Monday, July 21, 2014

My view

Somewhere in Iowa. Hoping to be in SD by tonight. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Couqette Aprons

I just finished a couple aprons... You got a sneak peak of one on Thursday, Here are the finished ones... Made two of each. They are made with the pattern by ModernVintageDesigns on Etsy!! Highly recommend the pattern. It sews up beautifully!!! Fits really nicely too!!! My current favorite apron. I think I am on my 9th one:)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Flowers & Hummingbirds

I downloaded some pics to the laptop yesterday and found some lovely photos one or the other of my sisters took the other evening!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vintage Loveliness!!!

I have been sewing aprons the last couple days.. Here is a sneak peak of my favorite one.. The fabric reminds me of an afternoon at the flea market with Grandma years ago. I remember wanting to go look at toys, doll clothes etc.. and Grandma was looking through sheets.. Vintage ones at that!!! I poked around outside the booth till Grandma came out with some vintage sheets.. Of course at 12-13 yrs old I didn't appreciate it at all.. Why on earth would you want to buy old sheets if you could go buy modern new ones.. I mean.. the flowers on the sheets were AWFUL!!! Well, we took them back to the house and the next Monday I washed them with the wringer washer and hung them out to dry in the brisk MI breeze. That evening I crawled between smooth crisp sheets.. mmmm.. They smelled sooo good! Well, lets just say over the years my taste has improved somewhat (well, don't talk to my sisters bout that) and I love old vintage prints!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Its all about the little details....

My brother, his friend, and Dad went to SC to pick up a Jeep yesterday... Its very clean for being an older vehicle, but it came from a small dealer so it wasn't detailed.. My sisters are really good at that though:) So thats what they are doing now:)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Today is Miss Ks 4th birthday and she knew she would be getting a quilt from me. Well, I have been procrastinating quite majorly on getting it done and Miss K knew that an would inform me that her birthday is such and so many days away.. "And you STILL haven't finished my quilt".... spoken with an exasperated shake of her head:) Like, "C'mon, what DO you do up there at the store all day ANYHOW???" Well, Yesterday I finished it:) Quilted and bound, I must say.. Its pretty adorable:) Little Sis took it outside tonight and took pics of it..

The pattern is Framed from the book Simply Retro. Camille Roskelley is one of my favorite designers and bloggers! The fabric is Wrens and Friends from Moda.

This is going to be one of my go to patterns, Would love to try this with lavenders and purples!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Pooch Parade & Art Festival

Saturday Berlin had its first Art Fest & Pooch Parade, There was a great turnout thanks to Jamie from Sols In Berlin!! She did a great job organizing the event.. There were lots of artists set up in the parking lot, a petting zoo and of course... Lots of dogs.. All shapes, sizes and colors!!!

Handmade Baskets

Chainsaw Carvings


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Wanted to take this lil guy home with me:)

Lots of dogs

This gorgeous Golden won the prize for being the largest!
I wasn't able to be around for much of the day but did get to walk through the booths and take some pics of the dogs. It was certainly something different for Berlin.