Yesterday was a gorgeous day. Finally, viagra no rain! I took a little walk around outside and found a robin’s bird nest on the ground and set it next to my garden cat. It amazes me how those little birds do all that work, built with mud and twigs. The inside, so perfectly round.


By then it was time to pick up my mother to take her to the hairdresser for her 9 a.m. appointment. I wanted to take her to get a cut and perm, an early 91st. birthday present. It would take 2-1/2 hours, so I came home to get some work done. I have an early homespun sheet that I keep on Missy’s bed. It is so nicely made. You can see in the photo where it was sewn together, stitch by stitch. The hem is done the same way. I especially love the makers initials.


I love washing it and hanging it out to dry. I don’t know why, but when you wash old homespun, and hang it outside, it gets the most wonderful fresh smell. There is a product that I use that I just love, Downy lavender vanilla fabric softener. If you have not tried it, go to the store right now and buy it! It’s wonderful! Now it was time to pick up my mother. She looked so nice with her new “do”. I brought her back home for lunch. She made her own sandwich and chocolate milk, and we ate outside. We had a really nice visit and talked about all sorts of things. She is still doing SO MUCH BETTER after taking her off of the dementia medicine. I am sure now that I have done the right thing and I just can’t tell you how good I feel about that.


Around 2 o’clock she asked what time it was. She had been out for over 5 hours, and I could tell she was ready to leave.
Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday. I am going to make her a birthday cake today. Better get moving.

6 Responses to “”

  1. Donna Finegan Says:


    Hi! What an adorable little rope bed. It looks sooooo very comfy with the doll snoozing on it that I want to say, “please move over so I can take a nap too”. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of work and the time that was spent to make a little toy so realistic. Definitely NOT like the toys today.

    I also like to hang my homespun cotton and linen sheets, towels, chemises etc out to dry on a clothes line. They seem to get a little brighter. Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to try the lavender.

    Cheers! Donna

  2. Carole Says:

    Sounds like you had a great time with your mom…she’s so cute!!! Glad to hear she’s doing so much better.
    We never use fabric softner but maybe we’ll try it. My husband does the laundry…not well, but I shouldn’t complain.
    I love looking at nests too and can’t believe they’re able to make them with just twigs and mud!!!! Amazing creatures!
    LOVe the bed too!

  3. Jenny Says:

    I have been enjoying your blog for some time. Thanks for mixing your life in with your information about antiquing trips. I’m interested in both and, as a new blogger, will stay tuned!

  4. Carole Says:

    Jenny your comment made me happy. I do like mixing things up and it’s nice to know that it’s appreciated.

  5. Pear Tree Primitives Says:

    It is nice to know your Mom is doing so well. Love her new “do”! :)
    Happy belated Birthday to both your Mom and daughter!


  6. Jackie Says:

    I found your blog at Behind The Red Door. I have been following it since last fall. I love the Lancaster area and drive up from Virginia several times a year. Last August we came upon a community day celebration at the firehouse in Intercourse. All the auctions were great, as they had several.
    Enjoy all your pictures, keep it up. I plan to retire this year and you are doing what I want to do.

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