Monday, August 15, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mammaw❣

Today is my Mammaw (Emily Frances New) Ridge's birthday. 

I remember her yummy Martha Washington bonbons and peanut butter balls that she made every Christmas. 

I remember crawling into a freezing feather bed in the room across the hall and searching for a warm spot. 

I remember her delicious chicken and dumplings.
 
I remember that she liked to cook, but hated washing dishes (like me, the dishes part). And Mom said Mammaw got every pot and pan dirty in the cooking process.

I remember my brothers peeing off of her back porch.
 
I remember going out to the outhouse and being afraid that a snake would crawl up the hole and bite me. And I remember when she got a real bathroom in her house❣ 

I remember sleeping on the couch in her living room on Christmas Eve and seeing my parents set up my little brother's toys and accepting that they were Santa Claus.

I remember my Mammaw coming down to Alexandria with Uncle Gene to see how we were after our automobile accident 49 years ago. 

I remember her supervising my mother's painting of our living room when I was in high school. 

I remember Mammaw getting off the Continental Trailways Bus looking like she had just made a five minute ride, when actually she had been on the bus the entire day.

I remember that we missed my Mammaw's funeral in 1993, and Jr. said he wished we had gone there.

Born August 15, 1895 and died December 13, 1993. She lived to be 98 years old❣

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lost but Found

These two rascals ran away from me when we went out for our morning walk yesterday. 

After about an hour and one-half the hunter (beagle) Flip heard us calling by the creek and came to us. 

But Flip left his black buddy Nismo and his GPS collar on the other side of the deep wet creek. 

I was devastatedđŸ˜© 

Nismo is our grand-dog. 
Nismo is our son's dog. 
Nismo is still a puppy dog. 
Nismo is a city dog. 
Nismo is a sweet dog. 
Nismo is an enthusiastic follower dog. 
I thought that we had lost Nismo the Dog.

Our son left his job in The Big City and drove three hours to come here to help us find Nismo in our woods. While our son climbed in and out of the wet creek about three times, Nismo just showed up at my husband's Kimco four-wheeler. 

Whew! 
And Nismo went home this morning! 
Back to The Big City! 
Back to our son!
So glad Nismo is safe and with his boss❣


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lindy Loopy and Baby Shower Crafts


This is my latest Lindy Loopy for my niece Emily's baby Ginny due mid-September. The onesie I used for this one had no interesting shape, so I just went "wonky." The measuring tape ribbon under the label is my temporary trademark.

And so funny that one of the gifts at Em's tea party on Sunday was a stuffed pink elephant.



This future baby girl has brought out the "crafty" in all of us. This is the future granny's beautiful gift bow creation.



And Auntie Amanda whipped up this lovely diaper cake centerpiece. 

Fun times❣