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Whatever Happened to Thanksgiving???

This is short.
I read many blogs...
All of them are skipping right over Thanksgiving. In part, I am sure because of advertisers and all.
But really, before Halloween there were some Thanksgiving table settings. Then, it jumped to Christmas !
Maybe, not many celebrate it, or have it in their home.
But, there is an order....

Halloween
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Christmas is after Thanksgiving.

Now, I am not perfect....I have done some shopping for Christmas...and am working on a gift and have been since June for Christmas....but really....
I get a bit frustrated......


Ok, enough of that....
enjoy your day....
let me know what you think...
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?? Do you go out? Eat at a relative's ? Go out to a resort?
How do you decorate?? Let me know...

Nancy
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By Spring It Will Be Gorgeous

So, work on the new garden continues slowly....
We are doing the work ourselves. Thank goodness, Hubby, is excited about it too! He is on sprinkler patrol....
We have dedicated drippers to each plant in the bed by the wall.
As you can see, we bought a third trellis, as it was needed to "balance" the look.
I used up 80 bricks to make the three beds and the little "path" in between the beds. Believe it or not, I can walk down that little path...I love it!
I also have now painted the benches and little table black....
And.....drum roll please, I have found a way to "hide" the telephone pole!! The trellis that has been there for years, actually holds up boards, reused from the raised beds to form a "gate" or wall, whatever you would like to call it...and last week I found a black metal pot and that clock (which doesn't work) and a poster for the window...now it is a cozy nook to sit....

I have now planted two roses, two peonies, a dozen white d…

My Flower Garden is Growing

Well, next week the Eden Rose and another that was on sale will be arriving. So, yesterday, I got busy getting the beds ready.



The trellises are for the roses...
and I got another for the other side so there will be three...It just balances the look.
Then today, I spray painted the white benches black....
It is coming together....

Maybe Just a Flower Garden

So, we had the old veggie garden cleared out of all shrubs. And then, we talked to our contractor friend about building a potting shed. Ugh. The cost was too high to be comfortable. And, I would really be giving up my garden. I really couldn't when it came down to it.
I took out the measuring tape, and markers, and visualized with some boards what a tall, fat building would do to the view and my garden. I opted out.
I would love a shed, but, I want flowers more.
So, I ordered two climbing roses for the ugly wall side and began demo-ing the raised beds. I was a good deal younger when I made those boxes!
So, since this is a great time to plant some plants like roses and alliums...I have dived in, even though the area isn't entirely ready....


I ordered this book...it is wonderful! I wish I had a farm....but this small patch I have will have to do.
I want to get these....


These are alliums....they are going to be fabulous!


We also need gladiolus .....they used to be here...the gar…

Wanted...one "she shed"

I have wanted a "she shed" for years...but I wasn't willing to give up on my garden space.
But truth be told, over the last few years I have been limited in what I can grow in the space due the trees next door and our own jacaranda.
Well, the space has gotten so overgrown and shabby, not at all appealing....and its fall, so its a good time to clean up and clear out!
I have been looking at Pinterest for ideas...and I measured...once.
We have a friend that is a contractor, so we think we will hire him to build it, we just need a design.
 This is a very basic design...almost too basic....
 This style keeps catching my eye....I think the shed must have french doors!
This is cute, I like the symmetry, but again, I have my heart set on french doors.....
I would just love to have a she shed like Joanna Gaines' shed!! Perfect!
Isn't this adorable?? French door cozy perfection. Of course, this is bigger than my space will allow, and I wouldn't be able to have a firepl…

Painting the Family Room and a Birthday

It was a long week! We had painters here from Tuesday thru Saturday!
They spent 4 days on just the family room.
The first day was the most caulking I have ever seen! The caulked the entire ceiling. Though that sounds like an odd thing to say, picture a ceiling of tongue and groove, that is almost 60 years old. Then an old paint job (15 years)  that did not use caulking...and shifting that occurs with time...
They were up on ladders for hours!
Then they primed and sanded and vacuumed and then they painted.
The entire room was enclosed in plastic....
Now, remember the bookcases?? Yes, that was part of it too. So, before, everything those books had to move. Yikes!
Talk about feeling out of sorts.
So, the guys moved the rest of the books, the furniture and covered everything.
The plan was to paint the room the same restful color that the living room, halls and kitchen/diningroom are painted. It is a color by Dunn Edwards....Pierre grey (similar to agreeable grey by sherwin williams) which…

A Little bit of This and That

I need to sew, something everyday, or I get grumpy!
Today, it was a pillow....ah.....
I found a cross stitch panel that someone had done, and fell in love with it. It's actually a covered bridge, but it looks kinda like a barn...so I took it home, no idea at all what to do with it.
Today, it hit me....a pillow!
When I went to the closet, I found a pillow form....sweet!!
The panel was almost the right size, at least width wise....height wise it was a tad short. I measured and sure enough it was almost 5" different...so, I went to the closet again and found 2 1/2' strips from another project...perfect! So, I used those on each end....
So what about a backing....hummmm. I love linen. The family room, where this may end up is being painted a taupe grey....so into my drawer where linen lives, and there was a remnant from another project...grey linen....
So, long story short....I literally just stitched it together....and made it an envelope closure...that I stitched closed wit…