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Friday, July 10, 2020

July Bedroom


Day 8 of temps in the 90's.
Right now I wish Jack Frost
would tell his brother
the Heat Miser to cool us down.

Today I will show you a
little bit of July
and a little bit of Christmas.

***Disclaimer***
Lots of pictures.

























I changed up my coverlets at the headboard
to a softer red and blue.



After taking the bed pic,
I moved the pillows here.



Hope you enjoyed these pics.
Our bedroom colors make it
a perfect backdrop for July!
Lots of
 red * white * blue

July Bedroom Blessings To All!
Janice

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Lil Jack


Hello my friends!
Hope all are staying safe and well.
We sure are on a HOT streak 
here in Michigan.
Temps have been above 90 n0w 
for day 5 and the end is still not near.

Every weekend at the gift shop
I have been hooking in between customers.


It was fun hooking these fellas.


A Happy Lil Jack.


Which I made into a pocket.


Back of the wool pocket which is also the background.
A fun mixture of purples, greens and off white.


Now I know my hooking is not perfect.
I cut my wooly worms by hand.


Finished this off with the same orange wool
used for the pumpkin as
for the handles which is just secured
by a rusty pin on each side.

If I had one of these, 
I would add some drieds inside.
I currently do not have any...
so could not add inside.
It is pretty just hanging too!

Stay cool my friends!

Lil Jack Blessings To All!
Janice


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Independence Day


Thursday July 4, 1776
244 years ago.


We will stand by the right
We will stand by the true.


We will live
We will die.


For the red, white and blue.
(author unknown)


Happy Birthday America


Home of the brave


Old Glory
Long may she wave.

Please remember
this nation will remain 
the land of the free
so long as it is
the home of the brave.

Happy July 4th Blessings To All!
Janice


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Change Is Good



RIGHT?

Good morning friends!
Happy Hump Day!


So Bob and I decided to keep our house.
Plans now are to have someone
come out and evaluate whether
we add on or add a second story.
With that said,
I decided change was good.


Therefore I am selling this cabinet
in our hallway.


Am thinning out a bit.
Moved this bucket bench and drysink in.


Decorated it a bit.
Waiting for Bob to take down
the cabinet above the drysink.
This one will be moved to our bedroom,
while our bedroom hanging cabinet
will be hung back in the hallway.
More things will be sold.
Already took a few crocks and other prims
to our store.
I want to minimalize my decor now.
Am on the lookout for 3 new pieces.
Once I have those, I will sell a few more
cabinets....
unless of course we start the redo
before I find my dream pieces.

One is a mule chest.
We bought one a few years back,
and regrettably sold it.

Will show the final redo in a bit.

Change Is Good Blessings To All!
Janice




Sunday, June 28, 2020

More Indian Corn


A Summer Sunday.
WOO HOO!!!
Today I am off to work
our gift shop again for the weekend.
Our candle order finally came in Friday.
Spent another evening pricing those
and most evenings with our
orders all being shipped now. 


Today I wanted to show you
the other two colors I made for 
my indian corn.
Lovely reds.


Shades of brown.


I love how these all turned out too!


In case you forgot,
here are all of the colors I hooked
which will be for sale in our store
come the end of August.
Great bowl filler.

Well off we go.
Before heading to the stores,
Bob and I are headed to McDonald's drive thru.


What are your plans 
for this last weekend in June?

Summer Beginning Blessings To All!
Janice

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Patriotic Corner


Thursday Thoughts.

Bob and I have been mulling around lately.
I do not want to continue climbing 
into our attic space where I have
to pull down the ladder and climb steep stairs
to get to all of my seasonal displays.
Frankly getting hard to do 
plus am tired of doing it.

So do we sell our home,
or add on?

Bob wants to sell.
I on the other hand want to either add on.
or add a second story. 
His cousin the General Contractor says
it's cheaper to add a second story.

Then Bob suggested we remodel our attic
at Back Porch and live above that store.
(dont want the ghosts)
{we know there are ghosts up there}
Or add above the gift shop store.
(less space than our current home)

So we continue to mull...
while we do that, here is my first
July 4th display.


A simple corner space.


I so love these Christmas bells 
in red. silver and blue.
Wish I could find more.
It's like Christmas in July. :-) 


Added my prim flag banner.


A wool applique I created
many moons ago.


So sitting at my desk working
during the day,
I now can view this little display.
(notice my prim Santa)
Yep Christmas in July....
 rather June right now.

Patriotic Corner Blessings To All!
Janice



Monday, June 22, 2020

Hooking For Autumn



I cannot believe it is Monday already.
Time sure does fly when you are having fun.
Saturday morning Bob and I went to
our first garage sale of the year.
We found a few goodies for both stores.


The protest was peaceful.
The state police were in town,
along with the police where we live, 
while the local police followed the protestors
along the route.


The only problem was folks were making
derogatory remarks and threats 
on the town's Facebook page,
so they had to take it down.
Folks can be idiots in my opinion.


We decided to keep both stores open.
Glad we did as the whole thing was
over in about 5 minutes by us.
We guessed there were about 50 protestors.


So back to my Indian corn.
I hooked these at the store in between
customers for a few weekends.
I made a few yellow ones last year 
for one of my untraditional Christmas trees.


I made more yellow and orange this time. 
Added real corn husks to the end.
I liked how they turned out.
I forgot to take a pic of the backside,
however it is either yellow or orange wool.

Last night after closing we changed
out our Father's Day window,
and created a tea party themed one.
With the sun setting later in the day,
I cannot get good pictures.
Folks do love our window displays though.
It makes my heart sing!

Hope everyone has a great start
to the week!

Summer Hooking Blessings To All! 
Janice