Saturday, June 1, 2013

HOW TO REPAIR



Look what I found,
Such a wonderful
post on
How to 


http://loisaidanest.com/2013/03/19/how-to-repair-a-plaster-frame/#comment-658
Please go to the site and thank him.
how to repair a plaster frame



When I set out to do this blog, I wanted it to nudge me to do projects to beautify and organize my family’s living space. You have to lay your hands on your home.
This beautiful old plaster framed mirror has been hanging in my bedroom for a few months now. The gilded frame is faded and dull and like many of these delicate plaster frames, it was chipped in several spots. I’d purchased it at a yard sale upstate for five bucks. I love yard sales and I always think that when I drive around upstate, I should have a bumper sticker that reads, “I brake for small animals, sticks/big leaves and yard sales”.
chip damage
chip damage
I repaired the chips by using Sculpey clay as a mold. This modeling clay bakes in the oven and does not make a mess. When my girls were little, we made all the dinnerware and fake food for their dollhouse from colored Sculpey clay.
The repair was easy. I placed the Sculpey clay over the same pattern in the frame of the little chunk that was missing to create a mold.
find the piece in the pattern that is missing and make a mold
find the piece in the pattern that is missing and make a mold
I baked the molds in the oven on a piece of foil according to the instructions. Then I took soft clay and pushed it into the mold. I carefully took the soft piece out of the mold so that it kept its shape and baked it.
the mold and the piece made from the mold
the mold and the piece made from the mold
The final step is to glue the new piece to the frame with household cement. Now all that is left is to paint the repaired frame.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery 


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

fiddleheads

One of my Lucy adventures. Thank God I didn't poison anyone.














I am a Texas gal and  lived in Florida from 1965.
Had a Hotel in Saluda, N.Car for 8 Summers. I love Nature,
and was always looking for Trillium and Lady slippers in Carolina.
In Maine , it wild raspberries, blueberries and Mushrooms and fiddle heads.
Well Mushrooms scare me but I thought I'd  pick some fiddle heads,
I had a lot in the back yard. I looked them up on the net and saw this,
it's been raining and the ones I picked were tight and had fuzz on them




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This was my fern last fall. OH NO!!! it's a cinnamon fern.



















They had a brown wrapper on the curl,
after I picked a bunch Inside the kitchen they
seemed to have the fuzz on them. I did more research.
 They did not have the groove on the inside of the stem.
Below is the Ostrich Fern the RIGHT FERN







































The fiddle
Just look for the Groove.










see the groove on the inside of the stem.








































I am giving up so I bought some at the store, I guess I didn't even cook
them right as they were bitter, Enough about Fiddle heads.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day, Hang out your flag










In case you go to a parade, and need to refresh
 the words here they are.::::::::::
The Army Air Corps song
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Flying high into the Sun.
Here they come zooming to meet our Thunder,
At  em boy's, Give er the gun
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one hell of a roar!
WE LIVE IN FAME
OR GO DOWN IN FLAME.

Nothing'll stop the Army Air Corps! 















Marines song
From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of UNITED STATES MARINES.




















Army Caisson Song

Over hill, over dale

As we hit the dusty trail,

And those caissons go rolling along.

In and out, hear them shout,

Counter march and right about,

And those caissons go rolling along

Refrain: 
Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.













Navy's song
Anchors Aweigh, my boys, 
Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to college joys, 
we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night on shore, 
drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more. 
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.































Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome

Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

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Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

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Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

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Yorkie # 95

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Silky

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Precious

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Max

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what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99
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Mr. Hobo # 101

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West Point # 105

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General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

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Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

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Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

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Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
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oil in board framed for sale

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Autumn in Maine

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Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

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Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

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Cassa Blanca's sold #163
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Albatross

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Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

The Endeavor # 167                           #167
The Endeavor On harrington cove

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Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

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Fishing boats # 169
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Three guys in a Dory

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The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20