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My Best Wishes to all of you

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Getting ready to host our Family get-together so no time to post but want to send my wishes to you.



Till next year.....

Busy busy busy time of year........

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Hello Friends! I'm back and with some finished projects.......that's right some of my crafts that I mentioned in my last post are now complete. Here are some of them. As you can see I'm now into doing some embroidery. That seems to be really relaxing for me and also something I can do while watching tv at night. I don't fall asleep that way.

And this little pillow is done as well but realized that I have not taken a picture of the finished one....oh well, you get the drift.


Today I hosted the Ladies Lunch.....we haven't gotten together in a while so we were overdue. We decided that salad and sandwiches would be just fine. A few apps as well and p-l-e-n-t-y of wine. Of course knowing that I would blog soon I decided to take pictures for you. Here we go..........

 My table setting. And my version of the Carol Shilber Designs. carolshilberdesign.com. She makes the most beautiful napkin cuffs and place mats. Mine are no way as beautiful as hers but I'm pretty hap…

Crafts, crafts and mor e crafts......

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How the heck do I get myself into these things. It's not enough that I have incomplete
projects but then I go and start more.....I guess I'm just not happy unless I have a dozen or so going at a time. Last year I bought this really cute kit that I wanted for Christmas. Got it @keepsakequilting in Center Harbor. I thought it was so darn cute. However when I got home I realized it was way too small so I had my trusty "partner" enlarge it up for me. Ok...so not only was it too small but it was NOT a kit! That's right..it was only the pattern and it had NO fabric.....so now off I go to get wool. So after all the rigmarole I just set it down and there it stayed. But it's now another year and and going to work on it. I will get it done for Christmas and I think it will make a cute little pillow.

So did you see the snow last week! What was that about! So glad that it did not stick around....not quite ready for it yet. But now I do have to admit that I love the first…

Home made Granola

I have a few minutes here so I'd like to share my recipe for granola. Have fun with it. I do. It seems that I never really make it the same. I sometimes add more pecans and keep the almonds out.....or the walnuts. It's also really good with maple syrup or even molasses in place of the honey. After it's cooked and cooled I store it in a large glass jar so we can grab some to add to our yogurt or cereal.

GIFTS
I keep mine pretty simple but if I'm giving it as a gift...which I have done for Christmas. I put it in a mason jar and add a fabric top with ribbon around it and I tag with the ingredients., then I will add some chocolate or white chips...M&M's, dried fruit or whatever you think your family or friends would enjoy. Now I don't cook these, I add them after it's cooked and dried. It makes great gift. Another idea I had one year was to place about a cup full in a cellophane bag and then also add an envelope of hot chocolate mix to the bag along with m…

Granola and Circle skirt...........................

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Now that's quite the title. It's been a bit since I last posted but I can assure you that I've done a lot more that make granola and sew a circle skirt. As far as cooking goes I've made some "sticky buns" from a recipe on Pinterest made with Pillsbury's Grands
biscuits.
MMMMMM! They were so good. Then Hubby decided
that they would be even better if I added
apples to the recipe. So......................
I checked out more recipes and
found some that looked great.
That will be tomorrow's breakfast. There's a method to my madness however.
I figure that if I he has those for breakfast he won't be
too disappointed when I go off tomorrow morning a check out
the craft fairs in the area. aha..it might work.
Ok so I also made his favorite
Granola

We go through so much of it...I make a huge batch once a month.
But it's yummy....if anyone want the recipe I'd be happy to type it up and have it here.
Just send me a note.
Well, we survived Hurrica…

Construction up-date and more felt flowers......

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Well, here I am again. Things have been real busy around here and a little bit crazy. An emotional roller-coaster is what I've been on but now it's slowed down and things couldn't be better. A life changing situation has come upon me and it turned out to be fantastic. I couldn't be happier.....sorry to sound so vague but trust me that it's all good.

Now for the constuction....it's going great. We had a couple of snags but we seem to be back in the swing of things. The carpenters have completed the outside and the siding is all complete. They will start on framing the windows on the inside as well as doing some sheetrocking and then start on the bathroom. The plumber came today and now we can start on the bathroom....can't wait to see that complete. The roofer also plans on starting tomorrow. Wow! Lot's of traffic around here.

I've been working on a few craft projects. Making one of the "Twinkies" a nap mat. Really cute fabric. It's got…

Felt flower wreaths.................

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Happy Sunday! Hope your weekend is going well. The weather has sure been in our favor here in Maine. I know they predicted rain but can't really complain about this.
Hubby got to finish up his "grunt" work over at the construction site...you know the stuff that the carpenters really don't like to do...like tape all the insulation together round the windows and the rest of the house, and go under the cottage  and cut out all the old pipes and old PVC parts. Yup, he just loves going under there....yuk! that's a crappy job. Yesterday we had a chance to take the boat out of the water....looks like the end of boating season till next summer. I'm not really ready to put the kayak away yet so I think I'll wait a little longer. I know they'll be a few more warm days that I can get out there.

