Thursday, January 2, 2020


Good morning, friends, and Happy 2020 to you!

When I think about the number 2020, the first thing that comes to mind is.........


Seeing is one of our most important senses and having CLEAR VISION can make all the difference
in getting where we are going!!

So, with that said, I want to approach this new year of 2020 with the following:

* A better of view of what I want to accomplish

* More time spent enjoying THE NOW

* Surrounding myself with the people I love and that love me

* Keeping my hands busy creating, and my mind busy learning

and finally.......

* Embracing WHO I  AM and  Being TRULY GRATEFUL!

Many thanks to all of you who have followed along this past year, both old friends and new, 
for all of your words of encouragement and your support of my humble talents,
 and for your generous and faithful friendship!! 
 It means more that you know!!

Wishing you all a CLEAR VISION as you approach this brand new year, my friends~

Julie xo

Thursday, December 26, 2019

~Christmas Greetings~

Tis the day after Christmas, I'm so far behind,
Just now posting my pictures! I hope you don't mind!

This season's been crazy, I must now confess,
Many unexpected moments of joy, and much stress!

Lots of last minute things to coordinate, and as a result,
they've all made me late!

But in spite of it all, I STILL FEEL BLESSED,
and now I can look forward to some much needed rest!

So to all of you dear readers, both far and near,

Wishing you Brightest Blessings, my friends~

Julie xo

Sunday, October 27, 2019

~Last Days of October~

Hello, and a most Happy Day to you, my friends!!
So very happy you took the time to stop in for a visit!

The month of October is very quickly coming to an end
and soon we will all be changing out our fall and Halloween 
treasures for Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!  
Hard to believe it is almost that time of year again, isn't it???

Before that happens, I thought I would share a few photos of my 
displays this year!!  
If you follow my blog, you know I love to decorate and I really enjoyed
all of the orange and black this year!

This is my new Pumpkin sign that I finally made for myself this year
out of a piece of old wood!

Love it on the old bench with all the pumpkins!!

Happy Jack gourd always makes me smile,
especially when I think of how I found him for
$2.50 at a Thrift shop!
He is a real gourd, too!!!

Sweet little witch I made with her mini pumpkin and dried corn!

Wonderful large dried gourds in an old trencher!

One of my Farmer's Field pumpkins that I made
a number of years ago!  Love how it has aged
even more each year! Pattern is by Sweet Meadows Farm!

Large rusty Happy Jack made from old tin
and a sweet little mouse I made in an old black shoe!

This big yellow ware bowl stays out all year
filled with lots of dried goodies!!

In honor of National Black Cat Day
here are two of my favorites!

Notice my cookie cutters along the top of my peg rack
all either Halloween or Harvest related!

Three more rusty cookie cutters with my little
Happy Jack Punched piece from my dear friend
Lori Rippey!
  A Notforgotten Farm design!!

A favorite pillow I made a number of years ago using
an old army blanket and orange wool!!!

Another blackish kitty and my Make Do witch!

Love this pillow I made from a Pineberry Lane design
with my very first punched piece,
a kit from Spruce Ridge studios!

Last but not least, a sweet cubby filled with
little pewter and silver cups and old cookie cutters
with some pumpkins on top!
What could be better??


I am still keeping very busy creating and am so happy I can do what I love!

Here are a few things that have just been listed in my Etsy shop!
To visit, click HERE

Between my Etsy shop, and special orders, it seems my hand are NEVER IDLE 
and that always makes me happy!!
  Busy Hands = Happy Heart!!!

Wishing  you Joy filled Moments and Happy Hearts,  my friends~

Julie xo