Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fun With "C"


  1. Clowes
  2. church
  3. Christ
  4. children
  5. career
  6. character
  7. comfort
  8. cakes & cookies
  9. confidence
  10. courage

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I've been doing a little bit of puttering yesterday and today. I try to rearrange what I already have. Took the big clock from the mantel and placed it on the hall washstand. Then the big question was what could go in its place since there's an electrical outlet to hide. I turned a holiday "Let It Snow " hanging container backwards and added some pine needles, cones, and leaves.   

Another object I turned around was a springtime birdhouse. The door on the back is open to show a small heart inside.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Baby shoes

my own bronzed pair with a missing button

my son's first white pair

This little pair received lots of wear.

precious keepsakes

my daughter's

The soles made these extra special keepsakes.

Tiny shoes of children now's astonishing how much time has passed. If it were not for pictures and keepsakes, I would wonder did it really happen. Sometimes in my mind I try to relive a busy day with my small children. I find it's hard to recall the numerous tender moments we must have shared.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Delightful Friday

I meant to accomplish so much this Friday,
but when this little guy asked to stay with
Grandad and Grams, all other plans fell
by the wayside. He is a busy three-year- old
with a very pleasant nature. He makes
himself at home 'cause he knows where
toy baskets, crayons, and books are stored.
Chocolate milk, popcorn, and Spiderman
are a few of his favorite things. His sweet
smiles keep us smiling, too.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Journal pages and a poem

In high school and college I loved poetry...even writing a few poems of my own. I typed them and kept them tucked away...for fear others might laugh at my attempts to write what I felt so deeply. Now many years later they transport me back to my youth the beginning of what was to come. I'm sharing the one below.

one me says come out
be free, young, foolish
the other me says no
silly girl
be sweet, safe, sensible
I say merge you two
that's the real me.

Sandy Crum

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Checking In

Thought I'd check in to say hello. I like
the saying on the circular wood piece.
It's a good reminder that rests on a small coffee table in the den.

I decided on a place for my C letter. It's perched on a book stack on a living room end table. Have a great week! We're still waiting for fall weather.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Booth Notes

Now and then it's still hard to say good-bye to objects you've had for a long, long time...objects that are a part of your past. I used to hang leaf suncatchers in classroom windows for fall decorations.

Below is an Andrew Wyeth print I once displayed in my classroom.

This brown vase was something I had in the 70's...time to let it go.

I purchased the urn and cat several years ago at Plantation Antiques. Back then I had no idea that I would one day lease a booth. Still like them, but like other things to let them go.

I'd love to keep these brown and white pieces, but I just don't have the space.

This small rocker was dearly loved by my mother. I have rockers of my own that I cherish...thus the realization that one cannot keep everything.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Reasons for Happiness

cooler temperatures
nature walks

the bond sisters share

expectant parents


September has been a busy month so far. Recent events were a baby shower in Savannah,TN, and a reception celebration in Paducah, KY. These happy times offset the serious issues of illness and the loss of a friend's mother. Life is good, and we should keep looking for ways to be happy. A friendly smile, a sweet notecard in the mail, a new recipe to try out, a flower that blooms, loved ones to hug, and the list goes on and on...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall's Rich Colors

Yeah for fall and its marvelous colors!
Today I enjoyed pulling out a few decorations to welcome the season. I'm sure I'll change or add decorations as the autumn months unfold. After seeing many inspiring decorations on other blogs, I want
to get busy and try something new. That's what is so amazing about Blogland - tons of inspiration with generous sharing of ideas, projects, thoughts, and
feelings. I'm glad you came by.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

C Gets A+

My friend Mary sent me an email picture attachment about this letter project. She also furnished me with the C letter and set of tags. She's the best!

Pennee painted the C while I tea stained the tags.

It was hard to be patient while they dried.

Rubber stamp gave me the nest and eggs on a background paper.
Chipboard sticker provided the leaf.

1st metal label holder with brad plus peace stamp on paper
2nd heart cut from fabric scrap, love stamp, and ribbon

xoxo rubber stamp using gold ink on brown paper

buttons and another embellishment thanks to Big Lots
Love the crafts aisle at this store...great discounted items!

Here's the finished letter with tags.
What do you think?
I love it!
Thanks, Mary, for such a fun project!

P.S. to Mary
Sending you lots of well wishes & hugs


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