Monday, July 21, 2014

Loving Summer

 As I type this I feel as if I am being serenaded by the trees. A breeze blowing through the leaves, causing them to sing and dance. 

The bees are about their day going from bloom to bloom.
Enjoying the shade from the willow trees, still looking a bit rough from her long winter.
A bird house lovingly made by a granddaughters hands.
Beautiful noise surrounds me, the creek gurgling near by.  

"Did you ever think how a bit of land shows the character of the owner?"
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Sounds of laughter as little ones play and splash.

First harvest of lavender, mint, oregano and flowers for my table.
I love to watch the robins.  They seem to always have a smile on their face.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

No Place Like Home

Yesterday I took my parents into the city.  For this little country girl it can be a bit stressful.  In my little town there are no stop lights, no one way streets and very few cars to contend with.  When I go into the city I usually come home with a headache.  I think it must be the air pollution from car exhausts and stress.  My skin even feels dirty and I find myself washing my hands more often through out the day while I am there.  

The best thing about going into the city is coming back home!

I am very thankful for where I live. Most mornings I step out onto the front porch and breath in the fresh crisp, clean morning air and I listen.....
I can hear birds singing their greetings one to another.  A cow mooing from across the valley.  A rooster crowing from somewhere across town.  The creek gurgling as it makes it's way down the hill. 
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Spring Fever

It is a beautiful rainy day here in our little valley.  I love it when the clouds are so low that you can't see the mountains across town.  The snow has been melting like crazy and it is very muddy.  Where I live the road is not paved, so I have to drive through a "pond" to go to town.  Things look pretty blah here but I did see a little green peaking out from under my Mums.

 I have been looking through pictures of our yard and came across this one taken from the deck of our guest house. I am longing for green!  Can't you just smell the greenness of this!  Freshly mown grass, just breath it in......... 
One of the side effects of Spring fever is that it brings on a cleaning frenzy.  I have been organizing, pitching and giving away boxes of junk treasures.   
My sewing room has been a big project, but it is finally starting to come together.  This is my scrapbooking/stamping corner.  

 I came across this while cleaning. I started making a rag rug to put under Sophie's dish.  Jelly Rolls are perfect for making rag rugs.  I take one strip from the jelly roll and cut it into 3 strips.  Each strip is about 1" wide.  This will be a perfect project to work for a rainy day, like today!

God Bless,

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Longing For Summer

As the sun ends it's journey in the western sky, our little valley will be illuminated as if a flash light were turned on. It's rays blasting through the trees, leaving dancing shadows on the grass. As you look across the garden you can see hundreds of bugs flying, like sparkles drifting through the air. The coolness of the evening settles in, and a quietness envelopes the valley.

Longing for Summer,

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Glimpse Into My Sewing Room

When I was a little girl about 12 years old my neighbors had an estate yard sale.  I still remember it to this day because of all the wonderful old things that I saw there.  I even remember what I bought.  I found a wonderful old knitting stand.  You know, the cloth bag that hangs on a frame.  I also found a very long wooden crochet hook with 2 hooks on each end and a pair of stork shaped sewing scissors.  I still grieve for the loss of those little scissors.

My Mom had a round pink princess sewing basket.  I would spend hours taking everything out, picking out all the lint, organize the thread and sorting through all those wonderful buttons.

I am drawn to old things.  Especially old sewing baskets and stands.  
They just seem to call to me with their feminine colors,
their silky interiors and their wonderful shapes and sizes.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Knitting, Sewing and a Little Fall Decor

 It is supposed to be rainy all week.  I love this kind of weather!  I love the smell of the wet ground and leaves.  
What fun the girls have had raking them up and jumping in them!
I have been working on a few hats lately.  So relaxing to set by the wood stove, listening to the wood crack and pop with knitting in hand.
I started a Fall table runner this last week with hopes of having it done by Thanksgiving.
A little Fall decorating around My Little Corner

Have a wonderful week!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fall Cleaning, Tweaking the Book Cases

Firing up the wood stove in the Fall seems to bring out the nesting genes.  I spent an afternoon tweaking the book cases in our living room.

This is a built in that my husband made about 25 years ago.  The role top used to house our T.V.
I donated the T.V. last year to our local nursing home.  We just didn't watch it much.  It now holds games and puzzles.  The bottom half holds wood all nicely tucked away and out of sight.
I made this little quilt last year to hide the electrical plug and any cords that are plugged into it. 
Found a sweet little picture at a garage sale.
A few years back I bought binders to keep all of our music and movies in.  Each binder is labeled.  Sure takes up less space than all those cases!
Book case number 2.  I try to keep all the books in some of form of category.  Craft book's
all together, kids books moved within easy reach of little hands etc.
Still tweaking the top.  Any suggestions?????
One of my favorite Longaberger baskets.
A Longaberger booking basket holding some little photo albums. 
Longaberger medium gathering baskets hold some crafty projects waiting to be finished.

If you enjoy looking at other tweaking projects then head on over to Cozy Litte House and have a look around.