Sunday, May 15, 2016

Busy, Busy

Hello, Dear Ones! First of all I would like to apologize for not responding to your comments on the last couple of my posts! I'm sorry, please forgive me. I've just been so so busy!
 I cut some beautiful lilacs from my bush for you. The blooms are gorgeous and the color is 50 times deeper than it was last year I think I'm doing something right! Not to mention how these smell ~ heavenly. Do you forgive me?
 Spring is finally here and everything is popping up and looking very promising.
 Except today. It was 43' this morning and only got to about 50' this afternoon.
 Also it has poured buckets of rain, rain, rain.
 But the weather promises to get back to being spring about the middle of the week.
We've been sleeping with our bedroom windows up and it feels so good. These little wind chimes are just below our bedroom so we hear the sweet chimes when the wind blows. I love that. 



 I wanted you all to know our little Carter is doing so well. She is totally off the steroids and almost each day her little body is getting back to her normal size. She is enrolled in softball for the very first time and she is loving it! Of course we had to go and see her first game. They only played for three innings. I think that's what you call it because I know knowing about sports! :) Again, thank you for all of your prayers for her. God certainly answered. I would remind Him each time I prayed that we had 'armies of prayer warriors lifting her up'. I know He knew that, but I just felt like I needed to say it, probably for myself. He's good.
 We have the very nicest of neighbors. My neighbor across the street was cleaning out his ferns and asked if we wanted some? Shoot yeah! I was going to go to the nursery and buy ferns just for this spot! I think they'll spread pretty fast. I love ferns. See my makeshift birdbath? I turned a pot upside down and placed the bottom on top and filled it with water. The little birds don't care. You all know I'm just talented like that! :)  Oh, I was thrilled ~ I saw an eagle the other day. Not at my house but as I was driving out in a rural area! I almost cried as it just touched me so. I thought of the scripture that says those that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength and they will mount up with wings like eagles! 
 As for me, I'm doing well and I appreciate you all who have asked about me and prayed for me. Having the hardware taken out of my knee has set me back a bit and I will be going back to physical therapy this Friday. I'm bending my knee as much as I can but it still hurts like the dickens when I try to do 'normal stuff'. But I can walk using my cane, even if I do walk like Frankenstein! I am able to get out though and I can drive, just takes me a lot longer getting in and out of the car.
We've been busy watching our little grandbabies. We love that! We had both of them Friday night and had so much fun with them. All this being said is to tell you that I need to take a little break for a bit. Between the babies, me, spring and gardening (I've learned to crack that whip and tell Mr. Precious what I need done) and a new little hobby I'm starting, I just need a little more time for me and my thingys for a little bit.  I'll be back and I love you all ~ don't forget me.

You are all my bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

What A Wonderful World

 I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom for me and you
And I say to myself
What wonderful world
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
Bright sunny days, dark sacred nights
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
The colors of the rainbow are so pretty in the skies
Are also on the faces of people walking by
I see friends shaking hands saying
How do you do?
They're really saying
I love you
I see babies cry, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world
Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world
And I say to myself
What a wonderful world
~ sung by ME


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Springy Milk Glass

Hello, Dear Ones. A few weeks before I got re-chopped I found another beautiful piece of Milk Glass. Y'all, I just can't help myself!
 The sun is shining in the dining room windows and the light is just right.
 Every thing is just glowing with morning light! I just love that, don't you?
 Well, the purpose of this post - Milk Glass! As you can see I simple adore this crocheted runner and I use it probably more than I should. It just speaks to me, you know what I mean?
 I poked down a couple of these little Milk Glass pieces in the Grape Leaf pattern and added a greens ball! Done!
 This is the piece I wanted to show you. Isn't she gorgeous? I filled her with lots of spring blooms and made her the centerpiece of my table.
Here's a closer view. She is all curvy and beautiful. I just love Milk Glass!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I Live For The Sun

Go!
Sun sun sun sun
Sun sun sun sun

I live for the sun (sun sun sun sun)
Because it makes fun (fun)
Pretty girls with their guys
Such a love you can't buy
Baby, We all live for the sun

Go!
Sun sun sun sun
Sun sun sun sun

My girl, my girl and me (sun sun sun sun)
We will stay right by the sea (sun)
Livin' and lovin' this way
We're with the sun every day
We, we all live for the sun

Go!
Sun sun sun sun
Sun sun sun sun

Sunsets are for lovers
And dads and mothers
Whoa and little girls
And their brothers
They all live for the sun

Go!
Sun sun sun sun
Sun sun sun sun

Listen, ah listen 'cause (sun sun sun sun)
Don't be, don't be a dud (sun)
Take your girl by the hand
Walk with her in the sand
And always, yes always
We got to live for the...
Sun sun sun sun
Sun sun sun sun
Go!
Sun sun sun sun
Sun sun sun sun
Go!
Sun sun sun sun
Sun sun sun sun

~ sung by The Sunrays


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sunnin' in the Sunroom

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, spring has spring here! The temps are still a bit cool but things are popping up from the ground and little green leaves are beginning to appear on the trees! Yay!
Now this decorating feat was such a challenge. You run into those sometimes too, don't you?
 This little vignette was exactly the very same as you see above for Easter except there was a trio of bunnies instead of my chicken. I actually had to pick up a mommy bunny and her two babies and take them down into the basement and place them with the other bunnies! Whew! Work! Then I had to carefully pick up this chicken tureen and place her down on the table. Work, I tell ya! I almost strained my back. Yeah, I almost did.
So there you have it ~ my decorating dilemma! Hard work pays off y'all! Don't ever give up when you have a decorating challenge. Persist and you'll get there! You all know I'm teasing! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Nights In White Satin

