Burlap and Lace Valentine Hoop!

  Smiles Everyone, I’ve been playing with some Valentine decorations for above my buffet. I love fabric hoops, have several from my brief quilting days, and finished one. I’m moving in to my booth this week so don’t know if I’ll be able to finish the other 3 any time soon. I’m so excited about moving in!  Yippee! Have some… Read More

A Dream Come True!

Smiles Everyone, I’m so EXCITED!  Yep doing the happy dance! Let me share a little bit before I share the sweet part. I was lucky enough to take an early retirement last March! I mean everyone thinks about retiring, right. A time we all think about, not working, just living the “good” life. I didn’t realize I could be happy,… Read More

Valentine LOVE Sign!

Smiles Everyone, Boy we got hit with snow the last few days – Yipee!  It gave me plenty of time to create! Last night it rained like crazy, and melted all the gorgeous snow – The weather has given me the time to Create! A Valentine LOVE Sign! Here’s how I made it… Using a very large quilters hoop, 27″… Read More

Thursday’s Treasures – Roses

Smiles Everyone, I scored some fabulous treasures this week thrifting –  and I have some exciting news I’ll be sharing with you soon! Headed out looking for wall art finds.  Didn’t have anything in mind – and hoped something would hit me! My theme unfolded at the GW store! I spotted this gorgeous Rose plate which was made in Italy,… Read More

Valentine Heart Pillow..

Smiles Everyone, Today I finished my first Valentine’s project. Since I love to sew I decided to  start with a pillow. This pillow could easily be done without sewing. This is the fabric I had in my stash pile.  For the body of the pillow I used white  lining fabric. I used a 16″ pillow form, so I cut out… Read More

What A Difference A Day Makes!

Smiles Everyone, Yesterday was a beautiful day… It was 52°, here in Midwestern Illinois, unbelievable!  In case your wondering, this is Laid Back Bo, our beautiful pawfect family member. The weather forecast for today, is a winter weather watch, 4-6 inches of snow expected with high winds… Bo looks a little surprised doesn’t he? Our  pond has frozen over in… Read More

Nifty Thrifty Finds!

Smiles Everyone, WEEE WE WE WEEEEEEEE, WE WE WE WEEEEEEEE! You know the Geico pig commerical that WEEEEE’s all the time? That’s how I feel when I head out thrifting. I’ve wanted a bed spring for a while, found this one with the twig snowballs included, great for my winter vignette. A vintage set (Japan) winter themed small plates, $2.50… Read More

Comfy Winter Mantel..

Smiles Everyone, We hubs just finished taking down all the Christmas decorations. He’s lucky that it was 30° warm here so all the outside decorations are put away too! Eeekkk!!!! My mantel is looking so bare! I don’t want to rush into Valentine’s decor just yet, I want to enjoy winter for awhile since it’s my favorite time of the… Read More