Friday, July 31, 2015

Hydrangeas

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, I wanted to thank those of you who went to check out my travel blog. It's such a wonderful way for me to keep up with our travels - like a diary!
 Okay! I planted a hydrangea bush a few weeks ago and it has lots of blooms on it! White, sort of.
 They've decided to bloom green! Maybe I cut them too soon? Don't know nuttin' about these wonderful blooms except I love them!
The bush is doing well and has lots of blooms on it and I'm going to love this bush for a long time. Makes me so happy.
The green blooms do look pretty in my milk glass, don't you think? We're happy together.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Happy Together

 Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it's only right
To think about the girl you love
And hold her tight, so happy together
If I should call you up, invest a dime
And you say you belong to me and ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together
I can't see me loving nobody
But you for all my life
When you're with me, baby
The skies will be blue for all my life
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you and you for me
So happy together
I can't see me loving nobody
But you for all my life
When you're with me, baby
The skies will be blue for all my life
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you and you for me
So happy together
Me and you and you and me
No matter how they tossed the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you and you for me
So happy together
So happy together
How is the weather
So happy together
We're happy together
So happy together
So happy together
So happy together
So happy together
~ sung by The Turtles

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Midweek With Marion

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Midweek With Marion. I'm so glad you've popped in.
 I've had a little talk with Marion and now she does realize all of these clothes are not really for her but for Ruby Sparkles. I have promised to make her something special latter on. Okie dokie, that is settled. Here you see her in another sweet little simple dress and I really love this fabric.
 I didn't add lace. I didn't even add a placket with buttons. I didn't add a ruffle. I didn't even use contrasting fabric. Just kept it really simple because I thought the busy fabric was enough.
Here's the pattern and I made the little dress in the tome right had corner. I see more little outfits that will be made by my dainty fingers. Hope you've liked this little dress and I'll see you next week. I truly hope you're enjoying this little series as I am so enjoying sharing it with you! Pop on over to my friend Diana's blog Welcome To Lavender Dreams to check out her dolls!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Easy Come, Easy Go (Lord, have mercy! Bobby Sherman was so cute) :)

Takin the shade out of the sun
Whatever made me think that I was number one
I oughta know easy come, easy go
Sittin' it out, spinnin' the dial
Thinkin' about the chump I've been
I have to smile
Didn't I know easy come, easy go
She wasn't kind, I wasn't smart
I lost my mind and fell apart
I had to find myself in time
Now I can start all over again
Hangin' around takin' it slow
Happy I found
I still can smile and dig the show
Lettin' me know easy come, easy go

~ sung by Bobby Sherman

Sunday, July 26, 2015

You, Me and Little Kiki

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I wanted to let you know that I've put up about five new posts on my travel blog:
       You, Me and Little Kiki
If you're interested, I'd love for you to pop over. Just click Here

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

Today just sing the song that's in your heart! :)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Bathroom Diva Time!

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend and everthing is going well. I'm behind in....

 Attention! Attention!! We must interrupt this post to bring you the latest breaking news of Blogland! Oh, my goodness! It just amazes me to no end! This hasn't happened in some time but as I speak Bathrooms are being broken into and lovely ones are continuing to snap even during this very busy time of the year! Well, have no fear, Most Trembling Ones, I'm here! I will do my Bathroom duty! :) Now, I, the Queen of the Bathroom Divas, will never let you down, Most Shaking Your Heads Ones! Bathroom business is my job and I will fight for all the true Divas out there. Enough of this rambling ~ on with the important stuff, my Bathroom business! Bear with me, Most Confussed Ones... 
 


