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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

News plus flashback

23 Mar

Kenny Rogers, singer, songwriter and photographer passed away.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2020-03-21/kenny-rogers-10-best-songs-islands-in-the-stream-gambler-easy

‚ÄúThe Gambler,‚ÄĚ the Grammy-winning story song penned by Don Schlitz, came out in 1978 and became his signature song with a signature refrain: ‚ÄúYou gotta know when to hold ‚Äėem, know when to fold ‚Äôem.‚ÄĚ ¬†In my humble opinion, that line applies in life to more than card games. ¬†(I have been known to quote it.)

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/actor-singer-gambler-kenny-rogers-dies-81-69724237

Another personal note: ¬†1987 I was astounded by an interview KR did promoting a recently published book. ¬†Amazing professional photography, KR included personal notes about the photo shoots and subjects….80 leading citizens. ¬†Three subjects are former U.S. Presidents.

Woo!Hoo!  My sister was in Atlanta that year and got an autographed copy for me.

One of the joys of having a personal library.  RIP KR

Winter Gardening

7 Jan

Winter gardening means trimming dried perennials and raking leaves. ¬†That is…until my neighbor gave me an amaryllis bulb kit. ¬†Delightful! ¬†(The kit includes one bulb, glass jar and growing medium.)

Jan 6 (Ephiphany)

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”)