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Sunday, April 5, 2009


I love Monday's now that we all get to play along with SMILING SALLY for
Go over to her place and see what pretty BLUE she offers up today and while you
are there, check on all the other BLUES in town...
and THANK YOU for coming by to see me today !
I hope you aren't getting tired of seeing my mother's paintings...
I really don't have very many more to share....
She saw this windmill out in the country one day and snapped a picture of it...
Then, she painted this for my daughter from the snapshot...
I like this one better than any other windmill picture I've ever seen...
am I partial ?? Probably!!

I have always LOVED daisies...
and, of course, I REALLY love THESE !!

This isn't a is crewel needlework that
she did on the back of a shirt for me...a loooong time ago.
Once I stopped wearing the shirt, I couldn't just discard all that
beautiful handwork.
I just cut it out and had it framed.....
Believe me, this photo doesn't do it is such a cute piece.
I was thrilled to death when UPS left this on my porch swing...
A book that I won from SMILING SALLY and I thank you dearly, SALLY!
I haven't read it yet but I know it is about a TEXAS TECH student and
I live a hop, skip and jump from TT.....
*if you love reading and love having a chance at some
really great books for free, go over and sign up with SALLY...
She has Book Giveaways all the time and loves to give
them to folks that love reading....
"anger makes your mouth move faster than your mind !"


Blondie's Journal said...


I didn't know your mother was such an wonderful artist!! I'm going to have to scroll back and see the pictures you posted before. WOW!! These are just gorgeous!! (I'm partial to daisies!) What a brilliant idea to frame the crewel piece. Your mom must have constantly had her hands busy... and you now have these treasured keepsakes. I am so happy I had the opportunity to see her work.

Enjoy your book from Sally. She is a special lady & I love how she inspires us to read more.

Did you get a new blog background? In any case, it is really cute!! :-)

Happy Blue Monday, BJ!!


Stacey said...

Hi BJ! What a smart idea to frame the stitch work from your shirt! You have some great keepers!

tardevil said...

BJ, you are so lucky to have those items from your mom. That little cow was so sweet! Love the daisies too. She is quite talented to paint such a pretty windmill picture. I'm sure your family will treasure them forever.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I LOVE that painting of the pot of daisies. Daisies are my favorite flower, and this is my new favorite painting. How smart of you to frame the needlework from the back of your shirt. It looks so cute! Congratulations on the book win. laurie

Diane said...

I never tire of seeing your mother's paintings. You are so very blessed to have them! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the daisies!!! Thank you for sharing your mother's talent with us! Have a great week!


Shelia said...

Morning, Dear BJness! Oh, what a talented mother you had! That windmill picture is so lovely! Reminds me of good ole West Texas!
Cute book, too!
Be a sweetie today,
Shelia ;)

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ

Happy blue monday!
I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Lynda said...

BJ, your mother's artwork is beautiful! What a very talented woman! I love the windmill, and I's the prettiest I've seen yet.

Happy Blue Monday!

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ, home again and so happy to be where our heart is. Thank you so much for your many kind comments about Beth. She is home with our Lord at last.

BJ, your mother's art is so wonderful. I will be sad when there is no more to share. Start over again. BIG smile. She was so talented in the arts.

Lucky you to win a book from Sally. I have some too. I love the new reading material. She is so generous to offer her books to win.

Have a wonderful day.


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your Moms artwork. The daisy painting is one of my favorites!

Becky said...

WOW! Your mom's paintings are gorgeous! I've enjoyed seeing them all.

Have a wonderful week!


Wowza...we could never tire of your Moms Artistry....she has done pieces that deserve to be in a gallery....well...I guess they are in a gallery...your beautiful little blog...and home!
Shame on me for wanting to covet the daisy picture...I have always loved daisys.......
Take care sweetness...and Happy Blue Monday!

Smilingsal said...

How could anyone tire of seeing beautiful paintings? You were creative to frame the back of your shirt! Enjoy that book. I sure did. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Dixie said...

BJ.. what great "Blue" posts. I love windmills too... I've got a great photo of a collection of windmills that I'll post later this month and you can still it if you like!

Thanks for stopping by French Lique this weekend... from your comments that you left I'd say... you really do "get" me girl... thanks!

blessings. Dixie

salmagundi said...

