Thursday, September 17, 2020

It's Time, Dear Ones, I'm Saying Goodbye to Blogland

Hello, Dear Ones. It is with a sad heart that I come to you today to say I am no longer going to post on my blog. I have tried a few times in the past to stop blogging, but I just couldn't but today I feel it is the right thing for me to do.

I have been blogging since the summer of 2008!! I can hardly believe it! It has been such a wonderful experience. I have met so many wonderful folks whom I'll probably never meet face to face but we are joined by our hearts and you are my friends.
I have so enjoyed sharing my life with you and you with me. We've been together through hurricanes, deaths of loved ones, pets, moves and the birth of grandchildren.
Some of my favorite recipes have come from you and I have written your sweet names on my recipe cards. I have learned so much from you through sewing, crafting and decorating.
But most of all, I have felt your heart. We have rejoiced together and cried together. You will always be in my heart and we will still run into each other on Facebook if you check that out from time to time.
So I will leave you and Blogland with my love and a tiny tear in my eye. I'll go ahead and leave my blog up. Who knows what Blogger does with the poor little left alone blogs. Hopefully you'll come back and visit from time to time. You have meant so much to me and this journey has been a wonderful one.

You will always be my sweeties,

Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

 

Friends

Packing up the dreams God planted
In the fertile soil of you
I can't believe the hopes He's granted
Means a chapter of your life is through

But we'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

And with the faith and love God's given
Springing from the hope we know
We will pray the joy you live in
Is the strength that now you show

We'll keep you close as always
It won't even seem you've gone
'Cause our hearts in big and small ways
Will keep the love that keeps us strong

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end
Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

To live as friends

Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know
That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends

No a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends
~ sung by Michael W. Smith and Me


 

 


 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Wall Pockets

Hello, Dear Ones! It's been a little time since I posted last and wanted to say 'hi' to all my sweeties today. I pray you're all doing well and praying this madness in our country will calm down. When I watch the news I would never have dreamed some of our cities would look like a war zone. What has happened? The pandemic, the riots, the disrespect...I know I don't have the words but I do pray for our country every night. Enough of my preaching! :)

Okie dokie. I don't have much to share today but I wanted to show you what I've done on the backs of my columns separating the kitchen from the living room. Also I don't have lots of cabinets in the kitchen so that row of cabinets you see under the columns helps so much.
 I decided to take my collection of olden wall pockets and hang them up. I haven't had them hanging on the walls in over 20 years so it was time. I used to look and look for wall pockets all over the place. I don't any more but they hold a sweet place in my tiny heart.
The column on the left is closet to the front door and you can see right through to the living room. I use the divider wall tops to poke stuff on - right now my blue and whites and soon it will be fall stuff.
 Here are the other two. The column on the right is close to my piano area.
Now I'll show you up close and personal to my little wall pockets.
 
 When I look at each one I can remember exactly where I bought them or the ones that were given to me.
 I am loving these on my columns and when I'm in the kitchen I see them alot.
I am so glad I took them out of their box, unwrapped them and hung them up as they make me smile.

I hope you have a smile on your beautiful face today.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Dreamin'

 Four o'clock I've been walkin' all night
It's the time I always think of you
If you could only see through my eyes
Then you'd know just what I'm going through

Here am I I'm taking a chance
In running around with stars in my eyes
Here am I I'm looking for you
Wondering why do I feel so blue

I'm dreamin' dreamin' of me and you
I'm dreamin' dreamin' will see me through
Never letting chances pass me by
I'm gonna dream you right into my life
Yeah dream you right into my life
(dreamin' dreamin' will see me through)
Woman you'd better believe I'm
(dreamin' you into my life)

Five o'clock still walking around
I call you up but you just bring me down
I guess you'd say I'm getting nowhere
But in my dreams you always come around
Here am I I'm takin' a chance
I'm walking on air flyin' so high
Here am I I'm facing the truth
There's no other way I'll ever make you mine
I'm dreamin'
Dreamin' of me and you
Dreamin' dreamin' will see me through
Never letting chances pass me by
I'm gonna dream you right into my life
(dreamin' dreamin' will see me through)
Woman you'd better believe that I'll be
(dreamin' you into my life)

Woman you've got to believe me woman
Oh woman you've got to believe me woman
I'll be (dreamin' you into my life)
You've got to believe me woman
Woman oh woman you've got to believe me I'll be forever
(dreamin' you into my life) oh woman you got to believe me 

~ sung by Cliff Richard




Thursday, July 30, 2020

A Little Corner

Hello, Dear Ones! Hope all is well with you all. 
I wanted to share a little corner in my house at the end of my piano with you today.

