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,