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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Wishes

September . . .
one of the loveliest times of the year:)
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 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!
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  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.
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 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.

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Every season brings with it 
new pleasures.
Our weather has started cooling down
with cool evenings that carry into crisp mornings.
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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.
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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 :)