Friday, February 10, 2017

VIENNA WOODS BED & BREAKFAST BIRTHDAY OUTING

Barb Smith made this fantastic mosaic shrine in her garage this past year! Now it's the first thing you see when you round the driveway!

This is the newest old building  Bed & Breakfast Barb has built. And she is older than me! 82!

She built the whole upstairs and addition on to this garage for her first Bed & Breakfast.  Sister Judy and I stayed  here years ago!

Barb's home is even more fantastic than her Bed & Breakfast's

Layer upon layer of Old World Charm!

There aren't words elaborate enough to describe the loveliness!

Her home and Bed & Breakfast's have been featured in many magazines!

She makes and creates everything!

So many ideas! Everywhere you look!

One of the beautiful Bed Rooms!

Gorgeous Setting Room!

One of  the picturesque outdoor spots!


How Gorgeous is this!

Eye Candy Everywhere!  Hope you enjoy the tour! Blessings!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

"SMILE AND THE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU, CRY AND YOU CRY ALONE" Stanley Gorden West

Kept seeing this pillow at Walmart  and smiling at it so decided it would be my muse on the art table.

Well, we're finally getting a new van in honor of out 80th Birthdays!

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan. We have 377,000 miles on our old one and it's still going strong. Maurice always cares well for our vehicles!

I'm working on a pattern for Spring Tulip Garlands. This little fabric picture will set on the kitchen table or Seasonal Shelf.
Decided I'd make my own pattern  for this pincushion.

I'd been waiting to post this picture of my pincushions till I found where I put my oldest one that I made for Mother when I was little. But alas I can't find it! But figure it will show up after this posting!

Ran onto a 5/$1.00 sale on felt pieces. So will make some more styles soon.

Half off on the Valentine Lights! Since I have Christmas and  Halloween and Summer I needed these don't you think!

Lighting up the back entry to the porch and backdoor.

Every once in awhile. We feel it's a Pancake Morning! Usually when it's raining or snowing! We were reminiscing recently how many kids and grand kids Maurice has taught how to make pancakes!

My TOPS friends and I had an outing the other day so naturally I found some things I needed! This little Scottie looks precious on my seasonal shelf in the kitchen

I can seldom resist little children's tin tea sets especially in red!

I put them here there and everywhere! They make me happy!

I decided I'd use a few of my Kurzweild Art Boards  that survived the fire here at home. This is one of my favorites. Well probably add another one underneath.

Entrance to the back porch.

This is Othello our only  "kattie" left.

The new issue of my favorite magazine.

Another set of paintings that went through the fire. These were really covered with black soot but I worked on them and got it off, then repainted. These are some of my favorites too!!

Right now they are on the seasonal redbird shelf too!

I decided I wanted the rickrack around the edges  so the first picture in the post shows how it ended up! Hope your smiling and enjoying your winter days too!

Monday, January 16, 2017

BOOKMARKERS, QUILT BLOCKS, TAPESTRY THROW BACKING AND COLLECTION OF SAMPLERS

My Handwork Project right now for carrying with me.  "Victorian Book Markers."

Been playing with these directions for easy half square triangles.

Small 3 3/4" squares of fabric for finished  2 3/4" square blocks

Used 6 1/2 square pieces of fabric. Ended with  5 1/2" blocks.

6 1/2" square pieces of fabric doing just 2 triangles

We enjoyed a Serendipity few hours over lunch with Son Paul and Tracee. today. Took advantage of his Martin Luther King Holiday from teaching.

This is my newest read. I am thoroughly enjoying it!

Put a backing on my Piece of Tapestry. to make it an official throw.  The backing won't show as much normally!

Thought you might like to see what I look at across the room when I'm setting in my green chair. Yes Tasha's Toys are usually in their too!

I have enjoyed making Samplers over the years and  four of them hang in this room.




I got this kit  in a quaint needlework shoppe in The Cotswold's in England while celebrating our Anniversary.  The Linen and yarn were so neat! Different than here!

This one hangs in the pool room

This pillow is in the Kitchen.

I didn't make this but loved it, so added it to my collection!

Another one added!

Oops!  Would love to see some of your all's collections too! Happy Creating!