Monday, February 29, 2016


Taken yesterday, one of the two first daffodils we have blooming in our yard!

Sunday, February 28, 2016


Pictures taken a couple weeks ago during one of the few snows we have had this year. Seems like it has been a pretty mild Winter.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day

Got the neatest cards today for Valentine's Day! Look at those four little sweeties!

And eight yummy cookies that their Mama baked and Tyler and Emily helped decorate! 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Vintage Santas

Vintage Santas..that was the name of the Hallmark puzzle from 1996 That is finished today. I bought it new off a facebook sales group...Tyler even placed in a couple pieces today when he was here!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Family Leader of Tomorrow!

Bet you didn't know I was a Family Leader of Tomorrow! Ha! Back in the dark ages Betty Crocker gave out an award to one senior girl each year....yeah, that was me! Ha! The senior girls in Home Ec I suppose took  a written test..the highest score got the award. At that time all the girls took that class, so imagine my surprise (and probably the teacher's surprise) when I won! My Aunt won from her class too so we always joke with each other about being a FLOT! Ha!  anyway, I found this when I went through that jewelry box this week.....Here is the front of it...

and the back...Betty Crocker  Family Leader of Tomorrow.It is corroded....Probably from being stored in the dungeon for years...oh...and since I have had it since 1974! Ha!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Childhood Jewelry Box

I went through a jewelry box from when I was a kid yesterday....It has been in the dungeon.....the smiley face pendant is painted metal..the two white horses are metal pins..Not sure on the Methodist 50? Two little wooden animals..etc....

Inside the jewelry box was another box...ahh...misc items!

Two and a half pairs of earrings

These have Japan stamped on them

Various necklaces...and one bracelet

well....blurry picture, but it is my Future Homemakers of America pin (FHA)

Oh yes, I was big into 4-H!

Three charm bracelets....the bottom one was mine...not sure where the other two came from.

Various necklaces, pendants, etc. apparently hearts with pearls were big then....

Various coins, bracelets, a couple watches....

Small items...

awesome rings! ha! the one made out of a nail may have came from Silver Dollar City..

Various the Kellogg rooster....and the advanced swimmer!

This is how Jack spent the snowy cat!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

And Another One!

I did this puzzle this morning while it was snowing.....had not done it in years and some of the pieces were not all apart yet, so cheating, but made it go faster!

Only problem was this tiny picture I had to work off of..........and yes, 1996..from Hallmark!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Finished the puzzle today that I started yesterday!

Jack was not very impressed!

He would rather watch the birds at the feeders in the front yard.

The shed antler Richard found adds a lot to the Valentine Display on the front table! Ha!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Patriotic Cookies

I finished the patriotic cookies just now....only made six of them, instead of the eight I had done for the other "categories"

Guess this will be it for the felt cookies for a while...Still want to make some Fall and Halloween ones....and more Christmas ones, but will save that for a later time.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Birthday Cookies

I finished what I am calling the birthday cookies this morning...Not really for her birthday, but I wanted to make some out of some fun colors...

One of my favorites...

And of course we have to have a least a little pink for a little girl!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

More Felt Cookies

I finished some more felt cookies for Emily this afternoon...eight Easter cookies and two for St. Pat's Day.  Not perfect for sure, but she won't mind that! Funny story on the butterflies for the Easter cookies....I only had six butterfly beads so I rationed them out.....Later I found a whole container of them in the dungeon! Maybe I will make more later, or use them on something else.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sheets and Needles

Last week I washed and line-dried some sheets that I have had stored since our girls were little....Time now to pass them on to Emily!

Hope she can get some use out of some of them.....I had already passed on to them the Winnie the Pooh ones and the 101 Dalmation ones when Tyler was two..
I was doing some sewing the other day and noticed the  price tag on this package of needles...barely over a dollar sounded like a good price for 50 needles.....Not sure how they are priced currently.I need to look that up! 

Curious about how old they were I looked at the back of the package...they are dated 1981!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Maramec Springs

We went to Maramec Springs Monday...such a pretty day! Here is the dam that was damaged by the flooding in late December...

Sock Monkey gazing out at the Spring...
Some big trout in the Spring area..

We stopped to buy some fish food and saw this arrowhead in the concrete by the feeder thing...Never have noticed that before....pretty neat!

The level of the Spring is down....something about them pumping water out of it to put somewhere else due to the flood damage.

Find the monkey!
Monkey had fun feeding the fish too! He didn't even knock over his cup of food!

feeding frenzy!

cool old building....something to do with electricity

So many fish in these areas!

Sock Monkey was amazed!

Taking a break...

Large tree split by lightning

it is a very interesting place!

looks like an albino fish?

We watched a few people fishing....and took a good walk. It was a pleasant day.