Saturday, April 30, 2016


Got a bag of crystal prisms at a garage sale recently. Have had a lot of fun hanging them by fine wire around in the garden
I collect broken pieces of colored glass and mirror and pottery pieces for scattering in the paths in my Blue Bottle Garden. I enjoy the fairy fantasy like feeling it gives!

When the sun hits them they really glow!

I enjoy using old pieces of pottery in the garden also.

We recently celebrated Earth Day. So I got out my Earth Day painting I did of the porch at the Log Cabin we stayed at annually in Augusta, Mo. when we were going to the Spring Plein Air Painting Week. Friend Hope and I made the banner that year. I also collected the empty blue bottles at the breweries. That was the start of my Blue Bottle Garden

I attended a painting workshop in Harrisonville, Mo recently

I'm there!

We all did our own thing and it was fun! The painting I did  is pictured in the post  on my other  Happy Spring Time!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Our Xi Iota Sigma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi enjoyed showing our umbrellas after a very informative and entertaining program about the origin and uses of umbrellas thru the years by Carol Russell (2nd roll end on right)

We also toured the church/community pantry to see where the food items we brought as a charitable project were stored.

In honor of the opening day for our Champion  Royals K.C., Mo Baseball team  I hung out the blue flags

As much wind as we have been having I'm surprised they are still up!

My 99 cent April Fools Special from Missouri Star Quilt Co.  Kaffe Fassett no less!

Such a pretty collection!

Played in one of my Altered Books

 Pressed Violas  and glued them in on painted paper towels
Close up showing my misspelled "Pansy's"

Glued on painted Typewriting paper

Dried Violet's and picture from magazine

"It's raining violet's" I used a lot of old ribbon as book markers too!

79 years ago! Unreal!

Mother & Daddy had lost a set of twins stillborn before me, so I can only imagine their happiness finally with a new baby!

5 years apart!

Cute illustrations in the book!

Duplicate jumped in!

I have saved calling cards for years! Make notes on them of what I bought there or when we stayed there and etc!  Great fun to look back and  reminisce!

My collection has come in handy more than once over the years too!

Showin off my new bling necklace!

Maurice and I happened to be coordinately  dressed Sunday so got a picture!

I'm on a hunt for another section of weathered fencing like this: 4 ft tall 6 or 7ft long  pointed  4"stakes May need to take a road trip! That sounds fun!  You might enjooy my other blog also: