Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Old Grey Mare Ain't What She Used To Be!!

 
Well, the move is complete.  Now, you still can't get around too fast because of all of the boxes and stuff, but all of Brenda's treasures are in her new home.  I am betting that the new home will be a showplace rather quickly.  That's just Brenda for you!  But, I must say, it was more tiring than I thought it would be.  Brenda and I are both worn out.
 
 
Her plants all survived the move wonderfully - even tho, we had to cover all of the outside plants with a tarp as we had freezing temps last night.  Today was beautiful tho and the movers were a delight and so careful with everything.  Now, it's just getting everything where she wants it.  But, like I said, knowing her, it'll be done quickly.
 
Did any of you see the Red Moon last night?  I was still up sewing around 2:00 a.m. and took my camera out to take a picture.....
 
 
as you can see, I'm certainly not good with that wide angle lens.  The thing is too heavy and I couldn't hold it steady.  But, trust me, the moon was blood red.  (I will practice using that lens some more - I promise).
 
Brenda has the internet people coming on Wednesday to hook her all up and she'll be back in business!
 
Enjoy!
 
Judy
 
 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Flowers and Weather

 
The flowers are just gorgeous today - at least part of the day.
My phlox just continues to amaze me with it's beauty.
 
 
The hostas are unfurling at an amazing rate.
 
 
I always love the boxwood because of it's brilliant green .
 
 
And I truly love the bright yellow little dandelion flowers nestled in the green clover.
 
 
John and I went over to help Tiffany, our granddaughter, finish her yard work.  She had been in Dallas all week at a conference.
 
And then - suddenly.....
 
 
clouds appeared,
 
 
and they got darker,
 
 
and darker,
 
 
and darker.  Then, the winds came up and the rain started.  We got the lawnmower in the truck and by the time we got home, it was raining big time.  We live no more than 3/4 mile from Tiffany's home.  We had just pulled the truck under the carport and it started hailing.
 
Now, let me explain Oklahoma weather.  It was 81 degrees today.  Tuesday morning it is suppose to be 30 degrees with a freeze warning and by Thursday, it's back to the 70-80's.
 
Crazy, isn't it?  But, that's Oklahoma weather for you.
 
Tomorrow, Brenda and I are going to pack up what remaining little stuff she has - like lampshades (and boy, does that woman have a thing for lampshades!), pictures and items too big or awkward for a box, and take them over to her new home. 
 
The movers come on Tuesday for all of the furniture, etc.
 
So, her move is slowly but surely, getting accomplished.  This would definitely make an episode of Lucy and Ethyl on
"I Love Lucy"!  If you all only knew!
 
Wish us luck!!
 
Enjoy!
 
Judy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Busy As A Bee!!

 
Spring is finally here - I think.  My phlox is gorgeous; however, I did lose a lot of it this winter due to the extreme temps.  But, what is left is so pretty.
 
I'm in the process of helping Brenda move into her new home so will not have a lot of time the next week to post.  Will post when I can.
 
If you live in the Tulsa area, on Friday only, April 18th, I will be having a moving sale at her old house.  It will be items that she isn't taking with her.  So, if you are in the area, be sure and come by.  Also, be sure and introduce yourself please as a blogger!!  Things have been rather hectic, as you can imagine.  But, we are getting there!!
 
Enjoy this beautiful weather!
 
Judy
 
 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My Neosha Haul - 2014

 
Well, I knew I had a good time on my "Sisters' Weekend" but, didn't know until I started unloading my goodies how good a time I really had!
 
This is a lot of photos so.......here goes!
 
 
A brand new, never been used Xyron machine for $10.00!  If you are a scrapbooker, you will know what this is.....
 
 
Love this old red shelf - will use in my kitchen - if I ever get it done.....
 
 
a beautiful, vintage sewing box.....
 
 
three miniature wooden hutches for my dollhouse, a pretty creamer and teacup, an old clock that I'm going to do a miniature project with.......
 
 
delightful paper mache patriotic balls to be used in a bowl for the 4th of July...........
 
 
look at this cute old rooster spoon rest and a wall pocket....
 
 
and look at this darling skunk Halloween costume I got for Laynee for next year.  Isn't it the most precious thing you ever saw?  My little "stinker" will look great in it.  (Excuse the pun).  And a Dora pillow for the car.
 
 
This is my haul of silver, copper and silverplate.  The tea service on the tray I paid $2.00 for.
 
 
You know I'm going to find fabric, lace, sewing notions, etc. and a really pretty needlework pillow....
 
 
This sheet of labels will make a cute pillow.  The gorgeous yellow fabric was a never used shower curtain.  I got it for the fabric.
 
 
A piece of needlework already finished.
 
 
A variety of old, very crazed saucers, some baskets, a cute little frame and a pretty musical bunny.
 
So, now it's a matter of finding somewhere to put all of this wonderful stuff.  I'm running out of room.  I need to put it up tho because the next couple of weeks, I'll be helping Brenda move to her new home.
 
Enjoy!
 
Judy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Little Away Time!

 
See this darling girl - really, both of them.  This is Laynee and our granddaughter Tiffany.  Tiffany has always been a very integral part of our life.  She came to live with us when she was three years old and has been such a source of pleasure to us.
 
She was an excellent student, a joy to all of her teachers and excelled in so many school activities.  She played golf, had leading parts in the school musicals and was a Company Commander in her ROTC unit that went to National Competition three years in a row. 
 
She went to college and has a fantastic job as a Chiropractic Assistant for a great doctor, Dr. Travis Ring of Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic. If you ever need a chiropractor, I highly recommend him.
 
Last weekend, Tiffany and I painted his logo on his wall in the entry of his business.  We had fun doing it and I think it looks pretty good.
 
 
Anyway, this precious girl took off on Friday and stayed with John on Thursday, Friday and Saturday while I took a few days off.  This is the first time I've left John since he got so ill last July.
 
 
I drove to Neosha, MO where my sister Jeannie lives, to their Citywide Garage Sale which was Friday and Saturday.  My other sister Rita came also and we had a ball.  I was a little uncomfortable leaving John but Tiffany called me every few hours with an update on how everything was going just fine.
 
This town shuts down streets and the traffic is horrible. 
 
But, it is so much fun.
 
I didn't find a whole lot but did find some things I'll share with you later.  This little trip is a yearly thing my sisters and I do for our "Sisters Weekend".  We lost our baby sister, Jane, several years ago and vowed that we would take more time for each other. We are very close and my sisters are so very dear to me.  I am very blessed to have them.
 
 
I also found a perfect washing machine for Brenda.  However, due to the fact that it was old but still brand new, it hadn't never been used, it was very expensive.
 
Well, I tried!!
 
Thanks for all of you who contacted me because I'd been away for a few days from my blog.  I'm fine and glad to be back home!
 
Enjoy!
 
Judy
 
 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Saturday Treasures 3/30/2014

 
Drat!!  I didn't have a very good Saturday Treasure Hunt!  I did find a few things at the Tulsa Flea Market, but, there was a gigantic garage sale at the fairgrounds that had 220 booths.  I was so excited.
 
I had to pay $2.00 to get in and I spent $1.00.  Now, that's bad for me!
 
But, what I did find was:
 
 
a bolt of eyelet (500 yards), some gorgeous vintage doilies....
 
the two really pretty watercolors of the fruit in the first pic....
 
 
this little filigree brass box  (this is what I spent my $1.00 on and all of the rest was from the regular flea market )and an old muffin tin (wonder why the older muffin tins are so much shallower than modern day ones????)......
 
the cute black, wrought iron hanger on the background....
 
 
lots of this gorgeous chicken fabric in yellow - LOVE.
 
So, this was my haul for this Saturday.
 
Wanted you to see what I just received in the mail.....
 
 
this is Rocking Wharton Bunny from One Kings Lane!  Isn't he just the cutest and large too - almost 20" wide.  Will be so cute for Easter d├ęcor.
 
Enjoy!
 
Judy
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

What a Difference a Few Days Makes!

 
Do you remember last week I posted a photo of my Weeping Cherry Tree?  It had about 3 partial blooms.  Well, look at it now.  It is covered in beautiful little white blossoms!
 
 
I am trying to learn to take bird pictures.  I will never be as good as Brenda, but I'll try .  We have little sparrows all over our trees and carport building nests.
 
 
This clump of birch trees in our front yard has had a lot of damage from ice and wind this year.  It is, however, budding out.  There is a little opening in this branch where one other branch broke off and the sparrows have a nest in there.  The father is sitting there watching and if you look closely, you can see the mother's head popped out - right where that vee is on the tree.  See her?
 
 
I have been working on a few Easter items.  These sweet little bunnies are rolling along on wooden thread spools.  They are made out of a batting which makes them look fluffy! Like me!
 
 
This pillow is made out of light blue linen and is trimmed with a green and white bias striped cording. 
 
 
Love this one!  This is hand stenciled on off white linen in a soft sage green color.  The cording is a sage green colored print.
 
 
This is a burlap table runner with a tan colored hand stenciled bunny, vintage lace trim on each end and spring green rick rack.
 
These items will be in my shop tomorrow on Sunday, 3/30.
 
Enjoy!
 
Judy