Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Friday, July 1, 2022

God Bless America!

God Bless America!





Blessed is the nation

whose God is the Lord.

Psalm 33:12




A little sewing craft to decorate

the house on the inside . . .

adding a little Red, White & Blue.

Made from stripe and polka dot fabric,

then hot glued to twigs. 


 God Bless You All!

Have a wonderful weekend.


Your blogging sister,

Connie :)


Monday, June 27, 2022

Detour, There's an Antique Shop Ahead



Hello Dear Friends,

There is a lot of road

construction going on in

our town this summer.

So, today while in town

I had to take a short detour.

Do you remember the old song,

"Detour There's A Muddy Road Ahead"

well in my case

there was a little antique shop

on this route that I'd been hearing about,

so of course I had to visit. 



I love bowls and this one caught my eye.

This is the design on the outside of the bowl.



And this is the inside pattern. 



This is the marking on the bottom.

Look at all the little cracks . . .

why do I love that? 



I also purchased this little pitcher

I haven't measured it, but I think

it probably holds a pint.

It's small but much larger than a creamer.


Look at the pattern on the handle,

cool right? 



And again the mark on the bottom.

Look close there are more

little cracks . . .

Love those sweet little signs

of aging.

Here it is filled with flowers

from my garden :)


Oh, the lady that owns the shop

was so sweet, we talked for 

a while and quickly became friends.

Making a new friend was even 

sweeter than finding these

lovely treasures.



Wishing each of you a lovely week,

Try smiling and saying "Hi"

to a stranger . . .

you might make a new friend :) 


God bless you,

Connie :)


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Welcome Summer!

 Summer is here!


Finally :)



I absolutely love cutting flowers

from the garden and bringing

them into the house. 


They say, 

"Make hay while the sun shines"



And now that the rain has slowed

down, that's what the farmer

across the road is doing.



I've had time to work on the 

quilt that I started last Fall :)


All of my blocks are quilted

with batting and backing . . .


Now I'm starting to trim them all 

to a 17 inch square . . .


And when they are all trimmed,

I'll start putting them together

in a "Quilt As You Go"




 This method works so well for

large quilts, if you don't have 

a long-arm machine. 


Last fall I purchased this old

apron at a thrift store.



I can't remember what I paid,

but I remember thinking that

it was too much because of the stain.

Now I'm happy to have an old stained apron

hanging in my kitchen.

It's the first one I pick 

for a dirty job :)



I bought it because I wanted

to use it for a pattern.

so, yesterday I made this :) 


Well, that's it for today.

Thank you so much for visiting.

I hope you'll take a minute

to leave a comment and say "Hi!"


God bless you all!

 Connie :)