Friday, August 29, 2014

September Kitchen Window

September...a lovely month. My kitchen window this month is full of so many of my favorite things.

Shooner redware,  old bittersweet vine, feathers, a couple of early tin cookie cutters...and a string of tiny amber rice lights to add just a little twinkle.

Polka dotted Shooner salt with a tin lid...I love anything with dots. 

When your front yard is home to two very old, very large live oaks, acorns are part of the landscape...inside and out. This early tin cookie cutter is a good five inches high.

An early tin squirrel cookie cutter and lots of polka dots.

A window to welcome the change of seasons...


Thank you for the well wishes on my last post. Frozen shoulder can last up to thirty months, but I'm trying to stay positive. I'm doing my exercises and keeping heat on it. Putting all my effort into getting this over with as soon as possible. It's wicked.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend...stay safe...make some memories.

Enjoy the day,

Monday, August 18, 2014

Frozen here.

The girls and I wanted to let you know we are still around, but have not been able to do much blogging lately. 

Diagnosis...frozen shoulder. It is very stiff and very painful. 

I need to really slow things down. So...easy on the computer for now. I'll be visiting, but not always saying hello by way of comment. 

I'll be back with my September window. 

It's on the way...lovely autumn.

Have a great week!

Enjoy the day,

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The winner...

 So many great choices...thank you to all who took the time to "name drop"!!! What great names!!!
I have to admit, as soon as I saw Karmel Katkeeper, I knew it was a perfect fit. Karmel is fussy about her shoes matching her purse, but she is a straight arrow, and her name is as succinct and to the point as she is. She is the color of "caramels"...and she keeps cats.

Penny...if you contact me with your address I'll mail you your little box of kitties this weekend. Thank you!

And thank you to all who joined in...and welcome to my new followers, too.

Have a great weekend!
Enjoy the evening,

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Name Game Give-Away

This lady came to life today. My dolls are in my head...itching to get out. I am always happy when they resemble the doll I see in my mind's eye.

I usually love coming up with names for my Mugwump Woolies...something that suits their personality. Today, I am drawing a blank. I'm hoping you all might help give this sweet gal a name.

She's a tall one...thirty six inches. She's wearing an antique baby shirt...dyed black...that compliments her wool skirt. 

She's crazy for cats...especially black...and totes them about in her leather purse.

She's "old school"...her shoes match her purse.

Her stockings (legs) are made from the lining of an antique choir robe...her pumpkin noggin is made from the outside of the velvet robe. The robe, in it's advanced age, has become's color softened to a beautiful caramel.

A string of vintage buttons circles her neck...the colors the very same that appear in her skirt. Her nose is an old coverlet piece and her eyes are antique shoe buttons. 

Hopefully, all this info will help someone out there help me christen this gal.

If I pick your contribution, or am influenced by your suggestion, these little black cats will come your way...with a few surprises thrown in, as well. Perhaps a green witch?  I'll announce the winning name next Friday, August 15th. 

Rules? You must be a follower and leave a comment on this post, with a name you think might agree with this girl. Lower 48 states. 

This dolly will be going to my friend's wonderful antique store in Dade City for the fall open house on September 16.

Put your thinking caps on!

Enjoy the day,

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

August Kitchen Window

August...are you kidding me? It's August? 

I have not been posting...or commenting lately. I have been having a little "wing" trouble.  Rotator cuff...impingement...frozen shoulder...Ouch! I've been trying to rest my arm, hoping it will mend. 

I have, however, been getting a little doll making in...I sew by hand and, luckily, it doesn't hurt to do so. And, of course, could not let August make an entrance without a new window scape.

A few of my favorite collections joined forces this month. Shooner redware...early tin bird cookie cutters...and green ivy. Indoor plants are so great for the health of your home...they filter a lot of bad stuff.

This sweet little lad is by the talented Kolene Spicher. He is an original watercolor and I was so happy to add him to my folk art collection. Kolene painted the frame as well.

He is holding a book...about birds. Perfect!

My paternal grandmother was a lover of birds, and I'm sure that love was passed directly to me. Well, that and my name.

Love this diminutive early cutter...barely two inches high.

The flock gathered in an old caddy painted a wonderful old mustard color.

A Shooner bank decorated with two birds.

I like birds. I like this August window. 

 Hoping my wing heals soon so I can get back to visiting you all.

I hope you are all enjoying the fleeting days of summer. Hope you are making lots of memories with those you love. 

Have a wonderful and safe week!

Enjoy the day,

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's not easy being green...

We have left summer behind and moved to the season of the witch.'s not an easy color to be.

Especially when your nose is long...and twisted like a tree root. She will be one of those girls that folks describe as, "attractive...but not in a conventional way".

She seems relaxed and at peace with that description. She's hoping the dress will be her redemption. I see a velvet pumpkin in her future and I immediately recall the words of my favorite Henry..."I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion". Hmmm....

Henry David Thoreau...succinct and eloquent...a rare breed.

Have a great week!

Enjoy the day,

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Annie makes the news!

Annie gave our friends, Sheila and Gene, a beautiful stained glass star while we were in Orlando a few weeks ago. In the center there is a photo of them at the Florida Bar Convention last year. We have given several of these stars as gifts and they are always a big hit. 

Annie and Mr. Gene are also appearing here this month...!OpenDocument 

You have to scroll down to the photo on the lower right of the page and then click on "Pettis bestows..."

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Enjoy the day,