11/01/2010

Where does time go?

Howdy all and HAPPY FALL to one and all!
It's been a reeeeaaaally long time since I've posted anything but I have been "lurking" in blogland enjoying the heck out of many many blogs.  Do you ever do that?  Go through a stage where you just don't feel like "talking" but enjoy visiting? 
Well, I thought I'd post a menagery of photo's giving an idea of what I've been up too...
First off, my daughter, granddaughter and I went to a quilt show...that is my current obsession...am going to learn how to quilt! (Last month it was going to be learn to decorate cookies...that didn't go so well LOL)

















We all went to the pumpkin patch for an afternoon full of activities.  Maddy met some new friends...



We went for a "hay ride" out to the fields of corn and pumpkins


The kids got a lesson on how a pumpkin is grown

Then it was off to the pumpkin sling...

I just realized that I haven't any pictures of the pumpkins that we got!  Oh well, it was a fun day out and a sunny day at that!

I've also been workin around the house with fall cleaning...one doesn't realize how many windows they have until it is time to clean them in and out.  Nor how many leaves are on a faux fig tree until you clean EACH AND EVERY ONE of them.
So here is a glimpse of my busyness.  I have also been working on a wool candle mat that I'll show when I finish.  Been visiting all the local quilt shops to decide which are my favorite to return to and have been collecting fabric along the way to make my second quilt...I think I have enough now so will HOPEFULLY get started on that soon. 
I didn't do any Halloween decorating for the first time in 25 years which seemed really strange.  Hopefully the creative bug will bite soon cuz I am thinking I might not do Christmas decorating this year, either.  I'll end this with my newest Ebay purchase...the best deal of the year for me on the picture. Is that just one of the best feelings in the world when you get a great deal on something? 



Here's hoping everyone had a fun Halloween and great anticipation for a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'll sign off with a thought of Thanksgiving.....I am so thankful that there are SOOOO many incredibly TALENTED women out here in blog land so willing to take the time to share their lives, passions and hobbies.  Your awesome blogs have filled many hours with joy for my eyes!
Until next time, Vicci




9/11/2010

Lynn's Barnyard Bash

Good morning everyone! 
So I woke up this morning feeling like I forgot to do something...this isn't an unusual feeling for me...what could it be....it must be important for it to be the first thought of the day.  Then it hit me....I didn't get my post together for THE BARNYARD BASH!  
Being the queen of procrastination...I am not prepared... so here is a throw-together of what is sure to be a good ol time over at Happier Than A Pig In Mud! Be sure to mosey on over to enjoy Lynn's party to view her barnyard critters (Love those cupcakes!) and peek in at all the other participants.
My last post shares my roosters so if this post leaves you wanting more, feel free to take a peek around!

When we moved out here, to the "outskirts of town", I decided that since it was a farmhouse style home, I would add accessories that reflected that style and the surrounding land.  The first morning I woke up here, I heard sounds coming from these....







Well, not exactly like these...the ones that surround the back of our place are not dairy cows but cows that moooo all the same!  Mooing is fine...soothing to listen to in a way.  However, cow's "hollerin" for the babies is another story!
It wasn't too many days later that I heard the strangest sound, sorta like kids...sorta like cats...hummm..what can it be? I decided it was coming from the front so out I went and discovered these, about a dozen of um across the street.



GOATS AND SHEEP!

About a year or so later, the next door neighbor decided to bring her horse here from the place they moved from.  So....in the strip of land between our homes, we were blessed with one of these



So now as you have seen, we are surrounded by critters on three sides leaving the west side with nothing more than dogs and a cat.  Two years ago, the neighbors changed that and brought home CHICKENS.



(do you see the chickens on top of the cow to the right? You can click the picture to ENLARGE.  This Williraye piece is called "Yours or mine?")
Have you ever heard a chicken while it is laying an egg?

So that leaves us.....nothing but cats...





And a beautiful Granddaughter that loves all animals!




Wishing ya'll an awesome fall and  many thanks for stopping over to see my barnyard bash!
Time for me to head over to see all the other participating farm gals if only at heart!

8/05/2010

Roosters, Roosters, Everywhere!


Good morning fellow rooster fans! 
As I'm sure you know, it's rooster party time over at Bella Vista!  Barb so loves her roosters as do so many other wonderful bloggers so if you want to see some pretty,whimsical, funky or just plain cute roosters, head on over to Barbs to see hers and all her rooster party buddies. Barbs button is on my side bar, click there to head over to the rest of the party. 
I hope you enjoy my little collection...only have a couple of new ones since last years rooster party so most of my photo's may be repeats.
If you're a sidedoor guest, you are greeted by this rooster windchime, gifted to me from my mother-in-law.  It makes such happy sounds with a gentle breeze.

I like to change out vignettes on this bench each month.  This is Julys "scene"...I know, it's August so I best get busy and get the sunflowers out!


Once you come on in, you are greeted by this spunky fella



If you look to your left instead, this funky guy will greet you


Or, to the right stands one of my favorite...probably because of his blue or maybe because I brought him home from a wonderful visit of family in Montana.


Looking up above the window you will find a couple of rooster companions...after all what is a rooster without a hen?



Moving into the kitchen to meet the rest of the clan...












Finally into the dining room. 


This guy on the bakers rack is my only new rooster since last years rooster party.  He has a hole in the back to place a battery operated tealight!  He was a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law.  (Thank you, Geri!)



That wraps it up for my rooster collection. 
Oh...wait a minute!  I gotta run take a few pics of the calendar that I picked up at the coast. I'm so excited for 2011 to be able to bring this beauty out.














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