Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and pictures

The nativity ornament I had for a few years. The Bunny we bought at the Christmas tree farm

Our tree, It really is straight! I must have been crooked when I took the picture. LOL.
I love my gardning gnome and santa.

The green ball in the net I bought at a greenhouse last year. I really like it. The white ball was a wedding present from a dear friend. The bell is an old ornament that was in the family.
Teddy bear I bought at Hobby Lobby last year. I was hoping to find a couple more this year. I think he is cute.
A Christams ball we bought in Hawaii in 2004 We took our honeymoon 2 years after we married.  I love how the lights light it up!
My husband bought me this snowflake this year. Isn't he just a sweetheart!

I love this snowman also.
I bought this ornament for Jeff this year. It looks just like our Welsh Pembrook Corgi Tanner.
I bought this one for him also. The blue roan (black and silver) looks just like out Murphy. The white and red one (orange roan) looks just like the girl (Jenna) I had when we got married. Both English Cocker Spanials.

I just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and A wonderful, and Healthy New Year.
I have loved reading your blogs and hope to see you all in the new year. Hugs, Teresa

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

HBS (Hobby Builder's Supply) contest build. TJ's Retreat

This is TJ's retreat. My 2010 HBS (Hobby Bulder's Supply) contest entry. I should have done a little bit more to it, but ran out of time.I have better close-up but can't seem to find it right now and seeing that it is 3am I am going to stop looking! LOL.I like it though. It was fun to do. Contests are fun  to do but not sure if I will do any next year or not. The next HBS one is just a little bit more then I can afford at this time. I will see what the Greenleaf one is next spring. I do have one house that I want to make for a donation. Maybe Christmas angel tree child. I would like to concentrate on that one and The Bellingham Farmhouse. Will just have to see what comes up next year.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Beautiful give away

A Gathering of Thoughts  Rebecca at a Gathering Place is having a give away of this beautiful pillow.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Perfect shoes giveaway

Patrisan. Is having her first give away. Aren't these shoes just perfect?!! I know my Aunt Gertie would love them in her closet!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Senoir citizen now!

Well at least in some stores and restaurants! I will be 55 on Thanksgiving! For the past year my husband has been reminding me that I can get senior citizens deals soon. He is so funny...not. I really don't mind getting older though. It hit me more when I was 29 going on 30 for some reason. Isn't that weird?
My husband bought me the color nook e-reader for my birthday and Christmas. I can't wait to set it up! It looks interesting. Especially if I can get my e-mails on it. It will also be nice that I will be able to listen to books as I am working on miniatures! I LOVE books! and now that I can listen and mini at the same time I am in 7th heaven!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and those of you who don't celebrate it where you are have a wonderful day! Hugs, Teresa
A friend sent me this...I love it.

To realize

The value of a sister/brother

Ask someone

Who doesn't have one.

To realize

The value of ten years:

Ask a newly

Divorced couple.

To realize

The value of four years:

Ask a graduate.

To realize

The value of one year:

Ask a student who

Has failed a final exam.

To realize

The value of nine months:

Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize

The value of one month:

Ask a mother

Who has given birth to a premature baby..

To realize

The value of one week:

Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize

The value of one minute:

Ask a person

Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize

The value of one-second:

Ask a person

Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when

You can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:


The origin of this letter is unknown,

But it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on.


Hold on tight to the ones you love!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Things I am grateful for...

No particular order;
My family..I am also grateful that of the 10 of us only my dad has passed away. He was in his 80's.
A wonderful husband...even if I had to wait until I was in my 40's to meet and marry him (first marriage-married for 8 years now)
Being cured of a form of Guillian Barr'e... which could have killed me...with few lasting problems.
Getting through a very bad time with depression. Hearing a voice loud and clear telling me to get help now. Sometimes I think it was my grandpa...some say my gaurdian angle talking to me. Life is so good now.
Friends..I have met and hope to meet some day.
My dollhouses..keeps my hands and mind busy.
Books...always something new to learn.
My boys...Murphy and Tanner..and all the fur babies that came before
Flower gardens...color all year round...even if it is by pictures in the winter keep me on my toes
Life...see above list...It's all good.
You my followers and fellow bloggers...your friendship and letting me into your lives, (through your blogs) teaching me every day about LOVE and caring.
So with thinking about Thanksgiving I just had to list a few things. I know that I had left many things out. I will probably lay awake tonight with more to add to my mental list.
Taner by some of our plants (landscaping)
My Little boy Tanner
My big boy Murphy
Have a wonderful life my friends. Hugs, Teresa

Saturday, November 6, 2010

God's smile!

I don't know who took this picture or I would give them credit! This has to be a one in a million shot! It sure put a smile on my face.
Not a lot going on here. Going to work on my HBS contest build. (Hobby Builder's Supply) I recieved my order and one piece was missing. Luckily it isn't something that I need right this minute. But I do have to say that I really have never had a problem with them and when I called they said that they would send it out right away that day. Now to get the ideas flowing. Structurally it is done. Just to add all the pieces to make it mine on the inside. I like to do contests even though I don't think I will ever win. But it is fun to try!
It is a beautiful day. Cool, but very sunny. Nice fall, November day. We are suppose to get bad storms on Wed. But as that is days in the future I won't hold my breath. A lot can chance in the days ahead. Who can really predict the weather!
Now off I go to hopefully get all my ideas working on the contest. Hugs, Teresa

Friday, October 29, 2010


Last chance to enter is TODAY! So hurry over there! Julia has given us 4 chances to enter. Just enter on each of her Halloween posts.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Needed a little color and pretty pitcher

Just needed a little color to brighten my day! Things are a little stressful at work right now. But then again I am my own worst enemy sometimes. I decided today that I will just do my job and not worry about the slackers. But it does get to a person when you and a few others work hard and the ones that slack off keep getting away with it. I received my evaluation tuesday night and got all very proficient markes so I know that I am doing well. We also talked about some of the things that are bugging me and some of the other very hard co-workers he said that things are going to change. ( He also talked to a couple others that work hard). But how often have we heard this! I don't go in and make it a habit of complaining, but evaluation is  "a good time to get things off your chest" as the saying goes. Anyway I am just in a low mood right now. So I bought myself flowers! I should do that just because! These colors are so nice and cheery. Really caught my eye. But then, how can you miss these colors...LOL
Isn't this pitcher pretty? A friend gave it too us for our wedding. There are hand painted clear wine glasses to go with it. Each has a spray of pink roses on it. I'll have to wash them before I take a picture. They don't get used much.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Better watch out...!

It is so windy here in Wisconsin that I just might end up in your yard!
 Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. I had to walk into the kitchen this morning to see what my husband was laughing at. A squirrel was hanging on for dear life to the side of the tree. Jeff said that he almost got blown off. LOL! Poor little guy! Then I looked out later and he or a family member was in the feeder and he was holding on to side with his tail to the wind. But he wasn't going to stop eating!
There was also rain at times and a rainbow. So pretty. We looked across the street and the leaves would fly one way and then back again. It was like the winds didn't know which way to go.
I guess in Milwaukee, about an hour and a half from here, a roof blew off a tractor plant. The workers said that all of a sudden they could see the roof lifting so they all ran for a safer area! I have never seen wind gusts like this and last so long. Suppose to end about 7pm tomorrow. Southern part of the state is getting worse weather then us, so I am not going to complain. Teresa

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

1/144th scale, mini cabnet/deskand rummage sale find.

