Sunday, May 31, 2009


What will Julie make out of me?  I said earlier I would be getting Julie Haymaker Thompson ready for her big event Sand Castle Sirens.  I covered the wooden eggs for her with vintage book paper that will be used in her class and some in kits to sell.  But the big question is what will become of the canvas I have covered for her.  You will have to wait to see what magic she works with the canvas
It has been a fun and exciting week help both Julie and my daughter Beth get ready for their big events.  They are going to be here before you know it.  Once again Julie will be teaching at Sand Castle Sirens and Beth is going to Farm Chicks.  I hope you are lucky enough to attend at least one of the events.  As for me I will be spending some quality time with the two most important men in my life Ethan and Cole and sending great thoughts and prayers to the girls.
Tell next time have a great week.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I hope everyone had a great week end and got a chance to take a moment and remember what the holiday was for.  I want to thank all those men and women who serve this country and given their lives for us to have the freedom we do.
  Life has been busy for me but I did take get a chance to keep up a tradition my sisters and me started a few ago and we scrapbook Sunday and Monday.  We make it a sleep over and take turns going to each others homes.  This year my sister Fran wasn't feeling well so she came and had dinner and visited with Barb and me for a while, but didn't scrapbook or stay the night.  Hopefully next time she will be feeling better.
Barb and I though are very excited because we completed a book of our 2007 trip to see the butterflies at the Desert Botanical Garden.  (Yes here in Az we pay to see butterflies).  So we got to take another task off our list.  
Well I'm off to another busy week.  I will be helping my daughter Beth Quinn  get ready for the Farm Chicks Show and helping my niece Julie Haymaker Thompson get ready for Sand Castle Sirens.   I'm so lucky to be apart of these great women's journeys.  I thank the Lord all the time that they are in my life.
Well everyone have a great week and will try to be better about saying hello.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


It seems like forever since I've had a minute to even post a hello. This is one of the reason's why. My son Ryan graduated Friday night from Gateway Community College. He graduated with his Nuc Medicine Degree and after two long hard years he graduated the TOP STUDENT in his class. I couldn't be prouder and wanted to share with everyone how proud I am of him.
Today he took his state board exam and passed with flying colors. His words to me when the test was done was I'm officially a Nuc Med Tec and no more school for me.
Way to go Ryan.
Everyone have a great week and I will try to post later this week the other great events of last week end.

Friday, May 8, 2009


The History of 'APRONS'

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but
along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for
cleaning out dirty ears ..

When Grandma rocked us to sleep, she would cover us with her apron, we felt so
snug wrapped in it.
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, =ussy chicks, and
sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been
shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture
that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and
the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that
'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs was in that apron. I
don't think I ever caught anything from an Apron !

This is so timely with my daughter asking me to make her aprons for the Farm Chicks Show. Of course i haven't sewn in 20 years so this was a little scary. But being a mom and daughter asking I gave it a try. What was I out a little time, a little material. Maybe a little failure and I wouldn't be the mom she thought I was. LOL. But I did succeed after a little mistake. We spent and evening in Joann's with Beth, Karlee and myself picking out what colors we wanted and what ones we didn't want to use. Well guess what? Your right I used the colors we didn't want to use. LOL. But we both ended up liking it very much. Here is the finished product.