Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SEE OUR BETA SIGMA PHI CHAPTER GETTING CREATIVE

Hard At It!  It was fun seeing my sisters working so hard bur having a great time doing it! The comments were hilarious!

I had painted the boards different colors and traced on a simple flower, leaf and the big polka dots. After getting them all started with painting  their flower and big polka dots white and leaves green  they did their own thing with shading of colors and etc.!

We had just enjoyed a Salad Potluck Luncheon. And they didn't know yet about their painting project next!

Maurice had an idea we go up to the bank and sing Happy Birthday to our friend Carole Lynne Arnold. It was fun for all of us! Even a customer or two!

I forgot to take a picture of the cute floral banner before  I wrapped it!

Our niece Pam from Columbia spent a night with us the day after Easter so I sent her home with a little piece of my art too!

We haven't got this "Selfie" business down very good yet! We had a good time eating, playing cards, talking and looking at old pictures!

I made Carole Lynne's banner this style of flower. Am making more of these as well as the style below for summer.

So much fun! I always have something like this in my purse to work on!

Easter Family Picture. It's hard to accept that our family gatherings of 20+ seem to be a thing of the past! I guess it's good since our energy  and backs are  not what they use to be!

Granddaughter Tyler flew here from  Salt Lake, (they live in Righby, Idaho) and then drove our old green van back to use as a second car. I think the plan ended up though for Granddaughter and Husband Cassie and Steven to trade their smaller car with Tyler for the van  so they would have room for a car seat for great grandson Liam. Just glad we could make it happen!

Out one little egg hunter, Great grandson Eli.

All but one egg accounted for! I found it later and was looking forward to a piece of chocolate candy, but wouldn't you know it! That one had 2 little rubber balls in it! Boo!

Saying good bye to our old green 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager. We bought it for Valentines Day in Feb. of  '99 and Maurice took super care of it! Now it's started on it's 2nd life with 379,250 miles on it and still running great! Bon Voyage dear faithful friend! We will miss you!!

I've been to the Walmart Garden Center three times already. This is the latest load!

Red Geraniums and Chartreuse Coleus  for the wheel barrel planter.

Pink, Purple and White Petunias, yellow marigolds and  ferns for the Flamingo Garden!

A lovely purple Wisteria plant to vine over an arbor and fence

Who's this 80 year old up on a ladder hanging curtain banners in the blue bottle garden!

The wildflowers are just lovely this year! We are waiting to mow this area till after they all bloom!

Another view!

My last years planter is waiting for a Patio Fern!

Have wanted a Blue Hydrangea for a long time for the Blue Bottle Garden so since I have sold several paintings lately decided to splurge on plants!

My dear friend Rose Marie gave me this Shepherds Crook Plant Holder for my birthday in February. Now it is glorious in the garden!

Have filled several containers of violas, pansies and pinks!

The Herb Garden is coming forth also!

Bright Cheery Pot  to great us at the back entrance.

The two Clematis I got last year are blooming beautifully!

Blue Bottle Chandler!

Just a picture of a pair of planters in the kitchen that make me happy! Sorry for the repeats below! But if I try and delete them I may lose the whole post and have to start over! I've had that happen before, and it's disgusting!   Happy Gardening to You Too! Remember my other blog too: www.preciouscottageblogspot.com













Friday, March 17, 2017

ENJOYING THE "GOOD LIFE"!

Such a pretty bottle tree at our friend Barb Smith's "Vienna Woods Bed & Breakfast!"

Out newest beautiful business in Harrisonville Mo.: The Brick House Coffee Bar and Eatery. We love it!

I had this painting of mine that had gone through the Kurzweild fire and survived. I was going to put it in the Library Atrium display but just felt like I'd like to give it to the new business as a welcome gift. Imagine my surprise when the owners wife came running out of the kitchen with a big hug and saying I can't believe you did this! You are my favorite artist, I look at you work all the time, I even called you once to try and buy a painting that you didn't want to sell, and I couldn't talk you into selling it! I just said I guess it was meant to be!

Good Ole Joe in his new forever home!

And she wants more art to sell on  this wall, so I've got to get busy!

I'm enjoying using twinkle lights in vases.

My Spring Seasonal Banner for the Refrig.

I got smart and made the banner reversible (Valentines is on the other side)

Decided I wanted a Spring (Yellow) lampshade, so made one I could just slip on and off!

Found a new pair of fun bling sandals at the thrift store. Brand New!

I'm lovin the Pioneer Woman products now!

Mixin up meatloaf with Pioneer Woman bowls!

Mary Lou's newest book.

And my newest evening obsession! Makin  Hoochy Two-chy blocks for a "Poochie's & Polka Dots" Story Quilt which will probably be one of my entries in the Fall Art Show

Sister Judy gave me this Folk Art Lady years ago.  I have enjoyed her on my screened in back porch. But now in her second life she has moved in to my art table as my Art Muse. Isn't she cute!

I do need to clean my table off!  Good thing I can work among the clutter!

 Art ready for The Brick Coffee Shop! 19"X23" "Rise & Shine"

 Little 5''X5"Shelf / Hanging Art Paintings  "Happy Geraniums".

5"x5"  "Happy Violets"

My sweet husband Maurice, and doggie, Tasha. both enjoying the wood stove. Maurice tells her all the time she's got the best seat in the house!  Notice Maurice has the sacred remote in his hand! Ha Ha! Hope your enjoying the "Good Life"  too! Remember to check out my second blog too: wwwpreciouscottageblogspot.com.