Friday, January 17, 2020

Spiffing Up Little Richard


Hello, Dear Ones! Hope you all are doing well. I had a little accident a little while back. I was in the kitchen poodling with my new instant pot trying to figure out all of the bells and whistles. So I thought I'll get my computer and bring it in here and watch some videos about instant pots. Of course I was drinking my Diet Dr. Pepper and accidentally knocked it all over the top of my laptop!! Oh I went to town trying to get the liquid off. I turned it upside down and put a towel between the screen and keyboard to try and get the liquid off. Needless to say, I have been out of a computer for a while but Mr. Precious came to the rescue and bought me a new laptop. I was able to get some of my stuff off the old one before it completely died. Lesson learned! So I've missed you but I'm back again.

Christmas is all down and put away so I started in the entry and spiffed up Little Richard. Kinda simple but it works for me. I decided to put these little lamps on each side of the mirror for a change.

 
I poked down a couple of my Staffies and added some greens in the center and I was done! Simple, easy and kinda cute! 

Oh, Mr. Precious put in one of those Ring doorbells so if you come to see me I'll see you first! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

Am I Blue?

Am I blue, am I blue
Ain't these tears in my eyes telling you
Am I blue, you'd be too
If each plan with your man done fell through

Was a time I was his only one
But now I'm the sad and lonely one, lonely
Was I gay till today
Now he's gone and we're through, am I blue

Was I gay till today
Now he's gone and we're through, am I blue
Oh he's gone, he left me, am I blue 
~ sung by Billie Holiday









Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Happy New Year!



Happy New Year, Dear Ones! I pray you all had a wonderful Christmas time and a festive New Year.


How nice to be back in Texas and not have to bundle up to go outside. Mr. Precious and I attended more Christmas parties this year than I can ever remember doing in the past. We had so much fun. It was just the two of us for Christmas, well, three with little Willow. But we love each other so and have so much fun together - it was a wonderful time together.

You all know I am pretty crafty so I just had to share with you what I've made.

My little grandson, Camp, loves Star Wars and my daughter asked if I could crochet him some characters. I've made so many things for my little granddaughter but not so much for Camp so she didn't have to ask me twice. I ordered a couple of pattern books from Amazon and went to town.

 These little figures are about 5 to 6 inches high. Here is Luke Skywalker, Princess Lea and Hans Solo. Now I've seen the 1st Star Wars movie but after that - no. So I didn't know half of the characters I was making.
 Obi Wan Kanobi, Yoda and Chewbacca. I used Willow's hair brush and brushed Chewbacca's yarn to make it look like he has fur. I could have sewn on little eyes but I just crocheted and some and a few eyeballs are a little wonky.


Here is a Storm Trooper and Darth Vador. There was no pattern for Darth Vador in either book so I had to make it up! Can you believe it? I don't know who the little green dude is.
 The robots! Again, no pattern for C- 3po or R2D2. I made them up too.
 Without looking at the pattern book, I can't tell you who these boogers are.



I know Camp knows who all of these little figures are but I made little tags and wrote their names on each one just to help him just in case. I did have fun crocheting these and am hoping Campie will like them too. 
It's after Christmas and he doesn't have them yet because we are going to take the Christmas gifts to them. I told you earlier my daughter and her family were moving from upstate New York. Well, they are moving as I type this to California! It will be easier for Mr. Precious and I to drive Kiki west instead of north. So soon my babies will have another Christmas time.


Then I got all smarty pants and decided to make a peg people Nativity! This was so much fun. Little baby Jesus and the lamb are little wooden balls. You can't see it here, but after I finished with these  I painted on a glossy coat of finish and the little Nativity looked much nicer.
 Well, bust my britches, I couldn't just stop there! No, no Nannette! I had to make a Santie and Mrs. Claus. They are pretty cute, don't you think>
 I saw some little winter peg girls on Pinterest and had to make some too. See how much better the little dolls look with a coat of gloss on them?
Then I finished by making these little girls holding stars embellished with flowers. I think I want to make some more peg people because - well, because it's just so much fun. I'm old but I sure do like to play.

Well, that's all for today and I'm so looking forward to 2020 blogging with you all!

Be a bunch of sweeties,

Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

 


You Make My Dreams


What I want you've got
And it might be hard to handle
Like the flame that burns the candle
The candle feeds the flame, yeah, yeah
What I've got's full stock
Of thoughts and dreams that scatter
Then you pull them all together
And how I can't explain
Oh, yeah
Well, well you
(Ooh-ho, hoo-ooh, ooh-oo)
You make my dreams come true
(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)
Well, well, well you
(You-hoo, hoo-hoo-ooh)
Oh, yeah
You make my dreams come true
(You make my dreams)
Come true
(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)

On a night when bad dreams become a screamer
When they're messin' with the dreamer
I can laugh it in the face
Twist and shout my way out
And wrap yourself around me
'Cos I ain't the way you found me
And I'll never be the same
Oh, yeah
Well, 'cos you
(Ooh-ho, hoo-ooh, ooh-oo)
You make my dreams come true
(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)
Well, well, well you
(You-hoo, hoo-hoo-ooh)
You make my dreams come true
(You make my dreams)
Come true
(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)

Listen to this

I'm down on my daydream
Oh, that sleepwalk should be over by now
I know
'Bout you
Yeah, yeah
You make my dreams come true
(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)
Oh, yeah
I've waited, waited for you, girl
(You-hoo, hoo-hoo-ooh)
Oh, yeah
You make my dreams come true
(You make my dreams)
Come true
(You-hoo, you, you-hoo, hoo, you, hoo)
You and me, you and me... 
~ sung by Hall and Oats




Tuesday, December 24, 2019

I Wish You A Merry Christmas

Hello, Dear Ones! I want to wish you all who come to visit me a very Merry Blessed Christmas this year! I'm so thankful for each one of you - my new followers and my followers from many years ago.

