Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bushel & A Peck and seeing stars

Greetings dear friend and blogging buddies! ~ Ahh... 'tis another day of busyness ahead of me. Those are just about constant these days it seems! I thought I would take a minute to show you all the fruits of some of what is keeping me on my toes these days.
I just had to start Bushel & A Peck right away! What bit I have gotten done on it has gone much faster than I anticipated. I can hardly wait 'til it is done. I think I have found the perfect place for it! :) Thanks again dear Myra! As a result of your generousity, it has given me the oppurtunity to meet someone who isn't too terribly far from me. ((( Waving big to you Tina! )))

Now I have been talking for some time now about wanting to redecorate my smaller bathroom in the Patriotic style.Finally, here are a few pics of that. First off, I was able to get some fabric for a valance for $3.49! I didn't want to make a very full one as I was wanting the stars to really show. I just love the way it looks and I LOVE the bargain price! :) I found some paper mache' stars, painted them dark red, antique white, and navy blue. Then I used poster gum ( handi - tak to some of you) to attach them to the wall. Those were just 50 cents a piece, so only $3 to frame the window out!

Some time ago I borrowed the pattern "Patriotic Row" from Bent Creek from Natalie. I was going to originally make a valance out of it , but decided to make a window sill pillow instead. I used ribbon that I got in the 4th of July exchange I was in for HOE/ HOE II . Just perfect for it!

Up next is another design from Bent Creek simply title Flag. I thought this would go quite nicely. Then I have Hometown Gameboard from Little House Needleworks that I had made into a little checkerboard game tray some time ago. That sits on the back of the toilet and the Flag piece resides above.

The flag arrangement I'm sure you all recongnize from a recent post. The candleholder is from Partylite and has long since been discontinued. I have had it tucked away in a drawer for eons and due to the color, I found just the right place to use it.

Oh, here is a closer shot of that gameboard....

.... and one of the flag.

I still have two more walls to go . I know that I am going to be adding LHN's America when I get it framed. I don't know just yet what to do with the other wall. It's a very small space. so it won't need much.
Well, that will be it today folks! I hope you all have a great great day ! Thank you so much for stopping by and for the comments. They truly make me smile!
'til next time,
don't be a stranger,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Flowers, decorating, and a wonderful RAK

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies! ~ Thank you so much for stopping by today! I do appreciate your visits!
Now I do not have a green thumb. I always say that it is brown! LOL I even have a stitched pillow with a design from Bent Creek that says so. I'll have to show it again soon. Anyway... I am amazed that my rose bush is still alive and kickin'! I was looking at it the other day and noticed that several of the buds are turning two colors. It was a cream colored rose bush for the longest time and now some of them are starting to turn pink! Hopefully you can tell in the picture that there are two different colored roses on this bush. I guess it is trying to show support for Breast Cancer awareness!

Well every now and again I like to change things around in my house. I get a little bored with things sometimes and go on a little decorating jag. Lately I have been attacking my kitchen and small bathroom. I rearranged my shelf in my kitchen and adding a few things. Below is some things I have added. I love the towel from Dan DiPalo and I decided the shelf needed a small bowl of eggs (plaster of Paris ones) . On that shelf I have a milk bottle from a local dairy, Memory Lane. I found a new home for a very old Coca-Cola gobblet that used to belong to my grandpa. I thought with it being glass and having red on it, it would go well. I added a wonderful little fresh eggs sign that I got at Hobby Lobby and also a rooster hook that came from Jo-Ann's. I love the way it turned out!

I received a wonderful RAK in the mail from Myra. I have wanted this chart for quite some time. My mom used to sing this song to me when I was little and I STILL sing it to my 13 year old son sometimes! For those inquiring minds that want to know, YES I started it already! LOL.

So also sent me one of her adorable little birds she makes! Isn't it sweet? I have it on a cabinet nob in my laundry room that hangs over the washer. It cheers me up when I'm back there doing the dreaded laundry task! I picked the basket up at Jo-Ann's.

Well , hopefully I will be back this week with some decorating I have been doing in my Patriotic bathroom. Thank you all so much for all of your wonderful comments! They keep my going and really make my day!
'til next time,
don't be a stranger,

Monday, October 18, 2010

Check this out!!

Greetings all! I wanted to let you all know about a give away Terri is having over at Dixie Samplar Designs. Hurry on over and check it out!

