Sunday, July 8, 2012


Happy Sunday Blogger friends. I have been MIA, I just have not felt like blogging. But I thought I would share a few things that I have been doing to consume my time when I am not at work. Below are some projects I have done, some yard sale finds, shopping from Kirkland and Marshalls. I hope you enjoy! I have been watching more you tube videos on crafting and decorating. I heart you tube for these videos. I hope to learn how to do videos myself. If I do I will place these on my blog for you to view. I have missed you guys and I will try to make a better effort of visiting you more often. Hugs Susan! Vignette! Everything in this vignette with the exception of the little red bird, is a yard sale find. I purchased the Bird at Kirklands. The white woven bread basked, the rooster picture in the background, the red pieces, the stars are all yard sale finds.
Shopping I went shopping at Kirklands and Marshall's. The little fennel piece I purchased at Kirklands on clearance. In the background is the Rose throw I found at Marshall's. I did not purchase much that day, I just needed to get out of the house for awhile.
Projects! This lay out honors my oldest son Larry. I am using some cork pieces I found at yard sale to make layouts of all my family. I will hang these on my craft room wall
Granddogs! I did this layout to honor my granddogs. Friends meet Blue and Ashely. They are my daughters Great Danes. When Blue came to live with my daughter he was so very sick. My daughter adopted him from the Humane Society. He had pneumonia and on mega doses of antibiotics. The vet told my daughter the chances of him living were slim. But my sweet daughter was having none of that....she stayed up with Blue day and night and nursed him back to health. Blue is one of the sweetest dogs, so well behaved. He is just such a loving dog. My daughter raised the black and white Dane from a puppy. Her name is Ashley. Melissa named him after Ashley Judd, because she is such a University of Kentucky basket ball fan. Our Ashley is our trouble maker. A trouble maker in a sweet way. She always has to be around when ever a project or an event is going on. My daughter received a call at work that her home security alarm had sounded. What happened was Ashley had learned how to open the door to her bedroom and was roaming the house. My daughter has a computer system that she can check on the dogs during the day. She viewed the tape and sure enough Ashley was standing and just staring at the door handle. Then she just politely walked over and took her nose and opened the door.
Another tag! I am obsessed!
I made this little tea towel out of scrap homespun fabric. I used my embroidery machine to embroider the chicken design. I don't know who designed this particular design. If you read my blog and recognize your design work, just let me know I will most definitely give you credit!
I use my scrap fabrics to make these little pillows. I guess I am a strange bird, but I don't like to waste anything that can be repurposed or reused. I am not a hoarder how ever, I do throw out trash and I also give lots and lots to Goodwill.
I made this little bag too. I love lace and white. The little applique on the pillow I purchased at Walmart!
Yard Sale Finds! These two plates were a dollar. I think they are a Walmart brand,but they are pink with butterflies...what can I say....LOL
I just love these two little vases of hydrangeas! They were a dollar for both.


  1. Susan,
    What lovely items you found! I love all the red in the first picture and I think you do an amazing job on your sweet little pillows and bags!! What a smart dog Ashley is, I'm sure she is a lot of fun.

    I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  2. I love your dog story. They are smart creatures aren't they. Love your finds.

  3. Ashley is certainly a smart, smart dog! It is nice to see a post from you..and your finds are wonderful. Hope that you get bitten by the Blogger Bug again soon- xo Diana

  4. That Ashley is one smart cookie! You have found some beautiful treasures Susan. I am glad to see tyou post. I hope all is well there with you and your hubby!

  5. Enjoyed viewing, everything is so pretty!

  6. Hello sweet friend! You are not a strange bird at all! I love to find new ways to use things! I am exactly the same way LOL Love your pretty creations! I caught up on your last post. Very interesting. When I struggled with my "condition" last year, I felt there were only a few doctors who were really interested in helping me. My neuro is brilliant but it seems that there is way too much "testing", "paperwork", and not enough horse sense. I pray that you find peace and less stress. Do you do yoga or meditation?

  7. Great crafts and finds!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I am your newest follower. :)

    Your daughter's dogs are adorable and what sweet and amusing stories about them! Rescue pups are so sweet; I have 2 myself. The German shepherd has figured out how to break out of his crate and how to open the trash bin.

  8. Well, no WONDER you've been "absent" lately :)

    Your vignette is nice - quite appropriate colors for the 4th, too!

  9. Tuesday night...Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Susan. Always nice to see you've visited. LOVE your rose table cover. SOoooo pretty. Don't you just love Marshalls? Thanks for sharing. Susan

  10. Lovin' that cork piece honoring your son, Larry! You are so creative my friend (and blessed!).

    Thank you for visiting me...

    Love to you~Rebecca

  11. Hi Susan, I have so enjoyed catching up with your past posts and all that you have been up too. I love all your projects and the cork board to honor your son is awesome. Also really enjoyed seeing the pups too. They are darling.
    You are so talented with designing and decorating with your finds. I always feel inspired when visiting.
    Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment on my studio post.
    XO Celestina Marie

  12. Your treasures are wonderful Susan. Really like the boards that you've created too.

  13. Wonderful that little birdie!

  14. Hi Susan....thanks for stopping by. You have found some great things lately!

    Take care,