More Cole Camp Door Sightings/Thursday Doors

Headed back to Cole Camp, Missouri for Thursday Doors this week. I still had some photos in my stash and hope you enjoy my experiments with filters in my choices.

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Beginning with a slate filter. I personally like how it accents the missing panes of glass.

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Why this filter is called Zeke I don’t know but it sure gives a feeling of yesteryear. I’d love a front door that wide along with those double screen doors! Can you imagine how many times the momma yelled to stop slamming those over the years??

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Don’t step out this door without your ladder! The filter is called Napa and it brings out the peeling paint on that door’s window.

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And yes, the propane line runs smack dab through that door. I had to get a close up just for myself.

Guilty.

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The glow of those lights is the appeal for me to choose this version called Icarus. Remember Icarus flew too close to the sun and melted his wings? There was no threat of melting on this particular day I assure you with geese heading south along with the cold north winds.

For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post. 

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For the Children

Gathering

Screenshot_2015-12-20-11-05-33 (1)Last week I tried an online auction for the very first time. And……I won!!!

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Here are my winnings. A Gathering of 12 Vintage Christmas Stories for children.

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Older versions have such superb artistry.

Do you have any idea how spellbound my kiddos will be? You can’t find this stuff on tv or computer screens.

(unless you search eBay)

These deserve to be Cherished and Read to our young.

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Florence Sarah Winship is a renown illustrator of books and coloring books. I’m thrilled to have her name on 2 of my new acquisitions.

I’ll be Gathering memories this week!

 

One Morning in December

Oops!

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Fuzzy on the bottom.

Was it my finger, the camera strap, or the hair of the lady below me in the stands?

My oops photo for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a snapshot of my eldest daughter graduating with honors, Honors College graduate of the UCM Fall/Winter graduation. The Honors College is the second oldest program of its kind west of the Mississippi. Only 12 students were included this Fall.

I’m one proud mama!

More photos, because you know how mamas are with their photos……

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My husband, who also graduated the night before with his Master’s Degree. How can one contain so much pride????!!!!                     I’m busting at the seams.

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Both of my daughters. I. Am. Blessed.

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Family photo moment. Short people always have to be on the front row. Dang it!

The Future of Quilting

 

My niece became a connoisseur of blanket-making this Christmas. I first received this text message:

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An actual Sewn-by-machine, honest to goodness, blanket.

Among the handful she cIMG_1084 (2)reated was this one….. ANd along the way she discovered JoAnn Fabric Online 🙂

Guess what Evette?? My sewing room is nearly complete and open to use when you need it 🙂

Happy Holidays to all my readers!

 

Fast Flashback: A Social Media Detox in Retrospect

Introducing my good friend Jeanna, the Writer. Also a wonderful mother of 2 awesome little boys (who I was blessed to care for during their earliest years). Read about her reflection on going without social media for a month.

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No Facebook November is long over. December 1st arrived and I welcomed social media back with a wink and a shudder…

The fast was not as difficult as I thought it would be…don’t get me wrong, my November was filled with plenty of #thestruggleisreal moments. I promised a follow-up so I’ll just let you in on most of the crazy and you can make up your mind about how you feel about me or social media detoxing or whatever…

The first few days my hands literally acted like they didn’t know what to do when they picked up my phone. There was shaking…and fruitless tapping as my thumb attempted to locate a non-existent Facebook icon on my phone’s cracked screen. After about 5 days into the fast my eyes stopped looking up at my browser tabs to see if I have new FB notifications. (Excessive or obsessive behavior?–sometimes you don’t…

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A Sneak Preview

2 I’ve got something to share……

It’s going up for sale on Etsy in a day or so but want to give you all first “Look See”

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We have a family event to attend to first.

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There are unopened gifts under our tree. So……

stay tuned!

New Stuff

Feeling pretty content that I have graduated in my Crochet Experience to accomplish this motif. Reading and Understanding  a pattern can be the most difficult part of crochet. There are a variety of pattern examples of which I won’t bore you with at this time.

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This version uses Gold Metallic #5 thread and “Fern” #5 thread. It’s about 2 1/2 inches square.

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Here we have a #3 Scarlet and Antique White Combo

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This shows the size comparison with different thread sizes.

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Motif in hand, this picture was taken by a different camera.

Feeling thankful we invested in that new Canon!!

 

 

From My Other Blog

Child’s play by day, Crochet by night….. Isn’t it all the same???

http://honeysucklehomedaycare.blogspot.com/2013/12/reading-aloud.html

Hope you can check it out!

Make it a goal to read to a child this week! You’ll make a difference.beautiful_thing_about_learning_quote