Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Memorial Day weekend is coming soon. I wish everyone a safe & fun time. So what have I been up to since my last post? Well I went to a public sale. There I got the wood tool box & Old Ford oil can. Since then I put a doll body in for her coffee bath & started a penny rug. Did a little tweaking to the peg rack. So far I put an old lantern my Pap gave me about a year before he passed. The lantern was sitting on the kitchen counter one night I visited. He asked me if that was the kind of lantern I was looking for. Well yes it was. He said it's yours take it with you. Ollies kittens are now walking about. Could this old guy be the dad. I wonder? The baskets hanging in the gazebo are filling out nicely. A humming bird is feeding from them. I am trying to get a pic. So that is about it for now.
Blessings til next time!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Friday was the anniversary of my Grams passing. As I looked around our homestead and seen the many wonderful treasures that I have of her's it brings back many memories. Her old Singer Sewing Machine was one of the last things my Pap gave me day's before he passed. The old washboard she used to scrub my socks out by hand to get them really white for school. The candy dish her dear SIL gave her. Every time any of us Grand kids or Great grand kids lifted the lid she would say don't break that candy dish. Her SIL ment a lot to her. The highchair Grams children, Grand children & most of her Great grand children all used. An ice cream bucket I got the day of the estate sale. She made ice cream for us & the church festivals for years. Grams FF cutter pap gave me after Gram passed. She made us many of good FF. with this. One of Grams rolling pins my Daughter rolled her first pie crust out with while staying a weekend with Gram & Pap. One of the two tone crocks she gave me for a wedding anniversary one year. The white crocks I got the day of the estate sale. The old Kentucky scales Gram wrapped up one year and brought them to where I worked and gave them to me for my birthday. As a child I loved to play with them. The brown bowl was hers also. At one time she had a flower planted in it. The little lantern she kept on the organ. A quilt she made & gave me the last Christmas we had together. Her old brown bean pot my pap gave me. It was a long standing joke. At holiday diner's I always told her I wanted it. She said I could have it when she was gone. I love the bean pot but oh how I wish I still had her. The flour sifter was in a box lot I got at the estate sale. The gray granite ware pieces she picked up for me at a sale because she knew how much I liked them. Gram always did kind things like that. The green salt & pepper shaker set I got after Pap passed. He had asked me to make a list with some things I would like to have. He knew he had a short time left. The old brown crock was Grams fathers & I got it the day of the estate sale. The old yellow ware bowl she used to make bread in. When I was little I loved to punch the raised dough down & wait to see it rise again. It has some cracks but I love it any way. My Mother says thats why I should have it. I like cracks and all. All of these things mean so much to me and the memories that go with them. She was a kind & loving person. I miss her much. As the tears fill my eyes I think of the last talk we had before her stroke. She talked about all her treasures she had and how she wanted to go to the attic and go threw them. She never got to do that. Before we said good bye I told her I loved her & Pap. She replied back we love you too. These were the last words we said to each other. I am thankful God gave us that last long long talk on the phone & that I have so many of her treasures to cherish.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
We have an open floor plan so I picked gray paint because of all the gray granite ware I have in DR. LVR & Kitchen. The cabinet looked more blue than gray. It looked just to plain and cold looking. So out came the walnut stain. The stain gave it just the right shade and worn look. This is some of the granite ware we have collected. We got the large coffee pot the same day we were married. Other pieces we got at flea markets, Ebay and from my Gram. Yes I still have my nativity out. Some company has asked why it is out. I stopped putting it back in a box years ago. Jesus was not just sent for Christmas so why box it up and put it away. After the sewing machine cabinet was done I got to thinking about an old ugly tall two door cabinet I was going to get rid of. It may just look prim perfect painted gray too. It would be great to store patterns & fabric in. No pic of it to share right now. I will have to ask Hubby & the Boy's if they will dig it out for me soon.
