Sunday, June 30, 2019

Is Anyone Still Out There?

Hello, Dear Ones! Are you still out there? I almost thought, well, I really thought I would end this blog but here I am again. I can hardly believe I started this blog in June of 2008!! Well, here I am again. 

Needless to say I've been busy. We are settled into our new home and are really enjoying it. There is still so much to do but I thought I would start sharing little bits of it with you.
 Here is the outside of our home (the realtor's snap). See those scraggley looking cedar bushes on either side of the front door?
 Well, those are the first things we had chopped down and I think the front of the house looks much cleaner. We chopped back the big tree there to the right a bit as everything was overgrown.
 There were some funky looking ferns planted here and I dug them up and planted some knockout roses and petunias. Well the roses are doing fine but not the petunias. It's too hot for them. I planted a row of little grass to border the bed by the walk and it's doing well. Kinda looks like weeds in this snap. Now I poked down a pot and put a fox tail fern in it and it has flourished. Still so much to do here but for now we're pleased with it. It's too hot to get out here and dig around right now.
 Here we are walking up to the front door. I had a lovely little bunch of blooming flowers in that little pot. Guess what? They dried up and bit the dust! Did I say how hot it is here? I thought of poking in some faux flowers just to have some color here. I still may do that.

Now when we had the house painted I picked out this pretty dark red for the front door. I love red doors. From the street it looks like a lovely mahogany color. I'm so talented like that! :) I intend to put up a sheer curtain over the glass on the door but that's one of those little things I just haven't gotten to yet. I don't like peeping Toms, or Dicks or Harrys.
 As you step inside the front door you'll see my little plant stand with an ivy in it. I love to have a live plant and little ivies seem to do well when we travel. This one is loving it here by the side light.
 Then I have another little ivy but the important thing is to show you this darling little oak child's school chair I found. Is it not the cutest little thing and it makes a great little plant seat.
Okie dokie. Do y'all remember Little Richard? Well, I got busy and painted him and his mirror a really neat loud blue! I'm loving it. 
 Here's a close up of the mirror so you can see that I dry brushed some gold paint on the raised parts.

I also enhanced Little Richard with a bit of gold too. My old door pulls got broken on our move back to Texas so I have to order some new ones and that's another little thing that I just keep forgetting to do.
 Actually, Little Richard is feeling a little embarrassed as he says he's looking pretty girly. I told him to get over it! After all - I'm the boss of him! :)
Here's the vignette I have on top of Little Richard at the moment. I used some of my curtain fabric that I made the living room valances out of and made a runner for the top. See how talented I am?
Here's Willow. She looks so mean here. I noticed when I take her picture she turns on her mean face but I promise you she is a sweet of a little love bug you could ever imagine.

Well, if you've stayed with me I really appreciate you reading my blog all of these years. I miss my little grandbabies a lot but it is so good to be back in Texas! Mr. Precious has gotten connected with his heritage groups again and I've submitted my application to become a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. We've found a wonderful church and are getting to know some people. I'm so thankful for our one story house (I still and probably always will miss my basement from New York) and...I'm so thankful to be close to a Whataburger and Chick-fil-A!!

I know I've said this before but I really will try to do a better job of blogging. I can't leave blogland because I love you all!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

If Ever I Would Leave You

If ever I would leave you
It wouldn't be in summer.
Seeing you in summer I never would go.
Your hair streaked with sun-light,
Your lips red as flame,
Your face witha lustre
that puts gold to shame!
But if I'd ever leave you,
It couldn't be in autumn.
How I'd leave in autumn I never will know.
I've seen how you sparkle
When fall nips the air.
I know you in autumn
And I must be there.
And could I leave you
running merrily through the snow?
Or on a wintry evening
when you catch the fire's glow?
If ever I would leave you,
How could it be in spring-time?
Knowing how in spring I'm bewitched by you so?
Oh, no! not in spring-time!
Summer, winter or fall!
No, never could I leave you at all!
 ~ sung by Robert Goulet