Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hutch Love


Hello, Dear Ones! I'm praying for all you sweeties in the East that you're all safe from that nasty ole Irene!

I've been so busy with my dainty little hands and haven't posted in a few days but thought I would show you some different looks of my little breakfast room hutch. I've told you all before - this is one of my favorite toys - as I change it so often and with Fall approaching, it'll change again soon.
This is how my little hutch looks at the moment.

I love my fish jugs and this is how I dressed her last summer.


Filled with Old Britian Castle dishes.

Last fall...

Fall before last... Don't worry, you're tiny eyes are okay, my walls were red but I repainted them a soft yellow.


Filled with Italian goodies!


Christmas hutichness!


Dressed with Easterness and a bonnet filled with flowers.


Homeified hutch!


Whiteness of hutch.


Hutch filled with Blue Willow!


Well, there you have it! I wanted to share a little something with you and thought I'd show you my dear little breakfast room hutch!

What have my dainty little fingers been doing? Crocheting! I'll show you later on.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)


I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Time To change


sha na na na, na na na na, sha na na na na
Autumn turns to winter and then winter turns to spring,
its not just the seasons you know its goes for everything.
clouds can turn to rain and then it just might snow
You gotta take lesson from mother nature and if you do you'll know.
[chorus]
When its time to change
then its time to change
move by the time come along for the ride, dont you see
when its time to change you've got to rearrange
move your heart to what you're gonna be.
sha na na na na na na sha na na na na na
day by day its hard to see the changes you've been through
a little bit of living a little bit of growing all adds up to you
every boys a man inside
a girls a women too
and if you wanna reach your destiny its what you've got to do
[chorus]
When its time to change
when its time to change
move by the time come along for the ride, dont you see
when its time to change you've got to rearrange
move your heart to what you're gonna be.
sha na na na na na na na, sha na na na na na
[chorus]
Well its time to change
when its time to change you've got to rearrange
move your heart to what your gonna be.
sha na na na na na na na, sha na na na na
~ sung by The Brady Bunch





Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wall Units


Hello, Dear Ones. I thought I would change up these olden wall units in the den. I was so nice and covered up the TV screen for you! I forgot to turn it off before I snapped! :) Also, I've covered up where the cords are under the table where the TV sits...all for you! :) That's another project down the road.

We only have two flat walls in here. One wall is only about five feet long and is where I have my little drop leave table, lamp and constantly changing vignettes. Then there is the fireplace wall with the built ins on each side of it. The back wall is open and a step down into the sun porch. There are three door openings on these two walls. So to make my long story short, this is the only place for the TV and these cabinets. Whew!

Here's the first cabinet - books and birds! The backs of my cabinets have some foam board that I covered with fabric a while back and the fabric lightened it up a bit inside.


Here's the top. I keep the greens up there to hide Mr. Precious' little Boise speakers. See it hiding on the left hand side? And, since we live so close to the beach, I always have this glass thingy with two little star fish up here.

Moving right along - neatly stacked books and little thrift shop birds from long ago.

One of a pair of little thrift shop birdies.

The next shelf has more little birdies, books and a sweet little bowl filled with some of my faux Hydrangeas! I love my fauxs and my fauxs love me!

Isn't this a sweet little pair? Love my little birdies! Can you love little ceramic birdies? Why you bet your chicken feathers you can! :) Still thinking about my yard birds! :)

Here's the other cabinet to the right of the TV.

More greens on the top trying their best to hide the little speaker. This one doesn't seem to be doing such a good job at it! :) Greens on tops of cabinets are kinda like the hair on our tiny heads, don't you think? :)

Books, a bird tray and more little birdies! They're cute too I think!

Here's an olden clock that was given to me by my daughter many years ago. Here you can see a few Confederate books. Mr. Precious loves this stuff! :)

Well, hope you've enjoyed seeing the few changes I've made in my cabinets.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Happy Together



Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it's only right
To think about the girl you love and hold her tight
So happy together

If I should call you up, invest a dime
And you say you belong to me and ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together

I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba
Ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

So happy together
How is the weather
So happy together
We're happy together
So happy together
Happy together
So happy together
~ sung by The Turtles

Monday, August 22, 2011

Chick Chick



Hello, Dear Ones! I've just been wanting to make things lately! So I picked up my crochet hook and yarn and went to town. This is what I ended up with...
Chick chick chickens! I still have yard birds on my tiny mind!

