Thursday, August 30, 2012

Before she flies away...

 Meet Grizelda. 

 Her hooked pumpkin corsage.

Bittersweet along her hemline.

 Her green hat compliments her petticoat.

 She will be flying North on Saturday.

Enjoy the day,

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Autumn Busyness

Coral roses from my garden

Whew! We dodged another one here on the West coast of Florida. We had wind and rain, but nothing close to what we had anticipated. For that we are very grateful, and are keeping those on the upper Gulf Coast in our thoughts. Thank you for the positive thoughts sent our way!

These guys kept me busy.

And by last night they looked like this. These pins will be making their way to Dade City for the Autumn Gathering at Antiques on Main on September 8th. 

I found some of last years bittersweet and added it to my mantle...I just couldn't wait!

The colors of Autumn....aren't they the best?

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Enjoy the day,

Friday, August 24, 2012

Randomness...while waiting for Isaac

Made a few pumpkin pins...

Finished this little guy...

Gathered some supplies.

It will be a long weekend here. Isaac seems to be moving toward the West...this is good!

Have a great weekend...stay safe.

Enjoy the day,

I had a few inquires about Annie's birthday chicken pot pie. Here are the ingredients I use...

I bake four chicken breast before hand, cube them and mix them with the soup and spices and a couple of handfuls of frozen peas. Follow the directions on the box for the crust and add the mix.
Bake at 350...sometimes I cover with foil so the crust doesn't get too brown before the middle is hot...about thirty five to forty minutes. Don't know the exact time...I just watch it closely.

We eat organic whenever possible, but you could use substitutes for all these ingredients. 
I know this is not rocket science, but my girl loves it! :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mustard & Black

Did a little playing last night. This is an antique doll cradle circa 1830. It sports my favorite colors...mustard and black with the tiniest traces of red. It's anxiously awaiting the arrival of mini pumpkins and gourds. In the meantime, a Shooner bird, a piece of brown checked early homespun and a few pieces stone fruit are calling it home.

Original work by Wendy of Pineberry Lane

This wonderful lady from Pineberry Lane is resting on a dough bowl wearing it's original pumpkin paint...another favorite color...and perfect for Fall decorating. Wendy's work is gorgeous and her choice of colors is...absolute perfection!

I'll be working on this little fellow today. He is destined to become a mini version of Long Tall Kitty.

There is a storm coming our way. Please keep us in's always a bit unnerving. 

Got to get to work!

Enjoy the day,

Tansy Yarrow Rue Pattern   Pineberry Lane

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pumpkins in my head...

A few more of these guys are on my frame. I've been dragging my feet...distracted...I need to hook and sew and stuff...but... 

I keep thinking about these and...

doing this to my window...


instead of doing this.

It's daunting...and"haunting"!


Have a great week!

Enjoy the day,

Ann Childs painting
Pumpkin Head bottle doll Lori Brechlin

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

...long tall kitty

He likes bird watching...he's twenty six inches tall...he's all wool. 

He still needs some tweaking...maybe a pumpkin to hold.

He thinks his plaid suit makes him look dapper.

Little bits of brown, and orange, and gold are appearing at our house. If only the weather would take a cue from these changes...wishful thinking I'm afraid. 

Enjoy the day,

Friday, August 10, 2012

The party's over...back to work


The celebrations have subsided, so it's back to work. Have an inkling of an idea for this fellow...hopefully, today will be his day.

There are some of these on my frame...loving this orange wool!


Thank you for all the sweet comments and happy wishes for our back to back celebrations. Your thoughts are so appreciated...we had a very happy girl here...I read her all of your comments and she smiled ear to ear...she told Clancy he is famous. Thank you each and every one.

I'll leave you with the very last pics of the day. Lots of loot, but no cake...Mommy's homemade chicken pot pie is her's a tradition. 

Lots of supplies...and pink...always pink. Oh, and the entire series of The King of Queens on dvd as requested.

Have a wonderful weekend...stay safe...and happy!

Enjoy the day,

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A new number for Annie

Twenty six years ago today, one month early, weighing a little over four pounds and sporting an extra 21st chromosome, our Annie came into our lives. 
In the photo above, "Elizabeth Anne" wears my family's Christening gown. We had to wait several months for the big day...until the dress was a reasonable fit. You'd never know, looking at those chubby cheeks and dimpled fingers, just how tiny she was when she arrived.

When she was four, Annie was given a sweet, brown dog for her birthday. She immediately named him Clancy. They soon became the best of friends...inseparable. 

They still are.

Happy Birthday, Annie!

You are my are your Daddy's little girl! We love you more each day and are so proud of you. You bring us great joy.

And...Happy Birthday, Clancy!

Enjoy the day,

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Thirty years ago today...

He brought me these this morning...all on one stem...fresh from our yard. He said there is a rose for each decade...and a bud for the next...imagine...a lawyer poet.

Happy Anniversary, Mr. M.!

Enjoy the day,

Monday, August 6, 2012

...a little birdie

I found a very old sampler on ebay not too long ago. It is in pretty bad shape around the fact, in some places there are no edges. I bought it for the bird...and the words in the very center. amazes me that anything so fragile survived these many, many years.  "In the year of our Lord", don't you love it?

And...the bird has polka dots!

I'll leave this sampler unframed because I like how it drapes.  

Have a great week!

Enjoy the day,