Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday #95~ Water on Its Way to the Creek

 Water flowing from the top of my house.....
 ..... and on its way to the creek behind my house.
 Did I put anything to pollute it.....
.... on its way to the creek?
I don't use herbicide or fertilizer.
I admit, I fight the ants.
We used to say the dirt filtered our water.
Does it still?
Think about it.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wordless Wednesday #221 ~ A Barn that Makes You Smile

 Everytime when we travel this way, usually going home,
this barn just south of Bardstown, KY, USA makes me smile.
It's been on that barn since back in the day when the "Smiley Face" came into our world.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ava's Birthday Card

I hardly ever buy a card anymore.  I hope folks don't mind that I make them.  Here is yet another one.  Just showing some snap shots of the fabric scrap cutouts that I put together.  
    Please find more specific details on how I make the cards on the other birthday cards I have posted.  See list below please.

Tuesday Teaser



Here are the links to some of the other cards and some details on how they are made.

Gone Fishing Birthday Card

Paper Guided Stitched Birthday Cards

Scrappy Get Well Cards

Another Scrappy Birthday Card

Aunt Elizabeth's Birthday Card

 As I do look back through these links,
I see that I possibly should show more details of how I make my letters?


Used Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo


Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday Memory 54 ~ Memory Dress Patterns

I was going through my many patterns the other day.
I've never gotten rid of a pattern, so I have every pattern I've ever used 
from high school.
I found the pattern I used in Home Economics to make my senior prom dress. 
It was like view 3 because I used trim on the neck and empire waist line.
It was yellow.

A couple of years later, I used the same pattern to make dresses for my 
maid of honor and brides maid. 

Above is my wedding dress pattern.
I used view A to make my wedding dress. 
It was a cotton with a layer of shear cotton.
Nothing super fancy.
It was an outdoor wedding.
I took pride in not spending much at all on my wedding.
It was a September wedding so on rehearsal night after we finished with the rehearsal,
the whole party went out in the field and picked golden rods to
 place in baskets I'd acquired from the throw away pile at the cemetery.  
Yes, I did.
The flowers & baskets were adorned with yellow ribbons.
Thus, the only flowers we paid for were the flowers I carried and the boutineers for the guys.
I thought it was a big success.

I notice these patterns were a dollar each.
Wait until you see how much the cost of patterns jumped for the next generation.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Frankfort Road Barns in May

Scott County, Kentucky, USA
For the last few years I was concerned about the deteriation of barns.
None were being kept up with paint.
During the last year, I've seen several barns being painted!
Wander about the history of this brick barn.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday #94~ Scissors Around My Neck

I had this thought in my head for a year or more, to find a retractable lanyard to hold my scissors.  I had seen them at second hand stores before.  I lucked out and found one in Florida for fifty cents!

I THOUGHT this was a good idea because I thought the retractable device would let me stretch the scissors to meet my work then take them back out of my way.

Well, that thought isn't working well.
1.  I still grab my scissors I've always had beside my machine.  Hard habits are hard to break.
2.  If I wore it over my left or right chest, it only flopped up and down as I walked like a flag waving in the wind.  That distracted me.
2. A lanyard has always gotten in my way.  When I had to wear a name tag at school, I never could figure out the right way or place to wear it.
     a. Hanging on my neck kept battering students when I bent over to help them.
     b. I'd get it hooked up in a computer when I picked it up to move it which was one of my jobs as a tech teacher.
     c. A favorite place I did like was to loop through my belt loop, if I wore belt loops.  Got it caught in the car door though.  
Good thing I retired before I hung myself?

So now I'm thinking, why am I putting a pair of scissors around my neck?

Have you had thoughts that didn't turn out as great as you thought they would?
Think about it.
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