Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I have a couple of fun things to share with you. 
I won two giveaways and I want to share what two very talented ladies have sent me.
First this little notebook covered with vintage fabrics made by Rae at Raemissigman Creating a Repurpose Lifestyle.    Visit her and see what she has been creating.

Marsha from Tattered Chick made this fun spoon.   You must visit her blog and see what is happening in her world.  She is a very talented lady and has a special talent for finding wonderful vintage items and creating treasures from many of those items.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Time Spent In The Garden

I have not blogged consistently about our gardening adventures this year.  We have spent some time enjoying and working out side so I decided to catch up on what has been happening outside our doors.
Every year while visiting my favorite nurseries I check out the sale tables in late July and August.  I call the plants that I purchase "sad plants" or "rescued plants."  I bring them home at a much discounted price and try to find them a sometimes temporary home so that they can make it through the winter. I do buy a few annuals too to try to brighten up my pots.  The plant below were all rescued.

They are waiting for their new homes.
After finding open places for most of the plants throughout the yard these perennials found a new home in my "temporary rescue garden."  When they are all in one place we can make sure they are watered and watched over.  If I spread them out around the yard I may forget about them.

I will take another picture in a few weeks to see their progress.
Below are pictures i have taken over the past few weeks of the blooms I have found while wandering our yard.


Oh and of course our grand dog Lexie who was a great help while she was visiting

And Emmy enjoying the shade after playing with Lexie.
Patrick seems to be enjoying the watering, he is multi tasking by listening to a book on CD.  His little player is hiding in his apron pocket.

We had a beautiful visitor who stayed around a while, very focused on the task at hand, so I was able to get a few pictures. 

Summer is almost gone but we enjoyed a lot of its beauty while it was here. God's creation is truly amazing.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Time of Rest

A few weeks ago my husband and I had a time to go away and rest.  We headed for one of our favorite places, the Pacific ocean.
From our  rustic but cozy space we were able to sit and look at the Northwest gray skies
Watch the sun set.

Enjoy the views from the deck.

Work a couple of jig saw puzzles

Take a drive and find a few garage sales.
Twenty five cent linens, a seventy five cent little sign, twenty five cent  little glass pitcher and three dollars for the cream and sugar and little tray.  We also bought a planter for three dollars that I didn't take a picture of and I plan to fill it soon.

We took pictures of the flowers blooming on the path to the beach.

We enjoyed walking on the beach.
Fording streams.

And looking at the clouds.

I am thankful for restful times like this.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Don't Forget Bowls With Borders

Don't forget to visit Sew We Quilt to see today's list of people participating in the Bowls with Borders Blog Hop!

More projects to see every day until August 28th. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day Six Bowls With Borders Blog Hop

I had a lot of fun working on my Bowls with Borders project for this Blog Hop.   Today is my day to share my project with you!
Thank you to Regina who shared her pattern with us.  Thank you to Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt and Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for organizing this hop.

After receiving the pattern in my email I gathered my fabrics.

I then began paper piecing which is pretty new for me.

Three bowls stacked, should I make a small stack?

A few more.

Up to fourteen bowls here and I decided to add a few more. 
 I stopped when I had eighteen bowls.

With an ice cream sundae and a cherry on top.

I knew that I was going to use some hand embroidery in this project but was not sure what I was going to do until I was inspired by two of my co-workers to add ice cream with a cherry on top.

I changed the bottom strip because the blue I had used seemed to blend in too much.  
This adventure in paper piecing and creating my own project has been great fun!

Be sure to visit the other links below and see the other projects posted today.

August 18th