Sunday, September 30, 2012

Minnesota Bloggers Gathering Was FUN!

Here we all are from the Gathering on Saturday! Left to Right
Linda, Me, Kim and Tammy. That is Tammy's 57 Chevy. We forgot to have her give us a ride around town. Maybe next time!

These sweet gifts are from Tammy. Love the ME magazine. Very Sweet and Thank You!

 This "G" necklace and paper goodies are from Linda! Thank You, Linda! Very unique and fun necklace.
 Kim made these gifts. They are sitting pretty in my craft room. Thank You, Kim! I think we should create together sometime.

 My friend, Sharon sent these cookies to my home for the Gathering! Very, Very, Sweet of her and they are the BEST COOKIES!!! Since the group was small, I had a "few" extras and must confess, they are all gone! (I'm bad!!)

The gathering was a small group, however that didn't stop the "talking" and getting to know each other. I made chicken wild rice soup, raspberry salad and apple pecan crisp for dessert along with the cookies from Sharon. It was a perfect day for the Gathering. I'm sorry that I didn't take any photos! Too busy talking!

Thank you ladies for coming to my Home!  I hope a "Good Time By All" was had!

Tomorrow is my duty day at Auntie M's. Going to the "Gathering of Friends" on Thursday, which is like an indoor flea market!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend. The leaves are BEAUTIFUL here and the weather is Awesome! I LOVE Minnesota in the Fall!!!

deb :)

Oops...I had the wrong link for Tammy and it should be the right one now! Sorry, I should have checked it last night!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Halloween & Fall Fun

The sweet bird on the fabric pumpkin I purchased from Fran, The Bagg Lady... Cute huh!?Thanks, Fran.

The mini Halloween hat and kitty are from Kim. She just sent them to me. Thank you, Kim!
I'm still having issues with this new format.
Tomorrow is the Minnesota Gathering! I'll take lots of photos and blog about the Gathering on Sunday evening. It's going to be a very lovely fall day tomorrow! Happy about that! Off to get last minutes things done before the girls come!
Happy Weekend!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fluffing the Booth & Creating

Had a work night at Auntie M's on Tuesday and that is a great time to "fluff" the booth.
I am doing a couple of Halloween swaps. It's fun to create. I also did a matchbox, however I can't show that until I mail out the package and my partner gets it.
THANK YOU, Carol, for helping me get into the "right browser" so that I can add photos. I'm learning!!! She talked me through it !!! I know that tomorrow is her BIRTHDAY! She doesn't want to make any big deal about it...OOPS...guess I shouldn't have said anything!!
I not sure how this post will look...just happy that I could upload photos. HAPPY WEEKEND!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


I don't see anywhere on my blog/dashboard where to add a photo and do a spell check...UGH!! Can anyone help me??? I have no clue on what to do!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Finds, Banner and Junk Bonanza

These are my finds from the Junk bonanza, above and below. See the clothespins, they are from Europe! Love the mini word cards and pumpkins. It was fun just looking at all the "STUFF"! The little Halloween hat was a great buy. Love the little fabric pumpkins too.

Here are all my banners. Finally hung them up in my craft room. Sorry the photo isn't good. Very hard to get them all in. See the one on the right, blue colors...that was from Diane. She sent it to me to make my heart feel better! Very Kind! Thank you, Diane! She makes very sweet paper treasures too, to sell...just a little FYI!!

This is from Junk Bonanza. Lots of small, bits and pieces for sale this year!

LOVE this booth. Very "shabby", pretty and creative! Thought of you, Carol and your Mannie Party!! I have a few more photos, but didn't want to bore you! Plus I haven't figured out how to get more photo space, or whatever it's called...or I should say that I'm running out of photo space.

Look who I saw selling there!!! Linda from Itsy bits & pieces! She is just a sweetheart! She is coming to the "Blogger Gathering" on the 29th...I can hardly wait to visit with her! Are You Coming??!!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your heart felt comments about MaryElla...I wasn't able to go to her funeral, long story, however it's okay as I have the memories and know she is in heaven.

Thank you, Marge for the card!!! XO

Hubby's birthday this week, after hours work night at Auntie M's, starting Bible Study Fellowship on Thursday, study is Genesis and Vintage Cottage on Friday! Guess this week will fly by!



Monday, September 10, 2012

~ The Last Teacup ~ MaryElla is with Jesus

My Beloved Friend, MaryElla went home to Heaven today. When I was visiting her last month she insisted that I bring home some Teacups. We have exchanged them for many years and we both enjoyed having tea parties. The one on the right is her favorite one and now it's my favorite one.

MaryElla loved the Lord! She was an encouragement to me. We loved many of the same things, like, "Best Friends Always", do. That is what she called me, her "BFA". Decorating our home with our "finds", shopping, chocolate, making cards and crafts to name a few. Her friendship was a Gift from God. We have been friends since the early 80's! I will miss her! However, knowing that she is in Heaven, I have Peace in my Heart and I'll see her there.

Thank you all so much for your prayers for her and her family.



Friday, September 7, 2012


Fun wicker form! Love the Jack Russell print, sweet bookends, sweet little red chair and bluebird napkins. I LOVE baskets and blue ones are extra nice finds! Blue tin is a keeper too. I AM A HOARDER! Do I hear an "amen"!!!

These are last weeks finds at the PACKED home! It was PACKED and there was so much stuff that I didn't know where to look first! That is frustrating! LOL!

As a "special", unexpected giveaway, Thank you, I had hubby pick numbers from the comments some of you "Special" gals left on MaryElla's blog. She loved hearing them when I read them to her. She loves Tea Parties so, "KIM K" and "BLESSED SERENDIPITY" need to email with their address as you each are getting a Tea Cup. It's my gift as KIND words do COUNT and mean more than you know!

Update on MaryElla: The hospice nurse said, "it won't be long now". Her body is shutting down. Every time my phone rings, I think it's "That phone call"...At least she will go peacefully in her sleep and that is a blessing.

Have a nice weekend. It's totally feeling like FALL today! That is my very Favorite Season!



Saturday, September 1, 2012

FALL SWAP Banner & Gifts

I had a FALL Banner Swap. My partner was Shirley from Zetta's Apron. We already exchanged our packages and decided to post about them now!!! She made the lovely box on the top and it was loaded with all these goodies. Favorite candy, sweet pumpkin box, themed kitchen towel ( which I love!) and more! THANK YOU, Shirley! You are a great partner!

This is the Awesome banner which is on my mantle. See last post! I couldn't wait to put it up! Very detailed and perfect colors! LOVE IT!!!

All these gifts arrived while I was visiting MaryElla. Getting these gifts of Friendship from Debbie was a blessing to me! We exchange gifts every so often. THANK YOU, Debbie! She has "my number"! The blue painted dish is very pretty! All my favorite treasures.

Update on MaryElla: talked to her hubby later yesterday and she now isn't getting out of bed. VERY tired and she can barely speak. Just a whisper and one word. I think about her everyday, many times and wonder how she is doing. Wondering how she is REALLY feeling...about death and heaven...questions that I won't have the answers to.
Had son's birthday dinner last night. Pulled pork sandwiches, salad and cake! YUM! Worked my duty day today at Auntie M's.

I hope you all are enjoying this holiday weekend. Grandgirl starts 4th grade on Tuesday!

Hubby and I went to a PACKED estate sale on Friday and going tomorrow as it's 1/2 off and it's a 3 day sale.