Thursday, 27 September 2012

Too Pretty for the Nose

Since I've found two beautiful new hankies to add to
my collection I've been doing Pinterest research for
ideas for their use.
dishfuntionaldesign.blogspotNow whoever came up with these sweet and feminine camisoles sure had a great imagination, didn't she? I know this is not for me,
but I still like them.
This hankie quilt is beautiful,  but a little more time and work than I want to commit to right now. Look
at the very detailed quilting done here.
Here is a sample of a curtain made from
handkerchiefs. This is what I had in mind
to make originally for myself.

This appears to be a combination of fabric and children hankies. As my blogger friend, Pamela,
from Playing With My Camera pointed out it's
going to take a lot of collecting for a whole curtain!
Then Pamela gave me the idea to start with a valance.
This will actually work well for my bathroom. I have a beautiful white shower curtain I've never used yet. Topping it with a hankie valance sounds
like a good plan. You see-two minds are better than
one. Thanks for the advice, Pamela!
I have only one more day here with Mom and Dad.
The time I've had to spend with them has been so precious. It's going to be hard to leave, so say
a little prayer for me, please.
Happy Fall My Friends


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Shopping For The Birds

I'm visiting with my Mom & Dad now, so I displayed this birdie treasure on one of her
shelves for you to see.
The 1st one shown was $1.00. This one was $4.00
I've no plans for this yet, but for four bucks I wasn't
letting this one slip through my fingers.
This is an old tablecloth. I just loved the colors and the rose pattern. I thought  Spring pillows for the
bedroom maybe. Who knows what I'll finally come up with for it's use, but for one dollar, it was coming home with me.
I also bought two beautiful hankies to start a collection for a possible shower curtain. Oh my, I just realized I'd have to live to be 100 to finish all
these projects-wish me luck my friends!


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Kids, Kids, Kids...

After taking off Friday the first stop on my trip was to my daughters home to visit for a couple of days.
We went hiking, shopping, and to Mickey D's for lunch. It was a short visit, but their Papa and I will
go back in October to visit the Pumpkin Patch. Yeah!
Next it was on to my sis's where I got to spend time
with my great niece and nephews. These adorable
twins were preemies and will be having heart surgery in January. It's hard to imagine, they look
so healthy. But if you hold them  against you, you
 can  feel their hard and irregular heart beats.
This is sweet Kaleena. She is such a beauty!
And this is Adain, the twins older brother. He loves
his snacks. Notice me and my sis in the mirror?
She's such a shorty!
Stayed tuned until tomorrow when I will be sharing
a few treasures
 I found shopping the antique and re-sale shops!
See you then!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

On The Road Again

I'm sure many of you are wondering why a woman
that's spent the last month crying about how she
couldn't wait to get back to her home, is now leaving to go on the road again.
It's true I missed my home place, but more importantly I've missed seeing my parents and
my grandchildren more than our home.
 My mother had fallen while
I was away and had to enter a nursing home. My
father is ninety five now and although he still gets
about and still stays active he is becoming frail too.
So I'm at my daughters to
spend a couple of days with her family, then on my way to Iowa to see my folks and brother and sisters.
Many of you will remember the garage that went
from this.......
To this sweet cottage for my MIL last year. Tim has
now painted the front entry and is going to make
shutters for all of the windows while I'm away. To
tell the truth ladies, the guy has a honey-do list a
mile long! But they are all projects he 'wants' to do.

  As for my own projects, they'll have to wait until I get home. Here are the sheets I've collected so far
for patchwork curtains. I'm thinking I may need
a few more, so wish me luck while I'm on the road in finding some.
Fortunately I have a sister that loves visiting the
re-sale shops as much as I do!
I hope you're all enjoying the cooler weather that
autumn is bringing. We're having cooler nights, but
warm days here. How has it been in your neck of the woods?

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A Card Party at Vee's

Today I'm joining my friend Vee for a card party.
I decided my theme for this card party will be
'Animals of the Yukon'.
These wood buffalo were technically in BC, but you
weave back and forth between BC and the Yukon on the southern part of the Alaskan Hwy.
And lastly caribou!
Pop over to A Haven for Vee and join the party
or just enjoy all the beautiful photos displayed.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

A Favorite Thing

I am joining Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage
for her A Favorite Thing party. This shelf was part
of an old mirrored cabinet that I was given from my
late father in-laws garage.
I'm afraid the color isn't quite true on the photo. It
is definitely more of a pale robin egg blue. It holds
my ceramic bird collection, which I plan to continue
growing. But I'm cheap! The most I've paid was $6.
for one.
Anyway, it's a 'favorite' thing because I think of my
FIL whenever I see it. And of course, I love my little birdies too.
If you'd like to share your own favorite thing, pop
over to Claudia's and read how to join the party!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

This Is Me!

