Monday, October 17, 2011

We're Here at Walt Disney World!

We're here in wonderful Walt Disney World, Florida for Halloween!

A fun Disney fact!

This is a very cute Mickey Mouse Pumpkin!

This is my favorite Disney movie...Lady and the Tramp!

I'm scheduling this post for our arrival at WDW because I'm taking a blogging break while on our Florida vacation.  

We won't have internet service while at Walt Disney World so I'll have to tell you all about our adventures when we get back home in November.  

Saturday, October 15, 2011

First Stop on Way to Florida

First night on the road to Florida...that's our little travel van with all the big motorhomes!

We're at Carolina Crossroads Campground in Roanoke Rapids, NC.  

We had a nice drive down here today stopping for lunch at my favorite restaurant, Mimi's Cafe, in Fredericksburg, VA.

On to Savannah, GA tomorrow.

It was a beautiful day today...sunny and low 70's just a little windy out. 

I'll only be able to post if we get decent internet service at our campgrounds.  

Walt Disney World or BUST! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Did I Tell You I Love Color?

I added my first rows of black and white yarn to separate the bands of color on my 

Rainbow Scrap Afghan.  


Now I'm working on my second band of rainbow colors.  

Check out my previous post (here).

I'm not sure how many color bands I will be able to do...I just want this afghan to be lap size.  

If I run out of a color ~ I'm using left over yarn on this project ~ I hope I can find the yarn I need at Michaels. 

I was so surprised yesterday...

I got Pinned!  

Or rather my Rainbow Ruffles Scarf did!

I'm taking my Rainbow Scrap Afghan with me to Florida. 

We leave Saturday for Walt Disney World!!!! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Shelley Rosebud

I just adored my paternal Grandmother.   

We were lucky to live fairly close to my Dad's parents while growing up so we were able to have Sunday dinners with them and to see them often.  I really treasured summer time when I could spend two weeks with them one on one.   My Grandmother had quite a few granddaughters and she was an excellent seamstress making all of us lovely dresses every year including my Mom.  

I found an old photo I scanned of my Grandmother made this beautiful blue outfit for her.

My Mom loved to dress up...she had slim legs and ankles and looked terrific in high heels.   

That's Lady our dog...well, she was really my Mom's dog but we were all crazy about her.   

One of these days I hope to convert the old family photos over to digital.   

Back to my summer my Grandmother said she wouldn't have both my middle brother and I at the same time because we fought.  We begged to go together...said we wouldn't fight... finally my Grandmother relented.  Well, Grandmother did know best because that's the first and last time she had us at the same time because she was right... we ended up fighting.   Hey, we were just kids. 

Here'a photo of my paternal Grandparents sometime in the 1940s.

I'm so lucky my paternal Grandmother bequeathed her lovely fine bone china Shelley Rosebud Coffee Set (Dainty Shape) to me.

Coffe pot and lid

On one of my earlier posting I said it was a tea set (what did I know).  One of my readers graciously corrected me to let me know it was not a tea pot but rather it was either a coffee or chocolate pot.

I googled and found two coffee pots and lids each one selling for over $450 on eBay.  

Boy, was I shocked.  

Of course, I have no intentions of selling my set.  

Creamer and Sugar Bowl

This green back stamp was used between 1945 and 1966.

I don't know when my Grandmother purchased the set but it was probably in the 1940s or 1950s.

Lovely...isn't it?

Hand painted mint green borders complement the fuchsia roses and cornflower blue daisies "rosebud" pattern.   

The set has such a wonderful English china color palette and dainty shape. 

My Bone China Shelley Coffee Set in the Rosebud pattern and Dainty Shape.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my lovely Shelley Coffee Set and didn't mind me rambling on and on about my family.  

I miss my Grandparents and my parents so much.

Please join me for:
                                    Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday                                
                              Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
                                        Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
                               Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday   

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Red Toile & Checkered Bathroom!

A red check and toile bathroom--charmingly gorgeous!

Yes, one of these days I will decorate a room in red!!!  

Totally...just like this one.  

And there are more REDs to enjoy with our host, Sue, at 

It's A Very Cherry World

for REDnesday!

Monday, October 10, 2011

My Rainbow Ruffles Scarf

My Rainbow Ruffles Scarf is finished!  

Colorful...bright and cheery!

This is an easy project to use up all your left over yarns.

I'm still using up my Caron Simply Soft yarns that I used on my Flower Petal Cushion (here).  

Love the rainbow colors of this scarf!

For this scarf I arranged the colors in a rainbow hue pattern.

You can obtain the Ruffles Scarf pattern (here).

I like the Red Heart yarn website.  

It is filled with lots of FREE patterns with great photos and good instructions.

If you don't care for this pattern they have so many wonderful ones to choose from at their website.

My Rainbow Ruffle Scarf

I changed the pattern slightly where the two pieces are crocheted together at the back of the neck.  I added another ruffle in yellow and green and crocheted them together right above the extra ruffle.  

So...what is next?  

Well... I still have yarn left in these rainbow colors... and while at Michaels the other day I saw a scrap afghan in a new book called "Scrap Crochet" by Connie Ellison that had an interesting and different stitch.   I bought the book...came home and started my new project....

Rainbow Scrap Afghan

Rainbow Scrap Afghan

I'm making the scrap afghan shown on the cover of the book.  

Fun new project using scrap yarn...Rainbow Scrap Afghan

I'm adding two colors to separate my rainbow shades...white and black. 

I wish I could crochet today but I have to clean the porch furniture so we can put it all away in the shed.   By the time we come back from our Florida road trip it will be November and too cold to be out on the porch. 

  Have a lovely day and thanks for visiting!

Join me for:

Lit & Laundry for Finished For Friday
Annmarie's Crochet Blog (here)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Romantic Pink!

Oh, yes, as you can see, Pink is so romantic....dreamy and magical.

Welcome to Beverly's Pink Saturday .  Click on her link to see more PINK

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What's Black, White & Red All Over?

Is it a pretty kitchen?

Maybe a stairwell?

Or perhaps a red headboard and bedding??

Nope, it's Sushi!  

My black & white mohair teddy bear...with a beautiful red heart nose!

Isn't she adorable?

What's not to love about a face like this?

Sushi is from the Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Company
Every time I look at her I smile giggle.

Annette Funicello (of Mickey Mouse Club and teen beach movie fame) founded the Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Company in 1992 to fund research of neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, with which she had been diagnosed in 1987. Funicello teamed with world-renowned Teddy bear artists "to share with people all over the world the comfort and love a Teddy bear brings."


Please join me for:
                                    Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday                                
                              Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
                                        Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
                               Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday