it is Friday again....my how the time flies.......and time again for my JUST ONE THING give away....
As I indicated....I'm in the pairing down time of my life and want to share with one of you dear friends one thing that I love....but no longer use. I've had the above sign in various spots around my home...but alas....I've run out of wall space......so I'm offering it for my today's giveaway.
If interested......all you need do is leave a comment telling me WHY YOU BLOG......
It is just that simple. Oops forgot to mention winner chosen at next Friday's giveaway
My blog posting is usually not about STUFF but I had to post about this wonderful give-away I received from WILLOW AND FIGS. Marilyn is an incredibly talented artist and an extremely generous lady. She has an ETSY shop filled with all sorts of wonderful creations. Please give her a visit.
NOW FOR A LITTLE PEAK AT WHAT ELSE I RECEIVED~~
Beautiful handmade cards.
A wonderful old edition of LITTLE WOMEN...happens to be one of my favorite stories about women.
And if the above is not enough she made this beautiful hand knitted neck scarf. I don't knit so I am always in awe of anyone who has this wonderful talent.
Also, included, this beautiful thank-you card for following her beautiful blog......as if a thank-you were necessary.
MARILYN, THANK-YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL TREASURES. PLEASE BE SURE TO STOP BY TO SEE HER AND TELL HER JO SENT YOU.
"A sage knows there is both the wisdom of the universe and of man ~~ and finds a balance between the two."
Clara Holm, 101
While traveling we often meet the elderly....who appear alone and ignored....PLEASE RECOGNIZE THEM .... ALL IT TAKES IS A KIND HELLO AND SOME SIMPLE CONVERSATION... AND ALL OF US WILL BE THE BETTER FOR IT~~~~
Ah......at last we are home in our little spot in the Southwest.......It is good to be home.....Don't get me wrong, I am so very grateful that sweet hubby and I get to go on these little adventures........But Sweet DOROTHY said it best
"THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME.
I know, cleaning and dusting and catching up will be a first priority.....but itis so great to be in your one special spot
that you almost don't care how much you have to work to put it all back together.
I see that Miss Minnette could certainly use some sprucing up.....I found her a few yummy things to wear while I was out galavanting all over our beautiful country.
The coach is unloaded.....not everything is put away mind you.....but my sweet bathroom (which needs to be remodeled terribly (O:(O:) awaits....with yes......a
Can't have one of these on a motorhome so I go a long time without being able to sit in a hot bubble bath.
Must be off now.......my hot bath and comfortable bed awaits.........
Glad to be back....I've missed visiting as much as I would like....it will take a while to catch up.
Yee....gads I would have never made it as a real cowgirl BARNCHICK
...where is the Safeway?????
WHEN SHE ISN'T OUT KILLIN' DINNER.....SHE IS OUT FEEDIN' THE CHICKENS
SO SHE CAN GATHER THEIR EGGS AND THEN LATER ON....PLUCK THEM FOR ANOTHER DINNER....OH MY WHAT FUN!!!
NOW THIS LOOKS MORE LIKE IT......WAVING YOUR HAT AROUND...SMILIN FOR THE CAMERA AND LOOKING PRETTY IN YOUR COWGIRL SKIRT AND OUTFIT......I LIKE THIS BARNCHICK!!! teehee
I know, I know.....I have to show some barns.....so here we go:
THIS ONE HAS CERTAINLY STOOD THE TEST OF TIME....
I THINK THIS ONE COULD HAVE BEEN AUGUSTA'S HOUSE/BARN....I DO BELIEVE THERE WERE SOME TIGHT QUARTERS IN THE WILD WEST!!! (O:
BARNS COME IN EVERY SHAPE AND COLOR.....WITH RED BEING A FAVORITE
THESE LAST TWO BARNS ARE MY FAVORITES OF THE PICS I HAVE TAKEN ALONG THE WAY IN MY TRAVELS THIS SUMMER......ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL OLD BARNS WERE IN THE FOLLOWING STATES ALTHOUGH I'M NOT SURE WHERE EACH SHOT WAS TAKEN.....WASHINGTON, IDAHO, MONTANA, UTAH, CALIFORNIA AND OREGON.............THEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL AND HAVE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME ......HAVE SHELTERED MANY AN ANIMAL AND HUMAN.....I'M SURE.....AH WHAT STORIES THEY COULD TELL......
IN CLOSING JUST WANT TO SHARE THIS LITTLE SHOT!!!
THESE ARE TWO OUTLAWS......LANT AND TRACY (CIRCA 1903)...LOOK AT THESE GUYS FACES.....CAN YOU BELIEVE WE ACTUALLY GAVE THEM GUNS?????
THEY ARE HALF IN THE BAG...I'M SURE AND I LOVE IT THAT THE ONE IS HOLDING HIS GUN SO IT CAN BE OF PROMINENCE IN THE SHOT!!!
MAKES YOU WONDER HOW THE "WEST WAS EVER WON" DOESN'T IT.....
I THINK "BARNCHICK" AUGUSTA HAD A LOT TO DO WITH IT!!!!.........
.... OH THIS BARN CHICK ALMOST FORGOT TO THANK MISS JULIE MARIE OF IDYLLHOURS FOR HOSTING THIS SPECIAL OCTOBER EVENT....PLEASE VISIT HER AND THE OTHER "BARNCHICKS" and see all their fabulous posts and photos