Saturday, October 21, 2017

It's Halloween time

Today, before it's too late, I am joining Moo-Mania & More and Try it on Tuesday.  They both are featuring Halloween as their theme this fortnight.

I finished this about 11:30 p.m. my time, so the lighting is absolutely atrocious.  I'm hoping a few step out photos will help.

I thought this might add a bit of humor

when I added the message to the beak of the bird.

I wish I hadn't outlined the pumpkins, even though they didn't stand out well before I did.

I thought they looked garish after the outlines were in place.

I'm working in my new Challenges altered book (AB), but wish I'd added it to my Halloween AB instead.  For the background, I used the very last of my orange acrylic paint, images I found in my stash, and a message found on the back of my new candle lighter package.

Thanks for visiting today.  I always appreciate your visit, especially when it's on the weekend.  And don't forget to visit Moo-Mania & More and Try it on Tuesday where their theme is Halloween.  Maybe you can join in, too!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday Smiles # 243???

Some of my regular readers saw a sneak peek at the History Museum I visited at the end of September.  I have SO many photos, I thought I would share a few of them each Friday for awhile, along with some funny stories, quotes, verse, or jokes I found when I was cleaning my office.

I'll share the funny stuff first, so you don't have to see the photos of the museum if you are just here for Annie's Friday Smiles.

To keep a marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
~ Ogden Nash

Q. What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back"
A. A stick.

He thought he was a wit and he was half right.

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

An old man sees a friend sitting on a park bench weeping.  "How have things been with you, Bob," he asks his older friend.
"Great.  I just married a beautiful young woman."
"Wonderful! But then why are you crying?"
"I can't remember where I live."

I hope at least one or two of those made you smile.  Now for some photos of the History Museum.

This is the first room you enter after you pay.  Of course, all I needed was a ticket provided by the Smithsonian Museum Day event.

I loved the sign and the examples of texting a century ago.

Postcards from some of the buildings from 100 years or so ago.

I realize this may not be something you want to learn about, because most of the items here deal with either our state's sesquicentennial or interesting facts about my city.

Part of the problem is, lots of displays are behind glass and difficult to photograph.

From the time when native Americans ruled the plains.

What I loved about this museum was there were lots of hands ON things you could do,

like call a local phone number for $0.10 (1/10th of a dollar).

Of course, I had to sit in the phone booth, but could only get adequate photos from outside the booth.

You should also be able to type something on this typewriter,

but when I tried, I saw the ribbon was at the end of the spool.

I walked out of the first room and saw this picture of the History Museum in the alcove as I climbed the stairs to the second floor.  I'll share more photos from this museum next Friday.

Thanks for visiting today and now let's head to A Stitch in Time for a Friday Smile.   It's always great to start the weekend with a smile.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Finishing my rusty altered tip-in book

As I was finishing my rusty altered book, it occurred to me I may have never shown this on my blog.  It's so old, the photos were taken with my old camera.

Rust is everywhere!

It shows I played with friends.  We each picked our own theme and of course, I chose rust.  This was the first swap I was in, not the latest one.

Yes, I sewed, even back then.  I see my tension was better then, too!

I don't even remember where I got this head for my rusty dancing lady, but I really like her face.

I don't remember all the materials I used, but I know I rusted the dancing lady and added rusty fabric, two rusty nails, more fabric, a key, corrugated cardboard, thread, and various found papers.

Thanks for joining me today as I finish putting this Rust Swap altered book to bed.  All that's left is to decorate the covers of my 3-ring book I've placed my swap items in.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday wonders: burgers and fries

Just so you know, these photos do NOT entice me to go out and buy another hamburger, but I know my friend Ro will be going crazy over them.

And finally, the ultimate


I want to thank each of you for visiting today and inspiring my Wednesday wonders posts.  Although the photos come from Pexels, my ideas come from visiting your blogs, and this week I have Ro to thank.