 You know I love my cross stitch pieces and I framed "Jesus Is His Name" and hung it on this wall along with a couple of other prints I got from Etsy many years ago.
I know I've shown this to you before but this is a good snap of the names of Jesus! How I love this!
 
Oh, I just love how it turned out with the double mats of blue and cream. This isn't a very clear picture of it. I think I was excited when I took it. But when I'm sitting at my piano I'm facingt this wall and it makes me happy. I framed it myself and think I probably saved Mr. Precious a lot of money! I keep telling him how talented I am! ;)
Here is one of the little Etsy prints - Amazing Grace. It is a copy of the music from a hymn book and then over the music is the hand painted title and flowers. This one is hung on top of my cross stitched piece and the one hung below is Great Is Thy Faithfulness. Two of my favorite old hymns.

Okay. Can we talk? Today when I tried to start a new blog post I was taken to an area I didn't recognize. It was telling me it was a 'new design thingy'. I didn't like it. I couldn't even see where to start a new post. Everything looked differently. So I got on the internet and found out how to revert to the classic blogger look but it said eventually in a few months everyone would have the new blogger thingy. 

So...I guess I'm saying if the new blogger thingy seems too different I just may not continue to blog. I have kinda lost my blogging gene. I do try now to post once a week now but have almost stopped blogging a couple of times. I really don't want to stop but if Google or Blogger makes it hard for me...I just may do that.

Anyway, are any of y'all seeing this too? If you've conquered it could you tell me where you start a new blog post? I went to "New Post" at the top right hand side of my blog and it took me to this new look and I couldn't find it.

Oh, well. I know things change but sometimes I just want some things to stay the same.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
 
Please Remember Me
 
 Two sad faces tell the story
Heard so many times before
He is leaving she is staying
Neither of them know what for
There's no laughter there's no crying
There is love there's no denying
Differences led to goodbye and please remember me
And she said-I've got phone and a mail box
A front door that's unlocked
A faith in the feelings there'll be someone you forgot
True I'm gonna miss you, true I'm gonna need you
You know I'm not the one to worry
Oh but I heard the weather report
It says it's gonna be cold and lonely

So honey won't you please remember me
I'm the one that loves you
Please remember me
I'm the one that cares
Please remember me
I'll be thinking of you
And should you ever decide you wanna come home
I'll be there

This is like that old love story
Those who've lost love know it's true
She's sitting by a window waiting
He's sitting somewhere wonderin' what to do
They know they should be together
They know they should reconcile
He knew he would regret her saying please remember me
She said-You've got a home and a warm bed
A roof over your head
A place in my heart for someone i'll never forget
True I'm gonna miss you, true I'm gonna need you
You know I'm not the one to worry
Oh but I heard the weather report
It says it's gonna be cold and lonely

So honey won't you please remember me
I'm the one that loves you
Please remember me
I'm the one that cares
Please remember me
I'll be thinking of you
And should you ever decide you wanna come home
I'll be there

Oh lover won't you please remember
Won't you please remember me
Ooh lover won't you please remember
Won't you please remember me 
~ sung by Cliff Richard
 
 




Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Family Tree

Hello, Dear Ones! Hope you all are doing fine. Well, I'm continuing to cross stitch and wanted to share another one with you. My family tree!

Isn't this so cute? I have a habit of tearing out pages from cross stitch magazines after a while since those magazines can really pile up. So...I was going through some of my patterns to find my next project and there this little family tree was saying, "Me! Me! Stitch me!" So I did.
 I think the design is so fun and whimsical. I put our surname in the frame at the bottom of the tree.
Mr. Precious on the left and me on the right. Our son, Mel and his wife continuing up the left hand side.
 Above my name you'll see our daughter and her husband's names. Then our two grands, Carter and Camp. To make it a little more fun I added the names of our two dogs that our kids grew up with, Bones and Sugar, both lovely little Boston Terriers. I tried to add little paws to their boxes but the paws look more like bird feet! :) Oh, well, you know how talented I am! :D
My little initials and the year. I completed this before the Covid mess started so no little cross on this one. Now I'm off to find a frame! I love to cross stitch. Have I told you that before?

