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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit!!

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I've Been Tagged & Other Fall Goodies

Hi there folks! Just wanted to thank Miss Christine, from Preferably Prim and
Karen from The Barely There Primitive Bear, who both treated me w/a blogger award! You are supposed to choose 15 more bloggers to pass it to and then link back w/them, but I am going to forego that part as several of them have chosen many of the same gals, so I didn't want anyone to feel bad if I left someone out. I think you all are wonderful bloggers w/so much talent and inspiration, so I'm just choosing ALL of YOU and I hope that the 'award police' don't come after me ~ LOL.

The other part of the award is where you tell 7 things about yourself that most of you don't know already. So here goes:
1. I am a bit claustrophobic.
2. I love Spanish guitar music.
3. I do NOT drink tea OR coffee. I can't stand the SMELL of coffee brewing either, but I do drink a LOT of water, however.
4. I have lived in 4 states ~ Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, and Florida. (my kids could not name all 4, they guessed 3 right, but the 4th one(Missouri) they guessed Texas, W. Virginia and Iowa)!!! LOLOLOL
5. I once taught a famous country singer's daughter in a Chr. School in Jupiter, Fla. Her name was Georgette Jones, daughter of the famous couple ~ George Jones and Tammy Wynette, the couple's ONLY daugher they had together.
6. I wanted to be a missionary while in College and move to some Spanish speaking country, but instead ended up teaching Spanish and Home Ec in two different Chr. schools ~ (Fla. and Ky).
7. In the 5th grade, I wrote, acted in and directed a mystery~type play in front of my whole elementary school.

Anyone who wants to do this part, please join in. It was a lot of fun, but sort of a challenge trying to think of things to tell about yourself.

Here's some scenery from around our neck of the woods I thot I'd share w/ya. This tree is across the street from us. This is what it looked like today. The ironic thing about it is that the bark was set on fire yrs. ago from a bunch of wild kids who used to live there. The bark is completely BLACK, but yet it still blooms so pretty!
Here's that same tree from a few days ago. So you can see how much it's color has deepened in just a few days.
Here's some more wool pillows that I finished the other day. They were a lot of fun to stitch and rather quick too.

This one has a rusty star hanging from it.

This one has much more varigated overdyed wool than what shows here. That flash is at it again! LOL
I loved the wool fabric on the kitty.
Just a couple of very simple wreaths I made a few yrs. back.

This is my Tweety flag. I've always liked Tweety Bird for some reason. I used to have a Tweety Bird license plate on my car. LOL
Here's what the bottom reads:

On Sun. afternoon, my hubby and I took a little afternoon drive about 40 mins. from here to the Pumpkin Festival. I totally forgot to take my camera, but I did manage to buy this little mesh pumpkin tray, which I stood up on its side. Remember on the last post when I said I needed something taller on the fireplace to balance it out better? Well, this is what I put there.

Here's what it looks like all together.
Here's the whole fireplace top and bottom, w/all the fall goodies on it. (on the wall is my moosey decor that goes in our 'lodge'-themed family room). I usually change out the decor on top seasonally.

Thanks to everyone who stops by and esp. to those who leave such sweet and generous comments. I sure enjoy your visits!
See ya next time!


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

loved reading your list

Sheila said...

Very nice post Tanya! Thanks for leading the way with the "naming everyone!" I have been dragging my feet today and need to get mine done too but I don't want to leave anyone out either!
The tree is gorgeous!
Blessings to ya friend~

Christine said...

That was a lovely visit, with you, Tanya! Thanks for taking part - it was really fun learning more about you! You are one talented teacher!
Love all the fall decor. Those little pillows are just gorgeous!
Have a wonderful day!

Wendy K said...

I'm all caught up!
That tree is just beautiful...wish it was outside my front door...lol!
Your little wool pillows are soooo cute, I love the eyes on the cat! And your wreaths are clever too, love the crow and pumpkins...now there's an idea! ;)
Had fun catching up with 'reading' you this morning...chat soon
Love ya Wendy x

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya,
Enjoyed reading your post-great idea re the 'naming'-might just have to copy!lol!

Love all your decor again-love the wreaths:)

Thanks for the fun:))

Speak soon,
Blessings, Shazy x

Elaine said...

Lovely post. That tree is just stunning and I just love your cute pillows.
The fall decor in your home is beautiful. People don;t decorate their homes here in Scotland for Fall or Halloween. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

Berit said...

Nice Autumn stuffs! Re your comment in your last post about finishing things and leaving them lying around "un-finished", well that is just me all over. I almost only finish exchanges! Whew!

Candle Lite Quilter said...

What a great post! I love your decorations and the pillows are adorable! I'll have to check out the rest of your blog :O)

Angie Berry said...

I enjoyed reading your list Tanya! I was a huge George Jones fan back in the day when all I listened to was country. How neat to have his daughter in class!

That tree is gorgeous! We don't have any that vibrant right around here but we do have some pretty ones. Don't you just LOVE this time of year?!

Your wool pillows are so adorable! I love the variegated wool that you used, especially on the cat. I have that same ribbon you used on the wreath. I love how it shades to the next color, it's very pretty fall ribbon.

Your fireplace top fall decorating is lovely! That is a perfect place to decorate and change out with the seasons.

It's nice to get back over here and catch up with you! =] Have a blessed week my friend!