Thursday, December 31, 2015

Peace, Love and Joy...

May your new year be blessed
with peace, love and joy.
Happy New Year

Friday, December 25, 2015

Just Popping in...

To Wish All A Very Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 4, 2015

My First Visit with Santa...

Yes Folks...That's me! 
And Santa is my Great Grandfather...
We don't need to mention the year.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tree Hunt ...

Christmas Tree Farm on Friday with Gramps,
daughter Holly, the Grandlittles and 
the pups...

A tree hunt on an almost 70 degree day?
That was a first.

Lots and lots of trees to choose from...

When the children finally decided on the "one"
Gramps got to cut it down with lots of supervising.

Thanks kids for letting Gramps and Mom Mom
tag along on your adventure.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Newest Addition to Our Family...

After much waiting....
our newest grandlittle #3 arrived
early yesterday morning.

He's beautiful.  He's perfect. 
He is so loved. 

He came so quickly that our daughter
and son by love barely got to the hospital. 
They made it to the triage area
and that is where our Little Dumplin' was born.
Baby, Mommy and Daddy
are doing well.
We are Truly Blessed.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Who would have thought...

Who would have thought that on
November 10th this sweet little dot of pink
would be popping up through the leaves in
the middle of the lawn?
It's first bloom will probably be its last
but it made me smile.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Beach Cottage Christmas....

Asked the question if we could make Christmas signs
in a beachy color for someone's beach cottage...
The answer is yes we can!
Several signs and shelf sitter blocks to choose
from in aqua with white lettering.
These can be found on the website
in the Christmas category.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Westminster Burying Grounds...

 Westminster Burying Grounds and Catacombs
Edgar Allan Poe's grave site
in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Drizzle on Sunday Morning...

A bit drizzly on this Sunday
morning in Maryland. 

A perfect day for putting your feet up
and watching old movies.
Wishing you all a slow, relaxing day.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015


 Walk at the Loch Raven Reservoir yesterday evening.
Our old girl loved the stroll on a warm,
autumn end of the day.


Beautiful fall colors...

I've been cooped up for days in the shop
and this change of scene was just what I needed.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Been Busy Around Here...

 Seems lately, here at the Workshop,
there just aren't enough hours in the day.  
We  decided to do some craft shows this fall,
in addition to our online presence.
Hard to do both, especially as Lou and I
aren't as young as we use to be.

But it is really nice to actually meet our customers
face to face again.  I've missed that. 
Last weekend we were in Thurmont, Maryland
for the Colorfest.  Crazy storm went through the area,
just as we were nearing Thurmont.
We had planned on setting up the display
on Friday night, but decided to wait
until 5 am on Saturday morning. 

As our set up time had to be changed  we headed into Gettysburg to grab a bite to eat.  After the storm, the skies cleared.  The evening was lovely...

and so was the rest of the weekend. 
A special thank you to the

The Guardian Hose Company
The women and men of the Fire Company
took such good care of their vendors.
Especially nice was the dinner platter
given to each of the crafters.
Those firefighters know how to
keep folks happy.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Waiting for the Eclipse....

 I sat in a chair in the backyard,
wrapped up in an old sweatshirt waiting to see
if the moon would show through the clouds.

The clouds rolled away at times

  and I was able to get these few shots

of the eclipse as it progressed.
Unfortunately, as the moon turned to "blood"
the clouds rolled back in and
covered the eclipse.
I was only able to catch glimpses
of this amazing sight.

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's Howdy Doody Time...Again

 Baby shower time for my daughter, Meagan,
who is expecting a baby boy the
beginning of November.
A special gift made by her Great Grandmother. 
A crib cover and pillow case made and
embroidered with Howdy Doody and friends
that was made for me, before I was born,
will now be used by a new grandbaby.

  All the nieces and nephews helped
opening the presents...

Family and friends gathered to shower
the Mommy to be  with lots of goodies
for the baby boy.

And my other two grandbabies 
helped with the after shower clean up. 
They gathered up the baby blue balloons.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Always Be Aware of What's Creeping Up Behind You!

Halloween is just around the corner...

 The time of Ghosties and Ghoulies and
Things that Go Bump in the Night...

 Our Halloween Creeping Up Behind You Sign
is on Sale this week until Saturday at Midnight.

Click Here to find this
Spooky Halloween Warning
in our Specials Section

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Fall is coming
to my neighborhood.
Teeny, tiny acorns are
falling from the big oak tree
in the backyard.
Every time I walk from
the house to the Workshop
I need to pry them out
of my flip flops.