Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July 2015


We 're having my brother and his wife over for supper today.   

I hurt my right hand (thumb) vacuuming - it's been a mess ever since I took a two day (five hours each) motorcycle course on my Vespa scooter way back in 2010.   

My Vespa had very thick handlebars.  

My hands just couldn't take the stretch that long.


  Now I'm trying to do stuff one handed.  

Luckily dinner's (country ribs) in the crock pot, table was set yesterday along with cutting up the watermelon and strawberries.    

So glad I planned ahead and kept it simple. 


I love that crocheted mail box.  

And, no, it's not ours.  

Neither is this lovely home. 

All photos above are from Pinterest.  


This is our front door.

Sorry for the crooked picture.

It was taken one handed.  


At least we got our Red, White and Blue banner hung.



                                    Wishing you all a safe and happy Independence Day.
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Two Crocheted Stool Covers

Another cute crocheted stool cover.


I actually crocheted this one first in yellow, red and country blue yarns.


The pattern, Crocheted Flower Medallion, is free and can be found (here).



Don't they look cute together?


So true…ah…retirement…finally time to do what I want.


Details on these stool covers can be found under my Ravelry projects (here).

Maybe you would like to try one?

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Poppies in the Field


This is a close up of the canvas art work I purchased at Target recently.

You can kind of see how it is textured with oil paints on the canvas.


Well, yesterday I got out the leveler and Command Strips and hung the two pieces over our new fabric headboard in our Master Bedroom.

I centered the two pieces right above the middle section of our headboard and marked the center lines and level lines with chalk.


I used two Command Strips…one on each upper corner.

These canvases are not heavy.


I let the Command Strips set for over an hour and then popped the pieces in place.

We still need to purchase new bedside tables for our Master Bedroom since we took apart our old 1980s Oak bed frame unit with the two towers, light bridge and low headboard with mirrors.

I would love to find some Danish ones and I know where there is a Danish store in PA but not here in Ohio.  


I love the pop of red with the touches of yellow.

We love our new fabric King size headboard and frame and Beauty Rest mattress that we purchased from Macy's.

It's so comfortable and when we need to sit up more in bed this headboard really gives us nice support.

Although we love the king size mattress…my goodness it is heavy!

On the plus side it is so heavy it doesn't move around at all but on the negative side I can't even lift it up to put the sheets and blanket on.  Luckily I can slide the sheets and blanket on or we would be in trouble.  



I'm so happy I saw these at Target!

I have custom drapes and fabric shades ordered for our Master Bedroom and Bath, one of our Jack & Jill Bedrooms and fabric shades for our lower level bedroom too.

This is only the second time we have had custom drapes.

If you remember, we had the blue toile drapes, valances (here) and curtains (here) in our Master Bedroom and Bath in our previous PA home.

I'm going with different fabrics in our OH home.

This time we decided to line all window treatments with dark out fabric so we will always have a nice dark room to sleep in regardless of the time of day.  


It's a beautiful day here (finally after a strange day yesterday with dark clouds and rain off and on all day) and I'm sitting out on our screened in porch.

It's so nice sitting here listening to the birds and drinking my morning coffee before I start the day's activities and errands.  

I haven't seen any deer this morning but we have a doe with her two little ones that come through our wooded area behind our home quite often. 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting me! 


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