Tuesday, May 29, 2012


I wanted to share... some fun items that I'm adding to my "SASSY BAG COLLECTION"

Grabit Bags will help you orgainze so your less frazzeled when you are looking for something!
                     ( Just remember ..you- put- it- in -your- Grabit Bag )
GRABIT'S are just the right size and convenient for your projects ... I'm in the process of making different Grabit Bag Themes.
Hmmm.. they will be great for your handsewing, knitting, recipes you have printed out, books, makeup...and more!
Also great for kids to take to church with their coloring books etc.  The list is endless...
This item will be sold by e-mail only...
                                             Size; 15" wide 12" high./ with zipper closure.

                                                            GRABIT BAGS

                                           CLICK ON BAG BUTTON FOR MORE INFO..

Friday, May 25, 2012

Two Words.. THANK YOU!

                                       In Flanders Fields
                                                     John McCrae, 1915.
                                             In Flanders fields the poppies blow
                                            Between the crosses, row on row
                                            That mark our place; and in the sky
                                            The larks, still bravely singing, fly
                                             Scarce heard amid the guns below.
                                           We are the Dead. Short days ago
                                         we  lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
                                         Loved and were loved, and now we lie
                                                          In Flanders fields.

                                                Take up our quarrel with the foe:
                                             To you from failing hands we throw
                                           The torch; be yours to hold it high.
                                            If ye break faith with us who die
                                      We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
                                                         In Flanders fields

Monday, May 21, 2012

My Mom's Cedar Chest..

                                               IN MOM'S MEMORY! 
My Mother ( whom I miss very much) passed away Feb. 8th. 2005 the  age of 98!
I was given her old cedar chest which the legs were falling off and it was in pretty bad condition.
I then passed it on to my youngest daughter because her husband wanted to restore it.. and that he did!
My son-in-law- Mitch who is a unbelievable craftsman restored it... the sad part of the story is... we didn't take a pictire of it before.. but the "after" is a memorable cherished piece of the past.
damaged edge of the top

Sanded down and new legs
                                                       PATIENCE.. AND THEN SOME!


History: Chest were made by Caswwell Runyan Cedar Chests
Do you have a Cedar Chest with a story..in this day and age .. are they even used?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Tied to Grandma's apron strings...

Grandma's Apron
I don't think our kids know what an apron is.


The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears…
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.
And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.
Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hullsHot from the oven!

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men-folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.
Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.
I never caught anything from an apron…But Love. (Author Unknown)


Friday, May 11, 2012

Inspiration of celebrating Mothers Day..

History of Mother's Day: Anna Jarvis
Mothers Day Origin
Anna Jarvis is recognised as the Founder of Mothers Day in US. Though Anna Jarvis never married and never had kids, she is also known as the Mother of Mothers Day, an apt title for the lady who worked hard to bestow honor on all mothers.

Anna Jarvis got the inspiration of celebrating Mothers Day from her own mother Mrs Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis in her childhood. An activist and social worker, Mrs Jarvis used to express her desire that someday someone must honor all mothers, living and dead, and pay tribute to the contributions made by them.

A loving daughter, Anna never forgot her mothers word and when her mother died in 1905, she resolved to fulfill her mothers desire of having a mothers day. Growing negligent attitude of adult Americans towards their mothers and a desire to honor her mothers soared her ambitions.

To begin with Anna, send Carnations in the church service in Grafton, West Virginia to honor her mother. Carnations were her mothers favorite flower and Anna felt that they symbolised a mothers pure love. Later Anna along with her supporters wrote letters to people in positions of power lobbying for the official declaration of Mothers Day holiday. The hard work paid off. By 1911, Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union and on May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Random acts of beauty, kindness, and service.

(It's certainly not an original idea, and certainly not mine - but it helps to be reminded.)

Ask your blog readers, your twitter followers, and even your facebook friends to do it too.

One kindness, one act of service a day.

It can be as small as a smile and a wave.

It can be as big as making a quilt for a charity.

Yesterday you did wonderful things like letting a friend cry on your shoulder, sending a note, walking through someone creative discovery, praying.
Yesterday I did something as small as gave my son a back rub when my first inclination was to give him a tongue lashing.

How did you make the world a better place?
(and didn't it make you feel great!?)