Wednesday, August 31, 2011

And the winner is....

....Roberta from Cottonwood Lane Primitives!
Shoot me an email Roberta!
Thanks to all who entered, I think I shall have another giveaway very soon!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Irene came a calling...

.....and we just now got our power back.  So I will hold the drawing tonight for the bear kit.  This means you still have time to participate if you haven't already.
Thank God, we are all safe here.  Just wayyyy too much rain and some trees down. 
School is cancelled today.
It finally quit raining
late last night and today the sky is blue and the sun is shining!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How about a "giveaway".....

....comment here and I'll enter you into a giveaway.  Post on your blog and I'll enter your name again.  What do you win?  You will win a kit to make your own "Scare Bear".  I'll include the pattern, the fur fabric, the eyes, gloves, clothing fabric, hat fabric, the wood base kit and a few other supplies.  You'll need to purchase a very small amount of things, you might even have them on hand.
He's a short, stout bear, about 14" tall made up and now here's your chance to make your own!
This giveaway will end with a drawing Saturday night (8/27).

Scare Bear.....

.....he might not be scaring mice but I sure don't see any crows around him!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Living in the state of Pennsylvania has it's advantages.  One of them being that I'm never too far from Lancaster County.  So much to see and do and buy!
On a recent excursion, I stopped at this wool store, it's a must visit and bring a drool rag!  I got the nicest handspun, hand dyed wool for my raggedies as well as some felting needles.
Hubby and I visited the Central Market in downtown for some lunch and then found a nice little bakery in Bird-in-Hand for some dessert.
Hubby opted for the fresh peach shortcake and I selected Black Forest Cake dessert.  Both were yummy!

One afternoon while strolling thru Strasburg, we passed a very old church with a verrrrry old cemetery.

Just down the street we found this old house that is being restored to it's original state.  Made me want to run home and rip down the siding on my old house and see what's underneath!  Sure needed the drool rag here!

Maybe the grass IS greener on the other side:

We never seem to get enough of the scenery while driving around, farms as far as the eye can see!

Let's not forget the over-abundance of quilt shops!  Love all that fabric! 
Can you tell how thrilled my hubby was to be dragged thru yet another fabric store?!  He's a good sport for sure, I think I'll keep him!

You must pay a visit to this shop in Intercourse, "Country Crossings".  She's got lots of great junk
both inside and out and good prices.  And she's just an all around nice person too!

And last but not least, let's not forget who lives here!  There were 3 buggies ahead of us at the traffic light!

Friday, August 12, 2011

They're baaacccckkkkk.

The migraines, they just barely left me.
Heck of a summer.......took my last pill this morning, called my Dr. to get a refill.
 Thanks be to God that there is a medicine that will help some.

I don't have time for this, there is much to be done.

Keep me in your prayers, I'll be back in a day or so......

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer fun!

Okay, don't get me wrong....summer hasn't been without it's finer moments!
Sometimes you have to stop and just smell the roses....or lillies...whatever it may be.
These are just some random shots from random events or non-events at my home or out and about.
We made this guy for our July  4th BBQ.
He sure was a hit with the kids!
My sister and niece made a TON of designer cupcakes!  This is just a small sampling.
I made everyone take them home that night....I SURE didn't need them!
A quick downpour had us all running for cover and after we were treated with this amazing rainbow.  If you click on the pic, you will notice a second one forming to the right.  Pictures cannot do this justice, we all stood in awe.
We should have a pot of gold, this rainbow ended right in the road in front of our home!
Later in the day everyone gathered around my nieces' car.....keys locked inside.
Everyone had a shot at trying to get the door open without success.
After dark we shot off our firework display and then called Triple A!
My lillies were spectacular this year, they looked artificial!
One afternoon my grandbabies presented me with freshly picked daisies and I decorated them with the flowers!
Recently me and Mr. SweetMeadows took our family out for dinner.  This picture is my daughter and her little family with new baby Gabriella, my other grandies, Sophie and Holden, and my Mom-who is also Gram and Great Gram!

And this photo below is my son and his family.  They are expecting our 4th grandbaby in Jan., their third baby.

Early one morning while everyone was still sleeping and all was quiet, this mist rolled up thru the field.  I tried to capture it with my camera but I couldn't of course, capture the movement.  I stood and watched it until it all drifted away, I was lucky my camera was close by.

I just wish summer lasted a little longer............................