Monday, February 4, 2013

Pinterest...Proverbs...and a Package

Last fall I was introduced to Pinterest.  Being a visual person, this avenue of interest has been one that has pulled me in.  Being mindful of mindlessly viewing the millions of Pinterest boards and pinning endless ways to create, decorate and reorganize ones life,  I have tried to limit myself to small increments of Pinterest time.

When I originally started this blog, I had and continue to have the women in my past and present life in mind.  Again, as a tribute to them.  My mother, who is 83, has a Pinterest account.  She has committed for the last few years and the present to care for my father who has Parkinsons.  Not an easy position to be in.  Mom has never been known to be idle (putting it mildly).  Or, to have idle hands.  She amazes me with her God given talent.  God says in his word that we are his "workmanship".  Another word for workmanship is "Masterpiece".  No matter where we are in life or what position we're in, we are His creation.  Beautiful.

Today, I received a package in the mail from mom for my birthday.  She is one of my followers on Pinterest. I'm not much of a dreamer, but I like pinning practical ideas and things that catch my eye.  One thing recently, was this beautiful shawl.  Is it something I would go out and purchase?  Probably not.  But on Pinterest, it's my "style."


In my package was this....

Thanking God for the blessing that she is!

                             Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.  Prov. 31:31  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Let's rock....

My family has always given me grief over the many chairs I've collected over the years.  I can't seem to pass up an old chair, even if it's in need of repair.  I have upholstered, refinished and painted several over the years.  No one seems to complain though when it's time to "sit for a spell".  It's interesting to see who gravitates toward what chairs.  
I'll take an "old rocker" over any if given the option. 

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What would be your chair of choice?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Finds and another Penny rug

Can't wait to try making these...My two favorites, brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies...together!  It doesn't get any better.  The how to is on Pinterest.

"Show and telling" another  Penny Rug made by my mother.  The photo just doesn't do it justice.  I'm so thankful for her.

Happy Friday!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Finds

On a recent trip, I came across this handmade oak berry basket I couldn't pass up.

Can one ever have enough baskets?

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Happy Friday!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Moments

Yesterday, I received a package in the mail with a sampler worked by my mother.  This is a picture of the Fons and Porter sampler pattern she used.  My mother does beautiful work and I will cherish the one she made for me.

 My sister mailed the package for mom and she wouldn't be my sister without including something from herself.  Cindy is a "giver" and she included this beautiful book on buttons.

Do not forget to do good and 
to share with others,
for with such sacrifices god is pleased.

Hebrews 13:16

Linking up with Wow Us Wednesdays

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Finds and Pumpkin Muffins

This cross stitch picture was a "thrift store" find that had a white background and light wood frame.  (Sorry, no before pic)  After a little tea stain and paint, I like the way it turned out.  Great Friday find for fall!

I also found this yummy WW Pumpkin muffin recipe to try over at kalynskitchen.  

Happy Friday!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

All along the Spoon River Drive

The Spoon River Scenic Drive, which is the first two weekends in October is a highlight here in the Midwest.  In past years, it was also a highlight of my parents.  They relocated to Georgia a few years ago, and I know my mother misses the beautiful colors, sights and smells.  This one is for you mom!

This year being unseasonably cooler than most, we enjoyed our Spoon River tenderloin sitting in the vehicle. Now that's traditional...

 You can't go along the drive and not enjoy "kettle korn"

 or....the Methodist Women's "Apple Dumplins".

I had told my husband to be on the lookout for some bittersweet.  After I told him how much it was, he suggested we try growing our own next year.  He's funny!  

We went through several flea markets and antique shops along the way and my best find was a set of 13 American Country books for 10 bucks!

Spoon River ...keeping the tradition...

Hooking up with Sunny Simple Sundays