Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Katie Rose

Shewas an Appalachian mountain girl raised in a log cabin. Her journey to the coast was to meet her beaus family before the wedding. Her long auburn hair hung below her waist. Mama would braid it and wind it up in a tight braid. Oh how she wanted to run bare footed down to the brook at the end of the lane. But for now she must ready her wardrobe. She picked up the dress and under garments her mother and sister had mended. Her fingers touched the stitches lovingly placed to repair the holes from many washings. 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Stitching love

With Valentines Day coming I’ve been stitching new pins for jackets  and purses.   
I love to embroide linen and cotton

I also am making brooches

 I love using vintage fabrics and repurposed scraps.
 This jean purse is a upcycled junking purse

A vintage YoYo repurposed 
 And now can FLY away

 My model is my ever faithful dress form

Joining  Common ground
Happy valentines, Di

Friday, December 13, 2019

Collecting Thoughts

What am I witnessing in the Wild

  • To be awake is to be alive ...
  • live with your eyes wide open
  • Live deep and suck out all the marrow of life

Walden Pond - Thoreau collected his thoughts

Experience life with my kids, thoughtful to my husband and kids, really live!

Art of seeing became Thoreau's life
I see beautiful designs all the time ...
The rushing of a stream
The simplest things 

 the thought provoking beauty in the world

The thoughts of a young girl looking into the world 

The beauty of vintage fabric

The season is full of wonder and beauty, may you find the beauty Around you

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Christmas at The Garage

Getting ready for the Christmas season has been a challenge this year. I had a scary health challenge this week. My hospital stent showed a healthy heart and now need to work on a healthy lifestyle. 

So very thankful am I. 
Thankful for a great group of artful friend, new and old

Family that is always supportive. My pops was a watch/clock maker. This is a clockmaker desk. 
Oh how I would like this in my work area. 

Thankfully I have been busy with my embroidery. I have Christmas tags ready to go. I found a tree at the thrift store and dressed it up for Bloom Studio. It is simple but sweet. The sled has a certain Paris tag line!

My garden stand is dressed for the holidays. My sister made the wreath. I am hoping for one for my present (wink, wink).

 I love one of my Bloom roomies gate(may have to have this)
 My sewing box redo with Santa as the star, I painted the box with Miss Mustard Seeds paint. I love the chipping
 my next tree is in a copper vat. Cool things gathered for sale
 i made three jars but had to keep one

I’ve got more to go to the shop during the week for our Candlelight Stroll next Saturday. If you are near Fletcher, NC please stop by

Love. Di

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Fall Adventures

We have been very busy this fall   I made some (many) pumpkins this year.     I took vintage fabrics and feathers to make these. 

Hubby and I went to some awesome antique fairs

This was my favorite in Pickin' at Southern Bleachery in Taylor's, South Carolina.

 These ladies are the best For The Love of Junk, you can go to facebook to see there beautiful work.  Gigi does the most amazing chairs and couches!!  They will be at their next show here Vintage Market Days of Asheville NC coming up this weekend.

Amazing vintage feed sack and horse!


 Brandi Still does beautiful work. I will be sending her photos. 

I Want everything in this picture!

This sweet pillow was the star of the show. The ladies story was their grandmother who was a lovely lady said this when she was talking to her husband would repeat himself !

I will show what I got my next post. Happy fall. Di
All about home at Common Ground
Celebrate your story 
Farmhouse Friday 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Cottage Wishes at Bloom Studios

Yay!  I have found a home for my creative soul at Bloom Studios - A creative CoOP.  I am so excited to join a group of artists and creators.  We are located at The Garage @ 25 in Fletcher, Nc.

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I am stitching vintage dresses, prayer flags and painting canvases.  I even brought in some vintage finds.  Isn't this a dreamy manequin.  The lady is all dressed up in my Wear Your Heart on Your Sleve linen vintage jacket.

Image may contain: people standing  The staging is done by GiGi, the creator of Bloom Studios.  She is the sweetest, kindest person and full of energy.  She makes this old soul feel young at heart and ready to create.

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You can find her here https://www.facebook.com/BloomStudiosCoop/ .  I will be teaching in the future.  I want to do book making and mixed media collages.

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My fellow vendors are so sweet and creative.

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If you are in town, come see us!
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