Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hang with me here friends. You will be so glad you did!

OH boy...it sure has been a long time since my last post.  I don't know what has gotten in to me but I have completely lost my blogging/emailing mojo!  I have stitched a little bit but not much.  I have left a comment or two on a couple blogs but I haven't been able to drag myself to the big girl computer for a blog post.

Well here I am this morning.  Bright and early.  This will be a nothing fancy, just the facts Maam kind of post. 

Now let's play catch up.....AGAIN!


It seems I just did an ORT report a very short time ago.  Oh wait...it was in my last post!  Good grief I am behind on my blogging, aren't I? 

There are a few long threads in there which is very unusual for me.  I always use them up to the last tiny bit, wishing I had a bendable needle to get that one last cross in.  I stitched a couple small things up so I wasn't worried about saving threads this time.  

My fern on the porch is loving this weather.

I have a beautiful Gerbera Daisy that I am tempted to cut but can't bring myself to do it after it's given me such a gorgeous show in my flower bed.  That would be mean of me! 

In my last post I mentioned that I was going to try to rust my own pins.  AGAIN.  I have tried several times in the past and have had no success.  I have either ended up with half rusted pins or a pile of rusty dust.  Thanks to Myra for steering me in the right direction in her post HERE, I had success this time! 

Now I know this will come as a surprise to most of you but I went to the antique/junk shops around here again.  *tee-hee*  I always come away from there with a treasure or two.

Masterchief bought a jar.  Another surprise!  I know I got more that day but I can't remember what it was.  
I love the detail on the handles of these little spoons....

I found a new way to eat cauliflower........

I boil the whole head for a few minutes, pour a yummy curry sauce over it then put it in a 400º oven for about 30 minutes.  I spoon the sauce over it after I take it out of the oven.  I could eat this entire thing in one sitting.  Anything with curry on it is awesome.  I love the stuff. 

I pulled the stand with ABC Tapestry on it out in to the living room once again.  I get so frustrated with myself because I know if I would just commit to doing one block every week or so I'd have this BAP finished in no time.  I look at the entire thing and it seems so daunting.  I need to make small goals with it and I think I could make lots of headway on it.  I'm on the J block right now and it's taking me forever to get it done!

I used one of Hobby Lobby's weekly 40% off coupons to get this tall set of drawers for next to my stitchy chair. 

It works so much better than the small table I had there before. Lots of hideaway places to stash my stuff!

Mouse had a naming contest on her blog HERE and guess what?  I won!  I suggested she name her two little friends "Tea and Crumpets" and they approved.  I hear there is a "wee little giftie" skipping across the pond right now as a thank you.  I can't wait!  Thanks Mouse!!

I also received a surprise in the mail this past Friday from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  Nancy had a giveaway HERE.  She asked her followers to suggest a name of a friend who they would like to receive 5 skeins of threads from her 1795 Sampler Collection.

Vickie knows I like these traditional sampler-like colors and she entered on my behalf.  Thanks so much Vickie.  You are a special friend.  And thanks to Nancy for this awesome offering too!  You are so generous with your talents.  

Masterchief and I had guests for the weekend!  His son and grand daughter came for a visit and we were so glad to have them.  We all had a great time catching up.  They live in Virginia Beach so it was quite a trek for them to get here and we are so thankful they made the trip. 

 We showed them a few sights here in Kentucky.  The weather was perfect.  Last summer when he came to visit we had temps over 100º!  We took them to Cumberland Falls and Yahoo Falls.  

Here we are at Yahoo Falls...

If you click on the picture you might see us in there somewhere.  We look like tiny ants here!

Last Friday we made a trip to Crossville, TN and then turned around to shop the many miles of yard sales that are part of the famous annual 127 Yard Sale

We didn't come home with any big items (we don't have room for any more) but we did score a few small treasures.

There is still a few Midol left in the old tin. Any takers?

A German print "Guardian Angel"

Cute little chair

I love this woven seat!

I am thinking of stripping the paint from the chair and giving it a more natural primitive look. 


Now here is the part where you will be so glad you hung in there and made it to the end of this post.  
When I wake in the morning I hear the little birdies singing as the neighbor's cows and roosters bid me good morning.  I am handed my first cup of coffee by my sweet husband and as I make my way out to the kitchen window to catch a glimpse of the hummingbirds squabbling around the feeders, my eyes behold a sight that makes me want to grab the toilet brush and scour my eyes out.

Please meet my neighbor.  He does this several times a day, bringing his little dog down to the road in front of his house to deposit it's little gifties at the end of our yard.  

Oh and you're welcome for posting this picture in the "large" size.  

Till next time,
Hefty Hugs,
~~Peggy Lee


Vickie said...

