Are We Walking to Alaska

Are We Walking to Alaska
Are We Walking to Alaska - A True Story

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Random 5 Friday

It's Friday - and time to be random again


1. I learned to ride a bike when I was in 4th grade - we never lived in a place where we had an area to ride a bike, nor did we have a bike.  It was a big orange bike and I had to climb up on a gigantic tree stump (big around - not gigantically tall) to jump on the seat and push off to get started.  I loved that big orange bike.


Similar to this bike - but it sure seemed bigger

2. I love to do spring and fall housecleaning - and make lists of things I want to accomplish.




3. I think that the best part of sewing is cutting out the patterns - I'll cut them out - you sew them up.


Miss Abigail Clarissa Wellington-Jones wearing an outfit I sewed for her.


4. I love collections - I collect dolls, bears, milk glass chickens, sets of dishes, silverware. tea sets. .  .  .

5. I rarely wear a jacket - and never use an umbrella, and walk barefoot on the grass in winter - I like to feel close to the weather.









19 comments:

Bev said...

How interesting...thanks for sharing!

Karen Frost said...

Oh, love your hand painted dishes! I learned some fun things about you and your dolly clothes and little umbrella girl are very sweet. I love to make lists, too :) xx

Debra @ Homespun said...

I don't use umbrellas either! That dress is so pretty as is your applique block.

Buttons said...

Oh you can cut and I will sew:)
I rode my first bike exactly the way you did we could never afford one so I climbed a tree stump and apparently stole the neighbour kids bike. It was very huge:) B

Nancy Claeys said...

If I had had a daughter, I know I would have spent hours making doll clothes like my mom did.... thanks so much for sharing at R5F this week. xo

Ann said...

Interesting. Wonderful idea for a blog. I may copy it. I love nature, dislike cold so you won't catch me without a coat or barefoot under 50 degrees!!!

Robyn G said...

Dishes are fun to collect. Your's are beautiful. I love the last picture, is it a quilt block or wall hanging? I am a list maker too.

Ranch Wife Robyn

Peg said...

Fascinating! And here I was beginning to think I knew lots about you! I remember learning to ride a bike - it was a neighbor's because we couldn't afford one, and I learned by starting at the top of a small slope on our yard that ran down across the lane into the neighbor's yard! I was almost as scared that first few times as I am today of going on a roller coaster!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

A fun Random 5! I love the doll clothes. My mother made me such pretty Barbie clothes when I was little. Alas, even though I have a sewing machine, I am not much of a seamstress. So you can cut out the pattern, but you'd have to sew it up for me too! :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I loved this Jo, the words and the images.

And those pansies... I don't know that I have seen ones with faces that color. They are GORGEOUS.

Thanks, my friend.

XO,

Sheila

Bruce Clark said...

Boy that bike brought back some nice memories...thanks for sharing.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i enjoy umbrellas because they make me feel like the movie "singing in the rain" - i wish to dance & sing. too fun!! ( :

Crispy said...

I had a visitor from Chicago and he was so amazed at seeing so many people in Seattle without an umbrella. I bet you wouldn't walk outside barefoot in the winter here. I don't even go barefoot in the house in the winter, gotta have socks on to keep my toes warm LOL.

Crispy

Patti G said...

What a lovely 5 - so fun!
Living in Michigan with the amount of snow we generally get, walking barefoot in the winter is not an option for me. But I rarely wear shoes - if I can at all get away with it.

Mary said...

Beautiful doll and outfit! And i enjoy makings lists too and checking items off as i finish. I get much more done that way! :) Have a good weekend.

Kay said...

Great shots! I especially love the pansies. I don't like umbrellas but you wouldn't find me without a jacket or barefoot most any time of the year. Maybe it's my thin California-born blood.

Veronica Roth said...

Hey, I love this post! Oh the things I miss when I don't check in often enough. :) Love finding out more things about you.

W. Latane Barton said...

That certainly gave us a glimpse at who you are... Loved all your random things for this week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That sweet dress is adorable on her. I've sewed and sewed....but the pjs I made didn't fit my doll! So I put them on another doll! heehee! Holiday hugs!