Monday, September 29, 2008

Blue Monday in September

Glad you could come by for Blue Monday today. I hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend. I decided to go for a drive yesterday evening. That is something I just don't do anymore with gas prices as high as they are. I went out to our local recreation spot-Clinton Lake to try and catch the sunset. I will show you those pics later but I did get one with some blue in it too and here it is below.

My dear sister Nancy is always giving me fun vintage items she finds. She likes to go to auctions and tag sales and she often brings me something from them when she finds something she knows I will like. This item has pears in it and I love pear motifs and have them in my kitchen. My grandmother Marie had a pear tree in her backyard and she made wonderful pear butter from those delicious pears. Does anyone have a pear butter recipe? I would love to have one. Since my kitchen is pink and green and this is blue, I keep it in my bathroom instead(it is blue).

Yesterday I also went to our local antique mall to see what I could find. I didn't end up buying anything but I did find this very sweet Holly Hobby record player. I thought you all would enjoy it with it's blue horn and all. I have to admit it really tempted me even though I don't have any records at all.
I love what it said: Start each day on a happy note. I actually have a little portable record player in my basement that was my grandmothers. I used to take all my records over to grandma's house when I would visit her and she would listen to them with me.

Connie at Living Beautifully did a post yesterday where she challanged her readers to do the same. I told Connie I accepted her challange so here goes:

7 Things I plan to do before I die:

1. Visit my friends in other countries-Indonesia, Malaysia, etc.

2. Learn how to draw and paint

3. Learn how to play an instrument

4. Get my home more organised so no one has too much to deal with when I die

5. Learn to fly

6. Do some short-term missions work

7. See my Neices/Nephew's get married and Have children(if they choose)

7 Things I can do:
1. Bake good bread
2. Drive stick shift
3. Make an excellent stir fry
4. Embroider
5. Make my neices and nephews laugh
6. Crochet
7. Find my way in strange city with a good map.

7 Things I can't do:
1. Jump on a pogo stick
2. Keep an indoor plant alive for more than a year
3.Hold a snake(I just don't want to!)
4. Go up to top of the John Hancock building in Chicago(did it once and almost fainted!)
5. Calculus
6. Sing(Wish I could!)
7. Play an instrument

7 things that attract me to my Mister:
I don't have a mister so what would attract me to one:
1. Christian
2. Kindness
3. Gentleness
4. Merciful/Forgiving
5. Tall
6. Creative
7. Intelligence

7 Celebrity Admirations:
1. Robert Duvall
2. Audrey Hepburn
3. Corrie Ten Boom(author)
4. C.S. Lewis ( author)
5. Whoever invented air conditioning
6. Ted Dekker(author)
7.Karla Nathan(artist)

7 Favorite Foods:
1. Salmon
2. Broccoli
3. Cheesecake
4. Meatloaf
5. Black Walnut Bread
6. Mint anything
7. Chocolate

Don't forget to go check out everybody else at Thanks so much Sally for hosting this fun event!

I almost forgot-any comments left today count toward my giveaway! I will draw a name tomorrow and announce the winner on Wednesday.


Smilingsal said...

Happy Blue Monday! Thanks for the beautiful blue sky.

I always loved Holly Hobby; I have one dish of it. I wish I had more.

I've always wished I could sing too. Everyone in my family sings beautifully; I'm a good listener.

Elizabeth said...

I love that dishtowel!

Connie said...

There ya go, sweet chick!! I knew you could do it! LOL I also especially love that blue towel....

Barbara H. said...

What a pretty blue sky! The hillside and road almost have a blue cast, too.

I loved Holly Hobbie years ago and would have loved a little record player like that when I was younger.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your photos from your drive in the country!

Sweetie said...

Happy Blue Monday. You have a great post and I like the answers to your questions. We bought a record player that plays 45 rpms and 33 1/3 rpms so we can enjoy my Dad's and Husband's old records.

Shabby Kim said...

Love the blue sky photo. The view is georgous. And how sweet is that Holly Hobby record player? I love it!!

Have a great day...

Neabear said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog. That record player is cute. And I really like your sky pictures. Have a great Monday!

Deslilas said...

Thanks for your visit and your post.
Lots of ble fine things around you.
You did a great job with your seven things...

Anonymous said...

You have some wonderful blue items. I love going for long drives. Happy Blue Monday!

Coloradolady said...

what a charming dish towel. That was a great gift. Love your blue sky picture to.

p.s. I wish I could sing too, but can't. and I am scared to death of snakes!!

Coloradolady said...

I should have answered your question about the SSS on my earlier comment. Sorry. I guess I need a lesson about linking buttons to other blogs....can anyone help me?? Please??

Here is the link:

Go ahead and head over there and sign should be a lot of fun.

Mojo said...

Holly who? I'm usually old enough to remember most of these things... but this one I must've missed. (Either that or it's really old!)

But the blue horn is definitely an eye catcher!

bj said...

I love all your pretty blues...
Happy Blue Monday, bj

Grandma Faith said...

I enjoyed your pretty blues. I remember record players and Holly Hobby both quite fondly. Take care.

Dawn said...

The blue sky looks lovely. What a nice dishtowel your sister gave you.

I love the Holly Hobbie record player. :)

take care,

Debbie @ said...

Hi Sue, happy Blue Monday! Hey thanks for coming by on Pink Saturday and leaving such a sweet comment. Have a lovely week.

The Brenda Blog said...

Love your blue! And learning all those fun things about you.

Molly said...

Thanks for visiting my blog--yours is great and I am looking forward to reading more.. loved your blue dish towel and picture from your drive and I have a sister named Nancy, too! said...

Eek! Celebrity???!! Hilarious! but thanks.

I do have a talent,though. one you would admire. I once jumped my pogo stick 1 mile without falling. It took me a whole summer to finally do it (when I was 6).

jeanne said...

Hello Susan, The blue sky photo is great, and the Holly Hobby record player is so cute. I wish I did have a good pear butter recipe but no can do. I do love the blue pear print. I have pears and grapes in my kitchen and I love it. Your reveal about yourself was fun to read. Thanks for sharing.


ellen b. said...

Hi Susan! You found some great blue. That Holly Hobby phonograph is so darn cute. Interesting 7's meme, too. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi Susan - I loved your "7" lists. Interesting and makes me think! And that little record player is so darn cute and happy looking! :)Nancy

Anonymous said...

I still have this Holly Hobby Record Player. I love it and was so thrilled to see it on your website. It is beautiful.