Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday Five

1. My Valentines Day

I have a sweet husband I hid my Dove Truffles in my stitching closet so the Grands do not help themselves to Nana's candy. Don't feel too badly for them...Grandpa got a package of Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate hearts for them! Nana's treat bowl is well stocked.

2. Glue

I found this at Dollar Tree and I must say Crafters it is a nice spray glue that is not as messy as Aleene's Tacky Glue Spray. It is a bit thin but I used a paint brush to spread it over the craft I was working on! Easy Peasy. I will be purchasing some more bottles of this to have on hand.

3. Electric Tea Pot

Marvin and I have been drinking a lot of hot tea lately so I purchased an electric tea kettle. My stitching friend, Karla, enabled me on something besides stitching this time.:) I was boiling water in the microwave but I worry about spills and burns so this is a safe option and I have been very pleased with this new toy.

4. March Door Hanger

I took down the Valentine Decor and replaced the bow with a  Shamrock version.

5.A Favorite Apron

I was doing a lot of cooking one afternoon this week and I pulled this special apron from the pantry. It was a gift from Deborah but made by a dear lady in our church who is in her 90s and while declining, she comes to church as often as she can get there. Always cheerful...she is such an inspiration to all. It makes me happy just to wear this special apron.


Brenda said...

Love your blog-said again.
Will look for glue at Dollar Store.
May look for the teapot also. Great idea.
I am stitching flag ornaments. Started last summer-can't do much stitching in winter-with these fingers. Eldest grand studied a week in Greece and a month in Italy last year. Did those. She is in England this semester so did that one. THere are several countries she is going to while in ENgland-probably Ireland later this month. Also, just an aside...I was into stitching in 70's and 80's until we bought family tiny Hallmark store-and then I went to college to back into it a year or so ago. My favorite books were Pat and Gloria...I also remember stitching huge doll house with the insides for my daughter-she has it...and one for me-alas, after 30 moves, it is somewhere or nowhere.
Keep writing. Your blog is fantastic.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always wear an apron and like the old fashioned styles best. I usually wear a smock. Love your front door decoration and I'll look for that spray adhesive! Enjoy your day! It's cold...everywhere today! Hugs!

Sandy said...

I love the apron. I have one that I actually bought my first year of teaching that is still my absolute favorite. It is a similar style to yours. The bow is so pretty on the door. I am putting out some St. PAtrick's today. I am going to stitch the Hoopla you sent this weekend. I love those patterns. You are too good to me. I really owe you!

Robin in Virginia said...

Thanks for the spray glue mention from Dollar Tree! Will have to check it out. What a lovely apron you have! Your Valentine goodies from Marvin look super. Glad the grands won't have to raid your closet! Your shamrock bow looks super on the front door. Enjoy your Friday, Arlene!

Terri D said...

I never think to put on an apron and always wish I had when I have to change clothes or scrub out an oil stain. I love your door decor! Our neighbors drink tea instead of coffee and they use an electric pot like yours. Nice to use for making jello too! I chuckled about hiding the truffles! Been there! Happy weekend, Arlene!

Mari said...

The apron is so cute - and all the more special because of the lady that made it.
Glad you had a nice valentines day!

Mary said...

How pretty is your March door!!! I am going to steal your idea!! I like to wear aprons while baking...funny, I don't wear them when I cook. That is a special apron and I can see why it makes you happy to wear it. Thanks for the tip on the glue.