Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bikes, Blues & BBQ

This time of year we have so many events in our area.  It seems like every weekend something is going on.  This weekend was our 10th annual Bikes, Blues and BBQ weekend.  We have over 300,000, yes that's thousand, motorcycles of all kinds come to our area.  They started coming in last Wednesday, the 23rd and everything was over with late last night.  Southern Living was in town for the BBQ event.  I took some pictures but we did not get down to the main event because you couldn't hear with all of the motorcycles going down the streets and roads. 

Here is a motorcycle made out of parts of the State of Liberty when it was re-done several years ago.  We were very fortunate to have it on display in our small area of the country.  It is copper with lots of decorative painting on the back fender.  The sign about it did not come out very legible.

The stars and stripes are on the back fender of this motorcycle. It is really interesting to see. Orange County Choppers built it all.

Here are a few pictures of some of the motorcycles. There were so many more than this and this doesn't even do justice to all of them that were here. There were so many unique ones.


This is a brand new one that someone had chained to a tree.

There was also a car show going on and anyone that loves old cars, especially my son-in-law, you would have been in car heaven.  I wish he could have been here but he had to work and he and my daughter are planning on going to Wisconsin for Christmas so the are saving their money.  I have always wanted a Corvette.  I love fast cars but this is about a close to owning one that I will ever get and that is looking at them.

This is a true beauty.

My hubby is a Camaro person.  He would really like to have one of the new ones but looking at them is about as close to owning one of those is all we will get also.

Here is one that he really did like.

There was a great 1957 Chevrolet station wagon and many other 1957 Chevrolets also.  It was a great car show.  I wish I could have gotten better pictures of all of the bikes but oh the traffic and our roads aren't the greatest around any here anyway.  Too much traffic and not enough roads and also the battery in my camera was running down and did not do well.

Yesterday was my hubby's birthday so he enjoyed all of this and dreampt of younger days when he had his own 1968 gold Camaro with black racing stripes, a 4 speed and 4 barrell carburetor and he enjoyed it so much.  Why did he get rid of it?  Only he can answer that.  We weren't married at that time, just acquaintances.

That was our day yesterday.  I hope you enjoyed just a very brief glimpse of what is going on in our little neck of the woods.

I hope each and everyone of you have a great week.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Celebration and A Runner

I have been away for awhile but we have had individuals staying at our home in conjunction with an Acts 1:8 celebration that has been held at our church.  It was absolutely wonderful.

Acts 1:8 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes to you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.  (NIV)

We had 2 great guys staying with us.

This is Tim and he lives in Nairobi, Kenya.  He has lived there for over 20 years and does amazing work.  His parents were there when he was a small child so he has lived there more than in the states.  He works for the mission board for our denomination.

This is Eric.  He lives in Pensacola, Florida and also works for the mission board for our denomination. 
Both of these men have a great heart for the Lord and are doing amazing work.  We really enjoyed having them in our home and learned so much from them.

Now on to the runner part of my post.  Well, ladies, I got the most amazing table runner from Kimblerly.  Here is a picture of the envelope I received it in.  I was so excited.

Here is the cutest card that was included.  It has cherries on it just like the runner.
This is the cutest cherry ribbon that was wrapped around the runner.  She is so clever.

Here it is all wrapped up with the cute cherry ribbon.

And tada - here it is laid out on my table.  I didn't get a real good full shot but this is the majority of it.  The picture does not do it justice.

You can't see it clearly here, but her handstitching is absolutely perfect and everything is put together so perfect.  If you want something great, just contact Kimberly.

I will be back later in the week with a post of something that is going on in our area this weekend.  In the fall, we always have something going on around here.

Blessings to you all.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Blues and Whites

Hello Everyone -

It has been over a week since I posted and the time has just flown.  It seems we are all saying that more and more!  It couldn't be because we are getting older or because we are enjoying our lives and what we are doing so much.  I truly enjoy my life with my family. 

