Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012


 This is Elsie she is in the plaid dress above and the lady below is Elsie.  The lady who named the store  runs and owns this business is her granddaughter.  Jennifer Martin  she calls it Elsie's after her grandmother.  Jennifer is from Southern Kansas  she does have a southern accent but she is a joy to do business with.  Below you will see that she has started a clothing store on our downtown square in Martinsville.  She moved in about 4 months ago.   It has been several years since we have had a clothing store on the square.   I like to shop close to home and I hope she will stay for a long time

What is special for you followers of the Confession of a  Pioneer Woman,  Ree Drummond   Jennifer also uses her cookbook and besides her nephew works at the ranch for Tim and Missy you have heard Ree talk about them.  Sure is a small world.  Stop by and check her clothing out and the decorations.  I think she is open 6 days a week from 11 to 4   If you need to contact her I would be happy to send her a message from you.

Take care and stay warm

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Farm Bureau Convention

 This weekend we spent a few days in Indy.  Nice place to visit   We stayed in the JW Marriott I really like the hotel we were on the 28th floor and the view at night was fantastic. 1st time I have stayed there the beds were comfortable the staff were very nice and the food was really good..  I was in the trade show with gourds and other painted items. 

 I  approached FB with an offer for  their members to do a make it-take it to paint a gourd snowman and some 63 ladies took them up on this painting lesson.  I have some who would like to do it again next year.  We will see how Farm Bureau feels about it.  A lot of farm shows in years past that I have attended did have activities for the ladies to enjoy.
I was glad I was able to meet some very crafty ladies.  Saw some I knew from the Beef Cattle Assoc. always nice to visit with old friends. Meet a lady who follows my blog surprised me.

Going to a class tomorrow night at out Library subject Face book   Looking forward to seeing what they have to say. 
It sure is wet outside and we got a good rain tonight I could hear it coming down  I guess this will help with our moisture level. 
 Some of my bulbs are poking through the soil hope they don't come to far up.
 The birds are getting feed when they need it  and I have suet cakes for my woodpeckers  I also hear them working on my persimmon trees.
I have now completed all my shows and  can clean my house for Christmas and start baking all kinds of sweet things. We give some away to our landlords and friends.  Love this part of Christmas  time to smell the pine trees.  Until I find more time to blog take care.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

What I'am I up too

 I almost forgot how to write a blog.  Been many places and always forget to take pictures just plain forget. This is one of my favorite dogs I adopted Zeus one year and 2 months ago.   He is a darling  had him to the groomers and he has on his Christmas scarf.  He will sit on one step and his feet on the other.  He weighs 170 pounds and he is 3 years old.
 I am recycling again  almost did it earlier but the leaves weren't raked up yet  I wait until the county rakes the leaves from the courthouse lawn and then I bring them home.  I have thought about leaving them in the bags all winter have never done that but I see other recyclers leave the bags in their yard all winter.  Any one who is reading this and has a suggestion please fire away I am open for some advise.  I use them in my garden or around my flowers.  Helps build the soil.

I did take them all
 And here we are to my favorite thing to paint are gourds.  I will be at the Indiana Farm Bureau State  Convention  in Indianapolis this coming week.  Will have a lot of gourds ready for someone to paint on.  Ever want to paint on a gourd this is your chance.  Paint your own snowman.  I need to get back to work at painting and getting ready for Christmas.  Tree is up and decorated will show on another day.  Take care until we meet again.