Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Black and White Wednesday

Hello to you all!  I've missed posting here and thought I'd join in with Black and White Wednesday to let you know I'm still around. :)

If you follow along on instagram, you may know that my son has high aspirations of making a canoe out of a big tree trunk from our place. 

The other day he whittled while watching the trunk burn out.  (He went to a soap carving club in college...ever hear of that?)

Not perfect, but for a short amount of time...he has a spear.  I want to whittle!

I need to find him a strap of leather from my sewing room to replace the string!

Playing with the hose and making rivers is always fun.

This daughter is often the instigator to get the younger ones building waterways, dams, and the like outside.

Shall we spear the fish or use the old bait and hook way??  
They caught a few little fish...with a hook...

I hope your summer is off to a good start! 

My Memory Art

Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Finds: Record Keeping

Gosh, a week has gone by since my last post.
*poof* goes the time...

This morning I went out to one garage sale and I found this neat little table.

It needs some work to spiff it up, or a good cleaning and a large doily until I get to it, ha!

But, it gets interesting here when you take out the drawer to clean out the spiders.

The back of the drawer was used as a make shift ledger of sorts!

To keep track of the boat payments made by Pat. 

By my calculations, Pat paid $1475 for the boat between 1998 and 2001.  That's only 14 years ago that this record keeping started.  It's hard to imagine that the person was short on paper in 1998.  So, it leads me to think that keeping track of this was a covert operation, being hidden on the back of a drawer.  Why?  Don't you love this?  This is Pat and the boat seller's story and I hope I'm not invading their privacy by making it quasi-public.

All of us lovers of old things are intrigued by the stories that old houses, objects, and such have to tell.  But, this time, maybe because it's so recent, it feels a bit like an invasion of privacy.  

Obviously, not so much so that I didn't post this though, hmmm....
But, it intrigued me and I thought you may find it interesting also. 

So, I started this post to show you the drawer, my "find". 

But as I end this post, I think my sense for the respect for the privacy of the - should I call them story tellers?- and for the personal items we find that hold history and stories, is my somewhat surprising find this week and the more valued one.

Kim Klassen dot Com

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday Finds

Ha!  This quote is my Friday Find...this morning I read in Pam Garrison's blog post how she lacks focus...made me laugh, because I can relate!

So, with a lack of focus, instead of doing what I planned to do, I made the print above letting each idea preempt the last while I was making it. :)

And, talk about good ideas....Pam's a colorful bonanza of inspiration over there!

Kim Klassen dot Com

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Little Things Thursday

The end of the school year means end of the year programs and award nights.  I wanted to begin to link up with Kim Cunningham on her blog Little By Little for Little Things Thursday because it's the little things I get the most joy out of.  I'm pretty sure that's the same for most people hence such a linky party. :)

The Jr. High music program seemed like a good fit for Little Things Thursday.

I could see each child individually at the Jr. High program last week.  Of course our own kids always shine brightly in our eyes and hearts, but, for a brief period of time, I had an acute awareness of each child that night and their special place in the kingdom of God.  

All these little things...

Our word for the past weeks here in our home is "poof".

Our second daughter graduated from college last Saturday. *poof* went the time.
This flutist above will be starting high school next year. *poof* went the time.
Our son finished his first year of college and is home for the summer. *poof*....
The others all growing and maturing so...

So, I share with you the scripture that has been on my heart these past weeks while I contemplate once again the time and how it goes...

"Teach us to count our days aright..."
Psalm 90:12

If you've have spent any of your precious time here reading my blog, I thank you.

Little by Little

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Texture Tuesday: Yellow

This is a photograph I took a few years ago and have even posted it before, however this is a new edit...textured with "Cybil" from Kim Klassen's Downton Abbey collection. 

Sometimes, we need the reminder to be our own sunshine.

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Other People's Stories

Over this past weekend, I left a bid at an auction...and was able to get some of the boxes of photos that they auctioned off.

Meet little Ruth.

Do you suppose this is little Ruth all grown up?  Or maybe it's her mother and Aunt Catherine?

No name is on this one but it's a large and beautiful photo.

This one is my favorite and will be going up on a wall somewhere!  I don't recall seeing too many old photos of people posing in such a way.  Looking in the mirror before heading out....and look at that staircase!!

And, this grandfather with his arms full of gifts?! with such a warm smile....

I am not a boxing fan.   But, I do like this picture labeled "Elmo".  I googled...thought maybe there was a champion boxer from Nebraska named Elmo but my search didn't come up with anything.

They said "I do"!

Oh gosh, so pretty. (Notice the lace collar.)

Another favorite because they are so happy! And, look at those bundles of babies and bundled up toddlers, so cute!!

According to the note on the back, Pearl is playing the piano and they are singing for a 50th wedding anniversary.

A few weeks ago, I picked up this lot of vintage photos at an antique store.  I hope to show you more of them too when I get a chance to take pictures of them.

old photos: moments captured from a long ago time: blessing my moment now

Kim Klassen dot Com


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