Sunday, November 30, 2008


Thanksgiving weekend was spent with my family in Tallahassee. There were 19 of us at the last count! We had a great time. The food was just too delicious and I ate way too much. Pies and cake and ice cream...etc. That was after all the turkey and trimmings. Why do we always eat too much on Turkey day? Is it just that it's a holiday or is it because there is always much too much food? At any rate, even eating too much, it was all scrumptous! Visiting with family is so pleasurable. Thanksgiving is a holiday when everyone seems happy and thankful to be close to each other. Graciousness comes to my mind. We all are more polite and forgiving....maybe the food does that? Anyway, it was a wonderful time.

Now when it comes to football...that is another story. Anyone who knows about Florida college football, knows the great rivalry between the Noles and Gators. It just wasn't the Noles turn!
BUT!!!! There's always next watch out Gators!

I will try to post some pics here after I get back to my home farther South!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


These two round angel ornaments take care of something with an angel
on. The background is music scrapping paper, sewed to canvas paper and a
backing paper. The angel was sewn on top and sticker letters spelling
"angel." I added a few beads at the bottom. The top has a cord and an
old rhinestone pin attached. These can be hung on the tree or on your wall.
Maybe you have a card display where they could be displayed.
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Red and green was another item on the list. These tags filled that requirement. A Christmas tree for green, and Santa for red!
I added ribbon, fibers and a jingle bell to each.
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This is a snowman that I painted and embellished with the words "let it snow"
for Secret Santa Swap on ECS. This required the word "snow" to be incorporated into the item. Isn't he cute?
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Dear Friends and Family.....this is the time of year we celebrate our Thanksgiving and give thanks. We all should be thankful for so many
things. The first is this: we live in a FREE COUNTRY. Granted, we hit
bumps every now and then! and occassionally we disagree, but in the end
we come together. Whatever you have in your life, give thanks to God,
not only on Thanksgiving, but every day. Be thankful for a country where
we can be thankful! Enjoy the day and the turkey!
In another day, my family and I will be on our way to Tallahassee to meet up with some of our students and other family members to share this
special day. We will give thanks! LUV and thanks for family and friends.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hanging Christmas Ornaments

These ornaments will be posted to my Etsy shop,
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Christmas Hanging Ornaments

More Christmas ornaments that I made.
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Christmas hanging ornament

Another Christmas hanging ornament. These are copies of old postcards that are on fabric. I added a little batting and a backing some embellishments, ribbon to hang on the tree or wall. The pics aren't the greatest. My camera's flash washes out the colors. It measures about
5x7" not including the hanger.
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Pocket for Holiday Swap

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Holiday ATC's Swap

These are the two ATC's that I made for the swap on Etsy Cottage Style. I chose to use Santa's, added embellishments of stars, trees, glitter and sequins and the words "believe" and Merry Christmas. This was a fun swap! I love receiving mine in my mailbox! and being surprised when I open them! Am I sounding like a kid? Well, that's not so bad! Following or rather above this you will see the little pocket that I made to hold these. That was also a lot of fun! Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year.
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FSU 37---TERPS 3!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The SEMINOLES beat the Terps.....37-3 in Maryland in 20degree temps.
Their record now is 8-3 in the ACC. Boston College needs to lose their next
game, and FSU would play in the Orange Bowl. We'll see what happens next week. The NOLES play U of F in their final game on Saturday after Thanksgiving in Tallahassee. Who will win? Anything is possible. Guess??


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Saturday, Nov 22nd Italian Food!!!!

This was another fun day for me and family! My daughter came from Orlando with my granddaughter for the weekend. They with me and my other two daughters, went Christmas shopping. I managed to get a few presents! Still lots more to get. Managed to get to Books a Million and bought another of my favorite magazines, Cloth-Paper-Scissors. We "indulged" ourselves with a meal at Olive Garden! The food there is amazing and delicious. How come a salad and bread sticks are so much tastier out than what we serve at home? Could it be the atmosphere? I don't think so. I would guess it is their special dressing and the cheese they grate all over it! You have to be a cheese lover to appreciate! Anyway, the granddaughter had desert! She was the only brave one in the gang. Later, we all said "I can't believe I ate the whole thing!" It was really delicious.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Some very old buttons I found in an antique shop.
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International Button Week

This week...November International Button Week.

If you love buttons or have a collection this is a good time to

share them with pics on your blog. Have you thought about

where a button has spent its lifetime? from one garment to

another. Our ancestors would cut the button from a worn

garment to save for use on a newer garment. Even their

shoes had buttons. Can you imagine the time before zippers?

I'm posting some of my button collection. Some are antique,

some are unusual and some are new. They are all useful!

Many are beautiful. Let's all give thanks for buttons!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Frame

A very bright and cheery Christmas frame. I decoupaged various Christmas scrapping papers to the frame and then embellished with some buttons! Several scraps with "Merry Christmas" were also added.
What a neat way to display a vintage Christmas postcard or your favorite Christmas photo.
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Comfort Doll

My first attempt at a comfort doll. I am donating this to a special cause. The dolls are sent to a person who is coordinating and sending all the donated dolls to shelters for abused women. These dolls are a reminder that they are not alone, but that other women are thinking of them and supporting them. I want to make more.
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Days til Christmas slate

I finished this Christmas slate today! I've been working on it for a few days, trying to decide how to embellish. I think it's pretty pink! Keep track of the days til Christmas, and hang it where all can see. This has lots of glitz!
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Sunday, November 9, 2008


Yesterday was spent with my grandaughter, Annie, and her children, my ggrandchildren, Collin, Griffin and Eden. It was another fun day! The kiddies help keep me young. Collin is 4, Griffin is 3 and Eden is 1 1/2!
They are so amazing. You know the saying? "If I'd known grandchildren would be so much fun, I would have had them first?" Well, If I'd know ggrandchildren would be so wonderful I would have had them first!"
Eden is our "Little Princess" and she will tell you that! She is also a sweetheart! Let me just tell you that God has blessed me with the most
amazing family. My daughters are the best, my grandchildren are the best, and my ggrandchildren are the best! Family is what it's all about, and I thank God every single day for all of them.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Our team, SEMINOLES of FSU, won their game against Clemson today!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I Had A Fun Day!

Today was my fun day! It started off with my trip to the beauty salon!
Hair color and cut and a wonderful pedicure! My toenails are now painted
red! I will wear my flip flops for as long as I can...(no freezing weather)
I can see my toes!!!

Then I drove to Sebring to visit my two favorite stores! Books A Million and Michael's!!! I bought several of my favorite magazines! SOMERSET
MAGAZINES ARE THE GREATEST! I have never seen so much inspiration in one place! I found the new Artful Blogging. If you have not seen one of these magazines, I'm telling you, you should run to the nearest book store and purchase one! I check out every person's blog in this mag. Oh, my,
I love it! This is almost as good as chocolate......Then before driving home, I went thru the drive-in at Starbucks! To top off the perfect end to my fun day!.....LUV

The Day After

Election day is over! We have a new President and First Lady. Thank goodness it's over! The phone calls and mail from candidates will stop.
BUT...we should all be thankful we live in a country where all of this is
possible! We have freedom! We vote for the candidate of our choice.
Let's all pray that our nation will go forward now, and everyone will get behind our president and do everything within our power to right all the
problems that have plagued us.
Hardee County has a new Sheriff, Arnold Lanier. We have a new School Superintendent, David Durastanti. Prayers go to them for wisdom and
knowledge to serve the people of our county. Hopefully we will see changes made for the benefit of all.
God Bless all of our leaders, from the President on down to the lowest level of government, all over our country.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 4,2008 ELECTION DAY!!!

Today is the day to cast your vote for FREEDOM! This is not only a privilege, but a duty. Everyone, you are so fortunate to live in a country where FREEDOM is a right! We have the FREEDOM to select who leads
our country. We are free to vote for our candidate. So, GET OUT AND VOTE!!! Everyone! Two hundred years of freedom. This is why people
from other lands left behind all their belongings and came to this great
country: AMERICA!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!! land of the free, home of the brave! The American flag is still waving!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Two strawberry tags

Two strawberry tags that I finished up today. Scrappers, card makers, and altered art artists use these in their art work. I sewed a small print fabric of strawberries, leaves and flowers to each tag. Then I cut out two berries and some green for leaves, sewed them on and voila! Embellishments of sequins, buttons, some ribbon and fibers, green alphabet letters added the final touch. These are on my etsy shop.
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