Ye Old Car Show

  It’s a hot day in the summer, and there is nothing better than a visit to the local antique Car Show. My teenagers had no interest in going, I can’t understand it. They would rather tinker with their own cars, than see the old ones. They don’t know what they are missing. There is nothing like the look of chrome on an old car. There just isn’t. These cars tell a story, that’s what makes them so fascinating. My Daddy had an old Ford truck like this. His was old, rusty and without an engine. He had me help him haul it to the storage facility one time, when I was 12 years old. I did not appreciate being dragged away from my sewing to help haul some junky old truck. Dad didn’t have a legal towing bar, so he towed it with an old chain and a very unwilling teen sitting behind the wheel. My job was to steer and hit the brakes to keep the old truck from slamming into the back of the car as he pulled us along. I practically pushed that pedal through the floor, I was hitting it so hard. I cried in terror the entire time. I have never forgotten it. Trucks still scare me for some reason. Don’t ask me why.   My Granny had an old Plymouth Fury in the 1960’s. She had it for 20 years. It had red leather interior with white leather seats, and a gorgeous chrome dashboard. Her car had the coolest push buttons inside, I…
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Copper Falls State Park

  I have been off the grid this week. We have returned from our travels to the great Northern Territory of Wisconsin. We enjoy camping and this year we decided to explore one of the parks in our home state. We have lived here most of our life, but have yet to see all there is to see in our home state. Copper Falls State Park is one of several parks in the northern area. It has 5 star ratings across the board on Trip Advisor, Yelp and just about every other site I looked at. The park has many amenities like hiking, swimming and boating, and the ones they don’t have are available near by. We chose to hike into our tent site which was a mere 250 yards from the parking area. The park provides a small wagon for hauling your equipment to your site which made it very easy. We have never used a hike -in site, and would do it again. It was a lovely spot, with very tall maple and ash trees. Sleeping under the canopy was great, we were protected from the majority of wind and rain. There were a few Mosquitos, so bring your repellent just in case. Temperatures can be very cool at night here, it was in the mid-forties the few nights we were there, so bring lots of blankets. During the day we explored the parks hiking trails. They were well marked and we appreciated how well groomed they were. As we neared the end of the 2.5 mile trail…
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LIFE Gallery Wall

Have you seen the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?”   Walter’s life is part of the famed LIFE magazine. He lives through the photos of others. His gallery wall was a magazine. We loved that movie. It was so inspiring! Mostly because, we feel like Walter Mitty much of the time. We get to go lots of places in our gallery wall imagination, but when it comes right down to it, we have never really been anywhere. I am sure there are probably many people who feel that way. We have lived LIFE to it’s fullest, though.  I was captivated by the movie, and decided to make “LIFE” a part of our basement gallery wall to share with others. I started with some plain canvases from Walmart that I painted with red craft paint. The letters are chip board, painted with white craft paint, then glued on to the canvases. I am looking forward to hanging all of our pictures on this wall. Our “LIFE”: photos of friends, family, football, soccer games, the crew team, you name it. Basically, this gallery will be LIFE as we see it. I may even add a photo of our recently deceased chicken. Something ate her in the night and we awoke to a pile of feathers in her place this morning. It’s part of our chicken’s life too, being eaten. Sigh. The no-sew pillow is one I made recently with fabric from the Online Fabric Store, I will have a separate post with a tutorial coming soon!