Thursday, December 18, 2014

On More Time


I will truly try to stop bugging you with my Christmas photos very soon, but could not resist showing you my mantle with the Christmas stockings my Mom made for all six of her children 50-60 years ago.

I'm SO happy to have these!!


Hope you're having a wonderful Thursday!
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Even More Christmas!


This morning I went to the local nurseries in search of greens.
It didn't matter that it was freezing cold, pouring down rain/ice/sleet.
It was time to go!


I found magnolia, juniper, douglas fir. and winter berries.
It was all soaking wet and a bit frozen, so I left it in the back of my suv all day til it thawed out.


Meet Forest, my stuffed white fox.

(Beth will die laughing here and Carol will roll her eyes.)
I can't help it!
I have a new thing for taxidermy.


Even though he's been here for a while, Rose and Bella haven't noticed him.
Until tonight.
After much growling and barking, I convinced them that he's not "real" so they've moved on, thank goodness!




That's Harry, the stuffed heron.
He's been around for a long time.


The sweet antique mercury glass boot was a gift from Liz.
It's such a treasure!!


The end!
Saturday, December 6, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Yep, Christmas has definitely come to Broadway!

I haven't gone as crazy as usual.












There is more I want to do - add more live greens, including a wreath, put up some lights, decorate a few more bird cages - but I'm getting there!

And, I can't forget this guy!

Merry, Merry!
Friday, December 5, 2014

New Design



Susanna Folley
Tombstone Angel

Susanna is ready!  You can find her in my Etsy Shop now and she will be in my distributors' hands next week.  My thanks to Phyllis Lundy for stitching the model so perfectly and so quickly!

Susanna is stitched on 40-count Cedar Plank from Lakeside Linens using one strand of The Thread Gatherer's Silk 'N Colors in Blackened Grass.  The frame is manufactured by Larson Juhl and was available from my local craft store.

The stitch count is 88 wide by 106 high.

I hope you like her!
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tis the Season!


Last spring I purchased this incredible antique terrarium from Jimmie Cramer.  He was SO kind...he let me make payments on it for literally months, while the piece was already in my house.


I've had it on my kitchen table ever since, filled with large wooden acorns, birds' eggs, birds' nests, a dried moth I found, a stuffed wood thrush and other nature-y treasures.


Today I updated it for Christmas!


I recently scored a bunch of magnolia branches and other greens and Liz had given me some huge pine cones.  They surround an antique cement deer I also purchased from Jimmie a long time ago.
 I added the wood thrush and called it done.

It will have to stay on my kitchen table as between the terrarium and the cement deer, it weighs a ton!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I spent mine with my family at my sister's house in Silver Spring.  It was a wonderful day!  The rest of my Thanksgiving weekend was spent working at Beaver Creek.  It was the mall's Christmas Open House and those three days were the most exhausting I've spent in a long, long time!  And I had to work there Monday as well.  So I'm a tired girl, way behind on my Christmas decorating, with an apartment that needs to be cleaned top to bottom, with Christmas shopping that still needs to be done, with absolutely no food in the house and with an almost-but-not-quite overwhelming urge to sleep!

Tis the Season!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving


Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with peace, joy and love!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mother Nature


Monday the temperature hit 70 degrees!  It was wonderful!  My brother and I took my dogs to the C & O Canal for a hike along the Potomac River.

And tomorrow we are supposed to get 8-12 inches of snow.
Snow???? 

I'm speechless. 

Edited to Add:  This morning the forecast changed and 5 - 8 inches of snow was predicted for Wednesday.

This afternoon the forecast changed again and 3 - 5 inches of snow is now predicted for Wednesday.

Let's hope the numbers keep going down!


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