Know first who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly.--Epictetus--

Saturday, September 28, 2013

John Henry

We are very sad here on Magnolia Ave. On Thursday September 26th,John Henry,the oldest of the fur-babies passed away in his sleep. JH was 14 years old,(quite elderly for a chihuahua),and was much admired and loved by all who met him.
In the video below you can see John Henry sing while my brother,(who passed last year), plays the harmonica. My brother always said that some day he and JH would hit the road and become street performers. I'd like to think that they are both together again and making music.

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Acorns

Remember those acorns I picked up the other day?
Well, here they are now!
I love this vintage printed flour sack cloth,(say that fast three times). I just have a few small pieces of these fabrics and I'm not sure if I can get more,so these acorns will be rather limited. I've also made a few oak leaves and I'll try to show you those next time, they are fabulous!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Signs of the Season

Small signs of the change of seasons keep showing up.
I found these acorns in my cousin's yard,(she has a huge oak tree),and I gathered a few.
I'm hoping to get out some of my bits and pieces of fabrics and stitch some acorns and oak leaves. I have a present in mind that I want to make for someone's birthday next month. 
Mom set this little sweetie out just the other day. We have been holding off on some of the decorating because my mom wants some of the furniture moved around and we have to wait for one of the grandson's to help with that.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Time to decorate

It's getting to be that time of year again,...yes,it's time to decorate for Halloween! I haven't managed to find the Halloween storage box yet,but my son Nick gave me this little sweetie last week as an early Halloween gift.
Isn't she adorable!?
This fierce fellow was a birthday card from my sister,but I think he makes a great decoration.
I'm hoping to get more of the decorations put out sometime this week.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


It was three years ago today that my husband Jim died. The quote above pretty much sums up how I feel, I'm still trying to reach a point of feeling whole again. Really not sure if I'll ever make it.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Laughing with a friend!

The summer is slowly,very slowly,coming to an end here in our part of the world. The heat has been almost unbearable this past week and we and sixteen of our neighbors had to deal with the loss of power on one of the hottest days of the year! Electricity was finally restored at about two in the morning,but oh the misery until that came about. 
I did have the pleasure of a dear friend coming out to visit me this week. He and I have been friends for close to thirty years,long before we met our spouses we were friends. We were each others "plus one" for parties and weddings,he helped me thru the loss of my beloved grandmother,and I helped him thru his depression,and  always,we made each other laugh.
We as usual had a blast,we went out for crepes,browsed in some shops,and then picked up some Starbucks drinks and sat in a grassy knoll,(he still smokes), and talked and talked. All of a sudden I heard a swishing sort of a noise and I jumped up and ran for the pavement while my friend looked at me like I was insane. He soon realized as I had that the sprinklers were popping up and he was sitting right on top of one! OMG,I was laughing so hard that I nearly fell over from it. Luckily for him it was once again a hot day and he dried quickly.