The only way to have a friend is to be one....Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Saturday Project

Good Sunday Morning....

Yesterday I had an notion to try hooking another small rug.  This is only my third small project so I am still a novice at this art.  I sat all day and worked on it, I think it turned out pretty good. 

I made it into an Egg Shape, I think I may back it with wool and make a pillow out of it.  Or should I just bind the edges and make a mat, I'm at a loss....

Friday, February 25, 2011

Frightful Friday...

I feel as if I should be singing a Christmas Jingle today, Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful ./'  ./'  ./'

We've got a monster of a storm sitting on top of us this morning, our schools are closed.  Talk is we could get up to a foot of snow...   Ugh....

I have been fighting off my annual February sinus cold, but I think it finally is getting the best of me.  Not feeling too good today, so I think I'm just going to lay low and get some rest.

I'm really looking forward to seeing this.....again

I'm getting really, really close to my goal of 125 followers, I think I better get busy on another prize for my Spring Giveaway.  I thank all who have become new followers, signed up for my drawing and who have been kind enough to post my giveaway on your blogs!  If you haven't yet, I welcome you to sign up.  Just click on the picture link on the left sidebar.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gorgeous Gal Day

Got this in an email yesterday, thought it was cute...............

Have a Gorgeously Hot Day!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Family Heirlooms N Heritage.........Part 1

Today I am starting a multi-part posting on Family Heirlooms and Heritage.  I have some of the most wonderful heirlooms saved for many generations from my fathers side of the family.  There are goodes from both of his parents. I will post pictures and descriptions of some now and then.  It will be like a walk through the past, most everything is from the late 1800's.  Come along with me.....

Some of you may have seen this picture before.  It is my Grandfather Theodore John Neckers (on left), Grandmother Myra Rickerson Neckers and my Dad.

My Dad's sister was the family historian, she traced our roots clear back to Holland and made this Family Tree.  My family came to America from Holland in the mid 1800's, it all started with Albert Nekkars (notice the spelling) and his wife.  Albert was born and died in Holland, his wife moved to America with their 5 children.  Seems that roots were taken up in the French Creek, Clymer & Sherman, NY areas.

This is the Family Tree

We will start this journey with a little basket filled with so much..  This basket is full of old journals, ledgers, papers, diaries, etc.  We will take a look into them in another post...

This is one of the contents of the basket...

It is an old leather Pocket Wallet, it contains a small paper signed by my grandma stating is was used by a Civil War Veteran during his enlistment.  I'm not sure who the veteran was but I'd sure like to know. 
UPDATE----- I think this wallet may have belonged to my Great Great Grandfather, Mathew Hawley - he served in the Army during the Civil War, he was discharged in 1863, Rank * Private.
The wallet is stamped Made by Cobb & Johnson, Lancaster Mass.

Here's some other papers that were tucked in the wallet too...most of the papers are from my Grandmother's Grandma...Abigail Hawley

This one is dated Oct. 28, 1896, a receipt belonging to my Great-Great-Grandmother

This receipt if for shingles, which were made to order, dated Aug. 28, 1890.  It's from the Cole & Reslink Co. oh and it says they also made Grape Basket Covers and Bottoms, LOL...  looks like there was 6,111 ft. of wood sawn for a total cost of $17.27.

This next  paper is kind of funny, it's a handwritten agreement for doctor care from my Great -Great Grandmother

It says, "Dear Sir,  if you take those bunches off my neck,  I shall expect you to tend the sores as long as they need a Drs care for 25, if you can not or will not don't come"  Signed Respectfully, A. Hawley

Here we have a Tax Collector's Receipt, it's dated 1901.  Guess what...for 56 acres the taxes were only $5.16 but there was a processing fee of $.06.....!

This is a handwritten receipt dated March 18, 1896...can't tell what it's for but it cost $21.00, must have saved a long time for that...

Okay, so that's a start....  I will end with this picture of a quilt made by my Grandma...  It was just the top, my Mom finished it for me about 10 years ago...

We have lots more to discover, a Civil War Pellet Pouch with Bullet, another early Leather Piece, Journal and Diary entries, early smalls & much more....

Have a Great Day All.........

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunny Tuesday

It's a Sunny Tuesday, but BRRR it was quite chilly this morning. 

Here are some sunshine-ee pictures that I took of my mantel... it's all done up in Sunshine Yellow for Spring

I finished a few more prims and got them listed on my website this a.m.

Nesting Spring Crow

Window Box Tulips

and last but certainly not least...

Remembering my Mom on her Birthday
she would have been 81 today

This picture was taken last May, we were putting flowers together for the cemetaries and I made her wear this daisy garland around her head for a picture.  (she hated getting her picture taken)

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you more & more

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Afternoon.....

Happy Sunday to Ya...Hope this finds everyone doing well and enjoying their weekend.

We've had a nice weekend here.  Friday, Maygan and I had a girl's day out.  We went to JoAnn's, junkin and to lunch.  It was nice spending the day with my girl, seems we don't get to do that enough.

Yesterday we just hung out around the house, I did some crafting.  It was a good day for it cause it turned cold again outside.

As for today, I was in the craft room again and actually got alot accomplished.  I just finished listing a bunch of Spring Goodes on my website.  Later we are meeting my Sis, BIL and nephew for Chinese.

Here are a couple of snapshots of my makings today...

Buttercream Nest Egg

Itty Bitty Calico Eggs

I would like to say Thank You to all of the wonderful ladies who have posted my Giveaway on their Blogs.  Also, a Warm Welcome to my New Followers.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Spring Giveaway for You

Who Likes Tulips?
Would you like to win this Sack of Spring Tulips?

If you would like be entered into my Spring Drawing, I welcome you.

The only hoop you have to jump through is to be a follower of my blog (new followers are welcome), yep, that's it.  Just leave a comment below saying you would like to be entered.  If you do not have a blog, please leave an email address so I can contact you should you win.

The drawing will be on the First Day of Spring, March 20th...

Please feel free to post my drawing on your sidebar, if I reach 125 followers by the date of the drawing, I will pick a 2nd winner and send them a different Tulip prize.

Tulip Sacks are also available for purchase.  If you would like to buy one, just send me an email.  They are $25.00 plus shipping.

Tulip Color Choices:  White, Yellow, Red, Purple & Pink (or assorted)

If you would like just a 1/2 dozen Tulips the are $16.00 plus shipping.

Here's a few more pics.........

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue

Happy Valentine's Day
From Me to You

Wishing you all the LOVE your Heart can hold &

Everything your Little Heart Desires.....

Here are some snapshots of Valentine's Day around my home..

Friday, February 11, 2011

What I've been up to......

I just can't seem to find my Primitive MoJo, I'm sure it will show up sooner or later..... We are still knee deep in snow and we have had overnight temps below zero.  It makes me want Spring to come even more.

In the meantime I have been crocheting, which I love to do...  I have been listing my Lil' Hats in my Etsy Shop if you'd like to see what I've made.

Follow this link.....

Here is a little Girl's Hat and Bootie Set I made....It's so sweet and perfect for Strawberry season..

Have a Great Weekend....


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