Thursday, 18 September 2014

sharing summer memories...

 The summer seems long gone but as you can see, I'm just getting around to posting some summer memories now that we're quickly approaching autumn!

We had a wonderful vacation to New England and stopped in Newport RI to see the Breakers an amazing 'summer cottage' built by the Vanderbilts.  Newport is lovely but the prim shops were in short supply however when travelling through CT we stopped in Old Saybrook and had to visit Home At Last a great store filled with furniture and wonderful handmades.

 We drove down to Amish country for a very quick visit and the scenery never disappoints as well as the prim shopping!

 I am already dreaming of visiting again!!!

But for now it's back to settling into a new school year and lots of challenges.  I think I'm  going to have to skip fall crafting as I've signed up for a Christmas craft fair and have started sewing Santas etc!

Until next time,
God bless

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter is all summed up in those precious three words!

Wishing you a truly blessed Easter remembering what the Saviour has done for us.

We are having a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and family over to help us enjoy after we have our special Easter Service.

God bless!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Woolie Wednesday Welcome

 Hello!  Just wanted to share a finish with you, friends.  This was a very special gift from dear friend Shazy who gave me the pattern (Threads That Bind) and kitted it up with all the wools.

So at long last I have finished it and just loved how it all came together, relatively easily too! (given that I seem to have less and less time to blog and stitch).

 Don't the wee flowers make it more spring like?!!! Love them!

The kids are on their Easter holidays so we are out and about as the weather here has been very pleasant.
Hope you are all enjoying your week!
Spring blessings to all!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Sweet Spring X Stitches

 I've been stitching some... here a stitch there a stitch... as we all know the busyness of life can cause hiccups along the way.

Here are some of my spring x stitches. 

The one below is my own design based on favorite verses from The Song of Solomon.

The next is a freebie pattern by Ezther of fame. 
(I did change up the lettering a bit)

This is a sweet wee pattern that's fairly quick to complete by Shelly Auen of Primitive Stitches and you can find it on

Another freebie pattern from The Primitive Hare in soft spring tones.

And lastly I just wanted to share my own freebie pattern with you,
'Hope Springs Eternal' 

Thanks so much for visiting!

Best spring wishes!

Monday, 17 March 2014

Look what I found

I was out for a walk in the woods and look what I found - no not a pot of gold!!!

From a green wee part of N. Ireland!
Have a wonderful day!


Friday, 14 March 2014

Bunny Parade

Hello from a spring like Northern Ireland! So much so I got cracking on some spring decorating around the house and got out the spring bunnies. 
First up some wool bunnies~

The one below was hand made in Ohio and so prim - one of my favorites!

My DIY paper mache bunny

 Momma and baby bunny

 The one in the basket was one I made today

And below is Basil who's been digging for carrots! 

Standing bunny so happy to be out and about this fine day...

 Hope you enjoyed your visit and there are signs of spring to enjoy this weekend!

Best wishes

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Bright day for a spring walk

Hi folks hope you can join me for a spring walk in the green fields near home. I know many of you are still snowed under and cold but maybe this can help you imagine the brightness and coming warmth of spring. The  sky is so blue and fresh looking and the fields are sprucing up for new lush grass for the dairy herds which will be freed from the barns soon.

The road winds on past a very sweet little old Irish farmstead.
This is a peek through the garden gate - see the snowdrops? 

 The whitewashed walls and bright red doors and pillar tops are very traditional to this part of Ireland.

This is the wee cottage beside the red roofed shed. 

Now I have tried to get a pic of our kind of robin redbreast but they are shy and fly off too quickly.
So here's one from google. they are so tiny but so cute!

Well thanks again for coming along - hope you had fun!

Best wishes