The Saturday after Thanksgiving was our final craft show for 2018. I neglected to photograph our booth for the first time in I can’t remember how long. But I definitely have a series of photos from afterwards. I’m sharing these this Thursday Doors. I hope you enjoy the simple beauty of this Missouri landscape of late November. And when you’re finished, I hope you’ll traipse on over to Norm 2.0, read his post where he’ll direct you to the rest of us door-seekers from around the globe.
I have rarely participated in Black Friday. I happen to think it’s a ploy to rob me. But this year was different. I actually called my mother to invite her along. Stop The Press!!
Yes there was some urgency.
There was a notice in our paper that the owner of this shop had passed away. And they are selling her fabric at a significantly lower price and closing shop. This local business has been a very big blessing in our area. We live an hour in any direction from the nearest big chain fabric store. (Until recently, we acquired a Hobby Lobby) But let’s get real. This was the Ultra fabric stop for serious quilters.
Mom and I decided to check out the bargains and show our support for the family. This must be difficult for them.
Below is my ‘haul’. I am planning some serious sewing this coming year.
This is a better look at the fat quarters.
A peek at the gallery will show you all the tiny ‘doors’ I found in this treasure trove. I hope you’ll, somehow, identify with this version of Thursday Doors and take time to visit Norm 2.0 for beautiful door posts around the globe.
I was neglectful in mentioning the transportation provided by my eldest daughter. Thank you Rachel for tolerating and enabling your mother and grandmother on this expedition. Love you bunches!!!
For Thanksgiving, the doors were open in our home for dinner. This oven door got quite a work out with some sweet potato casserole and dinner rolls.
So after eating the turkey, and some deciding to lie down and take a short snooze, we had the priviledge of a little cookin’ lesson from Mother, aka Grandma.
After some discussion of the dynamics of the recipe, there was some mixing and stirring.
The recipe is for homemade Divinity as mother makes it and as her mother before her. Further discussions revealed that some people add pecans or dried fruits while we prefer our own local black walnuts.
Did you know that Divinity has to be made with a humidity level of below 50% or your candy will not set (harden). We were blessed with 45% humidity according to the local weather report.
We learned that early versions of divinity were recorded in the early 1900’s and the recipe in it’s current form around 1907, except they used milk. We use corn syrup in our recipe.
Google also explains the name was probably derived from exclamations of “Divine!” after biting into one of these nougats. We can certainly understand why!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this version of Thursday Doors and will check out more over at Norm 2.0, the founding father of our blog event.
Welcome to small town, USA. In this case you have a view down Main Street, Green Ridge, Missouri. To your left is the Business District….about 6 or 7 buildings. Across from it there once were buildings that, unfortunately, were destroyed by fire in days long before I was born.
Think of the cattle drives that went down this street to the stock yards. The cattle were ‘stashed’ in the foreground, fenced until the cattle cars arrived to haul them back East. I used to listen enthralled as my third grade teacher told us these stories. It’s thanks to her that I’m repeating them this Thursday Doors.
For the purposes of the subject matter, I’m going to display some pictures of the Green Ridge Hotel.
Recently, a someone decided to take it upon themselves to save this building. I wonder if they know about the legend that Frank James stayed here once? It’s rumored he was waiting for his brother Jesse to send word to him on ‘plans’. I don’t know how much truth to this there is, but the railroad ended just next to this hotel in 1870, the year Green Ridge was platted (mapped) as a town.
I would love to know if someone has a record of this hotel’s guests!
Before it was rescued to its current state of an apartment, it held a local bar that I have to admit entering as a highschooler. A girlfriend wanted to purchase a pack of cigarettes while we were on lunch break. (wink) My how times have changed. You can’t leave a school during school hours anymore. And those cigarettes are no longer obtainable under age 18 (I kicked the habit in 1990 btw), much less entering a bar under age 21. Wait! and now pot is medicinally approved! Whodathunk?
And that’s what memories are made of when walking past doors of your youth. Hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks entry to Norm 2.0’s Thursday Door. Please visit his blog by clicking here and finding the other entrants. He’ll direct your way.
