Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
People it's nice to remember at Christmas time:
- Mail/Parcel Delivery Persons
- Hair Dressers
- Elderly Neighbors
- Resident of a Group Home
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
He grew up on a Homestead there, rode his horse to the School House and helped out with the farming.
(even though I never got to meet them, I know they would have been wonderful Grandparents)
He always had an interest in horses. In his younger years, he owned Race Horses and traveled a circuit to local racetracks with his horses and jockeys.
Dad was a Drummer, playing in different bands throughout the years.
He owned and operated a trucking business and was also a farmer. He hauled livestock to Auctions, Fairs, etc. One of Dad's many trucks in the background of above photo.
Dad married Mom on April 12, 1971 and I came along in 1974. Can you say, "WOW", Dad was 61 years old at the time and Mom was 44.
(I can remember growing up and folks who didn't know us always thought they were my Grandparents, but let me tell you, Dad was always very proud to say, "No, she's my Daughter!)
He continued to drive his Cattle Truck and took Mom and I along most everyday. From the time I was in diapers, I rode in that truck. It was a Cab-over International, a red one, when it was nap-time I was tucked into a make-do bed built behind the truck seat (of course that was before carseats).
I have many good memories of the many miles we traveled in that truck.
Just before I went to school, Dad got his leg broke while loading a cow. He couldn't work so he stayed home with me while a family friend and Mom went on the daily route. We played "school" everyday and he/we fashioned a way of getting the door open to the freezer room so I could get at the ice cream.
Dad was always there for my school activities and concerts (I could always depend on trip to McDonald's afterwards :). Very snowy trips to the Christmas Tree Farm to pick out a real tree, it HAD to be a real tree. Playing Cribbage (it's how I learned to add), making barbie doll sized pancakes that he would happily eat for breakfast and him stealing my slice of bread just when I got it buttered. I could go on and on and on, but I won't....
He was always there, the best father a girl could ask for and always so proud. And likewise, I'm proud to say that he's my Dad!
Love and Miss You Dad......
Traci Jean aka TJ
Saturday, November 13, 2010
This is the leader of the team, my everyday sewing machine....yep, she is a young 57 years old. She was made in 1953, Model #EJ778027. She might not be much to look at, no fancy stitches either, but she can sure do her job sewing those prims.
She got all cleaned up today and oiled, so she is ready for another hundred yards of thread. This old girl belonged to my husband's Mother, bless her heart, I feel privileged to call her mine.
Next Team Member is this 1954 Singer Model #RF48. This poor girl needs some TLC. She doesn't have a belt, but if she did I think she'd be a working machine.
She came to live here a few years ago, found her at an auction.
The third in line is this precious lady. She is a 1956 Singer, Model #EL909252. She was found sitting under a table at a Garage Sale, I bought her for $5.00 with thoughts of her being a parts donor for my main lady. But, she SEWS! So she is my stand-by team leader.
Before she could take over the reins, she would need to be re-wired though.
Lastly, this is my Singer Model #F0988813, she was made in 1911. She doesn't have much Horse Power as she is an Old Treadle Machine. I suppose if I could figure out where the bobbin goes, she would sew too. I think I'll let her rest as she has probably done more than her share of work in her day. Consider her retired.
As you can see, I have a very strong team of Singers. They are my most favorite sewing machine, the only time I ever sewed on a different kind of machine was in Home-Ec class in school. Up until my Mom passed away, she too sewed on a Singer Sewing Machine, one exactly like I use everyday. So I guess you could say that the "apple doesn't fall far from the tree". (I think there was a bit of friendly family competition to see who could own the most Singers, LOL).
Wishing you all many Happy Stitches and Miles of Thread,
Friday, November 12, 2010
Comments: Bingo! I got all my words.
I just got this email through my store contact form....Congratulations Hazel on winning my Harvest Bingo Game!
This was Hazel's Bingo List
Name: Hazel Reeves
Comments: Harvest Bingo
1. Pumpkin Pie
9. Mulled Cider
13. Wagon Rides
15. Harvest Blessings
17. Straw bale
18. Harvest moon
Bingo Words for today are:
Do we have a winner....we must be getting really, really close!
Blessed Weekend Wishes,
Thursday, November 11, 2010
To: All the Veterans out there....
I salute you...Thank You for the sacrifices you have made.
Please Thank a Veteran today and say a prayer for those men and women still deployed fighting for our Country.
Today's Bingo Words are:
I am planning another crafty day here at the Homestead. I am on a roll turning out Christmas Prims.....can't stop now, LOL! In fact, I'm not sure if I'll have room for everything at the show, the space is limited cause it's inside.
Here are some more pics of my progress.......
Homespun Stitchery Ornaments
Candy Cane Crow
Simple Grungy Black Socks
Farmhouse Christmas Door Greeter
"Olde Socks" Hanger
Please stop by York Mountain Mercantile to see all of my New Offerings.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Who is the closest to getting Bingo? How many words do you need?
Today's Harvest Bingo words are
Yesterday I was able to finish a bunch of Christmas Stitcheries I had stitched. They are all backed, stuffed and stained ready for the show on November 20th. I have to say that I am on a roll and have quite a "pile". I think I may list a few items on my website later today/tonight and see if anyone is interested before the show.
The weather this week is so pleasant! Today it's supposed to reach a high of 58 degrees....wooo hooo.....
Tata for now,
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
I picked 3 Bingo words today, they are
Today we are going to my sister's house for my nephew Travis' Birthday. I spent yesterday in my sewing room and was able to get some more Christmas Prims started. Last night I stuffed them, now they will wait to be finished.
This is a group shot of what I have finished up so far....
I also put away Halloween and dressed up my fireplace mantel in Simple Autumn
Friday, November 5, 2010
Friday's Harvest Bingo Words are
I will be crafting again today. I finally finished some goodes yesterday, been having a hard time getting into the "groove".
Hope you all have a great weekend.......
Don't forget to turn those clocks back this weekend!