A note to Pat... the Philco radio is about 36" high.
We are officially 2 weeks into the smoke free lifestyle! It's been difficult, but each day brings another opportunity to succeed. I still feel the urge to have a cigarette... but quickly remind myself that I can't light up what I don't have! LOL! That's right... not a one butt in the house... I still have the Nicorette gum "just in case"... but that stuff tastes pretty durn awful! So, I've been crunching on M&M's... Going to have to start crunching on watermelon, celery and carrots soon, as my pants are getting tight! LOL!
Some happiness arrived in the mail during the last couple of weeks! It seems that sometimes folks send gifts "just because", but it seems to arrive at a time when it is needed! First to arrive was a wonderful card from Kelley! Very nice saying on the card... and she also wrote a note that it would make a great design for a hooked rug! Pumpkins, saltbox house, sheep and a crescent moon... perfect!!! You know I'm going to give this a try! Kelley sent along some prim sheep tags too... Thanks so much!
The next to arrive was an early Birthday present from Debbie! Debbie is always creating such gorgeous pieces and posting about them on her blog. I think I may have commented (one time too many) on her blog that I want all of the quilts she creates! LOL! So, she sent me a mini quilt she made! *smile* Beautifully prim stitches and love the wide border! Simply perfect! Debbie also sent along a prim cross stitched pinkeep and a little ducky basket! This little basket will soon be a pinkeep... I just have to get my concentration back long enough to create one for it! LOL! Thanks so much for everything Debbie, I love it all!
I have been quilting and stitching to keep my hands busy. The little brown quilt I started is finished... just needs rinsing and fluffing and then I will post a picture of it. In the meantime, I'll share a picture of a cross stitched piece I have in progress. It's called "Love and Be Loved" by Country Stitches. Absolutely love the recommended DMC color choices for this. Very enjoyable to stitch!
And, in the gardening department... I'm happy to announce that the backyard tomatoes are in place!!! All 4 of them!!! LOL! Planted them Monday as it was supposed to rain all day yesterday... and it did! So, good roots should be forming on these little buggers... and should make for some plump, red and juicy 'maters when the end of July is here... Geeeeeez... that sounds so far away... I want one now! ;-)
So that's about it from the Joisey homestead! It's peaceful, it's warm, it's HOME!
Sunshine smiles being sent your way!