Cherie Day, was my partner for the fairy swap..Wow! is all I had to say when I open the box..I love this fairy and Cherie's work is very high quality, with attention to detail..! One great swap Cherie I hope you love yours as much as I do.She also sent a Koma you can see how beautiful, pictures do not do these pieces justice and the most sinful chocolate I have ever tasted..Thank you Cherie..
Everyone is making felt ornaments so I decided to make a starfish..This is cut from an ornament I recieved from Patti Page, this one does not have the beauty of her ornament but I think it is cute. It would be beautiful done in a pale pink or pastal color but this is all the wool felt I have (bright colors)...just wanted to share.I did mist it with antiquing to cut some of the brightness..
Here is my tree it sits in the entrance.. Bear sent me a beautiful ornament too, if you look close at the bottom of the tree you can see it..I rushed it over to ad to my decoration.thank you Bear I will cherish it always..
I have two Stress Angels for sale they are 40.00 each + 4.50 shipping.They are completely beaded even tho much of the beading does not show.Contact me email@example.com I only take pay pal thank you! The red one is SOLD!!
Linda P not only sent me the tray and popcorn but these knited dish clothes ( who could use them) and two more Christmas balls she makes.Oh my this must make about 8 Christmas balls I have from her , you can never have too many of these beauties..
Sherry, gave me beautiful croceted table cloth( and lots of other goodies)can't wait to get the house in order so I can put it in its place.She also made the gourd doll some years ago. Scotti sent Sherry 100.00 for my art supplies,yippee!!
Angel Of Stress/Protector Of Chocolate This little doll is 7" and would make a nice little Christmas ornament or a small thank you gift or housewarming gift.Her skirt is filled with small wrapped chocolate pieces. Her face is paperclay pattern comes with easy instructions no press mold needed, her hair is Aves Apoxie Sculpt, her body is wire wrap. If you want to order the finished doll she is 45.00 plus 4.80 shipping you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org You can now order the pattern from www.dollmakersjourney.com or www.clothdollpatterns.com Thank you!!
We went out today looking at open houses , this was the first time for me and found it to be kind of fun and very interesting..I was surprised how many people show up at these things so I'm thinking this is something I need to have at the end of this month at my house.. We toured a nice little remote log cabin not far from town, well 7 mins. in fact .It was sitting on 1.1 acre with lots of trees I loved the remote feel and the sound of the wind rustling the leaves also the up and down layout of the property, the house sit up on top of the hill....lots of tender loving care needed maybe more then we both felt we could give but we both loved it.. Ain't it hell getting old..Such a shame I forgot my camera..
We went for a drive this evening .I took my camera to take a few scenes of the harvest.I love this time of year..These pic are taken very near where we live .We live 5 blocks from the HWY and this is just across..The first pic is my shopping mall right downtown roflol!! The crops are all corn and soy!
I found a stem of cotton.. This really was a surprise find and I love it..this bought back my very southern up bringing .Yes, I did pick cotton ,well maybe just a small flour sack full back in those days most were picking 100 lb bags.I put the stem in a vase on my side table in the dinning room .Sometimes small things in life just thrill me if I could just remember to stop and smell the roses..
Sherry gave me this card today.. This is Scarlett, isn't this card just the greatest.. She sent the pic to Scotti he remove the back ground.. Scarlett had her hand on Tatum's leg. Then Sherry added a new back ground, wings, crown, and flower!! This is the most awesome card!! And what she wrote inside is even more touching.. " Thinking of you today...Just to let you know that I love you and I am glad you are my Mom! Have a wonderful day!" love sherry.. PS Bear this is the little dress you made Scarlett!
Sherry was over , digging thru my cast off and said "hey what is this" I said "oh an ole witch I made last year but didn't like how she turn out".She said "can I have her" I said "sure"..She sent this picture back and said put her on you blog, so here she is! roflol!!
When we returned from our trip it was time to take all the flowers inside, living in Iowa you start early , cleaned up the flower beds, mowed ( hopeful the last time for the season) and winterized.. Soon we will put up our Christmas lights, that's right you trim early or just might not get any up..so by the end of Oct we will be finished.. Look how my cactus grew in one season about 8" and look at my poor bare deck.. We returned the wood rack to the carport ,now time to order wood and prepare for the cold snowy winter..
I am so behind on my blog ..I will start with our trip to Phoenix,AZ..Al's son Danny has bone cancer... Danny's spirits were really up considering all he is going through chemo and radiation..Oh it was so good to see everyone again. We really enjoyed our short trip and hope to go back in Oct.It was really good to see Al's sister,BIL, kids and grands.Everyone took pic but none turned out,is that strange or what so here are a few pic that were sent to me.The first pic is Cheryl and Danny, Al's daughter and son the second pic is Cheryl and her dh Jeff the last pic is the grans Dillon,Cassy and Brian..
This is a couple of pic's of my new chairs .Sherry said the uphostery is mohair, they are a little worn but I love them and don't intend to have them covered even tho the edges are worn a little..one rocker one straight ...This is our little sitting room upstairs..Sherry painted the Asian girl isn't she beautiful?? Linda F sent me the palm thingy!!
A couple of pic's of the basement we fixed up .Al's favorite room in the house and stays there as much as possible. We painted the old original cabinets black and put new knobs.We added the counter top I am sure it wouldn't pass a carpenters list but it works.We also painted the floors and walls..We had the old original sink hooked up and bought new faucets and toilet.He has a frig, projector and screen.This is also known as the smoking room .. we choose this type of furniture so it can be wiped off. Al installed a ceiling fan and large exhaust..our only regret is not spraying the ceiling white before we got started it would have been much light. I am not crazy about anything underground but sure love it during the storms LOL..Amazing what you can do with a little paint and hard work..