Thursday, January 19, 2017

Winter in the Galvanized Tiered Tray


 Happy Thursday!
I am here to show you my galvanized tiered tray dressed up for winter! Even though here in northern Illinois it's not very wintery ..40 degrees and rain is not normal! Personally I would rather have snow than rain! And yes that is a tree in the background.. it is the ice skate tree that I keep up through January..


 Front and center is a little chalkboard ( with hopes of snow !) Lots of Little snowmen decorate the tray, with lots of flocked and icy looking greenery ..



 The mason jars on top are filled with greenery and tied with red gingham fabric ribbons..
 I do love changing this tray out for all the seasons and holidays.. it goes between this spot on the table and the end of the kitchen counter..

 The kitchen hutch has also got a snowman theme .. My snowmen don't come out with the Christmas decorations.. they have their own season which is now !
 I loved the buffalo check ribbons at Christmas and they seem very wintery to me so they stayed.. Pretty soon it will be time to switch it all up for spring! But for now "Let it Snow!"
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A January Finish

 Good morning!
January Prairie Schooler is finished! I put the last few stitches in this morning and had to get it mounted and put on the chest in the foyer..
 I used blue check homespun on the bias for the backing..and both the stitching and blue homespun are mounted on sticky board..then glued together with small pieces of sheet metal on the back to attach to the magnets that I have glued to the frame. It is so easy to change It out monthly..
There is greenery .. small glitter houses..pine cones.. plaid and black check ribbons..snowflakes..a vintage scale..and a pedestal plate.. the January stitching is on a stack of coverless books...

Last year I stitched March through August ..Sept, Oct. and Nov. I didn't really like so I won't be stitching those so that leaves February and December to get stitched!
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

A Chalkboard Winter Mantel

Good morning!
When Christmas is over.. I can't go cold turkey on all the trees and lights.. so... The snowman tree in the family room stays up through January ..

The white and flocked garlands stay on the mantel with a couple of the glitter houses.. the chalkboard got changed up from Christmas to winter..

I saw a photo on Instagram with a pillow like this and sent it to my daughter who got a Cricut  cutting machine for Christmas.. she brought me this yesterday ..she cut the words out with her Cricut using iron on vinyl and ironed it on this pillow .. love it so much!



Hope you are staying warm and cozy! It's an icy mess here .. I would rather have snow! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Winter Finish


Happy Tuesday.. Hope 2017 has started out great for all of you!
I finally got around to finishing this Country Cottage Needleworks Winter that I finished stitching on New Year's Day..
It's on display in the kitchen using a clipboard frame I got on clearance at Michael's..Love it! The colors in this one are perfect aren't they?

I used blue gingham on the bias ..and made a bow out of green gingham ripped in a strip that I tied knots in to give it more stability. I covered a button with the same blue gingham.
All 4 seasons are finished Winter.. Spring..

 Summer
Fall

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Garden 2016


2016 is almost over.. so today let's take a walk back through the garden ! As soon as Christmas is over I want to garden ..but here in the Midwest I have a few months to wait!
I love hydrangeas and this year they were gorgeous!

Bee balm that multiplies like weeds!


Love using galvanized buckets in the garden


Zinnias are my favorites..



come on in !

Lots of coneflowers lining the back sidewalk

Zinnia bouquets were picked every few days..

more Zinnias ...coneflowers and snapdragons

of course there were vegetables... lots of beans in green, yellow and purple.. cucumbers, and peppers.

The sunflowers were huge!

The wildlife patrol.. mice..chipmunks ..squirrels..don't come in her yard!



lots of tomatoes to make my roasted tomato sauce ..otherwise called "yard Sauce" around here :)
This sunflower looks like its giving the zinnias below a shower..
The bees were very busy!
These sunflowers were huge!
a perfect pretty little zinnia..
Mums ,hydrangeas and pumpkins..

I can't wait to do it all again this year!
 I hope you all have a wonderful year in 2017! Thank you so much to all of you who read and comment faithfully! I appreciate all of you!
Happy New Year! Be safe!
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Friday, December 30, 2016

Stitching My Way Through 2016

Good morning! 
Here are all my stitched finishes for 2016..First was Prairie Schooler Prairie Seasons finished into this wreath..
Spring Seasons in Chalk ..


 March or Daffodils from Prairie Schooler

Summer :Seasons in Chalk
April Prairie Schooler
 May : Prairie Schooler


 The last 6 of the Year In Chalk from Hands on Design ( the whole year was a gift for my sister in law)
Spring from Country Cottage Needleworks
The ring bearer pillow for my daughters wedding designed by me :)

 The patriotic Seasons in Chalk
 June Prairie Schooler
 Summer ...Country Cottage Needleworks

 Summer Breeze...Prairie Schooler



Barbara Ana freebie
 Halloween...Seasons In Chalk
 August..Prairie Schooler
 Fall...Seasons in Chalk
 This Stitchrovia design I changed to give to my college football playing son ...
 Grand Old Flag Freebie design from Notforgotten Farm
 Autumn ..Country Cottage Needleworks
 HOHOHO..Seasons in Chalk
 Prairie Schooler..the small chart from Witches go Riding
 Hands on Design Chalkboard ornaments 
 Prairie Schooler..Knock Knock
 Lizzie Kate Halloween Rules

 Judith Kirby Halloween Houses
 Merry..Plum Street Samplers
 Merry Brew Plum Street Samplers
 Two more Prairie Schooler Santa's for the Santa tree
and my last finish ..which I have to finish finish .. Country Cottage Needleworks Santa's Village .. So that's 38 finishes plus 12 Santa's Village cottages! That makes 50 finishes for 2016..