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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Wishes

September . . .
one of the loveliest times of the year:)
 Today is my birthday . . .
I am 70 years YOUNG today:)
Thankful for each and every year.
Some were very hard 
and some were more of a breeze,
but each one gave me choices and changes to grow 
in my faith and my character.
I'm not where I want to be with that,
but I'm not where I used to be either.
I guess I'm like the Sunflower . . .
Stretching out toward the "Son" 
and praying for more growth each day.
I need it!
  Look at this  . . .
it's huge and was so heavy.
I wish that I would have thought to weigh it:)
It was sweet, but still pink on the inside,
I should have let it mature a little longer.
 On our way home from church on Sunday,
we stopped at Jo-Ann's.
My Steve asked me if I would make him 
a Christmas quilt for his Christmas present
 this year.
This photo is right out of the dryer.
I know they say that you don't have to 
prewash your fabric anymore,
but I still do.
How about you, do you prewash?


So I've started by paper piecing these.

If I don't have an evening project,
I fall asleep in front of the TV.
Paper piecing is one of my favorite 
evening things to do:)

 I've been enjoying my zinnias and sunflowers
and will hate to see them leave 
when our first frost comes.

Every season brings with it 
new pleasures.
Our weather has started cooling down
with cool evenings that carry into crisp mornings.
Our weekend was filled with several
rain showers :)
We have been needing rain for so long.
The last really good rain was in May.
I had to look back in my garden journal 
to know that.
What do you enjoy most about September?

Have a lovely week
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sisiter,
Connie :)

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Shopping The Thrift Stores

Check out this antique paper cutter.
I purchased it at the Goodwill for $7.99.
Here it is setting on a shelf in my art barn.
After finding it I had to Google it
and found one just like it on 
Ebay for $65.00.
I also purchased this shelf for $10.
See it in the corner painted blue.
It is perfect for all my
messy paint supplies :)
In between being busy around here,
I have managed a few hours this week
to steal away to the art barn 
to work on this quilt.

It has been one of those quiet weeks . . .
I love weeks when there is 
time to steal away and just enjoy 
the stillness of hand stitching.

Here's wishing you all time to do
the things you enjoy.
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Keep Smiling!
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Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cowboy Coffee

Do you remember this?
It was a gift from our dear friends. 

 Steve wanted a better way to display it . . 
so he bought some horseshoes
at the feed store and welded them together

 To make this hanger:)

Then I decoupaged these two pictures
to plywood . . .
cut them out on the band saw
and added them to his 
garage bay kitchen wall.  

Keep Smiling! 

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)