Thursday, March 26, 2009

Becky in Portugal

Just got some pics from Becky - she visited Lisbon, Portugal last week. Lucky Girl!! What a beautiful place. These are a few of her favorites - hope you enjoy them...

view from her room at night

what a bridge

i want to live there

must be laundry day


the way home


too sweet

Thanks, Beck, for sending the pics. I guess you will never come home now. We have left the light on for you, so hurry home! Love You!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Tropical Deco Barkcloth

I love the 1940s - the nubby barkcloth with funky fronds and plumes in vivid colors like chartreuse and jadeite greens, bright rosey mauve pinks, reds and grays. The colors today are just not the same. Here are a few of my favorites on my deco sofa at the cottage - hope you enjoy them...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kiss Me I'm Irish...

well... mostly Irish, with a little German, English and some Cherokee Indian thrown in. I definitely have the Irish skin and I hated that when I was a teen. No tanning for me, just sunburns and freckles. But I don't know another people that are more hardworking, loyal and patriotic than Irish folks. And they know how to throw a party!

I had the opportunity to be in Boston, Mass. on March 17th about 20 years ago and had the traditional Irish meal of Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Coffee Pudding at a famous restaurant there. It was good but being a southern girl, I couldn't understand why they boiled everything. See, down south, we fry everything, or used to anyway! Even got to see a parade with more red headed people than I had ever seen in one place!

I perused etsy this morning for some handcrafted goods worthy of parading - here are a few of my favorites.....

from Randomocity, Inc.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

note card I found on etsy by creativeapples

My birthday is on Friday the 13th this year and this is the last year I get to be forty something! Hmmm.... Just one more year and then I am officially a senior citizen, I think. I have never been vain or cared about the numbers game. It is just a number, right? Except my body is telling me now that it is getting older - you're only as old as you feel, or is it as young as you feel, is that it??? ....hmmm...Happy Birthday to Me!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I See The Moon...

...and the moon sees me! I was up really early this morning, before the birds. Just me and the moon and it was really pretty, I tried to capture its beauty and all I see is a dot in a sea of black. Oh well, thought I would share it any way!! There is nothing like the quiet and stillness of the early morning - it was cool on the porch in my barefeet, not a sound from our puppies or anything else for that matter! My mind is more quiet in the morning too, or atleast until the caffeine hits. Hope yall have a great day!!

The poem in its entirety is all of four lines...
I see the moon
And the moon sees me;
God bless the moon
And God bless me.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Adding Some Springtime...

About this time every year, I start to want a fresh new look. Something light and airy to brighten my space. My crafting therapy has yielded some springy pillows - hope you enjoy them...

Reproduction Floursack with Black Ticking on Back

Vintage Feedsack Quilt Top with Tan Ticking on Back

Vintage Feedsack Quilt Top with Popcorn Chenille on Back

Reproduction Floursack with Natural Muslin Back

Vintage Clover Leaf Grain Sack with Ingredients on Back

Reproduction Flour Sack with Blue Ticking on Back

Reproduction Flour Sack with Printed Back

I listed these pillows in my etsy shop today - Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

This is hilarious - my hubby sent this to me. So while I am eating my Chickfil-A sandwich (with extra pickles), I am pecking away, greasy fingers and all, to share this....

Actual 'Letter to the Editor' from the February 5th edition of theWichita Falls, Texas Times Record News...

Dear IRS,I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost.I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog licence tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting licence tax, fishing licence tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle licence registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I can't recall but I have run out of space and money.When you do not receive my check April 15, just know that it is an honest mistake. Please treat me the same way you treated Congressmen Charles Rangle, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank and ex-Congressman Tom Dashelle and, of course, your boss Timothy Geithner. No penalties and no interest.
P.S. I will make at least a partial payment as soon as I get my stimulus check.