Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Wednesday Five or Six

I am going to take a break this weekend as we will be celebrating with family so I thought I would do my Friday Five on Wednesday and make it Wednesday Four!

1. The 12 Days of Southern Christmas

I had such a pleasant surprise last week when I received a box full of goodies from my friend, Sharon, in North Carolina. We went to high school together and while we knew each other we ran in different circles. She found my blog on line and we started an email correspondence that we have both so enjoyed. She was one of my first guests at Grimmwood! The box had so many fun things in it..some you will see later, but this was my absolute favorite thing. Sharon said she knew it was for me the minute she saw it and she was right.  It really sums up the South and all the things I love about  it...especially nine preachers prayin.  Church was the most important social and spiritual place in my little community.  Of course, two bless your hearts is funny too!

2.  Mama Dip's Cookbook

I saw Mama Dip on the Today Show many years ago and ordered her cookbook. Her turkey dressing is my go to each year. Right now you can get this cookbook on Thrift Books for $3.99.

3. I Hear the Bells

Since there will be no Stitching Saturday, I decided to share my only finish this week. I used my November Colour and Cotton Subscription to stitch the bells on this Hands on Design  chart and I loved it. There was a little border of houses at the bottom of the chart but I just did not think they were necessary as I wanted the focus to be on the Shiny Brite ornaments.

4. Grove Collatorative Gift

I received this product as a free gift with my last order and I will be ordering it when this one is all used up. It is a coconut coffee face scrub and it is WONDERFUL. I keep it in the shower to use on my face.  Something has really helped my roseacia and I wonder if this little gem had something to do with it. Being 100 % Anglo Saxon I struggle with red cheeks and nose that even the prescription meds do not help so when I find something to help with my skin problems, I am a happy camper.

5. Two views that never get old.

Thanks to Cousin Scott for this can see Grimmwood in the distance.

He also took this photo from my mother's front yard. I did a lot of thinking sitting under the tree to the left. Usually my dog, Mingo, was by my side. Happy memories.

Hope all of you take time to put your feet up a bit this busy week!!  How did the holidays arrive so quickly?


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The holidays sure bring back the good memories! And I am Southern so I can appreciate all the Southern expressions. You could probably even understand me talk...a lot of people here can't! heehee! Happy Thanksgiving! I see Shiny Brites in our decorations next week!

Sandy said...

Enjoy your Thanksgiving. The Shiny Brites are so cute.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a good post to read this AM! The photos taken by your cousin are incredible. I love that tea towel, Arlene; most of it is so very true. Thanks for the heads up about the scrub/cleanser stick. I will have to look for that. Wishing you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Terri D said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Love & hugs!!

Mary said...

Hi Arlene, I'm back from a trip and have lots to catch up on....I love these Friday 5 posts. That towel is adorable. Love the Shiny Brite stitch. I try to buy those ornaments at yard sales, those and tinsel remind me of my childhood Christmas trees. Your cousin is a great photographer. Love the photos!

Pattie Davidson said...

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mari said...

I love that towel and I'm not even from the South! :)
Cousins Scott's photos always are a joy.
Happy Thanksgiving!

RJ said...

It's a great 4 Arlene. I love that tea towel especially two bless your hearts! Too cute. I remember the first time someone said that to me. You must share how you make your stuffing. And I will tell my friend about that
facial as she has the same problem. Hope you and yours have a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving. RJ