Friday, August 21, 2009

It is that time again!! Back to School!!

I was out shopping the other day and noticed all the school supplies. I caught a glance of the classic box of crayon crayola placed in a large bin. Children were gathered around the bin filled with the primary yellow box, out line in the typical green style. That was one of my greatest joys as a child getting a fresh new box of crayons!! Just to crack open a box and take a big whiff....awwwww touch of heaven!! To me there was nothing like new crayons with that sharp new untouched tip, perfect for outlining those favored coloring books! I can still remember searching for the famous yellow #2 pencils and their special little top hat erasers to match!! Searching up and down the Dimestore aisles was pure delight. I just never knew what might call my name. Oh yes, there it is, the glue.... the perfect little bottle of yellow goo with the rubber slanted tip. I always wanted that, but it was never on the teachers list. Hmmm I wonder why??? Goo heaven, perhaps?! We were always assigned to get the white paste. What a bore compared to the yellow goo liquid, with that mysterious rubber tip.
I can remember kids having a fetish with their glue, turning around to see Timmy eating it, YUCK!! Well it did smell kinda good but eating it, was pure crazy to me!!! Who could ever forget those special blunt scissors we were all assigned to get in elementary school. To this day I can hear, "be careful you could cut yourself" and......"I said, don't cut your sisters hair," it still echos through the memories of my mind. Do you remember the Big Red Cheif tablets? Today, someone might think you were talking about the latest street drug. Move over Big Cheif, there is a new kid on the block. This kid arrived a good 10 years ago, now. That notebook and I don't mean the 3 ring binder required in High School. Nope, it is a new day!! These notebooks have batteries with rams. (which are not animals on the front) Gone is Big Cheif, gone is the glue bottle with the slanted rubber stoppers and Timmy is gone too.

One thing remains...the same...the smell of crayola crayons with the perfect sharpend tips!! Mmmmmm, yes indeed, still a bit of heaven to me.

Have a great year at school everyone. Remember, it is those little things, that are the BIG things!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Free....Crochet Along

Hi Crochet Fans!

This is a delightful opportunity to join in a free crochet along. Those who participate will be making this lovely "vintage inspired sweater". What a treasure for those cool spring mornings and evenings coming! Just imagine all those pretty floral colors you can make this. I think it would make a sweet suit jacket. With a little creativity and some vintage floral fabric made into a sweet tulip skirt add a tank, tada a nice vintage touch!

Monday, February 23, 2009

History of the Apron:

The apron came about because of practical necessity. In years gone by, people didn't have the luxury of owning a large wardrobe. Washing and drying clothing was not done on a frequent basis. So aprons served a practical purpose of covering up the dress underneath to project it from soiling. This made washing much easier. The apron would be washed every couple of days but the dress or clothing underneath did not have to be washed as much, perhaps maybe once a week. Later they began serving as decorative purpose also. Not just housewives wore aprons; school teachers, children, shop-keepers, and secretaries wore different styles of aprons over their clothing every day.
In the 1920's and '30's aprons followed the silhouette of the dress - long, with no waist line. By the 1940's, aprons gained a cinched waistline, and were often gaily trimmed with rick-rack, buttons, and pockets of contrasting color. Many aprons were made from feed cloth. Feed cloth was a heavier fabric and was used as a sack to put seed or four in that farmers used. There was no wasting back then, when the sacks were empty,. the feedsack fabric was used for quilts and aprons. In fact, when the apron had "seen its day" and was ready to be tossed, the best parts were cut out and used for quilts.
The 1950's brought out the half-aprons of highly starched cotton, feedsack, and sheer ( a see- through fabric) trimmed with lace for special occasions. Also two- piece aprons and short smocks of bright cotton prints for every day use were popular.
At one point, Aprons were a serious fashion element, not just an afterthought cover-up! Today the more rugged utilitarian aprons are still in use. The old-fashioned pretty cotton ones are hard to find. The modern aprons are available in both printed and hand stitched designs in a bouquet of appealing color.

Visit her site and check out her handmade aprons!

The cutest APRON!

This is such a cute pattern and it is free. What a neat pattern to add to your stash! These would make darling gifts. Feb. is a good time of the year to get your sewing done. Then come gift giving time....tada, you have personalized gift. I would suggest tucking in a few favorite recipes in the pocket and maybe your favorite spice mix. Go visit this Etsy site and leave a thank you! ;0)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Butterfly Kisses Quilt Pattern....Free.....
This is a beautiful pattern. With a little added imagination and you could create a vast array of lovely quilts to added to your heirloom collection. I love this...simple, yet pretty as a picture set in a golden frame!

Grab this one!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

For Our Vintage Lovers!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Raining Cats and Dogs.....!!!

Wow, it is ever raining today! Even the cats need a boat today.
From rainy Missouri to your world....

Let the SON shine in.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Outside my window...

Here is a glimpse outside my window this evening, after the rain. Awesome handiwork of God!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

What a Vintage Find!


This is a beautiful piece that I found at

Go take a peek of Pure Vintage Delight!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Saturday Night Bath

Do you remember stories of the Saturday Night Bath? This vintage picture from Good Housekeeping reminds me of just that. Sweet!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Good News!! ONE more year!

The latest is there has been a stay placed for one year in order for clarity concerning the children's' items issue.
So HOPE still lives and we hope for TRUE clarity to come. We have to stay informed on these issues, and help our leaders by giving them our input. So let us all stay abreast on this ever changing issue. Good news for now!! Answered pray!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Foretelling of 2009 in a classic story...?

Well now, this maybe the year that was foretold, in this classic tale "The Year Without a Santa Claus" (1976) Directed by: Authur Rankin Jr and Jules Bass. You may want to get your own copy from Amazon and see just how true to life this story is turning out to be. Read these eye-opening links below, which will make it crystal clear, 2009 is destine to be a Burgermister year, for sure. It seems, Scourge must not be far behind either....let's just pray, he (Uncle Sam)is reformed...and gives up his bah humbug ways, for the little ones sake and for us all.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tea Break: Winter Wonderland Tea

I just had to share with you all a wonderful tea I found. It is called," Winter Wonderland" appropriate for today, I said to myself. (winks) My husband loves it too! ;0) A few shortbread cookies on the side, just right! I got my tea from London Apothecary, you can find her shop on Etsy. I just love her vintage art that she uses on her labels!! Mmmm warm and yummy, this tea has real fruit bits and almonds in it, so pretty and fragrant. Notice the teacup, it was my Paternal Grandmothers, she got it from a restaurant where she used to make homemade pies years ago. Sweet memories.....warm times....Blessings on your afternoon.

Snowy Morning, to you.

This morning we woke to 3"s of snow. It is light and diamond glistening in the sun. Gorgeous display of God's creativity! Our toy poodle loves to run circle in it, pure delight. Problem is, she is white, she is easily lost in the mounds of powder sugar. ;0)
Happy day....stay warm now...ya hear!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Comfort Foods for a Cold Winter's Night

This evening I made a vegetable pot pie.

I use soycurls in place of chicken. If you have not tried soy curls, what a delight awaits your taste buds. You can do so many wonderful dishes with them. They are very "girl" friendly, too. ;0)
I enjoy using my gray enamel splatterware, it serves up
Real Comfort Food right from the oven!

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