Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Great Race

If you live on the East Coast you may have seen  a steady stream of vintage cars passing through your town. 

The starting point this year was Ogunquit, Maine and will end in Florida on Sunday,  nine days later.

The Great Race is not a typical one where the fastest wins.  Instead, competitors must cover the leg of the race in as close to the optimum time it should take following speed limits and traffic patterns.  Penalties are assessed for being too fast.  Each vehicle has a driver and navigator.  Vehicles must be pre 1972.  

Official race clocks are installed in each vehicle.

The shine on these cars was so bright and the chrome aglow. Whitewall tires -  spotless.   You would think they  just came off the showroom floor.

Super clean inside and out.

It's a little tight in this car.  The steering wheel has to be removed so the driver can get in.

Don't forget the snacks.

Ready set.....On your mark..............

If the race is stopping in your town  stop by and cheer them on.

If you see them on the road be alert.

Visiting today at Little Things Thursday

and                      Outdoor Wednesday

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Car Art

Early automobiles were elaborate works of art, 
crowned  by brazen ornaments.

The goddess of speed would leap forth from the hood
 of a Packard in the 1930's, 
ready to lead the way.

Sharing today at Texture Tuesday.

Texture used:  KK603, courtesy of Kim Klassen

Friday, April 11, 2014

Random 5 Friday


My favorite table at the flea market is the one that features items under one dollar.    I found this sugar bowl there and couldn't resist.  I think it was the graceful curve of the arms and the shape of the bowl.

It's funny the things that pop into your head.  It reminded me of a little game we played as kids.  It went "Bore a hole, bore a hole, right through the sugar bowl".   What does that even mean?  We were easily amused as kids back then.  No video games or iPhones  to amuse us.


I've been thinking about getting a KitchenAid mixer.  I don't know why -  I hardly ever  bake.  I  think if I got one I would bake more .  In the meantime while I think about it these egg beaters I found at the flea will do the trick  -  just like grandma used.


You'll never know what will pop up in our backyard yard.  These guys have become frequent visitors.  They usually show up around dinnertime.

It may look like I live in a wooded area but it's a pretty well populated area on a marsh near the beach.


One of the things I love most about blogging is that you learn so much from from your blogging friends.  I never would have discovered Waterlogue  on my own and now I want to use it on all my photos.


I've been finding surprises in my mail box .  The postcards from Liberate Your Art have all come in.  Those will be shared  with you next week.

That wraps up another week .  Time to visit Nancy at Random 5 Friday and Kim ay Friday Finds.

          Kim Klassen dot Com

Friday, April 4, 2014

Book Covers

They say you can't judge a book by its cover but it's the cover I'm especially interested in.

I look for old books that I can use in altered book art projects.  An interesting title becomes the theme of the book.  This one has some interesting possibilities.

Or this one ......  perhaps, my life story?????

Finding these books at the flea market was a great discovery for me -  especially at the almost give-away price the vendor was asking.  Add to the pile of Future Projects.

The Knighthood book was written around 1900 and was on the NY Times best seller list.  It spawned a whole industry of  historical romance novels.    The story is of the tribulations of  Mary Tudor the younger sister of Henry VIII, who fell in love with a commoner.  However, for political reasons her brother arranged for her to marry the King of France

Have a fun weekend!  I'm going to try to get out and take some pictures -  something I haven't done for awhile.

Joining Kim at Friday Finds 

Kim Klassen dot Com

Friday, March 28, 2014

Random 5


The calendar says spring but we are far from it.    


We had a sunny day , the temp went all the way up to 40 and I bravely ventured out without my gloves.  Some people were a lot braver and bared more than their hands.

40 degrees does not make it a beach day.


The husband took a few days off this week and was hoping to make it to Cape Cod for some early season golfing.  The day we were to leave the Cape got 10 inches of snow.


It's maple syrup season and we stopped by one of the sugar houses.  It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup.  There's a lot of boiling going on.


There was a time I owned a candy store.  We made our own hand dipped chocolates and there were days I had to make 100 pound of fudge the old-fashioned way  from scratch stirring with a wooden paddle in a giant copper pan.    They say when you are around chocolate all day long you eventually loose your taste for it.  Alas,  it is not true.

For more randomness hop over to Nancy's Random 5 Friday.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


One is the loneliest number

Song-ography's feature this week is Three Dog Night's One is the Loneliest Number.

Please visit Kathy's Song-ography to keep her and her friends from being lonely this week.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Random 5 Friday


Friday means it's Random 5 time.  All week long I mentally keep a list of random things and then when I sit down at my computer my mind goes blank.  I've got to get better organized and start making lists.


People have been debating the merits of Daylight Saving Time this week.  I for one am loving it.  Living on the far eastern edge of the country means it gets dark very early.  Just having more daylight gives me an extra burst of energy.


Just when you start to think winter may finally be over, along comes another burst of snow and ice.
I hope this is the last one.  I am so tired of snow pictures.

This is me looking out the window yesterday.

I'm feeling trapped at home.  I need to get out in the sunshine.


I needed eggs this week and went right to the source.

This was a first for me.  I'm a city girl and can count the number of times I've been to a farm on one hand.


Speaking of chickens,  I bought this cookie jar at the antique store.  I can't remember the last time I actually made cookies so I really didn't need a cookie jar.  But the price was right (cheap) and it was cute and I thought it would fit in with my spring decor.

That wraps up another week.  Now let's go over to Nancy's Random 5 Friday to see what the others are up to.