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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tea for the road

The baby girl got her palette expander and partial braces this morning...poor thing.

Time for a smoothie...

Stop by Kimmies to see what's going on for Tea Tuesday.

Monday, June 27, 2011

8th anniversary swap

Since we had a totally open theme this time around for the annual abc_alterbookclub anniversary swap...I decided to use this photo of myself and my grandpa that always makes me giggle. Neither one of us looks to happy about the whole deal.

Here's the original photo...

We both look so crabby.  I did have a cute little dress though. *grin*

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Freebie

Cabinet cards often have interesting backs such as this one.

I wonder what is at that address now??

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Neglectful tea

I have been so horrible.

I received an absolutely wonderful prize...SO LONG AGO.... from Annette, aka Voodoo Vixen.

I took pictures right away, resized them and promptly forgot to post them.

Isn't this the sweetest little book?!?

How could I have forgotten to blog about this?!

The pockets are each filled with a different kind of tea.

Yum...so many to try.

The ATC is awesome!

Love the gears.

Once again Annette...Thank you. So sorry I've been such a slouch and not posted this beautiful gift until now.

Off to brew some tea from the book. :)

Stop by Kimmies blog for the rest of the Tea Tuesday blogs.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Rusting result

I just couldn't wait any longer. I had to unwrap the fabric.

I'm going to leave them to dry in the yard for a little while.

Just look at all the rusty goodness...

And this...

Love it!!

My question now is...do I rinse the fabric or leave it as is? I love the look of it right now but don't want to endanger myself or others if it should be rinsed.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Freebie

Here's a sweet little girl in a chair.
Isn't she just a doll?!?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rusty things

My husband brought me home a great gift...one I've been asking for.

Rusty stuff!  Two brake shoes and a baggie of iron filings. Woohoo!

Of course while we was wondering around looking in the parts bins everyone kept asking him what on Earth he was doing. To which he explained that his wife wanted to rust fabric and paper. HUH!??!! Was the most common response. She's a little nuts. Yeah, he knows but loves me anyway.

I got carried away and started work wrapping things before grabbing my camera.

I pre-soaked the fabric in vinegar and salt.

This bundle is a lace work table cloth scrap wrapped around a brake shoe with a length of scrap fabric wound around to keep it all in place.

This one is done  in a very similar fashion.

I shook out the box on top of it before starting the wrapping process. Lots of good rust flakes in there.

I put both bundles in a ziploc then sprinkled a little iron filings on top for good measure.

I'm going to let them sit in the shed for a week or so.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Special eggs and muffins

So my baby girl...started the process of getting braces today.
Getting the impressions taken...gack!
And having spacers put in to move the teeth slightly for the bands.

A day like today needs "special eggs".
I'm not sure what you call them but they are "special eggs" at our house.

I also tried out a recipe I found over at the Smitten Kitchen for Whole Wheat Rhubarb muffins. I made one batch with rhubarb and one substituting the rhubarb with zucchini. 

My picky children noticed that something was up right away.
I couldn't just pass them off as yummy streusel  muffins.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Early morning gardening on Tea Tuesday

I'm not going to lie...it's still coffee in my cup.

I wanted to get outside and check on my plants. 
The squirrels have been driving me crazy with their digging!!

Ok, my green onions are fine. 

Maybe the movement of the pinwheel is helping. 

Happy Flag Day!

Oh good, my newly transplanted rhubarb looks like it's finally starting to accept its new home.

This is my latest goofy attempt to keep the squirrels out of my lettuce box. 

It looks like I'm trying to grow sticks. Not liking the look.

Hey, where did the sun go??

I better finish up my coffee so I can get the rest of my planting done before it decides to rain.

Thanks for stopping by for tea...oh, yeah...coffee with me.

Remember to swing my Kimmie's blog for the full list of Tea Tuesday participants.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Freebie

I can't see to remember if I've shared this one with you yet.
I can't remember a lot of things....geesh.
What am I going to be like in 20years!?!


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