What do you think?
Is she cute or what?
Do you know what she really is?


She's a pot holder! Cool, huh?
I really don't think she'll keep your creamy little fingers from getting burned but her cuteness makes up for that!


Look at her Cover Girl face!
Precious!


Here's her sister.
I couldn't just stop with one
I had to make two!
Twins. Twinkies! :)


Crochets yard birds looking so cute.
Pot holders but more importantly CUTE!
Crocheted bodies, crocheted head,
crocheted red comb and waddle,
crocheted beak and French knot eyes!
I'm so talented, aren't I? LOL
Now what else can I get into?
Actually, I made these to poke in with my giveaway to BJ & Teresa. and I hope they like them.



I'm joining Be Different...Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturdays,




Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Dream Lover

Every night I hope and pray
A dream lover will come my way
A girl to hold in my arms
And know the magic of her charms
'Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)
A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)
My own (yeah-yeah)
I want a dream lover
So I don't have to dream alone

Dream lover, where are you
With a love, oh, so true
And the hand that I can hold
To feel you near as I grow old
'Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)
A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)
My own (yeah-yeah, yeah)
I want a dream lover
So I don't have to dream alone

Someday, I don't know how
I hope she'll hear my plea
Some way, I don't know how
She'll bring her love to me

Dream lover, until then
I'll go to sleep and dream again
That's the only thing to do
Till all my lover's dreams come true
'Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)
A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)
My own (yeah-yeah, yeah)
I want a dream lover
So I don't have to dream alone

Dream lover, until then
I'll go to sleep and dream again
That's the only thing to do
Till all my lover's dreams come true
'Cause I want (yeah-yeah, yeah)
A girl (yeah-yeah, yeah)
To call (yeah-yeah, yeah)
My own (yeah-yeah)
I want a dream lover
So I don't have to dream alone

Please don't make me dream alone
I beg you don't make me dream alone
No, I don't wanna dream

~ sung by Bobby Darin


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Been Sew Busy

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, since HOTH - Roosters and Chickens Party, I've been sew busy! I showed you my giveaway that I made ~ the Rooster pillow and then the little tea towels! You can see them HERE if you'd like.


Well, I decided that I needed a couple of these little tea towels for myself. So, I continued to sew! :)

Thought I would share this since I was asked why is a tea towel called a tea towel:

A tea towel is a cloth which is intended for the specific use of drying dishes and cutlery after they have been washed. In addition, clean tea towels may be spread over a tea tray beforetea things are put onto it, or used to cover warm scones or a tea pot to prevent heat loss.
Not to brag on myself or anything, but isn't this just the sweetest little tea towel? I love the fabric with the outlined Roosters! Sew cute.



And the ruffles! I love these over the top ruffles. Sew cute! Now I thought I'd be a little lazy and not sew and turn my ruffles like I did for my giveaway towels. I don't have a serger machine so I just used a zigzag stitch for the hems. Looks pretty good but took me 3 times as long! Well, my tiny talented fingers messed up that time. But I had started zigzagging sew I just continued!



Well, it was time to set up a vignette with my sew sweet tea towels! I'm sew talented like this you know! :) I'm teasing...sort of! :)




Ta Dah!!

Oh, this time of the year is when these most delicious Rainier cherries are in season. I love them! They are so sweet and yummy! Of course the blueberries are very delicious this year too!

Here's a little artsy snap for you! A little glass filled with cherry! :) Get it? Cherry - Sherry! Am I good or what! :)



Oh, and I cannot leave out the Mr. & Mrs. Charming pair, aren't they and so elegant! I was blessed with these two a few years ago from a sweet blogging friend.



There you have it! My sew sweet little Rooster tea towel vignette. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll eat my fruit.














Be a bunch of sweeties,

Shelia ;)



I'll leave you with a little Note Song~



A Hard Day's Night


It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright

You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things
And it's worth it just to hear you say you're gonna give me everything
So why on earth should I moan, 'cause when I get you alone
You know I feel okay
When I'm home everything seems to be right
When I'm home feeling you holding me tight,tight,yeah
It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright


So why on earth should I moan, 'cause when I get you alone
You know I feel okay
When I'm home everything seems to be right
When I'm home feeling you holding me tight,all through the night,yeah

It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright
You know I feel alright
You know I feel alright...



~ sung by The Beatles

Monday, August 15, 2011

Gift Flowers



Hello, Dear Ones!

I had a friend come for a visit and brought me these beautiful flowers ~ gift flowers! We all love flowers, don't we? So I just had to set up a little vignette with them.


I started pulling things out and brought out these sweet little dishes to help me. Do you see the little heart cutouts all along the edge?


Two sweet little white creamers just seemed to fit too! Lace, can't forget the lace!


These gift flowers had rather long stems so I cut them and poked them into a vase with water. Aren't they pretty?


The carnations and lilies smelled so good. Sniff, sniff...


Oh, my gift flowers had another little tiny admirer too! :) These pix were taken in June when my little Carter was visiting!




Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~


A Daisy A Day

He remembers the first time he met er
He remembers the first thing she said
He remembers the first time he held her
And the night that she came to his bed

He remembers her sweet way of sayin
Honey has somethin gone wrong
He remembers the fun and the teasin
And the reason he wrote er this song

Ill give you a daisy a day, dear
Ill give you a daisy a day
Ill love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away

They would walk down the street in the evenin
And for years I would see them go by
And their love that was more than the clothes that they wore
Could be seen in the gleam of their eyes

As a kid they would take me for candy
And I loved to go taggin along
Wed hold hands while we walked to the corner
And the old man would sing er his song

Ill give you a daisy a day, dear
Ill give you a daisy a day
Ill love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away

Now he walks down the street in the evenin
And he stops by the old candy store
And I somehow believe hes believin
Hes holdin er hand like before

For he feels all her love walkin with him
And he smiles at the things she might say
Then the old man walks up to the hilltop
And gives her a daisy a day

Ill give you a daisy a day, dear
Ill give you a daisy a day
Ill love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away


~sung by Jud Strunk



Friday, August 12, 2011

And The Winners Are...

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, I'm still just reeling from visiting all of you who came to my party! We had 124 party goers! What fun! What imagination! What Roosters and Chickens! I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for linking up to the party!



Now didn't I tell you if you linked up to my party that would make you eligible for a chance to win my giveaway? Well I've used the Random number generator and here are the winners:


# 107 - Teresa at Magazine Your Home
&
# 19 - BJ at Sweet Nothings


Each of you lovely gals have won one Rooster pillow and two tea towels each, all made by my dainty fingers! If you will email me your addresses I'll have these off to you as quick as a wink!

Oh, Dear Ones, how I wish I could give you every one a present. You're all so dear to me and I appreciate you taking the time to stage and snap your yard birds! This was my third Heart of the Home Party and the most successful yet! I'll be thinking about having another Heart of the Home Party sometime in December. So stay tuned! :)

Isn't it just amazing how we love our Roosters and Chickens, inside our house and outside! Hail to the King and Queen of the barnyard! :)

You are all a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Small World


Funny, you're a stranger who's come here
Come from another town
Funny, I'm a stranger myself here
Small world, isn't it?

Funny, you're a girl who goes trav'lin'
Rather than settlin' down
Funny, 'cause I'd love to go trav'lin'
Small world, isn't it?We have so much in common it's a phenomenon
We could pool our resources by joining forces from now on

Lucky, you're a girl who likes children
That's an important sign
Lucky, 'cause I'd love to have children
Small world, isn't it?

Funny, isn't it?
Small and funny and fine



Lucky, 'cause I'd love to have children
Small world, isn't it?

Funny, isn't it?
Small and funny and fine
~ sung by Johnny Mathis