Monday, February 27, 2012

Who Are You?

Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted to share with you a little project I helped my daughter with while we were visiting them last week! They live in an old house built in 1958. Their home was built as a Better Homes and Gardens Ideal home in 1958! Isn't that cool? If you'd like to see a little of their house, you can just click HERE.


 Who are you? 


A mother and daughter team, that's who! :)
 My daughter had decided on a design she wanted me to draw on little Carter's closet doors. 
As I said, they have an older home and the two closet doors are sliders. I know you've all seen them.
I came prepared with my paint shirt! 
Every color of every room or project I've done in the last 10 years has made their way to the front of this tee shirt! :) I love my paint shirt!
I'm so talented like that you know! :)

 Hamming it up just a bit before we get serious!

 This is the result. I drew the stylized tree on the door and made a couple of leave stencils.
Then on the other door, I drew a limb and a little cutie owl.
We both pulled out the brushes and went to town painting it. 
There's more to this little design too than you can see. This is going to be a growth chart.
Since son in law is a perfectionist and has a doctorate and a masters in chemical engineering, 
we decided he could measure and draw all the inch marks on the door that will go straight up by the tree trunk.
Cute idea, huh?






 We used wall paint and our painting is not perfect but that's okay. 
The walls of little Carter's room aren't finished yet, but they will be the soft pink you see in the leaves and one long wall will be stripes of white, the pinks and the greens. 
Wish I had had the time to stay and help her finish it!

 Of course I had to sign my work!

 This was a fun project and I'm so glad I could leave a little bit of me on Carter's closet doors.
When she walked into her room and saw the doors she said, "Wow!"
You know my heart swelled with love and pride! :)

Who are you? You're my little angel. Love love kiss kiss...Gran.




Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Who We Are

Who we are
Who we are
Who we are

Who we are
Who we are
Who we are

I have to take control
So much is left untold
Trying to find myself
At times its hard to know
Who we are, we are, we are

Words can cut so deep
Weighing down on me
Time and time I see how vicious the world can be
Who we are, we are, we are

We're beautiful
Our flaws and all
They're beautiful to me
It's who we are, who we are
It's who we're meant to be

We're beautiful
Our flaws and all
They're beautiful to me
It's who we are, who we are
It's who we're meant to be
Now never change a thing

We all have broken days
To paint it on our face
It gets too much to fake
And we wanna hide away
Who we are, we are, we are
~ sung by Jessica Simpson



Sunday, February 26, 2012

Babies and Broadway


Hello, Dear Ones! Have you missed me? 
Oh, I've missed you all so much but I have been having a marvelous time! 
Babies and Broadway! 
Fun Fun!!!!!
 You've probably guessed, Mr. Precious and I have been to see our little granddaughter, Carter.
What joy she brings to us. Get your tiny thumb outta your mouth, Carter.
Oh, well, she's a thumb sucker when she starts to get tired.

 Our daughter and her family live in upstate New York so after our visit with them 
we went to The City (New York City) for a few days and then flew home. 
This was one of my treats ~ to see Jersey Boys and just I loved it.
I was so very tired in this snap and my tiny eyes were all swollen. 
I can't even believe I'm showing this snap to you. 
I'll share more of The City with you later.

 We were just thrilled to witness Carter's dedication service at their church.

It was such a wonderful service as our daughter and son in law vowed 
to raise little Carter in a Christian home before God. 
I was biting back tears.

 Time for a family snap!

 My daughter is such a wonderful mother and my heart fills with pride as I 
watch her in action. She just got her hair cut off and I think it's so cute.

 We wanted to get something special for little Carter's dedication 
that she could remember through the years.
So we bought her a little James Avery bracelet with her name 
engraved on the front and the date of her dedication service on the back.
(thank you for this idea, Poesephus) :)

Little Carter loved her bracelet. 
There is a little angel on each side of the engraving ~ just so sweet.
I love you, Carter. :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Sarah's Song

Mama how do I begin
To explain this situation we're in
Angels heard the beautiful words 
That you prayed
And showed me the way - to you

And they knew you were in love
So they sent me down from heaven above
Angels cried and kissed me goodbye
I was long gone - This is my song to you

Oh, my song could never be
As sweet as the song you sing to me
Oh, my love could never be
As deep as the love you give - to me

When your fingers touch my skin
And you kiss my lips and tickle my chin
I breathe you in, oh Mama I'm where I belong
This is my song - to you

Oh, my song could never be
As sweet as the song you sing to me
Oh, my love could never be
As deep as the love you give - to me

Oh, one day I will be grown
And I know I'll havea child on my own
Remember me this way, cause some day
I'll be long gone - singing my song to you

Oh, my song could never be
As sweet as the song you sing to me
Oh, my love could never be
As deep as the love you give - to me 

~sung by Sissel


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!


Dear Ones, Happy Valentine's Day!


I've pulled an older post to share with you today. Hope you don't mind seeing olden romance! 
I love olden romance!  Afterall, I'm no spring chicken! :)

Here you'll see a precious little tea set I just love. It has beautiful tiny raised flowers adorning the fronts of the pieces. Can you love precious little tea sets with raised flowers? You bet your sugar cubes you can! :)



I just love the soup outta this tea pot, well, maybe it should be "tea"!


Little sugar spoon resting upon an olden Valentine card.

I've placed down crocheted doilies to use as place mats, whiteness of olden plates, tea cups colored with pinkness of flower, olden embroidered napkins held in napkin rings with tiny pink rose buds resting on top and olden silver spoons. Also some olden Valentine cards are tucked under the plate for atmosphere.



