"...it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all..."~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, March 19, 2015

a chicken kind of day...........

........today it is all things chickens and farm.........I have this sweet vintage chicken pot holder......she has everything going for her, stained, well used, blue stripe trim and beautiful red old button eyes.......love her !!!! and while I was working on making some boxes, I thought "how about some boxes covered with old feedsacks".......and here they are...........till next time, smiles, Linda



Saturday, March 14, 2015

giving thanks.........

.......does not get any better than this......a Saturday spent at home enjoying the beautiful warm weather.......I cut some pussy willow branches, which reminds me of my mom.......pulled some weeds.......coffee and a garden book on the porch.......windows open......birds singing their hearts out.......thoughts of flowers to plant spinning in my head......also, chickens have begun laying more eggs......cows having calves.......and my sweet cat, soon to be a momma.......till next time...Linda



Thursday, March 12, 2015

spring in my step.......

omg, can't believe it has been so long since I posted.....between snow days, sick grandchildren and being sick myself and all the snow, I have been in a mental and physical slump !!!!!!!!  but, the sun has been shining, snow melting and gradual warming weather, and feeling better........I have returned, lol....I have been making boxes, have a rug on the frame and thinking of painting the house come spring break !!!!!  all without a spring tonic !!!! till next time, Linda





Tuesday, February 10, 2015

mores boxes......

....just in case your interested, I have these 3 box sets for sale, if interested, message
me....thanks, Linda

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Valentine.......

.........greetings.....here is a primitive Valentine box that I just finished up....I hand stitched the sampler top and then covered the rest of the box with a reproduction civil war print....stained and distressed to look very old and worn......have a wonderful day...smiles, Linda





Friday, January 16, 2015

...I don't know why.....

.....no decorating, hooking or stitching today...just wanted to share a memory......I was never a fan of school....I was average, didn't really enjoy it........I got along with everyone and had a small group of close friends.....I went to several schools, but 2 of them still bring back some wonderful memories.....one was a Lutheran school, with a big beautiful church and fairly new classrooms....I enjoyed devotion hour everyday, and memorizing Bible verses, and a library that you had to go up a flight of stairs, into a world of magic !! there I would frequently check out the book "The Courage of Sarah Noble"....I still remember that, I actually purchased a copy of that book last year from Amazon....... I went there K-4 th grade..........then we moved to Indiana, and I found myself going to a really old school...it was a K-6th grade..big old windows..had to climb 3 flights of stairs to go to class....the library was the best, a very small room, with wall to wall books, kinda dark and of course old....we always had a real Christmas tree in our classroom....and the cooks always made the best lunches..oh also...the restrooms were in the basement and had NO doors on them, that was a shocker !!! but something about that big old brick building just tugged at my heart, still does.......another thing I forgot to mention is, when we got off the bus, there was a really small little store across from the school, "Fred's"...and he had all the candy a kid could want...there I would buy bubble gum and taffy......can't do that anymore......after I left that school, it was on to bigger and bigger schools, with lockers, changing classrooms....ugh.....I think I didn't want to grow up!!!!  or maybe it was the big old buildings, the church, the quaintness and small school size.....not sure, I just know I love those two schools.... till next time....smiles, Linda
 the photo above is Zion Lutheran School and the two below are McCalla School.....