Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chinese Archaic Ritual Bronze Vessel New Pictures

I am updating post with several new Large, original size pictures, so my blog will be out of wack for this post, as I do not want to increase blog size, thank you for putting up with this :-)
This Chinese Archaic Ritual Bronze Vessel has been in my family for many years and I am hoping by putting it on my blog that someone will be able to help me. I am looking for anyone to point me in the direction of an Asian Art Appraiser.

14th Century Ming ?
Tall narrow neck and flaring foot
20 inches tall
Research on symbols of Cicadas, Dragon and Masks

As I am seeking a Certified Appraisal Report. Any information on such an individual will be very appreciated. We have made a few contacts in the past, which I have listed below. The purpose in this search is we would like to eventually sell this piece.

In January 2000, photos were sent to Indianapolis Museum of Art and Mr. James Robinson, Curator Asian Art felt it could date from the late 14th century/Ming dynasty 1368-1644. He states it has more restraint than most later examples from the Qing dynasty 1644-1911.

October of 1999 we received a Retail Replacement Value for Insurance coverage, not a Certified Appraisal Report from Blackard and Geiger, Ltd.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Throwback Thursday Tell All

This is my first time for a Throw Back Thursday post. And I would like to share a picture of myself in the groovy leaf headband and necklace make by the daisy chain method! I was a true flower child. My younger sister Lisa, is on the right, she was such a tomboy, note her wearing pants! (it was Summer)

The two Afghan Hounds were my Cool Uncle Fred's he was visiting us from Indianapolis in his green, Dodge "Super Bee"! My Uncle Fred passed away December 2013.

The target on the tree, was my oldest and only brother Dwight's... he loved BB guns, Dwight passed away 4 years ago this January.

The pup by the trees trunk is one of our Cocker Spaniels, His name was Dane we had 3 when we were growing up. They were some of the best dogs ever.

What dog breeds did you have growing up?

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Enjoy your #WordlessWednesday posts and blog hopping today!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

#WorldsBiggestStocking 2nd Piece Done!

Thank you for stopping by, and reading about this wonderful project. The Worlds Biggest Stocking has been a great learning experience for me. Here is my second piece finished and ready to ship off! Use #WorldsBiggestStocking on all your Social Media outlets to get the word out to all your crochet and knitting friends! Please read below how you can join in at


Worlds Biggest Stocking with Yarnspiration
#Worldsbiggeststocking 36x36

Ready to Ship
Quick Brag!! Look who shared my little post! Share Hashtag #WorldsBiggestStocking get the word out they need about 3000 squares!

Enter for a chance to win big and join and stitchers around the world as we knit and crochet 3 ft. x 3 ft. blanket squares to be joined together to create the biggest stocking ever using Caron United yarn to support Children of Fallen Patriots.

Adding my links to these fun Parties! Join in!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

#Mother's Day Proclamation

In honor of the Mother's Day Holiday, I've been looking around and found a few bits and bites I found very interesting.

Philadelphia activist Anna Jarvis (1864-1948) came up with the idea for “Mother’s Day” at the beginning of the 20th century as a tribute to her mother. 

On May 10, 1908, in what is considered the first Mother’s Day celebration, she sent 500 carnations to Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church, her mother’s church in Grafton, W.Va. (now a National Historic Landmark since 1992). 

The event received an enormously positive response, and after extensive lobbying and letter-writing efforts, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation on May 9, 1914, declaring the second Sunday of May “a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.” 

Wishing my Mom a wonderful Mother's Day today and all the Mom's under the sun!

Friday, May 8, 2015

God's Growing Garden: The Great Blog Train 29 & Giveaway - Destination: The State of ARIZONA

God's Growing Garden: The Great Blog Train 29 & Giveaway - Destination: The State of ARIZONA

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015


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Mom's Beautiful Lilies
Enjoying Springs fantastic color show! Since my husband and I live in an apartment now, I can always go over to my Mom's and enjoy all of her beautiful flowers.
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Monday, May 4, 2015

#WorldsBiggestStocking One Piece Finished

So happy to share my finished piece to add to the wonderful #WorldsBiggestStocking project!
As you can see I used the Corner to Corner method or C2C. I am new to crochet so I love learning and I find that YouTube/Learn to Crochet Video Series is a wonderful tool!

Since my husband had a stroke last August I am now no longer working outside of my home. (Not that staying home is not work!) I find that the Crochet Community in whole is some of the friendliest and generous of heart, time and knowledge. I am making some wonderful connections with so many talents!

I have started on my second donation, and I enjoy each and every stitch.  When it is completed I will be getting back to my first BIG WIP... If you can help or just help to spread the word about this huge effort, it
would be so gratefully appreciated!

The Stocking

  • The stocking is anticipated to be recorded in the World’s Guinness World Records.
  • Be part of history by participating.
  • They need about 3,000 – 4,000 squares to make this happen.
  • Your square can be unique and in any color design that suits you. Choose something that means something to you or your family.
  • The purpose of the stocking is to raise awareness of children in need recognized by the Children of Fallen Patriots® Foundation.

Squares 36″

  • Your square must be 36″ x 36″ Square.
  • The design is up to you but Yarnspirations does have some designs to consider.
  • is asking you use the Caron United Yarn so that the yarn purchases build the Scholarship Funds.
  • Be mindful that your square will be used afterwards and given to someone in need. Be creative but also think about the person who will own your square afters.
  • These squares make the ideal baby blanket.
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Worlds Biggest Stocking with

I am so excited to join in on the making of the #WorldsBiggestStocking and it is for a wonderful cause! Please let me know if you plan on joining the Challenge!

"Stitch For The Stocking Challenge"

 Frequently Asked Questions

Enter for a chance to win big and join and stitchers around the world as we knit and crochet 3 ft. x 3 ft. blanket squares to be joined together to create the biggest stocking ever using Caron United yarn to support Children of Fallen Patriots.
Read Press Release Here
We’re attempting to make the World’s Biggest Stocking in Caron United yarn to support the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides college educations to military kids who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

Q: How Do I Enter?

A: Follow the below steps to enter:
Sign up: at
Stitch: Knit or crochet a 3′ x 3′ square.
Submit: Each square you send = another chance to win
Support: Children of Fallen Patriots Foundations by using Caron United for your piece of the stocking
Receive 25% off of your purchase of Caron United when you sign up!

Q: Where do I send my finished blanket(s) and submission form?

A: Send your finished 3′ x 3′ blanket squares to:
Caron United – World’s Biggest Stocking Project
1481 West 2nd Street
Washington, NC 27889-4157
Canadian? Please send finished 3′ x 3′ squares to the below address:
Caron United – World’s Biggest Stocking Project
1700 Basset Ave.
Listowel, ON
N4W 0B1

Q: What’s the submission form?

A: The submission form name be found here. This form must be filled out and submitted with your blanket for the entry to be valid.

Q: Where can I share my square?

A: Share your square by using the hashtag #WorldsBiggestStocking

Q: What can I win?

A: We will be randomly selection one winner to receive a grand prize of $5000 US in the form of a check.

Q: How will the winner be chosen?

A: A winner will be chosen by random draw.

Q:Does each blanket square count as a new entry?

A: Yes. For every blanket square you send in, a new entry will be added to the contest. The more blankets you send in, the more entries you get. You must note the number the number of blankets you are submitting on your submission form.

See full contest rules and regulations: here.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday


Wordless Wednesday

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