Enjoyed this post especially the framed shirt back! I did a lot of embroidery on shirts back in the l970s. I've kept them all someplace (probably in the attic). I should think about framing some. Thanks for the inspiration. Sally

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi B.J. Just had to stop by and see you this morning! Love your mothers paintings - she is really a good artist! I Also like the inspiring words at the end, I don't know how often I've done that! (I hope not very much!) Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

BJ, Your mother is so talented. I like all of the pictures but especially the one with the windmill. Beautiful stitch work. What a great idea to frame it. Now you will have it forever. Happy Blue Monday!

Samantha said...

Hi BJ,
Just added myself as a follower !
You have such a beautiful blog.
I absolutely love your mothers paintings, they are beautiful, a true treasure to have. Have a very blessed day !

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just lovely....really enjoyed your pictures.

Happy Blue Monday!


Kathleen said...

Hi first time on Blue Monday, so I sure enjoyed the paintings and crewel work!
Have a great week!

Raggedy Girl said...

Great blue things. What fun!

Have A Wonderful Day
from Roberta Anne

Picket said...

BJ I love seeing your treasures and especially the ones from your sweet mama....oh what priceless pieces of love you have and I love hearing the stories that go with them...what a blessing to walk thru your house and see such treasures in every room...beautiful post girl....have a great week!

Bo said...

Hi BJ...Keep that beautiful artwork coming...I love seeing it! What a great idea to frame a piece of that is art too! BTW, that is an adorable award you've made for us & I'm taking it with me right now...Thank you!
;-) Bo

Sweetie said...

BJ - How wonderful that you have your mother's works of art. I would never tire of seeing them. Happy Blue Monday!

Hattie said...

I would NEVER tire of those beautiful paintings!!! Love them all. The daisies are probably my favorite.

Am new to your blog. Enjoy it immensely!!

Today we have rain showers, mixed with snow. So Blue Monday really perks me up. Thanks.

Hattie from near Nashville TN

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great Monday morning post! Lots of talent in your family! I love daisies...I used to grow them and there was always a vase full in the house.
I LOVE it here!! :)

The blog of MBW said...

Your mom is a talented woman and you just gave me an idea on that framed shirt.

Deb said...

I love seeing your Moms paintings, I love windmills, she did a great job! It would make a great header for a blog

claudie said...

I said it before and I'll say it again. Your mom is so very talented indeed.
Love them all.
Enjoy your book.
Happy Blue Monday BJ
Love Claudie

Libby Murphy said...

Oh how special that the painting was done by your mother for your daughter. I bet that's something she will treasure forever. It's just beautiful. Congratulations on winning the book.
Happy Twirls

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Are you kidding I adore your mother's art she was an amazing talent the one she did form the photo is just amazing......
And girlfriend I mean it..... you let me know if you girls get to come to First Monday cause I WILL have a conservatory made JUST for YOU...... with roosters...
I am redoing Tina's door with cherries...
Big Hugs

Alice said...

hey, girlfriend,
i did not realize that your mom was an artist. she did gorgeous work and how lucky you are to have things she did.
love you, al

Becky said...

Hey BJ;

Come on by and enter my spring giveaway!

Barb said...

Thanks for coming by and your sweet comments.

Your Mom does beautiful work!
The daisy painting is my fave as I am not way into windmills.

What a clever idea to frame the crewel work when you were done wearing the shirt!

Barbara Jean

Cynthia said...

Wonderful things you shared especially the one's from your mom. Cindy

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I really enjoyed seeing your mom's artwork--the windmill painting is especially nice.

I was a winner at Sally's for that book as well; I finished it about a week ago and really enjoyed it.

Hope your Blue Monday was a good one☺

Becky said...

I don't know Kyle Anderson. He is based in Houston, I'm based in Dallas. However, my daughter Casey used to be based in Houston, she may know him. So sad about his son. I noticed he had taken a leave a few weeks ago.

Do you live in Lubbock or did I dream that one up? I had a Lubbock overnight last Wednesday night.

Lisa said...

I love your blues!
Happy Blue Monday!
Hugs, Lisa

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ! I can't believe your mother did that windmill painting! WOW! AMAZING! And I love the daisy painting. And the crewel work. My sister used to do crewel a lot, and she crochets. I... just sit around twiddling my two left thumbs! ;-)

Happy Blue Monday...


Sheila :-)

CC said...

What a talentented mother..just wonderful work. I love the crewel work on the shirt and the way you framed it..specially love that little cow..:). Happy belated Monday and enjoy your book.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi BJ,
Love the daisy painting. A talented lady, your Mom! Thanks for sharing.