Friday, January 20, 2017

A Little Bit of Love...


I found this little tree on sale right before Christmas.
Didn't get to use it for long,
so instead of packing it away
with the other decorations,
I turned it onto a tree of love for Valentines Day.
I just love the teeny, tiny lights that
I found to use on the tree.
The sign is now available on the website.




Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tuesday Trip...



Lou and I needed to make a run to
Reading, PA to pick up 1
1/4 inch wood
that we use to for the stacking blocks we make.
Usually we have the wood for our signs delivered,
but as this was just one sheet,
we decide to go and get it and combine
this trip to visit my 96 year old aunt,
who lives in Lebanon, PA.




Gray day, but the trip along the Pennsylvania
 backroads from Reading to Lebanon
was still 
a lovely ride.


We had a wonderful visit with my Aunt Ruth,
who is my Dad's sister.
She is living with her son, Mark and his wife.
We caught up on family news and traveled down
memory lane talking about
my Grandmother and her life.
Ruth had memories of her life as a child
and helped me connect family members.
I have been working on our family story
and had names popping up in my search
that I wasn't sure of.
 I had also come across some information
that she was not aware of in my search.



It was wonderful visit.
Hoping the next time my Mom
will feel well enough to make the trip with us.



Monday, January 16, 2017

No snow...


 but we did have ice on Saturday.



The table on the patio glittered.


The top of the table is the register cover which
is from the house where I grew up.
The bottom is an old Singer sewing machine base


There were some visitors to the bird feeders
this weekend.







And then, on Sunday morning,
I heard this this fellow before I saw him,
a pileated woodpecker.
Isn't he a beauty? and take a look at
the hole he put in that tree.  






Saturday, January 14, 2017

All you need is Love...


My little love with our new Love sign...
Can't believe I took this photo
 outside just a few days ago,
no coats needed,
but a tutu was a necessity!

Today we're having sleet and snow.





An 8x8 inch worn look, painted wooden sign
with a hand stenciled crimson heart.



Just in time for Valentine's Day
now on the website



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Time in the Winter Garden...


Searching for some Color...
any color but gray.



Some bright moss greens putting on a show.




And of course the always growing ivy
which I try so hard to get rid of every summer
 but am maybe???
happy to see its veined leaves
when everything else is gray.


A few fern fronds are peeking
out through the leaves. 



The best color found however is the lovely red
of berries on the bushes in front
 of the Workshop.