Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Late Summer Galvanized Tiered Tray


Good morning! 
I have had the galvanized tray decorated for a while and just keep forgetting to get a post written!
I love to use sunflowers to decorate it this time of year ...

Fits right in with the seasonal chalkboard!
 Lots of vintage and new chickens, painted mason jars.. cows and of course sunflowers deck out the tray..




 These black and white chickens are vintage and came from my mother in law..
This yellow chicken is also vintage and my daughter got it for me .. He sits in the top of the tray..
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

A Stitchy Update 8-11-2016


Good morning!
Here is this months stitchy update!
A little more progress on Lizzie Kate's Halloween Rules( I am not putting the little buttons on until its all finished..)
..My 4  year old grandson said keep "building" that one Gramma ..I like it !
I am stitching this Stitchrovia piece for my college football playing son in the colors of his team San Diego State.. I need to have it finished to take with me when we go to his first game Sept. 3 .. I love how it looks so far on the black ..

I finished the 7th Santa's Village house and have started the border for the 8th..
and the second chalkboard ornament from Hands On Design is finished.. Starting on the 3rd one Be Jolly .
Seems like I haven't been able to stitch as much with so much yard work all the time .. but I do love working in the yard :)

We went to the Wisconsin State Fair yesterday and the littlest grandson sure did love the cream puffs :)
I love to go to see all the gorgeous flowers..
Love this !
and I need some of these purple flowers next year!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fall.. Seasons In Chalk Art

Good afternoon! 
I am so excited it's time for another Seasons In Chalk in the October 2016 Just Cross Stitch Magazine!
It's time for Fall, with my chalkboard turned into a cross stitch by Cathy Haberman ( Hands On Design)
Cathy's stitched model is on the left and my chalkboard on the right..
 As soon as Labor Day comes and goes my Fall decor comes out and I can't wait to have this up until it's time for the Halloween Seasons In Chalk!  I stitched mine on 28 count black Monaco using the called for threads..It is mounted on a vintage paint by number frame from an Estate Sale that I had a board cut to fit and painted with chalkboard paint. I use magnets on the back of the frame and small pieces of sheet metal on the back of the stitching to change the designs out for each season ..

 Only one more design after this one is left in the series ..It has been so exciting seeing all the stitched up pieces on Facebook and Instagram !
 Here are the 6 so far!
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Monday, August 8, 2016

In the garden.. August 8,2016


Good morning!
 I hope you all had great weekends!
Time for another walk through the garden ..
My hydrangeas are still blooming and I love that there are so many different colors on each plant!
Coneflowers are still looking good even though it has been so hot and dry here. We did have rain last week finally!
The Rose of Sharon is huge!
I am loving this pot of zinnias and snapdragons..

The top sunflower has an identity crisis going on .. its got just a few striped petals..
Limelight hydrangea, annabelle hydranges and lots of coneflowers and zinnias!
The chipmunk hunter..
Vanilla /Strawberry hydrangeas starting to get a little strawberried.. aren't they just the prettiest!
the prettiest zinnia in the patch..
The mailbox garden..
That is one stalk of sunflowers.. so many blooms!
The first roasted tomato sauce from the garden ..
I had to move the vintage wheelbarrow out from behind the zinnias because they got too tall!

Always love to pick the zinnias
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

It's August!

 Good morning!
I am so excited to be finished with this August Prairie Schooler.. I put the last stitches in this morning and ran down the basement to finish it up!
It seems like summer has just flown by .. soon it will be time for Fall!
 I didn't like the horse that was charted on the pattern so I stitched the pig that was on the smaller chart and added a couple more chicks..I used a black plaid homespun on the bias for the backing.. it has gold and yellow checks so it is perfect.. The pedestal frame is from Michael's and I added burlap to the back of it with magnets on top ..and I use small pieces of sheet metal on the back of my stitching to change it out with the months..
 Don't you just love the chickens and the corn?
 I have it on the cabinet in the foyer with the August A Year In Chalk from Hands on Design..some vintage chickens ..vintage scale and lots of sunflowers! This is the last month I am doing until December.. I didn't really like the next 3 months ..so I might try to find something else to stitch that will fit the frame ..but then I will start back up with December and I still have January and February to do..
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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer "Home" Chalkboard


Good morning! 
Today was the day to erase the patriotic chalkboard ..Loved this one ..but I also love this new one!
 You can see that my Summer Seasons in chalk is back up .. and look at the cute Home Sweet Home pillow I found at Homegoods yesterday on clearance for $10.00 ...grey and yellow ..perfect!
If you read my blog you know my love for growing flowers ..so this would be the perfect house for me! :)
 The chalkboard is a garage sale find.. with a board cut to fit painted with chalkboard paint.. It hangs in the entrance to my kitchen from the family room and gets changed out seasonally..

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

In the garden July 24, 2016


Hello!
Since I didn't do a garden post last week ..this one has alot of photos from the past 2 weeks!
The hydrangeas have been so pretty .. but last night we had hard rains and all the Annabelle hydrangeas in the front look beaten up! I hope they spring back..
I am not a big day lilly fan but these are pretty..

The zinnias are doing well.. but the flowers and plants are not as big as past years.. wonder if it's been our total lack of rain , cooler spring or that I planted them a little later..

The coneflowers are doing great and line our back sidewalk ..along with lots of zinnias..

Lots of zinnias! Just how I like them!

Love these special colored sunflowers..
Love anything galvanized or rusty or old in the garden!
The rose of Sharon is starting to bloom..This will be its last year in this spot.. it is just too hard to keep it small enough .So I will dig it out after it is finished blooming..
Coneflowers ..russian sage and zinnias..
I planted zinnias seeds and a few snapdragons in this pot and they just started blooming .. such pretty colors!
Sunrise and pink geraniums!
My first batch of beans from the garden .. need to go out and pick some more when I am finisahed with this post! Can't wait for the tomatoes to really start!
Love this fancy orangey pink coneflower ..and the black eyed susans are starting to bloom.

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