Saturday, October 24, 2009

wandering jews

I just brought this pot of "wandering jews" in for the winter. These vines thrived on my back veranda this summer. This is one of my favorite house plants as the green jew belonged to my maternal great grandmother. So did the pot that it is in (blue and white swirled metal bucket). Amazing are the treasures that we hold dear.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Deferred Compensation at its best!!!

This is my latest "project". Our daughter (high school freshman) was accepted to play with our local university orchestra. The first performance was the other night and was it breathtaking. With presentations from Brahms, Sherwood Forest, Phantom of the Opera and others, I sat in awe of the years of preparation and study along with the hours of practice that all the performers pour their hearts into. This was our daughter's first "grown up" (for lack of a better term) event and did she look grown up! We are so proud of you sweetheart. Sitting in the audience made all the hours of lessons, practice (sometimes involving nagging) of the past 9 years seem worth it all. Kudos to you and Mr. "D"!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


..."The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
Albert Einstein

How often do we say, "Where does time go"? As I grow older, I find myself wondering this frequently. Yesterday was our 18th wedding anniversary. Am I old enough to have been married for 18 years? What have we done for 18 years? In that time, we have been blessed with three amazing children and good health. We have enjoyed beaches together, many ball games and competitions with our children. We have worn out 5 (at least) vehicles and had four addresses. We have buried beloved family members and pets. We have seen the world change and rearrange. We have seen that the things on this earth are not steadfast. According to my calculations, I have prepared approximately 19,500 meals (give or take a few for vacations and eating out), washed close to 6000 loads of laundry and driven around 300,000 miles!!!!! It is a good thing that it doesn't all happen at once as Einstein referred to. Did I mention, that I wouldn't change a thing about it all.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Let Her Twirl!!!!

Put a sweet skirt on a little girl and see how she loves to twirl!! This "twirly" skirt is made from chocolate brown baby wale corduroy with coordinating turquoise fabric. It is fully lined with muslin and has a ruffle at the bottom. The top is a purchased t-shirt with fabric from the skirt appliqued on. The skirt and top can be worn as is or layered with leggings and a long sleeve tee or turtle neck. A must have for all young ladies' fall wardrobes. Thank you Miss L. for allowing me to create this one for you!!!! Enjoy.

Monday, September 14, 2009

How Now Brown Cow

Every year in September, our small town hosts "Cow Days"-our fall festival. The festival itself dates way back but in the past years it has grown into a good sized event. There is an annual fun run, many craft booths, singing, beauty pageants and much food!!! The most famous food is the "Legion" fish sandwich and a Ski to drink. The fish is sold by the local American Legion post and well a Ski is just a central Kentucky trademark.

This pink corduroy jumper will make its debut at Cow Days next weekend on a sweet little two year old. The cow appliqued and is cut from soft brown fleece. The jumper is fully lined with coordinating bows at the shoulders and covered buttons. I have more pink corduroy, so order yours quickly!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring is a time of renewal for some. My youngest, decided on her own, to donate her beautiful brown hair to Locks of Love. Her hair had never been cut. 10 inches in two braids will now adorn a precious young lady that has lost her hair due to illness or disease. What a grown up decision for a six year old!!! My hat is off to you little one.

The dinosaur and the truck sweatshirts have been sold!!

This sweatshirt is navy with gingham trim, decorative stitching and large button closures. This is a size 3.


Alas, Spring is nigh!! I feel like a bear out of hibernation. I have worked on some projects for early Spring. One project is sweatshirt transformation. These sweatshirts are pullovers transformed into embellished cardigans. They are adorned with appliques and tab closures. The possibilities are endless and they can dress up any outfit.