Crossroad /Thursday Doors

Back to Windsor, Missouri this Thursday. Known as the Crossroad where the Katy Trail and the Rock Island Trail intersect. Protocol took over as I did a Drive-by ‘shoot’ with cell phone camera.

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Ceremoniously decorated for the upcoming Christmas season in this early December version of the First Christian Church’s doors. I haven’t been inside, but maybe I’ll check it out on another day….

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I love the little side doors to churches. They often have such subtle details. Those side doors come in handy when I want to avoid all the social stuff. Slipping in unnoticed is my style. Or at least I try.

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And without doubt I am loving the home in the background. That door and porch with the balcony look like a good spot to sip some lemonade come summer.

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

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Truth Serum/WPC

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This is the stuff that the hubster has lovingly declared as my own personal truth serum. After a taste testing of each flavor(thank you to my sister for the gift) — ok maybe a little extra from another larger bottle, , there was a warning sent out to my daughters that no telling what I will state, but it will be most definitely truthful.

I will be more careful to not indulge after a stressful moment in my life….

unless need be 😉

For other Weekly Photo Challenge entries, click here.

Perception/Thursday Doors

When enlisting my husband and eldest daughter on my ‘hunt’ for doors, we had a perceptual experience together. We gazed upon this particular door in downtown Lawrence, Kansas and did a little window shopping as it kept us a little bit sheltered from the cold breeze.

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And almost simultaneously, we seemed to all realize this door could be reversible if it wasn’t for the little light fixture. Look at the next pic and maybe you’ll see what we mean.

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Maybe I should have done a little photo editing and removed it?

Would you have noticed it was the same door?? Yeah, probably. lol

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

Barbie Score!/Sunday Sampler

Not everyone can say they have a sister named Barbie. I can and she definitely scored on Christmas Day with being the “Hostess Superlative” for our family get-together.

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Thanks Sista!

But the Sunday Sampler ‘Barbie Score’ has another twist.

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This gem came in the mail from the hubster! Let me explain to you how rare it is lately to find Ken doll clothes patterns. Barbie rules the roost without a doubt. My dilemma is compounded in a daycare with 1 girl versus 7 boys. When it’s time for my Miss Emmi to play with the dolls, the boys are surprisingly eager to join along, provided there are male counterparts.And there are only so many clothes for those ‘Ken’ dolls. Mainly just shorts. And the boys are a bit indignant on this subject. So part of my time off for Christmas break is preparing to make some of these poor neglected AquaMen/Spidermen/Kenmen their own line of clothing. Wish me luck!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Soft & Sweet/Sunday Sampler

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 I had a little motivation to start a baby blanket around the beginning of the month. It started as a color test, to see how I liked the wave pattern and the color choices.

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Nearly 20 days later, we have one more round of colors to add and this one is ready for a special baby.

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Weaving in those ends this evening.

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Sneak Peek

Do you have something handmade to blog about? I hope you’ll share it and link up!

  1. Create your Sunday Sampler post
  2. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
  3. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Sunday Sampler” and add the same as a tag.
  4. If you would like your reader to see what others are presenting for the same challenge, add a link to the “Sunday Sampler” challenge on your own blog
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  6. Your hand made item on the challenge can take any form: but it has to be about the topic!
Please keep it family friendly.
Let the creativity Begin!!

 

 

Drive By Visit/ WordPress Photo Challenge

Optimistic

When a cousin drops by for a visit to let you know he’s clear-coating his ’69 Ford Pick-up, you might be a bit ‘Optimistic’ about the future of our youth. Just take a look at this leather, custom-made, grill cover.

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Even better still, here’s the whole truck.

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Seth, you are one of the good ones!

Daddy had one just like it, 3-speed on the column, a heater that was equivalent to a blast furnace, and hauled a few livestock in the pick-up bed here and there. Only difference was it was painted Hunter green. My ‘Hunter’ cousins will appreciate that the most 🙂

Sorry no pictures of daddy’s truck….yet. Searching.

Double Z / Weekly Photo Challenge

AlphabetINBOX176385645985ab8af40b42bf04b1cacd541b50[1]Across the street is a little garden shed built by “Larry”. I decided to use the double Z’s on the doors for my Photo Challenge. I couldn’t find a way (other than getting on my roof) to get this shot without the fence.

A bit about “Larry”…. Vietnam vet, had an injury while there and went many years before (a couple summers ago) he had a knee replacement. He built this shed for his wife’s gardening supplies after a heavy snow collapsed the old metal one. He keeps his yard immaculate and the same with the garden. Thanks to Larry, I had some compost from his farm delivered for free to start my new garden spot. We had a destroyed back yard from adding on to our house. Best year of cucumbers we’ve ever had.

 

Levitating/WordPress Photo Challenge

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Going down memory lane for this week’s photo challenge to a St.Louis Cardinals game in April of 2011. My youngest daughter’s class took a trip to see a game for some sort of incentive award. Can’t remember exactly, but apparently she was in the winner’s circle. Ron and I were able to tag along.

As a long-time fan of “Yadi”, we were snapping a few pics of him at bat. IMG_1155

Even a loyal Royals fan can appreciate the talent of Yadier Molina. He’s on my bucket list for autographs.

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My highlight photo for this challenge is the levitating moment of the Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann.

Maybe McCann would autograph this one??

Cards won by the way……5 -3

Check out other Challenge entries here

My Inspiration for the Week

I have had a little brainstorming goin on.

Currently I’m finishing up a blanket that I’ll let you see in a few days. Here’s the Yarn I’m using: 790-415a

Pesto Homespun by Lion Brand

But I’m always thinking of “what’s next”?! And I like to do something different than everyone else.

I wanna be the trendsetter.

Lofty ambitions

Anyhoo, I’ve thought up something that I “Need”…..

My current item I am replacing has seen Much better days.

In photos it will include using crochet for edgings:f223900b8f81d9888feffe446d44d085

And It will require some sewing:a3d908c8a2b103c41b3133892195f164

As these are Pinterest photos and I know the websites they came from, I’m going to do the right thing and give credit where it’s due.

So thank you to:

https://www.onekingslane.com/live-love-home/2012/07/beach-flag-markers/

http://www.petalstopicots.com/2012/04/quick-and-easy-crocheted-blanket-edging-patterns/

Stay tuned……..

 

The Leprechauns Made Me Do It

Getting a running jump ahead to St. Patrick’s Day. The item here is a hand crocheted brooch with leaf pin ready to purchase.

Check out other crocheted items and more at the shop.

Katy Trail Creations

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& remember,

everyone’s Irish on March 17th!!