Saturday, September 18, 2021

Falling on the Finn

 Hello, Dear Ones! I hope your day is going well! Today I wanted to bring you to the other end of my living room and show you The Finn.

I affectionately call this piece "The Finn". The top part with the old mirror is from a pump organ that belonged to my grandmother way before I was born. Something happened to the pump organ but she always kept the top part. After she passed away it was given to my daddy. He and my mother wanted to use this so a little friend named Glen Finn (great name, huh?) was a carpenter and built the bottom part and attached the mirror part to it. The mirror part is oak so he used oak for the base and believe me - it's heavy!! I love it so and in remembrance of my little friend Glen, who is now in Heaven, I named this piece after him. I love that story.
Now that you know what it is and how it got to be what it is - on with the decorating! I decorate The Finn with each season and Fall is always fun on The Finn. I kept it kinda simple with a floral I made and placed in a piece of milk glass. There's a smell good candle up on the little ledge on the left that I burn to make the air smell nice.
I poked down on the right side of the floral two little Dollar Store pun'kins that I bought a gazillion years ago
I love my Staffordshire doggies, this is not one of those, but he is just so cute and he looks great for Fall so he stands here on the left side waiting for a pat on the head or a doggy cookie!
And probably because I can't leave well enough alone, I placed a Fall pick over the edge of this little lamp shade just to be cute! I like it, do you?
I think I'm all Falled out today and will go get me a nice cold Diet Dr. Pepper and poke my tiny toes up on a stool and go visit you all!

Hope you've enjoyed The Finn all Falled up today!

As always, be a sweetie,

Shelia ;)


I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ just a silly little song today...

The Hero Boy Named Finn

 Finn: Is this really my life?
Is this how my story ends?
Bein' in this body,
Seems like a battle that I cannot win.
Maybe I should lay my head down slow,
And sleep until it's all ova,
Is this the end,
of the hero boy named Finn?
Heck no! Darn it, no!
This isn't how I go!
I'm gonna kill it! I'm gonna kick life's butt,
And win it, to win it.
I'm gonna take life's name,
And spit on it, and kick it!
Life can just go eat it,
'Cause this is a man's game!
Finn: Get up, Gork!
Gork: Huh? Why?
Finn: I'm not gonna let you lie here,
And waste away,
You better get up, Gork, or I'll kick you up,
Today's the day!
Gork: Whoa. Okay man, just be cool.
Finn: And I'm not gonna be cool!
'Cause I'm pipin' hot!
Get up, Trudy! Get up, Kim!
I'm not gonna let you rot!
'Jake: 'Hey, Finn.
Finn: Ja-a-a-ke, stop tellin' me to enjoy, bein' a foot, and get out of that trash!
Jake: Heh heh. I can't take you seriously when you're singing, man.
Finn: Get up! All of you make me sick!
I'll fix you with my kicks!
Gonna reconstruct y'alls self worth,
Brick by emotional brick. 

~ sung by Adventure Time

 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Falling On My Piano

 Hello, Dear Ones! Fall wouldn't be complete if I didn't decorate the top of my piano so ~ that's what I did!


 My piano sits in this little cove of the living room and is framed with these nice windows!                     Let's get a bit closer.
Here we are looking at my vignette on top of my piano. First of all that is my grandmother's old lace tea table cloth. She passed away when I was three years old and now I'm very old so that makes this piece of lace very very old! I thought you might like to know that! :) Anyway, the big floral stays here all year round. I made this over 20 years ago and each time we've moved, the arrangement get disassembled and when I unpack it all - I just put it back together. Okay! I've poked down two of my largest Staffordshire dogs and they really love sitting on my piano. I gave them a Fall looking hydrangea and that made them even happier.

Now on to these sweet little white pun'kins with a hand painted blue flower. Aren't these so sweet? They will finish out my vignette!

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my piano all Falled up! Oh, wait before you leave and I'll play you a little Note Song.

