Welcome to my blog about things I love to collect, refinishing furniture and decorating using flea market finds (with a few crochet projects now and then).Thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crochet Felted Bag and Flowers

It's been a long time, I haven't posted since June 1st!
There's so much going on lately and I miss my blogging friends, I haven't even been visiting your blogs for what seems like ages!

I have had a crocheting bug lately.
This is the first time I've felted yarn, I felt wool fabric all the time for my rug hooking but have never attempted this until now.
It's addicting! It was so much fun to crochet this bag/purse and flowers and go through the felting process.

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
I've been focusing on finishing some of my unfinished crochet projects this summer.
I know I'll be making at least one more of these, I'd love to do another one in bright colors and maybe a little smaller.

It's been wet and buggy this year and
as a result of all that rain, a lot of mushrooms have been popping up.

My flowers are pretty pathetic this year along with the veggie garden, it's been a lot darker in our woods than normal summers although the weeds seem to be flourishing this year!

This weekend is there is a farm flea market.
I'm looking forward to finding some treasures...like I really need more stuff!!! 

Believe me, I haven't stopped shopping thrift stores and garage sales this summer! I need to get back to posting my junking finds because then I can go back to where and when I found my "treasured junk". Otherwise it's all lost! (in my poor cluttered brain! :) )

Thanks for stopping by!

I miss y'all
(yes, I've been watching Junk Gypsies...a lot!)

Linking to:

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Porch bench redo and a few garage sale finds

I'm back in Minnesota and recuperated from my 1700 mile trip safe and sound.
I'm slowly catching up with everything here. Mr. Wild built a raised bed for my garden and I planted the veggie garden yesterday just before the heavy rain. We had 6.7 inches of rain between midnight and 8 am this morning. We went for a walk in our woods this morning and discovered portions of our long driveway are partially washed out. We can still get in and out but it's a mess, just one more thing to add to the long To Do list!

One day last week I decided to see if I could make this old chippy white bench look better.
I found the bench about 20 years ago at a barn sale in South Dakota. It's been moved around a lot in those years but once we added on the screen porch it finally made a permanent home in there.

And with succulents everywhere, I couldn't resit a few more.

I purchased the larger plants at a nursery and Mr. Wild brought the small cuttings home from work.
The cement urns were a steal last year at the Arizona flea market...$15 for the pair!

Had a little fun with this broken old truck spring found in an abandoned dump in Wyoming.

Our ferns are so pretty...well they were until the deluge of water.

And Thursday I stopped at 3 garage sales.
The picnic basket was only 3 bucks and in great shape. I've wanted one for my vintage camping trailer but I was too cheap to pay antique shop prices. I guess if you wait long enough it eventually shows up!
I collect the little green enamelware teapots and also the chipped edge shaving mirrors...love this one! Everything was .50 cents to $4.

And for some reason I just liked this little gardening pin.

Just for the fun of it...parts of our driveway from the heavy rain....
(several more inches of rain is in the forecast)

Looks like we live in a jungle, feels like it today!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking to:

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time to pack it up this year and continue next winter!

I tried but I just couldn't finish all of what I wanted to do this season.
I made the quilt last winter and had it quilted in MN over the summer.
I forgot the fabric for the binding and planned to sew it on this last winter but I just couldn't find the time.

The master bedroom is not finished like I hoped.

Last winter I picked up the 4 shutters and painted them a nice aqua.
I wiped light cream paint over all of it to give it a little depth.

There are 2 night tables I was going to finish, add a little more to the shutter headboard and make some fancy lampshades but that will have to wait until next winter along with the kitchen. I need to paint the kitchen and most of the rooms, ceiling and walls. I will be painting non stop next winter!

I sewed one valance and hung it up but couldn't get to the second valance so one window has a valance and one does not. I'm out of time!!!

I put together a succulent coffee cup several weeks ago.
I bought 7 plants at Home Depot and then stopped at JoAnn's, pots have become so expensive so I thought I'd use my coupon. I saw the over sized white coffee cup and knew that would be perfect.
I enjoyed the succulents so much that a couple of weeks later I went back to Home Depot and picked up 3 more plants, not knowing what I would plant them in but again, I stopped at JoAnn's and spotted a set of 3 small pots....perfect!

It actually looks really good outside on the glass patio table but the floor is not the best background so I brought them inside.
They will be packed up along with the annuals and travel back to MN.

And I couldn't help but take a ton of pictures of these lovely roses!
No, Mr. Wild did not send them to me...are you kidding! I would fall over if he ever did that!

I stopped at the grocery store yesterday early afternoon, they had bundles of roses on sale for $3.50 a dozen...how could I resist!
I brought home 5 dozen!!!
I have never had that many roses and it really was a fun treat!

They are a bit old and are some are starting to wilt a little today but that's okay because I bought them to hang and dry.

And I couldn't resist adding a saguaro, they are blooming!

This will probably be my last post until I get back to MN.
I went to the flea market Sunday and found some treasures. I'll take pics before I leave and then post them when I get back to MN.

Tomorrow Mr. Wild is going to talk me through adding air conditioning stuff (no clue what I'm doing) to the truck because my air conditioning isn't putting out any cool air...over the phone! That ought to be a fun! I went to the store yesterday and just about roasted in the truck, it was 92 degrees so today I picked up the supplies to do this. Can you imagine driving 1600 miles with no air and the windows open with the noisy semi trucks and wind 10 to 12 hours a day!!! Especially as I get further north and run into the humidity that I'm not used to!
I know if I accomplish that then for sure it will be cool all the way and I'll need heat...not air!
May 7...Update...I did it! I did my own air conditioning! It was easy and now I know how to fix it myself! The air in the truck is nice and COLD!
It really worked!!!! Awesome!

I apologize to my blogging friends, I'll get caught up with you all when I get back to MN.

Thanks for stopping!

Linking to: