Monday, 25 July 2016

And on to Amish country

 After our time in Michigan, we headed south for Amish country in Holmes County Ohio.  The farmlands in this area are rolling hills and well kept farmsteads.

Its not uncommon to hear the Amish buggies roll by with the clip-clop of horses hooves.

Berlin is one of the best towns in the area for prim stores and The Country Craft Cupboard has a great selection of patterns and supplies which I will share at a later date!

Some of the displays in the stores!  So much to see and choose from!

If only I could have brought home this display with wagon and crocks!

Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoyed the tour!

lots more in store for another day!

Best wishes

Friday, 22 July 2016

Henry ford museum & Greenfield Village

 Happy weekend! I'm hoping I don't put you off with so many photos in today's post but I really had a hard time whittling all my photos down to just this many.

We visited the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn Detroit on our way through Michigan and although expensive, I truly enjoyed the experience and would advise a full day for a visit.

Firestone farm with harvest and haymaking in full swing.

I loved the Cotswold Cottage

Seeing a covered bridge is always a bonus for me!

You could pay extra for a fide in a Model T

Below is the original home of Robert Frost

It was so hot we were glad to go inside to the motor museum and that building is just beautiful

I'll stop there and hope you enjoyed this little tour!

Linking with Amy's five on Friday and hope she'll forgive me for going over quota!

Back soon!

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Back Home

Hello again, friends! We got home safely on Monday from our USA road trip after a wonderful time. On arriving home, I found this special card for me from my sweet blogging friend Connie of Crafty Creations HERE.

These pics don't do justice to Connie's fine stitching and it fits perfectly into my prim decor with its tan and reds.

Very cleverly Connie has designed the card to stand up so I can enjoy the stars too! How cute!

As if that wasn't enough, dear Connie also included a little envelope filled with stamps and sentiments to use when i try to make some cards.


Here are a few snapshots of our time in Michigan on the shores of Lake Huron.  It was beautiful!

Fireworks on the 4th

The long roads of Michigan!

Thanks for all your well wishes and prayer whilst we were away.  I'll be posting again soon with more holiday shots and some of my holiday purchases.

See you soon!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Vacation Time!

Happy times ahead!

I'm off on vacation for the next 3 weeks!

See you when I get back!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Stitching blues

June is speeding by and before it is gone for good, I thought to share some of my stitching - just a pinkeep in blue, my favourite colour.

For good measure I added a matching strawberry fob.

The backing fabric is a beautiful blue cross stitch reproduction cotton too.

Thanks to all who left birthday wishes for my mum's birthday last week.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend ahead!


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Happy Birthday Dear Mum!

Today my sweet mother celebrates her birthday!

I am so blessed to have a godly mother and friend.

The photo above is one I love showing my mum as a young girl - she is the tall one! They were having a fancy dress day and sports day though I'm sorry I am not sure what she was dressing up as!

We had a lovely birthday celebration on Sunday with cake etc.

So Happy Birthday dear Mum!

Best wishes!

Friday, 20 May 2016

American Flavored Five

 Hello from this AWOL blogger! It's been a busy few weeks with lots happening. As the post title suggests there is a strong American influence in my post this week.  Last week my cousin was visiting us from her home in California. She was born and raised there when my aunt emigrated to the USA in the 1950s.  We have been back and forth several times and she and her husband are the dearest sweetest people, so we had a wonderful time together.  Lots of fun times sharing memories, old photos and lots more good food and sunshine trips.  Unbelievably the weather here in N. Ireland was great!

One four trips involved cycling - hubby taking a photo of my cousin whilst I took their photo!

So in honour of my dear cousin, I have listed these three American pillows on my Etsy.

And fifthly, after much stalling, i finished my daughter's American Rockford Red Sock Monkey doll!
She added the bowtie!
He is cute!

So glad to catch up with you all again!
Linking with Amy's Five on Friday HERE

Have a wonderful weekend!