Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What a Croc!

For the last dozen years or so, President's Day weekend has been an outlet mall shopping spree for me. A number of friends and I head down to the Lake of the Ozarks for a few days of shopping, food and fun. This year we did more than our part to help the sluggish ecomony. One of the many deals purchased was at the Crocs store. I have never owned a pair before, but for a total of $13, now I own three pair to slump around in. What a deal!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Play Date

What a day! My friend Becky invited me over for a play date along with 4 other gals. The table was full of paper, felted hearts, beads, wire, buttons, glitter, charms, magnets, thread and every other goodie on the planet.....including chocolate. We stamped, cut and glued the delightful afternoon away. Then we feasted in the kitchen on fruit, veggies, nuts, and cheese along with homemade pumpkin bread and cherry cheesecake cupcakes...YUM! Thank you Becky for inviting me. You are the best!

My Treasure Box

Putting away some clutter today brought me to a treasure of mine...my thread box. It was handmade by my sweet, dear father-in-law for me many years ago. He loved to work with his hands especially if wood was involved. There is barely a room in my house that does not have a touch of his handiwork. Charlie taught me how to two-step and never said a cross word about anyone. He was quite a gentleman. God blessed me with the best of in-laws. I could not have hand picked them any better.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Charming Swap

Every other month or so there is a handmade charm swap with the Red Lead group. It has been fun and challenging trying to come up with something different each time. These were made from a small piece of an old quilt picked up at a local antique mall bought for making eye glass cozies.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hurry Spring!

I have on two pair of socks with shoes and my feet are still cold! Spring is not getting here fast enough for me this year so I am waiting for my next hot flash!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Dominos for a Red Lead swap.

Winter Whimsy Mitten Swap

A Swap for All Seasons hosted a Winter Whimsey Mitten Swap. These are the items I sent to my swap partner.

My Newest Treasures

While Christmas shopping, I drug my sweet husband into a local antique mall for a browse and was oogling a beautiful depression bowl in one of the cases. Guess what I found under the tree this year paired up with two equally lovely etched candle holders! So begins my new passion!