Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I'd just like to wish all of my sweet blogging friends a
Happy Halloween!
Have FUN and be SAFE!

Also, want to share this darling pumpkin with the sunflower eyes.
Isn't it just the cutest?!!
I love big smiles!

Speaking of ... "Just the cutest" Doesn't Denise from
Den's Daily Life
look adorable in the apron I made,
that she won from my Fall Giveaway?!!
I can just picture her serving up the Thanksgiving turkey in it,
Can't you?!

Denise is a very talented lady!
Be sure to stop by and visit her blog and check out the adorable knitted hats and scarves she made!

Bye for now!
Sherri ;)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cozy Fall Fireside Tablescape for Two

A few days ago my hubby and I celebrated our 26th Wedding Anniversary.
So I thought it would be fun to feature a cozy romantic tablescape for two by the fireside for Tablescape Thursday.
A few touches of Halloween decor for a little fun as well!

Brown and white transfer ware dishes, Waverly napkins,
iron napkin rings spray painted with the famous
Krylon oil rubbed bronze spray paint,
and etched crystal stemware, all T/S treasures.

Sunflower centerpiece on carved iron candle holders
and checked tablecloth for a bit of that
French Country feel.

A cute little Halloween ghost and pumpkin on the chair in the background
that I made with my jigsaw a few years ago.

A little wine and candlelight to set the mood.

I'm so glad you stopped by for a peek!

Please be sure to visit
Sweet Susan at
Tablecape Thursday
and more tablescapes,
please visit
from Tales From Bloggeritaville, for Thrifty Thursday
for more thrifty finds and ideas.

Have a
sweet friends!!
Hugs, Sherri:)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

We have a Winner!!!

First I'd just like to give all of you who entered my giveaway a very big
for all very nice comments and compliments too!

Also a very big
to all of my new followers,
I'll be looking forward to getting better acquainted with all of you!! for the moment you've been waiting for...

The winner is.....

Congratulations Denise!!
Thanks again everyone for participating!
an have a wonderful day, and
Happy Fall!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Friendly Reminder

Hi everyone!

Just a little friendly reminder to let you know that TODAY is the last day to enter my Fall Giveaway!

To enter please click here:
I will announce the winner Thursday!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fun Fall **GIVEAWAY!**

It's finally feeling like Fall here and I feel like celebrating!

So what better way than with a

When I think of Fall, I think about sewing, baking and of course decorating!!
So with that in mind...

Here's what you can win!

1. This adorable "Harvest Home" apron (designed by Robin Betterley)
and (sewn by yours truly)!

2. A set of copper measuring cups with hanging rack.

3. Beautiful copper mold (with basket design).

4. "Taste of Home's" Cookbook (with beautiful color photos and easy delicious recipes).

5. Pretty tin filled with an assortment of my favorite teas and coffee.

I first saw this beautiful Fall apron at "Keepsake Quilting" and LOVED it!! Then when Hubby and I were shopping in "Grass Valley" on my birthday I saw it again at a darling shop called "Fabrics on Mill Street".

Well, I just knew I had to buy it and make one for some lucky giveaway winner!!
Here's how it started out...

....then after the transformation!

I fully lined it with the fabric you see in the background, so it is actually reversible too!

It's always important to take a little time out for a cup of tea or coffee!!

Something pretty to decorate the kitchen!

 ...and a cookbook full of yummy recipes!

Here's how to enter my giveaway:

You must first have a U.S. mailing address.

If you don't have a blog address, please leave your name and e-mail address.


You can get a possible total of "4" entries by doing each of the following things:

1. Leave a comment on this post - 1 entry
 2. Become a new follower (I would really love to get to know you!)
"or" let me know you are already a follower- 1 entry

3.  Post about this givaway or post giveaway button on your blog
(and please let me know) - 1 entry

4.  Post my blog button on your blog sidebar
(if you do, or already did have please let me know)- 1 entry

I will choose the winner by random generator
and will announce who it is on:
Thursday October 22nd

Good Luck!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Velveteen Pumpkin

There once was a Velveteen Pumpkin....
That was sewn by this little ole country bumpkin...

It started out as a few pieces of fabric...
but with just a little love and a little magic...
Soon came to life with button eyes and a braided trim smile...
A fancy hat brimming with style...

On a pedestal of silver she sits like royalty...
In return she thanks the country bumpkin with love and loyalty...


Then of course they lived happily ever after..
Tee hee hee...:)

The End

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Fun Little Birthday Outing!

Today my hunny took me for a fun birthday outing
Nevada City and Grass Valley.

Both are charming places with beautiful scenery, great shops and restaurants.

Here are my pretty Birthday cards I received all week!

We had lunch at this wonderful restaurant called Trolley Junction, its part of this great little mini resort at the Northern Queen Inn in Nevada City.

This is the entrance to the restaurant.

We had our delicious lunch outside on this patio.

Overlooking this .....
Everything was just perfect!!

Afterwards we did a little browsing in historic Nevada City.

Then also in nearby Grass Valley.

This shop I went in is called "Wild Plum".
I could have easily gone "plum wild" in there!
...but alas I had to control myself!!

I was even thinking about y'all while I was browsing around in there!!

I found myself saying things like Oh look at this hun... you know so and so from blogland would just love this!

Do any of you do that too when you go out shopping?!

So you see my friends you are still on my mind even when I'm not online...

I've actually been spending a little less time on the 'puter because I've been feeling more energetic than usual since we've finally gotten some cooler weather.
I'm still trying get some cleaning done and I've also been working on a cute sewing project I'll be showing you soon!

Then I've got another lined up to start on after that!!


Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Easy Autumn Banner Craft Project~

Happy Autumn everybody!!
The weather has finally cooled off here and I'm thrilled to say Autumn is in the air! Yay!!

Still no rain yet... but I'm sooo happy to have the cooler temps.

The last few days I've been getting some much needed cleaning done around the house. Heck, I even cleaned underneath the frig...

I couldn't believe how disgusting it was underneath that thing!
Who'd a thunk a frig could make such an icky mess!
But I got it all cleaned up with a little T.S.P. (Tri-sodium Phosphate) and hot water.

For those of you who have never used TSP to clean with,
I gotta tell you, it's the best dirt and grease remover I've ever used!
Especially for that stubborn gunk on and around your stove!
Anyway, enough about my adventures in house cleaning....
While I was waiting for the weather to cool off I made the this cute
Autumn banner and
I thought maybe y'all might like to make one for yourself!

Here's a couple of different ways to display it.
(You can click on the pics for enlarged detail)

You'll need a a length of cording, a hole punch. I decided to use pinking shears around the edges, but that's optional if you don't have a pair.

Just click on each pic and copy to your desired size I used the 5x7 format. Also use a card stock type of paper. Then punch a hole in both upper corners with a hole punch then thread the cording through each hole.

I wrapped a piece of tape tightly around the end of the cording to make it easier to poke through the holes.

Have Fun!!
Happy Autumn!!
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