Thursday, September 18, 2014

Weekend Adventure

 I am off for a weekend jaunt to the Amherst area of Virginia on Friday. My traveling partner is my niece Diana. We are planning to just take it slow on way out and stop when we see something or some place we would like to check out! Driving through some very pretty Virginia countryside.

We are going to Amherst for this lovely one day show at Notforgotten Farm.
We have wanted to go for a couple years now but something always seemed to come up !
So this time we decided to make a weekend of it and booked our room!

 A lovely list of venders including my friend Mandy of  Bittersweetfolkart are setting up for the show.
Will enjoy seeing other artists as well as handwork designers and supply venders.
So if you are near enough to drive over or up or down...sure you will enjoy your day.
Click on pic to go to blog.

So DH will have to cat sit the fur babies!
All he has asked was to see if we can bring back some apples!
Will do! ;-)

We have turned a bit cooler so nice! Hope the temps near the mountians are cool as well.
Have pulled out some FAll decor inside but not yet on outside.
We had horrid rains so got behind on that.
Will do it next week. Need to go find some fresh pumpkins to use as well.

Wishing all a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

So...just where did August go?????

My goodness! Time be flying by! Year is winding down!
No post from me for the whole of August!
Well I can assure you I have been busy. ;-)

We have enjoyed the wonderful summer veggies and fruits from the local farmer's market.
Cooking out on the grill.
Spending time with family and our darling new grand baby, Olivia Grace!
We hosted family Sunday for Labor Day. 
DH cooked ribs and chicken on his big barrel grill.
Loads of sides along with Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream and Hummingbird Cake desserts.
Sadly I was so busy chatting and having fun did not snap pics! SLAP!
Yes Aunt Dot got after me on that one! hahaha!

Here is Olivia in her Va Tech Hokie outfit!
Look Out!! Cuteness over load!!!!
Go Hokies!!! Yes they won Saturday!!
They do not know they have a new  sweet little good luck charm! ;-)

On sewing front one of my projects I made was a big bag for a birthday gift.
Bought the fabrics at Bella's when I met up with Alice last.
Very good size. Made as a beach bag! Started out with one way in my mind but morphed into this bag instead! Pieced and quilted the fabric strips. Really liked how that looked so may have to do some simple gift quilts like that too. Works with the right showy kind of fabrics.
Very roomy inside. I did load it up with goodies...flip flops, beach towel, mug, hair stuff, note pad, even her own personal battery fan! Was in a hurry and forgot those pics!  Gave it to her Sunday. She loved it!

Made some other projects but will share those in another post! Will try harder to spread out some posts this month! More birthdays coming and of course the big CHRISTMAS gift making season!!!
Not sure how many I will get made but a few most definitely!!

Temp to be 98F today!! Chance of thunderstorms every. single. day. this week!!!
We are now getting the hot and humid weather we should have had on those surprising nice cool nice days last month!!
I am ready for Fall!!!
Time to pull out the Fall decor , my fav, and get thinking of all things pumpkin!!!
So on that note think I will go pull out some runners and quilts!

Thanks for hanging in with me!!!
Have a grand day or evening which ever time zone you may be in!!