I do pray you are all well and staying safe. We think we've almost got to a starting normal and then we all get knocked back a bit. But, dear ones, regardless, our God is in control and we have to trust him.

Oh, Mr. Precious and I went to our first restaurant a few weeks ago and it was such a treat! Red Lobster! I love my popcorn shrimp and this felt so special since we've not been out like this in so long!! 
 We went early but as you can see they had everyone spaced out really well. We were sitting at the right across from the empty ones.
 I never need a menu in Red Lobster because I always get popcorn shrimp and of course those cheddar cheese biscuits! Yummy!



Popcorn shrimp for me and salmon and shrimp for Mr. Precious!
Oh, and the ending to a perfect early evening - snapping a bathroom beauty snap just for you.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
 
Catfish - not quite 'shrimp' but fish :)
 
Lazy stadium night
catfish on the mound.
"strike three," the umpire said,
batter have to go back and sit down.
Catfish, million-dollar-man,
nobody can throw the ball like catfish can.
Used to work on mr. finley's farm
but the old man wouldn't pay
so he packed his glove and took his arm
an' one day he just ran away.
Catfish, million-dollar-man,
nobody can throw the ball like catfish can.
Come up where the yankees are,
dress up in a pinstripe suit,
smoke a custom-made cigar,
wear an alligator boot.
Catfish, million-dollar-man,
nobody can throw the ball like catfish can.
Carolina born and bred,
love to hunt the little quail.
got a hundred-acre spread,
got some huntin' dogs for sale.
Catfish, million-dollar-man,
nobody can throw the ball like catfish can.
Reggie jackson at the plate
seein' nothin' but the curve,
swing too early or too late
got to eat what catfish serve.
Catfish, million-dollar-man,
nobody can throw the ball like catfish can.
Even billy martin grins
when the fish is in the game.
every season twenty wins
gonna make the hall of fame.
Catfish, million-dollar-man,
nobody can throw the ball like catfish can.
~ sung by Bob Dylan




Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Busy, Busy Dainty Fingers

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I have been busy all through this Covid-19 stayputness - stitching! I admit, I stitch a lot and try to stitch some every day. So I thought I would share some pieces that I've finished, well, not fully finished so I can display them.

 This one was just perfect for this time! Quarantine: Stay Home and Stitch.
 I'm a member of lots of cross stitch groups on Facebook and someone mentioned it would be neat to add our initials, the year and a little cross to show this piece was stitched during this Covid time. Above you can see my little cross!




 The designer of the above and below snaps is Waxing Moon and they have a series called 'House Trios'. The above is called Summer House Trio. The middle one has my little cross on it.


Guess what this one is called? Right! Spring House Trio and the first house has my little cross on it.
 Here is just a little cutie and I can't remember the designer...oops!
There's my little cross!
 I just love this one! How sweet with all of the little sheep!
 There's my cross!
 Just so sweet!
This one is from our fellow blogger, Priscilla Blain, who has now become an amazing cross stitch designer! 

Well, I have done other things during our lock down but stitching has been a big part of it!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
 
Let's Lock The Door
 
 Let's lock the door and throw away the key now
(Shom dooby-dum dooby-dum-dum)
I can't wait to kiss you (oh no)
One little minute more

We met at a party last week
And the moment your eyes looked into mine
Right then I just forgot how to speak
And the soda started tastin' like wine

How I wished everyone would go home
So I could say when I got you alone

Come on now
Let's lock the door and throw away the key now
(Shom dooby-dum dooby-dum-dum)
I can't wait to kiss you (oh no)
One little minute more

We started to talk and you smiled
Sorta like you knew the way that I felt
You moved a little closer in a while
Then I knew my heart was startin' to melt

There was just so much I wanted to say
But all the words came out this way

Come on now
Let's lock the door and throw away the key now
(Shom dooby-dum dooby-dum-dum)
I can't wait to kiss you (oh no)
One little minute more

Ah no! Oh yeah
No! Oh yeah

I'll kiss your lips like a kiss oughta be
And then I know you'll be sayin' to me

Come on now
Let's lock the door and throw away the key now
(Shom dooby-dum dooby-dum-dum)
I can't wait to kiss you (oh no)
One little minute more
~ sung by Jay and the Americans




Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Playing On The Baker's Rack

Hello, Dear Ones! I pray you're all doing well. I'm sorry if I haven't answered your comments on my previous post but we've been on a trip and I just didn't. I'll do my best to get back to you as I really appreciate it that you would read my blog and comment.

