SAL Project Peacock Done!

Woohoo!  I can do the happy dance because Mr. Salvador the peacock is complete. The only thing I would like to add to him is possibly some tiny beading to give him a little sparkle before I frame him. I am still looking for the right frame for this project so I will post againContinue reading “SAL Project Peacock Done!”

SAL Project Peacock and New Project Update

The last 3 weeks have gone by so fast and we have been so busy I only have worked on Salvador for a couple of hours. Sad I know but it is summer here in the US and busy is the name of the game for about another 2 months.   I am slow finishingContinue reading “SAL Project Peacock and New Project Update”

Re-Purposed Outdoor Brick Fireplace

It’s a fact –  I need more planting space in order to meet my 2017 Gardening Goals. With that being said I got inspired this week to do something with our unsightly old outdoor fireplace. About 15 years ago an apple tree fell on it during a storm and crushed most of the left side.Continue reading “Re-Purposed Outdoor Brick Fireplace”

Gardening and Preserving Goals Update June 5th 2017

It’s been a busy few weeks without a lot of time for updating. I did get my entire garden planted but of course I have run out of room. I thought my husband Scott would just shake his head at me but he surprised me instead by saying “where should we dig new beds?” IContinue reading “Gardening and Preserving Goals Update June 5th 2017”

SAL Update – Project Peacock

Salvador the peacock’s tail is finished! His whole body in fact is done. All I have to finish now is the background vines and some back-stitching on his body and this piece will be complete! Woo hoo! Here is where I left off three weeks ago: And here is what I have done as ofContinue reading “SAL Update – Project Peacock”

My Gardening and Preserving Goals 2017

Each year I try to garden with a goal in mind. My goal is always to produce and preserve as much food as we need to get us through the winter and to help me spend as little as possible at the grocery store. Last year I had some pretty lofty goals and fell completelyContinue reading “My Gardening and Preserving Goals 2017”

SAL Project Peacock #3

Boy 3 weeks goes by fast! Time for another SAL (Stitch A Long) post. Mr. Peacock now has a name, Salvador (Sal for short) I think Avis suggested the name so thank you Avis! At this point, progress on Sal’s tail is slow going and giving me a bit of an eye twitch. Here isContinue reading “SAL Project Peacock #3”

Easter Fun

Easter and Spring are such fun when it comes to crafts and baking. I love bright spring colors of greens, blues, yellows, pinks and lavenders after the dark colors of winter like reds, blacks, navy and grays. Even though Doug is 15 he still likes to craft (once in a while) so I bring outContinue reading “Easter Fun”

Weeks 3 and 4 Pop Bottles Meet Disaster

Mr. Gray is in trouble. BIG trouble. We have 2 kittens we adopted in October of this last year. I was seriously worried about my seedlings getting damaged by the cats since it is an open space in our basement that I grow my plants in. Our beloved cat Bernie, who died suddenly this fallContinue reading “Weeks 3 and 4 Pop Bottles Meet Disaster”

Project Peacock SAL Update 2

It’s been three weeks since my last post on my Peacock friend and also since I joined a lovely group of ladies (and gentleman :)) in their Stitch-A-Long Group (SAL). I have gotten a lot done mostly on its tail feathers but also some on the side branches. Here is a photo of the lastContinue reading “Project Peacock SAL Update 2”

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