Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love Bug Box

Love Bug Box: Using the flat paintbrush: Paint the box lid with Valentine Pink. Paint the bottom portion of the box and the wooden plug with Bright Red. Let dry.

On top of the box lid, use the liner brush to paint oval eyes with black. Use the marker to draw a mouth, eyelashes and eyebrows. Add cheeks with the cosmetic blush. Let paint dry.

Glue the wood plug in place for a nose.

Use the tip of the paintbrush handle dipped in white to add dots to the eyes for highlights. Clean the tip of the paintbrush handle and then dip it in black paint and add dots to the cheeks for freckles. Use the liner paintbrush and white to paint a small line on the nose as shown and a small heart on the mouth for a tooth.

Cut the red chenille stem in half then in half again. Glue the two shortest halves to the top side of the box lid for antenna. Glue a heart to the tip of each antenna.
Cut a strip from the pink felt, make short cuts along one edge and glue the other edge in front of the antenna for hair. Cut the red felt into two teardrop shaped ears and glue behind the antenna. Tie the ribbon into a shoestring bow and glue in front of the hair.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


These are a few of our racing patches now in the hands of the Patchman .
WE spent allot of time at the races in our younger years.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Vintage Racing Patches

For those of you who know me  and those who do not.
Racing has always been a passion in this family.
While selling on ebay we met a wonderful man who has bought all of my 30 or so vintage racing  patches
Check out this great guy named Chuck and his collection
 Chuck has an incredible collection that is first class! He has had many neighbors and friends and members of the racing community over to see his "hobby". He was offered five thousand dollars for it once and turned that down. Everyone has a price they say, but something tells me Chuck's going to hold on to his prize because he's worked for it for so long. A true labor of love!

If you have any patches or decals that you think Chuck would be interested in purchasing, he would be happy to hear from you. You can reach him at 219-322-4867 or email
This collection speaks eloquently to the legacy and diversity of the auto racing world, and who is better than Chuck Alm as the definitive proprietor of this legacy!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Lauren Alaina is debuting the video for her new song, "Georgia Peaches

(RTTNews) - Lauren Alaina is debuting the video for her new song, "Georgia Peaches," this week.

The video's premiere will also be part of a 15-minute special with bonus footage from the video shoot and an interview with the teen star and American Idol runner-up. CMT is slated to air the video and special on Friday, January 6, at 8 a.m. ET.
Alaina's debut album, Wildflower, was released last year and featured the hit single "Like My Mother Does." She will be touring with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan in the coming months, with shows slated to kick off in Greenville, South Carolina on January 20 and featuring stops in Orlando, Florida; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Nashville, Tennessee; Dayton, Ohio and Baton Rouge, Louisiana through the spring.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

An Obituary printed in the London Times.....Brilliant !!

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense,
who has been with us for many years.No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable
lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend
more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens
suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to
have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;

I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

To Launder Wool Garments

Command Performance Knit Dress Pattern

OK Friends my old patterns include this beautiful vintage two piece dress.
Pattern is from 1941 and the darling vintage hat will follow in a few days.
Have fun.
I originally made this in 1970 with angora and was a fav,until my hubby washed it and dried it.
Wow! last time he did the laundry EVER.
Yes were still married.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ribbon Tutorial

Change the colors and add a hair clip .
Post on a package.
Put a pin on the backside
String together on a ribbon.
Make a ribbon necklace.
No matter what you make of it this is a great simple and easy to follow tutorial
Found HERE

Check out all her other great tutorials

Get ready for next year

good morning

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Today, I am giving you a

To help you each day............

Toothpick ... To remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself.
Rubber band ... To remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it can be worked out.
Band-Aid ... To remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's.
Eraser ... To remind you everyone makes mistakes. That's okay, we learn by our errors.
Candy Kiss ... To remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment everyday.
Mint ... To remind you that you are worth a mint to your family & Me.
Bubble Gum .... To remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.
Pencil ... To remind you to list your blessings every day.
Tea Bag ... To remind you to take time to relax daily and go over

This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day
Wishing you love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing, laughter, music, and warm feelings
In your heart in the
2012 year.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Slipper knit Pattern

Scandi Sweater Knit Pattern

If you need a full size pattern copy sent please let me know.

Lauren Alaina Performs On new years eve

Hope you all saw sweet Lauren preform last night.
What a cute style this young women has.
Hubby and I picked her and Scottie out from the first time we saw them sing .
Check out her beautiful style and sweet charm.

2011 Country music awards
I miss those cute boots but what a stunner !