 Nights in white satin
Never reaching the end
Letters I've written
Never meaning to send
Beauty I've always missed
With these eyes before
Just what the truth is
I can't say any more
'Cause I love you
Yes I love you
Oh how I love you

Gazing at people some hand in hand
Just what I'm going through they can't understand
Some try to tell me thoughts they cannot defend
Just what you want to be you will be in the end

And I love you
Yes I love you
Oh how I love you
Oh how I love you

Nights in white satin
Never reaching the end
Letters I've written
Never meaning to send
Beauty I've always missed
With these eyes before
Just what the truth is
I can't say any more

'Cause I love you
Yes I love you
Oh how I love you
Oh how I love you
'Cause I love you
Yes I love you
Oh how I love you
Oh how I love you
~ sung by The Moody Blues

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tiptoe Through The Tulips

Hello, Dear Ones. If you're reading this I'm having the 15 stapless taken out of my knee this morning. Say a little prayer it all goes well.
Okie dokie! The other day Mr. Precious was out running some errands and gave me a ringy dingy on the phone and told me, yes, he TOLD me to be ready to go somewhere in about 10 minutes when he got home. Being the most submissive one that I am, I obeyed! :)



And am I ever glad I obeyed! He took me to Albany, the capitol of New York, to the pre-tulip festival that is held in Washington Park. Well, we were early as the festival really starts on the weekend. That's okay because there were no crowds. There are supposed to be over 100,000 tulips showing their pretty little flower heads. Also, the festival is a celebration of it's Dutch heritage as Albany is supposed to be the oldest Dutch settlement in America! When the weekend comes there will be music, children's activities and of course the crowning of the Tulip Queen. There is even a street scrubbing! Can you believe it? They actually scrub the street before the Tulip Queen and her court appear! I ain't scrubbing no street! :) Just sayin'. Anyway, this has been going on for 68 years.
 Now I have to tell you, it's hard not to talk but I am going to shut my pie hole and let you see some of the most gorgeous blooms ever! It had just been sprinkling rain before we arrived so you'll see the tiny little rain drops clinging to the blooms. Okay, I'll shut up now...yes, I really will.




Sigh...

Did you love the tour of the tulips? There were a few hyacinths thrown in there but glory be! My photos really do not give justice to the real beauty of these blooms. After a long winter how wonderful to see God's spring popping out all over. I even have a few little bulbs that have popped their little heads up in my yard too.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Tiptoe Through The Tulips

Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I'll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me

Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

Knee deep in flowers we'll stray
We'll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me 
~ sung by Tiny Tim

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring On The Windowsill

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm still in the breakfast room decorating for Spring and thought I would show you what else I've been doing.
 I just adore this windowsill and have so much fun decorating it whenever I like. I do tend to go a bit overboard sometimes and I think this time is one of the overboard times! :) You know I'm so talented like that. I felt all villagey and went to town setting one up on the windowsill.
First I tossed down an old runner I made years ago and it's the same fabric as the chair seats in here. It also has all of the same colors as my curtains do. See, I'm talented like that! :)
Little bit of Blue for Blue Monday
 I've had these little pieces for a very long time now. I don't have the dishes that go with them but if you visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, she usually has her little porch hutch set up with these. Here sits a big cookie jar and little creamer, both poked upon a little chest topped with a Battenburg lacey.
 See? Cuter than a pumpkin's ear is this large pitcher. I'm supposing this is the local Starbucks!
 Then the salt and peppers. They make wonderful bushes for my little village. I don't believer the little tray goes with these but I'm using it anyway. Hey, it's a flower bed!
 Here is another cookie jar I've had even longer. My daughter gave me this many years ago. Alas, there are no cookies in either cookie jar. I didn't eat them though, just sayin'. :)
Every village needs a pink cake stand with a pretty white pitcher filled with flowers too. Nothing like a neighborhood community flower garden.
 There is also a little pink cake stand with another little house sugar bowl on it. It's covered with flowers and this is where the 'flower lady' lives. Do you see the two little white houses with blue roofs? Well, we flew KLM one year back from Italy and they gave each of us a little house. For years I just thought they were cute and picked one up to dust it one day and heard some liquid swishing around in it. Well, what do I know? These little houses were filled with some sort of liquor. Since I don't drink, the liquid is still in there! :) There is some wax on the chimney that has it sealed in. I'm guessing the town drunk lives in one of these houses.
 Just a sweet little village street filled with darling little houses and blooms and a little liquor.
 Lots to see on this village street with flowering cottages, bushes and a village flower garden. Not to mention a Starbucks.
You just never know when you're poodling around town and driving through neighborhoods what you're going to find.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Our House

 I'll light the fire
You put the flowers in the vase
That you bought today

Staring at the fire
For hours and hours
While I listen to you
Play your love songs
All night long for me
Only for me

Come to me now
And rest your head for just five minutes
Everything is good
Such a cosy room
The windows are illuminated
By the sunshine through them
Fiery gems for you
Only for you

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
And our la,la,la, la,la, la, la, la, la, la, la.....

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
And Our

I'll light the fire
And you place the flowers in the vase
That you bought today

~ sung by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young