Wednesday, March 25, 2015



Last post I  mentioned that I'd found a doll at a rummage sale. Her she is.


Poor thing, doesn't have any hands. Her skirt and hair are some kind of fine straw and she has a wooden stand, no feet. She was $1.

BTW, I have nothing against instant coffee. I just remember the powdered stuff my Dad would drink  back in the 60's. It was pretty awful. 

I've been (finally) doing some gardening. Weeding and seeing what didn't survive the rather harsh winter we had. A couple of plants died, but the rose bushes seem to have spurge into over drive. Roses and rosemary.  

Monday, March 23, 2015



It's Spring Time in my part of America. No snow here. It was almost 90 the other day.


Look! A little baby lime!

 My fingers are crossed that the other flowers turn into limes, too. Sometimes they fall off. The lemon tree was flowers, too.

Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. I love the way it smells.

 This giant plant in the yard started life as one of those "Christmas Trees" that home centers sell in December. It's taking over.

 This one is on the other side of the yard and was also a Christmas tree.

Do you know an easy way to plant cactus?

 Don't pick it up with your fingers. Ouch!!

 Use a pair of old tongs. You can hold them with one hand and plant with the other. Or if you have help, the helper can hold and you can plant. It works great on keeping the plant upright.
That's the McCoy planter I found the other week for 50cents.

 Here's another idea. Use a pretty cup and saucer for a strange plant.

I didn't go to the big Jr. League rummage sale on Saturday. I was in a grumpy mood and didn't feel like dealing with people. But the weekend before I went to a different rummage sale and found a couple of things.

 Santa's to add to the collection.

 And an re-issued of a classic cookbook. Yummy recipes and beautiful artwork. All for $3! That's including the Santas and a weird doll.

Here's a couple of other things I've found around town.

 Another planter, which is sitting on an old thrifted scarf.

Does anybody drink instant coffee anymore? There's no way I could have passed this cute little guy up.

Wish I could have seen the solar eclipse the other day. I have seen one years ago and it's freaky. No wonder people way back in olden times thought the world was ending. 

Enjoy Spring!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015



Not a lot going on around here. Although it was almost 90F (30C) yesterday! 


Heidi? Maybe all grown up. Love the side eye shade she's throwing at somebody. And her weird oven mitt hands.

Friday, March 13, 2015

WHAT THE........?????????? ANOTHER FRIDAY THE 13TH?


What better day than to post about another creepy graveyard? We visited this one on Wednesday. The Doctor has been finding places near by to visit. This graveyard is about an hour east of town, out in the middle of nowhere. It's called Mud Creek Primitive Church Cemetery. Sometimes around here "primitive" means "snake handlers" (that's a whole other post)


 I don't think I've ever seen a metal marker before. Hmm, wonder what happened to Helen? I know someone named Brogdon, wonder if he's related?

There are about 273 interments here according to a find grave. There seemed to be a strangely large number of infant and children's graves, which was freaking me out.

 This is not snow, but white sand. I just realized that this looks b&w, but it is in color. Lived for a day.

 I've seen a photo on-line of this marker, before the top cross was worn away. Wooden marker, no name = sadness. Who was this person?

 Children's graves.

 See, what I mean? More children, some of these just said "infant last name" Poor things, didn't live long enough to be named. The white building in the background is the church.

 Same family.

 I hope that wasn't too depressing. I couldn't find anything on-line about this area. With so many infants and children I was wondering if some tragedy had happened, but all the graves are from different to  time periods, the most recent one was 2008.

To counter all that gloom, here's some Spring Time

Next time a happy post! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015



Spring has sprung around here a week or so early


The two beautiful ladies welcome Spring.

Not much going on. I have started reading A Game of Thrones, so that will keep me busy for months. I'm about 1/4 of the way through book 2 (bought second hand, of course). Never seen the HBO show (I'm too cheap to pay extra). Maybe one day I'll come across the DVD's second hand.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


137??????????????????? And I have more.

This sweat girl looks like she grooving to some tunes only she can hear. Her I-pod is covered up by the headscarf!

Sunday, March 1, 2015



You must remember this.........

 After days (weeks?) I finally found a pattern that worked. One problem with using already made clothes, is finding a pattern that fits the fabric. I searched the 5 file cabinets of patterns and found a couple things that I really liked. To bad there wasn't enough fabric. So I made..............

 A floppy hat!

 Perfect for the next festival ( I joke) or Renn Fair (I joke times 2). I did have to go to the fabric store and buy lining fabric and some thread.

 All this was leftover and know I'm thinking about looking for some more printed corduroy and making a patchwork something or other.

 Saw this idea on A Beautiful Mess and had to do it.

The whole project cost about $15 including both plants. And, yes, I wore my new hat to the home store. 

For the first time in ages, I'm sharing over at Hat Attack. See ya later!