Good luck!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Project Finishing

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies! ~ Thank you all SO MUCH for the comments on my last post! I appreciate them SO much. I would like to give a warm welcome to my new followers as well!
Natalie asked in the comments if she could see the cabinet full of stockings. Well... that cabinet isn't full of stockings LOL. I do have some stitching in there and some figurines so I thought I would go ahead a take a picture.

Every now and again I find a bargain at a yard sale that I just can't pass up. I got this little painted galvanized bucket at a sale for a quarter! I knew that it wouldn't be left the way it was, so with some paint , some flags, greenery, and some ribbon.... this....

became THIS!

I picked up the flags around the 4th of July at Hobby Lobby for 50 cents each. I had the paint and ribbon , so the entire thing cost me $1.25. Not bad huh? I plan on putting it in my patriotic bathroom , that I will eventually get finished.
I also whipped up the Fall blanket for my little sheep. Here is the result of that effort.

I finsihed BBD's Autumn Song and was really eager to get it finished into a box. I wanted to use the dark paint but couldn't find the right shade so I opted for Delta's spice Brown instead. For the band and the lining in the bottom , I used a print that had leaves and acorns on it. I think it goes really well.

Well, that will be it for today ! I will hopefully be back this week for another post, we shall see.
You all take care and I hope you all have a great week! I hope you all enjoyed your visit today! Come and visit again real soon! :)
'til next time,
don't be a stranger,

Friday, October 8, 2010

Jack O' Lantern stocking finish

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies! ~ I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments on my last post. I appreciate them so much! :) Kind of hard to believe that I am having 2 posts in the same week the way things have been going huh? LOL
I finished up the Jack O' Lantern stocking this morning. I might stitch a couple more this weekend. Have to see how things go.

Well now that I have finished up those afgahns I was working on , I have a lot of yarn left over. I have been pondering what I will do with it and have decided to knit up some hats for cancer patients. That will keep me busy, I have LOTS of that yarn left! I am also working on a new pair of socks for moi and can hardly wait til I get them done.
Just a quick little post today to show that I still know how to finish something! :) Hope you ALL have a wonderful weekend!
'til next time,
don't be a stranger,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Simple Joys completed...

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies! ~ Whew! I am finally done with all of those afgahns and can hopefully get back to life that feels somewhat normal!! First off here, I want to thank all of you who have stuck around and waited on me to come back. I fully exspected to loose followers during that time instead of gain them! So I am pleasantly pleased! :) One thing that all needleworks share, is how we inspire one another. I have really missed reading blogs on a regular basis and being inspired by all of you wonderful needleworkers out there. While I work to get my creative mojo back, I look forward to reading the blogs again and drawing that inspiration from you all!! Jackie ~ I too have seen that new pumpkin design from Little House Needleworks. I hope to get that one too! :)
Well , here it is! Simple Joys all finished! I am looking forward to finding just the right frame and getting this displayed. I love all of the colors!!
I got another litte quick stitch done from the BBD book 'Tis Hallowe'en. I am hoping to get a few more of those stitched and then finished into little stockings to get them hung.

There are so many giveaways going on in blogland! Wow, I can hardly believe all of them out there! One you need to check out if you haven't already is one being held for each day of October, aka the 31 Days of Halloween, hosted by Missy Ann and Annette. Check it out if you haven't already.

Speeking of giveaways, I was pleasantly informed by Edgar yesterday that I won his Hobbit Birthday Giveaway!! I am really jazzed about this and can hardly wait til I can share with you all what he will be sending! I just know it will be fantastic!

Thank you all for all of your wonderful comments and support. It means A LOT! Thanks to to those of you that commented on my header picture. Come closer and I'll tell you a litte secret. (whispering) It's recycled from last year! LOL

Well, excuse me dear friends and blogging buddies, while I leave you all to go and make myself busier than a family of beavers! I have lots and lots to catch up on!

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day #2 of the giveaway!

Today is Day #2 of the 31 Days of Halloween Giveaway. Go Stop by Missy Ann's blog if you haven't yet today!


Friday, October 1, 2010

The 31 Days of Halloween Giveaway has begun!

Greetings all! The 13 Days of Halloween Giveaway has begun. This year Missy has a partner in crime , Annette. Go check out the fun HERE.

Good luck!