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Monday, August 15, 2011

LoTs Of Eye CaNdy..PeNNy RuGs, ReCipeS, SwaPs, OOP UpDaTe..;)

Good Monday Morning everyone!!! it is a beautiful "fall" like is only supposed to get to 63 today with showers in spots..I love how they word things on these weather sites..but right now it is sunny and glorious..On saturday I went grocery shopping and they had these huge mums for 4.99 each..I couldn't pass these I got 4 and put them in my wheelbarrow..
I love the vibrant colors..and they add a nice touch of color by the front steps..;)
we also hit a garage sale on our walk home..Hubby got some wood carving tools for a $1.00 each..he got 4..I got a cement mold for $2.00 (not shown).. he got a friend an air cleaner for his wood shoppe for $25.00..his friend will be thrilled with this find..I also got this cute little gas can for a $1.00..its out in the side yard landscaping..I love the shapes of these old cans don't you?
the hops are coming in nicely this year..
here is a side view of the month we will be harvesting these..too bad too cause I love these vines and wish they could stay all year round..)
I had a gal on etsy approach me with wanting to do a swap..and I chose this wonderful hallowen cat bracelet..

It looks sooooo much better in person and on my wrist..I love it and can't wait to start wearing it..I wore it the first night at it.;)
okay you all wanted me in my dress, sweater and had hubby take the photo..I swear these photos make me look larger then life..hubby says its the dress..its form fitting at the bust then drops straight out..If I had turned sideways you would see I don't really look this
everyone at church loved the sweater and wanted one..just perfect for the day..I love that jeans dress..haven't seen it in 12 it was brand new to me..:) I ordered another pair of boots in a different style..will show you when I get them..these are so comfortable too..put my orthodics in them and away I went.;)
we interrupt this program for a wild kitty on the lose..been seen attacking dad mans heads..:) what a little nut..hubby does this to her..she has a thing for his ears..lick, lick..bite
Yummmm!!! what was for dinner last night..can you guess?
if not here is the recipe..
and here is the finished product..and I will tell you this is a keeper!! tasted just like them..I made some sauted red and green cabbage with a whole onion, and some cherry tomatoes..oh it was sooo good..we have enough meat for another meal..I also have meat from the cafe rio pork has made 2 meals so far..I love left overs don't you..I used the cafe rio recipe in a pasta dish the other night and hubby was so impressed he said to make it a recipe..all I did was cook pasta and add the pork mixture to was sooo flipping must also do the cilantro dressing on this...its great as a sandwich spread too.;) it totally makes the meal..;)
my friend Sarah from church gave this to me yesterday..she has had it since April and kept forgetting to give it to me..I love this little basket...
so I put my embroidery floss and stuff in it..keeps the Lucy out of my stuff and it sits next to me on the couch..perfect size too;) she got it at Joanns..
This is my latest project..using my sizzix..I got my friends stuff cut out and cut some for me too.:) I left enough space at the bottom to put a candle of your choice there and it doesn't cover up the design..will post this when I get done with will also have button flowers for the terracotta pot..)
I also cut these out..I love these whimsical party pumpkins..I am going to stitch these onto burlap and make little pillows..will list them when I get them done..just in time for your holiday decorating..)
last but not least..these next 4 photos are on my Old Primitive Peddler site..lots of great things to see too..I love the way this wall hanging turned out..besure to click on the photo to see all the detail and stitching..lots of it..
a penny rug candle mat..
a nice "welcome" pumpkin that will take you all the way through thanksgiving.:)
and two different fall/thanksgiving towels..each has a different thing embroidered on them..
well that is it for me today..I gotta pack up some stuff to mail off..exercise, tidy up the house and work on some sewing..gotta get some stuff made for my christmas show..and I don't want to be cramming at the last minute..:)I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead..I will be planning a giveaway soon..maybe this week..whose up for another game of bingo? take care and thanks for stopping by and saying HI..I love seeing your comments..they all make my day.:)


  1. Gina,
    Wow your home and gardens are so beautiful , inspirational as well! Love all your new creations so talented! Love the pic of you in your dress and boots GORGEOUS , and the camera adds lbs to all of us ! Have a great week sweetie! hugs lil raggedy angie

  2. You are a busy little bee aren't you?! LOL at the attack cat! Cracked me up! Love the pic of you! You look great!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  3. LOVE that outfit, you look SO adorable in it!!!! Love all the great things you've been creating too, busy, busy;) I too love how the hops make your house look, like right out of a picture book!!! Hope you have a wonderful day, a rainy one here!

