"Creativity can neither be taught nor mass-produced."
I love to write and create. I also want to share my interest in photography, gardening, family, art, decorating, Christian faith and my enjoyment and gratitude to God for creating me and allowing me to thrive in my home setting. I love making my house a home. I am determined to 'bloom where I am transplanted'.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Smart Phone Fun Phone

I have a Smart Phone. Sometimes I'd rather I had my old Dumb Phone. I do have fun with this phone; surfing the Net at work, e-mailing at work, taking photos at work and then editing them... checking the weather, the top news stories, watching YouTube, texting, sending photos and text... What? Were you talking to me? You want to know where what is? Oh, I forgot, I'm at work. I'm supposed to be, you know, working.  These phones take you into another world and you forget where you are, what you were supposed to be doing... but they sure come in handy when you are bored and want to pass the time.

Circa 2014

Outside the Back Door at Work

Train Yard
I may make a new Pinterest folder for my Edited Smart Phone Pics.

Disclaimer: I don't really goof off at work.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Me on Pinterest

I've put lots of my projects, either sewing, or house hold projects on Pinterest if you care to look:              http://www.pinterest.com/snowgrl/   My latest pin is photos of the raggedy quilt I made for my son.

And take a look at my latest board:  http://www.pinterest.com/snowgrl/biking-around-town/
Happy Viewing!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Snow, Kids & Christmas

A few photos of when my brothers and I were kids. Seems like we had more snow back then...

I'm on the back, holding onto brother on the front.

We have the family dog-- a Staffordshire Terrier otherwise known as a Pit Bull, harnessed to the 'sleigh'... 

Looks like he needs some encouragement. This is one of our favorite memories, 'Dynamite' pulling our sled, and sledding down the hills around our home, and through a barbed wire fence into the woods. We would make snowmen, snow forts, and my brothers would pile up dried up Christmas trees and make a bonfire.
From us to you, have a wonderful Christmas.
Christmas memories.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Fall is almost gone... sad to see it go

We don't get a lot of leaf color in our part of the country; mostly yellow, green, a bit of rust here and there, and 'dead'.
Time to get plenty of firewood in and stacked on the back porch for easy access.

This morning I stepped outside and after a hard freeze, the leaves finally dropped. 

Every leaf that falls makes me just a bit more sad. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Refurbished Table

Driving down our alley one day, I found this table set out by the dumpster... can you imagine?
A perfectly good table, and as I surmised by the sticky jelly smears on the top, probably in someone's kitchen. But jelly cleans off, right? 
Losers weepers, finders keepers.

 Just a bit of wiping off with a wet rag, and as it sat outside--in the rain--I knew I had to do something with it. Can't let a diamond in the rough go to waste. Well, I'd better get on it, I needed to do something even if it was wrong. First off, fill the nail holes and then sand lightly. I did have the thought that I wasn't going to struggle with making it look perfect--that would have taken the fun out of the whole project.

Go ahead and strip the drawer front... then clean up a bit with steel wool, leaving some shadows of paint behind. Paint the rest of the table Black Satin to go with similar items in my living room... tie it in, you know.

Make a tablescape/ vignette... Glued some scrapbook papers inside the drawer dividers, one is a photo of baby Joy with her mother and siblings (long, long ago).  Extra surprise: the carpenter penciled in his name and date: December 8, 1935.  A found handle with the year 1835 scratched on the underside.

I love it. Place it by the front window, lamp on top, old books and a plant. 'Moss' on the bottom along with a 'headstone' strategically placed...(actually just a 'practice' stone, found behind a house).

All systems in place. We are good to go.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

To Zoe With Love

I don't see my grandchildren very often. I want them to know me, but visits 2 X a year, SKYPE, and talks on the phone are pretty limiting. What to do?  Speaking with my Granddaughter who is in the Fourth Grade, I asked her what her favorite subjects are. She said, "Art, writing, and reading." Me too!  I said, "Would you like me to write down my memories of when I was in Fourth Grade and send them to you?" She thought that was a good idea. 

So, write I did. Three pages. And I printed off some of examples of my art work.  I asked, "Would you like me to send you a photo of myself when I was in Fourth Grade?"  She responded, "That would be cool!" 

Three pages, plus one page of artwork and a photo of Fourth Grade Moi. Bought a 3 ring binder at the store in her favorite colors, and put some of my scrap booking stickers to work. It was fun. I'll be sending more typed memories when I think of them. I hope she likes it. (First Grade Grandma is for Grandson who is in First Grade).  :)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Where Is the Outrage?

I would like to know where the outrage is about this case?  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/22/teen-co-defendant-questioned-in-case-fatal-shooting-baby/  This happened in March of this year, and nobody is marching, nobody is protesting, nobody is shouting racism, nobody is wearing a 'hoodie' for the murdered baby who, by the way, was not armed...