Welcome to my blog ~For Heart and Home~. Thank you to my dear friend Linda from New York who took the pictures I sent her and made this beautiful banner for me. I visualized what I wanted it to look like and she made it happen. That is my sister and I as youngsters and yes, that is the home I grew up in during the 40's and 50's. Right about now, you are all probably saying, my goodness she is old. I am vintage, just like fine old lace. Thank you also to my good friend Debbi, from Oregon who answered questions non stop while I was trying to navigate the workings of the blog world. What is so wonderful is that friendships can reach across the miles and even tho we have never seen each other in person - through the wonders of the computer, we have developed that bond. Also, a big thank you to my good friend Mona also from New York, who often helps me after I have totally screwed something up on the computer. I feel very Blessed to have you all as my friends. Thank you and I hope everyone enjoys my blog. I know I will.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


One morning as I was lying in bed my thoughts turned to "what can I create that would be different"? Well this particular morning I had this epiphany of hanging stockings for Valentine's Day. You could fill them with candies, roses (real or silk) place a gift inside and give it to someone. They could be hung on your door, mantle or wherever you would normally place a stocking. Wait - that was not the end of my light bulb moment - I then shot straight up in bed with this one. "Why not make them reversible with the other side being for Christmas?" You would be getting two stockings for the price of one - what a concept? Now there may be those of you who are rolling your eyes or have passed out on the floor laughing. Well I bet when Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone people thought he had lost his mind or when Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, people were skeptical and were worried about what would happen to the poor candle makers. I only wish I had invented those two necessities of life. But alas, I only thought about reversible stockings. Not a necessity of life, but does everything absolutely have to make sense or be useful. No - I say to you. Reversible stockings are beautiful, make you smile, are functional and they were thought of by moi.

If you want to pick yourselves up off the floor, stop laughing long enough to let me know what you think that would be great. Well, it's not a better mouse trap, but it is a better stocking. Hmmmm - wonder if I am ready for this criticism. Maybe I should have someone edit the posts and only let me see the good ones. No, on second thought I just might invent the reversible e-mail. One side good - other side bad. We would only read the good ones. The following pictures are self explanatory. Or maybe I should have a reversible explanation. The right one and the wrong one. Sorry - I am done now.

Now for something serious. If you really would like more information here is the link to my Etsy shop where you will find my stockings.