Saturday, December 2, 2017


Our Dining Room Table will be minus out Collection of Jim Shore Folk Santa's this year. Will be  replacing  with doves .I am keeping all my Santa Decorations in the back of the house and the Religious Jesus Birthday/ Nativity in the Front.

This red bell makes me think of childhood days!

There are red bows and gold lights in the garland too.

Our Back Porch usually has wood stacked on it, but we are getting  to old to cut the wood and get up on the roof to clean the chimney. So now this little table and chairs get to stay all year and get decorated for Christmas too! .

Here is what I've been working on 21 Patchwork Christmas Tree Table Throws. They measure 18''x51" Each one is different. They were really great fun to make but time consuming!

Maurice was in the process of installing this new dryer and noticed we had a hose leaking on the wash machine. While trying to fix that by changing the hoses the pipe cracked. So now we are waiting on a plumber!
This is a new look this year for our back porch door too!  The wreath seen thru the door was a thrift store find for $3.00.  I really like this look too!

This is the Christmas Display on the Pool Table. Very seldom does anybody want to  play these days so decided to make it fun to look at!

More of the display.

The back of the display

We have room for this painted ironing board Santa on the back porch now too!

Scene over the sink in candlelight! Mother bought this little tree and miniature ornaments  for me years ago.

The Kitchen Table is now the new home for my collection of 9 Jim Shore Santa's from my good friend Karen. They are so neat! I really enjoy  looking at them!

Maurice won this beautiful Italian Nativity at work many years ago. We are enjoying it lighted on the Dining Room Buffet this year. But I see I need to camouflage the cord! 

This picture of Maurice & I was taken in Nov. while in Branson on Sister Judy's Birthday Trip

Another Christmas Project. Our Christmas Cards. This is year 42 for Homemade Cards.

Packages getting ready to mail!  Hope it's a happy time of year for you all too! Might like to visit my other blog too. It is

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


This is a popular place in the Fall even on a weekday.

They have a good selection of Heirloom Pumpkins too!

And all the apples and Bees! Oh My! 

This little one's eye's were just sparkling! She had found her pumpkin!

My sorority chapter of Beta Sigma Phi posing before we went in to get our cider & donuts .

It was pretty windy,  so some of us took cover for awhile!
I'm enjoying my new Fall Banner.

Have more rocks ready for sister Judy to paint and hide. Her town is really into this fun project!

I sure miss Davey's tree house, especially this time of year! Glad I painted a picture of it years ago!

Found me a little pumpkin too!

Made some more copies of my Halloween cards for up coming party.

We've been celebrating a lot of birthdays lately.  This one is grand daughter Jackie's.

This one was friend and fellow card player Hope's

She seemed  happy to receive one of my Fall Pinwheel/Button Tree's and card.

Celebrated sweet Robins Birthday too!

She received one of the 4 that I made too! Hope all is well with you all dear friends. Come on over to my other blog too:  Blessings!

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Decided the little bears needed some fall stars to hold!
They are made out of felt. Should have dusted the bears off first!

We enjoyed a visit from  Steve & Rosslyn Schultz, Curators of Grassroots Art Center in Lucas, Kansas  and Rosslyn's brothers and sisters .

They were on a Weekend Outing and since I have Folk  Art Paintings and my collections of homemade Santa's, Uncle Sam's and Christmas Cards there at the Folk Art Center in Lucas and they were close by they wanted to see and  document where I did my art.

I sent back two of my smaller spring paintings with them. And when I am ready the other large folk art town paintings and subject paintings will become part of that collection also
My Fall decorations are up now.

This is just inside the back porch off of driveway

Happy lighted pumpkin on back porch.


Scarecrow is needing  his clothes washed!  Dust always shows up worse in pictures

This Jack-O-Lat-tern lights up the kitchen counter

Back Porch again!

Back Porch Door

Enclosed back porch with fall decorations and clean windows!!

 An old picture of me and my two special friends of many years  who just celebrated milestone birthdays! 85th and 90th!

Brought out my (Van Gogh) style leaf painting for the season.

One of  our ladies at church modeled her latest creations for us. Just Gorgeous!!

We all oohed and awed as she came in!

This is my latest garden totem.

Kitchen window shelf.

This is last years shelf

This is this years shelf

This is before the bears got their star flags to hold! Next week our weather is suppose to cool off to fall temperatures yeah! Sure ready!  Blessings to you all!