 Okay, let's see...I do see a lovely one and the gorgeousness is definitely here, Most Jealous Ones! Oh, the most creamyness of complexions and I see long flowing locks (I know, I know, you can't seem long flowing locks, but I can - I have the bathroom powers)  filled to the brim with Bathroom highlights! You can't get those just anywhere you know, Looking At My Miss Clairol Box Ones! She is so stylishly dressed to a Tee. I see the most sparkling of peepers with the longest of lashes ever!  I see two slender arms which have two hands attached and the most creamy daintiest of fingers clutching a CAMERA! Yes, Yes! We have a genuine Diva!! Oh, I'm totally excited, Most Clapping Your Hands Ones!! Woo Hooness! Another Diva! Do you know her? Can anyone guess who this Most Lovely could be? Let me see now...yes, we do know her! This is Our Most Gorgeous Our Most Scribbling One, Ellen, from Scribbler Unfocused! Now don't forget to take the Bathroom button that I made with my most creamy dainty creative fingers at the bottom of this post to display proudly on your blog.

Oh, Most Honored to Be in the Presence of pure Bathroom bliss, I lift my toilet brush to you, most beautiful Diva! Oh, my toilet bowl do runneth over, Most Grab The Mop Ones! 
Okay, beautiful, Ellen, stand up straight, head back and soak in the wonder you're about to feel!! I am about to bestow upon you the most coveted title in all of the world. What? My slip is showing? I don't wear slips. Oops...my mike was on? Ahem...Beautiful One, Ellen, I now crown you with the title of Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva. You have joined the ranks of the other Bathroom Ones and you shall be a Diva now and for ever and ever and until the twelfth of never?? Now go, Diva Ellen, and make Bathrooms (or any where there is a mirror) proud all over this world!

Oh, Dearest Grab the Lysol Ones, this job is just so thrilling and exciting for me! Can you tell? I'll always be johnny on the spot for you! I'm so clever with my Bathroom Business words! :)

Oh, Bathroom business does a body good! If you're wondering if you can be a Diva too and join this marvelous gang, yes, you can if your daring and brave enough. Just run into a bathroom of your choice (in my olden age I'm getting easy and will allow you to snap in front of any mirror), turn your camera's little flash off and snap your most gorgeous smile in the mirror. Post it on your blog and them let me know or either email your snaps to me and I will post you here on Note Songs and crown you before all of Blogland. Then you can take our little Bathroom button that I so meticulously made with my own dainty creamy tiny little fingers and then you can proudly display it on your blog. Now don't be a little chicken, just do it! Snap snap snap on, Dear Ones!!

Did I tell you that I just love this stuff?  


 Taking Care of Business
(our official Bathroom Diva Song)
You get up every morning
From your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above
And people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time
You can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
If you ever get annoyed
Look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day
And I'll be...
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Work out
If it were easy as fishin'
You could be a musician
If you could make sounds loud or mellow
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
People see you having fun
Just a-lying in the sun
Tell them that you like it this way
It's the work that we avoid
And we're all self-employed
We love to work at nothing all day
And we be...
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Take good care of my business
When I'm away, every day whoo!
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
Takin' care of business
~sung by Bachman-Turner Overdrive




Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Midweek With Marion

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Midweek With Marion.
 This week I've made Marion a little floral print dress covered in lace.
 I thought the little touches of lace were so sweet and looked so frilly and girly. Marion loves it.
 Doesn't she look so sweet and lacy? Lace all up and down the front of her dress and around the neck. I hope she hasn't forgotten these are not her clothes but they really belong to Ruby Sparkles. Marion is only modeling for me and then these clothes will be given to Carter, my little granddaughter, for her doll ~ Ruby Sparkles. Oh, Lord, I feel a scene coming on.
 Lace around the bottoms of her sleeves.
To finish off her little dress, I added more lace around the hem.
Here's the pattern I used, the second view. I wasn't as pleased with this pattern as it didn't  fit so well. I think it could have been my fault because I made just a little bit bigger seams than I should. Whoops, now you all know I'm not so talented like that! :) As my little granddaughter would say, "Look and learn!" :)

Pop on over to my friend Diane's blog "Welcome to Lavender Dreams" for more dolly stuff!
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Crying

