Monsters/WPC

Transmogrify

Sharing some daycare photos this week. Started out with a monster ‘creation’ by giving my little group of monsters choices of which way to create this crazy-looking goul. They were all about it and made their own versions later.

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We use recycled wallpaper samples for many projects. The back worked well for a poster in this group activity.

Another ‘photogenic’ idea was the Cookin’ With Kids segment of our week.

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They looked appealing, but let me tell ya, you can’t fool children.

The green tint added to peach flavored cream cheese was not well received. If I could show you their faces, you’d see the Real transmogrify.

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2 Hours and 30 Minutes South/WPC

Shine

We took a road trip one weekend to pay our respects to my husband’s family. This was during a busy fall weekend, around this same time of year. The nearest town was celebrating with Civil War reenactments and a festival. Beyond that a few more miles was our destination. A 100-year-old-or-more country church where his family had attended and the adjoining family plot. The road to the church and cemetary had one way in and one way out. The old church was still in use and there were sawhorse tables outdoors probably waiting for pot luck dinners and that were left out year round. No indoor plumbing and very limited electricity.

We had our 2 daughters with us and they were both under age 10 at the time. The surrounding area was very remote and very pretty with the trees all turning. But my husband kept telling me he felt like we were being watched as we went around reading the names of the departed and finding those familiar to us. He also told me he noticed a distinct aroma and that he had a feeling we had better not stick around there much longer. ( I now have to come clean and admit I thought he was over-reacting) It was nearing dusk and time to start heading back home anyway so we all loaded back up in the car.

That one road out was met with a pick-up truck of 3 men. My husband, being a law enforcement officer, told me to tell the girls in the back seat to duck their heads down and hold on. We then took a little detour down a ditch and around the pick-up. Clearly it was blocking the road intentionally. I was not sure why on earth he’d leave a perfectly fine road like that and possibly ask them to let us by? The word indignant would sum up my attitude about the whole situation.

My WordPress Photo Challenge entry this week will explain why we needed to leave there in such a manner.

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In short, if you ever travel into the backwoods of Southern Missouri and smell a little corn mash cookin, best be quick about your business and don’t stop to ask questions.

Just to set the record straight, that is a picture of Legally purchased ‘Shine’ and will only be ingested in very small quantities.

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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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On A Mission/SundaySampler/WPC

Quest

I spent a couple hours Saturday on a mission. I was informed by my resident daughter of Lawrence, Kansas that there was ‘this yarn shop’. No more words needed. We hopped in the truck and headed downtown to The Yarn Barn.

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Can you see the focus needed when perusing such a delectable assortment of eye candy?

Unfortunately, my focus had to be on the Price. And then there were the color choices running a close 2nd.

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My eyes located the clearance bins at the back of the store eventually. (Special thanks at this time for the patience of the family for enduring my inspection of each and every single area of this store.) I found this “Jones” shade and we all instantly thought of my pen pal across the pond with the same surname. Not to mention a “Jones” or 2 we are either related to or dear friends with.

hrhendorsedAnd then there’s this Endorsement from the Campaign For Wool with Patron:

HRH The Prince of Wales. We are fans of those Royals and not just the Kansas City variety. Figured this was my sign from above to go ahead and choose this beautiful shade of teal.

100%Wool, to be washed separately, dried flat and no ironing. Directions to be followed to a Tee. Unless you want shrinkage.

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Also in that clearance bin were these additional wools that are simply gorgeous. They are so soft and I absolutely cannot wait to make something special with them!!

Yarn Barn in Lawrence, I’ll be back! The Quest continues.

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Edge of the Fenceline/WPC

Edge

This week, let’s keep our angles sharp and heart rate fast.

These were the instructions.

I’m afraid I get enough racing heart moments when my day begins and ends with keeping up with a group of children under age 5. I choose to select this picture of where land and sky meet at the edge of a fenceline. Enjoy!

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Captured as in a Mirror/WPC

Mirror

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Caught in thoughtful reflection was this moment of my daughter reading a description of this piece entered into the Missouri State Fair exhibits. I love seeing her in such concentrated interest. Here’s what captured her so.

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After she read it she asked me, “Mom did you See that? Can you Imagine having to display your sewing abilities to Marry?!” This brought on some thought-provoking discussion of the times they lived in compared to ours.

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None of the photos do the piece any justice, but you can see why we were spellbound and in awe of the delicate beauty displayed in this woman’s needlework of 1841.

Black Work/WPC

Frame

I’ll be taking the Photo Challenge literally this week with my shot of this framed, intricate, embroidery black work that was entered in the Missouri State Fair.

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Along with many other entries it has a purple ribbon symbolizing excellence in a hand created item. It won Special Best of Division. The owner should be loaded with pride!

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Close Up

Here’s a close up of the details. I picture them getting totally consumed in the creation of this piece of framed art. It’s most definitely a true labor of love.

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The Bear Coat and Hat/WPC

Rare

The Missouri State Fair is goin’ on here in Sedalia. While visitin last night, the Home Ec building was first on the to-see agenda. Mainly to see the quilts and crocheted items. But then This happened. A piece of Americana was on display. Nothing says Missouri like a piece of Harry Truman memorabilia.

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Further investigation was required to satisfy my curiosity. Found this info.

Memoirs of Milwaukee County: From the Earliest Historical …, Volume 2, Part 2

By Jerome A. Watrous

Wonder if ‘The-Buck-Stops-Here Harry’ knew the background of this coat maker?

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Practice/ Weekly Photo Challenge

Morning

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There’s a morning sun shining outside these shutters. But my eyes needed to adjust this morning. Coffee was the priority first.

To say I needed to think about this week’s challenge is an understatement. Silly that something so obvious should be so toilsome. But that is why it’s called a Challenge. So I am just going to show you a song that’s been in my head since the announcement of this week’s word.

Here Comes The Sun

For copyright reasons, it’s a minimal photo and it’s taken with my camera of my copy of music I paid for.

there. now that I’ve taken care of business……

would you like to take time to listen in on my practicing?


Gonna be practicing awhile.