Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Stitching

 Good morning! Hope you all had nice weekends!
I finished my two stitching pieces for September ..
 Country Cottage Needleworks September cottage .. I changed the color of the house to 2 different tans to blend better with my Fall decor.. I had to pick some red zinnias from the garden and add some apples to the vignette.. Its hard to get the photos to show color but they are red not orange !

 Above this side table in the family room is a print of kids picking apples so it goes perfect with these September stitcheries :)
 With thy Needle and Thread September wordplay..I left out the little orange things on the chart..I backed it with burlap.


 These both are attatched with a magnet and a small piece of sheet metal so they can be changed out each month..
I only have left to stitch  November and January wordplays  and October ,November and January cottages! pretty excited about that :) Thanks so much for stopping by !
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thrifting and Stitching ..Two of my Favorite Things !

 Good morning !
I wanted to share some of my favorite thrifty treasures I have found lately .. I have a thing for chickens ..the kitchen is full of them ! I found this chicken soup tureen at a Goodwill up in Wisconsin .. It fits perfectly in tis chicken wire basket thats on my dining room table .

 I also got one of the soup tureens on top of the hutch from another Goodwill ..the one on the left came from an Estate sale this winter.
 I got this little cow creamer at the thrift shop here in our town for $3.00 ! It is vintage and so cute  ! The soup tureen with the hydrangeas in it was also from a Goodwill.. Yhe hydrangeas are from my garden ..Love them !

 Now in the kitchen , my daughter found this guy at the Goodwill ..Isn't he the cutest ! He was $3.99.. About a week later we were at a church rummage sale and there was a cow just like him that I found for my daughter since she is crazy for cows !


 I also found this chicken plate for 99 cents , that looks like it goes with another chicken plate I got at the Goodwill ..
 Here they both are together.
I took this photo with my Iphone last night in the garden as the sun was setting .. Love my patches of zinnias!
I finished stitching Prairie Schooler Pumpkin Patch on Friday .. I have been working on this only on Fridays since the first of the year .. So glad to have it finished !
Last Sunday I finished this Prairie Schooler Santa for the Santa tree  and I am currently working on the 2014 Prairie Schooler Santa ..


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sunflower Stitching

 Last night I finished stitching this Little House Needleworks design ..Home is Where The Sunflowers Grow ..I just love it ! I put it on the cabinet in the foyer , its perfect for this time of year !
 I had to find a way to display it , I didn't just want it in a frame. I went to Michaels and found this cute little chalkboard. Down in the corner of the chalkboard is a wooden apple , so I got the burlap flower to cover that up.
 I love it with the painted Mason jars with the black and white check ribbon ..

 We went raspberry picking Sunday .. Look at this cutie ,,he had a lot of fun , picking , eating and running around :) Can you believe how tall those raspberry bushes are ???
 I took this in my garden yesterday with my I phone .. The butterfly didn't mind that I was standing right in front of it !
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Planted Thrift Store Baskets



Remember back in May when we planted flowers in baskets from the thrift store ? The photo below is the above basket when I planted it ! It is huge now ! It takes up 1/2 of a 6 seat patio table..
This basket hangs on the fence ..It is doing really well too !

My zinnias are getting huge and I have alot of them ! So exciting to be able to go out and pick a new bouquet every couple days !


The fall raspberries have started to get ripe and they are huge too !

This is another one of the thrift store baskets , just planted simply with allysum and geraniums.. I am going to plant more of these baskets next year .. I love how they look !

The yellow finches love my red sunflowers !
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August Sunflower Chalkboard

So....I already had my August chalkboard finished .. then I saw a design on Facebook using colored chalk for the sunflowers, and I had to give it a try !
Love..love..love it !
 I got this frame at a yard sale last summer and have used it since last fall for a seasonal design..In a couple weeks it will be time for Fall !


 Until then this is going to be hanging in my kitchen !

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Backyard Garden

Good morning ! Thought I would share a few shots of my backyard gardens .. I picked these little mini zinnias yesterday ..Aren't they just the cutest !
 Theres only a few sunflowers left .. wished they lasted longer !
 I caught Mr. Squirrell sitting on this sunflower yesterday like he was riding a parade float :)
 The fall raspberries are starting to grow now ..all the patches of zinnias are doing great !
 On the back sidewalk theres lots of coneflowers , and of course zinnias !
 More zinnias planted in a long planter on the patio..

A little vignette with a small rummage sale ladder , birdhouse and pots of flowers .. surrounded by bee balm , zinnias and black eyed susans.

 In the front of this photo are some pots with potatoes growing and some pots of pumpkins ,,The back is the vegetable garden, with a few rows of zinnias :) ..There are more sunflowers in the back of the garden ..See the red one ? Just don't look at the weeds ..lol .. because those are what I grow best !!!
 I used my big telephoto lens to take these photos.. Love the bee in the coneflowers
 The finches eating the sunflower seeds..
A bee on a zinnia..
 My first ever shot of a hummingbird !
 All of these sunflowers the birds and chipmunks planted ..
 This was taken from my kitchen window .. A limelight hydrangea , sunflowers and a couple planters on the windowsill..
 Finally the blackberries are getting ripe !
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