This is a 1/144th scale building that I made years ago. I look at it now and wonder how I did it. I looked at a kit lately and realized that my eyes and fingers don't work in this scale anymore! LOL. It was fun to landscape it. I built in car display base, which was nice as the cover keeps the dust off. It was pictured in a mini magazine years ago. That was fun to see it in the magazine. Too be young and and have eyes and fingers that still work in this scale!
This is a cabnet/desk that I bought from Manor House Miniatures. They have specials every week and I paid $12.99 for it. Original price is $24.00. I love it! All those tiny drawers, etc. I want to make my Victoria's Farmhouse more on the fancy side so this will fit in perfectly. That house will probably be my last really big house as I don't have room for any more big houses. But of course I have to finish my HBS contest build and The Bellingham Farmhouse before I can even think about building that one! But it doesn't hurt to be thinking ahead.
I always have dreamed about doing the Westville by Greenleaf some day. I love that house. But with the kits I already have I can't see adding one more. But it is fun to dream! I have an arrow in the box that I bought at a yard sale and the Victoria's Farmhouse kit to do. That will keep me busy for awhile. Especially now that I work full-time. The Westville will probably be a special treat some day. I also have a Sweetheart kit that I bought at a consignment shop that I want to do for donation. I will work on that one next year. I would never get it done in time to donate for Christmas this year. Don't mind me, I am kind of wondering around with this post.
This is some pieces that I bought at a rummage sale in our dept at work. The past 2 years we have had a rummage sale and the money goes for food for a shelter. So far we have about $180. That is by us buying each others cast offs.  I love the design. They are a small sized set. I like the size and it reminds me of a set from my childhood. Well that is about all that is new here. Hugs, Teresa

Monday, October 11, 2010

End of summer :(

I will definally miss summer! All of our beautiful flowers, warm weather, etc. But as the saying goes. All things have their season. Jeff has been raking leaves all week. I did help some yesterday and today. But I have to admit that Jeff has done far more then me. I did cut back some of the perennials. I will wait until more die back to do more. With over 200 varieties it takes some time to get this all done. I am so glad that I take A LOT of pictures every year. It shows me how much the flower gardens have grown and also it is so nice to have something colorful to look at in the winter. Fresh snow is pretty, but you do need COLOR. LOL. We picked alot of cucumbers, both straight 8's and lemon. The lemon ones might look like lemons, ut they taste like regular cucumbers. We grow heirloom tomatoes and usually don't get a lot, but with all the rain and heat we have frozen more then usual. Nice for soup in the winter. We also froze a lot of green peppers. We still have to dig the beets. Their are a lot of them also. We'll have to decide on what we want to do with those. Maybe pickle some. I like those. Otherwise we boil them and eat them with butter on them.
I have been working on my HBS, Hobby Builder's Supple, contest building. I am getting there, but I have plenty to do yet. But it is starting to look like something now. LOL. I will post pictures when everyone has sent theiir pictures in. That is mid Dec. I have been working here and there on the Bellingham Farmhouse (Auntie Gertie is happy about that!). She is getting a little impatieent with standing around in unfinished rooms! But will have to get more done before I post pictures as what I have done lately doesn't add up to a lot. Just been kind of lazy.
I don't like the new way of posting pictures on here. I liked it better when you went right to the albumns and saw bigger pictures. Now I just get these tiny pictures to choose from. Maybe I am doing something wrong.
I want to welcome all my new followers. There are so many that I haven't said welcome to yet. Please forgive me for not naming everyone. I am so bad. But I do apprieciate everyone who cares to read what I write.
Well I guess that is all that is new in my world. Have a great week everyone. Mini hugs, Teresa

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

vacumn herding

He is getting serious! As you can tell in the last picture he has a hold on it. He can lift the vacumn and drag it across the floor! It makes for some fun If you are in a hurry you have to lock him outside. We had just clipped his claws and when we were done he ran over and started pulling the vacumn out into the room. He knows that we always vacumn after combing his hair and clipping his nails. He is a goofy dog.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Look what I found!

They had these at JoAnn's Fabric for something like $4.99. I think I am going to use mine as a Christmas display. Plastic paint can that opens on the top. Just like the metal ones. I think it is kind of neat. I also found a necklace piece that I can use for a picture and a bird cage in the jewlery parts dept.
I am finally feeling better. I am not light headed so much. At least I don't feel like I am going to fall on my face whenever I stand or move my head around. Vertigo is not fun. I slept in the last couple of days and that probably helped also. I see the Dr on tuesday and then will probably be going back to work. I still can't be on the computer for long periods of time though.
I worked on my butterfly for the Holocaust Museaum. I don't have to much to do on it yet. I like the colors I did it in. I will show it to you when I get it finished. If you haven't heard of this project go back a few posts and I have a post all about it. Or you can go to The Houston Holocaust Museum for more information. I never even knew that there was a musuem like this in the states. Someday I would like to go to Texas and see this.
Anyway I just had to should you my find. Hugs, Teresa

