Saturday, July 14, 2018

He BroughT me Flowers.......


..... It doesn't happen as often as it used to.... Something a little sad about that... But on the other hand when it does happen it makes them all the more special... thank you baby... 

.......this past month the theme for the PostCard Swap with Eileen has been Fingerpainting!!   Now while Eileen's PostCard was gloriously fingerpainted almost in its entirety I only did one little spot of fingerpainting on the one i sent to her... Can you pick it out..? Yep.. the flowers...lol This PostCard is zipping its way to Eileen as we speak.. :)  



Now the theme for June was 'Royalty'   ... And this is the PostCard i sent to Eileen.... 'Cat's Rule'!!! lol   I tried my hand at embossing for the first time... the cat and the butterflies are heat embossed. The crown and pillow are part of the label from a whiskey bottle...lol 



Here's some close ups... 

I hope you've had a fabulous week. I'll be buy to check up on you! See you at the T party!! Hugs! deb

Thursday, July 12, 2018

SunShower.........


..... its been a long time since i've seen a sunshower.... You?  What a pretty thing it is... 

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..........we could use waaay more rain than this sunshower will provide but beggars cannot be choosers... or so i've always heard....

..........we will take what we can get... and be thankful... Popcorn storms as i call them are popping up everywhere this afternoon and one of them found us.........  thank you.... Hugs! deb

Monday, July 9, 2018

Look Who Came to T!! ......


.........Isn't he the most adorable little guy???!! I was making little kissing noises and he would stop and look at me... 


.....First time i've seen him up on the deck.... He has many names... 'Chip' , 'Dale', 'Alvin', ' Simon', 'Theodore'...lol   


He sure gets around.... or maybe there's more than one... :)  



Filling those little cheeks....


Pssst... hey .. do you think that guy was trying to keep us out of here??? 



Hey.... do you think we should tell him it's a lost cause.... Violet..if your visiting... Its another failure.... lol  Actually hub's has revamped it yet again from this photo and they STILL get up..  It's still us against the squirrrels and crows.. And they are definitely winning... 


Look what happened over the weekend!!! Woot woot!!! Now my island matches my countertops.. 

We still need to trim it out.. and make it look pretty but wow! Isn't it just awesome??!! It went on alot easier than we were imagining.. thank goodness.. Just some spray adhesive and a big heavy brayer.. so far so good..  I hope the Dove at the birdbath and cute little Chippie and the Pesky Squirrels eating birdseed will suffice for my T party requirements as i have no drink photo handy this week.. I'm so glad you stopped by and i'll be around to visit you soon... Happy T day Hugs! deb

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Don't you just LOVE new Experiences...

I love new experiences don't you???  Living in Arkansas and working on the house for almost three years we've barely taken time to breathe much less search out new experiences...Our relationship is at its best  when we are traveling , exploring... finding and doing new things.. We are each other's best friend , we enjoy each other's company... And i hadn't realized just how much that had been missing from our lives until the evening of July 4th.. 

Hubs wanted to go out with our neighbors in the boat to see the fireworks from the water.......   sigh ........ now you know me.. i don't do Summer.... i hibernate... Hot, sticky, buggy... thats just not me....  But sometimes i feel like i'm the real 'party  pooper'  and i don't like to be that person...  So i sucked it up and went with a smile plastered to my face.... 

We went early.. like 6pm... slathered in sunscreen... (i'm the only one wearing sunscreen)  with an ugly straw hat on... ( I'am so not a hat person...look terrible in them )   fishing poles in tow.. cooler full of drinks and off we went... Our neighbor raced the boat really fast across the lake and slowed when we came to a quiet little channel... And once we figured out how 4 people fish off a little boat without killing each other...well.... 

.....life slowed down... It was actually a little cooler out on the water... I had a hard time keeping track of my bobber... (yes i fish with a bobber)   i was too busy looking at the beautiful shoreline thinking how i'd like to paint that... watching the dragonflies and damselflies... one sat on my bobber for ages.. little silver minnows flipping up out of the water.. plip.. plip .. plip... and it was just quiet.. peaceful... and i enjoyed it very much.. It wasn't long before the sun was at such an angle that it wasn't baking me.. 

.. the fact that i caught three perch had nothing to do with it...lol   As the sky darkened we headed for the middle of the lake and waited... the boat gently rocking.. water lapping its sides.. A few birds flew over... and one by one the stars came out... I haven't seen that many stars in a LONG time... Living in  the pines i don't see many stars..  

The fireworks were spectacular!  and reflecting off the water was like getting 2 for 1...  I've been in very few boats in my life and never fishing in a boat. I always fish from the shore.. And i've never seen fireworks from a boat... All new experiences... I think there will be more new experiences in the near future.. Infact i think i'll make a point of it... Hope you had a happy 4th!! Hugs! deb

PS The picture in header  and on this post is well.... just because i like it and i'm thinking of making more like it... lol  

Monday, July 2, 2018

Let's Do T..............


Hi Everybody!!! Its time for T again!! Have you had a good week? i hope so.....


I finally bought what i needed to fix my clock.... Found this clock just before i left CA and left it in the box for the move to AR..Recently just took it out of the box and guess what...? It didn't work!! Figures.... So after much trying by hubby to get it going we just bought a new mechanism and new arms and gonna see if we can fix it... Isn't it pretty?! I just love it.. 


Above is where i left you last week on the mosaic tile... I'm so glad so many of you liked my Insomnia coffee mug... :) A family member sent it to me from Oregon... 

..... And this is where i'm at today with the tile... 


I've been cutting many tiles in half... the more i do it the better i'm getting at it... 


I was beginning to worry about running out of tile... and Hobby Lobby doesn't carry this color any more so i wanted to come up with something to take up some space in the center... AND i wanted to make them a little unique... a little more... 'me'... So i used air dry clay and a mold and made some faces...  Grouting will probably happen this week.. Has me a little nervous.. very little experience . So cross your fingers.. You might like to know that when i bought these supplies many moons ago in Tx they were going to top my 4x4 posts on the steps going up to the porch.. um.. yeah well... So now i'am just making them into something decorative.. See the 4x4's in the background in the above pic... they are going on there.. The 4x4's are cut to different heights... and i will sit it outside by my front door... thats the plan anyway.. :)


This is where i left you on the painting.. ....



...and this is where i'm at... slow but sure.... Making the leaves curve around the circle openings is going to be challenging... Probably part of the reason this is taking so long.. i'm procrastinating...lol 

And ........ finally ive been working on staining the door to my craftroom... getting all those window panes has not been fun... procrastination lives there too.. lol    But i will NOT procrastinate coming around to visit Elizabeth and everyone for T ! See you soon!!! Hugs! deb