Monday, February 19, 2018


I love to read books, I devour them.  I have always been a huge reader.  Since last November I am on my 24th book.

I would love to have a library room like these, fabulous.  I don't save all of my books, just the really good ones that I have read over and over.  To Kill a Mockingbird, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, anything on European history.

Most of my books I buy in thrift shops.  I like to read a variety of books.  Sometimes I want something that is just a quick, light read, sometimes it is a deep, involved book that I get lost in for hours at a time.

Because I do not keep all of my books I either donate them back to the thrift shop or give them to someone who is having a yard sale.

I saw these adorable "Little Libraries" a few years ago and now they seem to be popping up everywhere.

I have been thinking of putting one outside of the farm this summer.  An adorable little structure which would be colourful and welcoming.

The idea of the "Little Library" is to "take a book, leave a book" or "borrow and return a book".  I would probably go with the "take a book , leave a book if you have one"  I don't want back the books I have already read.

I think it would be fun to do this, maybe more people would start to read again.

I really love this ultimate "Little Library" in Europe.  My trees are not big enough for this  but I think you will see an adorable little structure in front of our house in the future.

Friday, February 16, 2018


Finally a little sun in Jerseyville.  We have had a lot of snow and very cold weather since we lost our beautiful Atticus 2 weeks ago.  It as been dark and gloomy which makes not having him here even harder.  Today the sun is finally shining, it is cold but at least it is bright.  Please hurry Spring!!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018



 Valentines Day, a day of love and decadence.  A day to splash everything in red hearts.  Hugs, kisses and love!

 Sweet treats are a given.  Forget the chocolates, a Valentine cookie, cake or ....yum, donut will do me just fine.

 I decorate my house every year, I love red, white and pink decorations.

 Asking my special someone to BE MY VALENTINE now I have 2 little Valentines who are my little loves.

 That is what it is all about, Valentines Day, LOVE.   Whether it is your soul mate, you children, grandchildren , your friends or you beloved pets, it is all about the LOVE!!

                        HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU ALL...XXXOOO

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


It has been a very hard week for us here on the farm.  We lost Atticus just a week ago and we are all struggling to find a new normal.  Daisy, Rufus, Allie and Mr. Magoo do not understand why our big boy is not here, especially Daisy, he was like here pup.

I have not done any posting on any of my sites the past week.  Going into the studio is not even on my mind, I am actually a bit scared about that.  The last place Atticus and I spent the whole day together was on the Saturday before we lost him, he was by my side all day while I sewed.

I thought the best place to start my new normal was on my blog.  Valentine's Day is coming so  I wanted to share some pretty heart images with you.  These vintage hearts are so pretty.

Hearts appear everywhere in life.  Architecture, nature, art.  Wouldn't it be nice to use wax seals again, how romantic.  I love the hearts on this old home and the swings are divine.

Of course jewelry always is a big heart attraction, love the message in the locket.  Adorable shutters, I might make these for the playhouse.

We cannot forget candy!  Look at these little jewels.

Well, it is a start.  I hope someone out there is still looking at my blog.  Either way,, it gives me comfort to post, blogging is a good emotional outlet.

I wish you all a lovely day, hug your pets!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


For those who know me and my family you know how much our loving pets mean to us. Today I am broken. Due to a horrible accident, we lost our sweet Atticus yesterday. 

On Monday night he was distressed and bloated, at the emergency vet we were told he had a twisted stomach. Even after surgery, he did not make it through the night. He was just 5 years old.

Today, our other dogs, Daisy and Rufus, are searching for him, barking and looking. Atticus was my best buddy, he was with me in the studio when I sewed and he never left our side when we were in the yard. He was the kindest, gentlest boy in the world. We will never get over losing him. 

We did not know about the "twisted stomach" that is prevalent in large chested dogs. They have a 50/50 chance of survival, the surgery is very expensive, not that it matters we would have spent anything to have him sitting her now. If you have a large chested breed, Shepherds ,Rottis, Dobermans, one of the factors that causes this is when the dog eats and then plays or runs. Please keep your dogs inactive after eating for a few hours it could save their lives.