Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Flowers Close Up

 I love that my new camera takes great macro pix!
I've been experimenting, every time I see flowers lately.
 I never noticed till now how catmint flowers have little faces.

 And how pretty russian sage flower are up close.

The russian sage has pretty much engulfed my windmill!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

Found at the thrift:
Some pretty floral fabric scraps.
 And more sewing patterns.
I love the bell sleeve option on this one.

Bye for now!

Monday, July 29, 2013

What I'm Working On

 My shop has been a bit neglected lately, 
because I've been busy working on a custom order.
It had been beneficial for me though,
as I'm trying out some new designs.
 This bird is patterned after the small bird I use frequently.

 Here is a hound dog pin, 
and I love how it came out!
And of course, I loved making this owl.
Will definitely make some of these for my shop!
Bye for now!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Purple Clouds

 Just another fabulous summer sunset!
Have a great weekend!

Bye for now!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

What I Wore

Skirt and blouse: made by me
Purse: vintage
Belt and bracelet: Dots
Sandals: Target

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Rattle Rattle Train

 A Wonder Book, published in 1957.
Artwork by Carl Bobertz.
 I love how the steam is spelling "hello" above!

 I got this book in 1966, 
and I loved how you could see into the houses
through the windows.
Bye for now!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

Found at the thrift: 
vintage record album and fabrics.
 I just love the cover art of this album!
 I love gingham, 
and isn't that daisy fabric so cute!
Bye for now!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Heading Home

 On our way home from Winona, 
we stopped at Lake City for a pit stop.
The water was so lovely!

It was a beautiful way to end our trip.
Bye for now!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Birthday Visit

 Great Grandma received a wonderful photobook
made by Grandma and Grandpa
that caused much laughter and tears.
 Grandma was happy to show off the pin
I made her.
In front of Great Grandma's house 
saying goodbye.
Bye for now!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Trip to Winona

 Last weekend we traveled to Winona, MN, 
to celebrate my hubby's Grandma's 90th birthday,
and to bring our girl home after staying with 
Grandma and Grandpa for a month and a half.

 We missed her so much! 
It was so great to see her again!
Here she is rocking a new dress from the grandparents!
We crossed the Mississippi into Wisconsin to go to supper,
and later for cake.

We all had a great time!
More pics of the rest of the weekend coming.
Bye for now!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Around the House

 We were gone over the weekend to
celebrate the 90th birthday of my hubby's grandma,
and I have my daughter back home after her visit
with Grandma and Grandpa.
So here are some pix from around the house,
till I can get the photos off my camera and on the computer.
Above are some pins I crocheted for birthday presents.
Below is a quilt I'm cutting up for crafting.

 My bed made up for summer.
Bye for now!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Antique Store Finds

 We did a little antiquing not long ago,
and I found some great vintage trims 
and patterns for pretty good prices.
I especially love the blue trim
and the dress pattern!
Bye for now!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer in the Backyard

 My garden is looking full and lush this year.

 And, I suddenly noticed how cool
the bark is on the willow tree.
 Lastly, this squirrel was just 
being so nutty
I had to take a picture.
He looks like he is ready to jump!
Bye for now!

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