Friday, April 29, 2016

Manic about RBD GINGHAM! a New Tammy....



I finished her in the early afternoon yesterday...
now she is a perfect addition to my stitching setting...
I chose the 1 inch gingham from RBD and it really is a beaut..
I hand quilted the Lady.....now the weekend has begun
for us, so I will be staining our deck this weekend
if weather permits...

So no more stitching till Monday...
have a delightful weekend...

Monday, April 25, 2016

Back to painting AGAIN! ( and riot boys update)


Last year I picked this wee cup and saucer at an auction and got my paint and started spraying...
then I reached for my RBD gingham and made this wee lamp...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Don't know about you but I need a BOOST.... and for dessert YOU have got to see this..


You ask what keeps me going, ???
I will tell you...
it is not just 1 thing but many....
 #1 I exercise 6 x a week, ( 1 hour each day)
#2 I drink plenty of water 1/2 my weight in OUNCES of water each day.
#3 I eat these! formula below...
#4 ohhhh and I have about 3 cups max of coffee a day..
not all at once...Ü

Monday, April 18, 2016

I have a crush on you Ms YELLOW Gingham...

Now who is surprised by that statement?

...if you have been following me for any time or have seen the decor in our home, you would know you can count on me to always be working on something GINGHAM. ( and apparently lots of yellow gingham) 

And I blame this all on this woman...My Nanny...Her home too was decorated in gingham... Her kitchen in the summer was always decorated in yellow gingham curtains and in the winter, she had a deep blue gingham.  She also wore a lot of gingham....And you wonder how our family can influence our passions in life.? I am now totally convinced, GINGHAM will always be part of my life... It certainly was in hers and she lived till she was 106... ( in this pic she was in her mid 80's)



Thursday, April 14, 2016

Some Downton revisiting.....and Riot Boys joining me for a photo shoot.



I picked up this poster print of Downton Abbey, we have a theatre room with 
posters of movies that mean something to us...We have Ghost, Titanic and now 
Downton Abbey ( ok, so this was a series) 
to add to our collection.... I have them all plack mounted,
inexpensive and they have a nice flat finish- so easy to wipe down...

I also had this small black and white of the characters upstairs and downstairs
as a reminder...LIKE I am ever going to forget them... that one is only 8 x 10
so you can see the poster print is quite large...

I have the DVD's a couple books and that is it for this chapter of something
David was happy to share with me...
Ohhhh I have a mug too....... had to go back up to take another photo...
Here is the D.A. Mug too...

Ok, that does it .... I think I supported D.A. in due diligence!

Let me shed some LIGHT for you...

If by any chance you have not heard or experienced STELLA lighting,
you would not be the first. I was introduced to them a couple of years ago, and can I say
 my stitching, my sight has never been better.
I can sit for hours under their Stella, as you can switch from a 3 distinctive hues
of light. When your eyes are tired there is a really soft light that still allows you 
to add those few  extra stitches...
WEllll after years of Ott lites, and for the time they were distinctive,
but the STELLA is a far reach into the future ....and they are pretty lights too.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The SECRET will be revealed in 1 more day...

or can I....Have you heard of Julian Fellowes's new ground breaking project? Well I had not either...but I was scanning for a new period book to read, when I came across this.. It will be starting this month sometime...

( this is the fellow who wrote Downton Abbey)

Love sharing something that is so new....only a few thousand so far even know about it.....
Well I am sure we can change that wink... from yesterday at 5,000+ they are now up to 19,000+

UPDATE ON THE RICHES BALL.... 1 more day to Go

Check out his Facebook page HERE you can sign up to get the first installment FREE, should you like this unique way of listening or reading a new series ....than sign up for 13.99 US. Quite a deal when you think of it...you cannot purchase a NEW BOOK this cheap...




Friday, April 8, 2016

we need a WHOOPIE treat...what you will say- when you try these!




I am more than a stitcher and kitty keeper....
I bake too. Love to bake in fact.