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Inspired

3 Nov

by “Elm Creek Quilts” the book series by Jennifer Chiaverini

I photographed each quilt from my stash.

These were gifts from paternal great grandmother as well both paternal and maternal grandmothers.

This thimble collection is a great pairing with personal quilt collection. It is is combination of utilitarian, simply pretty, souvenirs, even local election thimble “give-aways”. I found Mom’s silver thimble. ūüôā

rock, paper, scissors

15 Oct

Or wood, steel

Red, White and Blue

5 Sep

 

2020 has been the best year in seven years for Red Hibiscus.

Hydrangea and Purple Wave petunias

God Bless America!

LOL! Look! See!

21 May

This Memorial Day weekend…perhaps in a cemetery near you…

I SPY a parking meter!

“EXPIRED”

Then there is the Navy Veteran…

There is a soul who loved his service.

God Bless You!

Walk this way

30 Apr

Planting purple wave petunias concludes five days freshening flower beds

with seven cubic yards of hardwood fine mulch.

Stay at home!  2020

“Eve”

16 Apr

Eve

 

Wild thing.  Office assistant.  Pillow topper.  Beauty.

Found in Dad’s cattle trailer Dec 24, 2007. ¬†Said “good bye” April 13, 2020…

Beginning:  Christmas Eve.  Ending:  Easter.

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Empty bowl                                                                               RIP

Delightful Outdoor Art!

9 Aug

Revisited “Artspark” today…lush, dense, summer foliage.

From a Nov 2016 post. ¬†Mother Nature impresses us with bold fall colors and textures. ¬†Bonus discovery! ¬†the Indianapolis Art Center’s featured outdoor sculptures. ¬†Check these out:

Crescendo

Crescendo

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Great way to add interest to parking lot with flowers, herbs, vegetables

Great way to add interest to parking lot with flowers, herbs, vegetables

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Canoe launch site

Canoe launch site

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There is more to see of the grounds!

From Houzz: 10 ways to organize your books

14 Feb

 

Elfcroft survey: ¬†What I found….

  1. Classics/Contemporary           NO
  2. Read/Unread                             Only digital books
  3. Genre or Niche

    Miscellaneous

  4. Series or Edition

    My first series

  5. A to Z or Z to A                         NO
  6. By Size

    Coffee Table books:  bottom shelf

  7. By Topic

    One of many:  I Ching research

  8. Hard Cover/Paperback           NO
  9. Outward Facing                         NO
  10. Mood or Setting

    Hour for hour, most of my reading of digital books is in-flight

    Wow!  Choosing just one of the 10 suggestions made by Laura Gaskill would be TOO limiting.  Thank you Laura!

    Check out using library style carts (post dated Dec 3, 2018 “Coincidence? Mini Libraries”)

From Houzz: Inspiring spaces for crafting

31 Jan

 

Outstanding examples of lovely work spaces!

I especially like the weaving room.  It is so important to have a way to showcase projects.

At home with Elfcroft, I sew solo. ¬†My sewing room also accomodates knitting, needlepoint and legacy projects that may not make the finish line…

Veteran’s Day 2018 (remembering 2016)

11 Nov

Charles Frazee, USMC, WW2, Pacific Theater

Charles Frazee, USMC, WW2, Pacific Theater

Over 100 veterans representing all branches of service

Over 100 veterans representing all branches of service

4th graders

4th graders

Kindergarden-3rd graders

Kindergarden-3rd graders

 

 

 

 

 

These beautiful students sang, recognized each veteran by name with a pin and card, and applauded. ¬†A slide show featured larger than life photos of each veteran. ¬†(Charles Frazee had five photos :). ¬†Each grade sang the song for the Army, Navy, AirForce, Marine Corp and Coast Guard. ¬†The first graders sang the Marine Corp Hymn. ¬†The fourth graders finished with “Anchors Away”. ¬†“Taps” was played to honor those who died in service.

Charles Frazee died Feb 15, 2018

 

Very proud day to be an American!  God bless the USA.

Elfcroft recommends watching the 2007 movie Lions for Lambs starring Robert Redford.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lions_for_Lambs