Sunday, September 18, 2011

Good Sunday Morning!

Just wanted to pop on and wish everyone a wonderful Sunday ! It is an overcast morning but not to cool so I will be happy and rejoice in the day.We are off to church here in a while and that always makes the day better.I wanted to take a moment to ask you  to remember all those affected by the horrible plane crashes in Nevada and Virginia in the last few days.My thoughts and prayers are with you all! It is so sad that a fun filled day ended with tragedy.

Yesterday was a sad day here at the homestead for me as I lost a favorite furry friend.Sasha was a beautiful pet and will be greatly missed ! Farewell my sweet friend ,may you rest in peace.

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I hope that you all enjoy your day and may you have a wonderful week!Hugs,Jen

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Good Afternoon and a sneak peek

Hello and a good afternoon to all of you! Fall certainly is in the air today. It is a cool,damp day but I am enjoying it .The old crock pot is making the house smell so warm and comforting with the aroma of my homemade beef stew. I will be serving it up with some fresh baked sourdough bread.Yummy! Love good home cooked meals! It has been a while since I made a post but life has been crazy busy here at the home place. Hubby and I are still trying to work at getting the craft room finished. We are making custom cabinets and such and it takes time when one  (okay me) can't seem to make up their  mind as to what  they want and where they want it! 

Hubby is good at woodworking and he designed and built me a fantastic cabinet for my craft paints! I love it! We decided to stain and poly the inside in case of any paint spills .We thought or maybe hoped is the better word that spilled paint would come up easier from polyurethaned wood. Maybe I will be blessed and never find out if we were right or wrong.LOL! Thought that I would share a sneak peek at the cabinet with you all today.The pics are not the greatest because of how the layout is in the room ,it made getting a full shot almost impossible.

This just show the paneled bead board door that he made for the cabinet.

This is a shelf that he made on the backside of the door.I use it to hold my mediums,pigment paints and special paints.

This is the inside of the cabinet where I keep the rest of the paints.The top shelf holds my duplicate colors and the other 6 shelves are sorted by color family.I made tiny labels with the name of each color of paint for the bottom of each bottle.Whew ,but that took some time! LOL! I do need to restock but I love how they are organized now.Thank you hubby!

Do you want to know if you are getting old? Yes ,well then I suggest you watch my great nephew for a bit and you will have your answer.Gee whiz ,I don't remember my child being so full of energy! My mom calls him Tornado Alex.The child has to pick up everything he sees,and is so hard to keep in one place for two minutes.Yep I am getting old! I am ready for  a nap after chasing him for an hour.LOL! He is a sweetie ,even though I can not keep up.
 Alex ,at Grannies house ,discovering a few new toys Aunt Jen bought him . Think this was the longest he ever sat still. 

Maddy his baby sister.Sorry about the photo ...I was trying to hold her and get a pic. 
These two bundles of joy are my next door neighbors and Alex certainly keeps us all on our toes.It has been a long time since my home had to be child proofed but it slowly happening.Smile.

Well I am off to check on the beef stew and to wait for hubby to get off work.May your days be full of happiness!Hugs,Jen

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More Gourds To Share

Hey blogger buddies ,I am still chugging away at the old craft room.Hubby has promised to build  a cabinet for my paint this weekend  and that will help me tremendously. I have quite a lot of paint  and it is hard to store it all neatly. The gourds that I had painted for shows in the past have been stored on shelves on the walls of my craft room and now I am going to store them away into plastic tubs .I wanted to share a few more with you before I put them up.I hope that I am not boring you to tears.It is going to be heavy  picture post,sorry about that and the quality of pics.My son's girlfriend took the photos of the other ones I shared.It amazes me that today is the first day of September! Wow ,where did the summer go ? It  seems like it just got started.May the Fall be a slower pace and just maybe we will all be able to slow down and enjoy it .Well now on with the gourd show,you might want to get  glass of your favorite drink and get comfortable.

This is a bigger gourd and the snowman has a dusting of  diamond dust .$ 15.00 +shipping

This penguin is wearing a pair of glasses .$12.00 + shipping

This snowman is holding a painted on candy stick .$12.00 + shipping

I made this snowman from the top of a kettle gourd .He is  kind of unusual.$10.00 + shipping

This  treat bucket is from an apple gourd and is felt lined. $ 10.00 + shipping

This is a gourd that is made into a Fall arrangement. The front has a Halloween design and the back  looks  like a pumpkin so that you can use it the entire season.$15.00 + shipping

This is a nice sized gourd and it made a darling penguin lady.$15.00 + shipping

This snowgirl is a large gourd.She is a bit heavy .$20.00 + shipping

I had fun making this guy ! He is riding on his sled with his favorite buddy.$20.00 + shipping

Sorry but I did warn you that there were a lot of pics. All these gourds are $ 20.00 and under plus their traveling fare. If  you are interested in anything email me.I am sure that something can be worked out. 

I am off to tackle more of my craft room mess.Hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.Please remember all those that are dealing with the aftermath of hurricane Irene, keep them in your thoughts and prayers.