Sunday, March 16, 2014

woo hoo!!

Howdy folks,
I hope you are having a lovely weekend! We have had a wonderful weekend - I have some fun pictures!! First I have a finish
L'arbre aux Oiseaux by Jardin Prive
I used Wisper thread to do the sheep - which you can hardly see on the picture. Yes, I know - sheep again - wth!! It's only 6w x 5h so it stitched up quick! Next up is the pin cushion
Carré d'abeilles by Jardin Prive
Love it - can't wait to see it finished!!
I have some funny cat pictures for you as well - Mo does not like the new ottoman. I don't know why - he's ridiculous! So he tried so sit right up on my lap - most nights this is fine but one night I had my stitching board where he usually sits....
why is that in my way?

fine I will go under

 what a goof - it made me laugh!!
This weekend we went to Ohio to The Heart of Ohio Antique Mall  in Springfield Ohio - about 3 hours from us. Wow!! What a lovely HUGE place!!  We got there at 930 and didn't leave until 530!! They give you a map and a piece of paper so you can write booths down that you want to revisit. You get 10% off anything under 100, anything over 100 you can place an offer on - they call the vendor and get an answer for you. We found a pew that I really wanted - they wanted $160 (which is a great price compared to all the other benches we've priced) we offered $120 - we ended up paying $136
I love how it's distressed!

love love love this!!
We also got a little table for the entry
underneath is a V shape for books - kind of hard to see it

got the blossom light at Kirkland (love that store!!)

perfect - right!?!
We bought a shutter - have a great idea for it but it has to be cleaned up - so you'll have to wait!! Also a pretty lighted Tiffany shelf

 not my picture - found it on the web and it didn't have a link so I don't know who it belongs to. Ours isn't up yet so you'll have to stay tuned for that as well. Last thing we bought were these beauties....
 I think we did really well - and spent less than I had expected!! We had a great time!! Here are a few pictures of things we didn't buy...
a little creepy

foot warmer

whaaaa? who stuffs a skunk? yikes!!
We went to Columbus to the Melt Bar and Grilled for dinner - we have eaten at all their locations now!! The sandwiches are a bit ridiculous but still fun and delicious!! 

hangover fries

big popper

fish and puppies
I failed to mention that we made it to our 50th Diner Drive in and Dive!! Momocho in Cleveland - funky fun food!!
We decided to start raking our huge yard this week. We decided on doing 45 minutes a day - only worked for 2 days because of the weather. I feel like we did a lot but we still have so much to go - and the damn wind blew Friday - but the yard still looked good - is blowing today and now it's covered with leaves again - *grrrr*
sooo many leaves

see all that yard behind him - whew!!

 The internet here has been up and down and I had to re-type part of this twice *grrr* So I'm going to sign off - hope you have a good day!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Gram's Autograph Book
(no greeting)     (no date)
Kiss me quick
And let me go
For here comes
pa with the
garden hoe


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Another finish!!

Happy Sunday!
I finished another project - Casting a Spell by Blackbird Designs. I made a huge mistake - I guess I didn't read ALL the directions so the 4 bigger pieces are on too small size fabric. They are suppose to be laced and then glued down - I just stuck them in there on a mound of batting.

You can tell on the right side ones that I did try to lace them anyway - but the left side looks better so I will probably undo the lacing. *grrrrrrr* I think it's cute but I am irritated with myself for such a silly mistake!!  I am now working on this Jardin Prive...
I'm half way done with it so next week I will have another finish!!
We bought curtains for the one window in the new living room. We bought them from Primitive Home Decors. It's hard to take a picture of a window. I took one and then one of the tie backs (also from Primitive Home Decors) and the cute bird curtain rod (Lowes) Isn't that corner cute - love it!!

We also bought a toilet paper holder from Primitive - they really have some lovely stuff!

 I remembered to get a picture of the ottoman we just got - great price on that thing!!

It has a nice wood tray underneath - The front opens and the tray comes out...
 This weekend we went to Bloomington because we heard of a big antique mall - waaaaaaay overpriced!!! Yikes!! I did find a "Lucky Brand" purse that I just had to have! I tried to look it up online to see if I was paying too much but I can't find one like it anywhere.It's brand new suede - the green and brown are pockets and it has pockets on the side - adorable!
While there we found a delicious pizza place called Mother Bear's Pizza  First we had stuffed shrooms and then we got a half  Dante's Inferno and half Pride of Palermo -it was really good!! We also went to a bakery - Scholars Inn Bakehouse we got cupcakes (one lemon and one pumpkin), a brownie and a bar with coconut, chocolate and nuts on it (can't remember the name).
Last year when we went to Live and Breath we bought a few letterboxing patches. I finally sewed them on today. I really hate sewing patches - the fabric is always hard - I even had to use pliers on some of them. They are in hard to reach spots and it makes your fingers hurt! I had 13 to sew on- blech. Ryder bought Scott a tool backpack for Christmas to use as a boxing bag - so half the patches went on his. It's a great bag for boxing - has a rubber bottom and lots of loops to put flashlights and pens (his is in the left - mine has pink on it Taylor gave it to me as a Christmas gift a few years ago)

We've had a nice weekend - Hope you have too!! Thanks for stopping by...

Gram's autograph Book

Dear Mary Ellen        Sept 24, 1941
When you get married and
live across the sea don't
 forget to send me a piece
 of your wedding cake
      Your Classmate
            Angelia Masintonio

Monday, March 3, 2014


I have a finish - more than just a picture - a room too!! I finally finished A Year In The Life of....

Now I am working on Casting a Spell by Blackbird Designs. I already have 6.5 of the blocks done - 3.5 to go!! I posted a picture of the box a few months ago when I painted and distressed it. I'm looking forward to seeing it done!! I had another happy mail day - last one though - I don't have anything else on order.

This week Scott finished up the fireplace room - he filled in the nail holes on the baseboards - then sanded - then painted them. Saturday we moved the furniture into the room - we put the entertainment center on 3 different walls to see which we liked. this is the placement we chose...

This is that night - no decorations hung up. Sunday Scott decorated - I don't help decorate because Scott has a knack for it and I just muck things up.

Here it is during the day with some pictures and quilts hung up - I love it!! In the pictures it looks a little cramped but it isn't when you are in there. It is cozy - especially with a fire going. Now we need to buy furniture for the front room. We bought this metal candle holder to put in the downstairs bathroom
That quilt I made a few years ago - cant remember the name of it or the magazine but if you need it contact me and I will find it!!
 It snowed again Sunday - so we shoveled and then it snowed again so this morning we shoveled - again. I heard that we were really close to having the snowiest winter since in Indiana since they started keeping track. I still blame the long steep driveway for all the snow. I think we need to do a Spring dance or something - noooo morrrrre snooooooow!!!

Gram's Autograph Book

This one has no date.

Dear Mary Ellen,
Doesn't it get you mad,
Doesn't it get your goat,
When your in the bathtub
and can't find the soap,
Dotty Moss

Thanks for stopping by - Hope you have a good week!