Monday, May 31, 2010
While in Indiana we often pass by this rock wall that runs along a good portion of the St. Joseph River. This particular segment was taken in Mishawaka, near Battel Park. My mother had always told me that her father had a hand in building it through the WPA. I thought it was time to document it.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
This is my step-mother Mary, she had a stroke earlier in the year and is now in a nursing home in Indiana. We visited again this past weekend. She seems to really like it there, she can play bingo, go outside at her leisure and loves the food. My dad goes up most mornings and eats breakfast with her. She has made friends with the staff and has improved to the point that she has been able to resume reading her National Enquirer... She is a fantastic woman.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Please place a comment to my blog by May 31 for one chance. Become a follower for 2 addtional chances. Winner will be drawn Memorial Day evening. Good Luck! Darlene
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Vintage Workshop is having a giveaway contest. Pictured above is one of the two prize packages. They have lovely images and other supplies for crafters, scrapbookers and quilters. Click the highlighted link to go to the contest.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Among our adventures yesterday were many rummage and garage sale stops. It was our first big day of the garage sale season. I got some nice things to use in crafting and crazy quilting. The first picture is a bag of goodies I got at a fundraiser for Relay for Life for $5. Some really nice wood stamps, stencils, sequins, a cutting mat and pretty vintage piece. I also got three craft books not shown.
HHMMMM! that gets me thinking, I should have my own giveaway. Maybe on my 50th post!
These two needlework pieces were 10cents each. I will take them out of the frame and incorporate them into a crazy quilt block.
The black piece is a "little black dress" snatched for a quarter. I will take the lace off to use and the fabric is a tone on tone I will use in a Round Robin I will be in later this year using all black fabrics with bright embellishments. The beaded motif was 50cents and the other small pieces were free! I am also going to be in an "under the sea" Round Robin later this year and I thought the crab was adorable for that.
Before I end please check out this new blog of a fellow crazy quilter. Jewelry, crazy quilting accessories, threads and charms. She also plans a giveaway for the first of June...http://www.shawkl.com/