Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas inspiration ~

Hello my friends.  It is really getting close to Christmas ~

I want to wish all of my American Friends ~ Happy Thanksgiving~

I have been itching to decorate for Christmas ~ I don't know why.  Usually, I don't do anything until after the American Thanksgiving, but ~ oh what the heck ~

I started with ~ winter decorations ;-)  The holly and evergreens came from the back yard ~

Just a few things ~

Besides, everyone needs, skis and a sled and a bucket of big pine cones on their front porch ;-)

I am sure this is just the tip of the iceberg for me ~

Have you been busy decorating?

I am sure most of you are busy baking, cooking and getting ready for Thanksgiving ~ ohhhhh I can smell all of the wonderful aromas from each and every household ~ yum

I will be on the look out for all of the wonderful recipes ~




Sunday, November 24, 2013

Extending myself ?

Hello my friends ~

Am I extending myself?

I went to my hair salon the other day and my hair dresser asked me.  Would you be willing to be a model?

A model?  Really?  Me? Are you kidding?

Yes Mommy ~ you are a model and beautiful to me ~ thank you Chico :-)

I have always had long hair until about ten years ago.  Here is a sketch of me that was done when I was 31 ~  a long time ago

This was done in Detroit.  A young man on the corner was doing chalk sketches and asked me if I would sit for him.  I agreed ~

This has been in the basement for many years (20) or so ~ how time flies ~, then as I said my hair dresser decided I needed a new look (again guinea pig)

Mr. V. thinks I am gorgeous ~ Yes, my friends ~ hair extensions ~  I think oh well, you live once.

I HATE taking my own picture in the mirror, but alas, Mr. V. does not know how to work the camera~ but he does love my new look ~  He tells me every day how young and wonderful I look ~ sigh ~ should have been a guinea pig a long time ago ;-)

I am feeling quite beautiful right now ~ thank you Mr. Vintage 

Have you done anything to make yourself feel wonderful?

PLEASE share with me ~ 



Saturday, November 23, 2013

So glad to be back

Hello my friends ~it has been so gloomy here. I could not take pictures at all ~

Now the sun is shining and I can once again take pictures and visit you.  I have missed  you all

I cannot believe that this rose bush continues to bloom, even though it has been frosty and cold ~ such a thriving plant ~ don't you think?  

I have been so busy with life.  I have to apologize for not being around.  But things are settling down now.  Sometimes, life happens ~

The frost is settling in on my thyme ~

Well, it is that time of year ~  time to snuggle and get cozy in front of the fire ~ hot chocolate ~ you know ~ cozy time ~

Time to knit little things.  Yes, I am making Chico a little scarf While I was knitting, Mr. V. did it again ~ swoon ~

I found an old foot stool outside of an estate sale in the trash ~ yep ~ I took it out of the trash and rescued it.  Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of it before.  But, it was very forlorne and ragged

Here it is now.  Mr. V. is wonderful.  He makes magic happen ~

It is now is my sewing~craft room.  My little corner where I love to sit and relax.  Chico thinks this  is his little corner ;-)

Mommy has been very busy, but now she has time to visit.  Will you come and play with us?

We love your visits ~ See you again soon!



(and Chico)

Friday, November 1, 2013

It's Chico's birthday !


Today is my birthday~  I am one year old today~

Remember when I was very little?

I was always very cold and snuggled up in my blankie

I still sleep in my little bed ~


Today, I'm all grown up ~

I'm going to play now, blogging is such hard work ~

Mommy says Hello ~ she's busy making my birthday dinner ~  (((Hugs)))