Monday, April 29, 2013

The Pleasure of Your Company





Saturday was our annual Ladies Spring Luncheon and Tea. 
And I have to say it was hands down our best yet! 
Each and every table is unique and as personal as its hostess.







44 tables and not one single more! The Fire Marshall side "That's IT!"
 Over 440 women! Isn't that amazing? Many of whom had never been to a church event for women.


 Here is a snap of the team. 
I am so blessed, honored and proud to be a part of such an amazing group of ladies. 
They each and everyone have their own gifts that they bring to the ministry.  
Front: Pam Lamb, Vicki Voyce (she is the boss! nothing happens without her) Debi Rigg, Michelle Lawson, Susan Loller, Pat Cannon, Nancy Hunt, Elizabeth Nevell, Jeanne Houser, Me, Jan Payne, Susan Leabonner.  Not pictured: Jo Hale and Sandy Pennington

There is so much work to a big event like this. 
And they do it all as a ministry of love.

These are a few pictures of the table that I hosted.

I used my Father-In-Law's old Royal Typewriter. Talk about using what you have!

  Our theme was " The Pleasure of Your Company". 
I tried to carry that through the whole decor.

Including the favors. This is just a Dollar Tree compact mirror that I dolled up a little.

 I love my new old Homer Laughlin tea cups! They were the color inspiration.

 The ladies at my table were from all different areas of my life.

Here's one that you might recognize.... 
Sorry for the "soft focus". 
We neither one took this picture, 
but it is still cute.

Laura from Decor to Adore! How fun is that!?

I'm joining:
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Crochet Evening Bag...Done!



I finished it! Here it is.
 As I promised ... I said I would tell you how I made it. 
It was pretty simple really. I made to round pieces. Then I added a 5 stitch shell edge and then 
add a rose to the front.
 To make this large flower for the front of the little back I used this tutorial. 
 It is just Big enough for a lipstick, debit card, phone, a little cash and a drivers license.
 I lined it with solid black fabric and used a piece of blingy trim that 
I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  It was in the fabric section.
 This is the back...
 Oh! and I added a little vintage button to the center of the flower. 
So that's my design .... 
Pretty sweet!



Ok... now I'm out of little projects.... I have to finish that afghan!
What are you finishing?
Thanks for stopping by!!!!
I hope you have a great weekend!

I'm joining:

Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Tami At Tami Amis and Other Creations for FO Fridays 
Annemarie at Haakblog: It's all about Crochet for Link Your Stuff

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Killing Lincoln



Killing Lincoln
The Shocking Assassination That 
Changed America Forever
by Bill O'Reilly
and Martin Dugard



From the back of the book:

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of incredibly bloody battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. One man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased.
In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington, D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a brilliant but enigmatic New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. With an unforgettable cast of characters, vivid historical detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.




Getting past the first 100 pages was the most challenging part of this read. I strongly encourage you to do it though. Once you get past the battle scenes, the book is intriguing and, although not my favorite book, I did learn a lot. If you love history, the Civil War, or learning about Lincoln, you will love this book. 

As a side note: The book club was perfectly split on this one. Half liked it half did not. No one loved it. How about that? 
 
 I'm joining: 
Ricki Jill for Literary Friday


 


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Yes... Its Another Scarf!


 Hey there!

And how is everyone today? 


Wonderful on Wednesday? 
Good!

One of the things that keeps me working on a big project is to take a break from it and then go back and continue working on it.  It kind of makes me lonesome for the project and I look forward to picking it up again. 
So I'm sharing one of my diversions with you today.


I was on Pinterest or maybe a blog (???) Sorry I don't remember.... 
OH, I remember! It was Ravelry!

ANYWAY!
 
I saw this cute scarf pattern and it was sooooooooo easy,  that I made it in one day!
Seriously!
 
You can get the pattern here.
I used Sugar and Cream cotton yarn and a J hook.


 So that's that!
I have another little project that I finished and will share with you later. 
I actually designed it myself. I'm kind of pleased with my own self. 
I'm not gonna lie.

Thanks for checking in and saying "Hi". 
I'll be back with a book review on Friday. 

Have a FABULOUS week!

I'm Joining My Merry Messy Life



Thursday, April 11, 2013

Howdy Doo! What's New?




 Hey!
 I hope you have had a fabulous week 
and are getting ready for a wonderful weekend!

Thank you everyone for participating in Fresh-Cut Friday. 
We had some beautiful participants. 
Our next party will be May 3rd and the flower for the month of
May is The Lily of the Valley.
Of course any post that includes pretty flowers,
gardens or floral crafts are welcome to participate


 I did something that I just have to show off. 


I hung some blue and white tea cups under our cabinets and included some under counter lights. 
I LOVE how it turned out. 

Do you ever just do something that is so small, but makes a HUGE impact?

I'm joining
Open House at Bernideen's 
Anything Blue


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fresh-Cut Friday #32


Hey There! 
Welcome to another edition of Fresh-Cut Friday. 
I'm so glad your here.


You know, FCF is really just about the simple joy of bringing fresh flowers into your home on a regular basis. And the thing is ... it just doesn't need to be expensive or complicated.



 This little arrangement is going to travel all over the kitchen until it finds a spot 
where I can enjoy it everyday.


A simple inexpensive bouquet of  daisies.  While daisies are the Flower of the Month, they are almost always in season. I picked these up for $4.99 at the grocery store.

 Keeping the bouquet small, also makes it easily transportable.






 This is where our little daisy bunch landed.... who knows where it will be tomorrow. 


What have you done lately? I hope you will share your floral adventures!
Link your specific post below. Then add a link to your post back to this party so everyone can enjoy.
And I'll be joining these fun link parties: