Monday, March 23, 2009

Just Catching Up!

Seems like it has been forever since I posted!

One reason is that my camera broke! I loved my Kodak Easyshare and had had it for almost 4 years. I had 4 different people try to fix it, but was told it should just rest in peace.

So, I started shopping for another and after getting totally overwhelmed I decided to go with an upgraded version of the Kodak again and I LOVE it!

My plants that I started back in February are doing so well. I'm afraid maybe too well as they are almost the size to plant and I can't plant anything in my area until the end of April. I guess I will just keep transplanting the into bigger pots.
This weekend I went to a great estate sale! As one of my friends said the "dearly departed" and I must be kindred souls. There was so much neat stuff at this sale that I could have bought everything there! However, with limited finances that wasn't possible. But I did get some great finds.
Does this little pitcher look familiar? It is just like the green one that I bought last summer, except it is yellow.
Are these not the cutest little bunny egg holders? And that little red hooded doo dad (I don't even know what it is) was something I had to have because of the sweet look on her face.
The little rabbit carrying the broken egg on his back was so cute I couldn't resist.
Everyone needs a little girl with a blue flocked poodle on their bathroom shelf.

These lovely little ladies are my very favorite. The little Kewpie with the birthday hat on stole my heart! I also bought several more tiny little dolls that I didn't take a photo of.

The man who was in charge on the sale said that in two weeks there would be another one at the same place because the basement and guest house was packed! I can't wait!



Sunday, March 15, 2009

Easter Chicks

Good Sunday Morning Everyone!
It is a wet and cold day here in SW Virginia, but that's okay because we need the rain. An extra perk of it being rainy is that it makes for a great day to "piddle" in the house! Don't you just love the word "piddle"?
Back in January I went to an estate sale and bought some of the cutest Easter chicks I have ever seen! I was so excited to get them out and put them in my "happy cabinet" for Easter.
This is surely a gentlemen rooster! You can tell by his top hat and walking cane.

This little bunny thinks she is one 'hot chick" hee hee,

The fine ladies are ready to show off their pretty hats in the Easter parade.

The pretty blue chick with the yellow hat seems very happy to follow that proud yellow rooster. I bet she wishes that baby in a bunnysuit and the woodland elf would get out of her way!
These little chicks live in side of a little shadow box that I made.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Found It! and a Spring Poem

Well can you believe that the card reader was actually where it was supposed to be? Who would have thought to look there. LOL! I have no idea how I over looked it, but it is found and I am happy!

This past Friday I went to an estate sale during lunch and of course bought things I didn't need but they had such great things at the sale and mostly at a very fair price.

One of the things I bought was a little book called Lesson Stories for Primary and Beginners Scholars. If was printed in 1929 and has some of the sweetest stories and poems that are all religion based.
I really like one of the poems, it is so fitting for this time of year.

In the little garden
seeds begin to grow.
Upward shoot the green leaves,
Down the rootlets go.
Buds and blossoms follow
making Earth so gay.
God who made them, loves them,
Cares for them always.-

In the clear cool water

little fishes swim

darting now in sunshine,

Now in shadows dim.

Under rocks their hiding,

merrily at play.

God who made them loves them,

Cares for them always.

Isn't that a pretty poem? It is by Mrs. S. A. Gamble. I also got some really cool greeting cards from the 1940's and 50's! I am going to scan some of those for cards and tags

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!



p.s. does anyone know why part of this poem is single space and part is double? Blogger wouldn't let me fix it!


Has anyone seen the card reader for my camera? If you have, would you please let me know where it is, I would like to be able to post pics on my blog.

Ida Know and Notme have already proclaimed their innocence, so I'm not sure where to start looking.



Monday, March 02, 2009

It's almost Spring???!!!

Well, I thought it was almost spring. My hyacinths and tulips have started coming up and the grass at the edges of the roads were getting green, then an amazing thing happened this weekend. IT SNOWED!!
We haven't had any measurable snow for several years now and yesterday it snowed most of the day but the temps were over freezing so there was not much accumulation.
Last night I was awoken by sleet hitting the bedroom window and I thought "oh no, ice" but sometime during the early morning hours it started snowing again and we had 6 inches!

Of course school is cancelled in the south if just one flake flies, but DH and I slipped and slid on into work without any problems.

I had bought some onion sets Friday with plans on getting them into the ground on Saturday, but it rained all day and now we have snow. But in Virginia if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute and it will change. This weekend we are supposed to be in the upper 60's!

I am so enjoying this snow! One last hurrah for Old Man Winter. (I hope!)