I'm joining Richella for her party - Grace At Home

As Always, be a sweetie,

Shelia :)

I'll leave you a little Note Song ~

A Love Song

 

There's a wren in a willow wood
Flies so high, sings so good
And he brings to you, what he sings to you
And the love in his lullaby
Seems to tell me if I try
I could fly for you
Lover I wanna try for you cause
I wanna sing you a love song
I wanna rock you in my arms all night long
I wanna get to know you
I wanna show you the peaceful feeling of my home
Summer thunder on moon-bright days
Northern lights in the skys ablaze
I'll bring to you, if you let me sing to you
Silver wings in a firery sky
Show the trail of our love and
I wanna sing to you, love is what i bring to you
I wanna sing to you
Oh, I wanna sing you a love song
I wanna rock you in my arms all night long
I wanna get to know you
I wanna show you the peaceful feeling of my home
Oh, I wanna sing you a love song
I wanna rock you in my arms all night long
I wanna get to know you
I wanna show you the peaceful feeling of my home
~ sung by Kenny Loggins

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

It's Trying To Be Fall Outside, Y'all!


Hello, Dear Ones! It doesn't feel like Fall around here but I'm doing my best to make it look like Fall. 

If you followed me on my old blog that bit the dust, you'll know we moved back to Texas and now have lived here almost three years. We love it. We love Texas. We love South Texas. It's hot. It's humid. But it's home. This is the smallest house we've lived in in over 40 years! Wah! I'm not complaining, I'm just still adjusting to NOT having much storage. Any way...

Well, I just had to get my cuteness on and placed these little scarecrows out front and a few pun'kins. These little scarecrows are a couple and they are constantly making eyes at each other!
Moving up the front walk you'll see my tiny little flower bed. the vibrant pink knock out roses are very tired now and their blooms looks all washed out. My periwinkles bit the dust and so I planted some white mums. The mums are surrounded by a border of puffy grass. Then I found this cute little sunflower Welcome sign at Hobby Lobby and poked it right down in the dirt!
We are a very Patriotic family and usually have our flags flying! That window is Mr. Precious' office and I don't know why he had his blinds closed. I guess I had better go inside and check in on him.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing my little house with Fall on the outside.

I'm joining My Wee Abode/Bluesky At Home/Thistle Key Lane for Tuesdays At Home

And as always, be a sweetie,

Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

 "When The Leaves Come Falling Down"

I saw you standing with the wind and the rain in your face
And you were thinking 'bout the wisdom of the leaves and their grace
When the leaves come falling down
In September when the leaves, come falling down

And at night the moon is shining on a clear, cloudless sky
And when the evening shadows fall I'll be there by your side
When the leaves come falling down
In September when the leaves, come falling down

Follow me down, follow me down, follow me down
To the place beside the garden and the wall
Follow me down, follow me down
To the space before the twilight and the dawn

Oh, the last time I saw Paris in the streets, in the rain
And as I walk along the boulevards with you, once again
And the leaves come falling down
In September, when the leaves come falling down

Follow me down, follow me down, follow me down
To the place between the garden and the wall
Follow me down, follow me down
To the space between the twilight and the dawn

And as I'm looking at the colour of the leaves, in your hand
As we're listening to Chet Baker on the beach, in the sand
When the leaves come falling down,
Woe in September, when the leaves come falling down
Oh when the leaves come falling down
Yeah in September when the leaves come falling down

When the leaves come falling down
In September, when the leaves come falling down

When the leaves come falling down in September, in the rain
When the leaves come falling down

When the leaves come falling down in September, in the rain
When the leaves come falling down

~ sung by Van Morrison

 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Softer Side of Fall on the Mantel

 Hello, Dear Ones! I'm so excited as I've started to decorate my home for Fall! Yay!

