Sunday, September 30, 2018

Stone Fruit Obsession

How is your weekend going?

Last night Bob and I,
my sister and BIL 
treated my aunt and mom to dinner.
Today is my mom's 84th birthday.
Happy Birthday mom!

Today's agenda is to work more on my 
latest hooked rug,
and now I want to show you what I purchased
a few weeks ago.

When I first sold my first stone fruit to Barb
I was not really a fan of them.
Barb showed me how to hook rugs,
and she was the one who bought 
those stone fruit pieces we had for sale.
Then when I found some more stone fruit,
I was both hooked on them as well as hooking rugs.
So I blame Barb for my latest obsession. LOL
Thank you Barb. 
You made me appreciate the beauty in these!

A purple plum.

Another one in a darker purple and a bit larger.

Not sure if this is a yellow plum
or something else.
Any thoughts?

Then there is this lemon.

Finally a little strawberry.

Am loving these new pieces 
which are in my 18th century compote. 

So in love with these colors...
still on the hunt for a half piece of fruit.
Loved the ones Lauren found
from Rugs and Pugs.
Also one day 
hope to find a watermelon like Barb did,
but for now will enjoy the new ones
 I was able to find.

Do you collect stone fruit.
If so, which are your favorite?

Next is a pic of my angel 
that Peggy asked to see up close
from my previous post.

Although she is not blue or gold,
I keep her on this cabinet.

I created her many,
 many years ago for Christmas, 
Have kept her out all the time now. 
She is our protector.

She is holding dried orange slices.

Finally, Rose from Three Sheep Studio
please contact me by Tuesday
otherwise I will draw another name for
my pumpkin palooza giveaway.
Thank you.

Hope everyone enjoys the last half of your weekend.
It is a rainy one today.

Sunday Blessings to All!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Corner Peek

Happy Fall everyone!
I am so enjoying my new look.
It has been fun pulling in items
throughout the house to create
these Autumn displays in our back room.
Bob was a dear and moved some furniture
to complete this,
so a big thank you honey!

Continuing with my blue and gold theme,
today we are peeking into corner two.
I kept the hat and suitcase,
then added the coverlet piece.

My friend gifted me this early dress.
It has blue and gold tiny flowers.
It was well loved and I love it!

My much loved gold/ off white
linsey woolsey blanket.
I say much loved, because there are holes in it.

Another dress in blue.
These items are usually in our spare room.

Then I took my golden firkin
and blue pantry boxes from the living room,
to complete this simple Fall look. 

This is the corner how it looked like before
Bob moved in the cabinet from the living room.

The new Autumn look for this corner.

Then I decided to add this corn cob wreath
to finish it off.

This is now where the desk is.
Daytime look.
The window is open into the kitties catio.
They are loving the Autumn temps too.
Ace spent all day sleeping out in the sunshine.

Nighttime view.

Now for the giveaway winner.
First I would like to thank those
 who both commented and sent me an email.
I appreciate you all!

So drum roll please 
as I pull a name out of my hat...
and the winner 
of my pumpkin palooza giveaway is....
from Three Sheep Studio.
Yay for Rose!
Please send me your address at

Thank you again everyone!
I will feature more giveaways as I usually do.

Also will reveal the remaining two corners
of my blue/ gold Autumn themed room too!

Oh and one more thing to say....
a tornado was spotted just across the river from
us the other evening...literally just on the other
side of the river on Wapole Island.
Kind of scary as it is the end of September
and usually here in Michigan tornadoes
happen in the Spring. 
What is going on Mother Nature???

Corner Peek Blessings To All!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Pumpkin Palooza Giveaway

Hope everyone enjoyed their 
Autumn weekend.
I did get most of what 
I wanted to do accomplished.
We bought a new tv.
Bob wanted a 65 inch this time.
We put it on a layaway plan for 6 months.
I almost finished my blue/gold
decor in our back room.
I did draw my rug pattern on linen,
so now I just have to cut my worms & hook away.
Hope you all managed to get whatever
 you wanted to do over the weekend.

Today I would like to offer
some pumpkins as a giveaway.

The first one is this white one with a brown stem.
The ones I did for the store had green stems,

Next I made these stinkin' cute lil pumpkins.
The veins on these are orange.
Again with brown stems.
***all stems are bendable***

The three grouped together.
Finally one lucky winner,
will also win this.

A penny pumpkin pillow.

The colors of Autumn.

The back of the pillow.
All made from wool,
stuffed with pieces of fabric from other projects.

Now if you would like a chance to win these
four pumpkin goodies,
you must answer these two questions
in a comment to this post.

1. How many years have you been 
following me on my blog.

2. Name your favorite old time candy.

Winner to be announced at the end of my
Thursday post.

If you are having difficulty posting a comment
for the giveaway,
please email me your answers at

I still enjoy reading comments,
so if you do not want a chance to win
this giveaway, and would like to comment,
just don't answer the questions.

Good luck everyone!

Pumpkin Palooza Blessings To All!