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Won't be here for a few days 5 hours in ER

I was in the ER for 5 hours last night. after all the tests (blood, urine, EKG) they came up with vertigo and gastritis. Today my eyes are very sensitive and being on the computer is hard. I will be off work until at least next tues when I see my regular Dr. He wants the pills to start working and in case I have problems over the weekend. I never had this before. It's the pits. All I want to do today is rest. I was tested for heart, kidney, liver problems, and infection. Thank God those all came out good. I was like this since last friday and was getting worse. I work at a hospital  (housekeeping) and a co-worker who does ekg's took me to the ER and had a nurse check my blood pressure. It was 170 something over 86. The nurse told me that I really should go through triage and have a dr check me out as this was already 6 days of being sick like this. I sure didn't think I would be there for 5 hours!
So I will try to read your blogs when I can, but if I don't leave comments it's not because I don't care. Today I can only stand to be on the computer for short times.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Busy Sunday organizing miniatures

Look it is clean and organized! How long will it last? The material on the far right side needs to be done yet. You can't see that part of the closet in this picture. I sorted all the accesorries into plastic compartment containers. Kitchen, bathroom, misc., etc. I sorted out a few things into boxes that go into the projects that I am working on now. Cabin and Aunt Gerties Farmhouse (Bellingham). I forgot about some of the things that I have so it was a nice surprise to find them. I have a few things in a box in the basement to sort out yet into the right containers. Then they will be up here with the rest. I also sorted some of my material, lace and ribbon. I still have to go through my Christmas material, etc. I don't have much of that though. On the floor in front of the closet is a box of book (novels). a few pieces of material that I won't use, etc that I will drop off at Good Will. I have alot of miniature magazine on the secon shelf up htat I might give away or packed away. That is the problem as I do go through them once in awhile, but how many times can you read them. The next shelf over I have some book written by Beverly Lewis. I have all the ones that she has written. I am going to go through those and put them into series and drop them off at a shelter or somewhere where someone else will enjoy them. But I have to see if I got all of them back from my sister yet. They are all written in 3-4 book series. All about the Amish. Fiction but she grew up in Amish area and have alot of Amish facts. I love the books. A new one comes out this week. Starting with her very first book is good though as they are more about the older Amish. Each series becomes more modern.  This isn't a book review, just got carried away. I also put all my smaller flowers into 2 dresser drawers. Longer stems in one and shorter stems in another. I had cut all the stems down though as they are silk flowers and I don't need all the stem length. I kept some leaves as I might be able to use those.
I also picked up material that I am planning on using in my contribution for the Butterfly Project. Hopefully what I plan will work out. You can see what this is about at my blog a few posts ago.
Well supper is ready. Guess I will go eat.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. Hugs, Teresa

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Butterfly project

In memory of the 1.5 million Jewish children who died during the Holocaust, the Holocaust Museum in Houston Texas is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies for a special exhibit in 2012.

Can you imagine how beautiful that will be ?

Trudi at Two Dresses Studio, felt she wanted to spread the word about this project out into the art community of bloggers, and far beyond that too, and has organized an artist project to collect butterflies from as many of "us" as possible.

I knew right away I was in, I think this is a most beautiful way of spreading love throughout the universe, spreading love and making the hatred in the world less powerful.

If you are interested please click on the link here to find out more information from Trudi, and if you prefer to create and send a butterfly on your own here is a link to the information about the Butterfly Project in Houston. You can get more information from Trudi here.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Date night and weekend fun