Now I'm a traditionalist when it comes to decorating for Fall. I love the vibrant colors - the oranges and golds. I needed a new wreath to hang on my mirror and found one 40% off at Jo Anns! Yay me!
Isn't my new wreath lovely? Well, I looked at it really closely and saw roses! Roses for Fall and they were soft colors! So I started grabbing bunches of roses to decorate my mantel. I was on a roll!
I wanted to place a pun'kin in the center of my mantel but all of my bigger pun'kins were that styrofoam stuff and then a lightbulb came on! Paint it! I grabbed a little jar of a creamy colored chalk paint and went to town and the result was that pun'kin you see above!
I grabbed some garlands and placed them down. I even used a green summery one and poked my fall ones on top! I'm so talented like that you know! :)
I cut the roses off of the bushes and started poking them into the garland along with some little white pun'kins.
It was beginning to look so pretty!
Take a closer look...
I poked in some leaves and picks and wait, do you see it? Yep, a doggy! I collect Staffordshire dogs and just couldn't resist poking in a few. The colors blend in well, don't you think?
Look! There's another doggy!
I let the garlands cascade a little over the edge of the mantel.
And there you have it - my softer side of Fall on my mantel!
I try to change up my mantel each year and I'm really liking my mantel a little on the softer side and I hope you do too!
 
                   Susan for Metamorphosis Monday Party
                   Debra and Amber for All About Home Party
As always, be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
 
A Whiter Shade of Pale
 
We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels 'cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
But the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
The waiter brought a tray
And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face, at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale
~ sung by Procol Harum
 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Been A Sewin'

 Hello, Dear Ones!

I used to sew all of the time - made everything I wore, even slacks with front zippers! Lordy! Well, I've continued sewing making home things and play things but quit sewing for myself about ten years ago. Well, I decided to treat myself to a new Janome sewing machine and it's been a blessing and a wonder. Needless to say - I LOVE IT! Guess what? I've started sewing for myself again. Slow and easy.

 

Mr Precious and I attended a Ball in Houston and the group we attended with, all of the ladies decided to wear red. I procrastinated and didn't find an evening dress in time so I made a very simple one, but it's red! Very simple. I made slits on the tops of the sleeves and added little bows. I made a slit in the skirt too with a little bow at the top of it.

Here are all of the beautiful ladies in red!

Mr. Precious obtained a limo and driver to take us to the ball. It was so much fun as some of the ladies had never ridden in a limo. It was kinda like an old ladies and their dates prom night! :)

Found this pretty fabric at Jo Ann Fabrics and made a little top with buttons on the sleeves.

Another very simple little church dress.
Here I am - the silly me that I really am most of the time. This is a very very simple top that is just two pieces - the front and the back. I bought this fabric at Walmart - very cheap and very thin. Well I wore a chemise underneath it and when I washed it - it fell apart! It ripped apart at the seams! No more Walmart fabric!
 
This little dress is one of my favorites made from a cotton I do like red clothes. Does that mean something! :)
I'm making lots of tops, can you tell? :) This is the cutest fabric with little ladies walking and playing with their dogs all over it! It's a simple dolmen sleeve top - again just two pieces but I added some ties on the sleeves to make it look a little different.
Here I go again with the dolmen sleeve pattern but added this 20 year old lace at the bottom that I had cut off from a dress. Hope it holds up in the wash.
Mr. Precious looking so handsome and little fluffy me! We attended another one of Mr. Precious' affairs and I needed another formal outfit. This looks like a dress but it's actually a long top with a floor length black skirt. Now this fabric...it is very pretty and the design is in golds and coppers. It was shedding glitter like nobody's business! After I made it I shook it and shook it and shook it! I was even afraid to put it into my garment bag to take on our trip so I poked a large trash bag over the top of it and cut a hole for the hanger. So when we attended the formal dinner - everywhere I went I left my 'fairy dust'. On the floor and even on others sitting at our table and it looked like someone had up chucked glitter on the seat of my chair.

Well, I'm not really bragging on my self, maybe just a little - you know I'm kidding , but I'm enjoying my journey back to sewing and hope you've like my garments and as you can see - I seem to always have a story!

I'm joining Sew Can Do for the Hello September Craftastic Monday Link Party

  & Julie at Sum of Their Stories for her Handmade Monday Party

 As always...be a sweetie,

Shelia :)

 I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

 Sharp Dressed Man

Clean shirt, new shoes
And I don't know where I am goin' to
Silk suit, black tie (black tie)
I don't need a reason why
They come runnin' just as fast as they can
'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man
Gold watch, diamond ring
I ain't missin' not a single thing
Cufflinks, stick pin
When I step out I'm gonna do you in
They come runnin' just as fast as they can
'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man
Top coat, top hat
And I don't worry 'cause my wallet's fat
Black shades, white gloves
Lookin' sharp, lookin' for love
They come runnin' just as fast as they can
'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man
 
~ sung by Z Z Top

 


 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Let The Pumpkining Begin

 Hello, Dear Ones! I'm a little behind lots of you as I've just opened up my Fall tubs with my pun'kins!

