Hello there everyone..I hope your 3 day holiday is off to a great start!!..we are doing nothing for the holiday but staying home and if weather permits..work on getting the yard put to bed for the fall..Hubby is taking vacation next week..so might be putting in a fence or doing little projects that need to be done..and one is getting my table finished.;) I can't wait to get in in the dining room and see how it looks..we are supposed to get rain this entire week..so much for the vacation..but we have plenty to do..Above Hubby picked the taters finally on monday..and this is what we got...not a good harvest..my sunflowers still haven't bloomed..the heads are the size of a 50 cent piece..green tomatoes galore!!..not a great year for gardening..the blackberries are just now ripening and are puny at best..and I would like to pick some to make blackberry jam...the jurys still out on if that will happen..;)
Well yesterday was my big adventure with my best friend Kimmy...we always have so much fun together..and I love spending time with her..wish we did it more often..but on the other hand I would be broke..We headed to the local nursery first and they had alot of items 50% off..so I got that wreath above for $12.00..the green goblets were $1.99..and the mugs were..49cents each..(they came from the Goodwill store)...
the big long garland was from the nursery as well..50% off..the fall picks and orange suede fabric was on sale for 6.99 a yard..I will embroider and make pumpkins..I also got that netting like fabric in fall colors..will use it to tie ribbons etc..;)
the accorns and pinecones came from Joanns too..and they were 50% off will fill up a bowl or something to display these for fall..guess I need to decorate..am starting slowly..:)
the wonderful rolling pin with black handles came from a consignment store..I paid $6.99 for it..not sure if I will keep it or make a sleeve and sell it..I got the tablets at the nursery for 50% off..and the pumpkin lantern and the cat garland came from Goodwill..the lantern was $1.99 and the cat garland was .99cents..I will string this up for halloween..it will add such a nice old fashioned look to my decorating..I can't wait..;)
here it is opened.;)
I got 2 boxes of scarecrow/pumkin garden stakes to line my walk ways for the little trick or treaters this halloween..they will be up soon..
and I was able to get 2 more rolling pins at good will each for 1.99.. not to bad..That was a long day..I set out at 10:30am and got home at 6pm..had some other errands after my day of fun and excitement..at 6:30pm with the threat of rain this week..I decided to mow the lawn to get it out of the way as it was getting long in places and I didn't want to have to worry about it for the week..and then at 7:30pm..I came in and fixed dinner...at 1 am I posted my items for the big celebration on etsy that we are doing..we will be posting our items on Sunday..so I will post those tomorrow for you to see..I will also post some photos of Kimmys house and what she has been up too..I love going to her house..cause she always gives me inspiration..;)
I just did a swap with our primpals forum and I got paired up with Jeanne Mills...and she sent me some wonderful goodies that I wanted to share...she sent me a gardening journal that she covered with fabric and sweet annie..;)
I got the wonderful little pumpkin doll and cornucopia..I can't wait to put out the cornucopia for my thanksgiving table along with my pilgrim doll and turkey.:)
she also gave me this sweet little fall pumpkin that will stay up till after thanksgiving and the sweet little scarecrow makedo..he is so whimsical..
and she made me this cute little tissue holder that she machine embroidered this cute little design that she designed herself and she was nice enough to share the design with me...so I can make something..I have already used my tissue holder and love it..;) what a unique idea..you are getting the crafting juices flowing;)Thanks so much Jeanne this was so much fun and I got a new friend with lots in common to boot..the primpal gals really pair us up so well.:)
Now I am doing their september happiness exchange and got a new prim friend named Jennifer she is from Illinois and is a 3rd generation coal miners daughter!! I can't wait to spoil her rotten and get to know her better too..she is a beautiful gal to boot.:)
This is what I sent to Jeanne...
Well that is it for me..I gotta finish up some projects..(the story of my life) oh and my machine is acting up again..won't do the decorative stitches...but i can embroider..so it will be going back in again..won't have to pay for it..but still not a happy camper..since I have only had it back since the second week of July...and Kimmys was acting up as well..Why don't they make things to last these days..we are such a throw away society anymore...and its more expensive too..Okay off my soap box..have a wonderful labor day holiday..and be sure to stop by tomorrow for the kick off to our Old Farmhouse Gatherings group and what we will be offering for fall/halloween..;) I have seen the items and they are great.;)