Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Here are some of the pictures of the chest of drawers and the new paint job in Gracie's room. The cottage white furniture is very fun. Her Daddy put up a chair rail, and Grammie still has some curtains to make, but it's coming right along ! Both of her Grandma's got that painting job finished in no time !!
Posted by Sandy Graeser Haynes at 9:40 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
The new and exciting adventures of the RBFC (Retired Best Friends Club) continues with it's first scheculed get together.... We met at the So. County Bread Co., and then several members went for a long walk in the park. After the walk, some joined in and went for a "house tour" of Lisa's and Durwood's fabulous new home, overlooking the Mississippi River, with so many wonderful added features. My favorite was the "project" room, which is a wonderful cabinet and countertop filled room with storage, and water supply, and it will eventually have two large electric saws installed for Durwood's carpentry work. Lisa plans to cut fabric, sew, and work on her stained glass projects there. Also, their garage was something to behold, with places for at least 6 vehicles, including their boats, antique car, two motorcycle thingies, and lots of room to spare. The decks on the back of the house which overlook the river bluff are wonderful, and most of that side of the house is glass..... They have added a fire pit, to sit and drink a glass of wine and watche the river in the evening, how romantic. Unfortunately, no pics of the wonderful space, you'll have to let your mind imagine the view...
After the tour, we headed to Kimmswick for a wonderful time on the porch of the Blue Owl, enjoying their home cooking !!!
Next month it's Joyce's turn to plan our event !! (We MISSED you, Kris !)
Posted by Sandy Graeser Haynes at 5:01 AM
Friday, October 10, 2008
Yesterday at 1:48, Gracie's new baby sister was born ! Momma and baby are doing fine, and baby is precious! Grandpa and I kept Grace entertained while Mom and Dad were very busy at St. John's Mercy Hospital.... We got to get a peek at her and hold her for awhile . She was only 4 hours old ! WELCOME , precious baby girl ! We love you already !
Posted by Sandy Graeser Haynes at 6:00 AM
Saturday, October 04, 2008
A former art student of ours, Marty Ryan, had his first one man show , which opened at a Maplewood gallery on Friday night. My good buddies, Julie, and Pat and I met at Schafly's mini brewery, and then went to the opening. Other Mehlville teachers, Judy, and Sue were there, also.
We were all so proud of Marty's accomplishment, and his drive to include 100 paintings in the exhibition. All of his work showed very expressive imagery, and use of vivid color. His inner thoughts were his subject, and he showed great courage to put himself out there the way he did.... His work was all on canvas, and he uses acrylic for his medium. They varied in size and approach to the subject, with images ranging from landscape, to floral to portrait... He sold quite a few, too, and had an EXCELLENT turn out !! Congratulations, Marty, Keep up that painting !!!