Sunday, June 28, 2009

Horn of Plenty ...With All Good Things

I think this pattern would be so sweet and way it's done...but my way would be to embroidery it on a dish towel. Wellll, maybe do a bit of woodburning on a little sign to hang.
I hope you enjoy it.... I will have more patterns coming soon..

Friday, June 26, 2009

Just For Today .... Pink Saturday

It's that fun Pink day again....that day when all the pinkies participate in the pinkest of pinks..Pink Saturday. Hosted by the Princess of Pink....Beverly. Now come join in the fun...come visitBeverly at howsweetthesound..all the pinkies will welcome your visit and your comments. I love comments and I know others do as well. Say hi to us when you visit.. :)

This Saturday I present my pinkie offering..and realized that the pics look red. So thinking I was mistaken..I looked at little cup and saucer again. It really has pink, mauve, blue and yellow. Whew...!!!
It's not a really fancy set..but I had to have it. It's happy, cheerful..and makes me smile. The little saying on the cup tells us all..."Just For Today Be Happy". Somehow, I find that very comforting.. for one day, I can do anything. Nothing is too big nor tough, that I can't handle..just for one day.
I really like the message on little cup..and little saucer is so colorful. On the underside of them is Andrews McMeel Publishing......Kansas City.
Hugs to all...and thank you Beverly for being our sweet hostess. xxxx

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vintage Things Thursday Post is Just Below.. :)

Just below is my Vintage Things Thursday post. Since this has not been one of my better days on the computer..I am doing my post for Thursday in two parts.
Everyone...come join the fun and see all the vintage things. This is my favorite day of the week cause Suzanne over at Colorado Lady has gathered us all together and is out hostess for our Thursday vintage pretties. Come join the will love it..... and thanks Suzanne for hosting us.

The Eisenhower Birthplace .... Vintage Things Thursday

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site

Vintage phone in the Visitors Center. There is in this building lots and lots of materials, mementos, photographs of his early life, the war years and that of the Presidency. There was just too much to look at and the tour was starting soon the guide said... so away we went...

I love this was done by Robert Dean Jr.
Mr. Dean has completed three statues of Dwight D. Eisenhower...
The one in Denison,Texas... his birthplace
the second on the grounds of the U.S.Military Academy
the third on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in London
His other major works include two statues of General Douglas McArthur
and one of George S.Patton
Now I ask you..isn't the sky just too blue in Texas

This is a beautiful little house.."back in the day" this would truly have been a fine wonderful home
As the guide let us in the front door, and then turned to lock it behind us..(we would be exiting at the back of the house), she was having trouble getting the key to come back out..I looked down and was amazed at the workmanship of the "lockplate?". It was a taller one..more tall than wide and there was a raised embossed heart there, surrounding where the key had finally been removed.
This is just to the left of the long hallway and was the family sitting room. I especially loved the little chair and the toys...but then I looked at what the table held...

Our guide, (a wonderful lady and thankfully, a really cool one) seemed kinda amused by my little outburst. Upon seeing what was on the table, I believe I blurted out something like{ ..ummmmm holy hells bells..something kinda like that..:)... } You hafta understand, I truly love vintage sewing supplies..and here was a tablefull. There was everything from several pincushions, a sewing case, a needlecase..and a tiny box holding scissors and other supplies..and a very, very old, well used darning egg.
And then...there on the chair, (just behind the guide)...was a white pillow cushion with pins and spindle bobbins and she must have imagined I would faint..cause she quickly asked me a question. She you know what that is?? And being a good Texan, I said well of course. My granny had those and she let me help her sometime. The lady next to me froze me with a look...but not for long...the guide actually let me hold that beautiful cushion and look at the pins, the thread, the spindle bobbins and how they were wound...and the lace that was being made.... It was wonderful...
I don't think the lady that gave me the look forgave me..

I loved this beautiful old Log Cabin quilt...and the old chair and cradle. Note that cute little white nessesity at the foot of the bed. "Back in the day" these were called everything from chamber well..... This one has a crocheted cover for the lid...

This little highchair had many came apart in ways so as to highchair, walker, and a stroller...

Another of my weaknesses...and yes, I have many....happens to be stoves from the bygone days. But I tell you, if you've never had red beans, ham and either cornbread or biscuits cooked on a wood stove...well, you just haven't had your fair share of good food.

This little area and the other flower areas...are all butterfly gardens. The little house on the a butterfly home...

Another little house on the property

Another of the buildings on the property
The Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site is located at:
609 South Lamar Avenue
Denison, Grayson County, Texas..
The house, office and visitor center are only closed on Mondays and are open year round, with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day..

Friday, June 19, 2009

Look What I Won.!!!!! and Pink Saturday

Tis that lovely day filled with all things beautiful and pink, !! I so enjoy trying to get to each participant and see all the beautiful things that are shared. And, I so appreciate Beverly. She has so much to do keeping track of all of thank you again Beverly. You're a lovely lady to share so much of your time with us...
So for everyone that would like to participate in Pink Saturday..or just to scamper about looking at what all the ladies are sharing, head on over to Beverly at
How Sweet The Sound to see the list of ladies. Now, let's all go see the pretty pinks !!

My offering this week is a most wonderful giveaway that I won. I can't tell you how excited I was when Marian of Dream Weaver sent me a message telling me I had won. The pics she had shown
of the giveaway were so pretty..but when that large package arrived...I couldn't wait to open it. MY gosh, inside was three packages all wrapped in pattern tissue and tied with sweet blue and white. Needless to say, I started to open said packages. And inside was such lovely treasures.....
The first package held the little vintage basket..just look at the sweet roses and the soft shades on the vintage pinks. Little baskets handle and sides are woven with basket reeds and wonderful shades of colored cording. It's so sweet and I just love it.

