When I was young I would spend a lot of time at my grandparent's home during the summer.
I was raised with 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Yes, we had a large family!
My fondest memories are spent with my grandparents and my sister Debbie.
My grandmother taught me how to sew by hand and using the sewing machine at a young age. I made all my Barbie doll clothes.
My grandmother watch soap operas during the day and wrestling at night. Yes I said wrestling!
My grandmother was a great cook! She would make homemade bread in the evening. She would make 'puffs' for breakfast. This is what our family called the fried bread. She would roll the dough out, cut it into triangle pieces and then fry it. The cooking process would cause the dough to puff. It was a favorite for the whole family! Of course, remember they did not write or talk about fattening foods much back then...well at least I do not remember such conversations. I only remember my grandmother cooking great meals!
I will post more about my wonderful childhood memories in the next couple of weeks.
This week while looking for a favorite and misplaced postcard image, I found these lovelies on a CD that I purchased several years ago.
Isn't it frustrating when you know you have something whether it is on the computer or in your art studio and you cannot find it? How do you handle the frustrations?
I just go take a nap. It helps with the stress. I know some of you can't imagine going to take a nap over something so little, but stress can cause havoc when you have lupus. It's the not knowing what will ache...or how long it will cause you to be in bed to heal. This is how I handle my stress. How do you handle yours?
Enjoy the images!
I am sure sometime this week I will find the image I am looking for and the project can be completed.
Wishing you a wonderful and creative Thursday!
OH...by the way...Good luck Lee! Hope you win American Idol!
My blog focuses on my vintage discoveries and treasures, and a showcase for some of my favorite vintage inspired handcrafted items and collectibles. I offer free vintage postcard images from my collection. I am a self taught mixed media artist...so please join me on my journey of searching for vintage and antiques for repurposing. Making old memories new again!
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. ~ Mary Jean Iron
SOME OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES
Nothing happens unless first a dream. ~ Carl Sandburg
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris
My friends are my estate. ~Emily Dickinson
Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul - and you answer. ~Star Richés
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. ~Albert Einstein
I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the Heart's Affections and the truth of the Imagination. ~ John Keats
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. - Storm Jameson