This is me today. I'm looking a little mean. My tongue is hanging out from hunger. Food, food,
someone please give me some food! Why, you
ask, does she need food? Did she lose her shirt
in the Yukon and have no money now for food?
Oh no my friends, something far dumber and
stupider than that. I read about this diet......
Yes at nearly 57 years of age you would think
I would be far beyond falling for a 'lose five
pounds in three days' diet. But apparently I'm
not. It's a Military diet. I guess for anyone that is overweight and wants to enter the services, but are
too heavy according to the superiors that be.
If I'd been thinking clearly I might have taken into
consideration the age of one hoping to enter the military. Somewhere close to forty years younger
than me. Yah, I remember those days when the fat
just melted away just because I dreamed it would.
Not so today, my friends.
See those bananas?I get one of those every day.
But, I have to tell you the real reason I thought this diet might work was because I get to eat a cup of
ice cream every day!
You can only guess what's going to be in my dreams tonight. This.....
And this.
Please tell me I'm not dreaming and I can really have this.
Now this is going to be  me tomorrow after I wake up and remember
that I'm not going to be re-enlisting in the military.
Bye-Bye Diet.  
I'm really so much happier now!



Friday, 14 September 2012

Did I Show You This?

I don't think I showed you these old time souvenir
pillow covers I bought before we left the Yukon.
On our last trip to Beaver Creek, I insisted we stop
at this little 'hole in the wall' shop I'd seen on the
curve near the  Koidern River. It was so fun. The place was built in 1969 and I feel certain no improvements had been made since then! The older couple running it were real, authentic Yukoners, for sure.
I have the t-shirts all separated for the g'children and ready to pack for when I make my trip to visit
all of them.

You may have noticed there are only six shirts and we have eight g'kids. That's because I bought three of the boys the same eagle shirt. It has nine 'hidden' eagles in the print. I think they'll get a real kick out of hunting for them.

I would like to say that I'm completely unpacked, but as you can see I'm still working on it! This bag is full of summer clothes I thought I would put in storage, but it was so hot earlier this week I had to dig into it to get a cooler top. Believe me, I'm not complaining about that.
But that was Mon-Wed. And after two days of pouring rain, this is what's been happening here
at the cabin. My, how quickly things can change! I'm not disheartened though, because I know that we still have our Indian summer to look forward to yet.
I don't know about you, but these last few days have been a real challenge for me, with all of the events that have transpired in the Middle East. I've had to
remember to leave my worries at the 'foot of the cross'. I'm sharing with you
two verses that come to my mind when I begin to feel burdened with lifes many cares. Please read them if you're so inclined.
Psalm 55:22  Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.
1 Peter 5:7  Cast all your anxiety on Him
because He cares for you.
I won't write out all of Ephesians 6:10-18, but it is our protection and our strength.
May you have a good and blessed weekend my friends-Kimberly


Friday, 7 September 2012

There's No Place Like HOME

  We're Home! Back to Home Sweet Home!
First I want to thank all of you who prayed for our safe travels. Everything went smoothly. We had some very long....days. And my DH drove like a man on a mission-if you know what I mean! But
we were safe, the car was safe, and our home was protected while we were away. God is so good!
The first thing I had to check upon our arrival was my Indian statuette. As you can see, he made the trip just fine. There is going to have to be a little discussion between the two of us about where he
takes up residence in our home though. He stands about a foot and a half, so the possibilities are a bit limited. I've got a feeling he'll be trying out several locations before we settle on his final resting spot.
I do think he's a fine looking fellow, don't you? He reminds me of the larger statues I saw as a young girl when we traveled throughout the West. Which is probably the reason I am so thrilled to have him.
Memories of fun times. 
It rained on and off after our arrival home at 12:30 today. But we still had a decent sunset to welcome us back.

We have a big day ahead of us tomorrow with so much unpacking and re-organizing. I keep reminding myself that while I was away I thought it would be a really good idea to de-clutter the house and do some simplifying. But I have to tell you when I walked in that door today and saw our home through 'fresh' eyes I feel in love with it all over again. So maybe, just maybe, that de-cluttering will have to be put on hold! At least for the time being.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Yukon Churches

Here is a photos of one of the unique Yukon churches.
Surprise, I bet you weren't expecting this! A whole new twist to the false front concept. This chyrch is located in Haines Junction.
Here is the other church in Haines Junction.
It has an art gallery in the basement during the summer.
This one, which is located in Beaver Creek, is very much like the first church I showed you in HJ.
So cute though.
This is will be my first day of traveling-one day closer to home!