Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Reflections

It's time for the Friday memes....

1. I'll start this Friday post with the book signing in which I participated at the Patrick Heath Library in Boerne on Saturday last, just about 45 minutes south of us. There were twenty local authors in attendance, all with some of their latest books to sell. Unfortunately there was a Market Days, an Art Walk, and Spring Break going on in the town, so we had very little traffic. One never know how these are going to go, but I met some wonderful people.

2. My daughter Heidi celebrated her birthday on the 15th. But on the 14th, we all met at Red Lobster for a "lobster fest" feast.

3. Have I told you how much I love kaleidoscopes? I have a small collection. My grandmother on my dad's side used to have one in her home, and I was always fascinated by the colors.




Have you ever tried to take a picture of what the eye can see with the eye of the cell phone camera?  Not an easy task, but here's a capture of one of the scenes, never the same.

4. Isn't the beginning of Spring wonderful? We have a number of Bradford Pear trees, and when I'm walking under them, they sound like a buzz saw from all the bees in them. This is an especially large one just outside our neighbor's house.


5. Okay, here's my challenge to all of you crafty people who might be stopping by. My granddaughter is getting married in a barn in May, and I've been assigned to make a table cover for a serving table that is 8' long and 40" deep. I think I might make it basic white, but want to put burlap ruffles on it. Do any of you have some ideas how I might construct this? Looking for ideas.

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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.

Linda Kay

27 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Five great things! I wish that I was closer and could help with your crafting project, what about making a piece that fits the top of the table in white and then making really big pleats in a - very long! - piece of burlap and using that to make the sides. It will then hang really neatly on the table and give a great effect, you could then add some swags of flowers along the edge of the table perhaps? Whatever happens I hope that it is a wonderful wedding and that they have a very happy marriage! Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx p.s. don't forget to link up! xx

whiteangel said...

That blossom is certainly lovely.

biebkriebels said...

Your spring with blossoms is earlier then here. We only have buds on the trees.A pitty you didn't sell many of your books.The picture of the kaleidoscope is really good!

Saucy Kodz said...

Your blossoms are beautiful - I'm afraid we still have 10 ft. snow banks - no spring yet, eh. H-m-m your crafty table is beyond me. A barn you say - well the checkered white and red was always nice for the Saturday dances. hehe, but perhaps not for a wedding. Good luck on that.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It sounds like a wonderful setting for a wedding and a nice tablecloth.

Marilyn Parel said...

Oh how I'm wishing for a Spring like yours. Enjoy!

TexWisGirl said...

i love the buzz of happy bees, too. how neat that you collect kaleidocopes. :)

Mike said...

Spring is trying to work its way here. The jonquils are up and the forsythia is trying to pop out.

Lexa Cain said...

Too bad you didn't get more visitors for the signing. Maybe next time there'll be less competition. I LOVE lobster! Yum! Kaleidoscopes are so simple and yet produce such a huge array of amazing images. I loved mine when I was young. The Bradford Pear is beautiful. Good luck with the tablecloth! :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Linda. I remember having a kaleidoscope when I was young and they always fascinated me. Our grandsons have one and the oldest called it a telescope. Your neighbour's Bradford Pear tree is beautiful. Have a great weekend. Pam

John's Island said...

Hi Linda Kay, I do not have a collection of kaleidoscopes, but I do love them! Fascinating when a kid, but also great for Seniors! :-) Have a great weekend. John

William Kendall said...

That pear tree really is in full blossom. Beautiful!

Cathrina Constantine said...

So looking forward to blossoms!!! I do sew, if I think of something for your granddaughters table, I'll come back....Have a nice weekend.

mamasmercantile said...

I think you can buy ruffled burlap on a roll, which you could tack on to a white cloth.

Tom said...

#1 Sorry that there were so ,amy competing activities.
#2 Man those lobster are huge!
#3 I love kaleidoscopes!
#4 Man that's big pear.
#5 Try to fine burlap that finely woven.
Tom The Backroads Traveller

Revrunner said...

Those Bradford blooms sure look nice.

Mascha said...

Oh yeah, I like caleidoscopes, had any in my childhood (why I haven't it today???). And: what a famous pear tree.
Have a great spring weekend

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Your Bradford Pear tree is lovely. I think mine is a Bosch, but not blooming yet. Have a lovely weekend. (smile)

Marie said...

Gorgeous pear tree! I would have enjoyed the book signing very much! How nice! You did very well with your kaleidoscope photo!

Christina said...

Lobster and pear blossom! It can't get any better. Have a lovely weekend.

Gosia k said...

Your tree in blossom is awesome.In Poland we must wait about 30 days but the spring has come since last week of February.

Cherdo said...

Double stitch the top of the burlap to prevent it from unraveling. Run ribbon through it (if the weave is loose enough) to allow you to gather it.

If it is a tight weave, just reinforce a circular seamline around the spot you want to cut to run the ribbon through.

I've used burlap on my craft table before. Is this a country themed wedding? The painted mason jar vases are really popular right now. You can use a translucent color - or colored ModPodge _ to make interesting tea light lamps, too.

Farin Vazquez said...

I have never heard of a kaleidoscope collection, or even used one in about 20 years! You're collection might be in a museum in another 50 years or so, since I don't know if they are even made anymore.

Of course I'm sure you know much more about this than I do, but this is really unique!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Cherdo must be a sewer! What she said! Our neighbor made white table runners and then put burlap smaller ones on top. She also made burlap flowers for accents here and there.
That Pear tree is beautiful and those Lobsters look yummy:)

Kay said...

That pear tree is spectacular! I wish I could help you with an idea for the tablecloth. Sorry about that. Happy spring!

Tanya Breese said...

happy birthday to your daughter! my daughter works at red lobster, not yours though lol...i used to love kaleidoscopes as a kid and would get one almost anytime i could pick something out at the store...i should see about picking up some vintage ones on ebay! love that bradford pear...things are just about to bloom here! you can find some great barn wedding ideas on pinterest! thank you for linking and have a great week :)

Latane Barton said...

I'd say you might find what you are looking for on Pinterest. Give it a try. Looking forward to seeing the pictures of your newest endeavor.

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