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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Enjoying The Calm...

Today is a perfect 68 degrees with sunshine and a warm to slightly cool breeze. Gorgeous colored leaves all ablaze in their warmest golds, rusts and reds float through the air and color the ground to a crunchy kaleidoscopic perfection... ahhhh... sweet Autumn... and then, I turn on the radio or tv and I learn that a storm called Sandy will be in town starting tomorrow and won't be leaving us alone until Wednesday. 50-60 mph winds and 5-10 inches of rain... along with storm surges... will bring us some flooding and power outages. Hopefully everyone in it's path has taken the necessary precautions to prepare their home, family and pets for safety... with any luck... Sandy just might stay out to sea... I keep hoping anyways...

In the meantime, I thought I'd share with you some of the goodies that have been showing up in my mailbox over the last couple of months. First, how about these lovely baskets from Ann over at 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets? I have purchased from Ann in the past, and when I need some baskets, I always look to see what's in her shop before I go anywhere else. The reason is simple... she makes and sells only the best! Packs everything up nice and ships quickly too! The Woolhooker basket is keeping my wool quilt kits safe... and the larger basket to the right is keeping my Spring Bouquet Block of The Month organized. The small basket in the foreground will be used to hold snippets while I hook a rug. Don't you just love the clothes pin legs? You can visit Ann's blog here and her Etsy store here.

Next to arrive was a gift from Kim over at MyFieldOfDreams. See the Halloween edition of Just Cross Stitch Magazine over on the right? It has so many wonderful projects included... one of their best issues yet! Thanks again Kim! I haven't started on any yet... but, I do have 4 more days before Halloween arrives! lol!

Have you had the chance to visit Paulette of Sweet P Quilting & Creations? Well... you should! She is always sharing pictures of the gorgeous Canadian countryside... wool quilts... cotton quilts... desserts... garage sale finds... her recent venture into free motion quilting... and (of course) a giveaway or two! I was the lucky winner of her most recent giveaway which was a copy of Black Bird Design's When The Cold Wind Blows... soooooo many beautiful projects to keep me busy when the cold wind is blowing!!! Thanks so much Paulette! I hope to have that Christmas quilt stitched by NEXT Christmas! lol!

And the most recent arrival showed up just yesterday! These are my first official Christmas 2012 decorations! :-) They are exquisitely hand crafted by Tammy of Rock River Stitches! I have quite a few of her pieces and love them ALL! You can visit her blog here and her Etsy store here... Tammy sells patterns and completed pieces. You're almost guaranteed to find something of hers that you will love!

I did get some stitches in during the past few weeks. I finished stitching on The Bittersweet Is Blooming... it's a pattern by Pam of Primitive Basketcase. I'll share pictures when it is completely finished... and today I have a couple of goodies from Country Rustic Primitives that I am stitching on... pictures of those pieces next post too!

Until next time... stay healthy and keep on smiling!


Friday, October 5, 2012

It's Radio Time!

I've been spending quite a bit of time enjoying the cool, crisp air that arrives with autumn... along with the colorful leaves, mums and pumpkins. A couple of weeks ago, we attended the bi-annual Radio Show & Swap at Renninger's in Kutztown, PA. As always, "That Radio Guy" had his video camera at hand to capture some of the days events! :-) So, take a break from what your doing... park your fanny in a comfy chair and take a gander at this little video...



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