Turkey in the Straw/ WPC

State of Mind

So this week, share an image where you see a particularly strong connection between what we see and what you felt as you pressed that shutter button on your camera or phone.


We’re takin a Sunday drive and it’s pretty brisk outside the truck. Saw plenty of photo opportunities if you wanted to freeze your tail end off. But I did not. Forgot my jacket. Lo and behold we see something stirring out the passenger window. The turkey are in the distance getting ready to go behind that stand of trees. The sun is in my eyes and I have no idea if this will even turn out a photo since I can’t even see the digital screen. But I do know this song was on my mind…..

As I was a-gwine down the road,
With a tired team and a heavy load,
I crack’d my whip and the leader sprung,
I says day-day to the wagon tongue.
Turkey in the straw, turkey in the hay,
Roll ’em up and twist ’em up a high tuckahaw
And twist ’em up a tune called Turkey in the Straw.

Have a wonderful weekend!


I Heard Turtledoves/WPC


“This week, let’s embrace the season: share an image that embodies the world or the weather where you live.”


My Summer Garden


The Remnant Summer Garden

This looks pretty bleak and wintery and a definite stark contrast of seasons, but I was pretty excited to hear turtledoves cooing early this Sunday morning. Little signs of spring are slowly returning. Gardening is just around the bend.

A Valentine Sunday Sampler

This year, my hubster gave me the gift of Time. File_002

I spent my time blissfully machine quilting.

I really do watch those safety pins when the sewing starts just for the record.


The larger view. The filling for the sashing is yet to be determined. I’ll keep you informed.

Hope you all had a fabulous Valentine’s Day.



Place of Honor/ WordPress Photo Challenge

Life Imitates Art

My piece of inspiration this week came in a work of art brought home from ‘the trenches’ after WWI. My grandfather-in-law was a veteran of that war and we were recently filled with pride to find this heirloom trench art created from an artillery shell that is most definitely a piece of Life Imitating Art. Time was passed waiting on life or death creating these works of art. The stories it could tell!! We only wish it could tell the artist’s name.


Carved pieces seem to have a ‘Place of Honor’ on the end table. The clock is dated Aug. 4, 1912. The plaque; a gift from my daughters.


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The markings tell us it’s a French round.

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We found what we believe the cross and ribbon originate from. It’s called ‘Cross of Mentana’ or (Croix de Mentana), 1868. The Imperial French government authorized the wearing of the cross with uniform on 3 March 1868. If you know any more on this subject, feel free to leave a comment.

A Good Time/ Sunday Sampler

What is the best way to get some stitchin’ done? Well, for me, the answer is to be in the passenger seat on a lil road trip.

Specifically a trip to shop with a gift card 🙂

Two bags full of yarn and fabric. None for the master. Two for the dame 🙂


This will be for one of 2 lil girls soon.

I need to say a big Thank You to 2 lil lads that live not far from my lane!

Happy Sunday!

Remembrance/ WordPress Photo Challenge



 For me, time stands still in a cemetery. Such a sobering place.


This summer we paid our respects to fellow Missourians.


I can’t imagine living the remainder of my days seeing all these reminders of such a tragic time in our nation’s history.


No matter what our beliefs, we all end up here. So much in our world to fix, so many battles to fight. Time should be well-used to bring Peace.