Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
Here are a few pictures of our decorations. Sorry the pictures are not perfect, I am having some trouble with my camera.
This is our gold and cream tree in our formal living room.

This is our more rustic tree in our basement.
My little doll tree in my bedroom.
My Gingerbread Angels on my little kitchen tree.
Happy Holidays from our home to yours!
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a New Year full of Peace and Happiness!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I'm Still Here!

Yes, I really am still here. I have been staying so busy that I haven't taken the time to update my blog so today I thought I would put this picture of a darling winter quilt that we saw at a quilt show for you to enjoy and let you all know that I have all of my trees up and decorated and I think we are almost ready for the big day!
I still need to do some more deep cleaning, wrap a few more gifts and have a full day of baking!!!
I will take some pictures of my trees soon and put them on my blog.
I love and miss you all!
It's been fun looking at your blog's tonight and seeing your beautiful homes all decorated for the holiday!
I'll see you all soon here in blog land!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

~Buffet~ Before and After~

Do you remember the old buffet I posted about?
Well, I finally finished it! This is the before picture;...And this is after!
I am very happy with how it turned out.
I love the way it looks in my entry way.
Now that it is finished and I see how it looks I'm thinking that I might add some more of the stain to antique it a little more and make it a little darker around the appliques.
I know there are some that think it is awful to paint wood but I am happy to report that this buffet was mostly veneer and the one part that is a nice piece of wood is the top and I did stain and polyed it. I personally love the look of painted furniture but I also understand those that love the wood look.

I had a lot of fun doing this project I am happy with how it turned out and I am happy to check this one off the list.
The bad thing is, every time I look at a piece of furnitur in my house I picture how it would look painted. Oooo, I just added several more projects to the list! I better go find my paint brush. hehehe

Thursday, September 2, 2010

~Nativity Pillows...Check!~

My Basket full of little Nativity Pillows!
I am so excited to check off another project from my "Unfinished Projects List"
Today I finished these little pillows.
There are 12 pillows in this set.
The reason I went with this color scheme for the pillows is because I am planning on displaying them at Christmas time in the room that I like to decorate in golds, cream, and white. So instead of the traditional red and green, I went with these colors. I have made these same pillows in the more traditional Christmas colors and I gave them away as a gift. They are darling done in reds and greens.
Not everyones taste but I think they will look great with my other decorations at Christmas time.
Well, now I need to get serious about my next project. THE BUFFET...
I have started sanding it and I can tell this is going to take a while. I'm not as comfortable working on wood as I am with fabric but if it turns out the way I am hoping, it is going to be Fabulous!
Wish me luck and I will post before and after pic's when it's done.
Have an Amazing day!

Friday, August 27, 2010


Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful day!
I wanted to let you all know about a GIVEAWAY that is going on.
Cecily over at Craftopotamus is giving away one of my favorite things!
A beautiful QUILT! I can't believe she is going to give it away.
I have always said a quilt is the best gift anyone could ever get!
Be sure to head on over to Craftopotamus and enter to win this treasure.
I will try to put Cecily's blog button on the right side of my blog and if
all goes well, you should be able to get to Cecily's blog by clicking on
her button.
I would like to wish you all good luck and I look forward to hearing who
is the lucky winner. (Truthfully, I hope it's me, hehehe)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

*Back To School*

Bridger and Branson headed back to school this week.
Summer went by so fast this year, I was a little sad to send them back to school.
Bridger, (my non-smiler in photo's) is in the 4th grade this year and Branson is in the 6th grade.
With the boys in school now, I am hoping to get some more projects done and checked off the list. I finished a sewing project this morning but I am not going to post pictures of it because it is a Christmas gift for someone and I don't want her peeking at her gift.
Can I just say ...YAY! one Christmas gift done!!!
I did take a picture and will post sometime after Christmas.
Now, I think I am ready to head out to the garage and tackle painting the buffet.
I will take before and after pic's.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

YAY, I can check two more off the list!

YAY! I just finished two more projects on my "Unfinished Projects List!"
I still have several more to go but I am happy to have these two baby quilts done.
I gave one to my sister-in-law for her new baby, Kellee.
She is such a cute baby and only weighed just over 5 lbs. when she was born.
The other quilt will be stored away until I need another baby girl gift someday.
I know now that I really must be turning into my mother, she always makes more than she needs whenever she makes anything, you know, just in case:)Well, onto the next project. No time for blogging right now but I will be back soon!
Love You All!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

~Garden Party~

We had such a fun Garden Party the other night.
Good Company...This is Blanca, Grandma Bliss(My Mom) and Ruth(Ruth is the one that provided the beautiful yard for the party)

We were all suppose to wear a hat.....
These are a few of the cute hat's that were worn.
There was lot's of Yummy food made with produce from our gardens.
Everyone enjoyed the food, sooo good!
Liz Laney,(aka Martha Stewart) made Lavender Punch, it was amazing!
The tables were so cute

The Garden Party was in Ruths yard and it is a beautiful and manicured yard. Ruth works very hard keeping her yard so beautiful and it was so kind of her to let us all spend some time there and enjoy the beauty of it.

Well, that is a few photos of our fun Garden Party! I hope we can do this again soon. Thanks everyone that helped to make it such a fun evening and thank you Ruth for sharing your yard with us and inspiring me to get out and work in my yard.

Friday, August 13, 2010

~Show & Tell Friday~

Do you remember when I shared this picture with you a few months ago?
I had found it at a yard sale and loved it.
The picture is old and tattered but I love it! Well, thanks to one of my wonderful blog friends,(Marilyn from Somewhere In My Time) she informed me that there was a partner to my picture. A little girl with a cat and it is called,"Chums"
Well, I had to have it. After searching, I found one!!!
The picture is old and seems to be a little sun faded but I love it
I now have them both hanging in my bedroom. I don't know why some things appeal to me, I'm sure not everyone would get this much joy out of two old tattered and faded pictures but I Love them!
Hope you all find what appeals to you and it makes you as happy as these have made me.

Thanks again Marilyn!

Friday, July 30, 2010

~Show & Tell Friday~

In honor of Show & Tell Friday, I thought it would be fun to show you my new fun room.
Welcome to my sewing/home office/craft/ scrapbooking room.

My furry babbies love to be in here with me.
Sooo true,....There is always something to be thankful for.
I am thankful to have this fun room to do my projects in.
It is small and I am still trying to organize it better but it sure is fun to have all of my stuff in one room and not in boxes put away somewhere.

~More Summer Fun~

We had so much fun at the Quilt Show Water Slide.
This year the Quilt Show Volunteer's and their families had a fun evening of water slide and yummy food as a thank you for all of their hard work putting on such a great Quilt Show.
This is Bridger going down the water slide.
Two buddies...Bridger and Branson

The boys also enjoyed all of the yummy food.
Branson didn't want to take time to eat but he was glad after that he did.
Grnadma Bliss enjoyed watching the kids on the slip-n-slide

What a fun time we had.
Thanks Peteetneet Quilt Show Staff!