Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hop, Hop..............Cheep, Cheep..........Chocolate Anyone?

~~~~~When you are a girl who has a bedroom devoted to Peter Rabbit and related bunnies and Easter rolls around and all the other goodies get pulled out for a visit, it is hard to know where to stop! So, some just have to stay in their room and be happy they are out the entire year.

This little container was from cottage cheese back in the 50s. It is paper with a wax coating.

I made these big blue and pink bunnies back in 1974 in a ceramics class.

All the post cards are quite old and it is hard to pick just some to show.
I love using what is at hand; I had some variegated cloth-type "yarn" that I chained a big length of to use for the string for the cards. I may still paint the clothespins if I get motivated.

Included the little tiny doll quilt that I made a couple of years ago as the colors are so right.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Then and Now

He was born in Iowa and became a farmer...............Once he made over 50 perfect ringers in the game of pitching Horseshoes.............That was sorta like making a whole lotta 3 point shots in basketball today; or a couple of holes in one in golf.............he was the First World Champion Horseshoe Pitcher in 1910 and held that title for a number of years..............He was given the title, The Grand Old Man of Horseshoes.................His name was Frank Jackson and I am his great-granddaughter.

In his honor, I collect buttons with Horseshoes as the focus. This tray is one I entered in Competition a few years ago that has both Horseshoes and Shamrocks. They are made from pearl, various metals, glass, horn, Bakelite, celluloid and composition.


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