Hello! It's a rainy and windy Friday, I'm pretty sure this is the 3rd weekend in a row that we have had rain and I'm getting a little tired of it, I know the plants need the rain to grow but I also need it to quit raining so that I can plant some:) The really huge pine trees in our back yard are waving their arms in the wind sending the needles down on our pool cover which causes extra work when opening the pool. Usually I'm the one to clear it off putting the "stuff" in a wheelbarrow but this year because of the knee Stush will have to do it, believe me I won't miss doing it:)
The other evening I did a redo on my mantel which is a challenge because the brick is brown and the mantel measures a good 71/2 ft. long, so finding alot of prim things that show up against the brick is tricky.
In the middle you can see the wooden planter box with faux greens that I got at JoAnn's for half off, I paid $10.00 for it, I thought it was worth it since it looks very real and I can use it year after year. As I've said before I've made my grandaughters their very own sampler with their names on them and this one I put in a ???? I don't know what it is only that I found it at the fleamarket last year for $2.00, even the man who sold it to me didn't know, he could only tell me that he got it at auction in a box of stuff used for removing wool from sheep! I bought it because I liked the color of it, sort of a blueish gray, for a while I just had it sitting out then put it away but here lately I've been looking for different prim things to use to frame my stitcheries instead of the usual black frame. Alexandra's is on the mantel too, her's is mounted on a breadboard useing rusty nails, Samantha's isn't framed yet just looking for something to use for it. That's why I wish it would quit raining long enough to get to some yardsales so I can hunt for some unusual things to use as frames. Well, I'm going to go and have my cheerios, I've lost about half of what WW wants me to lose and I can really tell the difference in my spring and summer clothes from how they fit last year. Have a great day and blessings to you all!