The Island/ Thursday Doors

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.

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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. ūüôā¬† 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.

 

Hope you’ve enjoyed this Thursday Doors post and will take time to visit Norm 2.0 where he will direct you to many many more wonderful door posts from all over.

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A Sign of Hospitality

I searched and searched this house for a pineapple (other than the can in the pantry). An Instagram daily photo prompt is the source of this distress. I knew I wouldn’t be venturing out on the town today so it was up to me to get creative.¬†And since the¬†last Sunday Sampler was in March before the April AtoZ Blog Challenge, it’s definitely past time for a new one!

Grabbed the tools, the fabric and a little inspiration from Pinterest — not necessarily in that order.

Cut enough squares to make 3 of these quilt squares. I don’t think they’ll be used together but you never know?

After a few minor adjustments – like increasing the size of the squares that were to become 1/2 square triangle blocks – I think I accomplished what I set out to do.

A little batting, backing ,basting and it’ll be quilting time! My plan? A wall hanger will be the final outcome of this symbol of hospitality. Thanks for visiting!

White House/Thursday Doors

As this is the first Thursday following our national election day, I’ve saved a particular photo of a favorite house from my city. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve passed this one in my lifetime. It’s on a very well-traveled street in the middle of Sedalia, Missouri.

Presenting a”White House” pic for my Thursday Doors entry. This is a drive-by photo as it’s at a pretty busy intersection. This is 803 West Broadway. This section of Broadway was recently named after Scott Joplin, whose Missouri hometown was Sedalia, Missouri. But I have yet to hear a local say 803 Scott Joplin Memorial Highway.

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According to a real estate website, this home, on .53 acres, was built in 1925.

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But I wonder what the 1878 means on the bottom of that post??

Maybe it now has 2 addresses??

For other Thursday Doors entries, click this link and then the blue button at the bottom of Norm’s post.

Words From a Song/WPC

Nostalgia

A drive towards the old home place always works on my Nostalgia.

It never fails me.

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Country roads, take me home,

to the place I belong

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Gathering Those Doors

Thursday Doors

The last week I’ve been contemplating this Doors post. ¬†Thought about trying a theme with this subject.

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Toy Doors abound at my home. But maybe I’ll save up for that one later.

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Around here, I know of a few places that still have these sort of doors. But maybe that is too much for tender eyes? Or maybe some of you don’t get this? It’s your age I assure you. So you get the salt and pepper variety. Ask your parents/grandparents. Or Google.

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And speaking of age, these doors have old hitchin’ posts leading up to¬†the front¬†to tie up your old mare. Love that the owners kept these intact all these years.

Home

But in the end, there’s my boring ol’ door that leads home. It has seen more traffic in and out of it in the last 20 years of daycare than any of you can ever imagine. Over 150 children, their parents, grands, and greats, uncles, aunts,(some of them mine), both rich or poor and everything in between. Even a few pets to ‘show and tell’. Wouldn’t it be wondrous¬†if all the doors we see could tell their story?

Not a Space Blanket/Sunday Sampler

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Nope. It’s not a space blanket.

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It’s the Mother’s Day surprise from my daughter. We’d been to our town’s new Hobby Lobby recently and I’d pointed to the metal contraption you see here and said in passing that I could use one of those. It is a pair of pliers for plastic snaps. The ones in the store didn’t have the rainbow of colorful snaps you see here included. They were separate. Her economics degree came in handy since she found this All-in-one set with an awl and all those snaps.

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And I just happened to have a bib hanging around that needed a fastener. This will be so much quicker that sewing on Velcro or a sew-on snap. Thank you Rachel!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Eye Spy WPC

Eye Spy

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A yearly tradition of my family is the White Elephant Party. We have a pot luck dinner, gift exchange, card exchange, cookie exchange, and Tons of fun. But one picture just can’t convey our fun, laughter and good times. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the slideshow I put together and meet the ‘eyes’ of my family. Love em!

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