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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Is it SPRING yet???

Ok , so I took all of my snowmen decor down last wk. as I thought perhaps I put a 'jinx' on us by having it all still setting out, so I got out a few of my spring decor and started a mad dash placing bunnies and garden decor out on the front porch and around different rooms in our house.  I couldn't find everything just yet, but here is some of it ~ LOL.  I know I still have a LOT of STUFF!!

 Please forgive me for not taking the time to IRON any of my pieces, I just wasn't in the MOOD! hee hee.
 Made most of these items over the yrs......

 I still need to 'tweak' the displays just a bit........
 Here is a recent purchase for some SPRINGY colors of WOOL, which is very hard to find I might add and this was the last of this ladie's wool in these colors, just sayin'!  I just love looking through this luscious pile as I'm in the midst of choosing different colors for an upcoming project I'm working on.
 Oooohhhh, la la, don't ya just love these pastel colors???  I love flippin' thru this pile and can't seem to put them in their perspective baskets just yet...
 Stay tuned to see what all I make out of these 'sherbet' colors...........
 I want to share my latest book review for those who enjoy reading Christian fiction.....
                                                This book by author Leslie Gould came to me FREE from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. 
 No offense to the author but this was just not one of my favorites of hers.  She is typically a very good author (I've read other books of hers) but this one just did not really grab me from the beginning like most of her other ones I've read in the past. 
 I found the story-line a bit jumbled from time to time and some of the characters were not all that realistic to me in the way they related to the main character of Molly Zook. She seemed to fall in love instantly with a guy from Montana named Leon, but her mother wanted her to marry Mervin, their employee/long-time friend in order to save their home and farm, even tho' he had originally been interested in her best friend Hannah. A love triangle/square developed when her new love interest seemed to have more in common w/her best friend than w/her.  
Molly's sister was another strange and somewhat complicated character, but she did point out to Molly how controlling she was w/everyone when Molly couldn't even see that in herself at all.
 Her best friend, Hannah, did not act like a best friend should at times, in my opinion, but that's not to say that there weren't parts of the book that actually did speak to me and I enjoyed. I just wished that it had been that way all the way throughout the book. It did end the way I hoped it would, so overall, it was still a good read if you like Amish fiction.    

Ok, well here's hoping that SPRING is on its way!!  We had a 'taste' of it the other day w/73* temps and the next day it snowed! LOL  So get those bunnies out and hopefully warmer temps will be here before we know it!!

Happy creating!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

MARCHing On!

Here in Eastern Ky. we awoke to about 5 ~ 6 inches of  brand new snow, along w/some icy road conditions, YEP, we got pounded again, hopefully for the last time this winter!
 Let me just say that a couple of days ago it almost felt like SPRING!!!  I've been telling everyone that I think SPRING will be everyone's favorite season this yr! :))  It's always been mine!

 I finally got my March BOM done that I'm doing w/WOOLS, of course!!  I promise in real life that the clover is NOT brown, it really is more greenish in person, but for some reason, it looks a little on the brownish side.  I tried all different settings w/it and just could not get a good pic of the GREEN!  the outer border however, is really sparkly in person.
 I took down all of my snowman on Sat. (our springy day) and was really ready to put them all away, if you catch my drift, no pun intended, lol.   But I had to show you one last snowman couple that I finished stitching recently.  It was a Bent Creek kit from a couple of yrs. ago and it is stitched over 2 on 18 ct. Natural linen, w/pearl cotton # 5.  I still need to add the snowflake charm and button to his hat and make it into something, but for now, he's finished.
 I LOVE the cute little penguin(I have a 'thing' for penguins now too~hee hee, like I need more things to have a 'thing' about, LOL) beside him and also his darling quilt design across the bottom of the snowman(or snow~woman) who knows??   It was a very fun stitch, as I love using pearl cotton.  Got any ideas what I should make them into??

Well, it's too cold to go hunt and dig out all of my springy decor, but I need to do that soon!  My front porch looks really bare and I always decorate for each season, so hopefully it will warm up soon so I can do that.  Told my hubby today as we were tracking through several inches of SNOW that I guess I took down my snowman decor too soon!!

Stay warm and hopefully SPRING is on its way!!!