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

Monday, September 21, 2015

~ WELL, HELLO THERE! ~

Hello, my friends!

Look who came to live with me recently!!


The sweetest little pumpkin pinkeep, complete with beaded face, real stick stem and a wool leaf!

Isn't he just ADORABLE!!!

He was offered as a Giveaway on Tammy Black's wonderful blog, SCATTERED SEED SAMPLERS,  and I was the very lucky winner!!!

Tammy is a Needle artist extraordinaire, and does beautiful work!  She has the most marvelous collections of pincushions and sewing related items and her posts are filled with lots of inspiration!

If you  have not visited this lovely blog, please be sure to stop by!!  I know you will be so happy you did!! Click HERE to visit!


Thank you, So Much Tammy, for this lovely gift!  I will certainly treasure it!!!

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It is so hard to believe that it has been a month since I last posted!!!  The time just seems to slip by, doesn't it??

So, what have I been up to??  Let's find out, shall we??

On a recent visit to a favorite antique shop, I found a hidden treasure!  It was buried in a corner, and filled with so many nic nacs that I am surprised I even saw it!!  Boy, am I ever happy I did!!!


It is the most wonderful hanging corner cupboard!!

It now hangs in my dining area, filled with my collection of old tin cookie cutters and molds!!






Now I can enjoy them, rather than have them all piled up in old wooden bowls!!


It fits perfectly in one of my favorite corners!!

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Another treasure that made it's way home with me is this beautiful rocking horse!!




He is not an antique, but is a nice reproduction and proudly stands in front of an antique game board on top of my fabric cupboard!


He almost touches the ceiling!!  Such a stately fellow!!!  I just love him!!

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I have also been creating and have a few things ready for another Update....coming soon!!

Here are a few pieces ready to go......


Two Fancey Blackett dolls by Pineberry Lane!  The mustard Fancey is already spoken for and will be on her way to her new home today!!!  I love Pineberry Lane designs!! Thank you, Wendy!!


Mrs. Begg, another doll by Pineberry Lane!


Tildy and Hildy, two little witch sisters by Kentucky Primitives, and a Fancey Blackett pillow tuck, by Pineberry Lane!




Little wool punchneedle pillow tucks, by Pineberry Lane!


A sawdust stuffed punchneedle velvet pillow by Pineberry Lane!


Oil can Jack, created by me!


Another Mrs. Begg doll by Pineberry Lane!


I also hope to have this wonderful punchneedle piece by Lori Brechlin done as well!  I will be working on it today!!!  I just love her designs!!!  Thank you, Lori!!

Lori is so very talented, has a lovely blog and business called NOTFORGOTTEN FARM, and is a finalist in the MARTHA STEWART AMERICAN MADE CONTEST!  If you want to know more about it, just visit Lori's blog for all the details and be sure to vote for her and her talented husband Peter!  I sure hope they win!! Click HERE to visit!

I have several more things too, that I hope to have finished and will post soon about when the Update will be!!  Stay tuned!!!

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Thank you all so much for spending some time visiting with me today!!!  We are all certainly SO BUSY, and it is always a good thing to slow down, put your feet up, take some deep cleansing breaths, and pick up a needle, hook, or punchneedle to take us back to a slower and simpler time!
We ALL need that, so please, take some time for yourselves!!

Wishing you all some quiet, peaceful and restful moments, my friends~

Julie