Monday, August 31, 2009

sIP n sTROKESWe went to paint again, last Friday night.
Just how much do I need to drink to make my painting look like the original?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I know...I know...It has been a week since I have posted.
My aunt was ill and passed away.
She was 82 years young.
We called her Toot's.
To me, she was the first Martha.
Before Martha was even born my aunt was making her own crackers,
gardening and raising chickens to feed her family.
On Halloween she would pick the best looking leaves to pin to the curtains and table for decoration.
Toots and my uncle Dan would save the toys ( all year) from cereal to give along with homemade candies to the trick or treats.
She changed out her curtains with the seasons and ironed and starched her linens.
And when she thought of us she would sit down and send us a card and taped to the inside cover was a happy thought.
She would clip them out of magazines and news papers and save them, until she needed them.
She was a good, strong woman.
I will miss her.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bunco 3 year Celebration

We all had a great Time.
Glenda is our Bunco Queen, with the most Buncos for the year.
All Pretty in Pink, the tables and food was great, as always.
Here is to 3 more Fun filled years.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wanna Help?
Wanna have fun!On September 25- 27 is the annual
Crop 2 Help Retreat
To benefit the Shriners Hospital
With 30 some odd days left till this event, we are not full.
This is my baby, and I drive my self crazy with the planning and preparing of it all year long.
I do this because I want to help the precious children of the Shriners Hospital.
This years event includes a special dinner on Friday night, with prizes and goodies,
a Spa night, with prizes and goodies and lots of fun and laughs.
So if you need a weekend to laugh and catch up on a little scrapbooking, give me a call.
Springville Camp and Conference Center
September 25-27

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

IT MAKES ME HAPPY! Cherry Limeade Chiller

Monday, August 17, 2009

Got my camera out yesterday, it was such a pretty day.Grandson #1 is so handsome
He has had a camera in his face all his life and is easy.
I just tell him what I want and he does it.
Grandson #2 is another story and also hyper and 4.

But I love this cheesy smile.

#3 looks like he has a bad toupee.
But no ladies it is all his hair.
He is 5 months old and is pushing backward in the walker.

Look at those big eyes.
My three grandsons
Fart, poot and toot.
All boy . All the time.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Good Morning
Is this not an amazing idea.
I believe Jill sent me this blog post
Thanks Jill!
I had a bubble gum machine in the shop for sale a year or so ago.
This is thinking outside the box and I missed it.
Grandson #1 started to school this week, #2 started to Preschool (4 year old).
And so it was alittle crazy around here.
It is so different with boys.
We made it to school on time the first day, #1 does not get in a hurry.
This really gets on my nerves.
So day 2, we walked in as the bell was ringing.
And I was looking forward to school starting.
Have a happy weekend.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A few more Yard Sale Photosodds and ends
How would you like to see this diaper wearing child.

Shoe clips with bling

My Yard Sale hat.
Waiting for the next stop.
More tomorrow.

Monday, August 10, 2009

World's Longest Yard Sale Pictures 2009 These are for a project in the Jubilee this Christmas.
Loved the old pitcher, bowl and platters.
The sign made me laugh.

old linens with holes, but I bought them for the lace.

This screen was so nice looking and I got her down too.

I love this look

I love old pictures and post cards.

I got 25 0r so of these

Can you guess what this is?

A cricket box

Got these for display.
Got June ( my sister in law) three of these.
She loves milk glass.

I fell for the beaded collars

Hubby even found a masonic knife.

Pie pans for Linda.
She had a vision of a outdoor dinner this fall.
Serving Beans, and cornbread in pie pans.

I got a pile of chicken feeders, a couple of draw knives and this plant stand.

A bag full of zippers and rig rac.
Come back and see what I do with the zippers.

2 Boxes of paper work. Please stop me!!!!

I got 2 desk, that need some TLC.

This was not all the pictures but I thought the post was long enough.
We saw some unusual items and unusual people too.
I guess that's what it all about.
Believe me it was HOT HOT HOT,
but we loved it and plan on going again next year.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

3rd Day Update
from the Road
Slow start this morning, and only little items today.
But we don't have alot of room left in the truck.
So I am being selective.
I got lady finger mold, cricket box, another platter or two, and several pie pans for Linda.
I really can't remember what all I did get today.
It was so much hotter today.
And I think I fried.
We will start out in the AM back toward Alabama.
I know alot of people will not be set up on Sunday, but we might get a few bargains.
Home tomorrow sometime.
Having a great time.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Update from the road
(2nd day)
Today we started our morning on Signal Mountain.
I love this part of the yard sale.
But Hubby wanted to get off the main drag and hit some of these yard sales just a block over.
And we did great.
I got a pile of chicken feeders, a room divider screen, 2 desks and lots of little goodies.
So many goodies, I had to go to Wal-mart tonight and get another plastic tub.
The back of the truck is full and we still have one more full day.
We sat in traffic alot today and so we stayed cooler.
I had a great frozen chocolate covered banana, fried apple pie and home-made ice cream today.
If I wasn't walking this off, I would be alittle guilty.
It is 9 o'clock and we are about ready for bed.
I know I will dream of my treasures I bought today.
(And Linda, I only found one pie pan today. )
Happy junkin!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Yard Sale Update
(from the road)
Today was a good day.
As in years past, there is a common item.
This year I started buying white ironstone.
I got a large bowl, a platter and a smaller pitcher.
They have the old stains that I love and so I knew they were the next booth for the shop.
I also got some old spools with white and off white thread.
Now tomorrow, I need to find a jar to display the thread.
Oh, and Linda ask me to try and find old pie plates for a family dinner she has planned.
I found her two, today. Only 18 more to find.
A few other treasures that you will have to wait and see after I get home, forgot the camera connections.
Oh and did I tell you how HOT it was today!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, my goodness, it was hot!
But we wouldn't have missed it!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I am in the yard sale mode this week. Hubby and I will be heading out Thursday AM to the World's Longest Yard Sale. Starting in Gadsden Alabama and ending in Ohio. For 4 glorious days hubby and I will be alone and buying junk.
I love it!!!!
We will be gone for 4 days.
Enjoying the junk.
So I have dreamed junk for the last few nights and I have daydreamed the many places we stopped the last few years.
I've gotten snacks ready, we washed and cleaned out the truck, washed clothes, and I am ready to pack and go.
Terry has even cut the hairs in this nose and ears.
I have a habit of grooming my hubby as he is driving.
Nothing like have a nose hair jerked out of your nose going down the road.
I take my job as wife and caregiver serious.
So I am going to leave you with that picture in your head.
Enjoy your week and go buy some junk.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I have already posted the pictures from my Christmas in July class with Linda, a few weeks ago. But now that people has seen the bag we made, they are sorry they missed the class. So Linda will have a couple of more classes in October, dates will be approved soon. Until then go to her web site for update---