Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Well, I couldn't resist going back and looking at pictures taken from the last twelve months.

I've never journaled so having a blog helps me remember different events from the past year.

Do you have goals for this year?

I went to a health class yesterday and one of the things the lady teaching the class wanted us to do, after her big spill on eating right, is make a goal for this year. goal was to eat breakfast...apparently we all need to eat breakfast within an hour from when we wake up.

FAILED....forgot to do it this morning!

And when I finally did eat I went to the yummiest, high fat cafe!

I just get too busy!

I consider that was my trial run.

The new year doesn't start till tomorrow right!

Hopefully I'll do better!

Good luck with your goals for this year and remember, HAVE FUN!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Last 2010 White Wednesday

It seems like forever since I've participated in White Wednesday,but I thought I'd go through my files and see what I could come up with.

The first couple of pictures are a few things I made this year for the Christmas show.

Linen pillows with ruffles!

I love how they look all stacked up on top of eachother.

Here are some cloth book covers I made.

I used vintage fabric and then transfered the name of the book on the cloth binding.

I was pleased with how they turned out, they were fun to make.

Vintage mittens.

Look real close and you can see the wonderful old clips with snowmen on them, keeping those mittens together.

I hope you have a safe and wonderful new year!

Keep warm!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Past

All the stockings were hung by the chimney with care.

I hope your Christmas was full of joy and family.

But most importantly thankfulness for the most precious gift we were given, Jesus!

This year we were able to travel to my sister and brother-in-law's house and enjoy Christmas with nieces, nephews, grandniece/nephew, parents etc...

It was good to get away and spend time with family.

While there we had a special treat of a few other visitors.

They live out a little ways so it was fun to see the deer wander up to the porch looking for new plants to nibble or bits of bread that they'd eagerly eat.

Below is a quick little video of these beautiful creatures.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Soggy Wet Pickin Week-End!

This has been a soggy, wet "pickin" week-end.

But despite the rain my #1 and I found a few things while out treasure hunting.

My mind is starting to think "Garden Show".

You know Spring is right around the corner and I've got to think ahead.

We were able to purchase a few pieces of concrete this week-end, that's always fun to find.

I also bought some wonderful old vintage curtains which I've started to make into Christmas stockings.

I'll be bringing them into the shop this week.

The Christmas show is still going on at Monticello.

If you haven't been there yet you'll want to make the trip.

A big "thank you" to everyone that came out, we couldn't do it without you!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


It's true!

After an intense month of crafting and planning I'm ready for the Monticello Christmas Show!

What a beautiful event it will be!

So many talented people.

Here's a few sneak peeks of my area this year.

So, if you're in the area be sure to come by.

The show opens tomorrow morning at 8:00am!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Getting Ready For The Show!

Life has gotten very busy as of late.

I've been sewing up a storm, painting, pricing and cleaning.

So much to get ready for as the Christmas Show at Monticello is four days away.

Time did stand still for a little while as my #1 had hernia surgery a week ago.

His surgery went well and he is on the mend now.

It was a cold Thanksgiving with temperatures in the 20's.

We even got a light dusting of snow.

My family and I did take a four day break and went to visit my sister and her family for Thanksgiving.

It is good to see family and I do miss seeing them.

Remember if you're in the area be sure to visit Monticello.

The Show opens Friday, December 3rd at 8:00am.

You're in for a real treat!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Portland Flower Market

I have been so caught up with "Mall Cops" the past couple of days.

I found it on Netflix last night and it fascinates me!

Hopefully, there's not a Season 2!

Otherwise two more days...

Yesterday, I got the chance to visit the Portland Flower Market with a couple of sweet friends, Kari and Kathryn

You need to be a member to visit so this was a special treat.

Besides flowers there were Fall and Christmas items.

Candles, glass, paper....

ribbon and more ribbon...

And then we went to the flowers....

Some of the most beautiful fresh flowers.

Beautiful....just beautiful!

I had a great time!

Thanks ladies!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Beautiful White Wednesday!

I'm afraid I wasn't too creative with the White Wednesday post this week.

I've got so many projects in the fire as well as ideas running through my head.

If I just had a few more that would be great!

The pictures you see are a few of the finds from this past week-end.

I'm building up my stock for the Christmas Show at Monticello.

It just blows me away how quickly Christmas is approaching.

If you are in town the show will open December 3rd and run through the 27th.

I also wanted to do a little shout out for my sweet friend Jo from Secret Garden Cottage

She is celebrating her 6 month blogging anniversary.

She is giving away some wonderful gifts, so be sure to enter.

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This has been a busy week.

We've been setting up our new space at the shop.

It's always wonderful when everything falls together and you can see the final result of all your work.

I've kept my #1 very busy too!

Unfortunately I didn't take a picture of the large wall he built for the backside of our booth so you'll just have to believe me that he did a great job!

I love the final results.

But first off I'll show you a before picture.

The gentleman before me hadn't quite gotten out all his things yet.

I love the results!

Here are a few more pictures of a few close-ups.

I did a little bit of sewing.

And lastly, my #1 putting up chains to hang the chandeliers

What a guy!

Kathleen will be occupying my other space.

She will make a great addition to the shop!

So be sure to stop by and see all the wonderful things Monticello has to offer.

You'll enjoy it!

A big thanks to Kathleen for hosting another White Wednesday.