Monday, December 31, 2012


and good times to come.  I am really looking forward to the New Year.  I have some new ideas I can't wait to start on and I am actually itching to get back in the painting room!

Without boring you with details, I want to let you know why I have been so scarce in blogland.  I spent a good portion of the year either in the bed, the recliner, the ER and the doctor's office.  After lots of tests, scans, x-rays, procedures, etc. over approximately a 6 month period, I got a few diagnoses and in Nov. was given meds that have helped tremendously.  I will be on some of the meds from here on.  I feel so blessed that all the biopsies came back negative and that there are meds that control my ailments.   Prayer is powerful and I thank everyone for keeping me in theirs.

You will be hearing from me again real soon.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Welcome Back Moms"

A new promo from the Old Farmhouse Gathering...your chance to save 10% off your purchase from all the great artists that are participating.  Check out this treasury for a sampling of the goodies included...

'Back to School Bargains!' by CaneRiverCrafts

The OFG team is having a wonderful promotion that runs Sept. 9 through Sept. 16. Check out these items AND all the items in their shops for a 10% discount on your purchase.Also search OFGWelcome for many more stores that are participating!

Tole Painted Primitive and R...

Prim Penny wool felt Bowl Fi...

Sweet Little Old Firkin Prim...


Olde Salem Broom Co. Primiti...

Hallowed Farms Bat Guano Fe...

Primitive Halloween Its All ...

Primitive Halloween Crow Wit...

HOLIDAY LION holding a wreat...

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Primitive Cats - Shelf Sitte...

Primitive Folk Art Leaf Doll...

Primitive Needle Punch Snowm...


Gourd Head Angel Doll With S...

On a personal note, I  I have been kinda puny this summer and am still juggling between good and bad days.  It is good to be posting again and I am so appreciative that you are still here.  

As always, I love hearing your comments!



Thursday, May 17, 2012

Do you love the RED, WHITE and BLUE?

I know you do!  So, you are not going to want to miss  The Old Farmhouse Gatherings "Old Summertime Celebration".  It is filled with over 100 beautiful Americana and Summertime creations that were handmade just for this celebration.  Yes, this means there a lots and lots of new creations never seen before to shop from.

Do not miss can click the graphic on the right or go to and type STCOFG in the search bar.

Happy shopping!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day...A Day of Sweet Memories

I hope everyone has had a wonderful day...a special day for special mothers.  I just wanted to share the following with all of you...
                             Mavis, our Mama

     Mama, always singin’.  She hugged our hurts away and made us think chocolate gravy and biscuits for supper was a special treat just for us kids.
     Mama, always barefoot.  Even in the coldest of winters, when she would hang the clothes on the line to “freeze” dry.  This is the same lady who would never let us kids go barefoot until the first day of May because the ground didn’t get warm enough till then.
     Mama, always mama.  Even to a newborn animal whose real mama refused to accept it.  She said she didn’t like animals so I guess those were tears of joy when they were ready to be returned to the pasture or the wild.  Let’s see, besides us kids, she raised numerous pigs, wild bunny rabbits and calves. She didn’t name them all but I remember a little chick named Susie Q that grew to be big enough to fly up to her shoulder and perch there while she did the dishes.  There was Trixie, the squirrel…but, that’s another story.  Then, there were our pets that she made sure were fed and watered.  Naw, she didn’t like animals!!!
     Mama, who thought all babies were beautiful but not as beautiful and her grand and great-grandbabies.
     Mama, who hated a confrontation but would fight a pack of wolves to protect her family.
     Mama…soft voice, tender heart, a truly gentle spirit.  Always seeing the best in everything.  Always there when she was needed.  The definition of true beauty. 

                 Mama, our Mama…proof that love lives forever.        

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Remember me??

Thanks for stopping by.  It has been awhile since I have been here and I have really missed my blog friends. 
Not much has been going on here on the Ridge.  Spring is certainly here...I will be posting picks of the flowers I am enjoying now.  The daffodils and jonquils started blooming at the end of  February.When the yellow daffodils and jonquils (or Easter flowers as we called them 
when I was a kid) quit blooming, the narcissus takes their place. They are always a welcome sight after the long wait for Spring.  We know that once they appear it won't be long before the redbuds and dogwood are blooming. 

Beauties like these bloom all up and down our remote country road and people from all over the place come to enjoy see "Daffodil Lane".We are so blessed to have scenes like this to enjoy. 

Oh, I almost forgot about the bumble bee! Can you see him in the pic below?

All I have to say is I am so glad no one else was around with a camera...

It was not a pretty sight when I was trying to get down to "bee level"!  
As you can see the side of the road is higher 
than the road itself and that bee would not
 cooperate and fly to a more photogenic spot.  
At one point I was actually closer to the ground than the bee!! We aren't even going to talk about the acrobatics it took to get me back on my feet!
Enough of this...I will be back soon with more pics.

Please comment...I do love to hear from you.