Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hello ~ Hello

Well hello my friends,
I really am still here.
It just seems the time got away from me. . 
Or maybe I was stuck in time!



Any hoo. . It is January. . 
And I really missed you. I visited many
blogs, but I just wasn't in the mood to show you
the same things I show all the time.
You have seen my decorations.
I don't change much from year to year.
Just starting to do less and less changing.
I like my home how it is. . .!


During the Christmas holidays I did decorate.  Very little though.
I figure what goes up must come down.
So I kept it simple.

One thing or I should say four things I am proud of
that I did during my absence from blogging
I made four Christmas quilts for my 4 children and their spouses


A Labor of Love.
I would do it a thousands times again. . 
My kids were so thrilled with the quilts.
And I was thrilled I did them.
Boy, oh boy did it take a lot of time.
I should have started months ago, but
my usual style is to think of some grand
thing at the last minute.  
I started the Christmas quilts at the end of October.
I was still binding one on the 23 of December.
But, like I said I would do it again and again.
In fact I may do quilts for all the holidays.

Well, I hope your new year is going well.
I am doing well,  and I look forward to 
2018

Please do come back!




Karie Is Partying at these darling blogs



Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas 
To my dear blogging friends.
May you be surrounded with 
Those you love.


Karie

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Vintage Christmas

Well, things have not gone as planned.
I am sure that happens to others also.


I have hoped for a slower more calm December.
I wanted to enjoy the feeling and spirit of
the season. . .But
Sometimes I wish for the Christmas of 
my past. . .


Maybe that is why I like old vintage images
of Christmas's past. . .


I don't remember being so stressed and busy even
as a young wife and mother.
Christmas and life in general was a little
slower and low keyed.


I honestly don't know when it kicked into high gear.


But there is one thing I do know,


I am going to slow down a little. . 

After I get all my projects done!










Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gathering ~ November ~ Blessings

Well, just look who come in on the scene!
Our very own


I like this month. . . it is a reflective month for me.
Filled with many good memories.
It is the Gateway to the Christmas Holidays
and it is a time I count my blessings
One by One.


November  can still be adorned in the beauties of
Autumn, but oh it can change in just a few hours.
And it can be the beginning of
The Winter Season.


I linger as long as I can with the pretty decorations of Autumn
in my home.  I love the Christmas Season, but oh how I love
November, and the cozy feeling of home.


No changing to Christmas decorations for me,
Not until Thanksgiving is over, and then let
it all begin.  But for now I will enjoy
and savor the
Beautiful serene month of
N O V E M B E R


When all the crops are gathered in.
When the fields, orchards 
and gardens are put to rest. . . 


The Harvest is complete.
Our homes, our family, and our friends
are all very blessed. 


N O V E M B E R
the month of 
GATHERING 
We will all GATHER together to
Celebrate how BLESSED we are.

I love 
November!













Friday, October 27, 2017

The Postman Does Ring Twice

Hello my friends,  I am so excited today.  
I found my little Postman a few days
ago and I can show him to you.  


He is a little Hummel Postman.
Oh, how long I have waited for him.
More than 50 years have passed.
He isn't the one I wanted and was promised,
but I am ok and I am happy.


My sweet Aunt Carol lived in Germany in the early 1960's
When she came home she brought my Grandma the 
Hummel Postman.
It meant a lot to my Grandma.  Aunt Carol brought everyone
a Hummel, but not me.  She always told me that
when she died I could have the Hummel Postman
that she had given my Grandma. . . 
Well the years past, Aunt Carol died a few years ago.
But I never got the Hummel she had promised me.
So I went on the search. . .and I found him.
He has belonged to someone else for all these years,
Now he is mine.
My Aunt didn't need to give me any of her possessions.
I have the most beautiful memories of the time I spent with her.
Nothing can take the place of time and memories.  

I hope you are enjoying the last few days of October.






Friday, October 20, 2017

Filler and Other Things

Hello my friends, I have been doing some thinking. . I know that is a scary thought. . . .I been giving some thought to Fillers.  Yes, I said Fillers.  I like fillers. . .I fill little bowls, plates, jars, cups. etc.


With things to fill the empty space.  Right now I have a lot of fillers in various containers sitting around my house.  It is Autumn time, and I like the dried, woodsy fillers.


Tall jars, small jars, dishes, whatever it may be will most likely have some sort of filler in it.


I like the fillers. . .They are eye appealing to me.
I have noticed around my house I have containers that are filled.
With something.

So this is where I got thinking. . .!
What do I fill my life with?  I have empty spaces in my life and even in 
my heart and my soul.  What do I fill those places with.
I believe we all have little nooks and crannies and jars and vases
that we try to fill. . .But with what do we fill them with.


So I took a look at my own life and surveyed my nooks and crannies of my heart and soul
What do I fill my empty places with?  It is an on going process for me.
I certainly have some things I have filled my emptiness with and I need to replace 
the filler with something new and fresh.  I have fillers that I will never replace because
they give me peace and comfort and joy and love.
Family, my children and grandchildren.
Friends, Church, and my personal relationship with
my Savior Jesus Christ.  
No never will I replace them. . .
But there are a few empty jars and spaces in my life
I need to fill with good things. . .I need to spend more time
focused on fillers that give me happiness and I am
filled with joy and light.  


These two little fur babies of mine also fill my life with happiness
They fill my empty house with life and joy.
I am never alone because I have them.


How about you, what are your fillers?
Do you need to refresh some, and get rid of the old
and bring in new fillers. . .
Just something to think about.







Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Randomness

The delight of Randomness!  Just here just there.  What ever catches my visual fancy.  I like Randomness!


Don't keep me in!


Exactness


Beauty in Form


Three Waters


Vern has an Itch

The Washing is Done

Randomness: (slang) odd or unpredictable, 
often amusing or fun. 
Without definite aim or purpose or reason.  

Have a beautiful Random day.