Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I Can’t Clean My Craft Room

I found this cartoon in my news feed on Facebook and thought how appropriate it was when applied to my “craft room” which is actually a corner of my kitchen. I’m not going to enlighten you with a photo of the mess in one-half of my kitchen, but there are some of my crafty friends and I’m not naming names, like you Amy, who are in the organization mode. You can celebrate Christmas (or Hanukah) more than once a year when you decide to clean out, that is, finding goodies you “forgot” you bought! *smile*

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Family Picnic

By Dolores J. Rush
Mother on a summer day
Put on her apron of gingham gay
Cooked a dish of home-dried fruit
And pressed her husband’s Sunday suit.

Washed the dishes, made the bed
Boxed up fried chicken, loaves of bread
A cake or pie, the butter and jam
Deviled eggs and a bit of ham.

She tied up the dog and fed the cat
Gathered the kids; their ball and bat
Grabbed lawn chairs; a quilt to sit on
Directed daddy to load the wagon.

Putt, putt to the picnic at the park
To see grandma and grandpa, cousin Fred, until dark
To have a bit of frolic and bunches of fun
To splash in the pool and roast in the sun.

Mother brought her latest project, a recipe or two
To share with her sisters and cousins too
A snippet of fabric; a start of a houseplant,
School photos to dole out to all great-aunts.

Mother had a delightful time; a visit with the folks
Her family’s day ended on a gentle note
Full of happy memories; good food; tired bodies too
They couldn’t wait till next year to begin anew.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Barn Quilt

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I’ve been seeing photos of painted quilt squares on barns in issues of County Magazine and saw my first real live one on a barn two weekends ago in Mary’s Home, MO.