Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Sunday, April 13, 2014

~ I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE ~

Hello, dear friends!

I have had a miserable case of the flu and am finally feeling almost human again!!!

There is nothing worse than feeling sick when it is warm and sunny out!!!

Thankfully, I am on the mend and decided to take a stroll in the back yard, just to look at all the lovely growing things and bask in a bit of sunshine.

peek-a-boo!
 
Looks like someone is spying on me!!!
  
you want me WHERE?

Meet my sweet next door neighbor, the sweetest orange tabby cat!!

She LOVES to come for a visit and is always seen wandering among my little garden area!!

Isn't she sweet?
 
I'm busy looking over here!
 
She does NOT like to look at the camera though!!!
 
this is the life!

Laying on my old bench, catching some rays!!  Nope, I will NOT say cheese
 
totally absorbed

She just saw a bird!  Now if I could just get it to fly behind me, she might look this way!!
 
did she say BIRD?

Maybe not little bird!!
 
guess I had to humor her!!

Okay, CHEESE!!!

Thank you for cheering me up, sweet kitty!!! 

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fuzzy little orb of deliciousness

A few posts back, I mentioned my peach tree and wanted to share what I also spied yesterday......a baby peach!!!!  Can't wait for these!!!

Also, in case you missed it in my last post, I am having a Giveaway for all my followers and hope you will enter!  You can do that  HERE!  Some of you follow via Bloglovin, Blogger, or Email and it can be a bit confusing for me to know who you are if it is just an email address! Or if you are no-reply, I have no way of contacting you!!  Please be sure I know who you are as I don't want to miss anyone!!  If you are not sure about this, please send me an email!!

Lastly, I wanted to share a little "sneak peek" of some new items I will be offering soon!  Perhaps you might "spy" something that tickles your fancy!

handmade garden goodness
 I'm calling these "GARDEN GOODES!"

Be sure to be watching for my update soon!!  I may even have a few more things added!

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Thank you for sharing your lovely words of encouragement with me and for following along!!!  I truly appreciate each and every one of you!!!

Wishing you a day filled with sweet delights and unexpected joys you spy along the way~

Julie

Monday, April 7, 2014

~HAPPY SPRING GIVEAWAY~

Happy Monday, dear friends!

For many of you reading this, you may just now be having some actual spring weather, and I know it could not be more welcome!!  There is nothing so lovely as warm sunshine, sweet birdsong, and signs of new life everywhere!!  It truly makes one happy, yes??

Another thing that makes me happy is all of you who faithfully follow me here on my blog!!  Your kind and encouraging words do much to lift my heart and put a smile on my face!!  I am truly grateful for that!!

To show my appreciation to all of you who follow me, I have decided to have a Giveaway........


...this sweet Make Do Pincushion, in lovely shades of green, red, and tan......the perfect colors for Spring!

 If you would like to be entered, here are just a few little guidelines for you:
- Please be sure you are a follower of my blog! 
(If you are not sure you are following me, please email me!)
-Please leave a comment about why you love pincushions, and share if you have a collection!
It is always so fun to hear about what others love to collect!!


I will draw the winner on Monday, April 21st, and will need all of your mailing information, so please be sure I can contact you!!

(On a side note, I am hoping to do a small Update of some new hand mades soon, so please stay tuned!!)


Thank you for how you have touched my life with your kindness and friendship and best of luck to each of you!! 

May you be blessed and encouraged today in a most special way!!

Julie

Monday, March 24, 2014

~ FINALLY ARRIVED!!~

We have all been waiting with bated breath for Spring's long overdue arrival, including Miss Grey Rabbit!

  
She has been somewhat doubtful, as seen by her solemn expression!! 

Her friends have all tried to offer her some reassurance!


Woodley Rabbit showed her his prize winning carrot and his tin watering can!


Primitive Bunny is sitting on his favorite twig bench!


Winfield Rabbit also has a prize winning carrot, his trusty rake and even a bowl full of fabric eggs!


Woodley sees she still doesn't believe it!!


Maybe this bowl with old cookie cutters and wooden eggs will convince her!


Winfield thinks he can show more proof with this turnip!


Miss Grey and her sweet lamb are starting to get a glimmer of hope!!


So are these two bunnies! 
 The large one was made by Country at Heart and the small pincushion is from the talented hands of my friend Mona Holland of My Old Crow Primitives!
 Love them both!


Herbert Hare agrees!!  He even has a bag of carrots to prove it!!
 Another wonderful rabbit made by Mona!! 


Mama and Baby Hare are believers!!


Yes, it definitely looks like Spring Has Arrived....at least in this dry sink!


A table full of the signs of spring!
 

Miss Grey is FINALLY CONVINCED!!


Happy Spring everyone!!!

Wishing you all the wonderful signs of Spring~~

Julie