Friday, December 2, 2016

A Little Christmas Past

Hello, Dear Ones. Well, I am so enjoying seeing your pretty Christmasing in your lovely homes. Well, guess what? I'm lagging behind so I thought I'd just pick a few snaps of my Christmas past to show you as I'm trying to get my decorating done






Merry merry, ho ho ho an joy to the world to you all!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

When the snowman brings the snow
Well he just might like to know
He's put a great big smile on somebody's face
If you jump into your bed
Quickly cover up your head
Don't you lock the doors
You know that sweet Santa Clause is on the way
Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday
So let the bells ring out for Christmas
When your skating in the park
If the snow cloud makes it dark
Then your rosy cheeks are gonna light my merry way
Now the frosty paws appear
And they've frozen up my ear
So we'll lie by the fire
Till the sleet simply knocks 'em all the way
Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day
So let the bells ring out for Christmas
When the snow man brings the snow(snowman brings the snow)
Well he just might like to know(just might like to know)
He's put a great big smile on somebody's face
So if Santa brings that sleigh(Santa brings that sleigh)
Along the milky way(along the milky way)
I'll sign my name on the rooftop in the snow
Then he may decide to stay
Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday
So let the bells ring out for Christmas
~ sung by Wizzard 


Sunday, November 27, 2016

A Celebration!

Hello, Dear Ones! I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving! I wanted to share with you a little fun trip Mr. Precious and I just had! We both have birthdays in November and decided to take a little trip to New York City (The City) to celebrate!
 Here we are at the Times Square Hilton where we stayed. We took the train to The City - a little over two hours and what a beautiful ride it is. The rail follows the Hudson River and you pass West Point Military Institute, we love it. So I hope you'll go along with me.
 The afternoon we arrived, Mr. Precious had set it up for us to see the production of Holiday Inn. It was wonderful but not exactly like the olden movie with Bing Crosby. Any way, I loved it.
 Have you hear of Studio 54? During the 70s it had a reputation as a far out night club, not a good one, but there were lots of great shows filmed there: What's My Line?, The $64,000 Question, Video Village, Password, To Tell the Truth, Beat the Clock, The Jack Benny Show, I've Got a Secret, Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour and my favorite, Captain Kangaroo. Also the soap opera Love of Life. I took a few snaps inside before we went inside to see the show.

We were on the 37th floor and had a nice view.
You know The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade happens in The City and it was just a couple of blocks from our hotel. But the crowds of folks were amazing - they said over 3 and a half million! I still can't walk a long ways yet since I broke my knee so Mr. Precious went for a run on purpose to see some of the parade. I stayed in my room and this is what I saw! Down below was were they were taking the huge balloons and deflating them! Above Charlie Brown was getting the wind knocked out of him. :)
Continuing to deflate the balloons and then they were put inside the big moving trucks. Anybody can 'watch' the parade but who gets to see the balloons deflated? Me! :)
On Thanksgiving Day, Mr. Precious had made reservations for our lunch at Aureole's. Very lovely. We had our choice and opted out of eating turkey and had a New York Strip instead! Oh, my Lord! It literally melted in my tiny mouth! But I had to have some pumpkin pie for dessert! Now cooking, no dishes, no leftovers.
Next door to our hotel is Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. We have seen the wonderful Madame Tussauds in London and thought we would try this one. Um...just before I get started, there's no comparison in the NYC museum and the one in London...just saying! :)
Now my little 3 year old grandson is obsessed with Ghostbusters! He has not seen the movie, nor should he, he's too young and it's too scary. But at his Halloween school parade they played the song "Ghostbusters". He loved the song and has seen the music video and all he talks about is Ghostbusters and the Staypuff Marshmellow Man! So I snapped these for him.
A few snaps of the wax works! Looks like The Rock is thinking - take your paws off me!
Then we had to go over to Macy's! At night the front of the store has a beautiful light show on it. The windows were amazing but there were so many folks looking that they were in the way of me taking snaps.
Then to Rockefeller Plaza to see the ice skating rink and the Christmas tree although it wasn't lit up yet! We only spent a couple of nights but what a nice time we had. Then...
We hopped back on the train at Penn Station and headed on up to go home. We love to get a little private room and then we have our dinner in the dining car. We just love riding the train.
I also wanted to share with you that I've been stitching again. I bought a cross stitch kit at the Daughter's of the American Revolution Headquarters in Washington DC about a month ago and now I can't stop! You know me. This was a little kit with all of the floss and a needle using 18 count Aida cloth. You know how I love my Roosters!
Pretty cute,  huh?
Then after I finished the Rooster, I couldn't stop! I bought a book of patterns for Seasonal Cottages and stitched up the Fall one. This took quite a while to do but I am loving it.
I changed it up a bit. The pumpkins were Jack 'o Lanterns and I just made them pumpkins.
I'll only be able to display this one for a few more days. I'm working on the Christmas house and will show it to you when I'm through!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you be of good cheer
It's the most wonderful time of the year
It's the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It's the hap-happiest season of all
There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There'll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It's the most wonderful time
Yes the most wonderful time
Oh the most wonderful time
Of the year
~ sung by Andy Williams


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fall Home Tour

Hello, Dear Ones! I thought I would share my fall home tour with you before I start pulling out the Christmas things. I want to take this time to tell you all how thankful I am that you choose to follow my little blog and how much I love reading your comments. Also, I wish for you and your families to have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving this year. I'm not cooking! Yay! :) I'll be taking a tiny break but will be back after Thanksgiving.
I hope you enjoy my tour.
 The entry table.
 Living room.
 The Finn.



