Thursday, April 28, 2011
The sweetest little church.....original to the Home Place in Ky.
Howdy folks, how are you?
In the little community of Monroe, VA (where I live) we came out of
hiding this morning!!
I do not think I have ever heard of so many storms and
tornadoes in all of my life....
What is going on?
Well, for now the sky is blue and the breeze is calm
and I am ready to head to Maryland this weekend!!
I have loaded the van with more goodies...
and we shall be pulling out in the morning.
The little lady that lives in the GPS will be
traveling with us again this trip....Lee likes her!!
She does not fuss about his driving and he doesn't even mind
when she tells him where to go!! I like her cause it means I do not have
to read a map...or try and follow "map quest" directions.
I will talk to you on Saturday...or Sunday when we return.
Have a blessed weekend and keep safe,
Thank You for your visit to Millstone and stop by anytime!!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Good evening!! Just popped in to say hello and show ya what I did at the shop
today...in between assisting customers!
The above is stenciled on canvas and then aged...the milk can is an
old one that just "needed" something!!
Are you a Royal Wedding watcher??? I will admit.....
Come on...it's was my dream to grow up and be a princess, complete with all
the jewels and of course "my prince".....
I am looking forward to seeing her "dress"!!!! Can you just imagine????
And the Real Jewels!! (not the plastic ones that came with the princess
plastic shoes and dress!)
A REAL fairy tale in the making...I remember watching Charles and Diana...
and ALL THAT DRESS!!!!! I know that it was the dress of the times, but wow
it is soooo dated now!!! O.K. I feel old!!
Have a blessed evening...and dodge the storms if possible!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
My friends...I am taking my tired body to lay down....and Lee want everyone to know that I stole his purse and made him play in the mud....I will explain later.
Have a good evening...and Happy Easter to you ALL!!!!!! We will be traveling home tomorrow so I will not talk to you again until Monday ot Tuesday.....thank you for your visit to Millstone and do come back
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Hi Folks....as you can see I am packed and ready to head out in the morning!!
I am sooo looking forward to going to KY....hope Kentucky is ready
for us!!! (I am still NOT liking this new blogger thing going on).
I will not be taking the laptop with me...but I will be taking the camera!!
I hope that Mr. Lee saved enough room to put the essential stuff... like our
clothes and hair dryer!!! Gotta have those.
I wish each of you a very WONDERFUL and AMAZING Easter!!!!
The shop will be open tomorrow..
BUT it will be closed on Saturday for Easter and POSSIBLY Monday also.
Easter Monday ya know!! Depends on how tired I am.
If you are traveling for this special weekend, please do be careful....
Have a very Blessed Day my Friends,
Monday, April 18, 2011
How are you today?
These are just a few of Lee's finds from an auction I sent him to on Sat.
And LOOK at this early rocker
These are some more bottle cap pins
O.K. WHAT is up with blogger???? Nothing is working!!!!
Does not want to let me center anything....I HATE THIS!!!
Lee just called...remember the $12,000.00 electric bill last month??
Said they would take care of it right....WRONG This month it is 11,700.00
AND they ADDED A LATE CHARGE! More phone calls...
Ashley says that THIS time it is fixed...my bill is 184.00. WHAT is
up with our electric company? This is truly getting frustrating. Not to mention
that when you open up a bill that size ya kinda get a sick feeling right in the pit
of your stomach!!! Soooo...I guess we will wait to see what next month brings...
and to think I was a little excited to see what our new bill would be since we have
been unplugging things...like the hot tub and lights that are not in use. Guess it didn't help much!
Hope all of you had a nice weekend, ours was quiet...spent Saturday in the closet at the shop...
ya had to be here!!! Tornado warnings were out....I came out when people came in...they
just laughed...but hey, you can NEVER be to careful. I was alone, Lee was out of town
and it was so dark and WINDY!!!!!
Have a blessed day...and thank you for your visit, please come again!!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Yep, you heard...or read correctly!! I have been cooking my laundry
and ever so often I go out and spritz some "dots" on it!! You should see
my hands!!! Walnut ink, tea, coffee and secrets have made them
look like I have been playin' in the dirt....for a while!
I even "cook" the walnut ink...just to warm it up a bit. I find that it gives a more
primitive look and really adheres to my fabric. You may find large quantities of
walnut ink crystals on e-bay...and they last FOREVER...cause a little goes a L-O-N-G
I was just looking at the picture and one piece looks like I have been playing like
Daniel Boone...looks like a hide hanging there. That was just a piece of "leftovers" and
I figured I might as well add that to the mixture also.
