Monday, July 13, 2009

~ Weekend Happenings ~

Hi everyone. Another weekend has come and gone...does anyone else feel like things are just moving too fast? I know I do. Hope you had a happy weekend, ours was busy and fun at the same time. Saturday we went to a surprise birthday party for a friend from our old neighborhood. Mind you we moved into this house in 1977 and hadn't seen some of these people for over 30 years...it seemed like old times, we had more fun catching up and vowed to keep in contact. Sunday was the WX Peddlers Faire...... We arrived early and had a great time poking around....there were several new vendors and lots to see. I found a couple treasures and two of my favorites are this sweet little Storybook doll..I collected these when I was little and thought she would look perfect on my bed side table. I also found this neat little round celluloid frame and I've already put a favorite picture of Lisa and me in it.

This past weekend I finished a good book, well, I thought it was good...

I really liked Alice's Tulips. This story takes place during the Civil War and tells the story of the young and older women left behind when their men went to war. Oh, the hardships they endured.....I laughed and cried with them and felt as if I knew these interesting and brave ladies...for me it was a very good read. This .......

is my next read, it's the fourth book in this series and I'm anxious to find out what's happening with the Elm Street quilters. What are you reading...I'd love to know....hugs, Linda


p.s. Whoops, I just realized I'm reading The Cross-Country Quilters...sorry for my mistake...L

13 comments:

Mildred said...

What a great post today. I reunited with friends from 31 years ago last summer and the renewed friendships have been such a blessing. I remember the storybook dolls too and the books you mention sound like great reads. Thanks so much and have a great day.

Nancy said...

Hi:
I just posted the books a read on my blog also. I have that book Alice's Tulips, but haven't read it yet. I read some of the quilt books while at Heidi's. She has all of them.
Your little doll and the frame look very nice together. That is a very good picture. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.
Have a good day.
Nancy

Florence and Mary said...

What a lovely doll, sounds like you had fun

Victoria xx

Michelle said...

You found some real treasures. I really like the picture frame. I'm reading the final book in the Twilight series. Have a great day!

Michelle

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, Linda!

Jackie said...

Linda, I love the Storybook doll. She is beautiful.

God bless.

The Rose Room said...

Hi Linda, I can't believe we are half through the year already, which I could slow it down!! Nice finds!! Take Care - Rachaelxo

ohiofarmgirl said...

I have not read anything for enjoyment all summer...I may check our library to see if they have either of the ones you mentioned? Have a fabulous day..Dianntha

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

HI Linda
Oh I'm glad you keep a journel .. I too hope nobody peeks into it (:)
`` love the story book doll and the roses, silhouhette(sp) behind it too.. Glad you are my fellow blogger friend ..
hugs,Patty

Sharon said...

Your party sounds fun! It is so neat to catch up with old friends. I love the new little doll and frame that you got! Fun!!!

Hugs, Sharon

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Linda
Had to come over and see what's new with you.
Sweet little doll. I have 2 of them in their boxes...or maybe they aren't storybook ones..Hum...
Anyway, they are sweet.
Take care.
Deb :)

TattingChic said...

Wow! That is so cool that you are still friends with some people from your old neighborhood! It sounds really cool. The peddlers fair sounds fun! I love the doll in the first photo. :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Linda, I am like you....wondering where time is going and amazed at how fast it flies. I crawl into bed everynite wondering where the day went. Alice's Tulips sounds like a great read. I have a friend who has written and had published some Civil War books. They are about stuff that you won't find in the history books and very, very interesting and fun to read. xo Lynn