Here's a matching pitcher filled with flowers - fauxs, or course! Love my fauxs! I took one picture with the flash so you could see the details. Forgive me - we're not supposed to use flash!! :(

I've stacked two pink cake stands and filled them with heart shaped cookies sprinkled with red sugar from my local Kroger. The top is filled with more olden Valentine cards and a sweet little loving couple, although a bit fuzzy.


Just you and I - we make such swet music together! :) 

Happy Together. Tea For Two. Love Me Tender. A Groovy Kind of Love. You Light Up My Life. In My Life I Love You More. When I Fall In Love. Everything I Do. When a Man Loves a Woman. Can't Help Falling in Love. Unforgettable. The Wind Beneath My Wings. 
And in the memory of Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You.


Little love birds with raised flowers holding sweet scented pink votives.


Enjoy the sweetness, enjoy your sweetheart and enjoy Valentine's Day!

Dear Ones, I'll be taking a tiny blogging break and will see you in about a week! 
Don't forget me! :) kiss kiss hug hug



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

YOU AND I
Just you and I,
Sharing our love together.
And I know in time,
We'll build the dreams we treasure.
We'll be all right, just you and I.
Just you and I
Just you and I
Sharing our love together
And I know in time,
And I know in time,
We'll build the dreams we treasure.
We'll be all right,
Just you and I.
Chorus:
And I remember our first embrace,
That smile that was on your face,
The promises that we made.
And now, your love is my reward,
And I love you even more,
Than I ever did before.
Just you and I
Just you and I
We can entrust each other,
With you in my life,
With you in my life,
They'll never be another.
We'll be all right,
Just you and I.
We made it you and I.
~sung by Eddie Rabbit and Crystal Gayle

Sunday, February 12, 2012

More Of My Piddlin'


Hello, Dear Ones! I'm bringing you back into my dining room again today.
 I know, you've all seen this room so many times before.

 But I'm wanting to show you what I've poked onto my tabletop.

 I placed down a crocheted runner and scrunched 
(I learned this most wonderful activity from Marty at A Stroll Thru Life).

I bought two new etched cloches from Marshalls ~ the little knobs on top are a little different from each other. The cloches were just screaming for these little ladies to crawl under the glass. And so they did!

 Now for my floral centerpiece. Faux flowers of course. You've seen my milk glass footed bowl too. I love it and use it constantly. I. love. this. piece! Can you really love a milk glass footed bowl you may ask? Why, you bet your milk cow you can! :)


 A little milk glass here...

 A little milk glass there...

A little milk glass right here on my table top filled with spingy looking fauxs!

A little fiddled with snap of my dining room. Thanks for popping in to see me.

Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up Tuesday


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Heart of Glass


Once I had a love and it was a gas,
Soon turned out had a heart of glass. 
Seemed like the real thing, only to find.
Mucho mistrust. Love's gone behind

Once I had a love and it was divine.
Soon found out. How to lose my mind
It seemed like the real thing, but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust. Love's gone behind

In between "what I find is pleasing" and "I'm feeling fine",
love is so confusing
There's no peace of mind. 
If I fear I'm losing you,It's just not good.
You teasing like you do.

Once I had a love and it was a gas,
It soon turned out had a heart of glass.
Seemed like the real thing, only to find mucho mistrust.
Love's gone behind.
~ sung by Blondie

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Puppy Love


Hello, Dear Ones! I want to share with you a little puppy love! My talented dainty fingers have been going to town all for my little tiny granddaughter, Carter. A few weeks ago I did share a few of these photos on Face Book but wanted to show you all.
 Carter loved their Christmas tree so much, especially the lights, that after my daughter took off the decorations she left the tree up a while just so she could look at it. I wanted her to continue to have fun with a seasonal tree so I ordered her a little white three feet lit tree. This is not her tree but my olden feather tree so I could show you the little ornaments I've made for her.

 Okay, I went to town making Valentine ornaments ~ little felt puppies and hearts to hang on her tree. I'm telling you, I have had so much fun making these little darling ornies.

The little Scottie dogs are all hot pink with ribbons around their tiny necks. I made french knots for the little eyes, stuffed the little bodies lightly and then blanket stitched all around! Then I added a little ribbon for the hanger. I got my pattern for the little dog from AllSorts blog ~ if you'd like it just click HERE. You can even make this little doggy to stand up if you'd like.

 Then she had to have some hearts ~ special Valentine hearts. I just cut out a heart pattern and added some little touches of embroidery, stuffed and blanket stitched again.

 A match made in felt embroidery heaven - Hearts and Puppies! I love it, don't you?

 I got to watch little Carter open her box of Valentine ornaments last night on Skype and she hung all the little dogs on her tree by herself ~ all around the bottom! :) I was in Grandmother heaven!

Now my most talented dainty fingers are working on some felt Easter decorations for Carter's little tree! I just love this stuff! :)




Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Puppy Love

And they called it puppy love
Oh i guess they'll never know
how a young heart really feels
and just why i love her so
and they called it puppy love
just because we're in our teens
tell them all
please tell them it isn't fair
to take away my only dream
i cry each night
my tears for you
my tears are all in vain
i hope and i pray
that maybe someday
you'll be back in my arms
once again
someone help me
help me
help me please
is the answer up above?
how can i
oh how can i tell them
this is not a puppy love
someone help me
help me
help me please
is the answer up above?
how can i
oh how can i tell them
this is not a puppy love
~ sung by Paul Anka