Sunday, August 30, 2009

The BLUE Lady Bug asks...

Who is our favorite BLUE MONDAY gal? Smiling Sally of course! Cause she gathers us together so we can share blue...any shade or shape. Today it's all about MASON JARS...yep...any shade and any shape!

Filled with candles at night
they give off a romantic glow
just the perfect shade of.
..mellow yellow.

And when you put all those shapes
and all those shades together
it's marvelous for Mosaic Monday.

I would also like to take this opportunity to share a project that's been in the making for a while now. I don't have any before or during photos, so just like the Met Monday butterfly turned into a beauty in the secret of a cocoon, you will have to imagine...
me gathering buttons, scraps of tea-stained muslin, a piece of grapevine, and then tying it all together with wire and thread. And out comes a wonder...some may wonder what it is.
I will call it my Wild Plum Wall Hanging! I have it posted in my RockCandyShop for a little more detail. I went in search for a quote about plums and was so happy when I found this one.

"What is more mortifying than to feel
that you have missed the plum for want
of courage to shake the tree."


As one panders this quote...I think it just might be speaking
of more than plums and trees.

Don't miss the tiny BLUE Lady Bug and her wishes that
your Monday be filled with courage for whatever
lies in your path.


Friday, August 28, 2009


Hey! Chicks! Have you heard the news?

The biggest, baddest, cutest ROOSTERS
you've ever seen...
are gathering over in the barn yard.

Chef B&W keeps watch at my stove.
Who doesn't love a man who can cook?


This guy sits atop the kitchen cabinets. I thought he had
feathers until I took him down and discovered it was
just dust. I think he liked the bath!

This guy, well looks like the chickens ain't sure what
those holes are for either...yicks!

It's Absolutely True!
I was running around here like, do I have to say it?
Like a chicken with my head cut off!
Looking for my roosters and this book.
"She was," said the hens, "we was watching her.
Thinking she should be doing her work
and not playing party, party, party!"

But after checking out several blogs this morning,
I just couldn't resist.
See ya at Bella Vista where the feathers are flying!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Somebody, please throw me a life perserver!

I am swamped under paper work with deadlines breathing down my neck. Gathering this and collecting that for my son's high school transcript. This fall being his Senior year is going to be buzzing with activities. Although it is neater to have all that information on the computer in nice little file folders...what do you do when the power goes out?

Fortunately it was only a couple hours, and then I was back at it. The work will continue in the morning until the clock strikes noon. That's when I load my suitcase with costumes, grab my ukulele, and head out the door.

Tomorrow I am off with the ukulele band to put on a luau show at a neighboring town's Retirement Home. I always take my camera and then things get crazy...SHOW TIME!!!I am packed up and heading home before it hits pictures again. I will go again tomorrow with high hopes of capturing some of the fun.
So for now it is more Tell than Show.
If time permits stop by and see what's going on at
Kelli's There is no place like home!

Hope Friday holds an adventure for you too!

Aloha ~Candy~

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Welcome to my Very Cherry World!

What is black and white and red all over?
Well O.K...a splash of red here and there.
Looks like these roosters can't wait
for that ROOSTER PARTY I keep
reading about.

And Red Wing is an old song about
a poor Indian maid. A shy little prairie maid.
Every time our family gets the music jammin'
this one is always included.


Each week my love of white grows a little more.

The other day I came across
another kitchen that is just calling me.
That chair, I wish I could step through the screen
and look, touch, and take it all in.

And the more I see white sheets the more
I want to have them. I need to have them.
Cool, soft, white sheets.

But for me I think I need a little color on
the comforter.

P e a c e f u l

And before you leave through the garden arbor...

Pick a bit of fruit and...

I hope you all have a day full of love, joy, peace,
patience, kindness, goodness well, you know,
the fruit of the Spirit.
Enjoy visiting more RED & WHITE sure to not make you blue!
Wednesday is Rednesday
at It's a Very Cherry World!
White Wednesday at Faded Charm


Happy Blogday to KBeau of Life in the Slow Lane
Her gift-away is a custom designed blog page.
Hope you go by to cheer and shout!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Don't forget your lunch!

Chinese 19th Century wooden 'red' lunch box $475.
I wonder if mom packed a fortune cookie?

I never had a Betty Boop box.

Or a Holly Hobbit, although
either one would work for me!
Yes, the blue one has a little red check shirt on the top.

This is what I remember...
But the lunches were always good,
at least that is what I choose to remember ;-)

To continue my 'Back-2-School' memory lane I shared THREE OR MORE lunch boxes, each with just enough red to satisfy RUBY TUESDAY.

Go by and see what everyone else is sharing!



Back to bed or run around town...
because the kids are off to school!

Remember the smells of school?
Crayons & paste.

More time in blogland...
MOSAIC MONDAY at the Little Red House
Mellow Yellow at the Drowsy Monkey and
Blue Monday
with Smiling Sally.

Off we go into the wild blue yonder...


Friday, August 21, 2009


Angels sleep without a care in the world.

Dreaming of baby girl rooms...

I'll leave the light on for ya!

So you can find your way back to Beverly's
How Sweet the Sound


Come go with me...

Today my friendship celebration is with my husband as we round the bend on 34 years. I have, indeed, enjoyed a safe ride in his canoe!

Heading out Saturday morning with the Scouts
for a bit of canoeing and camping this weekend.
I plan on spending a lot of time cooling off in the river.

Saturday is our
34th Anniversary.

No matter what has tugged on our love
through the years,
we have hung onto each other.

My beloved is mine,
and I am his...
His banner over me is love.


ps-Click Vintage Postcards to visit the home of PFF, although looks like she might still be under the weather. Here's hoping and a little prayer for a return to health for Marie.