my birthday out at Douthat State Park, the “girls” stayed busy making valentines, place cards for the table, and little napkin holders. The place cards were made from little foam cards, the valentines were all hand drawn and hand painted, and the little napkin holders were made from the little toilet paper rings from the paper dispensers at my middle school. We painted them and then coated them with Modge Podge for strength.

Left to Right:
1~ Baga’s (me) plate and napkin holder
2~The valentine’s table cloth and table setting
3~ The napkin holders
4~All of our name place cards
5~ Eloise’s handmade valentines
6~Eloise’s crayons in their pink case a and her pink and green necklace
7~Eloise’s sneakers with pink tops
8~ Eloise’s pink Mary Engelbreit socks
9~Eloise special jambes with the feet in them pink trim on the neck and a pink pig on the side and her pink back pack

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

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rednesday ~ 2-16-11

Here is a potpourri of shots from our trip this past weekend to Douthat State Park.

Eloise working on her handmade Valentines for her kindergarten class and teachers. 

You will note she is VERY serious about this endeavor.

Her Valentine Blanket from Baga

Her Pillows and Her Monkey

Eloise’s Red Water Bottle and Drawing
Baga (moi) is on the left, Eloise is next to me, her best friend, and Georgia, is on the right. The tree is full of cherries, and when I asked what the brown thing on the far right was, she was quick to tell me: “Baga, you know what that is. It’s the basket for the cherries. You can’t pick cherries without a basket!”  Guess she told me!!!!

Baga’s Suitcase, Scarf, Gloves, and Fleece Baseball Cap

Baga’s Computer Case 

And Finally....Bud’s Sherpa Hat with All of Its Red

I have linked up with Rednesday (sponsored by Sue Loves Cherries). Be sure to stop by  Sue’s blog to see lots of great reds from around the world.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Red Skies of August

I am so tired of the cold and winds of winter, I decided to post 4 of the fabulous sunrises we experienced last August during our family reunion at Virginia Beach. All I can say is....they were awesome! If you are wondering...these shots were taken within a very short period of time. The sky was changing with the blink of my eye.

Stop by Mary Carroll’s "Little Red House” to see beautiful mosaics from all around the world.

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

M.E. Monday ~ 2-14-11

What is a weekend with your only granddaughter without a little Mary Englebreit?

"Come on, Baga, and take the picture. I’m tired of all this camera stuff!”

Stop by 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.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Little Bit of Homemade Red and Pink

For the past several several I have been making little Valentine’s gifts for my friends here in town and for some of my blogging pals. After seeing the cutest pattern on the internet for coffee cup cozies I decided to give them a try. They are such fun to make, and I really love mixing and matching the different colors. They are all reversible with bottoms on each side and a stretchy band that will work on either side. The other thing I have been making is a tea or coffee cup felted coasters. The one pictured here is going to my doctor’s nurse here in Lexington along with one of the cozies. If you would like to make some for yourselves here is the link to them at House on the Hill.

This post is linked to:  Ruby Tuesday, Rednesday, and Pink Saturday.

A Swap for All Seasons Winter Swap 2011

Thanks to our beloved swap sponsor, Linda, over at A Swap for All Seasons,we are just about to wind up our winter swap for 2011 ~ a mini fabric collage. My swap partner is Becky Garrison over at Camelia Cottage. Becky loves vintage things, hankies, and 40’-50’s colors. Her kitchen is pale blue and white with a red antiqued table and chairs. She LOVES color. Well, I thought and thought trying to come up with a festive idea but one in keeping with her likes so this is what I decided upon. Her collage is two sided: one side is for her to hang for Valentine’s, and the other is for Easter. After emailing back and forth and passing the idea by Becky, we decided I would to go ahead and finish it off so she would be able to go ahead and use it immediately as Valentine’s Day is almost here.

For the Valentines’s side I used pink and red fabric and felt along with lace, some vintage doilies I cut apart for the hanger, rick-rack, old buttons, yo-yo’s, and embroidery. As a final little touch I put a tiny crocheted flower in the center and stamped twill tape with “be mine.”

Since Becky’s kitchen is blue and white, I chose those colors as well as yellows for the Easter egg side. Once again I used lots of buttons, rick-rack, yo-yo’s, lace, vintage doilies, ribbon, and I even found some little Easter egg buttons for the top. For that final touch I stamped “happy easter” on twill tape going across the bottom.

Well, I just could’t stop there. For ages now I have been wanting to attempt to make some tags. Having seen so many precious ones on the different blogs, I decided to give it a try. Keeping with the Valentine’s Day~Easter theme, this is the tag I designed...and it, too, it two sided.

I hope Becky likes it. I had such fun putting all together, and I learned a lot during the process. Again, thank you Linda for all that you do to make all of our lives just a bit brighter and a lot more fulfilling.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

ME Monday ~ 2-7-11

Today is M.E. Monday, but it is also my 72nd Birthday!!! I fully plan to wear my M.E. Birthday Crown all day at school. My son sketched the picture behind the crown in charcoal on an old blackboard with a lovely wooden border he found beside a dumpster. Someone’s else’s trash definitely became my treasure.

I found this precious little kleenex box with the $1.00 M.E. items at Michael’s last week. It was so cute I bought a bunch of them to give to my fellow teachers for Christmas this year...that is if I still have my job!!!

Before calling it a night, I want to add two more pictures. My dear blogger friend, Debby, over at Cozy Blanket sent me the sweetest little morale booster note the other day. It was a precious card with a photo of her grandchildren and some other cutie pies standing in front of a candy truck.The little boy and girl on the right belong to her. She also made me the dearest M.E. fabric pin with a yo-yo in the middle. I wore it to school on Friday and the teachers and students had a fit over it. Thanks again, Debby, for remembering me.

I hope all of you have a wonderful M.E. Monday. Stop by 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.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pink Saturday ~ 2-5-11

Inez Rosella Luce ~ 1868-1899

Inez Rosella Luce was my grandmother on my father’s side. She married Eugene Rodolphe Hornot in New Orleans, Louisiana, they had three children: Celina, my Aunt Cenie, Eugene, my father, and Roger. Both my grandmother and little Roger died in the great flu epidemic. She was only 31. My Aunt Cenie died in her late 90’s and my father lived to be 100 plus a few months. There is something about the pink in these flowers on her dress and little purse that really touches my heart.

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

Wednesday, February 2, 2011