Friday, September 30, 2011

Snapped!



Hello, Dear Ones! Falleness seems to be happening all over the place. Mr. Precious and I went to a wonderful little restaurant the other day and I just wanted to show you the mantle!
Isn't this a beautiful garland? I love it and the fireplace surround isn't bad either. Well, if I...



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Attention! Attention!! We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post today to bring you some breaking news! Oh, What Could She Be Talking About Most Scratching Your Heads Ones? Bathroom Business, that's what!! I, you're most esteemed Queen Bathroom Diva, am here to do my business ~ Bathroom Business that is. Bathrooms and other rooms with mirrors are being invaded as we speak and there are many imposters out there but I will not let the false ones enter our elite group, No, No Nannette!
I must admit, I'm a bit rusty but never fear I still have the power! Bathroom power that is! Just hand me that WD 40, Most I Hear Her Squeaking Ones! :)
Now I shall go to work...

Here is a Most Gorgeous One. She has the most creamyness of complexion, pretty eyes ~ shiny and bright, hair is filled with highlights only a bathroom can give. :) She has two slender arms and the most dainty creamy fingers attached to a CAMERA! Oh, I just can't stand it, we have a genuine Bathroom Diva! Look at her most gorgeous Bathroom too! Pass the toilet paper ~ I'm drooling!
Do we know this Most Gorgeous One? Let me take a closer look!



Yes, Yes! We do know this Most Gorgeous One! This is our own Karin from Karins Fairytale Blog and she has sent this snap from Turkey! Isn't she pretty!!
Okay, beautiful Karin, 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 the world. What? My slip is showing? I don't wear slips. Oops...my mike was on? Ahem...Beautiful One, 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!! Go and make Bathrooms (or any where there is a mirror) proud all over this world!
Go and shine your Bathroom stuff for all the world to see, Diva Karin! Now don't forget to take our Bathroom Beauty Snapping Diva button below and post it on your blog! You will be the envy of all your friends! Yes, ma'am, you will!

Oh, this is just so thrilling for me! What? What? What is that you're saying?


Another Bathroom has been invaded with another snap of a Most Gorgeous One! Now Most Smiling Ones, we all know who this is! She is the Diva with the Mostest! This is our returning Bathroom Diva Marty from A Stroll Thru Life! Welcome back to the Bathroom, Marty! Oh, she wears her Divaness so proudly, doesn't she?

Now we've not had a crowning in some time and this makes me so happy! Please remember ~ you can snap for me any time and just about any where as long as there is a mirror! If you would like to join our most elite group, just pop up to the top of my blog under my header and you will see the Bathroom Beauty Snapping words. Click on that and you can find out all about this most wonderful fun experience!!


Snap on, Dear Bathroom Divas! I'll leave you with our Bathroom song ~

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)


Takin' 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


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!
~ sung by Bachman-Turner Overdrive



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Just Call Me 'Determined'!


Hello, Dear Ones! I've missed you all so much. First of all I want to thank you all for your comments to me this past week. Your visits mean the world to me! :)

Now, just call me 'Determined'! Yes, ma'am!

I've finished the booger afghan! Yes, I've finished it!

Cast your most gorgeous peepers on this puppy!


What do you think? Well, as I told you earlier I tore this apart two times! Now I'm glad I did because I decided I would alternate the colors of the flowers. I'm glad I did as I like it so much better this way. It started out just with the pumpkin colored flowers.

Look at my most lovely handiwork! :) Isn't it amazing that with just a bit of yarn you can go to town and make something pretty?

I don't know exactly how long this afghan has taken me to get it finished. But I can tell you, I have worked on it almost every moment for the last week. I even dreamed in crochet! I did, I really did! :)

Here she is thrown over the den sofa. Looks pretty good, huh? This afghan weighs a ton too!


Next I took her to the living room and tossed her on my winged back chair - again, looks pretty good!


Here's my artsy snap for you of her all nicely folded on the sofa in the living room. I think this snap looks a little like a photo from a 1960s magazine! :)

I wish the little flowers' petals would stay down nice and neat but they do like to flop around.
As I told you earlier this is a Christmas present. It's for my daughter and son-in-law. She is so busy with little Carter she doesn't look at my blog often so hopefully she won't see this.

