Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Are'nt these fun? Thanks to a thoughtful blog reader who suggested these... so sorry, I get a lot of comments and I don't have the time to hunt out 'zackly who you were... at any rate, here's your glasses and I have the other item in the works... I am totally open to suggestions. Any thoughts on more 50's items?


(thats Mother-in-Law in the digi-scrapping world!)

I promised some pics, and finally managed to upload some pics from the camera. This is me and Mom at the Flea market in OK Falls. Ok falls is a weenie little town that has a big flea market. The flea is a semi-permanent sort of thing, with a lot blocked off year round, and vendors who come and go. When Miles went to take a photo of me, he was intercepted by one of the vendors who discussed whether we could or could not take a photo? Wierd. Perhaps, as Miles suggested, some vendors have some stolen items? Hmmmm.... at any rate, we must have looked honest because she relented.


Yesterday Mom showed me how to make good pastry. She says quite honestly that she 'murders' it... and she really is rough on it - and it turns out perfectly. Its like the pastry you see in the commercials, all fluffy, flaky and light. She gets her hands right in it and mangles it. I think I picked up a few pointers though... When I learned, way back in high school, and ever since, I've been under the impression that you were not to handle it too much... but from now on I'm going to just kill it! I think Mom and I are going to tackle arranging my kitchen cupboards today - should be fun!


Just kidding, of course... good thing they have a sense of humour. We've built two entire puzzles in the time they've been here - and ate far, far too much! Today Miles and Dad are going to go and pick up some owl pellets - right, owl pellets. Miles is having a special day with the gifted students in the district on friday at the Desert Center... the kids will be dissecting owl pellets as part of it! I will try to remember today to take some pics of some droppings for the blog - there are entire skeletons in them!

Going to run - Mom and Dad are up. You all have a Blessed Day. Thanks for all your comments and encouragement while I'm away visiting - I really appreciate it!


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  1. Good Morning Barb:)
    Thanks for finding a moment to come see me.:) I am soo glad you did.:)
    Thank you also for sharing these fantastic 50's glasses.How cool!!
    My Mom called this morning on the way to her Red Hat luncheon.I asked her where they were having it and she said she didn't know.I said"What are you going to do ..get in the van and just drive?LOL" She laughed and then told me she was meeting at the church and leaving from there.I told her I was wondering if we were gonna have to put an all points bulletin on the interstate for her..."Lady with huge red hat with purple feathers..looking lost.LOL" She can be so funny.LOL
    Your pic of "Dad" is soo funny too..especially since you wrote that he has their hair do.LOL Does he have friends that read your blog?hehe.
    Have fun with your inlaws and tell everyone I said "Hi":)


  2. Barb, I just had to leave another post - your glasses are just too cute. I was scanning through your blog and I completely understand the MIL feelings. I feel like I am constantly being judged, my husband was babied and spoiled by mom and 2 big sisters. They all want to make sure I take care of him as good as they would....whew, that's a lot to ask and I could never wait on him hand and foot as they did.

    The picture of you with your MIL is just beautiful - you are just beautiful!!!

    Take care! Hugz!


  3. AnonymousMay 22, 2007

    English for beginners! I love this! I will check it out later when I get home! XXX Valerie PS : Any tips for Osoyoos-things-to-visit for me ?

  4. oh, those glasses are so cute! I want a pair of them... the aqua one is so much prettier than mine... LOL :) sounds like you had fun at the flea market, barb - I'm sooo jealous of you, I'm a sucker for sales like that, lol!

  5. AnonymousMay 22, 2007

    Thanks for the cool shades. My mom used to wear these and they will work great in some lo I need to do.

  6. way to go sis ...sounds like fun and more fun ...talk to you soon
    love those glasses

  7. Thanks for your glasses... If you want I've got a little freebie for you on my blog...

  8. WOOHOOO! You made the glasses!!! I was the one who suggested them and man, I am not disappointed that's for sure! Thank you thank you thank you :)

  9. AnonymousMay 22, 2007

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful freebie and all the great links.

  10. hi again barb :) nope, never had 50s glasses - mine are dark maroon and rather similar in shape to the ones you've made, which is why I wrote that... LOL :)

  11. AnonymousMay 22, 2007

    Good evening Barb, Thank you for the kool freebie. From your pic with your MIL and you, you both look very happy. I'm glad. Well have a great day... Rosemarie

  12. AnonymousMay 22, 2007

    Love the glasses. For suggestions, how about some saddle shoes or 45 rpm records? Thanks for sharing your talent!

  13. I love the glasses! Thank you!

  14. Love the glasses. Thanks for the fun!

  15. AnonymousMay 22, 2007

    Those glasses brought back memories of a picture of my mom with a pair just like that! Thank you!

  16. Wonderful elements and thank you so much for sharing your talent! Have a beautiful day! :)

  17. Hi Barb, wow.. I'm reading and reading and now I'm late for Hospital duty...LOL, had to leave a hi tho and say thank you for the AWESOME glasses.., thank you SEW very much...hahahahaLOL. Love the pic with your MIL..

  18. 5-23-07
    Good Morning Barb:)
    Hope you are enjoying your week with your family.:) I can't wait to see more pics and read more about your adventures.:)
    Just stopped by to say hi before getting started cleaning and doing more laundry.:)


  19. AnonymousMay 23, 2007

    Oh man! My mom had glasses just like that! I can't wait to use these elements! Thank you so very much!

  20. Thanks so much for the great 50's glasses..they are the cutest! I love your blog....so much info on it! Looks like you had a great time with Mom and Dad! Thanks again!!

  21. AnonymousMay 25, 2007

    Too cute! Thanks for sharing. I think my mom had a pair of these.

  22. Oh, I'm mad at myself! I used these glasses & then I managed to delete the zip file! And the link comes up with just "site maintenance" now. :(

    Anyway, thought you might like to see how I used your cute glasses: The Birthday Present

    Thanks very much, anyway. :) (I think that was me above - commenting anonymously - I don't think Mom's pair had the rhinestones, though!)


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