Saturday, May 29, 2010

Proverbs 31, Verse 28 . . . . .

This is one of my favorite verses . . . . .

An old stitchery pattern from Saundra White.  I took some creative license and changed the house from stitchery to wool, added buttons for the flowers and added two hearts . . . . . one for me and one for Dear Hubby!

Rainy and overcast today so I took one picture inside and another with it hanging on the front door. Thought the light might be better plus I like the way it shows on the red door.

I found an old frame in my stash (yes, I have an old frame stash as well as fabric and wool !), painted it a dark green and antiqued it with Tudor Brown Bri-wax.  I just love that stuff !!

Blessings, Cathi

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

More room in the kitchen . . . . .

I wish I could bump out some walls but I will settle for this . . . . 


Dear Hubby had an old enamel table top and 3 leftover railing posts out in his shop.


 A couple coats of paint, sandpaper, some elbow grease and taa daa !

I even found a towel bar at IKEA for $3.99 that worked like a charm.

This table sure comes in handy for extra counter space.  Time to dig in Dear Hubby's shop for some more spare parts laying around !

Blessings, Cathi

Friday, May 21, 2010

How does your garden grow . . . . .

Not much quilting or crafting or primming (is that a word?) going on around here lately.  As I have mentioned before, as long as the weather holds out, I'll be in the yard.  8 hours yesterday and I am paying for it today!   I think that other than cutting the grass and keeping the garden weed-free, I am finished for the season.  Yeah, right!

This bed hasn't filled in all the way yet but I just had to take a picture of the lily while it was blooming.

The Computer Geek bought this for me for Mother's Day two years ago.  It had one stalk when he gave it to me.  Last year it had 3 stalks.  This year 7!

It has gotten so big that it blocks the view of the hanging basket (see the first picture) as we pull into the driveway.

This is a picture of my herb bed.  There is two kinds of basil, onions, chives, oregano, rosemary (the big plant in the back on the right), dill, cilantro, parsley, two kinds of mints (in the old ammo box), and chamomile. There are some other things in there besides the watermelon and canteloupe.  We had bought so many plants that we ran out of ready space and stuck things in anywhere we could.

We wound up with 18 tomato plants, 50 pepper plants (Dear Hubby LOVES hot peppers), squash, zuchinni, lettuce, cucumbers, watermelon, canteloupe, blueberries, and raspberriesThe most we have ever planted in one season.

This is a picture of the front of the garden.  Those are almost all daylillies.  I took a shovelful from my mother-in-law's house 10 years ago and this is what it has become.  This is a PORTION of what it has become.  There are daylillies stuck in just about every bed I have.  These need to be separated, too.  Anyone need daylillies?

I'll post a picture next month after they all start blooming. The double knockout rose on the far left has already bloomed once but has new blooms on it. There is also a new bee balm plant in there somewhere.  Hope all decide to bloom at the same time.  It will be beautiful!

Thanks for visiting my garden.

Blessings, Cathi

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sweet Paulette is parting with her wool . . . . .

Sweet P is having a wonderful giveaway in conjunction with Sew Mama Sew's May giveaway.

But I don't want you to enter because I want to win !!!  It's a fabulous giveaway!! But remember, it's all mine !!

Blessings, Cathi

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Another year and more in love . . . .


31 years today . . . . .

Blessings, Cathi

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New wool colors . . . . .

New wools are listed on my Shakerwood Woolens blog !  Hopefully on the website soon!

Blessings, Cathi

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

An early Mother's Day for me . . . . .

Dear Hubby and I will be traveling to see his mother this weekend.  Since I won't be with my own kids, they decided to have Mother's Day last weekend.

They brought over KFC (I hate when they mess up my kitchen cooking!).  And lots of plants and gifts!

Then surprised me with a trip to one of my favorite places . . . . Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

The picture above is from a trip that Dear Hubby and I took to Daniel Stowe back during Easter week.  It has filled in a lot since then.

There is an orchid house.

The peonies were in full bloom . . . .

As were the bearded iris . . . .

We had a wonderful day!

And if you happened to be going to the famous Mary Jo's, the botanical gardens are just 20 minutes down the road.

Hope you all have as wonderful a Mother's Day as I did!

Blessings, Cathi