Monday, August 20, 2012

My Kind of Mornin' ...

Don't you just love it when you wake up to these cooler, late Summer mornings?

I don't know about any of you, but to me it can only mean one thing...

FALL is just around the corner!!!!

I'm not sure what the exact temperature is out there, but it is wonderfully cool, and it seems like FOREVER since I have experienced anything so refreshing!

Like so many of you, the area that we live in has been devastated by the dry, hot weather. It is so sad to see in person and witness on TV how bad some of our farmers and ranchers have been hit by this drought and my thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of them.

I know that many of you won't want to hear this, but I am hoping for a nice WET Fall and very SNOW covered Winter...remember...every little bit of precipitation we get from here on out, will help immensely for next year!

OK...with all of that being said...a nice wet Fall would mean only one thing for me...plenty of time to stay indoors and work on some pretty BIG projects that I have in the works right now. You all know how I just love to sit by a fire, the wind, rain or snow hitting the windows and blowing around outside while we are all safe and snuggled inside with something fun to work on...

Well, that is what I intend to do...I will fill you all in on the "happenings" as they progress, so please stay tuned!!!

Today, however, I am trying to finish up a couple of items for my Harvest Up-date. It is scheduled for tomorrow night at 8:00 PM, CST, so if you have a minute, I would love it if you could stop by my Picturetrail and check things out. (  )
  Not a whole lot being offered (due to my busy schedule) but a nice little selection for you to consider none-the-less.

I have been up since 4:30 this morning working on this little sampler (this was my second cup of coffee and I think I see a third in the very near future). I pictured it in my head on Friday night when I was lying in bed trying to sleep...not sure if it is coming out like I imagined, but if all goes well, it will make a nice little Fall piece to add to someone's sampler collection...

Here is a little closer shot...the colors are going to be soft grey, brown and pumpkin...I think!!! :) You know me...when I am stitching my creations, they change all of the time...I guess that is what comes from making them up as I stitch!!

I also wanted to show you the latest piece of Stone Fruit that I have added to my collection. It is a darling little cluster of three plums that are wired to a small grapevine twig.

By-the-way...I want to thank you all for the wonderful comments, emails, and pictures that I received after my last post on stone fruit. I was amazed to see how many of you gals are interested in collecting it...and I was also happy to see that I am not the only one out there who is addicted to it now...what a fun thing to collect!
Isn't it darling? I fell in love with it the minute I saw it...the size, color, EVERYTHING about it is just FABULOUS!!!

 I purchased it through an on-line antique sale...the sale is no longer going on, but here is the link to their is a group of dealers that sell at some pretty wonderful shows and their site is full of info about up-coming shows that they participate in...please check it'll be glad you did!!!

Well, the day is slipping away from me, so I better get going...OH...still no house, but we are hoping every day will be THE day we find one...I'll be glad when we do and can put this house-hunting behind us...I am so anxious to do some decorating!!! I miss that SO much!!! :(

Happy Day All...



  1. Tina,
    I sure am enjoying these cool days and nights. You can smell fall and the dry leaves are falling. We have some color up here already! A little here and there.

    Looking forward to your update. I know there will be wonderful offerings as always. Hugs, Lori

  2. morning,cup of coffee,needle and thread...that's my kind of morning too!! Your sampler looks sweet, nice to know I'm not the only one with disrupted sleep due to ideas that roll through my head. i am an early riser so I LOVE those 4:30 wake ups!! Good luck with your sale!! ~Kriss~