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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Porch Party Canceled Due to Cold Weather!!!

Good evening Friends  I thought I would entertain you all out on the front porch this evening.  I have it all decorated with my Patriotic d├ęcor, however Mr Winter has seem to sneak around the corner again  After many warm and beautiful days I thought cold temps. were gone for good here in the South. Mr. P. says this is Blackberry winter as the blackberries are blooming around the home place  Our mornings and evenings the last few days have been pretty chilly and this evening is no different.  So I will give you a sneek at where we should be chatting this evening, however lets go inside where it will be more comfortable for us all

Yes, you could be sitting in this old rocker that belonged to my grandmother.  Had it all clean and waiting for your visit.

The old dresser once belonged to my Daddy's Mother.  Daddy would be so proud that I am using it. Even had the old vintage fan plugged in and ready to cool you on our hot muggy evenings.  Instead tonight we need a fire pit to keep warm. {smile}
This is a new addition to the porch this year.  This old enamel top table belonged to Mr P's Mama.  The legs had rotted off and he made legs for it for me to use.  I so hope one day to put it in the kitchen for a breakfast nook.  Love it on the proch  A perfect spot to serve up home made ice cream a little later.

This is my favorite place to sit this Spring.  For the last few years I could not sit in the swing because of my hip and back . Now that everything is better you will find me here most evenings. And this is what you will find me doing.  A new hobby,,, cross stitching. 
Come on inside and I will show you a few little projects I have done. 


I just love doing the little pillow tucks.  Think I will stick to simple things for right now. All of these patterns were freebies that I found on the computer
Okay...let me catch you up on a few things around the home place.  Mother's Day was wonderful.  The best in a long time.  I felt wonderful and cooked for the family.  Mr. P. grilled and I did all the sides and even baked a cake.  We had a great time.  Here is Darbee Rae and I being silly.
Love this girl .  Couldn't ask for a better daughter.  So thankful God saw fit to give her to me and her Daddy
If you look close you will see I had already stepped out of my shoes.  Sorry!!!  Mr P. wasn't suppose to get our feet  {hehe}

And of course you all know how much I love these two girls.  God has truly blessed our family  Such a good day spent with Holly's family and Kathy and her family.
On Thursday, Darbee Rae graduated from kindergarten.  She was so excited as well as our whole family.  I just loved this picture of them praying at the beginning of the program.
They sang and danced their little hearts away.
Sorry it's a little fuzzy.  Darbee Rae and her diploma
She had lots of family and friends who attended the program to share in her big moment.  Papa and her Dad even got off work to join us. We all went to lunch afterward and she got so many neat gifts and lots of money.  Yes,,, she knew exactly what she was going to buy.  A DVD player for the car.  And she did.. 
Today we went out of town to share in another happy day for our Nephew's wife Sara.  She graduated college today.  She and Christopher are such a sweet and wonderful couple.  Christopher is the son of Maudie and Leonard that I talk about here all the time.

Congratulations again Sara.  We enjoyed you sharing today with all of us.
So now that school is out for the summer for my girls,, who knows what we will be up to  Looking forward to some road trips, and catching up on some shopping .
I sure have enjoyed you  stopping by this evening.  Hope you brought along a sweater or you will be quite cool as you leave.  I have enjoyed you visiting.  I will leave you with a warm and cozy picture of my latest treasure from Mr P.  This chest sits at the foot of our bed.  Might need to pull a quilt out of it for the bed tonight.  Summer time where are you?  It's almost Memorial Day!!!
Until next time.