Thursday, December 29, 2011

Won't you be my sugar cookie?

Save this little alligator for Valentine's Day! He's so sweet!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

It Was the Best Christmas Pageant Ever

'Twas the night before Christmas" , and it was...the best Christmas pageant ever...each and every one.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fifties Doll: Eloise

Hi MissC,
I ran across this picture of one of the very first Eloise dolls ever made in l957.
Maybe she was the first 18" doll!
She was designed by a lady from Vienna named Vilma Kurzer who made a clay model of her face so that she could build a cloth mold over the clay. Then she made a face of silk and painted it. Her hair was made of genuine wool yarn to give her that "fly away mop top". I like how her hands and legs 
can bend.  In 1957 Good Housekeeping Magazine feature Eloise.  


Saturday, October 29, 2011

pumpkin in the fog

Not an old fogey pumpkin but an old foggy pumpkin

Friday, October 21, 2011

monster fence post

monster fence post

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Drive

A pumpkin drive snugly curving around the circle cove of Punkin Harbor

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Special Day Secret!

" We need to lay 3 eggs today for missC's birthday cake!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Delta, the first passenger plane, 1929, or 1928? Inside varnished wood and it looked like folding chairs for seats at the theater!

Motorcyle Barbie Sight Seeing in Montana

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Dog Explorer

Tana, the happy little dog.
Free to go in and out. She liked exploring in the flower jungle garden in her back yard, and looking things over in the house from the couch. A little dog who seems to be humming to herself.
TANA LAWN--the name of a Liberty of London fabric that your mom likes!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bird With Babes

Hi missC, a friend sent the bird with babes on an email. Cute!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hi Miss C,
There has been
only one siting by me
of a chipmunk so far this summer.
Chipmunks don't like it too hot or two cold.
And I don't think I do either!

On another note, I saw a man stop his car near the milk weed plants
looking, I think, for chrysalis.
The monarchs are back. I saw one taking out the garbage...that was me taking out the garbage and not the butterfly taking out the garbage...
Happy nature watching at your house!

And according to the newspaper in NC, Tawnia has in her area, little black bears. I wonder if they like butterflys? I know they like garbage!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Hi MissC, Grandpa wonders if you got your inspiration to draw this cute little rabbit, from the two little rabbits that come to nibble in the garden!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Modern Day Communication.

Woodpecker pecking on a yellow turn left sign. I think it's Morris Code.
There is a pause.
Then a woodpecker replies from a turn right sign a little farther down the winding road.

(I notice there are no old dead hollow trees close by!)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hi MissC,
Sounds like you are cruising into a fun summer with sailing lessons! Sail On!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I packed away the Barbie dolls things, all except the little black purse that seemed once more to escape! I found it hiding in the green carpet.

Then, looking up at the fireplace mantle, Grandpa and I saw the two little dogs! Thanks so much. We love them.

Dino Tote

Friday, July 1, 2011


Someday will these paintings be found on blue cave basement walls by archeologists?

DAWN Of ART: The Chauvet Cave. Rhinocerous


I discover each year
During a week of vacation,
Who you are once more.
And then the week is over! Waaa!

And a snapping turtle

And a snapping turtle wanting to bite at the wheels?

Happy Bales

Happy trails...happy bales.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Trails

Traveling your way to say Hi MissC, It's been awhile and I've been slow, but here I am back at my blog post and ready to go!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Story of...

The story of....
...the Easter jellybeans that were found, and eaten by a big brown Bean. They were magical jellybeans and Bean instantly became m u l t i-c o l o r f u l

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Chocolate Easter Rabbit Song

I got a chocolate rabbit
For an Easter treat,
A great big chocolate rabbit
Good enough to eat.
So I ate his ears on Sunday,
His nose I finished Monday.
Tuesday I nibbled on his feet.
I ate his tail on Wednesday
Thursday I kept on,
By Friday he was going,
Saturday he was gone.
Oh, I loved my chocolate rabbit
From the moment that he came,
And if I get another one,
I’ll love him just the same.
~Author Unknown~

Hi MissC, Hat's off to the chocolate rabbit, and this song played on an old 45 rpm record. Your Mom, AuntT, and 2nd Cousins sang along-- children standing in a row in front of a live audience at (Great) Grandma's house.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cat and Mouse

Hi MissC, I embroidered your drawing onto a pocket and sewed it onto a tote bag.
Hi AuntT, Fimo critters that look like little dolphin airplanes? That would be a cute critter fimo photo, too.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

peeps and fimo critters

HI MissC, How cute the fimo menagerie!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

How Sweet

Hi MissC,
Thinking of you as I eat,
a Pommes apple nice and sweet
from Washington State! Crunch!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Raccoon Baby

...Just when I thought I could go inside and play, I got caught. What fun is that?
I was thinking of checking out the kitchen and finding something to munch.

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Seed Planted

Secret Garden by FH Burnett 1911
"might I have a bit of earth?"
Great Grandma Erma read this book when she was a girl. She discovered she loved gardening when she was a grown up, and now she's eighty years old, and still loves to dig in the dirt! Last week she went back to work at the green house, and helped to plant seedlings in hanging baskets--hundreds of them!

Friday, March 4, 2011

glass menagerie

oh critters!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Distination Imagination

Distination Imagination: And fascination! I can imagine all the fun and team work that went into your project! I look forward to sharing lots more details!

Oh and contratulations!

Wintery snow...I think.

Pillow Fort Toasty Warm After a Snowy Day of Skiing!
Hmm, wouldn't it be fun to have a pillow fight?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Embroidery: Picture painted with a needle and thread.

Miss T is delivering the mail in the rain on her birthday. It's  raining violets!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Looking back!

Hi MissC, Your mom and a Tiger!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Boxes: Cousin Made

Lego of my Valentine!

Ahoy! Walk the plank (Alligator not shown--)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter Song

Hi Miss C,

It's cold and windy
Twelve below, but now the sun is out!
I go for a walk and I hear singing.
Tee Da Dum
Tap Tap
Tee Da Dum
Tap Tap
A chickadee and
a woodpecker in a snowy tree.
They have no socks or winter boots
and such spindly little legs and feet.
Yet here they perch and tweet.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

ARR Matey!

Monday, January 31, 2011

How can I describe it?

An Exercise For Writing DESCRIPTION:
Imagine you're at a familiar place you like - now put your pencil on the paper and write, and keep on writing!
Imagine stepping through the door (or the gate) of this happy place.
What do you see in the room on your right? Describe it.
What do you see on your left? Describe that too!
What do you see straight ahead ? Write!
Look down and look up. Imagine. What do you see on the floor and on the ceiling?
Where is the light coming from? From a window? A lamp?
Imagine what you hear, what you smell, and what you can touch.
Now tell in writing why you like this happy place so much!
PS. You may need several sheets of paper!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valentine Candy Hearts For You

Valentines on Candy Vines!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Groundhog's Day

Six more weeks of napping?

Friday, January 21, 2011


" I woke up this morning --couldn't find my shoe." ( author Sandra Boynton.)

"Moo." ( by MooSock.)