As I mentioned in the last post...that "C" had some new inspiration for me, well I was right. Got right into making some felt flowers. Wow! That was fun. So her…

One more try....

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Here we go....I'm gonna give this one more try. I was given a couple of tips...Thanks to "M" with one T and PBR ...hope this works. Such a beautiful sight concidering it was taken right here in the backyard. Thank You "C" for sharing this. Would love your feed-back.

Well today was so much fun. I had a visit from a cousin. We got a chance to sit visit and catch-up on goings on. Then off we went to lunch for some sea food.. had my favorite..their clam chowder and a clam stip roll...mmmmmmmm it was delish.
If you are ever in Wells, Me be sure to check out thefishermanscatch down by the Wells Harbor....well actually you'll have to wait till next season as they close for the winter next week. Be sure to pencil it in your calendar for next year.

I know that this is a short post...but I just wanted to try this video thing again and don't really have anything else to talk about today so till the next time........
Bon Soire.................................

Fall Felt Wreath...........

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I must say  things are progressing quite well with the constuction going on at the "Tiny House". Windows are all in as well as the back slider and front door. I think we made the right choice by adding the slider, it gives a better view of the river. The windows in the bedrooms are a huge improvement. So far so good...not too many surprises and yeah...we're getting close to going "over budget"! hehehe...I think someone knew that was coming!

I received this video today from my neighbor "C"....beautiful. I think you'll be impressed. I hope you enjoy it.

Now speaking of "C" I happened to look out today and something caught my eye. At her door was a new wreath...(she always has the coolest stuff there) that looked like it needed closer inspection. Yup..I went right over and got up close and personal with the wreath. OH My! I loved it! Made of felt and yarn....something right up my alley. So I came home got my IPad and took pictures of it...…

Nap Mats and doll clothes.......

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Since the last time we spoke a lot has happened. I know I mentioned doing some  renovations on the "Teeny tiny" house and yes the work has begun. Hubby and I have gone right in and started some of the grunt work and I have to say it was fun. I love tearing things apart.
Here is how the bathroom looks before we really get started. It's really a small one and I'm so anxious to give it a little space. Surely the guests will also.

So clearly things are coming right along. Who would put purple paneling under sheetrock in a bathroom. Yikes!!!   Enough about the construction site...I'd much rather talk about my latest craft projects. Right now it's all about sewing. I just finished a couple of Nap Mats for my two little "Pre-school Princesses". Their Mom called and asked if I could make them a blanket cause they need them for when they take naps. After doing a little research I came up with some really clever ideas. Check out some of these sites: co…

I'm Back......

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I feel so bad I've not had the time to get back to this. Summer has been so busy for me and hubby but now on our way back to somewhat normal. Our season has come to a close and now it's time to get some work done on our "teeny tiny house". Our major concern is trying to get the bathroom so that a person can actually fit in there. But we're also doing other renovations as well. Maybe next year we could extend our season a little longer.
This is from our dock and I never get tired of this sight......so peaceful. Of course it adds so much when the tide is high.....when it's low...it's real low....like very little water.
What a beautiful sight this was...my cousin and his wife who came to visit with us. I so enjoyed seeing him again after about 30 yrs. and finally getting to meet his wife.....what a wonderful lady. I really enjoyed getting to know her. Hope they return next year.

This is the two brothers (cousins) racing the kayaks....still in competition it…

Coming soon......Giveaway!

I'm happy to be back here. Sorry It's been a while but I've been without my computer for over a week now and WOW! was I ever lost! I did have my IPad but was not able to post pictures and found that very annoying. Now I have a new Toshiba computer and hope to be back on tract. I've been busy looking up other blogs and I'm going to copy-cat some ideas. I see that lot's of people do give-aways... I think I'll give that a try. So my 25th follower will receive a free gift. Not gonna say what it is right now but it will be something handmade by Moi of course. So....hurry up and spread the word. I  would also appreciate any comments from viewers. I love getting "mail"
     Summer has been very busy and hot here on the coast of Maine...I must say that this humidity is kicking my but. But we've had some relief with the water temp. here at the Atlantic. My hubby and I have been swimming quite often...and our ankles didn't even go numb on us. Very c…

More clothesline rope bowls n stuff......

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Thought I'd be back here a little sooner but time just seems to escape me. I recently visited a new art studio and took a class with a friend. We made "ice resin pendant" artnightout.com and had a great time. I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the actual pendants I made but did take some of the studio.
Here she is Miss Lydia....we had a great time and met some real nice people.








www.seedsstudio.com.
Here are some other photos. There are some beautiful "torn paper art" and I think the artist is Wanda Edwards. I think I'd love to try this technique.

Seeds is a great studio and the owner Colleen is very nice....

















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I'm not sure what's going on with the post here but i can't seem to control how to do a lay-out. I also want to show you more rope bowl projects. Here is one that my friend Cheryl made. Love it....I may try making one myself.

Now how cute is this?! Very clever idea. I also like the loop knot at the top.
Placemat and coasters.
This i…