And !!!!!..little basket is filled with so many treasures, can you see just a bit of what's inside?
the inside of the top of little basket is filled with treasures of it's own. There is wonderful thread in pretty colors..pins with pastel pearly tops, a tube? of vintage thread..a tape measure..and a sweet blue button..

Some of the treasures inside little basket... a tiny fabric hand,vintage buttons on their cards,three fat quarters of the prettiest fabric all tied with a sweet organdy ribbon, a Mystic Dreams sachet packet with a sweet old fashioned pic on front, a pretty belt buckle, a vintage zipper, a roll of lovely,lovely lace, three pretty,tiny crocheted roses,vintage seam binding..
and a tiny note booklet with a cute kitty..
Next....was this sweet apron.All trimmed in pink with pleats at the top,and the prettiest edging on the apron sides and the pocket top. Annnnnnd, a surprize in the pocket. Make that two surprizes in little pocket. Do you see what's peeking out???
It's this little guy.....safely arriving in Texas tucked in an apron pocket... ( please excuse the fuzzy pic of little bear. It was me..not the camera). By the by..little bears name is Oz.. :)
Surprize # two, was this sweet hankie tucked in the apron pocket. Isn't it pretty?
Next, was a tiny red and gold bag..all tied with a red ribbon...and inside was this....
these pretty,pretty buttons. I love the buttons..specially the flowers and little bears.
Next...came craft books...two of them. One a craft..the other needlework. Love them both.
Next..came this package of patterns for bags....aren't they pretty??? And Marian even sent the handles along with the patterns.

And last......was this sweet table runner/scarf. All done in browns and sweet peach's just lovely.
I thought everything was so sweet and so pretty. The apron I will save for my very best...and my vintage sewing things will be kept in little basket. I have looked at all the pretty things again..and again...I love them all. So thank you again Marian, you're a sweet lovely lady.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another Sweetie Farm Girl Sunbonnet Sue

Here we have Sunbonnet Sue..... just waiting to be embroidered or appliqued. As always, click to enlarge the pattern. I like this little outfit she has on. Her tiny pinafore, her little top and her pants and shoes. I think these are really sweet. Sure hope you're enjoying our girl Sue as much as I am.
Sunbonnet Sue and I would really love to hear from you..leave us a comment when you stop by..and we thank you so much for your visit. :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sunbonnet Sue & Overall Sam..with Doggie and Watering Can

I'm not sure if I've posted this little Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam or not. Hope I'm not repeating a pattern....but I love this one and wanted to share it. If you click on the pattern, it will enlarge.. Love the doggie and the watering can..and the way placement is shown. I hope you like the little pattern as much as I do, and that you use it.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

No Vintage Things Thursday for Today

I am sorry to say....due to so many thunderstorms last night and early morning, I will not be able to participate in Vintage Things Thursday this week. It's my favorite day of the week..I just love looking at all the vintage goodies the ladies have...they are the very things I collect. So, I shall go about looking at all the wonderful things the participants are showing and enjoy them anyway.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunbonnet Sue Off To Visit Her Friends

Little Sue has her overnight bag and is on her way to Hannah's house. There all the girls, Hannah, Mary, Molly,May and Sarah plan on having a sleepover and slumber party. Mother will have a fine supper for the girls...and later on ...will help them make some candy and popcorn.
I would really like to be invited, for Hannah's mother is a fine cook. She makes the best chicken and dumplings and the girls love them. ( So do I ). So we leave the girls,..they'll be laughing and giggling and having fun the way all us girls do.. :) .

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Really Beautiful Pink .... Pink Saturday

It's that sweet day again..Pink Saturday. Many, many thanks to our sweet hostess Beverly for all the hard work she does hosting us all. Thank you and hugs Beverly. Now, to see all the other pinky participants..just scoot on over to
Beverly and visit them all. See you there...

For my offering today..I have what I think is the sweetest pic out there...and it's this tiny baby possum. And like her name says..isn't she just beautiful. And don't you just love that she's a pinky girl...look at the pink rose and ribbon in her hair. Doesn't it make you smile and wish you could give little pinky participant a little hug? :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gingham Stitch and Vintage Patterns

It's that favorite, special day of the week again..Vintage Things Thursday. I can't wait to see what pretty things everyone will display..I just love to look at them. Everyone, come join in the all begins with ColoradoLady and Mr come on, sign in..and show all your vintage things. Visit Suzanne

This is a gingham stitch / chicken scratch pattern from 1962. I think this pattern is a sweet one and would look cute made into most anything. Some of the earlier pieces are shown framed... and displayed in other ways. My favorite pieces are still aprons and pillows made with this lovely stitching. Maybe someday I will get my tablecloth and napkins done.

I'm not sure of the ages of this pattern packet...nor of the next one. With it being a McCalls give away pattern, I am thinking the 70's or 80's. I like the star pillows and the smaller stars on back. They would make cute pincushions. (Like I really need more pincushions.. :) )

Love this little Butternick pattern..and surprize of all surprizes.. my favorite pattern here is not Overall Bill. It's the little flower scene coverlet and the pillow. They're just the sweetest..

Monday, June 1, 2009

Farm Girl Sunbonnet Sue and Hannah ... Going to a Picnic

Oh...look, look. Look at the picnic Mother has set up for us. There is my favorite..fried chicken. And potato salad and pea salad..and look, look...coconut cupcakes. May and Molly have to hurry and get here, I'm so hungry now.