Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Fuzzy Child

We have been so busy lately that my darlin' Lucy has been bit neglected. She usually get a bath every 2 weeks or so (being in the shop everyday the fuzzy child picks up sanding dust and dirt and she does sleep on our bed)  I realized yesterday that it had been probably a month since her last bath, when I looked at her little face and realized that her "bangs" were in her eyes.  So I cut the hair hanging in her eyes and gave her a bath last night...hoping to clip her tonight...too bad I can't recycle all that dog hair into a sweater.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Here Comes Autumn...

Happy Fall Everyone...We have leaves starting to turn on the maple tree in the front yard although the old oak trees are are still summer green. But we have acorns...acorns all over the yard. Acorns hitting the roof of the house and the shop. In the shop it sounds like we're having rocks being thrown at us. Wishing ya all a beautiful Autumn weekend!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Making Mummies...

Had the Grandbabies on Saturday night.  
Once I had Mariah J  down for the night, Dylan and I put together
Mummy candles made out of jars for Halloween.


 First we coated the glass jars with Mod Podge...a little messy when a 3 year old is helping but he actually did a great job. 

 He liked painting the glue onto the jars.   Then we wrapped the jars with cheese cloth and coated the cheese cloth with more mod podge.  Dylan liked doing this until his fingers started sticking together and then it was up to Mom Mom to finish wrapping the cheesecloth on the last 2 jars.


 Dylan was so serious when he picked out which eyes went on which jar.  He inspected several sets before finding just the right ones.

 We then added the small battery lights that flicker like candles.

 And the finished project...3 Mummy Candles for Halloween.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Creepy Crawlies...

 The weather is changing. 
Cooler temperatures and the spiders
are creating lovely works of art.

Along came a favorite.

Monday, September 10, 2012

2,977 American Flags May We Never Forget

Saturday morning, Lou and I went to the annual Fall Flea Market at Putty Hill Park.  As we neared the park we saw American Flags in front of Parkville Police Station and Fire Station. We then noticed the line of flags on Putty Hill Avenue.  They lined both sides of the street for probably close to a mile...between Harford Road and Old Harford Road
in Baltimore County.  This was quite an inspiring sight.
 We live just 2 miles from this section of Putty Hill Avenue and did not know of this yearly event in memory of the victims of September 11th. 
2,977 American Flags in
Remembrance of each life taken on 9/11

Patriot Day Ride 2012
Article from

Motorcycle riders will take to the streets on Saturday September 8th in remembrance of the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
Riders will gather at Chesapeake Harley Davidson in Darlington at 8 am and will take part in 6 moments of silence beginning at 8:46 am, the time that American Airlines Fight 11 crashed into the North tower of the WTC.
Other activities include; the Pledge of Allegiance ledge by area fire fighters and playing of the National Anthem.
Riders will depart at 11:30 am along with Honorary Ride Captain Kenny Nacke whose older brother Joseph Nacke III was a passenger on United Flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, Pa. Kenny is a Detective with the Baltimore County Police Department.
The ride will travel south on RT 1 than make a right onto Harford Rd ending on Putty Hill Ave in Parkville, where they will ride through the “Path of Honor” which will be 2,977 American flags set to honor each and every victim and hero of 9/11.
Organizer – Chuck Ritz encourages area residents to come out in support of the riders along the ride route from 11:30 am –12:30 pm and join us in helping to keep our promise of Never Forgetting 9/11.
Event proceeds benefit the Flight 93 National Memorial and Metro Burn Fund.

For more information 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Vintage or Old?

I smile at the word vintage. When we got married, 37 years ago, we furnished our house with all the "old" things family members weren't using or didn't want. Some of these pieces are still our favorite "vintage" treasures.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What is it?

How many know what this is?

My 1968 Camaro had that foot pedal for the high beams you clicked with your left foot. 
I miss that car!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's All About The Shoes...

There's Magic in The Slippers

Dorothy had it right...
A pair of shoes can change your life.

Faith, Hope and Love
can work wonders,
but Ruby Slippers can't hurt either.