This picture is of myself, the small bald one being held by my Grandmother. Others in the photo are my Grandfather and my two cousins from Indiana. I grew up on a Farm in western Iowa. This picture was taken in 1963.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
This Classic Singer Sewing Machine was like the one that I learned to sew on from my Grandmother. It was in excellent condition and had all the original paperwork. A wonderful Iowa Farm wife purchased this machine in 1948 for $165!!! That was a lot of money back then.
I recently acquired these two wonderful Singer Sewing Machines at Barntiques Antique Mall. I wanted to keep them, but I don't have the room, so they went up for sale. A wonderful local quilter bought both machines as she loves sewing machines as much as I do. At least I know they went to a good home where they will be love.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Life is Good is one of my most Favorite Quotes. This signs sits above this great plastic rooster which holds colorful measuring spoons. A great vintage Kitchen piece.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Jessica and Nolan visiting Santa at Marshall Field's on State Street in Chicago.
The Walnut Room's 3 story Christmas tree. This year it was done in Red's.
This was Nolan's favorite part of the trip... a visit to the Lego store on Michigan ave. Here he is with Darth!!
Ever since Jessica was little we would make a quick trip to Chicago to visit Marshall Field's and eat in the "Walnut Room". It' such a great tradition to see that beautiful 3 story Christmas tree. This year back in 2008 Nolan came along. It was just the 3 of us as no one else could come. Nolan has fun, but his highlight was the Lego store on Michigan Avenue.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Unfortunately this bumper crop of sour cherries was from a past year. Our little cherry tree in the orchard really gave it all it had.... it made the most wonderful cherry pies and jam that year. This year it didn't hardly produce anything.... Why is that? weather conditions, pollination etc???
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
One of my favorite places at the Old Threshers grounds is the Pioneer Village. Last year we visited the Log Cabin where the "pioneers" were making the dinner for the workers with produce from their garden. It's like your living the past right before your eyes. The sights and smells of the early pioneers.