Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

our hearts are grateful
welcome home soldier

the whole family is on the continental shores
of the USA
this military family rejoices
safe from
 war, deployments, earthquakes & storms
there is so much to remember at this time of year
not only for our nation, but for our family
but for a while the yellow ribbon on our lamp post
is rescued from the brutal Texas heat
as we sing
our praises that all are safe

please continue to pray for our brave military
2 Chronicles 7:14

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ladies Bible Study
First Baptist Church Waco
Wednesdays 9:30-11:00
September 14 - November 2
the study of Ephesians
taught by Susie Jaynes
in the church parlor
 packages made from vintage hymnals with signup papers tucked in them

 photos of ladies from long ago 
 a foundation of faith for all generations
Ephesians 3:20-21
friends with faith
come join us as we study
Ephesians together

ps - here's the stack of material
from Susie
to be made into booklets

more details later

Thursday, August 25, 2011

truly amazing
something rarely seen in this castle
can you guess?
friends were amazed
couldn't believe it
 a clear surface on the dining room table!!!
i had to check it again this morning just to bee sure
no, i am not depressed or suffering from creative meltdown
just thought it was kind of fun
letting the surface "rest" so to speak

this only happened one other time:
when kids were in high school
they came home to find a blank tabletop
"are you mad at us? - is something wrong?"
this non creative mode is something
unlike any other!!!
so way funny

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

i may never come out of my office
with great supplies like these
i'd be crazy to ever leave
this creative space
(oh, perhaps that's the problem!)
but alas, i must go in the house
friends coming over to see
something they won't believe
& have never seen in my casa!

Monday, August 22, 2011

"can you paint
a treasure chest for my
pk classroom?"
yes, said I

 complete with chalkboard for special messages
 added some handles & a clock knob
(painted & embellished a bit, of course)
now bee good, boys & girls
your teacher will have a
party favor for you
 to choose from the
treasure chest

Saturday, August 20, 2011

a project for Brazos Star Homes
on the Parade of Homes

custom switch plate covers
to blend in with backsplash

primed, marked & noted
in a very hot house
 now back to office for painting
 & at this castle's kitchen redo

& who said "the cobbler's children have no shoes"?

Home Plates
Brazos Star Homes

Thursday, August 18, 2011

life is a bundle
great little things.....

little party favors for the PKs
wrapped in coloring book paper
tied up with string
embellished with toy fireman
 & a golden ring
little sewn envelope made from ladies pattern package
wrapped up & looking very festive
for my friend's birthday
displayed in a vintage file box
oh, how I love it & will keep for me!
* * *
the little handmade ephemera flower
is adorned with a pearl &
flocked with glass glitter
a party favor for proprietor
of one of my favorite shops

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

i've had serious blog letdown - as downloaded background could not bee removed
now, oh my, there is a big ugly tan box on the top corner! - don't know how it got
there & can't get it off my blog - way ugly blank square.. help!!!!!
PLUS - can't get creative shabby backgrounds to apply - oh, the insanity of it all

Monday, August 15, 2011

for the love
two containers of pencils
just guess which one i adore

for the love of old
 loving vintage typewriter
ribbons hard to find
sooo - using everyday
wireless keyboard

I love old things, ones that were made
to last, and have lasted. I love them
because they bring me closer to the past
from which I grew, and to those who
made and used them. I love them
because I admire ingenuity, skill, and
design, and because I feel that it is right
to cherish that which has been cherished
by those who came before me.
"For the Love of Old" 
by Mary Randolph Carter 

my Daddy's typewriter from the newspaper - love

Saturday, August 13, 2011

the messiness of construction
Brazos Star Homes
with this summer heat (100+for 44 days) 
it has been some time
since I've been out to see
 the homes my son builds
 today's tour showed the hard work
that so many have done to build these houses
 what a blessing to have all completed homes SOLD

 the projects are massive & the end product beautiful
but oh, the mess of progress!

how will you ever get this cleaned up?
it does get cleaned up,
landscaped &
listed for sale
& bought!
proud of you

now on to 9
under construction
(or soon to be)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Be a Fan
(a cool one at that)
First Baptist Church - Waco
Please support Ladies Ministry at the church.
Fans will be sold in the foyer this Sunday.
Fans are $10 for a pkg of 2
. Artfully packaged & ready to help you keep cool. 
Also a great idea: to write a message on the back
 & give to a friend with throughts of
 birthdays, missing you, get well soon, praying for you
or to invite someone to FBCW. 

 order your FBCW tee shirt
 & you will be set & ready
 for the festivities of the church picnic
& other end of summer activities  -
 and supporting Ladies Ministry!

many thanks to all who have been
so generous in the joy
of this project

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

 a kitchen with vintage baby is not less sticky,
 but it is a reminder of our heritage
 this is the centerpiece for the dinner table 
 I SPY jar of things to spy
outside lemonade stand with
pink camo garland
also sold from lemonade stand:
shells, mudpies, rocks, mermaid dolls

during my life as a mother, I've done many
 birthday parties
themed to the hilt,
 my Daddy was always so helpful
in making
props that I needed
to pull off a creative,
fun festivity
this lollipop stand
 has graced many celebrations
he also made one in the
shape of a star for the boys

Dining Room table still sporting
"It's a pink pink pink pink world"
just not quite ready
to replace it
ohoh, saw on Pinterest
the exact vintage pink
stove, refrig, & sink!!