|the 3 legged deer|
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Just sitting here at my computer talking to my grandson Christopher and looking at my Facebook page - I just have to share this video with you all... This world we live in is so breathtakingly Beautiful! - Diane
Thursday, July 10, 2014
After spending the night in a cleaner hotel in Houston I met up with Nancy and we made our way into galveston which was only an hour away. She showed us around town a bit, we took a ferry ride across the bay and then made our way to the beach house.... The week was perfect despite the rain, we were at the beach. I enjoyed my weeks stay at the Beach House, did a little sight seeing and a lot of just hanging out on the deck or in the house relaxing while the kids did their own thing... the week went fast and before you knew it - it was time to head home.
The drive home was uneventful, I had decided to take the coastal route instead of going back up toward Houston and except for the ferry ride. I waited almost an hour to get on the busy ferry and when on the ferry broke down so all the cars, including me, had to back off and wait for another ferry taking another hour of waiting. finally I was on my way. the skies were clear with no hint of rain the entire trip home. I ddn't make a lot of stops along the way because of the heat. it was around 96 degrees out all the way home. It took me two overnight stays before I arrived home in Newport TN around 10pm on Wed eve. So glad to be home and the bonus was 78 degrees out. how nice! It was and adventure and I enjoyed it immense, so now back to the real world.... and a whole lot of summer fun to share with you.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
|1800's Fashion Show sponsored by FCE - at the TVA Fair - Knoxville TN Sept 2013|
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
|The Shepard's Inn, Dandridge TN|
For the past week I have been getting ready to do my 1st jewelry sale here in Tennessee. Normally I would just pack up my stuff and go but since this is my 1st show here I needed to spiffy up my packaging and business cards, tags ect. making sure I have my new address and phone. It's a putzy job but one that needs to be done and it is helpful because I have to unpack my pens, paper, inks ect. I am enjoying refreshing my packaging, although it is a little frustrating to go thru my boxes because I am not sure were all my stuff is. At least I have a decent showing of jewelry for the sale. Not the premium pieces but nice ones. I am looking forward to the show. I had the privilege of being recommended by my new friend Sally West to the owner of the Shepard's Inn, a Bed & Breakfast in Dandridge TN who was looking for jewelry vendors for "Ladies Night Out" on June 14th. I'm excited and looking forward to this new adventure.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Yes! this has been a good move for me. The warmth has made a big difference in my pain level between the rheumatoid arthritis and my back. I am so thankful, the Lord is good!
I took a ride down to a quilt shop in Sevierville TN, for a quilt shop
hop just to get to know the area and I also wanted to see where their
were quilt shops in this area. It's called I was invited to a meeting of the
"French Broad Quilting Guild," at THE CHERRY PIT Quilt Shop but because of the Shop Hop they weren't meeting. So
when I join I'll be know as one of the "French Broads" tee hee.
Although I still belong to the Hudson Heritage Quilting Guild back
there and do miss them.
I enjoyed their window display which encompassed 2 store windows and the fabric inside was just as wonderful and the Ladies were very friendly. On this shop hop we got a free Pattern for an applique Block that the ladies in the store made into a lovely Pillow, 2 more Printed patterns, one for a simple but elegant table runner and another for making coasters plus a demonstration on using a specialty ruler & displays of projects in upcoming workshops.
I enjoyed the BOM (Block of the Month) Quilts that were hanging in the Store and was tempted join them.
After I left The Cherry Pit I drove to Cosby TN and went to the Holloway Country Store to check it out. I had been there last year and enjoyed their shop tremendously. They have an array of finished wall hangings, panels and of course lots of yummy fabrics. I noted that they had the Rooster Panel I had bought already to make into some Place Mats and Pot holders and they even had the border fabric to match along with a small print of white eggs on a black background. I bought the remaining piece of it.
A Rooster Pot Holder I made with a square from the Panel
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Good Morning, it's going to be a very warm day I
hear. It is a little cool this am at 48 and the birds are singing in the trees outside my front lawn, such sweet sounds to wake up to. I put up the bird feeder yesterday and just put more seed in the feeder. The pigeons and the doves love to eat what the smaller birds drop. note the Cardnial on my neightbor's fence across the street watching the pigeon as he comes to feed. I've seen cardnials, canaries, finches, doves, oreo's and of course the pigions. I love to watch the doves because the boy dove keeps following the girl dove and she ignores his advances. lol I'll dress and put some more feed out for them this morning before it gets to warm.
The second picture is of my front porch with my new tomato planter. It is looking across to my neighbor Valoriea's porch. I feel very blessed to be in this peaceful spot.