Lefty & Fifty-six

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

One of My Favorite Things..

When I was little girl, around the age of 6-yrs-8 yrs old, I found
this great treasure in the kitchen cupboard
(they are salt & pepper shakers)

Here they are...
Mr. & Mrs. Happy

What happened..now they are:
Mr. & Mrs. Grumpy

I guess they are just
a normal married couple.
I am so privileged to own these two character's
Some of my siblings aren't so happy...sorry...

Monday, August 24, 2009

to Grey or NOT too...

Bye Bye Birdie

Check out this site to see my cousin Natalie, On Broadway, in: "Bye Bye Birdie"
This is her 4th or 5th show on Broadway!!
Brake A Leg!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

That Darn Cat- part 2

You just have to wonder how can the cat lover in me excuse the
bad behavior of my wonderful "Buddy"?

He is so handsome
Hunter extraordinaire!

This is what I found on my back lawn...
Can you guess what it is?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My niece Brittany, posted this today and I have to say,
I have to see this movie on opening day...any
one interested in going?
Click here to see the trailer.
It's British,
It's a costume drama,
It's a love story...
what more could a girl ask for?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Girl on Paper

I think I was about 5 yrs old when I started my play time
with paper dolls.
Back then, I received a church magazine called the "The New Friend",
inside the magazine, was a page of girl with clothes to cut out.

I would color the clothes and try with my left hand to cut
them out with right handed scissors.....
I had a nice assortment of paper dolls to
dress and play with.

Through the years, with four
daughters I have managed to
to keep the paper doll passion alive.

I was gifted a box full of paper dolls books
by someone who knew my love for them.
Take a Look...
Its not an obsession, just fun to look at the variety of costumes, characters.

The New Version of Paper Dolls
Project Runway Dolls
I got these for Dallas
(ok, you are thinking she is to old for this kind of play.
but... you are never to old for dolls)
Guess I better get back to playing....

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Sister Jeana

It Was a Beautiful Warm Summer Day
to Graduate with Her Masters in Media Education.

This is my oldest sister, Jeana
I had to say goodbye to her, two years ago when she
under took this goal of getting her Masters Degree.
I had to be a loner of sorts, not having my best friend
to play with for a very long time.

But, now she is back..and I am so happy :)
1.We have Lunched Together,
2. Shopped Together,
3. Hiked and Walked Together
4. Sewn Quilts Together

Life is very good now, that she can play again!

This is what I made her (not bound or quilted yet)
to celebrate this momentous occasion in her life!
Way to Go! I love you!
"Off Kilter" Quilt (Close Up)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Natural Momma..

A friend of mine called me a "Tree Hugger" the other day,
I think it was from the previous post
that the idea was formulated..
well I really am NOT a tree hugger type, but..
here's to all the real " McCoy Tree Huggers" at there!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Not So..Substainable Life

I recieved this book yesterday, I am very excited to read it.

About this Book
The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the only book that teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more. This new edition includes 150 new full color illustrations and a special section in which John Seymour the father of the back to basics movement explains the philosophy of self-sufficiency and its power to transform lives and create communities. More relevant than ever in our high-tech world, The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the ultimate practical guide for realists and dreamers alike.

You just never can be TOO PREPARED! Right?
Well, I know that this maybe extreme for alot of people.
I have to confess that for a little over a year I have really wanted to learn about susbstainable living, farming etc.
This concept has made a "REBIRTH" and I think we will be seeing people and hearing about examples of those that are successful at it.

Ok, so there you have it!

Monday, August 10, 2009


My grandkids live so far away that I am always thinking of things
I can do with them when I get to see them.

When I was in Alaska I bought these wonderful books to
read to them when they come for their next visit.

This book the Storm Run is about the first woman
Libby Riddles, to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
It has illustrations and photographs
Great story for everyone!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Just A Reminder


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Friday, August 7, 2009

I Am A Quilter (series)

This article appears in the Oct.2009
American Patchwork and Quiting Magazine
Sorry I could not get it to enlarge..(blogspot has it limits)
Here is what it says:

I AM A QUILTER. I am 59 yrs old dedicated Harley rider. I started quilting four years ago, when I was trying to break a 40-year smoking habit. I've made 42 quilts since then. When American Patchwork and Quilting invited readers to make a mini quilt about themselves, I based mine on a MAZE-ment pattern I designed. As I was sewing, I got to thinking that I should have called it Maze of Life. Between the start and the finish, life takes turns you don't know are coming. If someone would have told me a few years ago that I would be designing quilts, I probably would have laughed at them
(just like guys I ride with laugh at me.)
-Butch Myers, Chesapeake City, Maryland
P.S. I haven't smoked since November 5, 2005.

He has designed more than a dozen Biker-Dude patterns, they are available at: lilcountryshoppe.com

You can email Butch art biker-dude@peoplec.com

Really cool..I like it when men show their feminine side!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Left Hand Drama

your southpaw must DO an INORDINATE amount of work.
(try tying words like exaggerate, stewardesses and abracadabra)

By comparison, the right hand can type a mere 300 words on its own.
Early typists worked so fast that they often jammed their machines .
To slow them down, in the 1870's popular letters
like A, E, T,I, and N were separated on the keyboard.
Though improved technology negated the need for the
inefficient layout, the QWERTY keyboard stuck.
The solution for solving the imbalance? Type with your toes.

Thought You Might Want to Know This Information!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Isn't it nice to be home again...

Yeah...What a great trip, lots of magnificent views
I cannot begin to tell all that went
on this past week on the
Holland/America Westerdam Ship
If you have the chance to do this
Alaska Cruise,
Here are some thrilling moments:

Falls at Mendenhall Glacier

Kayaking at Mendenhall Glacier

Margarie Glacier

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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