Saturday, February 13, 2016

February 13, 2016 ~ The Hat

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source,
 you will truly have defeated age."
~Sophia Loren

Eloise's hair keeps growing for Locks of Love.
She and her mom (a red head) are having their hair cut in June.
She is growing up way too fast to suit me - Baga.

This post is linked with Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February 11. 2016 ~ A Different Way to Climb over a Fence

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
~Earl Nightingale

This post is linked with Good Fences.

February 10, 2016 ~ Bouquet in Plastic

This is actually a plastic bloom I bought at WallyWorld. Then I played around with textures:

KK 0312, KK Sinple, KK Pinitonly, and KK Play

Sunday, February 7, 2016

February 9, 2016 ~ My Childhood Singer Sewing Machine

"The soul is healed by being with children.”
~Fyodor Dostoevsky

This is my child’s Singer Sewing Machine, and it still works just fine with the side hand crank. It is one of my childhood treasures. I am one of those people that could not give any of my things away.Other than bits of rust, it is in amazing condition. Remember I am 77 now, and I was given this when I was probably three so I could sew with my mother.I was also given a traveling minister’s folding pump organ, but it's somewhere in my daughter’s barn, and there is no way I am going to endanger myself snooping around in there trying to get a photo of it. I took music lessons on it, and we had to replace the heavy cloth that connected the foot pumps to the bellows several times. I loved that little organ, but when my daughter got married she wanted it. Guess her mind has changed over the years. Maybe one day I will get up enough nerve to crawl around in all of that mess in their barn.

This post is linked with Tom’s Tuesday’s Treasures.

February 8, 2016 ~ Maryland Barn #2

"I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing."
- Johnny Carson

There seem to be lots of white barns on the roads around Chesterton Maryland.

This post is linked with Tom’s Barn Collective.

February 7, 2016 ~ Sepia Saturday’s Pesky Sam the Squirrel

“Not much goes on in the mind of a squirrel.”
Huge portions of what is termed “the squirrel brain” are given over to one thought: food.
The average squirrel cogitation goes something like this:
I wonder what there is to eat.”
~Kate DiCamillo, Flora and Ulyssses” The Illuminated Adventures

I do love watching them getting jump about, but I do not like them eating my bird food.When I rad the prompt “movement” I could not think of anything I had until I remembered my pesky little pal what drove me nuts this fall. So here you have Pesky Sam the Squirrel.

This post is linked with Sepia Saturday. The prompt was “movement."