Friday, July 11, 2014

Bessie and Gardening

Don't you just love the little cow cross stitch Bessie from Little House Needeworks ? My daughter has a cow obsession so she asked me to make her for her.. I just finished her today .

I used a thrift store frame that I chalk painted ,mounted the check fabric onto an 8 x 8 board ..then mounted the cow to a 6 x 6 board..
I have a chicken obsession but she looks cute with the chickens too :)



Some I phone photos from the garden.. Pretty much only zucchini and yellow squash coming from the garden right now..I got the baking dish below at the Good will and a matching oval one.. they are from Lenox and very expensive on Ebay and Etsy ..I paid $2.99 each !
Love all the hydrangeas in the front yard..
The zinnias are starting to open !
The back porch pots are growing like crazy !
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

July Stitching

 Hope you all had a great holiday weekend ! I have been doing lots of yard work..and finally got around to mounting the July cottage ! I stitched these 3 pieces last year and just finished them this year ..
 I used the off white painted mason jars again .. love these white chickens ..One came from Home Goods , the other from Hobby Lobby.
 Both of these are mounted with magnets and sheet metal to be changed out every month ..


 Love how this Prairie Schooler July turned out... I got the frame at Hobby Lobby and mounted fabric to a board , then mounted the stitching to another board. ..
Allk of these pieces are in the family room. I will be sad to put them away ..I just love patriotic stitching!

There is another chicken over in this vignette too:) I got the scale at a church rummage sale ..$5.00 for it and 2 vintage flour sifters..

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Patriotic Sugar Cookies

 Good afternoon !
Tomorrow is the 4th of July and there is flour and icing all over my kitchen :)
 Love these colors on cookies ! I use the Mrs. Fields sugar cookie recipe , and made 2 double batches..I use wilton merengue p[owder for the royal icing and the recipe is in the can..
 I didn't make any regular flag shapes this year , just every shape decorated as a flag..
 Love the houses ..


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Red, White and Blue In the Foyer

 Good morning ! I can't beleive it's July 1st already ! Summer is just flying by ! I stitched up this little piece last night , its a Sampler Girl design ..I mounted it on needlework board , then onto a red gingham covered piece. I then glued it to the wood shape painted with chalkboard paint.
 I painted a few mason jars with homemade chalk paint ..tied them with the red gingham fabric ..and added a couple little flags.
 I have another chalkboard sitting on a wrought iron plant holder filled with faux daisies..
 Love these mason jars ! I didn't feel like looking for sandpaper in the garage so I just used a butter knife for distressing :)
Love this little patriotic display in my foyer !

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

June Cottage

 Good Morning ! I F-I-N-A-L-L-Y finished the June cottage from Country Cottage Needleworks..At least there are still a fewdays left in the month to display it !
 I didn't use the green floss for the door or the windows. Love the little strawberries !
 It sits on the sidetable in the family room with The June wordplay  ..

 I used a magnet and a piece of sheet metal again to attatch to the burlap lined frame ..The frame was a mirror I got at the good will and added the burlap to.


There has been alot of gardeneing going on around here.. I added these 3 Annabelle hydrangeas to my front planting bed ..I can't wait until they get huge and full of flowers ! I also dug out alot of the hostas in the front and changed some things around. I will show you all that when the plants recover from being moved. I also had my boys help me dig out another planting bed in the front all along the fence. I planted more hydrangeas there .( I am obsessed )  2 Incrediballs and a hydrangea tree ! I will also show you that once I get it mulched and things are blooming.
My daughter and I went to the flea market last Sunday and I got these cute vintage ducks.. $5.00 for the pair.. So they are on the porch with some of the thrift store baskets we planted with flowers.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Baby Crochet and a Baby !!


I have been crocheting a little bit for the new grandson ! I made this elephant blanket in pale grey and white stripes ..I couldn't find an elephant aplique that I liked so I came up with this on my own .. Then I used white yarn and did a blanket stitch around it..Wish I would have written down what I did !
 I made this stocking cap to go with the red and  white stripe cocoon .. and here is the precious new grandson ...He was born on June 13..These photos were taken at 6 days old.. My daughter and I did his photo shoot..I think we did pretty good for amateurs !
 This blanket I made for the last grandson..Its the Moogly blackberry salad blanket
 The sock monkey set was also made for the last grandson .. I made the diaper cover and came up with my own design for the tail.. The little fuzzy aviator hat and blanket set was also made for the last grandson ..
The whole cute family :) My oldest son, daughter in law and the 3 boys !

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Monday, June 9, 2014

She's A Grand Old Flag !

 It's that red, white and blue time of year ! I redid the seasonal chalkboard that is on the wall going into the kitchen this weekend..  I got the frame at a garage sale last summer , and had a board cut to fit at Home Depot... Then painted the board with chalkboard paint. You can see the patritotic table runner , and also the patriotic tray by clicking them ...

 You can see the Fall , Christmas , Winter , Spring , and April to May Chalkboards by clicking the month !
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