Showing posts from August, 2015

Granny's Box of Papers

Part 2 of 3

I love looking at the pages of this book! Looking at what the women were interested in wearing, the styles of the day... I love it. Below is a picture advertising a book and guess what... That will be next week.

As I Sit in Heaven

Author of poem unknown... I took this picture at Lake Tahoe last summer

One Thousand Gifts

My Dearest sweet Amanda... I still struggle with my loss of being separated from you for now. It feels as if I live in a country where the language is so hard to learn and I am failing miserably! But I am still trying... Some days are good and I manage real well, some days not so well but I try. I love this picture of you holding your sweet baby brother! You had such a tight hold on him, you were so excited when you found out that you would be a sister and when you finally got to see loved him from the moment you set eyes on him. He is now almost 31 and doing so well, you would be proud of the man he turned out to be... I am. I can remember this day as if it was yesterday! I remember the touch of your hand, the feel of your huggs the sweet feeling your smile gave to my heart and the joyous sound that your laughter gave to my soul. My baby girl... I miss you with all I have. I love you baby girl

~ Having a deep desire to become pregnant with you

~ And then succeeding

~ Not kn…

Granny's Box of Papers

A few weeks ago my mom gave me some magazines from my grams collection... Here is the first of three parts
"The Workbasket"
This periodical  as you see was published in 1954 at the high price of 15 cents each. "The Workbasket" has many things for the reader such as... Thread crafts... Tatted Earrings that I am pretty sure my gram made... She loved to crochet beads and threads to make all kind of wearable items
I have a friend who lives in central California that told me once that Tatting is a lost art... Humm Well I guess it is because I had never heard of Tatting but here is a pattern in this magazine
 A Forum in Flowers and Gardening  How to make Trellises from Wire hangers... I love this idea  Want ads  Directions to make a "Swanky" dish cloth... lol so cute Even a patterns on the back page for purchase The magazine also goes on to tell how to make money selling your items after completion and the do's and don'ts while making them. Like "…

One Thousand Gifts

~ Summer fruit

~ Tantalizing Salads

~ Sweet Root beer my down fall

~ Good books to read

~ Girlfriends

~ A comfortable place to rest my head

~ Helpful co-workers

~ Being able to smell the pine trees everyday on my new route (One of two favorite scents)

~ The other is sage of which I am highly allergic and we have a plethora of here in Reno

~ Soft tissue for allergies

~ Being recognized at work for a job well done

~ Lake Tahoe showing some beginning signs of Autumn

~ Finally getting through the last of the boxes in my front room for storage Yay!

~ Learning new things all the time (Life's lessons... corn cobbettes need I say more LOL)

~ The color blue

~ Getting in touch with friends after 30+ years

~ Random thoughts (I'm thinking of making a short book of random thoughts lol)

~ Much needed "Quiet time"

~ Lemon scented lotion

# 341 A most special visit from a calm and very sweet wild horse in my drive way

Inspired by this lovely lady

Trial gone bad

I have a function coming up a pot luck kind of function and I love to take things that are not new but tried and true! I thought (although I've never done this before) I would try corn cobbettes on the BBQ. My sweet husband made me dinner Sunday night and I thought that I could sneak these on the grill. Well I did not watch them very well and the below product was the outcome lol Opps I guess I left them on too long.... I started to open them and peeked at some black mess... I thought "oh no that can't be good" My next thought was "Well I love burnt popcorn and hot dogs maybe..." Yuck! Nope... burnt corn is terrible! I guess a trial run was just what I needed before I presented these at the party lol Oh well back to the cook books lol

Up Close and Personal

Ohhhhh I had a fun and exciting visit with this herd of horses tonight and one in particular as I stepped out of my car. The pictures are blurry as I was so excited my hands were shaking lol

Here is where it got exciting... This little pretty started down my drive. He didn't stop coming towards me and I was amazed that he kept coming!

 Here he stopped and tried to see if I was a threat or not

When I didn't seem a threat to him he came closer and gave me a small snort and a big sniff. He is standing less than three feet in front of me. I am sure that he wanted some food but we are not allowed to feed them. When I didn't produce he went on his way