Pulling the Plug/Sunday Sampler

Introducing my newest model for the Etsy shop. We were just about ready for breakfast bright and early one morning last week when I took advantage of a wide awake young lady in a very happy mood. Perfect recipe for some Fun photos!

Special thanks to her parents for giving me the chance to feature this little princess!            Love That Face!!

Thanks for stopping in for this week’s Sunday Sampler!!

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2 Senoritas & Herb/ Sunday Sampler

It’s time to show off my mother’s stash that I finally put on Etsy today. Sorry I took so long, Mom.

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She does such a wonderful job at hand embroidery. I could definitely see these in a South Texan ranch. hint hint (we have some family there btw)

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This  lil’ berry pattern has a special touch with some blue leaves. They would be lovely sittin’ next to a July 4th dish.

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We used to know a guy named Herb. He was my husband’s boss for a short time. But the ‘herb’ here is obviously not a person, just a lovely Marjoram pattern for someone’s kitchen. Sous Chef’s, take note!

Hope you enjoy your week and this episode of the Sunday Sampler.

Save Your Fingers/Sunday Sampler

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I opened my FaceBook messenger one morning to see a picture and a little request for the item below.

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But I don’t think it was in the right color. So still creating some. Unfortunately they are in a pile next to the sewing machine. Time has not been a friend the last couple weeks. But I did a test run on the one above as you can see and it passed my scrutiny as well as the family’s. I even created a little ‘love’ for my grad student daughter.

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As time permits, more will be made. Until then I’ll leave you with a little list of uses for this newfound creation.

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Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Historical Hotel Bothwell/WPC

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I took a step back in time this week for the photo challenge. During our youngest daughter’s graduation party, a few photos were taken inside Hotel Bothwell.

Responsible for it’s establishment in 1927 was local historical figure, John H. Bothwell.

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The Ballroom has it’s own ambience with the details and warmth.

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But those chandeliers!!!

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For more Weekly Photo Challenge entries, click here.

The Stable/Thursday Doors

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One of the finer stables located on the Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Missouri.

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May the holiday truly bring Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men.

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

Decisions/Sunday Sampler

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 Everything was decided. We only had to add a flower to this one and the other one in blue.

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My sister would have her two matching hats for her surprise gift. And in time for Christmas.

But then I had to dive into the yarn stash……and decided to experiment a little.

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Now there are 2 versions. This one uses thicker yarn (Medium weight) and the first lighter weight and, to me, is more Springy. So the dilemma is now hers. Which one would be the better gift for Christmas?? As for me, I’m now working on those flowers.

Time, The Longest Distance

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Stumped by that old arch enemy “time?” How to get everything made in time for Christmas? Even though you went to all those craft shows and told the vendors you could make it yourself? And some of them (me) actually encouraged you to make it yourself and keep traditions going. There are never enough crocheters, quilters, creators.

But then the closer these holidays get, the less time we seem to have. It’s a riddle how it gets away. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” “Time is what we want most, but we use worst.” And the list goes on and on.

Well by creating those handmade items at all those craft shows, I’m selling you back that time. Hand crafted items can be found by just perusing local markets even up to Christmas Eve. Or you can go online and find an Etsy store that has just about everything hand made you could imagine.

After all, “Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.”     

More Cole Camp Door Sightings/Thursday Doors

Headed back to Cole Camp, Missouri for Thursday Doors this week. I still had some photos in my stash and hope you enjoy my experiments with filters in my choices.

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Beginning with a slate filter. I personally like how it accents the missing panes of glass.

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Why this filter is called Zeke I don’t know but it sure gives a feeling of yesteryear. I’d love a front door that wide along with those double screen doors! Can you imagine how many times the momma yelled to stop slamming those over the years??

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Don’t step out this door without your ladder! The filter is called Napa and it brings out the peeling paint on that door’s window.

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And yes, the propane line runs smack dab through that door. I had to get a close up just for myself.

Guilty.

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The glow of those lights is the appeal for me to choose this version called Icarus. Remember Icarus flew too close to the sun and melted his wings? There was no threat of melting on this particular day I assure you with geese heading south along with the cold north winds.

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

I Don’t Need a License to Carry/Sunday Sampler

Meet “N”

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My 9.00 MM.

I’ve done quite a bit of damage this past week with this lil’ Gat.

Other “Pet Names” can include:

  • Piece
  • Carbine
  • Repeater
  • Saber
  • Ordnance

The retired law enforcement hubster could give me more names, but we’ll keep this list small for starts. I may end up on a list with the NSA, CIA, FBI or who knows??

Around here though,

Keeping it clean with crocheted washcloths.

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Uses for a Hand Crocheted Dishcloth don’t stop with the dishes.

  • Nubbies are great for scrubbing your countertops
  • Soft texture is nice for baby’s bathtime (or Mom’s)
  • Keep them handy for a quick trivet when the bowls are too hot for your table.
  • Dust and toss in the wash.
  • Teether towel. Just dampen with cold water and serve to sooth those tender gums.
  • Add to gift baskets this season with other kitchen or bath items.

Eco friendly and durable, these will last for many years with proper care.

Hope you enjoyed today’s shot of the Sunday Sampler