Fancy Little Knobs

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journal entry: Two words that are difficult to say together. Especially quickly. Odd knobs. Odd knobs. Odd knobs. But odd knobs aren’t difficult to find or difficult to love. Of course you can replace ordinary knobs with odd knobs or add odd knobs to crafts or use them as hooks anywhere you might have used […]

Oh, My Christmas Tree !

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“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  Everywhere you go.” -Familiar Christmas Carol- journal entry: I can honestly say that there isn’t an ornament on our Christmas tree that wasn’t on sale somewhere.  I have found that unlike many years ago, Christmas decorations go on sale well before the day after Christmas.  Each ornament […]

Two More Christmas Treasures

“Oh . . . for the good-old-days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.” -Author Unknown- journal entry: These are two old Christmas friends.  They sit under the Christmas Tree.  Above is a sweet and very detailed gnome made by Nettie.  I bought her at a boutique over twenty years […]

Collecting Things: Watering Cans and Baskets


“One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure.” -Unknown- journal entry: I have long wondered why people collect the things they do.  Wouldn’t it be interesting to know?  If you collect pigs, what does that mean?  If you collect books?  Shoes?  China? I don’t know why I am drawn to the things that I am.  But, […]

Collecting Things:   Cookie Cutters

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“Broken cookies don’t have calories.” -Unknown- journal entry: Collections.  Most of us didn’t start out thinking we were collecting.  I have several things that I have always been drawn to throughout my life.   Like cookie cutters.  Over the years, one here and one there . . . I have ended up with a “collection”.  […]