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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Flourishes and Broadstrokes

When I'm not designing with flowers or thread, I love decorative painting. I paint on canvas, but I love taking vintage finds repurposing and sprucing them up with paint.

On one of my antiqueing drives I found a great old 1960's cherry tea cart/coffee table. This'll take a while to refinish and paint. Visit my website gallery and see more hand-painted
Thanks for stopping by. I'm always happy to hear from you.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

What A Day!!

Thought I'd finally get to tackle the stuff I needed to do around the house today..ha. Ever have one of thooossseee days!!?? Everything I touched...disaster. Got up went to church, fine. Stopped by the shop to check the computers. Fine. Went to Wal-Mart...forgot to use all the coupons...coulda saved $10...pooh. Went to Meijer (the grocery store)..kept picking things up out of date! or dropping things. Poor Jim, good thing he tagged along to check them or pick em up. Got home..the bags rip..arrggg. Went to sweep and the vacuum clogged...unplugged from the wall...oomphf. Jim finally told me he'd do it to rest. See, earlier in the week I fell a bruised my knee badly, so I haven't been sleeping well, I can't stand long..sitting in one position is......oh! I can't beleive I did it!! Anyway, I tried to do some creations, but can't sit long, so since my computer lost some of my not some...all.(it was not my fault, I could not hit a wrong button, could I...sob) ..have ya all noticed I haven't posted a pic latley? sorry posts are so boring. Even if I'm really having a bad blog day, pics seem to liven things up. Well, you guessed it I attempted to download all my picture CD's into the new file. today of all days. This is a new computer...yes blogger took me forever to figure out all the files to go thru and to tell my Techno Security I was not putting risky info from an unknown source into it's little world, but little pictures it could peruse at it's liesure...I offered pics of scenic beauty, bright posies, cute puppies..well Shadow is cute. It seemed to be appeased, it allowed the downloads, eventually. (especially when I threatened to turn it off til I was done, and it shot the message
Are You Sure.....). Now I decided it was time to stretch a little. I'd get my camera and take some shots of the garden and porch. I'd get my outdoor room decorated properly..I've been behind since the shop has been so hectic and we've a few medical emergencies. Of course , what was I thinking? I can't get up and down steps. Okay. Let's take some photos of the yard and garden..herbs are up, trees in bloom, butterflies gliding, bees buzzing, and birds on the wing and at the feeders. Quiet, slowly turn on the turns off. All by itself. Okay calmly, turn it back on..sigh. No batteries. Of course..go inside....out of batteries. I was done. The evil forces had won. I went in the bedroom propped my leg up and looked at the new Country, Birds and Bloom, and Country Living. I turned on the radio to listen to some classical music to unwind. The news came A freeze warning for tonite. I looked outside. Yes the trees have leafed out, the flowers are blooming, the butterflies are still luck Cincinnati will have an inch of snow by morning...but I will not have pictures!!!
Oh Good Night.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I hope I'm not to late to join in at the Blog Party? Isn't this the time the party usually gets started? Marcella has a great theme for this party.
' What makes you get out of bed early on a Saturday morning. What makes you giggle when you
find it, especially at a good price? What makes your heart skip a beat?
What gets me up early on Saturday? Usually on Saturdays we're doing flowers for weddings at our flower we're up early. So mine would be Sunday....When I hear 'Lets go for a ride' That means we usually go before sun up til the wee hours. As far as we can. Going antiqueing in different towns somewhere in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio,Maryland, or Tennessee. Leaving early in the morning you can get far in 5 hours. If you go to my past posts you'll see some of my favorite finds that brought a giggle, a little happy dance. My heart skips a beat when I see my husband Jim and our Norwegian Elkhound, Shadow....I know mushy. Two or three posts back you'll see a photo of Tennesse. That'll always make my heart skip, jump, beat it's own tune.
Sorry for no pics, but my computer just got back from the comp doc a little while ago. It seems I lost some of my files in the new computer I just got 14 days ago. They found most, but my saved pic have disappeared.
Well I'm off for visits. Thanks for visiting, come back often. Be sure to visit the Etsy Cottage Style blogspot link on the side of my blog page. to visit other party goers. Remember, leave a comment about what your answer to the questions would be.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wow, I can't beleive it's been this long since my last post and I've missed all my blog friends. I haven't even had time to peek at all my fav blogs recently. It has been a long past few weeks. I just wanted to pop in now to invite all to the Etsy Cottage Style BlogParty tomorrow, Wed. 5/13. The theme is "What makes your heart skip a beat ? " This should be a fun exercise. Be sure to leave comments at the bottom of the post and let me know what makes your heart skip a beat.
Okay, I'm off again. See you tomorrow!