Sunday, April 30, 2017

Alphabet Challenge Z

Letter today is

And like the X
I am at a lost at what
to post for Z
so this will be a mix and
match of what starts
with a Z!

The best one is a
Very important cause it helps
in keeping you pants up and
your dress closed!

Fun times from elementary school.
Do you remember these?

LOL - post these right after I got up and
was not paying attention. Been brought
to my attention already that this
starts with an X.

Thanks for catching this.

And the horse with stripes!

Thanks for stopping in,

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sofa Table

Last week I put this together on one of those
days that things were feeling ok....

Was actually a simple project, or should have been but
not having the space to build things like this was
really hard on my old body.

I managed to get it stained.
And through out the week I got it polyed to
protect it.

Finally moved it to the living room yesterday and
this evening I finally got it behind the couch.

Not sure what I want to sit on it but for now this will be it.
The light is one of two that my mom and dad picked up in
an antique shop when they married.

Today, managed to wash a few dishes, unload the dishwasher
and sweep the kitchen floor. That is about it. The fibro is acting
up along with fatigue so I am just doing what I have learned
to do best. Lay around. Slept a lot today and my bud is
doing a great job at being here with me.

Thanks for stopping in,

Alphabet Challenge Y - Yarn

Todays letter is the

and a Y is for

Don't you just love all the
colors that yarn comes in?

Yarn can make up beautiful

Or a baby gift.

For my great nephew.

A little hat.

More scarfs.

Or potholders.

And you can even wrap a wreath
with it to make a
door hanger.

Thanks for stopping in to view
my yarn works,

Friday, April 28, 2017

Alphabet Challenge X

Todays letter is

and the first thing that comes
to mind is
Railroad crossings.
That is one big X that
catches your attention.

Then the phrase that catches my
attention is
marks the spot!

That is all I have folks.
Thanks for stopping in,

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Another This and Thank and A Visit with my Niece

Hello all,

Another day out and least the
first part.

Before going into that I just wanted to
post these.

These make the best storage containers. I keep them in my
pantry. These are what my protein shakes have came in after
my surgery. I am glad it hit me before I went to recycle them..

I took this at my brothers yesterday, this is Moose. Chocolate lab,
he usually goes to work with my brother but since Ray was hanging
at the house yesterday so was Moose.

This time of year I normally get lots of BLOOD SUCKER
bites. But so far this year it has not been so bad. I did
get one last week and this is the results still after a week.

Hoping that the change in meds since surgery will stop
being the dart board for misquotes but we will see.

Yesterday while Dakota and I were out, and yes, he
goes most places I do. We stopped to pick up some
drinks. Yes, I get Dakota his own drink.

Oh mom, that was nice and cool. haha

I have these hanging on the house.

I have this lighted plant hanger in the front yard but
during a wind storm the light part was blown off
and broken. I replaced it with a yard solar light.

Same thing happened to this in the garden. I picked this
up at Goodwill a couple years ago, it did not have a light
so I attached a solar light. It also blew off so I did replace
it last night also.

My niece sells esscential oils and she had ordered
some for me. Since she was off today I went to the house
to pick it up and to visit with her and the babies.

haha...and with that said let me also throw
out there that Paige's master is in the
running and managing of a horse barn. She has
been around them all her life.
Recently her barn was the home of a deer
she rescued. She was such a small thing
that for the first few months, the female
deer lived in the house just like Paige's
6 dogs. Then she was moved to the barn.
Recently when Paiges hubby started the truck
it scared the deer and she ran off but
up to that point there was never a
thought of her leaving.

Anyway, thanks for dropping in,

Alphabet Challange W - Women

TODAY's letter
is the

for Women.

How about paintings of the
women I have done.
We can call this the
Women's Series

This painting was my very first
women's painting was
also my second painting period.

Yep, I really bit off more than I
could chew (paint ) with this one...
but I managed it. What is really cool
about this painting is....
my son when he was a lot
younger thought this painting
was cool. A few years ago I was
going to sell it off but I talked with
Cory first, he did not want me
to sell it. He said he wanted it.
That really touched me.

Moving on...

I studied painting in my later
years, I was 42.
And I started with oils.
Actually I worked with acrylics in
high school on the two paintings
that I did paint.
But I love oils.

This one is painted on a larger canvas
and hangs in my spare room.

This little woman I sold to
a woman I want to school with.

If you have picked up on anything
while you have been reading my
blog you will know that I love

So this post was almost about that movie!
But...I decided to go this way instead.
I painted the above painting for my
niece. She loved the movie WICKED
and introduced me to it.

One more oil. Given as a gift.

Being an artist is not easy cause
people really don't like purchasing
paintings, esp. oils, they sell for a
bit more cause of the cost of the

So I actually moved on to

Donated this painting below to an
auction we had at the school last
year. I worked for the TN.
School for the Blind.

I was house sitting at my brothers
a couple years ago and to pass the
time I painted this one.

When my sis in law saw it
she fell in love with it.
When she came home it
was there waiting for her.
It hangs beside her dressing table
in the bathroom. She loves hats.

So last year when her and my brother
were out of town I was house
sitting again, it was Lori's bday
so I painted this to go with the
other ladies.

Drink anyone?

How about a swim?

Better yet how about a drink out
after the swim?

One of my favs. Love the colors.

Red lips.

Couple of dresses.

And the shoes.

Thanks for stopping in to view my
letter of the day.

If you notice in my paintings they are either
hiding behind hats, or a side view or
from the rear. I can't paint faces to