Thursday, October 15, 2015

Black Cat and all

Fall Greetings

The weather here in Kentucky is beautiful and still warm, but getting ready to change this week end.  Thought I would share a little outside before our first frost.  Don't know about you but I'm a warm weather gal.  Meet Casper our only remaining outside cat of 13 that was here when we moved in  about 20 yrs ago.  All were ferrell, but we managed to tame all but a couple that disappeared over time.  We back up into a national forest with coyotes and such.  Now back to Casper.  Those recognizing the name will be telling their age.  If you have to ask you are safe.  She was named such because for a long time we never saw her and only knew she existed because food was missing. She was in the last litter of the last female to be spayed.  She is about 12yrs old and still only petted by me.  But she does like the camera.  And loves the dogs.

The deer are out full force, we have 3 or 4 in the front yard every morning.  And a young buck and a couple of young does in the back at the same time.   I love watching them but they are eating my flowers now.  However the flowers would be dead in a couple of days anyway. That makes me feel a little better.  I often wonder where they go during the summer because they only show up here in early spring and fall.

Leaves are falling but not much color yet, I guess after the frost.  This is a black eyed susan vine I discovered late this spring and is just getting a good start.  It is self seeding so next year it should do well, It is climbing up our bird feeder.  

I like to make soft sculptured house out of my fabric scraps and this little house came to mind for fall, Don and I set up in Bardstown Ky with a co-op of ladies at the Artist Barrell. Hence the price tag.  Don carved the little button at the bottom of the door for me.  I hand embroidered the spider in the attic and the pumpkin stem.    I got an embroidery machine last year and haven't learned to use it yet. Shame on me.

Would you all be interested in seeing some of my houses later? 

Don had to change and replace the front tractor tires. and they made a nice planter for the mums but I'll put petunias in the next year.  Not a very pretty spot but I'm trying to dissuade people from cutting off the driveway to the barn and making a mess.   Marybeth had surgery two week ago and last week after they took out the stitches she tore them out again, so back into the cone she went.  She grazes more than any cow.

I haven't decorated outside yet, one excuse is Don hasn't gotten the decoration down from garage attic.  But mostly I just haven't had the heart. Unlike other bloggers, nothing is pristine around here.  Thinking about it right now... I just might skip it and wait for Christmas.  I have so much sewing to get done for the shop.  Am I being too bad.  You think I will be sorry when Thanksgiving
rolls around?


I might have a change of mind.  Ya think?

Love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

Hugs and Blessings

Monday, October 5, 2015

It's A Celebration!!!!

Hello Hello,
I'm so excited for Lana at It Seams To Be Sew.  Lana is having a GRAND OPENING for her new fabric shop.

 My Shop

Stop by and for a visit with her and enjoy the new fabric lines.

For the month of Oct. there will be a weekly giveaway.  This week is One yard of each 8 great design fabrics "TYPES" by Julia Rothman.

                             I'm only sharing 3 of the designs, you can link to Lana's blog here 

                                      I see a cute tote for the church secretary  at Christmas

                                       or a soft-sculptured bulletin board for a home office.

Don't forget to visit and wish her well.  You can use the badge on top of sidebar to visit the shop and see the rest of the collection as well . 

Blessings and hugs,