Monthly Archives: January 2012


Whenever I drive by a barn,
I stare,
Listening intently,
Hoping to hear their stories... 

My grandfather (my father's father) worked as a Health Inspector  for Robert's Dairy.
He traveled the countryside stopping at the Milking Barns,
Walking the aisles,
Making sure the barns were pristine....


After he retired, he would still travel the countryside,
with my grandmother, sister and I.
He would tell the stories of the barns, as we passed by.

My husband and I took our granddaughter on our own road trip...
Traveling the countryside..
Looking for barns...
She is just learning to write her own stories and wanted to hear the stories of the barns.

I found instructions for building a barn that was dated 1895,
I decided to decoupage a copy onto a canvas.


After the decoupage was completely dry, 
I painted acrylic paint over the barn...


Listen to the Stories...

                                                                            Blessings, Becky    

Partying: , , ,  , ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


Translation:  Time's a'wasting 


There are times in my life
when life brings me to a place of reflection.
It is there that I am able to peer through
Looking Glass
to grasp the direction of my soul.....

This week has been such a time.

It is from this place,
that I have gathered the reflections of others....

Take time to reflect
Like me,
hold these words close 
Be reminded to
Carpe Diem.....

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)
There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)
And a time to every purpose, under Heaven.
Words adapted from The Bible,
book of Ecclesiastes
Music--Pete Seeger

Time is what we want most 
but...what we use worst.
William Penn

Time is an equal opportunity employer.  Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day.  Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes.  And you can't save time to spend it on another day.  Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving.  No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.   Denis Waitely


Time stays long enough
for anyone who will use it.
Leonardo Da Vinci

Until you value yourself,
you will not value your time.
Until you value your time
you will not do anything
with it.
M. Scott Peck

The time is right to do what is right.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is time for everything.  Thomas Edison

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep.

Turn! Turn! Turn! 

 Know how to live the time that is given to you.  Dario Fo                                               

                                                          Blessings, Becky



Have you ever had one of those days?

I was at A Corner Cottage helping to pick-up the Holiday Rush...
I couldn't find a safety pin...
I really needed one and thought I could easily find some....

I found glass marbles...
Don't you all have some of these??


I mean...
How difficult is it to find a simple item in this organized chaos?

Knowing that this mess will turn into Beauty
 Everything comes in from Market 
the Old is mixed with the New...


                                                                Blessings,  Becky              



I slept in the upstairs of my Grandfather's house.. 

My sister and I would climb five steps to a landing,
climb the remaining steps.
We could touch each wall as we raced up the wooden steps of the narrow stairwell...

In the winter,
It was COLD upstairs..
The covers on the bed were mighty important...
Bedspreads still hold a place of importance for me...
They don't provide the warmth.......


This purse is made from a heavy, quilt warm coverlet.....
I am always drawn to the lace 
at the bottom of a bedspread..

The edging flows beautifully as a ruffle...

The intricate detail is always admired on the bed 

on your arm...

                                                   Blessings, Becky,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,





In my treasures, is a 1924 Needlecraft Magazine...
Page 6 is Titled..

"Needlecrafter's Own Page"

In this particular issue,
crochet lace patterns were printed--
"Conducted by Our Readers"

Lace and Insertions for pillow-slips
Durable trim for towel-ends
Cover for sugar-bowl or medicine-glass
(the suggested size pattern to use for this was 
"the glass of an ordinary alarm-clock which has been discarded")

Now, I am sure most women of that time had one of those in their kitchen drawers...

As I first looked at the pictures,
then read the pattern instructions,
I felt like I was reading many of your Posts.

The 1924 Blogger..


This Purse trimmed with a beautiful 19?? crochet/ tasseled edge lace
is given in tribute to the 1924 Needlecraft Lady...


I added a mini purse to hold those "need to find quickly" necessities...

I only hope the 2012 Needlecraft Lady will honor the 1924 Lady with her own style....

                                                         Blessings,  Becky,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,