Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Lassie - Jeff's Collie

My hero ! Jeff Miller was my childhood hero - he was Lassie's owner before Timmy came to the show.
I adored Jeff! He was a big-brother type to me ~ and I envied him the dog that I always had wanted!
I even entered contests to win one of Lassie's puppies! - my parents wouldn't sign for me to get one tho..............so instead I won a small stuffed animal, Lassie dog.
I still enjoy Lassie reruns on tv ~ and have my own "Lassie" - her photo is at the top of the page ~ isn't she lovely? Her name is Lass and I'll be posting more pics of her soon!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Baby Bonnets!

And while they may look complicated, they really are the easiest pattern ever!
StitchesFromTheHeart is a charity I knit for and you can go their webpage and get their free pattern!
Then you can make one for your baby - and make one to donate to a charitable cause!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Knit Dishcloths

These are two of my favorite patterns - soon, I 'll make a separate page of all my fav knitting places for you to visit.

The Granny Square is -YES!- knit!
You can find the pattern at Harvest Moon Designs.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Down Memory Lane

My favorite magazine is Reminisce -
it is so relaxing to sit down and read thru the pages.......re-visiting some of my best memories shared by others.
Click here: Reminisce
to visit the magazine online version,
where you can enjoy some of their articles and photos.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Antiques and Memorabilia

My grandmother gave me these figurines - I remember her always having them in her house and they intrigued me -
they are very light-weight, look like wooden, but have lightness like papier-mache.
Would love to be able to find out where they were made, when, what they are, etc.

Collecting Old Photographs

Who hasn't enjoyed browsing thru the boxes of old photos at the antique store?! I am posting some to a new page, perhaps someone will identify them one day! Meanwhile - enjoy the look back at a lifestyle much simpler in living, but more difficult to manage!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

World War I - 106th Field Artillery

Visit my page for history of the 106th of World War One -
where my grandfather, Philip Conpenelis, served ~
click on the insignia image, above.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Books on Local History

Because of my love for history and the area that I live in, I have written several books about the town and people of Bethany 's past (Genesee Co. NY) -

  • The Town and the People
  • The Poor House, 1825-1900
  • The Poor House Revisited
  • Mary Erwin, Poetess of Bethany
My dearest friend has also published two books, novels with the setting in early Bethany and western NY state ~ UpSouth: Spring and UpSouth: Summer.

You can find all these books for sale at the Gift Shoppe in Batavia by clicking the link below:

Favs: Books !

I can't believe I haven't already mentioned that one of my favs is READING !

What are you reading now? A few titles I've recently read include :
  • Chain Reaction: Story of Rachel Scott by Darrell Scott
  • Jade Green by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • If You Will Ask, Oswald Chambers
  • Skidboot, An Amazing Dog by R. Westmoreland & David Hartwig
  • The Canopy by Angela Hunt
Yes, I know - quite a variety! My special likes are non-fiction [biography, inspiration] and historical fiction. I read a lot of young adult fiction, also, in preparation for students I work with.
I'm in hopes of putting some novels online here - in the meantime, you can visit one of my favorite sites - [click below]
A Celebration of Women is a perfect spot to spend a lazy summer afternoon, or a snug-in-the-house-snowed-in-day! Enjoy! - and let me know what you found there to read!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bethany ~ Genesee Co., NY

Local History for the Town of Bethany ~ Genesee Co., New York State

Patrick O'Donnell:

Summer Fun !


August 10-14
West Middlebury Baptist Church
East Bethany, NY

Come join in the fun with the Knights and Princesses!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Knitting Needles

Knitting is one of my favs ~
and since I love it so much - I've been knitting up baby hats and booties for babies -
for the organization, Stitches from the Heart~
I send my little knitted items to them and then they distribute all the donations they receive to hospitals all over the U.S. !
You have a bit of time and like to knit? Great!
Can't knit? - you can help, too, by donating towards yarn or postage!
Check out their webpage by clicking here

My Friend......

My Sheltie ........ Lass
She believes in "stopping to smell the flowers" !

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

First Day

This blog will be a place for me to display my favorite [*Linda's Favs*] ... whatever.

Time now for me to have a cup of tea and then to sort thru my files - and see what I want to display here ~

Come back later ~
this is all new to me!
Hopefully, I'll get the knack of it soon !