Thursday, July 24, 2014

Grocery Shopping for ‘Good Fences’!

So we’re on the way to the grocery store! Put your seatbelt on! Do you have ice packs in the cooler?

We’ll turn here and this is what we see.


I know, it’s not new. We see it every time we go to the grocery store.


But it’s unique!

The trees look beautiful at the grocery store.


A whole row of them in front!


Time to drive back home so I’ll get one more photo out the side window!


Yes, it’s a firewood stacked fence. (we don’t use a whole lot of firewood here in Florida so it’s ‘repurposing’!)

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

How much firewood do you have stacked at your house? lol

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sewing Projects “Big and Small”

I have had such fun making animals and dolls that I had to MAKE myself go back to a project I started a couple of months ago.


I made one pillow cover out of the fabric I got at the thrift store. It was the last project I did on my Bernina and it was ‘acting up’ while I was sewing.

Now I have a new Brother sewing machine and have been sewing up a storm.

So I finally made the second pillow cover.


When I sat down in my recliner to load the photos on my computer, this was my view.


They look nice, I think.

Lots of ‘smaller’ projects to share soon!


(a glimpse)

Enjoy your day!Sun

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Fairy Tale Princess

That would be me. Well, that’s what I always dreamed of being….and still do.

And my dream came true when I met ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in my very own storybook.


When I took part in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party HERE, I visited many of the other party goers.

I entered a giveaway at CASTLES N CROWNS FAIRY TALE PHOTOGRAPHY HERE and was one of the winners.

She designed this storybook adventure with an old photo of ME as the character that meets Alice.


Here’s what Tricia wrote, “In "Diane's Story: Diane Meets Alice", the little girl leaves her own black and white storybook world and enters the colorful Wonderland, where she meets Alice and her friends.”

Wishing you well with Fairy Tale Blessings, Tricia
Castles N Crowns Fairy Tale Photography

Visit her blog HERE

and expect to be DELIGHTED!


I’m joining

Amaze me Monday

Make it Pretty Monday and

Brenda for Tweak it Tuesday

and Ivy and Elephants.

Have you ever dreamed of being a fairy tale Princess? Who would you like to meet?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mirrors and fairies…oh my!

I found the prettiest little mirror at the Hospice Thrift Store last week.


I used the App Waterlogue for IPADS to create this watercolor.


A couple of years ago, I won a gift certificate from Bella Rosa Antiques and I chose a beautiful blue mirror. They have wonderful vintage items that you can order online HERE.


Anyway, this small mirror reminded me of the one I have and when I looked for the box from the other one, they were the same design.


Isn’t that fun?


Maybe I’ll start a ‘new collection’!


I’m joining Beautiful Sunday

Mosaic Monday

Amaze me Monday

Make it Pretty Monday

Brenda for Tweak it Tuesday

and Ivy and Elephants. 


I love pretty things on my dresser, don’t you?

Friday, July 18, 2014

Another week, Another stack of books!

I love checking out a big stack of books at the library.


I don’t always read every one of them but this week I did finish a couple and updated my Goodreads page on my sidebar.


I am loving the Maisie Dobbs mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear. Elegy for Eddie is my favorite one so far.


We also watched ‘Endeavour’ and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m glad PBS is still producing this series! YAY!!!

I’m joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday.


What are you reading this week?

Any good movies you would recommend?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beautiful Fences

Not all fences are created equal.


This was taken near our house at one of the horse farms. It’s beautiful, don’t you think?

But how many white fences do you need?


(also taken near our house

through the windshield while I was driving!)


I won’t ask how beautiful you think these are! heehee!

At least you can tell we’re having gorgeous weather this week! I hope you are, too!

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It’s “I need a new post” Tuesday!

I’ve had such fun with ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party this year. Thanks so much Vanessa! I don’t want to return to ‘real’ life!

Can I stay in fairyland just a little while longer?


Have you seen this movie about Walt Disney and the creator of Mary Poppins?


”Saving Mr. Banks”

We watched it over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. The best movie we’ve watched in a long time…one I would like to buy and watch again and again!


Today I forced myself to clean my sewing area to put things away that are piling up start fresh with my new ideas.


Last week, I went to the thrift store and found these vintage sewing notions.


Lace trim…


colorful binding…


and even a big Tupperware container to use for ribbons and trim that I use in my sewing.(I see 25 marked on some of these but they were all in a gallon size ziplock for 50 cents TOTAL; binding, buttons, and other bits and bobs.)


I already had these wicker sewing baskets to help organize.


This is the smallest embroidery hoop I’ve ever seen!


Do you want to go back to fairyland with me?


I’ll pour the tea or would you rather have coffee? Rainbow

Saturday, July 12, 2014

“Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll

Join Alice and her forest friends for a magical tea!


Alice wondered which door to go through but didn’t have time to explore. She was more interested in the treats to eat and books to read.


Bunnies to visit…


Mice to play with…


And sweet treats!


Do you need a cup for your tea?


Time to travel through the looking glass.


What will we see?


Look closely!





Wait a little more…

Couldn’t we just meet in the lanai with the 3 bears and read “A Sleepy Story”?


What’s the worst thing that can happen?


Snow White

has taken over the photo shoot?


Oh, well! Everyone is welcome at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party today!


And we’re ALL joining Vanessa HERE !

Beautiful Sunday

Mosaic Monday

Amaze me Monday

Make it Pretty Monday and

Brenda for Tweak it Tuesday

and Ivy and Elephants.


This book was published in 1946.


(And yes, I made Alice, the mouse in the cupboard and the bears in the lanai!)


Tea anyone?