I was all right for a while, I could smile for a while
But I saw you last night, you held my hand so tight
As you stopped to say "Hello"
Aw you wished me well, you couldn't tell
That I'd been crying over you, crying over you
Then you said "so long". left me standing all alone
Alone and crying, crying, crying crying
It's hard to understand but the touch of your hand
Can start me crying
I thought that I was over you but it's true, so true
I love you even more than I did before but darling what can I do
For you don't love me and I'll always be
Crying over you, crying over you
Yes, now you're gone and from this moment on
I'll be crying, crying, crying, crying
Yeah crying, crying, over you
~ sung by Roy Orbison


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summertime

Hello, Dear Ones! Can you believe it's mid July? Where has the time gone? Well, I wanted to take you on a little stroll of our yard. Grab you a drink and a cookie - this is a long post. You have permission to leave too if you'd like. But I'd rather you stay! :)
 Here is the front yard and we just love it. It has a little slope and the grandchildren just love it. We come out here and they run and play. The weather has been fabulous and not very hot. Today has been the hottest day - 90'. As you can see, we have lots of shade.
 I'm so excited to show you my new hydrangea! Just got it last week and I dug the hole for it and poked it in the ground. The blooms are so beautiful and so huge!
 Just gorgeous! I'm praying it will live! Any tips you want to give me - pore 'em on.
 Then my Coral Bells (thanks to my wonderful readers for telling me what these are) are blooming. I'm just amazed at the tiny straight up stems with those teeny tiny little blooms. These are just so dainty and the top of the leaf is green and the bottom of the leaf is purple! Isn't God amazing to put the amazing details on everything?
 Then there are the hostas! Oh, how I love these and some are blooming right now. Now I would love to say I was responsible for all of these plants, but I'm not, just the hydrangea. We've chopped so many bushes and trees from the front yard to open it up and did lots of house stuff so I guess I'll get the nekked spot planted with something next year. If you look at my first snap you'll see the bed that is bare right in front of the porch. The reddish area is rocks and we think we'll keep that and the area below will have plants one day!
 Oh, look! Mr. Precious bought me this darling little cardinal bird feeder. It was made by the Amish so you know it will hold up. But I'm so sad...not one bird has discovered it yet. We had a little chipmunk shimmying up the pole and filling his little tummy with the bird seed Well, I took care of that little booger. I rubbed Vaseline all over the metal pole. I was watching and he came back, took a runny start to shoot up the pole and he immediately slid down! He shook his tiny head and ran for his life. In about five minutes later, he tried it again. Same thing! I don't think he's been back! 



Now let's come around to the back yard! I planted a hosta garden out here! There were 'stray' hostas all over the place not doing nuttin' but sittin'. So since I'm so talented, I rolled up my sleeves, put on my gloves, grabbed my shovel and started diggin' those little suckers up! This area was completely nekked except for two plants that I don't know  what they are. I'll show you in a minute.
 Here is how it looked in the spring before all of the leaves on the trees came out. See? Nekked! Now do you see the little boy figure? He's part of an old water fountain. I'll tell you more about him in a minute too. He is sitting on a slab of concrete that was covered with a plastic liner material. When we had the fence put up last fall, I asked the guys to raise that up so we could see what was under it. They couldn't lift it. I was thinking maybe bones or a spooky something or other was buried under it. Well, I guess we'll never know. You think it could have been an old well and they covered it up with the concrete?
 Anyway, look at all of my hostas! Some are kinda small as I divided some. I did plant them close because I wanted it to fill in. I need to add just a few more to this side.
 I know you see our Texas star! We had to bring this with us and Mr. Precious has it wrapped with little lights and had an outside plugin put out on the fence so we could plug it up. It comes on each night and goes off in the morning. See behind the two trees - the wooden bear the previous owners left us. He was out in the front flower beds but I thought he'd like it better in the back yard.
 Here you see lil Melvin. He was the top of a water fountain we had and sitting on sea shells pouring water from his little urn. He had a little accident and fell off the shells and broke his tiny arm. That's okay. His little face reminds me so much of my son who is 45 years old! Man, that makes me feel old. He wore his little blond hair just like this and smiled all of the time. His name is Mel (Melvin) therefore, lil Melvin. Well, I tried to disguise that grave stone by putting little pots of begonias on it. Lil Melvin just loves being surrounded by the plants.
 Here is one of the two plants that was here. Do you have any idea what this is? It has recently sent up these shoots with the pretty yellow blooms. Look at the 'teeth' on the leaves.
 This is the other plant. I don't know if it blooms but nothing has happened yet.
 Here sits my darling Bunny Foo Foo. She enjoys her spot here among the...um, don't know but it's pretty. I think I have a little of it in the front yard and you've already told me what it was but I've forgotten! I'm getting old ya know!
Don't judge me because you see lots of weeds. I know, I know, I need to pull them but I just haven't done it yet. This yard is almost all shade. At different times of the day you'll see little dots of sun shining on the grass like the snap above. Our lot goes back deeper than where you see the fence but we just followed the flower beds and thought that would be good enough. I need some bushes for some height but don't know what to plant. This area is so new to me and I'm trying to learn what I can about plants that will grow here. You all are so helpful and I appreciate every one of you.

Well, there you go! My yard - front and back. Not much color this year but hope to chance that for next year.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Green Grass

 Green grass 'round my window
Young leaves that the wind blows
Yes, it's springtime, golden sunshine
And we're glad, my little love and I
Now that summertime is nigh

Carefree kissin' couples
Dream away all their troubles
'Cause it's springtime, golden sunshine
While the bluebirds sing their magic song
We will love the summer long
All the winter we've been waitin'
Girl and I anticipatin'
What we're gonna do with summer overdue
Now it's here, we're out together
So the weatherman had better
Do his best to make a show
And bring the sunshine out to grow the
Green grass 'round my window
Young leaves that the wind blows
Yes, it's springtime, golden sunshine
While the bluebirds sing their magic song
We will love the summer long
We will love the summer long
We will love the summer long
We will love the summer long
~ sung by Gary Lewis and The Playboys 


Friday, July 17, 2015

The Farmer in the Dell

Hello, Dear Ones. I've set up a little tray on the sunporch for you today.
I found this darling little set a few months back and just fell in love with it and wanted to share it with you today. You can see the farmer in the dell and his wife.
First of all I'd like to show you the tall pitcher. I'm supposing sweet tea could be in this. Or milk. Or maybe coffee if you drank it really fast before it got cold. I wanted to show you the front with the farmer couple and the the back. These pieces all seem to be hand painted and they are pretty olden too.
 Now the darling tea pot with the same images on front and back.
 Now this little cup or vase was with the set. It looks like a toothbrush holder to me but I don't think it would be part of a kitchen set if it was. So I think I could poke in some pretty little flowers, don't you? Notice the cute little hand painted yard bird? She's on each piece too.
The last items of this little salt are the salt and pepper, um, salt shakers. I guess the lady who decided she didn't want these any more must have liked salt a lot more than she liked pepper! Of course the pepper shaker would have had the little Mrs. Farmer painted on it. 

Cute little things to play with! Hope you all have had a good week.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Farmer in the Dell (you know you love this little ditty)

The farmer in the dell
The farmer in the dell
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The farmer in the dell

And the farmer takes a wife
The farmer takes a wife
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The farmer takes a wife

And the wife takes the child
The wife takes the child
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The wife takes the child

And the child takes the nurse
The child takes the nurse
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The child takes the nurse

And the nurse takes the dog
The nurse takes the dog
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The nurse takes the dog

And the dog takes the cat
The dog takes the cat
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The dog takes the cat

And the cat takes the mouse
The cat takes the mouse
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The cat takes the mouse

And the mouse takes the cheese
The mouse takes the cheese
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The mouse takes the cheese

And the cheese stands alone
The cheese stands alone
Hi-ho, the derry-o

The cheese stands alone 
~ no one knows who wrote this but we all love it