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June 21, 2015

Just Catching Up...

The first thing I want to share with you is an oil painting that I found when visiting my sister this past weekend.  It is dated 1988 and is done by a Virginia artist.  If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know I love yard sales!   The name of the painting is "Miss Lucy's Yard Sale". I had just the right frame for it and it's hanging in my sewing room.  It makes me smile whenever I look at it.



My space at the antique mall now has a Facebook page and I update it whenever I add new items.  If you are on Facebook, the page is called Feedsacks and Flowers and I hope you'll visit.


I recently added several new pillows that I made.  





Perl is  grown up now and  acting like a teenager.  She no longer lets me hold or cuddle with her. She is much too busy for such nonsense.



I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am!  In a few weeks I will have a five year anniversary for my blog.  I'll definitely plan a fun giveaway for that!

May 13, 2015

Perl and Her Cute New Friend, Zoe



Yesterday Perl had a play date with a new friend.  Zoe, who is a cute little Boston Terrier, was a perfect match for her in size and stamina.


It was hilarious watching the two of them chase each other around 
the backyard!   Zoe seemed to know exactly how to nudge Perl to make her roll like a log rolling down a hill!


Perl can be a bit bossy at times, so I'm sure she's telling Zoe the rules of the game.


Perl and I thank Zoe's parents for a delicious lunch and such a fun afternoon!

April 25, 2015

Dining Room Makeover

My house was built in 1984 and I have lived in it for twenty-six years.  For almost that long, I have wanted to paint the stained woodwork that is in every room. Painting is one of my least favorite projects and I am not good at it.    A few weeks ago I found out about a retired teacher who paints, is reasonable and does a great job. She painted my dining room last week and it is beautiful. The color is Teardrop by Valspar.

Before


I have several things blooming right now and have a large area of "money plant" this year.  Please let me know if you know of anyone who would like seeds once they dry.


I have bought several pretty pieces of milk glass in the last few weeks for my shop and wanted you to see this set that is called shell pink Baltimore Pear.

shell pink creamer and sugar bowl


Perl is growing like a weed and brings me  much joy! Miss Heidi and I love her.

March 19, 2015

Welcome Spring!


We are anxiously awaiting spring at my house. Perl has been on the deck watching for it this morning.  This is her third week with us and Miss Heidi and I love her!      Everyday she makes me laugh and brings me so much joy. Heidi has adjusted very well and I seem to know when she needs a timeout from puppy antics.  I have finally been able to keep my hands off Perl for short periods of time and get some chores done.


I always enjoy my Easter decorations  because they remind me that spring is right around the corner.


If you look closely, you can see Miss Heidi's sweet  face in the mirror.  I think that's called "photo bombing".





The bandanna sums it up, don't you think?  My friend gave it to her this week and it matches her colors perfectly!

Enjoy the first day of Spring tomorrow!

March 6, 2015

It's All About PERL!



Perl arrived last Saturday and this has been the most amazing week!  I have had so much fun just holding her, taking naps with her and laughing at her cute little antics.  She's doing great with her potting training but we're having some issues with  sleeping in her crate at night.  Her vet says she has "separation anxiety" and I  am suffering from the same issue.  I can't wait to get up in the morning and take her out of her crate.  She and Miss Heidi have adjusted very well to each and Heidi even plays with her occasionally.  For the first few days, she  ignored her completely but she's coming around.

I had forgotten how much fun it is to have a puppy and it's been quite a while since I've had one with a tail!



We've had extremely cold weather and snow this week but next week is supposed to be more "springlike".  It will be so nice to get outside with the corgi girls.