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Wednesday, May 5, 2010


It has been a few weeks since I last posted. The yard keeps calling me outside and I love it. I am posting a new picture of part of my yard--my serenity garden again. I still have more flowers to put out today, but it turned so hot so quickly--had to hold off on my planting. This year I am trying to grow some herbs again. They always "fry" on our deck, no matter how hard I try to keep them watered. We will see how this year goes.

Also been busy with a small remodel of our bathroom. Had a new tile shower put in. LOVE IT!!

So then I had to paint the bedroom and bathroom and that really took a week...and then of course you have to clean out closets,etc.... I am now working on making new curtains, ordered a new bedspread, etc. I hung pictures I bought months ago. Of course that was fun as I changed my mind on placement and I patched more holes than you can imagine...... and then reworking what you have is so much fun!!! I have moved things I have from other rooms here there and everywhere.... My first pictures came out very dark, but I will post one for now to give you an idea. I HAVE NOT FINISHED MY DECORATING YET... please remember that--LOL..

Enjoy the beautiful day no matter where you are....or what you are doing....

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Weekend in DC

We took a quick trip to DC this past weekend. It turned very windy and chilly on Saturday and Sunday was worse. My poor husband forgot his jacket, but the rest of us had jackets and it was still a little chilly..

It never amazes me that no matter how many times we go to DC, there is always something so wonderful to see and experience. We had a wonderful time and I will share a few pictures...

The flowers were beautiful!!!
There was a picture of me, but it is so bad, I refuse to post!!!!
Have a beautiful day...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What I finished TODAY

I was just not overly excited about the way a pillow turned out that I had hand stitched and had for sale on ETSY. Today I took it all apart and redid the pillow. I really like it now. It is relisted on ETSY if anyone is interested. BEFORE:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

MY Serenity Garden

Before the high winds blow all the flowers off my pear trees, I had to share this picture (picture taken in early morning light--sorry). My garden is still asleep from winter, but the trees are in full bloom. I have the pear trees lining my garden, my back yard and up the side. Lots of pear trees!!! I planted ever one of them. I think at last count there were over 30 or more. Every tree was carried home in the back of my Honda Pilot!!!! Can not believe how they have grown from the tiny "twigs" they were.... Can not wait to plant more flowers--as if I don't have enough--- and for my azaleas to bloom... And for all the bulbs and other flowers to wake up.....Come on flowers!!!

HAVE a wonderful Spring day, where ever you are!!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Finished my Mat

Just finished this mat. I love penny rug mats!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

See My New Banner

A great big thank you to Jan at Big Brown Dog Graphics for my new banner. I highly recommend her. So great to work with...
I have a little more tweeking to do on my blog, but Jan sure dressed it up...THANKS!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Finally, the picture of my bakery tarts came up!

Just listed 4 different scents on my etsy. I will be adding an orange clove scent that I am going to pour into an antique mold this week. I will post a picture when I am done.
Have a wonderful day.

What I did this weekend!

I was busy making some "cookie tarts" this weekend. I will have them on ETSY soon. I just wanted to share a picture. My house sure was smelling good!! I did bakery scents and my family was disappointed that I was making cookies they could not eat!! I did four different kinds, this is the German Chocolate Chip Cookie!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


I just want to say thank you to all the gals who have helped me in setting my blog up...because I have made some major blunders.... and I am still a work in progress!

We tend to hear the "bad" on the TV and in the Newspaper. If we could just remember that one hand reaching out to help another can send such a powerful message. So today, reach out your hand and do something kind for someone. Even if it is just a hug or a smile...You never know what a kind gesture can do to turn a bad day into a good day...Thanks.

Go to my favorite blogs and see the beautiful work these ladies have to offer.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tonight is my first post and an introduction of myself. Starting this blog has been a wonderful, learning experience. I hope I have something of interest or fun for you to read.
Tonight I will just add a few pictures of what I have recently finished. In the future I plan to have pictures of what I am doing and sharing any tips I can. I consider myself a fiber artist, with a side love of anything scented---candlemaking, sprays and throw in some primitive soap making just for fun. Thanks for checking in on my blog....

It is never too late to finish what you start!!!

I started this cross stitch pattern at least 15 years ago. Got packed and repacked in our many moves and I recently "refound" it. Now complete and framed......