Monday, October 31, 2016

Picture of me. sort of.

                          One of my blogging friends wanted to see a picture of me. Well first I tried the selfie kind, took two pictures of  the ceiling and one of my sneakers. Then I pushed the wrong button on the camera and was blinded by the flash. So I went to the big mirror in the Hall, and took a picture, only light I had was the overhead one. So this is what I ended up with. I need to lay down now.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tasha Tudor Books

                           I was reminded by a blogger friend about Tasha, so I got her books out to look at them again. Such beautiful pictures and so much info. on how she chose to live. I see on  Amazon that they have these books used for a very low price.
        Rain here today, I cooked a pan of bacon in the oven this morning, I think we will have Bacon cheese burgers for dinner, doesn't that sound healthy?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kitty picking out a Ribbon

                   I'm TRYING! to make a craft and kitty as usual wants to help. So she sticks her paw in the jar and pulls out the ribbon.  Her tubby self doesn't have a lot of room to spare on the shelf.
           Made an apple crisp this morning, and I made a chicken roaster in the oven yesterday so got lots left for today.  Been reading a lot." Outlanders" is what I'm reading now. Its over 600 pages so its going to take a few more days. Or weeks. Very Big.  I have a nice stack of books waiting for me when this one is done.  Guess that's it for today.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Banana Bread and Rolling pin.

                       Happy Sunday. Made a loaf of Banana bread this morning. Rain is gone and its sunny out. That's nice for a change. The Ruby Christmas galls bowl I got from the thrift a few weeks ago. I put a candle in it. The big wood bowl was from my aunt Glenda. The old wood rolling pin was made by my Great Grandfather  and  dated  1889. When ever I use it I think about my Great Grandma Emma using it. I have her diary and she was always talking about what she was baking that day.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hydrangeas and Big Chalk Kitty

                   When we were down to see my Aunt, she gave me these Hydrangeas,{yes I had to look up how to spell it}. I had been wanting some dried ones for a while. I had some years ago and they lasted along time.  The big kitty I got years ago and for the longest time she was outside in the flowers. Then someone told me that it had some value being an old chalk kitty. So I gave her a bath and she lives in the back entry way now.  The vase is a Roseville that came from Richard's Aunts house.
       Pretty chilly outside this morning, I think I will play inside today.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween Card that is a perfect match.

                            Denise, "Mary Jane Farmgirl" sent me this card, it matches my black china kitties perfect.  Thank you Denise. Love getting such nice mail.

Old Christmas Sewing Box

                                  I got this at the thrift a while back, I know big surprise right? The top is leather the sides are a linen material. I guess you only use this during December.  The learn to knit book was mine when I was about 10 years old. It didn't work that well for me. Knit and pearl are about it for me. Maybe mittens or hats or scarfs. As long as the pattern instructions don't  get crazy. But its a cute book. 1950's. Rain and cool here today. Kitty went upstairs to bed when she saw she couldn't go out this morning.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

My Leaf Pressing Book

                       This is the book I use to press my leaves. I got it at the thrift stores a few years ago. It has lots of nice colored bird prints in it. I had to get it for another reason, My maiden name is Burgess. Its nice thick book, lots of pages so it will be good for pressing for a long time.
      Going to Olean today, a town about an hour from here to visit my Aunt Glenda, she is 101 years old. She lives at home and is amazing.  Its also very warm here today, 75 right now. Very odd. Suppose to cool off this coming weekend.  Leaves  are turning fast now, so pretty.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Kitty is pressing leaves

                                    She is trying to get it in the center of the page. Very clever Kitty. Of course first she tried to eat it.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


                    I  guess this a little spring and a little fall. I have had these little guys for a long time. They are chalk ware pieces. They came from Richard's Aunt's house.  I don't know why there is a duck, maybe a mixed marriage or an adoption. The Aunts were so cute, three sisters that lived together never married. So a  lot if the things I have around the house were from their estate.
      My Daughter brought over some beef barley soup so I won't be having to do much cooking today, maybe some little bread sticks to go with it. So that's it for today.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


            No I didn't get them at the thrift. A girl I know years ago made them for me. I can't see myself being able to sew like this. Anyway they sit upstairs in what has become the room for a lot of my collections. It used to be the girls room when they lived at home. And in those days I wasn't collecting much, To busy working keeping house and raising three kids and a husband. I have a lot more time to play now. But still raising a husband.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Another Thrift Store Find

                      I wish the picture had been more clear, this is so colorful and has a pretty gold rim all around it. I love pretty dishes and this was only 1.98.   looked it up online and its value is about $35.00. 
       Sunny and cool here today, the nights are in the 40's. Leaves are coming down now, I better get out there and find some pretty ones to press.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Thrift Store Day

                          My Daughter and I had such a nice day at the thrift today. I have about five pictures to post but I will do this one first. I got the basket, then I found a bag with all kinds of little trims. Ribbons and flowers and a needle work to do. I use the trims for gifts and for sending a little something in a card or letter, or for trim on some of my embroideries. etc. So this was a good deal for 1.98 because there are lots of little bags in that basket. The needlework  was .98 cents and will probably keep me busy for quite a while. I will post more pictures of my finds this week.

Friday, October 7, 2016


                       I received these yesterday from the same girl that I got the sweet Annie from last week. I had this little antique pitcher with the pink flowers and the tray has pink flowers so I thought this was a good place to put them. Drying flowers would be a fun thing to do, I just don't know where I would get all the flowers so that I could do it. I'm pretty sure people would notice if they were missing from their front lawns. So for now I have to buy them.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


                       I think I must be one of the last to read OUTLANDERS. So I ordered it and petty soon I can say I read it.
       Right now I'm reading the Alice Hoffman book. So far its a nice story, I have never read anything of hers before. Got that one at the library for .50 cents.
       So many books out there a person doesn't know what to read first.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Kitty having ANOTHER nap.

                    She likes t o get on top of the fireplace, sometimes she gets up there and sits and stares at the clock. I think she can see herself in the glass part.
         Going for groceries pretty soon, guess I will make a pot roast today, leftovers tomorrow.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Feels like Autumn Today

                Hung up my Autumn embroidered towel. Have to make use of some of these things I have made.
          Our friend and sort of cousin and lawyer brought us chick. BBQ  from the church fund raiser today for dinner so now I don't have to make supper. That was a treat.
          Did a lot of housework this morning, was also working on a paper craft for a swap on the Mary Jane site. Also reading a really good book. So the day goes along.   Not a real clear picture unless you click on it. Everyone wants to see a stove right?