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Sunday, September 17, 2017

My Crops and Janis Joplin

Happy Sunday

I am glad to be home today.I have been clearing out my 2 flowers beds as the flowers and elephant ears start sagging to the ground. I cut down my 14 foot tall sunflowers.The biggest sunflower I grew this year is 14 inches across then 12 inches and 8 inches. They were so heavy the stems were almost bent completely over.The biggest one has my sunglasses on it for comparision size.


Here I am standing in front of my giant elephant ears which my grandsons loves because they are so big


I am hoping to get in the studio this afternoon and finish a project, one of many sitting around. I love being in the studio with my pretties and rhinestones etc.
                                                                   

Yesterday I went to Arrow Rock Missouri to the Lyceum Theatre to see the production of BeeHive , It was 6 girls singing songs from the 1960's . All that was there was a bunch of old people like me that was a teeager in the 1960's haha. It was lots fun and I sang all the songs and screamed and hollered haha right along with others. The men liked the Janis Joplin personation the best, they was yelling and clapping when the girl sang Cry. Then she sang Piece of My Heart
The singers were all excellent however she was most authentic.

Well better get busy, I miss joining in on the weekly parties. I'm still hanging in at my new job


Saturday, September 2, 2017

White Plates

Hi

I am still plugging away at my 40 hour a week job at my ripe ole age. Making money for a new Mercedes or a 2nd house on an island LOL

I called a friend this morning and we got to talking dishes imagine that anyway we was talking about collecting odd white lunch and dinner plates.So I got to looking in cabinets and drawers for what white plates I still have.

My Favorite are these 8 inch lunch plates that remind me of the majolica green cabbage dishes

             


Then I found 12 of these small pie plates in a resale shop once for 50 cents apiece I just had to bring them home and have never had 12 people over for a piece of pie yet. They look as they never was used


      

This stack of  Ralph Lauren plates I found at Dillards on a clearance table in the pattern whipstitch

              


     


I had to show some lace today also since I was looking for a lace tablecloth in mt stack,I want to make a large oversize top out of. Pictured these are just lace collars I have on a mannequin in the studio . I'm in the mood to sew and since I am also off Monday for the holiday maybe I can get my sewing table at least cleaned off to get started on my project

                                   





Thanks for checking in one me

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Just Checking In

Hi You'all

I have finished my first two weeks working full 40 hour weeks and I''m pooped LOL

I can't say I have enjoyed any of this new part of my life but things can always be worst?

I'm so glad to be home Saturday and Sunday's to drink lots coffee and eat cookies on my patio.

Just a few pictures around my house of blue items that I love



Just is one of 4 plates I found at a local resale shop once





I  will keep you posted on my progress or no progress LOL My cat sure misses me being gone all day

Sunday, August 6, 2017

It's Time To Tell You

It's time I tell you all I am going back to work 40 hours a week !!!!so won't be blogging much. Not as much as I would like to anyway.

I got laid off from my part time job I have had the last 10 years. Job reduction at the University of Missouri, maybe you have seen this on the news, I think 412 people have lost their jobs here in Columbia Missouri so far.
I was lucky enough to get another position at University Hospital here in Columbia . I do my orientation tomorrow . Going from 24 hours a week to 40 hours a week will definitely cutting into my play time




At my previous job I could be on the the computer all day as long as I answered the phone when a call came in.I was very good at overlapping for you that are familiar with the work phrase


This will be hard working 5 days a week after not doing that since 2002 !!!!

I'll be checking in time to time, keep blogging


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Summer Wreath

Here is my newest summer wreath made by Bernideen at Bernideen Tea Time Cottage . At my yard sale this last Friday Bernideen and her husband stopped by and she noticed my huge now turned summer green my white big some people call them snowballs however they are a type of hydrangeas.

Anyway she said cut me some and I will make your a wreath if you want one, well of course I wanted one


Oh and she made it just overnight,I talked with her Saturday and she said bring me one more extra large bloom and i can finish your wreath. I  went right out and cut one and went over and watched her cut this huge bloom and hot glue it on a natural grapevine wreath.

I just love the color and how she made it



Here is the artist Bernideen in pink  and me in her tea room and art room



She has really been a treasure to meet and keep me inspired to keep working with treasures creating works of art



Parties I joined in


Pink Saturday 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Vintage Flatware

On my last trip to Hyde Park New York my friends and I took a tour to the Culinary Institute of America and had a wonderful lunch there.
Out on the grounds was a wonderful fish statue and from a distance was just a fish. However when you got up close to it wow it was made out of old silverware really amazing to me


It is 12 foot long sturgeon made out of 700 knives 400 forks and 600 spoons took the artist 300 hours to complete. Eyes were made out of glass. I couldn't get a complete picture with my iphone. This is one of the fins pictured below
 It was very impressive and fun to see named Old Diamondsides by John F Sendelbach
 Wonder how he accumulated all the vintage flatware? maybe went to lots flea markets?

It was quite the place to visit , I went with my friends from Long Island Terry and Loriene

It is so hot here that I am just coming home from work and staying inside, I have been watering my flowers either after sundown or 6 am. I am planning a nice relaxing weekend inside maybe eating a quart of ice cream LOL


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Studio Stuff

Well we had a good 4th July and then it rained most of the 5th so that was good for my flowers and everyone else flowers.

I am really still trying to declutter by eliminating stuff in my studio and have passed lots on to others however still more to find another home for.

I was remembering when I bought this very old basket at an auction years ago. An elderly lady had died and family was eliminating  her old treasures and I brought this basket home . It's a very close up picture not showing it's actual size of about a peck



Isn't it just awful when you're cleaning out a room you make such a huge mess? or anyway my rooms i'm cleaning are a mess. A friend came over to help me change out a room size rug in my bedroom and I was really worried about all the dust and and dust bunnies that would be seen but just one little bunch of cat fur came blowing across the floor LOL

I'll be off in a couple weeks so I hope to have time to finish up all my rearranging


Linky parties I'm joining in

My Thrift Store Addiction 
The Friday Flea 
Shabby Art Boutique