Here's another little artsy snap for you! Now, I want to encourage you ~ when something seems difficult, don't give up! I really should have read the instructions for this afghan a little better before I started because parts of the instructions were not clear. I didn't join my circles the way the pattern said to and I made my border a little differently too because the instructions didn't make much sense to me. So...I winged it at times but it seems to have turned out okay! :)

I confess, I feel like I've given birth ~ well, all except the contractions and pain~ :) But blood (sort of ), sweat and tears were shed! :)




Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

You're Havin' My Baby

Havin' my baby
What a lovely way of sayin'
How much you love me
Havin' my baby
What a lovely way of sayin'
What you're thinkin' of me
I can see it, face is glowin'
I can see in your eyes
I'm happy you know it


That you're havin' my baby
You're the woman I love
And I love what it's doin' to ya

Havin' my baby

You're a woman in love
And I love what's goin' through ya

Havin' my baby

I'm a woman in love
And I love what it's doin' to me
And you're havin' my baby
~ sung by Paul Anka


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oops!

Hello Dear Ones! I'm just loving Pinterest, aren't you? I'm just a pinnin' and a pinnin'. I saw this neat pin about a home made facial mask. I went to the site here and fixed this up for my own most gorgeous clogged pores face! :)


Can you believe it? Unflavored gelatin and milk! I used 2 Tbs. of milk and my mixture was not so thick.
I did just like Allison said and poked this mixture all over my face and waited. It hardened just like she said it would and I waited and then started to pull it off! She was right - my most gorgeous face with the unclogged pores, felt as smooth and fresh as a baby's bottom!

Then it happened!! Oh, my Lord! Did I just pull out part of my eyebrow hairs? Yes, I did! I got a little of this most wonderful mixture on my eyebrow and when I began pulling it off my forehead I pulled out some eyebrow hairs, which I don't have all that many to loose these days! :)
Thank the Lord for eyebrow pencils!

This stuff works but don't get it around your tiny eyebrows or they'll be gone! :)


One more thing before I go...I need to take a little break as I've been crocheting a gift for Christmas and it's kicking my, well, my bum bum. I'm making an afghan and it's really not hard but the directions are not quite perfect. So I keep messing up! I hate it when that happens!

I'm a long way from being finished. I like it but it's kicking my, um, bum bum. Didn't I tell you that already? :) This snap looks a little like crochet motif pancakes, don't you think? :)

Well, Dear Ones, I'm going to tell you, I've torn this puppy apart two times!! I've made some motifs with too many petals, etc., etc. Oh, the misery of it all!

I've even changed up the colors as to how I'm putting it all together.

I had already put all of these motifs together - twice and pulled them all apart - twice! I must tell you though, I'm just stubborn enough that I will not give up! I will finish this afghan if I break all of my most dainty creative fingers! :) So I'll see you in about a week and hopefully will have this booger afghan done! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Another One Bites the Dust


Oh! Let's go!
Steve walks warily down the street
With his brim pulled way down low
Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet
Machine guns ready to go

Are you ready hey are you ready for this?
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust hey
Hey I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

How do you think I'm going to get along
Without you when you're gone
You took me for everything that I had
And kicked me out on my own

Are you happy are you satisfied?
How long can you stand the heat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat look out

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust hey
Hey I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust
~sung by Queen


Saturday, September 17, 2011

I'm Falling in the Dining Room Now



Hello, Dear Ones! That's right. I think I need prayers as I keep Falling all over my house! Now I've Fallen in the dining room. Well, since we're in here I'll go ahead and show you what I'd done.

I think I've told you about this already...but I'm so proud of myself as I didn't buy anything new for my Fall decorating this year!


Does anyone remember Tell City hard rock maple furniture? We bought this dining room set in 1975 and it's still as good as new! Shoot! Sometimes I dream of a new set, especially new chairs but Mr. Precious is even more sentimental about this set than me! so I believe it'll stay. The base of the table is a pretty pedestal. Anyway...

I threw down a light gray green table runner and grabbed one of my white tureens. Then I poked in some of my faux fruits and ta dah! I was done! Well, I did take the lid off and laid down the ladle! Is that like laying down the law? :)

Artichokes just look so Fallen to me, don't you think? Green and red - variety!


This shot is in my new Fallen header above. I'm so creative you know! :)


Lid and ladle lying lazily down on the looooooooong lanky table runner! I told you I was talented! :)

Here on top of the Little Richard is another Fallen tureen set up! We're peeping through the crystals of the chandy. I'm so cleaver like that you know! :) I hope you know I'm teasing!!