Blessings Til Next Time!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A home for my sewing machine that will hide it when I am not using it and the best thing is that it can stay in the DR. No more moving it from room to room. A few days ago I asked if anyone could guess what I had in mind for the singer and one blogger guessed right. Handles on the sides to lift it off the sewing machine. Fake drawers so it will not look like a plain wood box. Thought it would look a bit like the old Clarke thread display cases. Years ago I seen a Clarke spool case I just loved. At the old country store where I got my bottle of Coke. They had a red Coke cooler that had bottled soda with water and ice in it. You popped the soda bottle cap off on the side opener of the cooler. I would take a gulp of Coke and dumped my little bag of salted peanut's in the Coke bottle. It was good. This old store had an old time bell that rang when you opened the door too. The owner would come over from his house that was connected to the store. Just like the Wilton's you could say. I thought it would be nice to have a compartment with a lid for my thread and such. I had old baskets that the thread spools fit in. No more digging in a basket for my thread. It will all be in one spot now. Hubby was kind enough to cut wood to the sizes I wanted. At one time I was just looking for an old wooden biscuit box to cover it but another blogger got me thinking after she posted her DR redo. Thank you to her and my Hubby. Now I have not decided if it should be stained or painted. Was leaning toward gray paint. I already have stain and red paint. My daughter asked my Sons and I to go with her today while she applied for a job so I got to leave the Homestead. We stopped at Lowes and I got some gray paint. Seen some more baskets like the ones I got last week there but without the chalkboards. I could only reach one so I told a clerk I needed one more but it was on the top shelf. If you have been to a Lowes you know there shelves are almost to the ceiling. The clerk responded by saying. Well then get one. I was shocked. One of my Son's seen one on the bottom shelf clear in the back and got it. The clerk told him congratulations you have one now. He must have been having a bad evening I guess. So what do you all think paint or stain? Blessings til next time!
Monday, May 17, 2010
This weekend we enjoyed the company of 4 of the kids and 1 grand. Hubby I and 2 of the boys visited an Army Depot. There was much to see. Military vehicles and equipment are shipped back home and tore down to the last bolt. Any worn or nonworking parts are fixed or replaced. It was stressed how important it is for there work to done to standard. These vehicles and equipment are shipped back and our soldiers will be using them again soon. Our soldiers are protecting our country and those at home are doing there part in providing safe vehicles and equipment. Not your regular state inspection of vehicles. Much more to it. My Gram worked at this Army Depot while my Pap served in WW2. They got married at the army base he was stationed at in Tenn. right before he was shipped out. So I could not help but think of Gram & Pap on this day. Gram passed on 7 yrs ago and Pap passed on 1 yr ago. Pap was given a full military service. Paps was the first military service I had ever been to. The flag draped casket, the somber sounds of the horn and final gun shots. I don't normally take photos at funerals but I wanted an ending to Paps story. A scrapbook of his army days had been put together before he passed on and the photo was to be the end photo of his story. When our daughter was in grade school she was to do a report on a Vet. Her Great grandfather my Pap. She won a money certificate for it. Blessings to all those who served and still serve! May the Lord protect and bring them home soon.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I would like to take the time and say thanks to all of you who read my blog. Also I would like to thank all of you who write the blogs that I read. I have enjoyed reading them and I have gotten so many wonderful ideas from the many projects you have all shared. I have enjoyed the many posts with scripture verses you have shared and it has helped me to take more time out of my day and think of others. That little red .75 cent box may have been cheap but it has brought me much closer in my walk with God. As I pass by it and place my hand on it and ask God to touch, bless and meet the needs of all listed on those sheets it helps keep me in check with my own walk with God. I know it is not a perfect world but I want everyone to be happy.
I bid on these treadle sewing machine drawers but I let them go. More than I ever thought they would go for. Over $100.00. They were beautiful to say the least. The dining room table has been a little full so we ate dinner in the living room and watched t.v.
I have some packs of seeds I want to get planted. In the crock are peach seeds I saved from peaches last summer. I want to plant them to. Hubby thinks I am nuts. What country girl can be without her own orchard?
I have so many ides swimming inside my head right now. Can you guess what I have in mind for this singer?
Blessing til next time!