For this week’s Friday Favorites, I have a unique pair of paper dolls from a Vintage French publication! Ah, paper dolls – loved ‘em when I was a kid!
Although this couple share the same last name, they are not married.
She is a “Miss”!
Maybe they’re brother and sister, or cousins?
Perhaps we’re being too nosy.
First, we have the young lady in a spiffy swimsuit!
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And here’s the rest of her wardrobe.
Next – the gentleman. Is it me, or does this fellow look as if he’s one sandwich short of a picnic? Something about his expression.
I’m not sure the eyeglasses and facial hair do anything to allay my fears. Nice vest though!
Thanks so much for another fun week, Kids!
I am positive I have the best readers in all of blogland and I love every one of ya!
Enjoy the weekend. Shall we all meet back here on Monday?
Have the birds been singing in your neighborhood?
We have a few that think they’re opera stars!!!!!
Although some do stay through winter, it’s always a special treat to see the birds returning here for the warm months. We feel lucky to have such a variety.
Among our favorites are the red-winged blackbird, the chickadee, the eastern bluebird, the cardinal, the goldfinch and the purple finch.
In addition, blue herons and mallards enjoy the little pond behind our house, and there’s usually a new family of baby ducks each spring!
Over the last couple of years, we’ve even had a pair of swans spend a night or two in the pond. Obviously, we’re a just a Motel 6 on their longer journey!
So what birds like to hang out in your neck of the woods?
OK, so here’s the deal . . .
Crystal says you’re probably tired of hearing about Peeps, but I’ve convinced her to let me talk to ya because this is my chance for 15 minutes of fame!!!
You see, she crocheted me last week, and I was supposed to have a whole bunch of friends in different colors – but she ran out of time and now it’s almost Easter!
She suggested that I wait until next year to make my debut here on the blog.
C’MON! That’s 12 months from now!!!!!
So, here I am!
You know Crystal – she likes to embellish things.
She placed a flower at my ear.
I’m a PEEP for heaven’s sakes!!!! I look just fine – plain!
Oh, one more thing! I’m supposed to mention that you can find the pattern Crystal used for me here.
If you celebrate Easter, Crystal and I wish you a very happy one!
And may all of us have a super weekend.
With hugs from,
Your Pal the Bunny Peep
Yay!!! Am I ever happy to see this week end.
Ha – “week end” and “weekend”!
Well, either way, I’m happy for both.
Sir Beads and I are just wiped out – too much on the schedule over the last several days.
Soooo, the weekend plan is to sleep late, have some leisurely meals, catch up on reading, and maybe watch a good movie.
(I’m feeling refreshed already!)
Here are a couple of Easter ornaments I made years ago.
When my kids were young, I loved to go all-out decorating for every single holiday!
Presently, I’ve scaled back a little, but I still enjoy scattering small decorations around the house to make things festive and fun!
Speaking of fun . . .
I hope your weekend holds a bit of rest, a sprinkle of fun, and lots of laughter!
When I was a child, I had to learn many poems by heart.
Was it the same for you?
Looking back on it, I believe that memorization is what sparked my love for poetry. Those verses really came alive when a chorus of grade school kids recited them with enthusiastic expression and dramatic hand gestures! Can’t you just picture it?
The words to many poems are still etched in my memory. It’s nice to recall them from time to time so for this week’s Friday Favorites, I have an old favorite! It never seems to lose its power – no matter how often it’s read.
~by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream–and not make dreams your master;
If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings–nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run–
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!
Can you remember a poem that you had to learn?
Happy First Weekend in April, Kids!
And Happy Birthday (story here) to my Dad, who is 85 today.
Hugs all around,