Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy birthday!

Just had to say Happy Birthday to my favorite guy!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Christmas in July

yes, I know it is already August but I did get this in July. Hubby came in from work and ask me if I had ordered anything. Nope, but this box was on the front porch. It was a birthday gift. I was scared to open it - there wasn't much left to open!

But look - everything arrived in tact despite the obvious beating the box took from the post office! My friend Sherry sent this box full of goodies. I apologize for the glare on the glass but I just couldn't find a good place to take a picture - either it came out too dark or I had to have the lights on and they left a glare. The little tin is hand painted - I'll try to get a close up of it soon. That Bareroots project book is awesome and will be seeing some action soon!

I have no idea what the name of the sampler is (or the designer) but if you are interested, email me and I'll ask sherry. 
I failed to get this in the photo with the other stuff (it was by my chair) but Sherry sent me a new study Bible. I am so happy to have it. The color shows up brown in the picture but it is more of a maroon color.

I can't tell you what fun I had pulling things out of that box. First because, well, who doesn't love unexpected gifts and second, I was so happy everything survived with no damage! Even the sampler with the glass on it was in perfect shape! I'll try to get a picture soon of where I decided to hang it. 

Sherry knows me so well, each and every thing in the box was perfect!

Now I'm off to see if I can actually get far enough along on something to share a project!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Still catching up

 I think this is the last of  the stuff my aunt brought when she came in April. 

 She had this sign she wasn't going to use and I had this picture hanging in the living room that I had been trying to decide what I could put with it so it didn't look so lonely and this seemed like the perfect match. (just for size comparison the picture is 40x29)
I have a couple of the vinyl things in my kitchen and have had no problem with them. This is a big one so I had hubby helping me with it - good thing because it did not want to stick to my wall. I don't know if it is the paint (which is either satin or eggshell - can't remember) or the texture on the wall. I didn't think they were that textured but whatever the reason I had to glue a lot of it up. I spent days with the step ladder sitting there  and when a piece would start to flop down, I would use either a toothpick or q-tip and slip a little glue under it. (which is probably why I didn't move back and show the whole picture) This is the back wall of the house and the way it is built you can see all but the last 'e' from the front door. 

in addition to the other crochet set she brought me (the one I showed in my dining room) there was this one. It was also made by my great-grandmother and is a perfect fit on top of the plant stand that belonged to my grandmother.

closer photo. There really isn't a good place in this house to take pictures in this house - they are either too light or too dark. Anyway - I'm almost caught up - maybe by the end of August I will have something a little more current to show.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Still catching up

I'm still trying to get some older pics posted. I got this cute glass flower when I was staying with Terry.

Wonder how long it will be before I hear from the HOA. It has been out there nearly a month. Maybe if I don't trim my shrubs back they won't notice?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Slowly catching up

I'm trying to get caught up on posting some pictures but I just seem to keep getting farther behind! Last month hubby and I spent the weekend with Terry and her hubby at their beautiful lake house. They were very gracious hosts and we had an awesome time. Tried to take a picture of the two of them inside the restaurant but it came out too dark. Hubby snapped this one of me and Terry with my phone - not a great picture but it is all I have. I don't get a lot of hits, I'm not a 'mega blogger' (and don't want to be) this is just my little online diary but one of the best things to come from it is Terry. She left me my very first comment and we have been friends ever since. We took a 'ghost tour' Saturday night which was fun. Now hubby had a 'ghost radar' on his phone and is always looking for ghosts! It is a really cute little town and we did some shopping, I was good and only bought a glass flower, which I need to take a picture of it while it is still in the front flower bed. Who knows if the HOA will spot it or not but until they do, it stays!

I've had the bigger plates hanging over my sofa for a while now and they just needed a little something extra but I never could figure out what. Terry had these extra white butter pats that she wasn't going to use and she gave them to me - I think it was just what was needed! (she has a really cute butter pat collection hanging in the room we slept in)
Thanks so much for the weekend Terry and Bob. We had a great time and hope you will come see us sometime soon. Not sure if we can be as good at hosting as you were - you rocked!

Then, as if the weekend of peace and quiet wasn't enough - she sent me these goodies for my birthday! I just love the little doxie thread winder. I have a collection of thread winders - most of them are Mother of Pearl but this one will still fit right in! And don't you just love the buttons? I'll have to find a special project to use them on so I can see them all the time instead of just putting them in the jar of buttons I have.

Still have more photos - and some I need to take so I'll be back. Not sure when (lots of stuff on the calendar the next couple of months) but I'm still shooting for at least once a week.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The birthday boy


Happy birthday. Daddy!
Cute, huh?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy Friday

I hope you all had a fun holiday weekend! Brian brought 4 friends for the weekend so we had a full house.

 There was a lot of this going on. I'm too old I guess. I know they are playing some kind of game, but I know nothing about it!
We went to Kingwood to watch fireworks. The weather was perfect - not too hot and the skeeters weren't trying to carry us away.

 This I know something about - when my aunt came to visit in the spring she brought me a few things. These doilies were made by my great-grandmother. I think they were probably meant for a coffee table and two end tables. (this first picture shows the color really well on my computer - your mileage may vary)

I've got them on the table in my dining room.
I'm so happy to have them!
 As you can see, I took the picture a while ago - I still had my Easter stuff out. 
Right now I have my stacked chickens there and I'm not sure they 'go together' the doilies are a little 'formal' than my chickens (I haven't taken a picture yet) To be honest - nothing in my house is formal so maybe I'll just let them blend in. I do have a watermelon bowl that would look pretty good there, just have to figure out what to do with my stack 'o chickens if I put the watermelon there. If I change it, do I post another photo? Something to think about over the weekend. :)