One hundred thirty-three years have passed and this one is still standing in Sedalia, Missouri. Progress has downed several buildings around it, creating parking lots in the process, but Calvary Episcopal Church is a survivor. Just a few photos for this Thursday Doors and little hype. I have always admired the beautiful stained glass and the building itself as a whole. A lovely testament that early Sedalians intended to stay.
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Formerly the First Congregational Church of Sedalia, this 1889 church has been lucky to survive.
Abandoned in the 80’s, it was acquired by a Slavic congregation as early as 2006, but don’t quote me on that year. This one was hard to find information on.
I would hope it is on the National Register of Historical Places. But I haven’t been able to find that data as of yet.
At one point, the church had many more stained glass windows. Unfortunately there have been more modern replacements. Not to mention the basement windows are all closed with cement and blocks.
I did find Missouri State info suggesting Sedalia is void of any Pre-Civil War buildings. So this one must be one of the earliest.
Pattern to me is usually referring to a set of instructions to create. But for this Thursday Doors, I’m going with the aesthetic form.
But first a pre-Halloween greeting from one of my daycare kiddos. He was so proud of his new Blippi suspenders this morning and let me take his picture with them — beside the front door naturally. 🙂 This little guy has to give hugs before he leaves us each day and tells us “I like you and love you!” The world needs more of his attitude these days.
When you need more storage in your kitchen, an island is one way to get it. Thus, the reason we’ve added this one to our well-used, lived-in, kitchen/dining room. I have my husband to thank for the granite choice (that is the Pattern I mentioned) and the extra length of the island. It was originally only supposed to be 4 feet long. Not complaining!!
I will leave you to check out what’s behind them if you should choose. A quick mention that the makers of both the cabinet and the granite top are top notch in our area! Not from a box store. These are hand crafted and I am very proud to have them as part of my home. I highly recommend choosing to purchase from small businesses when and if you have the opportunity.
I mailed a package today. The door it is headed for will most likely take 10 to 14 days as they had wave after wave of typhoons (no pun intended) hit their island. So naturally mail is a bit delayed lately while they do some recovering/repairing/regrouping.
Are you curious as to what was in the package? Well it turns out I can tell you because they saw pictures ahead of time.
This is a cash budget envelope system for my niece who lives for the next few years in Okinawa, Japan. She’ll be able to allocate her cash and reduce overspending with these envelopes. She is to be credited with sending me Pinterest ideas to create this pretty cool idea. And of course, she knew her aunt has plenty of scraps. So in return……….
I get a few door posts. (not that I wouldn’t have made these for her anyway) 🙂
One of her favorite places to eat. I believe they serve familiar food there.
For your shopping convenience, this is the Japanese equivalent to Target called ‘Nitori’ according to my niece.
A door at the bottom of the hill of Hacksaw Ridge.
A gorgeous view from the top of Hacksaw Ridge looking out over the ocean. Forgive me for not knowing which direction this faces. But it definitely gives you an idea of how crowded the island is.
Glad to see this historical area is given some honor. A beautiful spot for reflection.
I hope you can endure yet another one of my momma brag moments.
Progressing closer to securing that PhD. The eldest daughter has passed her exams. Now a few steps left. In other words, oral defenses, a dissertation, and a mountain of research. Don’t even ask about the job application process.
One of the photos she’s shared over the last 2 years.
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It’s a long way from Green Ridge, Missouri, (population 476) to Chicago, Illinois. The last time I was there was before cell phones. There were only car phones actually attached to your car. Nonetheless, this is a Thursday Doors post and I’m using photos donated by my one and only sister. Last weekend, she flew to Chicago on a business trip and happened to think of me. Here is how I’m going to tell her story.
Tootsie is a big deal currently in the windy city. And on this evening, I’d venture a ride on the water would be pretty enjoyable. I’d hope for a guided tour myself along with a nice bottle of wine to warm me up in case it’s cool.
A “Show-Me-The-Money-Green” Mercedes would do just fine for a tour of the rest of the weekend.
And dropping me off at the London House Hotel would be the icing on the cake. Look this one up on Google. Wowza!
A shout out to my little sister for sharing her views of Chi-town! Evette, you’re next! (my family is pretty awesome like that)
And a thank you to our stand-in hosts the past 3 weeks for our Thursday Doors blogging. Much appreciated!!