Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A LOVE STORY

 42 YEARS OF MARRIAGE; 2 BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS WITH GREAT SON-IN LAWS; 3 SWEET GRANDBOYS; 1 SWEET POODLE AND 2 ADORABLE  YORKIES

YES IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
 IT'S AMAZING HOW TIME GOES SO QUICKLY.
 WHEN I THINK BACK TO AGE 19, I THOUGHT I KNEW SO MUCH



 NOW, I KNOW THAT LIFE IS FULL OF SURPRISES AND UNEXPECTED MOMENTS
   I HAVE FAITH THAT THE MAN I MARRIED IS THE SAME BOY I FELL IN LOVE WITH

  HE IS A MAN OF FAITH

 HE TAKES ME ON FANTASTIC JOURNEYS
 HE ENCOURAGED ME TO GET NOT 1 BUT 2 YORKIES!!

HE CELEBRATES WHEN I GET SOMETHING AND MAKES SURE TO PUT IT UP FOR ME


 HE IS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE AND NOT BAD TO LOOK AT TO BOOT!



 We have known each other since high school; dated others, were friends while working at Walt Disney World.  We talked about others we dated, he swept the streets of the kingdom while I sold ice cream in front of the castle.  And finally he asked me out...he had my heart then and now.






                                          I GIVE MY HEART TO YOU!






                                   HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SWEETIE!



                                                                            DI
 joining these fun people to celebrate
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2016/07/326th-inspire-me-tuesday.html
http://www.stonegableblog.com/the-scoop-233/
http://www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com/2016/07/26
http://katherinescorner.com/2016/07/25/make-monday-week-108/

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Garden joys

Around town this week I saw some beautiful sights. The weather has been hot with very few showered to cool us down. This beautiful scene was on a rocking chair in Black Mountain in western NC

Our house is in full summer bloom
 
We had our garden planned and beautiful plants are popping up. Below is a short least hydrangea 
 

 Purple iris
  
 My sweet Mr. Weeping Fir

Sweet miniature lazy Susan's and pretty sweet pink asylum 


From the driveway to the fence I pine I planted blueberries and blackberries. This weekend I picked 2 big bowls. Yum
 
To get some sone ideas fir the yard I went to Black Mtn.  

On my trip to Black Mtn. I had tea at a local shop and got more ideas for the garden. I love stepping stones. I found some beautiful stones a the local stone yard
 
I want these to border my planting areas and to form walkways

I love how the Tea room used stones
 Pretty flowers along the walk ways in downtown 
This is the walk down from a side street to the tea room.

The town painted the rocking chairs, love

I hope your week is filled with joy!



Di, joining






Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Where Bloggers Create. My space

Every year I look forward to Karen's Where Bloggers Create event.  http://www.mydesertcottage.com/

My journey to this craft room was part of my dream of Cottage Wishes. We moved into our Cottage last year. I am excited share my creating space with you all. 
 So step into my room. 
I also have it as a guest room and use every inch to create. I love sitting on the bed to gather ideas or use it to cut material. 
My desk is from a Victorian home in Asheville. It was a built in and torn out. I haven't changed a thing. I just cleaned it and loved it.   
I have my dream board above the desk. It is a crib spring!
As you can see I make myself comfy
Here are some things I am working on. I love to use mixed media. Susan Edmondson uses fabric and stitches to create beautiful landscapes. I am working on a winter scene. 
My other muse is Suzi Quifle at http://suziqusthreadworks.blogspot.com/. I am working on a fabric book from her E class


I really like the lamp my friend brought back from Round Top Texas
Near my desk is my cabinet of collected goodies. 
Each shelf holds found treasures 




Every space is used. In the suitcases are my fabrics. The red accordion chest has my threads, buttons and beads. 


Jeannie Oliver is my mentor for some of my favorite projects. I learn so much from her. These books were created from her E class. The one on the right was made 6 years ago when I first started my blog



In full disclosure, I have a very messy closet of supplies as well!
While I am at it, I also spill over into the official guest room 

The suitcases have my crafting supplies as well!
I feel like a princess in my room, my crown might be a little crooked but my heart is full of joy!!

Thank you for coming over. Now join the others in touring some creative spaces. 
Much love. Di