  4. You are right that is some really nice eye candy! I love it all. You look great in your dress!!!! heading over to check out your selling page. Blessings!

  5. love your jean dress you skinny minnie you!~! and that recipe looks do die for.. that settled I'm making it this weekend.

  6. You are lookin' good, girlfriend!
    Mike is right it is the angle, it shows you from the front and side...You still look good, though! I have to tell ya that most of the jam is GONE! I have been eating it on toast and ice cream!
    I love, love, love it! Thanks so much!
    Have a great week!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  7. Attack kitty is funny! I like the Halloween stitcheries!

  8. Love the cat attack. I had one that used to want to suck on your ears. Your recipes look yummy. And of course, your pennyrugs, look great as always.

  9. Looking good! Denim dresses always pretty. You have been a busy one I see. All those wonderful fall creations. Those Hops vines are pretty. I would hate to cut them too. Blessings!

  10. Hi Gina,
    Oh my, I just love your home and your garden!! those mums are just soo lovely and such a good deal!!! WE do not have those good deals on flowers around here!!! I am lovin your new creations!! You are one talented lady. I love you in your new old outfit!! I hate pictures of me too, they always add pounds and I don't look that big to me ykwim
    Hugs and have a wonderful week,

  11. Your mums are beautiful!!! You look lovely in your dress!!! I love all your penny rugs, you do such nice work. Hugs, Lecia

  12. Hey Girlfriend.. I'm not sure where to start..You look fantastic Gina..your get fit labors have Blessed you!
    I laughed so ard when I seen your fur baby attacking Daddy's head.. it wask like seeing what Tasha looks like when she attacks me like that.. Way to cute & I think daddy likes all those hugs. licks and bites. Tasha is outside with me in the summer room and she just ran & jumped on the table and grabbed me around the neck...

    Loe all your goodies.. You ahve been super busy I see. Loe that Basket your friend gave you too!

    Last but not least I absolutely love your yard/landscaping it is way to adorable.. the gas can is perfect..I smile every time I see your header picture..

    hae a great week!!


  13. You look so cute in your outfit!
    I wish I could spend a day walking around your yard, so many neat things to look at.
    Your meal looks delicious!!!
    It shows that you like to cook.
    Have a great week!

  14. Sweet bracelet! Loving Lucy wrestling Mike's head! One of our dogs--Ginger--does my Mike's hair. She does it everyday! She holds his head still with both paws and works him over until he looks great.
    Your pennies are awesome as usual and I love mums, too. You look awesome in the dress and sweater. Boots are not for me. My feet couldn't take it.....
    Hope every day gives you reason to smile!

  15. Hi Gina,
    First I have to tell you that you look awesome...I love your jean dress, sweater, and boots!! I gave up wearing dresses because of my bad feet, but now that I see your boots...I just might have to go dress and boot shopping. Wish you could come help me pick some stuff out.
    The pic of Lucy attacking your hubby's head is so funny and cute!! Just cracked me up!!
    It felt like Fall here today too...was in the upper 60's for most of the day.

  16. What a doll you are. :)
    I love those mums, and that kitty "interruption" was hilarious. Hahaha...

  17. Hi Gina!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I love what you've done with your blog and your house looks so cozy and warm! I can't wait to see what awesome creations you make this season.

  18. What a great post Gina! Everything you made is fabulous. You look amazing! That is a great outfit too! The colors of the mums make my heart flutter as I love Fall so much! Have a great day and many hugs to you!

  19. You look lovely! & I love that basket. Wow!

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  20. I just love when mums season rolls around. Seeing yours makes me want to be sure to plant some here. I hope we can get out into the woods and find some bittersweet to wrap around the grapevine tree that I placed on the deck which will soon have new clear twinkle lights as well.
    The photo of you in the denim dress is just as cute as can be. I love wearing denim, nothing else is as comfortable for casual.

  21. Thought id say hello and greetings from Lebanon,Pa Amish community. Richard from Amish Stories.

  22. Your Lucy is such a pretty little girl. They are so rumbustious when they're young, then turn into the ultimate couch potato when older.
    I love your wall hanging with the toothy pumpkin on it.
    Have a great day!

  23. ps. I forgot to add that the beef recipe looks good and easy! I'm not a fan of red meat but I think the hubs would love this dish and welcome some beef for a change.
    I'll pick up the ingredients on my grocery day tomorrow and make it real soon.