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

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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...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Where oh "wear" has my button been?

Have you ever wondered where a button has been?  Who wore the garment that they were originally sewn on? 

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Tilly over at Tilly's Farmhouse encouraged me to post some of Mabel Jane's buttons.  These  buttons were originally sewn on velvet covered cards.  Many of the buttons are over 100 yrs. old.

Where have your buttons been?

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