Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween







I hope you all had a safe and Happy Halloween.It was another wonderful night in our small town.





Thursday, October 29, 2009

Countertop make over

Ten years ago I just couldn't get enough blue. We built our home and I chose blue carpet, linoleum with blue accents and of course blue counter top. It was BEAUTIFUL!!! However the romance like so many is over. My husband replaced the blue carpet with wood. I was so delighted.

He let me pick distressed, non smooth and dark flooring. This change happened about two years ago. Since then I have nagged him about the counter top. I wanted him to cover it in wood. Sounds easy to me! I really was crazy when Lisa from Primitives from above did hers . Although she is VERY talented I think my husband who's trade is home construction should be able to this. After nagging some more he explained that we would need a plumber to come out because of the water treatment system and it would raise the counter by so much BLAH BLAH BLAH I heard no and stopped listening.
Basically I am still a brat after all these years,never quite out grew it.
I was up early on a Saturday morning and caught a home show . They had painted the counter top. WHAT??? I googled and read up on it before pleading my case.
He went for it so I no longer have a blue counter top!! YIPPEE!!!!


I just love it. I didn't realize just how many things I own in that color.
Looks like i will have to find something new to nag my Honey about. I sure am lucky He is such a good sport.
I am looking forward to Saturday,Halloween. In our town everyone goes out on main street.Candy is brought to the school and passed out to the homes on main street to make it fair.
The police put up big lights and are there to keep any traffic to a crawl. Family's bring their carved pumpkins to the common to display on the gazebo. It is like stepping back in time.
I hope you all have a Happy Halloween.

Monday, October 26, 2009




Today is such a beautiful fall day. I headed out to the post office. It is located next to the town common. I just couldn't bring myself to get back into the car . The sun was dancing upon the leave and calling me into the beautiful old cemetary.
It is just behind the First Parish Church.


I find old head stones beautiful. The thin slate with wonderful angel faces.



What a beautiful spot. It reminds me how fortunate I am to still have time with my loved ones but also inspires me to create beautiful folk art dolls.
I hope this day is a positive day for you as well.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Project book's

I have enjoyed seeing the decorating books on http://taylorsfarmhouseattic.blogspot.com/
I have tracked them down to add to my collection of books.
This is what gave me the idea to share 2 of my favorite needle art books.
I will start with "Falloween Threads by Need'l Love. I picked it up at Pickering Farms quilt shop. It is filled with beautiful projects. Quilts*Rug hooking*cross stitch* punch needle embroidery* wool penny projects* wool felting.
http://www.needllove.com/




I bought this wonderful hand dyed wool this week end with this book in mind.
My favorite book that I found at a different quilt shop. It is called "With these hands". It is filled with 19 th century-inspired primitive projects.
http://pickledish.kcstar.com/?q=node/389
I have yet to make anything in it but want to do every project in it. I am just crazy for the wool bed cover.
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Until next time , may you all be safe and healthy.

Monday, October 12, 2009

My chair obsession








I don't know when it started but maybe it was just passed down from my Mother. She too has a love for chairs. Always pointing them out and sitting in them just to check if her feet will touch the ground.

When I was little my parents bought a summer cottage. On the enclosed screen porch they had wicker rocking chairs they would sit in and listen to country music at night. One day my father brought home a small wicker chair for me. I still have this chair and I treasure it along with those memories.



I find myself owning far more chairs then I have room for. Some are banished to the attic until I find the room. However I still seek them out at every tag sale and second hand store. Just the other day I saw one I just loved. It was priced well but I thought where could I put it?? It is 5 days later and I keep wondering if it is still there?

Here are just a few of my favorites










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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

M.I.A.





I am so sorry I haven't posted. I was under the weather. I once again had a staff infection. I believe it was due to my allergies being crazy this time and blowing my nose so much. I must of had a sore in my nose that picked up the bacteria.
My face began to swell and I knew to call the doctor.
This happened to me just a little less than 2 years ago but I stayed in bed. Once I awoke to the left side of my face so distorted by the swelling I went to the ER and was admitted for 3 days. I admit I am not the brightest bulb but I am learning! LOL...

Today started as a dark rainy day. Perfect weather for doing a little house work. I decided to do a little rearranging and putting out a few more fall decorations.
I am so inspired by all the beautiful homes I see on the blogs I follow.
I do like the simple look. Just a single pumpkin in a basketand a crow beside it. It will go until Christmas.






Well until next time, I hope you all have a blessed day.