I'm a little limited on storage space so I keep out my silver boxes and just poke stuff on top of them. I threw down an olden appliqued napkin with a little crocheted edging and tossed another tureen down. This time I filled the tureen with Fallen faux flowers! FFF ~ love this stuff! Faux Flowers Forever! Man, I'm good! :)

Again, following the dining room table's lead I took the lid off and laid down the ladle!

Here's my artsy ladle shot! :)

Falleness of Faux Flowers mosaic! Don't you just love the colors of Fall?


Now on the other side of the room I have an olden server ~ another silver box and a little twin napkin with the crocheted edging. Tureen with the lid off and the ladle is lying down, Fallen faux flowers are all poked inside! I love this look and it was easy!

One more Fallen faux flowers mosaic for your viewing pleasure! :)

Thanks for popping in to see me and keep me in you prayers as there's no telling where I'm going to Fall next.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do


Doo doo doo down doo be do down down
come on come on
down doo be do down down
breaking up is hard to do.

Don't take your love away from me

don't you leave my heart in misery.
If you go then I'll be blue
'cause breaking up is hard to do.

Remember when you held me tight
And you kissed me all through the night
Come on babe let's start a new
'cause breaking up is hard to do.

They say that breaking up is hard to do.
Now I know I know that it's true
don't say that this is the end.
Instead of breaking up
I wish that we are making up again.

I beg of love away from me

don't you leave my heart in misery.
If you go then I'll be blue
'cause breaking up is hard to do.
~ sung by Neil Sedaka

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I Didn't Mean To...



Hello, Dear Ones, and no, no Nannette, I didn't mean to do it! About three years ago we decided to get new furniture for the living room. Had a wonderful garage sale and sold everything but my piano!
(if you saw this post a few days ago, it was a mistake. So here it is again!)


We had new carpet put down and the search was on for a sofa! I wanted something totally different from what I'd had before.


Saw this one and fell head over heals with her! I loved her shape and the pattern on the fabric and then I thought - I've never had anything this color before! Was I crazy to select this sofa? Well, it was so hard to find chairs that looked right with it. But finally found those too. When I brought out my fall things I realized it! I didn't mean to do it but my living room is very Fallen in color!

So on with the Falleness! This is an old vintage table my Mother gave me and it fits perfectly in between the windows. It got the Fallen treatment too.

Love my balls, well orbs, that I found at Walmart. Poked in some Fallen flowers and they look great!

See?

We love our cloches, don't we? Well, this is a Fallen cloche with a glass punkin poked underneath.

Here's my coffee table - she's Fallen too! Our Dear Marty at A Stroll Thru Life uses scarves and fabric on tabletops and scrunches them up. Well, I'm trying to learn from her so I threw down a table runner and scrunched. Fallen scrunch.

Then I placed my three favorite glass punkins down to sit on top of my Fallen scrunch.

Isn't this a wonderful punkin? I poked her up on a little pedestal to give her Fallen importance! :)

Then I made a little floral arrangement to use as a backdrop for all my Fallen glass punkins!

The baby glass punkin. Don't you love the little curly q on top?

The last Fallen punkin. Looking tall and regal with a curly q too! I love those curly qs! :)

Fallen scrunch, Fallen punkins, Fallen floral and sprinkles of Fallness all around!

Even though I really didn't mean to make my living room all Fallen, that's just what I did!


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

Since I met you I begun to feel so strange
Every time I speak your name that's funny
You say that you are so helpless too
That you don’t know what to do
Each night I pray there will never come a day
When you up and take your love away
Say you feel the same way too
And I wonder what it is I feel for youCould it be I’m falling in love
[With you baby]
Could it be I’m falling in love
Could it be I’m falling in love
With you With you With you With you
I don’t need all those things that used to bring me joy
You make me such a happy boy
And honey you’ll always be the only for me
Meeting you was my destiny
You can be sure I will never let you down
When you need me I’ll be around
And darling you’ll always be
The only for me
Heaven made you specially
Could it be I’m falling in love
[With you baby]
Could it be I’m falling in love
Could it be I’m falling in love
With you With you with you, With you
And darling you’ll always be
The only for me
Heaven made you specially
Could it be I’m falling in love
[With you baby]
Could it be I’m falling in love
[I wanna know now baby]
Could it be I’m falling in love
With you With you With you With you
I walk around with my heart in my hands hey
Walk the street as long as I can baby
I used to sing fa fa fa fa
But right now I feel so good I sing la la la la
Once you get me up
Won’t let me down
Just let this feeling carry me on
Skip the beats with my heart girl
~ sung by The Spinners