Yes that is why I have not been on here. First my father has been sick and in and out of the hospital and rehab and second we have been in a remodeling mode in our home. So I have been cleaning up after my husband and myself. And last but not least I have been getting ready for my one and only craft show of the year. It is November 13 and 14. After that I will be having a house full of company for Thanksgiving. I will try to post some pictures of items for my craft show and my Thanksgiving celebration.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sad to say but my summer flowers are fading away HOWEVER my all time favorite flowers are blooming. I just love mums and last winter most of mine died out. Judi(my neighbor) got me three of them for watering her flowers while they were on vacation. Her flowers are like a huge park I will post pictures some day. Meanwhile I walked around the yard and snapped some pictures. The pool has its winter cover on it now and the mums are blooming but my gourds just keep on vining.
Don and Lily enjoying the warm fall sunshine while eating lunch
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Well I must say this has been one busy summer with traveling and company. We have five children all over the USA. This summer we visited each one EXCEPT Donna. Now Donna lives about 45 minutes from us. This last weekend of summer we visited our son,Andy and his lovely family. They live in Clarkston Michigan. They have moved into a beautiful condo since we have been up there last. This is the living room and this is the dining area
Here are some pictures of Andys Man cave
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THEIR BACK AND FRONT YARD. AND THE FRONT DOOR
What did we do???? Not much of anything really. Visited a flea market~~I love going to those kind of things~~ This is Colin and Jacob getting in the car to go to flea market. Notice their excitementHere we are at the flea market fun fun fun*to me anyways*
and on Labor Day my daughter in laws family came over with us and Andy smoked pork all night,This is corn on the cob on the grill. Probably the BEST corn I have ever eaten in 63years of my life
Andy and Melanie just cooking and making sure all is ready
Melanie cooked some fab side dishes and cleaned up after ANDY
and we had a great visit and great food. OH their friend Lisa(a professional Photographer) came over and we had family pictures made. I did not see the results but I am pretty sure I looked like a q tip with a big tent on for a blouse.
Then our trip was over. Here we all are getting ready to leave to our individual locations. Jacob and Colin to their first day of school. I took a picture of their bright new shoes on the way out the door.A family picture of Andy ready for work, Melanie ready to deliver the boys to school and then deliver her Avon orders to her customers and Jacob and Colin all ready for that first day of school.COLIN getting in the car to go to the first day of school 2009-2010
JACOB getting in the car for his first day of school
So now we are home again for a while but GATLINBURG is starting to call my name. HUMMMM maybe after a little rest I will feel like traveling again hUMMMM we'll see what Don has to say about that.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Just listed some dolls and the cutest "candy" bag on ebay. Thought you might be interested so I am posting it here with the links so you can run over and bid.
This is a raggedy doll holding a jack o lantern I have sewn from wool felt.
Here is a picture of her and if you click on the words raggedy doll above it will take you to her.
Now here is a cute little halloween raggedy witch that I have for sale. Just click HERE to go see her. Now here is a picture of her and her jack o lantern.
Now last but not least is this darling "trick or treat candy bag" I really like this a lot. It is perfect to put on your desk at work for that little punch of fall decoration to cheer your working space up. Click HERE to go see it and put your bid in.
Now here is a picture of it. Happy shopping I hope you all go over to ebay and bid, bid, bid.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Here is the last of my scheduled auctions for the CPLG FALLOWEEN THEME AUCTIONS. I have 10 items scheduled to start on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21. This is a doll I made from a pattern of sew many prims. She was a lot of work (for me) and this is the first time I have ever made one and listed it to sell. IF AND that is a BIG IF. she does not sell she will be staying here at our home to live. Hope you all come and visit all our really great fall auctions.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Well since I will be gone when CPLG(country&Primitives Ladies Group) themed auction starts on ebay (picture on right side you just click on it and it will take you to all them)Anyway I cannot start my auctions until August 20 so I can be back in time to ship out all the items I sell hee heee anyway thought I would give you a sneak peek at some of them. I have to take pictures and get all written up and schedule them before I leave so that is why I am working on this now hee hee
I have a few more to finish yet and some more pictures to take but here is one of my new items. I just love it got one for myself too. I sit mine on our mantle however they are perfect for a desk at work, the coffee table or end table. For sitting on a shelf they are just perfect. Really like the idea of sitting them on a desk at work for that little seasonal pop.
wooden scarecrow light box
A scarecrow wreath for your door or inside you home(not recommended for use in the outside weather
Here is a little witch
I have handcrafted all these and many more items I did not post. Just wanted to wet your appetite for what is to come in the future. I know all the other ladies have been busy creating and finding items for this launch. I know Becky has darling fall/halloween items in her ebay store. And I know some other ladies have been hooking,punching,stuffing and sewing to get ready. Hope we see you there. Now just because my stuff will be on ebay later in the week the others will be starting their auctions on Sunday August 16. Hope to see you there.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
So we will be on the road so much in the fall too thought I better get my house decorated so when I run in the door between trips I could enjoy my fall decorations. Did not start out to do this yesterday was just going to wash our bed sheets, spare room bed sheets and run the vacuum well you know how that goes one thing just lead to another. I do have a reasonably clean house now, all the summer red,white and blue decorations are put away until next year(well most of them some I just like out all year long). So I took some pictures, but remember my talent in life is not taking pictures.
The first picture is the top of my computer desk. Hmmmm I did dust it but it is still full of clutter
This is the top of our entertainment center
One end of a long shelf in our living room
The other end of the long shelf in our living room
The bench Don made for me with decorations on it plus our grapevine tree decked out in orange halloween lights
Our old window mirror decorated for fall
The fall centerpiece on our dining table
The long shelf over our fireplace
My old barn siding ladder with some of my doll collection on it
Bookcase with more of my doll collection
My cute little kitchen tree all decked out for fall/halloween love those orange lights lite up at night.