Little Richard.
The dining room.
 Breakfast room hutch.


Breakfast room window sill.
The den mantel.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your Thanksgiving.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Wonderful, merciful Savior

Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
Oh you rescue the souls of men
Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost the way
Oh, we hopelessly lost the way
You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for
Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh, we're falling before Your throne
 ~ sung by Selah


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fall At The Mini House

Hello, Dear Ones! Does life ever just hop into the middle of you? Well, that has happened to me and I just haven't had the time to post like I would like to. So...
I thought I would share with you how it looks in upstate New York at my little make-do mini house.
 As you can see the leaves have fallen! They are literally everywhere ~ even on the porch at my make-do mini house! We've got trouble though, there is no mini rake! Oh well, dried leaves can make a good compost right? :)
 Here sits Tang protecting her pun'kin. She loves to go outside and this is her chair where she can reign over the porch. Today is cool and not raining, for a change, so she's soaking up the weather before the snow comes.
 I had to do just a little bit of fall decorating at my make-do mini house so I poked down a couple of pun'kins on either side of the front door. Hopefully the squirrels won't go nibbling on them!
 We're not far from the pun'kin patch so I gathered a few for cuteness and poked them down into the little wooden wheelbarrow which needs a paint job!
Happy fall to you all and a quick little look at some mini fallness at my make-do mini house! 

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

All The Leave Are Falling Down

 All the leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down  
All the leaves are falling down, it is fall.

Take the rake and rake them up, rake them up, rake them up 
Take the rake and rake them up, it is fall.

Make a pile and jump right in, jump right in, jump right in, 
Make a pile and jump right in, it is fall.
                                                          ~ by Diane Chancy


Monday, November 7, 2016

Reading

Hello, Dear Ones! Life has been pretty busy around Note Songs Cottage so if I haven't visited you, forgive me, I'll try to make it up.
So...I'll show you some more of my little miniature making - a little chair. I went to my local library and checked out some books on making miniatures and one had a few patterns for furniture and I kinda liked how this one chair looked so I made one. I don't remember the name of the book, it really wasn't very good.
 It is made with card stock, batting and foam board. I didn't really like it that much until I found this...
 Tiny trim! I was walking down the aisle of the dollar store, really looking to see if they had any more little furniture, and saw these little bags of string with three spools in different colors! Yay me! After I glued the 'trim' down my little chair looked so much sweeter! Now I like it. I also made a tiny little pillow for the back of the chair.
 Nice and curvy!
 Isn't the 'trim' cute? I seem to always add these little wooden feet to my furniture.
 Then I went on a kick of making tiny little books. There are lots of these to print out on Pinterest. I kinda made up my own way to make the pages. I don't always follow the rules you know. I guess I'm a mini rebel! :) Anyway, I made some of the classic books that I just love.
So now we can rest in the new easy chair and grab a good book to read! 

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Book Of Love

 I wonder, wonder who, who-oo-ooh, who
(Who wrote the Book Of Love)

Tell me, tell me, tell me
Oh, who wrote the Book Of Love
I've got to know the answer
Was it someone from above

(Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who)
(Who wrote the Book Of Love)

I love you darlin'
Baby, you know I do
But I've got to see this Book of Love
Find out why it's true

(Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who)
(Who wrote the Book Of Love)

(Chapter One says to love her)
(You love her with all your heart)
(Chapter Two you tell her you're)
(Never, never, never, never, never gonna part)
(In Chapter Three remember the meaning of romance)
(In Chapter Four you break up
(But you give her just one more chance))

(Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, wWho)
(Who wrote the Book Of Love)

Baby, baby, baby
I love you, yes I do
Well it says so in this Book Of Love
Ours is the one that's true

(Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who)
(Who wrote the Book Of Love)

(Chapter One says to love her)
(You love her with all your heart)
(Chapter Two you tell her you're)
(Never, never, never, never, never gonna part)
(In Chapter Three remember the meaning of romance)
(In Chapter Four you break up
(But you give her just one more chance)

(Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, Who)
(Who wrote the Book Of Love)

Baby, baby, baby
I love you, yes I do
Well it says so in this Book Of Love
Ours is the one that's true

(Oh, I wonder, wonder who, mmbadoo-ooh, who)
(Who wrote the Book Of Love)
I wonder who (yeah)
Who wrote the Book Of Love
~ sung by The Monotones