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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Wishing you all a very Cheery Christmas!

Sorry I've been away for so long.
It's been so busy and so much to  do. I had something cool to post but never finished it so it will have to wait until after Christmas.
We've both been down with a terrible cold which hasn't helped at all.

I'm sending you all this sweet little vintage Christmas postcard...


I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and stay healthy!

See you soon!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Assorted Fabric Pumpkins

Last week Deborah over at Green Willow Pond showed us her drop cloth pumpkins she had made.
A link to her blog is HERE and her tutorial is great.

I thought it was one of the cutest cloth pumpkins I've seen!
And seeing as I've had this thing for using drop cloths lately for anything imaginable I just had to try this.
Last night I finally got around to making one (and I want to make more of them).
I added a rhinestone pin to mine, I thought it needed a little bling with the coarseness of the canvas and stick


Here are a few I made several years ago, wool and velvet


And now we go way back to the late 70's or maybe I made these in 1980, not sure. Back then I was working in a fabric store and in those days you used what you were expected to use, cotton fabric. 
No one would even consider using a canvas drop cloth! 
I think I like the canvas best of all.


I couldn't resist adding a picture of my cat, I was trying to cover her with leaves but the look on her face is...Try is just once more and you'll pay!


And the pretty orange hibiscus flower that opened this morning.


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fall Decorating


Not quite what you expected from my title!

This year my fall decorating is walking in our woods. 
It seems each year just gets more and more hectic and there's never enough time to decorate the inside. We've had beautiful warm sunny days so I am outside as much as possible enjoying the leaves as they turn into beautiful shades of yellow, gold, orange and red and then fall to the ground.

My favorite Sugar Maple tree


Looking to the sky through the leaves


Then the Sugar Maple right next to the red one, it only turns yellow each year



This is what I see as I look out to the driveway from our front porch, our road looks like a foot trail but it really is our road! 


The oaks are a vivid orange this year, a few are red.
There is a beautiful orangy glow inside the house when the sun is out.


The Amur Maple leaves fell today and scattered on the ground in all shades of Autumn


And one little sprig of soft pink roses to remind me of summer


I hope you have time to go for a walk in the woods and enjoy the Autumn colors.