Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Memorial Weekend Happenings




On Saturday, I took Mr. Ken on a 
"Mystery Date." We are lucky to have 
this cute little event space in 
neighboring city. The Hostess came up 
with a different way to bring people to 
her home while "social distancing" 
continues. She titled it "A Fresh 
Perspective" and I booked the house 
for two peaceful hours.



Welcome to Vintage House, a unique 
event venue. One can plan all types of 
parties and social events for small groups.
This cute little home is situated in the 
downtown are of the neighboring city.  
The photos below tell their story, so enjoy.





















This area above was where we enjoyed 
some  light snacks and flavored water. 
So fun!





A mean card game was played before we 
had our light snacks.




Vintage House truly is a Happy House. 
We enjoyed the two hours spent having 
fun together away from home. Ms. Lauri 
has a beautiful house that she is willing to 
share with anyone wanting a quaint venue 
for their event. This package provided us 
with the opportunity to see the house AND 
get to spend time there.
I think she hit the nail on the head with 
this creative idea. When viewing the 
calendar to book our day, a lot of dates 
were already taken. Several people had their wedding there and came back on their 
anniversaries to celebrate by themselves. 

Hope you enjoyed Vintage House.


~Keep on Dreaming~


Friday, May 15, 2020

Fun Friday




Good Morning! It is a cool, humid 
rainy day here in eastern Kansas. 

If I was at school we would be having 
"Fun Friday" since I'm not we'll have 
here on the good ol' blog.

I saw this BINGO game in one of my 
Country Living Magazines. So when 
you go on your walks, look for these,
mark them off and when you get 
BINGO share with us and what your 
"prize" was.


Your probably thinking, "an apple?"
Well, before I had this one for a snack,
I snapped a pic because I thought is 
was sooooo pretty. I believe it is a Pink
Lady.


Caught this feller napping on our deck.
The deck we plan to redo when some
of our "opening phases" expire.
Not a squirrel fan but he is kinda cute
all tucked up cozy.


A Facebook find. Some good ideas.


Our neighbor texted me this morning, 
asking if I wanted a Peony blooms that 
broke off in our storm last night.
I said sure and I would put a vase on 
the front porch (social distancing and 
all). When I went to get the vase, much 
to my delight...there was a whole bouquet 
waiting for me!




Watching this one closely for ants!



Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend.
Stay safe as your cities and states
slowly open up.



~Keep on Dreaming~


Sunday, May 10, 2020

May is Moving Fast!




Happy Mother's Day to you!

In honor of Mother's everywhere, 
today's post is about Hankies.

Here are some ideas for you.
(beside the obvious)

Gift Wrap--Easy
Envelope small gift boxes with
colorful hankies, knotting the 
opposite corners in the center 
of the box.

Coin Purses--Sewers--Med
Lay a hankie flat one pointed end 
at point up so that it rests in the 
center of the fabric. Pull the left 
and right corners toward the center, 
overlapping them slightly. Tack 
 down sides that overlap the bottom 
triangle using fusible webbing. Sew 
on a small snap to hold the top flap 
closed. Add a decorative  button on 
top, if desired.

Pillow Sham---Sewers--Easy
Attach a hankie to one side of a solid
colored pillowcase, using embroidery
thread and a whipstitch.

Pillowcase---Sewers--Med
Place right sides of two similar hankies
together, sew three side together, turn 
inside out making sure your corners are
poked out. Slip a pillow form inside and
sew the last side closed. If you don't have
a form, Polyfil works too.

Embellished Dish Towel---Sewers--Easy
Cut a three-inch wide strip from a 
patterned hankie and sew on a dish towel.

Table Runner---Easy
Lay a series of hankies (overlapping them
slightly) down the middle of a table.

Embroidery Hoop Hanger---Easy
If you have ones that are "tattered" place 
a good piece in an embroidery hoop. After
securing the hankie cut away the piece you
don't want. Make several and hang on a 
wall.

Garland--Easy
Cut triangles from several hankies, attach 
to ribbon, rope, yarn or place between 
seam binding and stitch one long line from 
one end to the other. Hang on a mantle for
Spring decor.


Do you have hankies? Most of mine
are my Mom's but I have picked up 
many at antique stores years ago.

The ones in the above pic are just a 
few that I have.

Hope you found something here that
piqued your interest.

Our cities and counties are beginning to
"open up" but we are still hanging close
to the homestead for now. Mr. Ken may
be working from home till mid June and
I have two weeks left of this crazy school 
year.

See you during the week.

~Keep on Dreaming~



Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Life in our Neck of the Woods




Good evening, hope everyone is 
well and safe.
We are plugging along here.

Since we have been home daily, 
I have noticed things that probably 
would have been missed had I been at
school. There are days we feel like we 
are living in a nature preserve. :)

According to my neighbor the bird 
above is a Red Headed Finch.


Our resident bunny was out one morning, 
exploring.


I know it is hard to see but in the tree 
on the branch that is banding up, there 
is a Falcon--again according to my neighbor.
She flies around a lot , her nest is farther up 
in the tree and we see the male too. There has 
been bird mating too! :) She is pretty cool to 
watch.


A couple of Sundays ago this happened in 
our backyard. Last Fall our neighbor gave 
us the boards, we stored them over the 
Winter.
One side will be for Mr. Ken's tomatoes 
and Peppers and the other side will be my 
side for flowers. Should be fun. We will 
make covers for each box so the critters 
don't tear up our work.


Hello!

I think we will start blooming now.


I might wait a day.


Sunday's bloom.

My neighbor gave me these, basically 
we plopped them in the ground. Wasn't 
really sure if they would bloom, much to 
my surprise they did!!! My other neighbor 
gave me a pot of different ones today. I'm 
hoping I can fit them in with these. The one 
I got today is called Siberian Iris. No clue 
what the ones I have that are blooming.


That is it from the Nature Preserve. 
Take care.

~Keep on Dreaming~






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