Wednesday, July 30, 2014

August Kitchen Window

August...are you kidding me? It's August? 

I have not been posting...or commenting lately. I have been having a little "wing" trouble.  Rotator cuff...impingement...frozen shoulder...Ouch! I've been trying to rest my arm, hoping it will mend. 

I have, however, been getting a little doll making in...I sew by hand and, luckily, it doesn't hurt to do so. And, of course, could not let August make an entrance without a new window scape.

A few of my favorite collections joined forces this month. Shooner redware...early tin bird cookie cutters...and green ivy. Indoor plants are so great for the health of your home...they filter a lot of bad stuff.

This sweet little lad is by the talented Kolene Spicher. He is an original watercolor and I was so happy to add him to my folk art collection. Kolene painted the frame as well.

He is holding a book...about birds. Perfect!

My paternal grandmother was a lover of birds, and I'm sure that love was passed directly to me. Well, that and my name.

Love this diminutive early cutter...barely two inches high.

The flock gathered in an old caddy painted a wonderful old mustard color.

A Shooner bank decorated with two birds.

I like birds. I like this August window. 

 Hoping my wing heals soon so I can get back to visiting you all.

I hope you are all enjoying the fleeting days of summer. Hope you are making lots of memories with those you love. 

Have a wonderful and safe week!

Enjoy the day,

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's not easy being green...

We have left summer behind and moved to the season of the witch.'s not an easy color to be.

Especially when your nose is long...and twisted like a tree root. She will be one of those girls that folks describe as, "attractive...but not in a conventional way".

She seems relaxed and at peace with that description. She's hoping the dress will be her redemption. I see a velvet pumpkin in her future and I immediately recall the words of my favorite Henry..."I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion". Hmmm....

Henry David Thoreau...succinct and eloquent...a rare breed.

Have a great week!

Enjoy the day,

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Annie makes the news!

Annie gave our friends, Sheila and Gene, a beautiful stained glass star while we were in Orlando a few weeks ago. In the center there is a photo of them at the Florida Bar Convention last year. We have given several of these stars as gifts and they are always a big hit. 

Annie and Mr. Gene are also appearing here this month...!OpenDocument 

You have to scroll down to the photo on the lower right of the page and then click on "Pettis bestows..."

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Enjoy the day,