Welcome to Friendship Crossing!

Where strangers cross paths to become friends, sharing their love of PRIMITIVE/SEASONAL decorating, CROSS STITCH/ WOOL/SEWING/QUILTING/CRAFTING, recipes and home life.

**I have an Etsy shop filled w/the newest PATTERNS/SUPPLIES/KITS that are mostly PRIMITIVE, SEASONAL or WHIMSICAL in style. To take a peek, just click the button below on the sidebar .

***I LOVE reading your comments and thanks to all who take the time to write them. If you ever need to contact me, the best way is to just leave a comment on the most recent post and it will go directly to my email inbox first, w/out being published.

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

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Already???

Wow! I can't believe it's June already!! Are you ready for summer?? WE are! We had our second camping trip of the season this past wkend. As some of you may remember, our son-in-law is a pastor of the church in this first pic. We park our camper right there in the parking lot because we need to 'hook-up' to the electric and water, so we just walk a few steps and we're at church! LOL. Another view from on top of the hill where they live in the parsonage. They have a very nice spacious house/yard and we always enjoy visiting them and the grandkids every chance we get.

They are certainly enjoying their new pool. Boy, was it a HOT one on Memorial Day and all this wk. has been too, in our area. I ended up getting a sunburn, which is typical for me, as much as I try my best to stay out of the sun's rays, I seem to always get a bit too much.
Today I was in the mood to change some things around indoors, so this is what I did to the fireplace mantel, which I normally change seasonally. I just grabbed a few items from my Americana living room and arranged them on here.....down below on the hearth.....
Some of you may remember some of these items I showed on here last yr. I made the black mammy doll w/Americana fabric, but somehow lost her watermelon that she always carried~ LOL!

I stitched and framed the cross stitch piece, which is from an older Blackbird Designs pattern.

This pillow is from a gal who had my name in an exchange last summer. I think Blynn did an amazing job on it!

My MIL brought gave me 2 more old quilts yesterday. These two don't have anything wrong w/them, so I decided to drape them over an old chair that I moved to the family room, just for something different.

I really like the design in this one......
There's just something about the look and feel of an old quilt that reminds you of simpler times.

It's always fun to tweak things and give yourself a change of scenery, whether it be inside your home or outside, or go somewhere away from home. We certainly enjoy every time we're together w/our extended family, but it always feels great to be home again. I hope you get time this summer to get away for a few days or longer, but if not, just change things around a bit around your home, maybe a change of pace will do ya some good.

Your quote for today ~ "Give yourself permission to be kids again!"

I'll be back next time w/some more things I've made, so see ya back here soon!



Country Prims said...

We got to enjoy a few rays today for the first in weeks! The world is ill divided-last week I was contemplating getting my winter boots out!lol!

The fisrt couple of pics look like paradise, getting away in your big RV-what a treat that would be and to share it with family too....

I enjoyed seeing your tweaking-love Americana things, especially the mama doll.

More quilts? Wow, but you have a great MIL-absolutely lovely-enjoy!

Hugs Shazy x

Myra said...

I love all the things on your mantel - so pretty and all decked out for the summer.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What a pretty view from the parsonage - nice church too.
What gorgeous quilts. I have to say the one you like is my favorite too.

I tweaked last week and you are right...it does help doesn't it.


Karen said...

I need to put out my patriotic quilts. It's that time of the year. I like the little wood freedom sign.

Carol said...

Wow! That is one big camper, Tanya! I'll bet you've had some wonderful trips in it...

And all your patriotic decorating looks great. I especially like your "It's a Grand Old Flag" stitched piece. I only have a couple of patriotic decorations so I love seeing the collections of others :)

Prim n Raggedy said...

Fantastic camper Tanya! At least you get the weather to enjoy using it...we have one warm sunny day, then the next cold & wet :0( I can't get the fabric buttons flat Tanya so I confess to cheating and buying them ready made, also another very kind blogger has made me some really nice ones!
Tanya would you be able to use some small Warren Kimble American flag panels...I have some in my stash, I would be happy to send you....
Carole x

Kathryn D. Duke said...

these old quilts are just lovely!!!

Parsley said...

Love all the decor. Makes me feel so patriotic!

Cindy's Stitching said...

love all of the fourth of july decor. how nice you are right outside a church.

Linda said...

Love the decor!! I think we have almost the same sheep! Love the quilts!