Thursday, September 24, 2015

Good Fences, Good Neighbors and Good Bye!

Good bye? oh no no no!!!

But I will have to say, ‘see ya later’!


We made some adjustments on our trip to the mountains this year which meant limited internet. We didn’t realize how limited it would be until we tried it! Now I realize I can’t really do the posts I want to do or visit and comment. And I consider my blog buddies my good neighbors so I’ll miss you all. It will only be for a couple of weeks though so don’t forget about me! lol

Of course there are always advantages to staying off the computer. I’ve read 4 books and taken 4 hikes already. (and probably watched 4 old movies)


I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.


(all of these are ‘fair fences’)

Have a wonderful September! Red rose 

See you next month!

Same time, same place!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Autumn Creations for Wednesday Wee Ones!

It was so much fun to work on these pretty Fall fabrics. Thanks JoAnn!


I used a pattern from an old book of doll clothes patterns and the little overalls were way too slender for most of my dolls.


But I have a lot of different dolls in the doll room, so I put them on Rose. (I’ve had her a long time and don’t remember what brand of doll she is but she is all vinyl and very slim.)


I even found this straw hat for her to wear. (it was on a bear and he didn’t mind)


Noel needed a sunbonnet or prairie style hat so that she could go to the pumpkin patch.


And I made cloth flowers for both hats.


Off to the pumpkin patch to see what kind of colorful pumpkins we can find.


The colors of Autumn are one of my favorite things about this season.

JoAnn and I both made something from this fabric. Visit her HERE to see her latest creation.

I made these and took the pics while we were still in Florida.

I’m joining Roses of Inspiration

Cooking and Crafting with J & J

and Ivy and Elephants!


Thanks for joining us for Wednesday Wee Ones!

Don’t forget to take time to PLAY!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

NC Mountain State Fair…OH MY!

We had a fabulous day at the Fair! We decided to go on Friday and when we walked up to the entrance, they told us it was Senior Day and our admission was FREE!


The weather was gorgeous and the fair was wonderful! Look at the mountains in the background!


We watched people on the rides (many screaming their heads off) and smelled the cotton candy.

We ate free apples, peeled and cored and had chicken strips for lunch. (that’s as brave as we could be! haha)


There’s so much to share but I’ll have to be brief. I don’t want to take a break from blogging but we have limited internet right now so I’ve had to cut way back. Please excuse me if I don’t get to visit as often. I’ll catch up properly when we get back to Florida.


I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

“Primitives at the Ridge”

I didn’t even have to beg! hahaha!


We were traveling through SC when we spotted this neat very neat store. I absolutely LOVE prims and I’ve only been in a few primitive shops. (I’ve never seen one in Florida) Hubby spotted the shop and pulled right in. He was going to check his phone for emails, etc but we didn’t even have cell service there.


So I dashed inside and RAN through the store. The sweet couple that own the store were friendly and nice and told me to take as many photos as I wanted. I took just a few because I was still ‘dashing’. When you’re traveling, you don’t really like to make many stops along the way.


It was a fun diversion and I hope I get to stop when we go back through. I loved everything.


I’ll show you some pretty Fall things in my condo and what I bought soon!


Primitives…oh how I love them!


Oh and FENCES too!

I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Trip to the Farmer’s Market for Wednesday Wee Ones!

It’s such a beautiful time of year and Zeta is dressed for the farmer’s market today.


I had just enough fabric for this outfit so with the remaining small strip, I made a ruffle to go down the front of her top and put ric rac in the center.


Of course Shelia had put a crease in the pair of slacks her doll was wearing a couple of weeks ago so I ironed a crease in these too. I think it makes them look so classy.


She ‘needed’ a bag to take to the market, so I cut a piece of this burlap, folded it in half, sewed it on the sides and hand stitched a little handle.


I think this is one of my favorite outfits so far!


And my yellow mums are so pretty!


JoAnn and I both made something from this fabric. Visit her HERE to see her latest creation.

And visit Shelia at Note Songs. She is making doll clothes too!

If anyone else wants to join us, I will include a link to your blog too! Any doll post or any doll will be perfect for Wednesday Wee Ones.


I’m joining Roses of Inspiration

Cooking and Crafting with J & J

and Ivy and Elephants!

Thanks for joining us for Wednesday Wee Ones!

Don’t forget to take time to

PLAY and SING! Sun

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Mountains of NC!

It’s a beautiful time of the year to spend in the mountains of North Carolina. The air is dry and cool and the mountains are majestic.


(photo straight out of the camera!)

These were all taken from our balcony. One of the first things I did when we got here is clean the balcony furniture and load the glider with throws and pillows. I’ll spend a lot of time on the balcony with my camera close by. (we both sat out there and read our Miss Marple mysteries yesterday afternoon)


I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.


(zooming in on Mt. Pisgah)

I hope you have a beautiful weekend! We’ll be out and about enjoying our time here. I’ll be on the computer a little less but I’m anxious to keep up with your news too.


So how are you?

What’s new with you?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

‘Story Telling’

I’ve made up stories in the past but now I don’t usually take the time to write my ideas down.

I feel like there’s a story this week.


Opal is modeling her new outfit.


JoAnn and I both used the daisy fabric to create a new doll outfit for our sewing challenge. Her blog is HERE.

And Ana from A Petite Cottage has a vintage doll to show us today too! Visit her HERE!


I found a remnant of black linen and made the mini skirt first. Then I got brave and made a jacket.


It wasn’t easy but I love the way it turned out.

I’m joining Roses of Inspiration

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J

and Ivy and Elephants!


Do you read Linda Kay’s stories on Wednesday on Senior Adventures? I know I should write stories for my dolls. But where should I start? How about some help?


Opal dressed in her beautiful black linen suit, grabbed her new purse and went…


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Fun Start to the Week!

Isn’t it fun to start the week on Tuesday?


I remember when we started school the day after Labor Day and when I saw this doodle, I just had to share. View all doodles HERE.


Have a FUN day! School

School bus Learn something new! School bus

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

Thanks to all those that work so hard to make our country great.


I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and

Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday.

Have a wonderful day!


*God Bless America*

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Very LOUD Post for Fences!

Well, you’ll have to take my word for it and imagine the LOUD part of this post.


I’m not exactly a country girl. I grew up in a small town and we had a garden and my Grandmother had chickens. But I had NO idea a donkey could BRAY as loud as this one did!


He went on and on and on!

hee haw hee haw hee

Hubby got out and walked over to pet him.


So now I’m calling my hubby a burrow whisperer! haha!


Not really a pretty fence but a LOUD one!


I’m joining Tex for the

Good Fences party.