Saturday, April 29, 2017

Return to Quilting

I woke up on this warmer and sunny morning and declared to myself mentally (not out loud) that I have reached a point on my downsizing journey that I am far enough along packing up Florida and unpacking Virginia and online selling on Ebay, Etsy and Amazon and brick and mortar selling in Colonial Beach and writing online in my 12 BlogSpot blogs  that I could also return to another of my past loves: quilting!
I have learned that the best and fastest way to review and catch up on anything is to do it on YouTube so that is what I keyed in on my Vizio smart tv and found my ol fav Melanie Hamm for my first quilting video but then I came across a Tiny house preppers video on quilting. On the video she explains Her sister had sent her EVERYTHING she would need to quilt in their rv tiny house.

FLORIDA BIBLE STUDY QUILTING BUDDIES don't miss this video! You should see the well done and creative and colorful she and her sister did!
Especially the Bible holder and thingies that hold bowls in the microwave to name a few. Her youtube video channel is about smaller living homes but the quilting video one gives me hope!:)
Here is the link:

Friday, April 28, 2017


Some listings are calling this vintage Stetson hat pin a branding iron pin.
Wonder why.
Ebay: tomantique2002

Vinyls Are Back: The Music Man

Original Soundtrack
The Music Man
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Sound of Silence

55 million views on youtube.

I think when I listen to this version that if God had a human voice he would sound and show the passion and feelings as heard in this song.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dusk on the Water

Dusk on the water.
Nothing as calming and soothing.
This looks a lot like a scene I get to enjoy now that I am back in Virginia.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Are You a Sissy Boy One or a REAL one?

Here is the ultimate test I used through the years to determine if  I was talking to a REAL cowboy or a sissy pants wanta be cowboy....just look at them in church or at an important event and see if they were wearing one of these... like other REAL cowboys!
Ebay: tomantique2002

Tired of Reading from a Screen?

Here are 1509 pages for you to hold!
Hardback book.
Many years  ago when my mother was one of the people in Social Security who had to decide who qualified for medical disability, this book was used to better understand as  one of the tools  for what was presented in the requests. And here it is still!
Ebay: tomantique2002

X-MEN THE Return of Longshot!

The Return of Longshot
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Wish I could draw like these illustrators do!

Tower of Shimamori

Tower of Shimamori
Long ago.
Ebay: tomantique2002

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Military Planes

Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Introduced in 1951
Old postcard posted in 1990.
Ebay: tomantique2002

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spotsylvania Pickles and Missouri Magic

Many happy family hours spent growing these cucumbers and preparing them  for  doing my first canning of Bread &  Butter Pickles. I got this recipe from my husband's family. I am downsizing my recipes to people who will continue to enjoy their preparation to eat and use as gifts for family and friends!
Ebay: tomantique2002

To Boldly Go.... Spaceship Model Display

To Boldly Go via imagination and the internet!
Old vintage photo pic
Can't remember if this was Florida or Richmond Va or Houston Texas
But it can be wherever we want!
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Allentown PA Lehigh County

Never met a Pennsylvanian I didn't like.
Old view of Lehigh County town of Allentown
#51 on our all US counties 3007 of them postcard trip.
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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Der Thomasee Quelle des Rheins

Vintage postcard
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While googling/youtubing this location I found this beautiful video on YouTube: