Friday, August 27, 2010

Miracle Party and Pink Saturday

This weeks Pink Saturday is a little different, today's party is about celebrating life's small and large miracles!
 Bloggers are asked to check out a room makeover done for Colette Gauthier. Colette is battling breast cancer a thing in which my own sister is currently in her own battle for.  Please stop by The Katillac Shack for the full story and leave a comment for in which a $1.00 donation will be given in your name for the next MIRACLE MAKEOVER FOR SOMEONE IN NEED!

I'm going to cheat a little this week in order to talk a little about my sister. Anita was diagnosed with breast cancer right after the death of our mother  one year ago. Losing ones own mother compounded with the thought of ones own health ( she has numerous health issues including a rod helping her support her spine and previous heart attack) put her in a tail spin. But after many tears and sleepless nights we believe we have a very good long term outlook. The cancer was found to be only confinded to the breast.  AMEN!!! 
Now on to the good part... In a way to keep her mind busy with other thoughts my sister makes dolls. She will do everything from rooting hair, painting faces, styling and dressing the baby each with their own unique personality. As she is working on each baby she gets a "feel" for each babies name and their own special outfit needed to make them come to life.
 Now my daughter is 17 and is not into dolls but for this cutie she is willing to make the exception.

It really is hard to tell but she even put a little tear in the corner of her eye. On her tiny babies she even puts bubbles in their mouth.

I wish I had photos of some of her other dolls she has made, they can be quite an eye fooler at first glance! I quess I will have to ask her to do a photo shoot of her kids before her next show. These babies have been her salvation in a sort with not only keeping her occupied but also helping bring income into her household. If anyone would be intersted in ordering any baby she does her best to find just the right fit for your need. Just contact me and I will pass along any requests.
Be sure to stop by Beverlys' site and visit all other participants in this special edition of Pink Saturday by going to How Sweet the Sound!
Until then sweet dreams........ I had my sister email me a picture of one of her itty bitties but she was taking a nap. LOL

Monday, August 23, 2010


I'm so sorry I have not been able to find time to post lately. I have been going into work 2 hours early all last week and it will be the same this week. My two days off I'm embarressed to say I slept away. I have posts I want to do but until I do laundry and cook supper it is time to leave the house again! I don't even remember what my hubby looks like! LOL!! Please bare with me and I will try and make it up to you. Until then..... back to work.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pink Saturday Pup Style

My mommy says she needs to find something for pink Saturday. I'm going to see if I can help. Let's see..... how about this?
                                    Nah she won't like that.

                      Anything pink here? Mom maybe this?
Pink, pink got to find pink. I think I found the perfect thing. I know she'll LOVE IT!

It's my little pink tongue. Whew.... time for a nap, that was too much like work!
(No animal was harmed in anyway in the making of this blog post)
For a complete list of Pink Saturday's participants hop over to see Beverly  at How Sweet the Sound and be sure to say hello!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Leave Them in Stitches

Hello Ladies!
Today I decided to show you some of my sewing collection. I confiscated this old sewing machine from my sister years ago. It is seized up and a little rusty but I love it anyways.
The biscuit tin was from my aunt and she gave this to me when I was about six. I find it is perfect to hold all my sewing accessories.

 I even found a little oil can and a bottle of machine oil unused.

My mother had this darning egg ever since I can remember. Does any one really mend socks anymore? Sorry mom but if a sock gets a hole in it I'm throwing it away. Hee Hee

Now I'm not too sure on this ivory item. I think it holds tools for lace making, but I know it is not complete or all original. I do know that there had to be another piece to it because it has threading that something else would screw on it. Unfortunately I have never seen another one like it.

Today I'm joining Doni for Pearls and Lace Thursday at Faith, Grace, and Crafts. Be sure to go by and say hello. So until next time.....

Friday, August 6, 2010

Nothing to Sneeze At

It's time again for Pink Saturday!
 Today for my contribution I'm showing off a few of my handkerchiefs.

 I love all the detail put into something that was tucked into a womans purse or just held in ones hand to daintly dab ones eyes.
Most of them have been picked up over time from here and there.

Please go by and say hello to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound and be sure to check out some of the other participants. Hope everyone has a great Pink Saturday!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Time Out

Sometimes one has to take time out to just relax. I sure wish I had time to do so.

Until then, I'm joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday. You can find her at Between naps on the Porch.

I'm also joing Doni for Pearls and Lace Thursday.

 Hope everyone is enjoying what is left of summer.Can you believe it is August already?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Doorways to the Past

 I know I am over doing showing off my vacation, but I am so in love with details put into house years ago that are now a thing of the past. Homes have no character anymore.
If you peek beyond the iron gates you will see the tile entry.
This door was beautiful with the light from within shining through.  Notice the rope detail around the door that was used on homes of families of wealth.
Iron designed gates and balconies are in abundance.
Can you imagine your home with such extras?
Some of the homes had garden entries complete with brick walkways and lush plantings.

I love the look of the ivy covered steps.

Double steps lead up to the front door.
Here the front of the house draws one in with its angled entry.
Does this plantation home look familier? This is the Boone plantation and was used in the movie "The Notebook" and in the movie "North and South".
 You will find alot of the homes with a piazza to catch the cool summer breeze. No two would ever be facing each other as it would be considered improper to invade anothers privacy. Also no one would be in any sort of undress!
I hope I didn't bore anyone with my ramblings. It is just so unusual to find a town that has been so historically maintained and in such a picturesque area.