Peg! Peg! Peg! That last picture is toooo much! That is the picture that showed up for me with your post on Feedly! My eyes popped out of my head! I thought, "What is going on around here?"
You are welcome for me entering your name on Nancy's giveaway. Love ya!
I love treasure hunting too.

dixiesamplar said...

I was with you to the end...now, I kinda wish that I had stopped at the Midol, LOL! My heart goes out to you, my friend.

Lovely "catching up" post though...

Parsley said...

Giggles! All the good stuff followed by 'that'. Lol!

pam said...

Really too much! how may cracks does that man have? belly and butt...EWE

Natasha said...

Oh my!! That last pic is a winner.... You know we have a neighbor that loves to walk her BIG dogs and let them leave big messes right next to my mail box, well one day I picked up that mess and carried it right back to her mail box, mean yes I know..

Great blog post, I love all your treasures you have gotten. Makes me want to go to my local antique shop tomorrow. Hope you are having a great day!!!

Robin said...

Oh my goodness! Plumber's butt and belly!

Your ABC Tapestry is looking good! Glad the weather was cooler for your houseguests.

Robin in Virginia

Cath said...

Urrrgh , brain bleach please . Lovely pics , until the last one . I pity your poor eyes having to be faced with that on a regular basis .
Come on , you can do that alphabet sampler , one block at a time .XXX

Barb said...

That picture made me laugh out loud. I saw a guy just like that near Williamsburg, KY. Love all your treasures. The alphabet project is daunting,but good for you for taking on such a huge project.

111 LaLa Lane said...

I hope he picks up his little dogs gifties. That is something that can send me off the edge.....you know....the fact that he disregards someone else's property that way. By the way, he looks like a heart attack waiting to happen, so it may not be long that you have to endure his little walks down your lane. Well, dang! That was ugly of me. I apologize, profusely. But wait, I love all your yard sale goodies. Take care Peggy! Get back to your stitching. I love to see your pieces.

Simply Victoria said...

What a lot of great photos you shared! Um, except for the last one. lol Love your new spoons!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the floss and love the finds. Your neighbor, not so much. He needs to pull up his pants, put on a shirt and pick up the poop!

P.J. said...

Oh SNAP! That is just wrong. He needs to keep POOPSIE up in his own yard! Thanks for the big laugh.

Great finds. I especially like the Midol horse pills. Amazing Falls pic! Take care and keep on stitching.

Maggee said...

Pretty disgusting there Peg! Enjoyed the rest of the blogpost tho! Lots of things to share--thanks! I am also WAYYYY behind in reading blogs and posting! Haven't really stitched much either. I am just tired at night, and weekends fly by too darn quickly! Hugs!

Catherine said...

Great catch up post ~ but really, you could have warned us about that last pic ~ I just about lost my dinner!! Lol!! Perhaps I should visit and bring Panzer to guard the end of your yard!!

Robin said...

Nice catch up post but please don't scrub your eyes with a toilet brush....it could inhibit you ability to stitch. I think you've done enough damage with that lovely view of your neighbor. Seriously do people not own mirrors???

Deborah said...

Great post! Love all the thrifty items and your stitching is lovely. Not so much your neighbor.

Mouse said...

glad you found the right recipe to do the pins ... and cute finds .. not sure what midol is but EUUUGGHHHH to that last photo ... what a sight first thing in the morning ... can we have something yummy next time ...lol love mouse xxxxxx

Annette-California said...

NO WAY!!! Someone should leave him a bedspread on his door step with a note that says "Please Cover UP"! So sorry you have to view this. Loved the rest of your post. All your stitching is lovely and great treasures you found.
love Annette

Shirlee said...

You sure found some nice treasures! I guess your neighbor is just happy in his own skin.

sandi s said...

Thanks for the great laugh this morning! Can I borrow the brush next to scratch my eyes out? :) your other pictures are great.

Sweet Sue said...


ginnyt said...

Hey, I live in Va. Beach too!!! BTW, your neighbor is HOT!!! lol.

Carol said...

Ha Ha!! I'm so glad I stuck around 'til the very end!! What a treat you have each day :)

You got some great treasures at the yard sales and I love the photo of you at the falls! That little chair is adorable...

RuthB said...

Hand me the brush -- I need to scour my eyes now too. Such a *nice* neighbor.

Congrats on everything else though -- great goodie finds, adventures, and stash :)

Chris said...

Great update! So glad to see one :)
Lovely stitching progress and lots of wonderful finds.
I love curry too!!

Teresa S. said...

It is not often that a post will have me laughing out loud, but this one did!

That is the neighbor from hell! Can you take out your contacts or take off glasses? Lordy, blindness is better than that!

Ok, I'll be counting my blessings tomorrow morning.