Okie dokie...I thought I would show you my little baker's rack in my breakfast room.
 This baker's rack is just one of my favorite toys! So much fun to play on.
 I love my Jadeite - antique, kinda new and Pioneer Woman new! I don't care as I love all Jadeite!
 The cake stand and large salt and pepper are from the Pioneer Woman's collection. They are really beautiful, don't you think? The little salt and pepper under the cake stand glass are kinda olden. You know how I love my yard birds so that little cutie there made it's way on this shelf.
 Just because I think this little yard bird is so darling - here's a close up! The tiny little metal chick on a nest is actually a salt cellar that my little mother gave me many many years ago.



More Pioneer Woman Jadeite pieces. Aren't they so pretty? The butter dish, sugar bowl and creamer. The plates behind are also Pioneer Woman. I think she must have heard how much I love Jadeite and decided to make some beautiful affordable pieces just for me!
See? Aren't these plates lovely with their scalloped edges? Dinner and salad or dessert plates.
The mug belonged to my daddy and he drank from that when I was a little girl. The dainty tea cup is one I found in an antique place years ago. The canister is  on the newer side but it's at least 20 years old. Then more Pioneer Woman bowls. The little chick on a nest was found at Cracker Barrel a few years ago.
Measuring cups and a small pitcher. A Rooster and a plump little chick sitting high upon my olden scale.
Now this side of the shelf has some olden bowls. That biggest bowl has a little indention on the bottom like it could fit as a mixing bowl for a mixer. These olden bowls are very thick and heavy. The butter dish is older too.
My Rooster and chickens all wanted a close up and I obeyed so here they are!

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my Jadeite today. Do you have certain pieces of furniture you love to play with?

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Green Green
 
Green, green,
It's green they say,
On the far side of the hill.
Green, green,
I'm going away to where
The grass is greener still.

A-well, I told my mama
On the day I was born,
Don't you cry
When you see I'm gone.

You know there ain't no woman
Gonna settle me down.
I just gotta be traveling on,
A-singing...

Nah, there ain't nobody
In this whole wide world
Gonna tell me how to spend my time.
I'm just a good loving rambling man,
Say, buddy, can you spare me a dime?
Hear me crying, it's a...

Yeah, I don't care
When the sun goes down,
Where I lay my weary head.
Green, green valley or rocky road,
It's there I'm gonna make my bed.
Easy, now.
Everybody, I wanna hear it now...

~ sung by The New Christy Minstrels


Thursday, June 11, 2020

An Answer To Our Country's Problem

Hello, Dear Ones! Like me, I know you are all distressed with what's going on in our country. I don't like to get political here on my blog - I love to bring happiness when I can. But, I just feel at this time I must say something.
I have recently finished this beautiful cross stitch called "His Name is Jesus" and it's a free pattern from Joyful Expressions. 
 



It is filled with the many names of Jesus! I enjoyed every stitch of it. I chose for my colors - red, dark blue, a lighter blue and gold.
 I'm a member of lots of Facebook cross stitch groups and someone suggested all of the cross stitch pieces we do during this pandemic we add a cross. So I stitched my initials, the year and a little cross.
Now back to the point of this post. Folks, we have left God, Jesus, out of our country in so many areas. Slowly but surely He's being erased. So sad that this has happened as He is the answer. He is the answer to all of our problems. His Word, the Bible, shows us how to live our lives. I am a Christian and do not apologize for that. I don't want to preach, well, maybe a little, but Jesus does love us and I know He is in control. We can trust Him and do our best to let Him guide us and give us wisdom during these troubled times. We need to treat each other with patience and love. I'm certainly not perfect and I know I make lots of mistakes but my prayer daily is for God to create in me a clean heart.

Thank you all for being my blog friends and I am saying a prayer for each and every one of you right now.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

There's Something About That Name

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus; there's just something about that name
Master, Savior, Jesus, like the fragrance after the rain;
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, let all Heaven and earth proclaim
Kings and kingdoms will all pass away
But there's something about that name
Kings and kingdoms will all pass away
But there's something about that name
~ by Gloria Gaither