As you can see, I took out all of my pun'kins and set them on the dining room table! I'm ready!
Well, I placed some of my really old plasticy ones in the chair and on the floor.
It's so exciting to unwrap each pun'kin and see what I have.
Most pun'kins I've bought and some have been given to me.
Some pun'kins are newer and some are older.
Some pun'kins are really romantic looking.
While others are ghost pun'kins and lots of orange ones.
I just love looking at all of my pun'kins!

Oh! I just thought of something! I've got to decorate with all of these pun'kins! I'm tired now so there's always tomorrow! :)

I'm joining the party: All About Home

And as always, be a sweetie,                                                                                                                   Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

 Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one said, "Oh, my it's getting late"
The second one said, "There are witches in the air"
The third one said, "But we don't care"
The fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run"
The fifth one said, "We're ready for some fun"
Then "Ooh" went the wind and out went the lights
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight
~ sung by all who love pumpkins

 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Farmer's Almanac

 Hello, Dear Ones!

Well, I'm back to share with you some of my recent cross stitched pieces. I love to cross stitch and I always have something going on and try to stitch a little each night. The piece I want to show you today is called "Farmer's Almanac" by The Prairie Schooler.

Isn't this just the sweetest and it can help you remember how many days there are in each month!

Cute huh? I'll bet some of you already knew the little verse.
I love the sweet little pink house with the blue door and it looks like the little house backs up to the woods. So we know there will be deer, squirrels and raccoons - oh, and maybe a little bear or two. I'm sure they're sweet one though.
There are animals on this farm so it is a busy place. I guess you call these barn yard animals.

Here's one more peep at this sweet cross stitch piece. I hope you've enjoyed seeing it.

I'm so happy today to be joining the party 'Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda 

Julie for Handmade Monday at Sum Of Their Stories

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

As always, be a sweetie,

Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Thank God I'm A Country Boy

Well, life on the farm is kinda laid back
Ain't much an old country boy like me can't hack
It's early to rise and early in the sack
Thank God I'm a country boy
Well, a simple kind of life never did me no harm
Raisin' me a family and workin' on the farm
My days are all filled with an easy country charm
Thank God I'm a country boy
Well, I got me a fine wife, I got my old fiddle
When the sun's comin' up, I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny, funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy
When the work's all done and the sun is settin' low
I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow
But the kids are asleep so I keep it kinda low
Thank God I'm a country boy
I'd play "Sally Goodin" all day if I could
But the Lord and my wife wouldn't take it very good
So I fiddle when I can and I work when I should
Thank God I'm a country boy
Well, I got me a fine wife, I got my old fiddle
When the sun's comin' up, I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny, funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy
Well, I wouldn't trade my life for diamonds or jewels
I never was one of them money hungry fools
I'd rather have my fiddle and my farmin' tools
Thank God I'm a country boy
Yeah, city folks drivin' in a black limousine
A lotta sad people think that's mighty keen
Son, let me tell you exactly what I mean
Thank God I'm a country boy
Well, I got me a fine wife, I got my old fiddle
When the sun's comin' up, I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny, funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy
Well, my fiddle was my daddy's 'til the day he died
And he took me by the hand and held me close to his side
He said, "Live a good life, play my fiddle with pride
And thank God you're a country boy"
My daddy taught me young how to hunt and how to whittle
He taught me how to work and play a tune on the fiddle
He taught me how to love and how to give just a little
Thank God I'm a country boy
Well, I got me a fine wife, I got my old fiddle
When the sun's comin' up, I got cakes on the griddle
Life ain't nothin' but a funny, funny riddle
Thank God I'm a country boy
~ sung by John Denver



Falling on the Finn

 Hello, Dear Ones! I hope your day is going well! Today I wanted to bring you to the other end of my living room and show you The Finn. I af...