Tiny Town a funtastic place for UFO group members to live.

Tiny Town  is our safe haven when life gets crazy. We are all healthy and happy here, because we know our neighbours and friends living here are quilters too. To buy a small house in Tiny Town, you must perform one random act of kindness , and to buy a larger home ( 2 chimnies), you'll be performing 2 random acts of kindness. All houses have large sewing rooms, and have been built to last.Large homes have storage for more stash, but smaller homes have bigger yards.  Here you can have housemates from your past, alive or otherwise, your present spouce ( only if you wish,lol) as well as pets from past or present. I know you will be responsible pet owers and thoughtfull neighbours, because this is just that kind of place.  Only houses on the back are for sale. 

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Comment by Mary Moore on December 31, 2020 at 8:42pm

Our New Year's Eve is left over wonderful stew, with fresh biscuits,,,and peach pie made with the last the the summer peaches.  Afterward we are walking all over the neighborhood to visit with you guys.  Maskless cause this is a safe haven.  We can see all the smiles!!!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 23, 2020 at 9:50am

Barbara, nice that you have cherished memories of your Grandma!  When I was growing up I was as close to all 4 grandparents as I was to my parents.  My children were also very close to my parents and loved them very much.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on December 23, 2020 at 9:48am

Mary poor, poor Ma. I hope and pray for a happy recovery for this brave pet. Love the nativity, so glad you were able to get it out this year.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on December 23, 2020 at 9:46am

The light in that ornament makes it look like water moving up and down the stem. Intriguing for a little kid.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on December 23, 2020 at 9:43am

Wilma, I would have loved to watch you put the wool tree together. It is lovely. Really nice kitchen.

Ginny, You do have some interesting birds in your tree. I remember my Gramma's tree. An ornament that looks something like an umbrella but it had a light inside that moves up and down the length of it.. I  have no idea what they are called. They must be antiques. In her sewing box she had a tiny little doll that had a little pink crocheted dress on. Lots of interesting things to look at at Grammas house. She has been gone now since 1986. The Best Gramma ever.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 23, 2020 at 9:25am

Wilma, your kitchen looks lovely.  Your 2 embroidered houses are so perfect under your tree.  I've never seen a wool tree.  Lots of Christmas cheer.

My grocery store was so busy this morning even though I was there a little after 7:00 A.M.  Long line at the check-out.  Just finished breakfast and my eye ointment and I'm ready for a nap. LOL.

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on December 22, 2020 at 10:52pm

I added two cute embroidered houses to my mini wool tree.  I just love them.

Merry Christmas to all...

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 21, 2020 at 9:54am

Riana, we also had some of those very delicate bird ornaments with the metal clamp when I was a child.  I don't know what became of all of my childhood tree decorations.  When Doug and I moved my Mom into a retirement home in Ottawa from her apt. in London, I must have got rid of them.  I donated most everything to the Victorian Order of Nurses, or she might have given them to friends earlier.  I also remember the bubbly candle lights.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 20, 2020 at 9:59pm

Mary, l'm so happy that you and Paul got out that sweet Nativity set. We all a reminder of what Christmas is all about.

Ginny, we had a small bird one when l was a child. It resembled a hummingbird, had a nylon brush tail like your big white one, and  clipped to the branch with a metal clothespin-like clamp. I don't recall what happened to it. We also had tree lights that looked like eye droppers with coloured liquid that bubbled ( l didn't understand at the time that they were " candles", lol.)

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 20, 2020 at 9:40pm

Mary, I like your manger scene and your beautiful antique chest.  When I was little, I had a manger scene too and played with the figures endlessly like they were dolls - having the angels sing, the shepherds visit, the animals hover around the Infant Jesus, and finally the 3 Kings visiting.

We decorated the tree with a Hungarian tradition - hard candy, wrapped in tissue paper and then silver foil with the ends fringed called "Szalon Csukor".

Ginny, I like your blown glass bird ornaments.  Did you have Marzipan decorations too?  We got them from the German Deli in the market and I liked them.  I still prefer fruit cake with marzipan icing than without.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on December 20, 2020 at 2:45pm

I have brought out my Gnome quilt, Mary. Such a treasure to me! Love your little vignette you arranged on that extraordinary chest. Yes, this is a year of finding the blessings that we normally take for granted.  

Barbara, your little caroler and snowy tree is so sweet in it's simplicity. 

Riana, my tree is full of those kinds of ornaments, too. I have some blown glass birds that were my gr'parents and came from Germany. I shared some of them with my sister and there are 3 left after decades of trying to be super careful. 

Comment by Mary Moore on December 20, 2020 at 1:41pm

Unpacked my Christmas box for the first time in 15 years.  It was time to stop feeling sorry for myself, that I never get to host the holidays with my son's family.  Paul and I still need to celebrate being together.  We had the best afternoon setting up the tree and this scene.  I wish you all as nice a day during your holidays.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 15, 2020 at 9:58pm

Well stated, Elizabeth! 

Oh my, Christmas is coming up SO fast! Hubby & l have put off getting things for grandkids because we haven't been as in touch with them as normal...it's hard to know what they need/ want, sigh. We are NOT copping out with gifting money...they got that for birthdays this yr. Instead of spending& enjoying it for movies or candy, they all put it in the bank. How can our grandkids be so responsible? I never was at their age, sigh.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 15, 2020 at 10:02am

Barbara, your little tree is well-suited for Christmas this year.  The season is about love, kindness, devotion, and reminiscence.  It's all in the head and heart.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on December 15, 2020 at 9:54am

Riana, the little cross-stitch tree was made by my friend and cleaning lady, Linda.  I like embroidery but I have never cross-stitched except when a few stitches are required.  We certainly miss Linda who does not come here since covid.  I see her occasionally because her Dad lives in this building.

I gave all our Christmas decorations to our son, Jim, when we downsized.  He has been through a divorce and move and his ex-wife has remarried so all our stuff has gone.  That's O.K.  Less is best if it involves work.

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 15, 2020 at 8:34am

Barbara, this year you really need those lovely memories. Please get them out and hang them somewhere...even if it's only from a garland hung between 2 pictures on a wall.Your tiny tree, however, is just perfect for Tiny Town :-))

Comment by Barbara Hughes on December 15, 2020 at 6:44am

Riana, Christmas ornaments from the past are so special. I have some from 45 years ago that were made by our neighbor. And things my kids made and loved and just some favorites for a long time. I haven't put them up in years. Someday I will get just the right tree, not to big not to small. Prelite with colored lights.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on December 15, 2020 at 5:51am

Love your tree and outdoor decor, Carla

Liz, Love your little 8 incher! 

This is my only tree, it is 3". I don't have a cat to knock it over. lol

Comment by Barbara Hughes on December 15, 2020 at 5:46am

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 14, 2020 at 8:58pm

Liz, such a cute little " teacup size" tree...perfect for Tiny Town. Did you do the X stitching?

This photo is of my oldest and dearest ornament. It's from my childhood. Mom saved for weeks for a box of a dozen special ornaments, each one different. Some looked like stained glass, otheres had stars painted, or animals in the snow. They were kept in their original box , and for safe keeping, mom put them in the tiny furnace room away from the much used workshop & laundry areas. One year, the furnaceman tossed a heavy wrench atop the box while doing maintenance. This is the only one to survive...it's always been my favourite.

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