Thursday, March 19, 2015

For The Love Of Treen

Good evening sweet friends.
Well I managed to put back my one cabinet in the kitchen 
and decided to find all of my treen to add to it.
Bob is starting the sanding process on the living room,
so I probably will regret doing this...
as I am sure there will be dust creeping in everywhere
even though he has put up barriers.
Oh well, guess I will have to deal with that later.

Warning

Discloser

Caution

This is a long picture post.
Hope you enjoy.




























Well off to Holly, Michigan in the morning
to participate in the Spring Plantings Show for Saturday.
Hope to visit with some of my fellow bloggers and friends.

Treen Blessings To All!
Janice

Friday, March 13, 2015

March CupboardScape

OMG has it really been almost a month since my last post?
Good evening sweet blogging friends.
So I have been absent for awhile.
If you only could see my house right now...
you would know why.
Bob decided to start the redo of our living room right now.
I am thrilled that he is doing it, but was hoping it
could have happened in warmer weather so we could
move our furniture out in the garage.
Now it is everywhere.
I do mean everywhere...kitchen, living room back room and even
our bedroom. Boxes and furniture and stufff...
EVERYWHERE

I had to search for all my things to create this month's
CupboardScape, but I finally manged to get it together.
So without further ado...


This month features the letters "E" and "F".


Let's start out with my wire Egg baskets.

With one in the shape of a chicken.


Next is a Fly Screen with two Flax Hanks.
This flax is used to make linen which was already spun using...


 a flax winder seen here.
Once the flax is cleaned and spun it shines.
Linen is 20% stronger than cotton and can last well over a century,
however because the process from raw product to finish is much
more labor intense, cotton was preferred over flax.


An Enamelware Chamberstick Candle Holder is pictured on the right.
A Folk Art Bunny is on the left ( you know I love my bunnies) LOL


An Enamelware Blue Swirl Pitcher.


Another piece of Folk Art shaped into a bird.


An Egg Scale (which came from Gramma B's farm)


A wood Flour Measure and paper Egg Carton.


Another Enamelware piece..this on in the Snow on the Mountain pattern.


Feather Basket. The lid was needed so the feathers would not fly out.


Finally a Firkin and a small Enamelware Blue Swirl Bowl.

Hope you liked this month's CupboardScape.
Hopefully my house will be back to normal by next month.
Not holding my breath though,
because next weekend we are doing the Holly, Michigan
prim show and then the following weekend is Breckenridge, MI
then two weeks after that New Haven, MI antique show.

I did warn my family that I may have to cancel Easter dinner.

No Spring decorating around here either...
and I so love bunnies. :-(

Pre Spring Blessings To All!
Janice

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Frozen In

Frozen in and still sick.
Good evening sweet blogging buddies.
I had to go back to the doctor yesterday.
Still have the kroopy cough as my gramma H would say.
Doc gave me a shot, more pills, nasal spray
and also wants me to take Clariton D for a bit.
Hopefully this will work.
As I said before and told the doc,
 I an sick and tired of being sick and tired.



Now for the frozen in part.
Bob and I went to town in the morning
on the last weekend before the freighters
laid up for the Winter.
This freighter was stuck (frozen) in the ice near our dock.


Side view of another freighter stuck.

This one was stuck behind the one by our dock.
We counted 4 that were frozen in.
On the way back home there were 9 stuck in the ice. 


The ice damaged our dock...has to be fixed in the Spring.


I managed to also get on camera the
Queen of the Lakes
This is the biggest freighter that sails our Great Lakes.


All ships use the female pronoun.
However this Queen of Lakes
is actually called the Paul R Tregurtha.


It is 1012 feet long, while the average freighter is 750 feet.
She makes a coal run weekly from Duluth MN to our St Clair power plant.
It always amazes me that these freighters can stay afloat.
She was gliding through the ice with ease North of the ice jam 
which was by our house.

Although these pics were taken weeks ago,
we still have a few freighters out there that have not laid
up for Winter, and are stilll getting stuck in the ice.
Good thing the US and Canadian Coast Guard is able to free them...
eventually.

Temps are going to be bitterly cold tonight.
Sunday our furnace died at the store...
our landlord finally got it fixed yesterday afternoon,
after Bob told him that he was going to call our furnace guy
and send the bill to him.
Today Bob walked into to 4 inches of water on the floor.
A pipe had burst because the furnace was out for 3 days.
So Bob and my son spent the day with a wet vac and mop
cleaning up the mess.
Hopefully Bob can open up tomorrow.

Frozen In Blessings To All!
Janice





Saturday, February 14, 2015

May Love Fill Your Heart


Good morning sweet blogging buddies.
Is anyone else having problems posting comments to others blogs?
I have been getting emails back saying my comments
to most of you are not going through.


Bob and I had a nice meal out last night.
It was snowy quite heavy,
so we just went to a local restauarant.
Bob had prime rib and I had a pineapple salsa salmon.
Both our meals were very good.


This morning we woke to 4 inches of the white stuff.
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day.

May Love Fill Your Heart Blessings To All!
Janice

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February CupboardScape

Good evening sweet blogging buddies.
I cannot beleive this month is almost over.
This bug I had really took its toil on me.
I am still coughing a bit, but so much better than I was. 



Finally just changed up my CupboardScape.
Hope you all like my C and D's.


So I have coverlets, Crocks, Coffee Jars and a Cubbie.


Close up of some of my glass coffee jars.
I love these paper labels.


A Chocolate mold in the shape of a lamb in my cubby.


An early paper Coffee Can and another Bunny Chocolate Mold.
Dippers, pair of beewax Candles and Ditty bag on the wall.

Close up of Dippers, Candles and my handmade Ditty bag.


I snuck another bunny into my CupboardScape. He He.


My early wax Doll sitting on a Child's Chair.
This chair use to be Mikayla's favorite.
She would sit at our trunk and color with her crayons.
Ah the memories.
To the left of the doll is a Dasher.
Dashers are used in butter churns to make the butter.


One of my favorite salt glaze Crocks.


This cubby is really an early tool tote that I placed on its side.


Another 2 gallon salt glaze Crock.

Well that does it for this month's CupboardScape.
Did you see anything you liked?

Mid February Blessings To All!
Janice

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sick And Tired


Of being 
Sick and Tired.
So after the many weekends of funerals
then came the sinus infection.
On top of that I somehow got the flu.
Almost passed out at the grocery store...
only to embarass myself by vomiting in the parking lot.
So yes, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Plus on Sunday we had 12 inches of snow...
so I am sick and tired of the white stuff too...
especially since we are getting another 4 tonight.
I had no energy to even pick up my computer until now.

I miss all of you and will try to catch up as best I can.


Before getting sick,
I created this lil gal.
Her mouth is actually where I cut into the muslin,
stuffed and then sewed back up.



See no slits on the front.



Or on the back.



Not the best picture here...sorry.



Finished doll.



Holding a prim heart.



Her dress was done in browns.

For those blogging buddies who live close by,
just want to remind you of our
Valentine Scavenger hunt this Friday.
Winners have the chance to win
 tickets for two to our local theatre.
Gift certificate to one of our local restaurants.
A big box of candy made especially from my sister.
Plus a store gift certificate.
Hope to see some of my blogging friends there.

Sick And Tired Blessings To All!
Janice