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the kind comments and
orders for "Door Boards" as I have heard them called...most folks put the signs over their doors
so hence that name I guess... But you may put them anywhere you see fit!!!!!
Just trying to think of a really good way to ship them...cheap!!
Any suggestions would be VERY appreciated!!
Thank you kindly for your visit today...look forward to seeing you again soon...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
...with some wood, stencils and old screen. Havin' fun at the shop!!Re-arranged a bunch!!! and made Black Boards!
The frame is from antique wood from Williamsburg, VA.
New pics of the shop. and one more...
It's ANOTHER yucky day here...
Yeah I know April showers bring May flowers....
but not if it has washed all the bulbs and flowers away!!!
Have a blessed day and I will talk to you later...
and THANK YOU for stopping by...and please feel free
to visit again.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
to Brett. When we moved out here we dug this little bush up
and brought it with us. It was so small and now it is healthy and happy.
These are just some pics of the front yard...can ya tell we have been busy with
the new mulch load we had delivered?
My whole body hurts...and we won't even talk about the muscle relaxers....I just can't take them, I sleep for days!! Nothing much has happened around here, been very quiet and peaceful and that's how we like it. Working on new things for the shop and shows...THANK YOU to everyone who e-mailed me and commented on the banners, I may offer them for sale on the blog or start a selling blog...what do you think? Have a blessed day...and I hope the sun is out where you are... I am sooooo tired of this YUCKY weather....gray and cloudy...I NEED SUN!!! Robin
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Good Evening Folks...what a BEAUTIFUL day we had in VA.
It was soooo hard to stay inside the shop....actually I did not, I was out as much
as I was in. But the allergies are in full swing. They only hit every other year...
yeah I know...weird.
I made these today...Banners. I love 'em hooked on the screen door, but you
Went yesterday to pick up taxes and found this cool cross stitch book
and burlap...hooking or pillows, just don't know which. The little "hat"
These are A Primitive Glow...with a really bad shadow....sorry.
My guess...Steffano or Pia. I like Scotty or as I call him
"Cowboy Bob". I think it is innocence and DEEP voice.
Who's your choice?
Have a great evening and an even BETTER tomorrow!!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
....TO DIE FOR!!! These are sooo GOOD!!!! and super easy to make.
Great with a cup of tea or coffee or for a quick sweet fix.
Ready for the recipe?
spray 9x13 pan..line with foil and spray foil lightly
line with graham crackers
melt 1 stick butter and 1/2 cup sugar heat to a slow boil and stir for 2 min.
Pour over crackers...sprinkle with chopped nuts
bake 350 for 10 min.
Let cool and break apart.
If you like peanut brittle then you will LOVE this,
kinda tastes just like it.
Have a blessed day,
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Happy Sunday...for all of the NEW followers...Friday night around
our home is "Date Night"...which consists of dinner and an auction!!
This past Frday was no exception except I cooked dinner before we left.
So...I forgot to take pictures of ALL of the stuff, but here is a small sampling of what I
was able to get...
Look at this big boy!! This is a LARGE big Oak slicer
would look great on a kitchen wall!!
I got other stuff to, but like I said...forgot to take pics of all of it...
but here is Cindy's new bunnies...they smell WONDERFUL and this is her Momma Bunny....love it!!!!
It's spring here!!! Got a dump truck load of mulch yesterday...
do you know how much they can fit in a dump truck?
Soooo, ya pretty much know what I am doing today....along with
the usual laundry, cleaning, airing the house and cooking!!!
AND...I am working on some new patterns for punch needle.
Lee got up this morning and thought the world was coming to an end...
I cooked breakfast!!! Nope that is something I generally do not do,
HE DOES on Sunday, but I thought I suprise him for a change...
'bout gave him heart failure!!!!
Well I have taken a long enough brake and I here him and the
wheel barrel so I better get back to work.
Enjoy your day!!
Friday, April 1, 2011
Happy April!!! I will admit that the little devil in me REALLY
wanted to play a joke....but the "nice" side of me won out....so with that said...
Bowl with names and the WINNER is...........
Congratulations Sherry!!!!! I will be contacting you for your mailing info so that I may send
it to the magazine.....I hope you enjoy your winnings!!!!
This was so much fun!!!
I want to thank EVERYONE for your comments and welcome all the NEW
We will be playing another game soon so check back when ya get a chance.
Have a GREAT FRIDAY...