Saturday we went to see Eat Pray Love not sure what I think about this movie. I am glad that I read the book first. It made it easier to understand some of the parts. Jeff liked it. Then we went to a restraunt that a co-worker of his told him about. They actually had a gluten free menu and there was alot for him to pick from. His co-worker works there part time so she knew how they handle the food so that it stays gluten frr. First time we had actually gone out to eat since he found out that he has an gluten intolerance. Mild celiacs. I thought my diebetic diet was tough! You should see his. We even have seperate toaster as he can't have my crumbs get on his food. I can't eat his food as his food is way too high in carbs for me. Then we went to the casino for a little while. Working different shifts it is hard to find the time to do things together sometimes.Today we cut down the pear tree. We could never eat all the pears and it was just a hassle to pick them up all the time. We will put a pretty ornamental tree in it's place. Something small. All in all a good weekend.
I am off my diebetic meds. The Dr feels that I can now do it with my diet. The pills plus my diet were lowering my blood counts way to low. Lost about 10 pounds and that has helped. I got my mammogram done last week, all is well so I can stop worring about that for another year. Whew! Now to get my colonoscopy done in sept and eye test then I will be done for another year! Yeah!! Anyway it was a nice quiet weekend. Hugs, Teresa
Off I go to do another favorite hobby...reading

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Give away--Lena's and tests

This giveaway is so beautiful! I would love to win this one. I have the perfect place for it. But will "let" you try for it also. lol She has a great blog. Aren't the items just beautifully made?  
Not much going on around here. Hot again as it was all summer. I stained my cabin yeasterday and have a few touch-ups to do yet so no pictures of it yet. Funny how the missed places show up after you think you are done. lol. It looks pretty good. I must have gotten a little bit of glue on some of the logs, but it looks more rustic now.
I have a Drs appointment tomorrow to see about my diabetis and just in time as my numbers for some reason have been a bit low. I put a new battery in my meter so it isn't that. I even tried another meter and the numbers are the same, so will have to get to the bottom of that. 60's and 70's are not good.  Also have a mamogram on tues. Icchy! I hate them. But the last one was 2 years ago. so it is time. I hate tests. You want to count on everything being o.k. but still you worry and then everything turns out good afterwards anyways. Which is good. Also feel alot of congestion with no cold so will have that checked out also. As you can see I am a worry wart. Which is why I always put these things off. Then I have to make my corrorectal test done and that I have really putting O.K. I am being gross now. But part of life. I took a vacation in sept so will get that done then. Just wanted to make sure I had the two days off.
I bought some more devided plastic boxes to sort out all the minis I bought a few posts ago. Lots to put in order!! I have kind of devided them already so it shouldn't tske too long. Not much else going on around here. So will end here and everyone have a great Sunday. Hugs, Teresa

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Many, Many Miniatures bought

<>Bear with me the first 2 pictures won't leave. There is a caption under one further down. Lots of minis to look at.                                                                                                                                                                                            <>
Landscaping flowers
Chair legs, mini yarn, spatterware, milk jug, newspapers, wheel barrel, planted box with seedlings, pumpkins, 2 baskets with sea shells, clock faces, candles in holders, chimany lamps, silverware, gold findings, owl, and heart boxes.
Lots of beads, not sure what I am going to do with those yet, but sure I will find a use for them,, trees, 4 scare crows, 1 chair.
10 House Of Minature Kits
More Landscaping
Vegatable tea pots, tiny fruit, rockinghorses, toy buggy with bear, 2 vases, candy canes, Raggedy Ann and Andy, which I am always looking for, tiny truck.
Beads, gravel, grass, I love landscaping
lace and material
Rugs, slate tiles, gravel, skirted tables, more plants, handmade Irish laceand still more baskets.
Frames or fancy decorations
Instructions for building a 1/2 scale house, sandpaper, Nutshell News and more landscaping
The dollhouse I bought. I want to use this one for a donation for a girl from a Christmas Angel tree. I don't know if it will get done this year though. I'll have to see how far I get on the contest house. So much to do so little time!
Lots of hat boxes, strawberry planters, baskets, wreaths, wine basket, hats, etc.

I spent $100 but after adding everything up against what it would all cost me at a miniature shop or show I think I did pretty good. I went back today for a few more things. Wood strips, baseboards, 1 more dollhouse, and a few other things for about $20 more. Some of these things I bought today are for a friend. She also had some finished roomboxes, and a finshed greenhouse that she about tripled the prices on from the other day. Must have had someone come to say what they are worth. You had to look through alot of boxes and pull out drawers to see everything. It was a lot of fun going through everything!!  I'm happy with the things I bought! Hugs, Teresa