Thursday, July 29, 2010

Table Runner and Scarf

I made my daughter-in-law, Lori, a table runner for her birthday. Found scraps of blue fabric and added some doodads.I also added one of my mother's doilies. She liked it. She loves antiques and vintage also. Happy Birthday Lori. Also finished a scarf for a friend. I know, I know, it's really hard to hand someone a scarf when the temp is 90 and the humidity is 100%. What can I say, I'm in a crocheting mood.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The humidity is low today so it's a perfect time to clean a little and rearrange some stuff.  The white milkglass is a gift from my son and daughter-in-law. The cats are glass that has been decoupaged with material. My mom gave them to me years ago.The mantel was cleaned and redone a couple weeks ago. I am always changing things around. It's my nature to rearrange something. My friend, Bebe, gave me the white floral lights for my birthday. I have them in the dining room and they look awesome at night too. The wire rack was found at the Kane County Flea Market and I clipped some old postcards to it. Who knows what I'll clip to it next week.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This is the second week that I have been in one of my crocheting "moods". Sorted through all my hooks and started making rows of several different stitches. I ended up with a pillow cover and then went on to make a scarf for my daughter, Christine. I think it's time to get more supplies at that amazing yarn shop in Geneva.
Many thanks to Angela over at who emailed me that I was the winner of her blog giveaway.
My amazing package arrived today and I was anxious to open everything up and start crafting. So many things to choose from I don't know where to start. Thank you Angela for your generous package.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Day Trip to Chicago

Spent an amazing day in Chicago on Saturday. My husband, Jeff, and I took the Metra train in the morning (we are 50 miles west of Chicago) into the city. Walked and walked the whole town. Had a great lunch at Mike Ditkas and found a cool shop called "Posh" I bought an adorable fabric towel holder with four vintage  towels inside. Plus I had to buy some ribbon. The tall silver building is Trump Tower.And the one photo is of my sweet husband carrying my bag of goodies.  Jeff and I also walked through the Water Tower mall. I am right on the escalator photo, trying to wave at Jeff. We also took a little time to watch the filming of Transformers that was happening on Michigan Avenue. Lots of people in the city but always fun to walk and watch them all.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Good Morning!!! Like most folks I got up this morning and ironed my vintage hankies. Sure glad I got that out of the way. Next I practiced a few crochet stitches, then went on to water some plants.On the way to get more water I spotted the very cool burlap I found at the store last night along with some silk bamboo. What will I do with them you ask.......??? They just look awesome sitting on the table. It was about that time  that I remembered I have two golden retrievers that need to be walked. Those dogs are so patient with me. So I am off for a walk, have a great day. Let's not forget to iron our hankies today!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

It's Monday again, it comes around so fast. Found some very nice vintage lace at a garage sale over the week-end. Saturday was spent at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with my very best friend, Bebe, and her husband Chuck. The guys went golfing and Bebe and I hit all the shops downtown. We had a great lunch at a new place called "Simple" I had to buy this basket for my yarn. Then Bebe bought me this awesome bracelet that was handmade by a local artist. Great weather and lots of laughs. On Sunday I had a picnic here and my sister, Judy, found this pair of birds for me at a antique shop in her town. Love the color of them. Have a great week everyone.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Goodies from "Our Back Porch"

I was the "lucky" winner of a giveaway over at .Becky sent me a wonderful journal and a beautifully decorated box with more goodies inside. I loved everything and if you get a chance take a peek at her amazing blog. Thanks Becky. I will be making something good with all the stuff you sent to me.

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar