I had been wanting one for our summer home here in MN.
I was inspired by this sign I found on Etsy, and was ready to purchase it for $85...yikes!!!
Luckily for me, while rummaging through the basement, I found a barrel full of wood my late father-in-law had collected. I went through the barrel and found a great piece of wood that would become the perfect sign.
I gave it a good sanding and cleaning.
I got the letters at Michaels on sale. The only letters that were available were in black, so I painted them in white...problem solved...and...
I used a pop tab and glued it to the back for hanging...easy peasy!
I hung it up in our dining room to remind us that we are very lucky to be retired so early and enjoying life.
I did have a heck of a time getting a good picture of our dining room that wouldn't come out so dark...frustrating!!!
Due to the late summer start here, the roses are just starting to bloom and the bushes are not as big yet.
The Rose Garden is part of Lake Harriet in Minnesota. This lake is by far my most favorite in the city because of its rose garden, the annual/perennial garden, the Peace (Rock) Garden, and the perennial Trial Garden & Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden.
Everything here is so lush and green, and it gives me such a sense of serenity.
I have always admired and appreciated the artwork of quilting! The creativity, the hours it takes to put one together and its fine handiwork as well.
Years ago, I used to make small hand sewn simple block baby quilts as gifts for lots of baby showers.
Lately, I've been thinking about venturing out of my comfort zone and challenge myself in making a different quilt pattern.
Well, I think I have found it in making a hexagon quilt!
I was inspired by Melody's blog ~ The Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap, to give it a try. After I researched on making a hexagon (quilt) on YouTube and Pinterest and visiting talented hexagon related bloggers, I plunged and gave it a try.
I chose to make 3" hexagons instead of the 1". The reason being is because I think that if I make things bigger, I can actually finish faster and have a completed project much sooner and feel accomplished...that's just me.
delicious quiches, strawberries, champagne & Blood Orange juice for Mimosa's.
While they were on their way, I pre-heated the oven for the quiches, made a quick spinach salad, and quickly set up our table.
I love my late mother-in-law's Spode dishes!
I draped the table with a vintage tablecloth I found last year at a garage sale. I think I paid like a $1 for it! I used some white simple fine linen napkins...again my MIL's. The glass pedestal dish, I found at and estate sale last summer.
While the quiches were warming up, Laura and I started on our Mimosas using only the best crystal in the house!
I have to say that after having a couple of Mimosas, I completely forgot to take more pictures of our lovely meal...hehehe...
we had a great time visiting and catching up though!
I'm so glad that you came to visit!! DH and I have been married for 26 years. Hubby and I are now retired and enjoying life. We winter in Sun City, AZ, & spend summers in Golden Valley, MN. This blog will chronicle our adventures (& misadventures)as a retired couple. We have 2 spoiled and devilish KittyKats, & Jack - the most adorable perfect Chihuahua ever!!!!