Saturday, September 8, 2012

Abbie is three


 
Abigail's Sampler
 
number 3
 
designed by Feathers in the Nest
 
copyright 2012
 
 
And so the birthday girl sings................
 
She snuggled up close to me this morning as I designed this for her. She is such a hoot!
 
Precious
fun-loving
smart
lap-seeking
Sweet
furbaby
 
all wrapped in a 5 lb white furball with a fluffy long tail that stays curled up.
 
5 lbs of sugar.

Friday, September 7, 2012

A More Gentle Boarder at the Homestead

Abigail Rennee (Abbie)
 
lover of candy corn, and bacon
and lover of all things pizza.........
 
 
 
will be 3 years old
 
 
 
 
Tomorrow...........
 
More pics later. This girl is the sweetest dog I've ever owned and I've owned a few in my lifetime. The smart diva is now resting after her morning treat.
 
Till later,
Jennifer

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Junkin' and Jumpin'

First I went junkin'.
 
Then I went jumpin'.
 
 
I know it's that time of year for all kinds of things with many legs to appear out here but I literally got wrapped in a HUGE spider web and the spider ran across to the flowers but the web was stretched from the roof, to the table, to the birdfeeder and back to the front of the porch.
 
 
I had my camera outside to take a picture of the sweet sunset this evening but ran into this one that has definitely taken up the porch.
 
 
Oh yeah! Rounding the corner of the porch was "entangling".
 
 
I'm sorry to say it but he is not boarding here at the homestead any longer........
 
 
The day otherwise has been awesome! The sun is out for one!!  And I feel some change ever so slight back to the drier air and hopefully much cooler this weekend I hear.
 
I went junkin' today. I think I've adopted Thursday for junkin' day. I had something in mind I needed in the kitchen but instead found a gallon bag of  38 forks and 40 spoons for 8 bucks. Stainless steel.
 
 
Now I think I have enough for guests!
 
 
I even found a stitching frame for a large project still new in bag and all the hardware looks great......5 bucks.
 
 
and I couldn't resist this little Colonial Williamsburg piece for 3 bucks.
 
 
 
 
saw a sweet, heavy pewter angel frame in a pile for 2.00. I can't wait to stitch a small in this.
 
 
and finally a small bit of progress this morning, early with my coffee before I started the day.....
Battle Hymn of the Republic, by LHN, Lakeside Linen, DMC floss
 
 
I even played with a scrap piece of this Gingham linen I got a very long time ago to do one over one on a freebie by Liberty House Primitives "With God All Things Are Possible".
 
And for a nice evening it is, even with spiders.......I can't wait for the weather to change up this weekend!
 
Till later after I watch the show Hoarders,
 
Jennifer
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hearth 'Tis Home

 
 
 
Hearth 'Tis Home
 
designed by Feathers in the Nest
 
copyright 2012
 
 
All it took was a little sunshine after 4 days of clouds and rain, a long chat with an old friend, a visit to a primitive shop to smell the Fall candles, and news that much cooler, dry weather will be here this weekend.
 
Besides a big front porch, I love a house with a fireplace.
I'm so ready for sweater weather and walking outside to the aroma of oak wood in the fireplace.
 
I thought I would share my thoughts with you if you need a small to hang in your home in a special spot or on the mantle to show your love for home.
 
colors and fabric of choice
 
 Suggest Americana decor colors like Gentle Art Freedom Blue and Liberty.
Framed in a small black wood frame.
 
Enjoy your Thursday...............
 
Jennifer

September and Other New Starts

 
September
 
The golden-rod is yellow;
the corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.
 
The gentian's bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun;
In dusty pods the milkweed
It's hiddens silk has spun.
 
The sedges flaunt their harvest,
In every meadow nook;
And asters by the brook-side;
Make asters in the brook.
 
From dewy lanes at morning
The grape's sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter
With yellow butterflies.
 
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With Summer's best of weather,
And Autumn's best of cheer.
 
But none of all this beauty
Which floods the earth and air
Is unto me the secret;
Which makes September fair.
 
'Tis a thing of why I remember;
To names it thrills me yet:
One day of one September
I never can forget.
 
~~~~~~~~~Helen Hunt Jackson from Poems That Live Forever
 
Through my life there have been many memories in September, including days of starting school and days of sending to school: new paper, new books, new pencils, new looks.

Methinks I have way too many projects going on right now. Many new starts.

 
New start on Battle Hymn of the Republic by Little House Needleworks
 
 
I'm using the recommended linen from the pattern.
 
 
And starting in the middle with DMC 611--drab brown. Alot of drab brown it seems until I get to the beautiful colors at the top and bottom.
 
 
 
Abbie thinks so too.
 
 
 
Yep, this is LHN's finished pic on their sampler pattern. I hope to find or get someone to make a frame just like this one, as I love the model frame here.
 
The colors are pretty. I usually start at the top left of a design but I started in the middle with this one.
 
Whatever new starts in life you are presented with and with whatever direction you take, I hope and wish you peace and love!
 
Till later,
Jennifer
 


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Playing with Color and Fabric

 
The goodies for the Freedom Fall Giveaway came in the mail yesterday! Here are a closer look at the Kelmscott small stork scissors. One pair in a beautiful blue (I've got to order a pair now) and one in primitive. If you order from 123 cross stitch, their shipping time is zipping fast!
The sampler is also here and ready for the Sept 16th drawing.
 
 


 

 
 
I am dabbling in stitching on some old gold muslin fabric I got at a quilt store. Tight stitching for sure but just going to try it. This is a start on Aaron's sampler for this year. I'm using DMC colors; however, I might use some Crescent color silk for some of the flowers, still not sure yet.
 
 
And Abbie in motion!!!!!
 
 
Pork Roast for dinner
Peach Cobbler for dessert.
 Finally got some juicy peaches while at the grocery today. A simple recipe fix and 45 minutes in the oven with Vanilla ice cream on top will be happening at the homestead.
 
I've been pretty lazy this weekend so far but we all need days like these.......just to recharge.
Enjoy your Sunday evening!
 

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