On to the title of my post.  Everyone has been mentioning different blues and whites.  I thought I would look around and see what blues and whites I have.  It is amazing what I have.  Not everything is blue and white mix.  I have some solid blues, many different colors of blue and some things with just blue in them and some things that are blue and white mixes.  Here are a few of the pictures of what I have.  I noticed that I don't seem to have anything that is solid white.

These are my only  two pieces of flow blue.  It is very old and very delicate.  It belonged to my husband's aunt
My blue and white chicken salt and pepper shakers.
I have 4 of these bowls.  This is the largest of them.  I found the smallest many years ago and didn't have the money to buy it back then.  Sure wish I had it now.  I have this thing for pottery.  I can't seem to get enough of it.
Some of my blue and white granite ware.  I found the basin at a garage sale for only a few dollars many, many years ago.  It is in great shape on the inside also, which is rare these days.  The pie plate is solid blue.
These are some of my speckled blue and white pieces.  I have 3 nesting bowls, 2 pitchers and a sugar bowl.  I got the 4 coffee cups at Cracker Barrel.
These are inkwells I got on a trip to Philadelphia.

My blue Fiesta Ware.

A blue pitcher I found at a flea market.

Some of my favorite, my Folk Art Pfaltzgraff.  I have a service for 12 with lots and lots of accessories.   I even have the stainless steel flatware with the Folk Art design in it.  I have 3 different sets of the blue glasses with the Folk Art design.  My husband doesn't want me to use it any longer since it is no longer made.  You can find pieces to it, if you are lucky.  I've noticed lots of people collect this.
My Bennington Pottery
More blue and white speckled items, salt and pepper shakers.
This picture shows another set of blue and white dishes that I have plus a blue bowl and several other blue items
I hope you have enjoyed seeing just some of my blue and white items.  This is not all but enough for now.
Let me see what you have in the way of blues and whites.  These two colors can be very addicting.
Be back later.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Craft Fair Time In The Ozarks

First off, I want to thank everyone for all of the prayers that were said for me during my surgery.  It was a little worse than what the doctor thought but everything is going to be ok.  I feel so much better.  My wonderful office sent me these.  Aren't they gorgeous.  Thank you everyone and also for all of the wonderful food that you brought to the house.  My family appreciated it so much.  They didn't have to cook at all.
My dear daughter and her youngest puppy came to take care of me.  That was so thoughtful of her, considering she lives 4 hours away.  She took off of work 2 days and left her hubby for 3 days to be here.  Thank you Peter for giving her to us for 3 days.  Here is a picture of her youngest along with her feet in the picture.
Now on to the craft fairs.  They have started in our  neck of the woods.    Labor Day always brings the clothesline fair at Prairie Grove Battlefield.  It use to be they had quilts hung on clotheslines and various other crafts displayed very primitively.  Not anymore.  They are now in booths or tents.  I took some pictures of tents but the crafters don't like for you to take too many pictures of their wares for the sake of them being copied.
The Battle of Prairie Grove was fought during the Civil War.  There is a lot of history in the area where we live.  The following pictures are some of the outbuildings and history of the battlefield.  There are a lot of pictures.
This fireplace is in a house called a dogtrot house and the picture right after it is the porch.  Great place to sit with a cool drink and get a nice breeze.
This is the springhouse where the well was.
This tells about the dogtrot house above.
There was a large tractor show with lots of really old tractors.  There were 2 tractors there like the type my dad had when he farmed in Oklahoma.    If my dad would still be living, he would have loved these tractors.  He died at such a young age that he didn't get to enjoy anything later in life.
These are the 2 tractors like my dad had.  He loved those tractors and babied them.  The day they had to be sold was a very sad one for him and the whole family.
Here are some more pictures of very old tractors.  Being a farm girl, all of these just fascinate me.
I hope you enjoyed my little corner of the world and a little bit that is going on this time of year.  Our leaves are beginning to change, even though it is really too early for that.
This  is some kind of a young sapling so that may be why it is changing early but we also have a lot of maples that are beginning to turn.
I hope each and everyone of you have a great holiday tomorrow and a great week.