Sunday, April 28, 2013

Junior Prom Time

Well, it is Prom time where I live.
The beautiful time of year when
The young men and women 16-17 years of age
Celebrate with their
Junior Prom
A time when both boys and girls are dressed in
Their formal attire.
My handsome Grandson
Andrew Lloyd
Oh how proud this Grandma is!
His date for the evening
The formals were gorgeous
All the colors of the rainbow. . 
Just stunning
I am one proud Grandma. . 
This young man is not only good looking,
He is Good!
He carries a 4.0 grade point average.
He is a star athlete, football, basketball
And most of all he loves the Lord. . 
He plans  to graduate from high school next year
Then serve a 2 year mission for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
My heart overflows with 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Little Red Head Bird

Oh, Spring may truly be here!
Yesterday I saw a little
Red Head bird on my porch.
I didn't know what it was
And had to look it up on the internet
It is a Red Head House-finch.
I have never seen a Red one before.
My Daughter-in-law and Granddaughter was
With me, and we were all so excited.
It is the cutest little thing.
Oh, How I Hope I See It Again.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Spring Change

Just for a little change. . 
I redecorated the top of the t.v. hutch
Nothing fancy. . .a little red and white 
I hope the berried will do for 
Spring. . . 
I love them in my Fleur De Lise pitcher.
I think berries are pretty any time of the year.
My little lambies are always cute in any vignette.
They have a story, as most of my things have a story.
The little gray and white one is always in my curio
She is a treasure to me. . .
As you can see my living room is very colorful
I use a lot of color in my decorating.
I like the look of red and white ticking.
I made the table-top runner in ticking.
For some reason, I like something "under" my displays
Just a quirky little thing I have. . .
Today is a beautiful spring day.
But, it isn't going to last long.  Storms are on their way.
Hope you are having a beautiful day where you are.
Sunshine is bliss!

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

My Granny

Well, hello!
Oh, life if a busy place to be. . .
Don't you agree?
My tired hands, eyes, feet, and back
Can attest to the fact that 
My Life is Busy!
I finished my Granny Square Pillows
I am so pleased with how they turned out.
Each one is different. . .their own personalities.
I love, love this one. . 
I think I will make a blanket from this idea.
They are small, medium, and large. . 
Just a simple Granny Square
With so many different colors.
Granny Squares work up very fast.
I make a fabric pillow first and then I hand stitch
The square to the front.
They look so pretty in my home.
Very eye pleasing.
Whenever I work on the Granny Square,
I think of my own Granny
Granny Daley, my Dad's mother
My life was very influenced by both of my Grandmother's
My Granny taught me many things.
She was a kind gentle woman.
She loved the Lord and she glowed with
That love. . 
She was very soft spoken, and quite shy.
She was always busy. . 
She raised nine children. . .yes, I said nine.
She devoted her life to my Papa and her
Children, and Grandchildren.
I love my Granny very much.
The older I get the more I realize what a
Profound influence she was on me.
She was a beautiful crocheter.
I am sure I inherited my talents from her.
I have some of the delicate crochet work she did
I cherish her memory.
I pray that as her granddaughter
My life will emulate the beauty of
My Granny.

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The Dedicated House/Make It Pretty Monday

Monday, April 8, 2013

April Showers

Oh, what a beautiful April Day!
Showers are abundant where I live.
It is so refreshing, and beautiful.
I love April Showers.
The beautiful earth needs the moisture of
The heavens. . .everything grows so much better.
The May flowers will bloom 
This sweet flower just keeps on giving. . .
I showed you how beautiful it was back in February
Well. . .it is April and it still gives me smiles.
You can see it peeking from the blinds
It loves the April showers even though it is inside.
Is that not so precious?
I have been so busy crocheting.
I think I have crocheted around the earth and back again.
I am finishing up the Granny Square project.
I am sewing it all together this evening.
I can't wait to show you what I have created.
When it is done, I will work on another project.
So many ideas running through my brain. . 
Be sure to come back so you can see 
The finished project.
So what is going on in your "neck of the woods"
Are you having April Showers?
And what projects are you working on?
I would love to hear from you.
I will be linking with these lovely blogs. . 
The Dedicated House
Petals to Picots Crochet

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Blogs That Inspire Me

Well, I have been blogging at
Karie's Chic Creations
For about 3 years.
(my how times flies)
I thought I would share with you some of
The blogs that inspire me. . 
I have a huge list but I will just show you a few.
One of the first blogs I started to follow was
A Stroll Thru Life
Marty is the gal behind this beautiful blog
I love her neat style of decorating. .  Her home is
Traditional to me. . .and I like the clean lines.
Marty introduced me to Cloche's
Once a week she has a Linky Party.  . .
Table Top Tuesday.
Be sure to check out
Another blog that inspires me is
Note Songs
Shelia is the sweet lady behind this blog.
I really love Shelia's style of decorating.
She is a talented gal.
She too is a crocheter and she loves Roosters.
Be sure to check Shelia's blog
Sweet Nothings is another blog I started to follow
Three years ago.
BJ is the gal behind Sweet Nothings.
 Every time I see black and white checks, I think of BJ
She does a lot of "food photos". . .
I know she is a great cook. . and her decorating style is
Something I really like.
She recently moved to a new place.
And I can't wait to see how she puts it all together.
Be sure to visit BJ at Sweet Nothings.
All these blogger gals are dolls. . 
It is a lot of work to keep blogging and inspiring
There is a readership out there
And you want to be true to your followers.

Oh, I have more blogs I follow and they inspire me.
Come back and I will show you more.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Anyone Seen My Lollies?

Well, hello this beautiful
I certainly hope everyone had a 
Wonderfully blessed Easter!
Now it is onward and upward with
more blessed and beautiful days.
Spring is 
 welcome in my home.
Have you seen my Lollies?
(that blue shelf is so fun to decorate)
A little paper crafting and you have Lollies. . 
My granddaughters love to make them.
And so do I!
Just a few little Lollies to brighten my room. . 
They make me SMILE!
Remember NO Fools for April
(where did that silly idea come from anyway)?
Hope you will come back again, and again
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