Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Gingerbread Christmas

Gingerbread boys and a gingerbread angel brighten my kitchen. Forgot to show you my gingerbread dishes bought years ago. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a wonderful turkey day. I'll be at my daughter's house today and bringing a spiral ham, sweet potato cassarole and pumpkin strussel pie. Yum! I forgot to add the 1/2 tsp. salt. At least it looks good! lol

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

The little gobblins are all dressed up but having a bad hair day. I hope everyone gets a lot of good treats! Happy Halloween

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Christmas Greetings

Getting ready for my Christmas craft shows. I sell a lot of my handpainted "word" pillows and this was just part of my wholesale order! Now to get busy on my own stuff.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sewing and Painting

Yesterday I painted 19 ornaments. I still have dozens to do!
All finished. Yea!

Make-up bags and tissue cozies waiting to be sewn.

This is just a little of my fabric stash.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Birthday Party Tablescape

Forgot to show my table decorated with a fall theme. I was able to fit 10 ladies around it. I kept my rooster from Carolina Pottery, and candlesticks from Hobby Lobby in place and just changed out the candles. I added the pumpkins and sprays which I already had in my stash. What you didn't see was my handpainted sunflower goblets from Tuesday Morning, and red and yellow dishes since I served buffet style.

The silver tea service on the buffet was my mothers. She bought it at an auction in NC in 1956. I also used her sterling silver flatware. She would have been 101 today. She lived to be 95 and passed away in 2003. Happy Birthday, Mom.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Birthday Cake

Ta Da! And finally, the birthday cake.

Ready for lunch. Oh, and we had quiche and salad for lunch Helping a couple of ladies with their bookmarks. That's me in the middle.

Birthday Party

September 23rd was my birthday, so I decided to throw myself a party - well somebody had to do it! After all, it was a pretty big one, so may as well embrace it. I wanted to make it special for my friends, so made most of the favors, bingo prizes and the decorated bags. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

God Bless America

I wanted to share this photo with you. Our next door neighbor's son returned home from Iraq last week and his parents made this impressive banner to welcome him home.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I'm back..................

I've been away from Blogland so long I almost forgot how to post. Had a busy summer and got lazy about keeping up my blog, not that anyone is reading it yet! LOL
My friend from AZ visited me the end of July and this was a quilt displayed at the Knoxville Quilt Show. It's made entirely out of yoyos. Wonder who he is????????
Then my husband had two back surgeries within a week. After being away from home for three weeks he is doing a lot better and trying to get back to normal. His three brothers came to visit, two from PA and the other from Ohio.
Now that fall is almost here I'm getting busy for my craft shows. Will show you some of my new items soon. Hugs, Karen

Sunday, July 19, 2009

It was a beautiful cool morning at the farmer's market yesterday. We even had entertainment. Then went blueberry picking. Of course we had blueberry cobbler for dessert last night.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ah, sweet summer. This is my idea of gardening - flowers and plants that return every year.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

You Say Tomato, I Say..........

The hubby is so proud of his vegetable crop he asks me to take pictures every year. He only has a few plants but the tomatoes have been plentiful. The tomato pie was interesting, especially since I didn't use a crust. Trying to save calories, but we could have eaten it with a spoon!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Independence Day

Welcome to my blog. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend.