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!
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 mind...it's always a bit unnerving.
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 choice...it's a tradition.
Lots of owls...art supplies...and pink...always pink. Oh, and the entire series of The King of Queens on dvd as requested.
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 heart...you are your Daddy's little girl! We love you more each day and are so proud of you. You bring us great joy.
I found a very old sampler on ebay not too long ago. It is in pretty bad shape around the edges...in fact, in some places there are no edges. I bought it for the bird...and the words in the very center.
1808...it 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.