Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sleepy Boston Terrier!

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit,
 you would stay out and your dog would go in.” 
― Mark Twain

So... very... sweepy!

I am in the process of moving my studio out of my house and into an awesome new place.  Will let you know the details a wee bit later.  My sweet furry daughter helped me pack every box and carry it from the basement to my car.  If she had opposing thumbs she would have actually carried some items.  She never missed one trip up and down numerous times.  At the end of about two hours....she was exhausted!  She immediately nestled down in a pile of fabrics strewn on the floor and took a little nappy.  Bless it.

Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q!

Yes, the sign alone was taking full advantage of road appeal.  Speaking of a sliver of bait dangling from a pole....yep, this was one.  Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q might as well have said, "free food".  Funny how some words translate in "stomach speak" the same way.  

Me and E pulled it in and had some awesome BBQ and pie! We highly recommend it!

Forget social media....try slide in letters on a sign and then follow-up with exactly the truth.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

One Leg Up!

The next two photos are exactly the reason "going junking" has an appeal that only experiencing the hunt can satisfy.  My Ace Junking Comrade....E.....and myself met up to see what we could find. And, with little explanation we were not disappointed.

Yes, the biggest target "Firehouse Antiques"brought us the little oddity below.  We were walking along the aisle and this tall black cylinder canister was just sitting there.  I, at first, was entranced by the canister itself.  Just had to open the top....and there it was....a very less advanced prosthetic leg....harness and all.  I'll have to say this was a first for me.  We had to take it out of the container just to see how heavy it was....what it felt like....see it....hold it....

and of course, start posing it.  Let's just say the former owner of this leg was quite tall.  We assumed a man....or a former female basketball player.  The weight was so extreme the maker added a harness or a type of suspender to aid carrying it, and possibly this helped in keeping it in place as well.  I was fascinated!  

As tall as the leg was....the foot was only a size 7 or 8 ladies.  Hard to understand the proportion....the femur was incredibly long...once again, odd proportion.  

Now let's think about the canister.  Why was there one?  It looked as if it was for traveling.  The canister was clearly very durable and looked as though it had earned some flight miles. What is up with that?

Not sure, but all of these non-connecting facts may have been the reason this little piece of walking history landed in one of the largest junk hall of fame's in Huntsville.  Don't know....but, it sure makes a good story.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Boston Terrier Front and Back!

My precious furry daughter suffers from "I like my head covered when I'm sleepy and cold".  She will burrow like a mole whenever she finds a place to do it.  The dust ruffle on my bed is a great dark retreat when my little one wants to go to bed.  Obviously, her bottom is not cold....

but, her head and chest need the snuggly warmth of my bed.  Is that not a sleepy little face?

There is nothing more warming than your little precious so sleepy she cannot hold her head.  I do love this dog!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Finding Happiness!

"Happiness is not something ready made. 
It comes from your own actions."
-Dalai Lama

This little chick needs to go find some happiness......

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mixed Media Art!

Could not resist this little sliver of is for a UKULELE!  First and foremost, I did not know how to spell the tiny guitar loved by Tiny this was a learning experience. And, my knowledge of stringed instruments is minimal, so I have no idea if the chords are different...don't know...don't care. But, I loved using ukulele music!  Too cool!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Embroidery Art!

Just a couple of days of art....I've got to be a Mom at a volleyball tournament.  At the end of the weekend this is what I am going to feel like doing....just to...

"sit a spell."

Friday, February 8, 2013

Antiques...Find The Beauty!

Truly the best experience when you are milling around an antique mall is the unexpected. There is never two items the same!  This gi-normous...overgrown Paul Bunyan bench is crazy.  And, there is storage.  Basically, aisle three and four of the linens section of Target could be stored in this ever so simple bench.  I loved it....just would need a foyer built on to my house to house it

I love this little runners!  The colors and

This little bird was great!  The coloring was so wrong, yet so wonderful.  Very folky1

There is nothing better than a well stocked metal fridge.  

Happy lamp!

Such sad little dolls...but, they also look so loved.

Find the beauty in the strange...familiar and sad!

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Had to visit my mother for a view days....not a lot of healthy IT access where I go.  But, I did manage to steal a few minutes at one of the most awesome antique malls, Springfield Antique Barn

I love how they adorn all the walls with these beautiful quilts....massive eye candy.

Star quilt....massively twinkling!

Kind of like an orderly crazy quilt.  Hmmmm.

Feed sacks, glorious, geed sacks.....yum!

Log cabin pattern with this screaming yellow bench in front.  Great combo! 

I'm back in the blog world.....mucho stuff on the horizon!