 Please don't forget what this season is all about - our Savior Jesus' birth.
I have a favor to ask. We have so much to be thankful for and one of our own needs your prayers. Most of you know Susan and her beloved little Yorkie, Bentley from Ash tree Cottage. Please be in prayer for her as she is very ill and in the hospital. This is a quote from her husband, David, from Facebook:
"Susan has some additional battles ahead. She continues to fight the infection. she had a CT scan on her legs and abdomen and in the course of that they found a renal mass. It appears that the mass has spread to her liver but they are not 100% . she has an MRI in the morning. I hope to meet with the urologist tomorrow. He hopefully can shed some light on what she is facing In regards to the renal mass.
Susan continues to fight and she knows how many friends she has that are praying for her and her recovery.
Thank you all very much."

Please know I love you all and Merry Christmas and I'll see you next year!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Birthday Of A King

 In the little village of Bethlehem
There lay a Child one day
And the sky was bright with a holy light
O'er the place where Jesus lay.

Refrain:
Alleluia! O how the angels sang
Alleluia! How it rang!
And the sky was bright with a holy light
'Twas the birthday of a King.

'Twas a humble birthplace, but O how much
God gave to us that day
From the manger bed what a path has led
What a perfect, holy way.

Refrain:
Alleluia! O how the angels sang
Alleluia! How it rang!
And the sky was bright with a holy light
'Twas the birthday of a King.



Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmasing in the Breakfast Room

Hello, Dear Ones! This is my last Christmas decorating post of my home. Well, maybe...
 I call it my breakfast room but it's really just an eating area at the end of my kitchen. It's my breakfast room though.
 Here's a little vignette to make you smile...a couple of my cow creamers with Christmas balls on their heads and a dough bowl filled with ribbon balls I made over 20 years ago.
 It's nice to have room in here for my baker's rack as I didn't have room to use it in New York. Notice my flip flops! Hey, it's south Texas, y'all!
 Now I must interrupt the Christmasing here for just a minute. Look! I made curtains for my windows! I love this fabric and it's called Ballad Bouquet Robin's Egg Blue by Waverly and I used it in my kitchen in New York. I ordered some more fabric to make curtains in here! Just simple little cafe curtains but it makes 'the breakfast room' look so much sweeter, don't you think?
 Me, in my most talentedness, made some little reversible runners for each shelf on the baker's rack!
 I did the same for Charlotte - she got a reversible runner too!
 Now I'll just be quiet! Well, except gaze your most gorgeous peepers on my olden ceramic Christmas tree. I've seen some remakes at Hobby Lobby but they just don't look the same. I'm mute now.

Merry Christmas to all of my sweeties! Sending Christmas hugs to you all!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'll Be Home For Christmas

 I'm dreaming tonight of a place I love
Even more than I usually do
And although I know it's a long road back
I promise you

I'll be home for Christmas
You can count on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

~ sung by Johnny Mathis

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Christmasing in the Kitchen

Hello, Dear Ones. Well, I'm trying to quickly continue to show you my home decorated for Christmas. So today we're in the kitchen.
 Christmasing in the kitchen! Clean and ready for you all!
 As you can see I don't have lots of counter space to decorate. I have one corner and it's filled with coffee makers for Mr. Precious. I don't drink coffee so my Diet Dr. Peppers are in the fridge! :)
 Here you can see the half wall looking into the living room. There's six cabinets in the half wall on the kitchen side and that is really my salvation so I can poke things in there as I don't have a lot of cabinet space in here.
 Just showing you different angles of my little kitchen. It's rather small but it's amazing how quickly you can get used to a smaller space. It's very handy the way it's laid out and functions just fine for me.
 Here is a little kitchen tree. Now I did keep this one and it looks like it's been through the wringer. Maybe I should toss it next year! :)
 Here's a few of the little kitchen ornaments.
 Little Birdie got a nice Christmas wreath for her little birdie neck.
 Well, I told a fib...I guess this is a corner where my mixer is. Just a couple of Santa mugs and little sugar bowl.
 This is a Currier and Ives dessert set that pretty old.
Hope you've enjoyed seeing my little kitchen today. Christmas is getting close! I hope you've all been good!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Nuttin' For Christmas

 I broke my bat on Johnny's head;
Somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in sister's bed;
Somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Mommy's rug;
I made Tommy eat a bug;
Bought some gum with a penny slug;
Somebody snitched on me.

Oh, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I put a tack on teacher's chair
Somebody snitched on me.
I tied a knot in Susie's hair
Somebody snitched on me.
I did a dance on Mommy's plants
Climbed a tree and tore my pants
Filled the sugar bowl with ants
Somebody snitched on me.

So, I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I won't be seeing Santa Claus;
Somebody snitched on me.
He won't come visit me because
Somebody snitched on me.
Next year I'll be going straight;
Next year I'll be good, just wait
I'd start now, but it's too late;
Somebody snitched on me.

So you better be good whatever you do
'Cause if you're bad, I'm warning you,
You'll get nuttin' for Christmas. 
~ sung by all the boogers