Friday, September 21, 2018

An Autumn Shelf

TGIF my friends.
Woo Hoo for the weekend!

This year I decided to do 
an Autumn Blue and Gold theme
for our back room.
I just pulled in items throughout
our house to complete this new look.

Above is the shelf Bob made
when we renovated this room;
and this  is how it looked for Spring & Summer.
With my mom living with us,
I never did change anything up.
Did I tell you she is back home now?
I took her home 2 weeks ago,
but not sure if I told you all.
She is doing fine once again.
Thank you all for your well wishes for her.
It was greatly appreciated. 
Anyway, back to my post.

My new Autumn Blue & Gold look.
The following pics are just
close ups of each of the items.

Blue tick fabric,
a blue & gold coverlet piece,
and the book is bound in a gold color.

Blue swirl berry bucket 
in between some yellow fabric pears.

Pitchers of all sizes.

With blue and gold.

Each a bit different.

Same with my collection of mini bowls.

Again in blues and golds.

These bowls are usually tucked away 
in our kitchen cabinet. 

The pitchers are also in the kitchen 
on another shelf Bob made me.

I love how I can change up a room
by just moving things around.

More blues & golds
will be making an appearance
 in upcoming posts.
Stay tuned.

What are your plans for the weekend?
I will be finishing up some goodies
for an upcoming giveaway.
Stay tuned for that.
Then will be transferring my drawing to linen,
and hooking up an Autumn rug.
Oh Bob will be moving furniture
for me so I can finish up
 my blue/ gold theme Autumn room.
Then we have to go shop for a new tv...
our big one died on us this week. :-(

Hope you all have a wonderful Autumn weekend.

An Autumn Shelf Blessings To All!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September CupboardScape

Good morning all!
With the burst of Summer we have had again,
It sure does not seem like Autumn is arriving.
The only thing outside which tells me Autumn is near
are the acorns hitting my neighbors roof.
While the squirrels are fighting over them.

As I said a few posts ago,
for this month's CupboardScape,
I decided to feature the items that Linda gifted me.

Simply Blessed was one of those gifts...
and I truly do feel blessed.
God gave me the gift to draw and decorate,
and although I did not take my talent 
to make a living as a designer or an artist,
I so love creating for all of you.
It's your wonderful comments that keep me going.

Linda also gifted me with these wooly blue pieces.
Once I take down this CupboardScape,
they will be tucked away with my other wool,
for a future project.
Thank you again Linda.
I love them all!!!

So with this trencher display,
I wanted to show that you can
 mix faux with fabric.
I used faux apples with fabric pears.
Plus since red and blue compliment each other,
the blue wool fits perfectly!

I purchased this handmade jar from Marie (OLM)
many moons ago, and I am still over the moon over it.

This is my only ovoid blue slip crock.
It is especially special 
because I purchased it from a friend
and because it has handles which are not broken.

I usually keep this beauty on a shelf 
in the guest bedroom so as nothing happens to it.
It is that special to me. 

This month it is out and holding
grass and pears.

The blue bonnet in the middle is an antique,
while the two on each end are hand made.

This month I decided to keep things simple.

A bounty of fruit and bonnets.

In other news,
I participated in Amy's swap and had
 so much fun sending out surprise gifts to both
Jessica and Amy.
Please stop by Amy's blog to join in her latest swap.

Bountiful Blessings To All!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

My Love Of Horses

Bob and I are back from our buying trip.
Boy it sure was hot where we were.
Bob found a friend who was talking to him...
well grunting you might say.
It was a cute micro pig and he wanted
 to take it home. 
I reminded him that we have kitties. LOL

Found lots of goodes for the store...
and some for me.
We will save our new found items
for our next show in November
which will be in the town
 where our store is located.

With my grandparents having horses on the farm,
my parents had me on ponies and horses
since I was 3 years old.
I loved horses then...and still do now.
Just in different ways.

Grampa H had a pair of strawberry roan Belgiums.

Grampa B had a white stallion named Lightning.
That horse was mean and would go after
 anyone in his pasture.
I would have to run and get on Star's back
as fast as I could. 
Once on her back, Lightning left me alone.

I mostly rode Star bareback,
with no saddle or bridle.
Grandpa B would always yell at me
 to get off if he saw me on her...
but once he was outta sight, I would get right back on.

With my love of horses,
I had to purchase this one once I saw it.
It is now 1 of 3 that I own...and much cheaper
to own than a real one. :-)

It was well loved for sure.

The leather saddle is rough, 
however you can see the straw that filled it. 

Night time view.

My new one in the background.
My Christmas wish is to order a new loveseat,
since this one is so stained, 
I now cover it with this crocheted blanket.
Santa, I promise I have been good this year. :-)

I think my new horse fits right in.

My nephew and wife in Charlotte, NC
 left and went to Cleveland,
While my other nephew and wife
from Hickory, NC are hunkering down.
I hope they will be safe.
Please say a wee prayer for those who have been
affected by this monster storm.

My Love Of Horses Blessings To All!