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