Friday, August 10, 2012

Good Inspiration - Embroidery Hoop Art

I have been cross stitching for almost 30 years and have never used a hoop in my life! But when I saw the artful use of hoops I was totally spellbound!! So creative and colorful, I thought this would be a great way for me to add some color to our walls since we are renting and not able to go wild with color.  And besides, we can all use another excuse to collect things, right???  



  I was lucky enough to find these two cuties just this week!! Thinking of taking the embroidery out (one has a small stain you can see) and reusing the fruit onto something else and using the hoops in some artwork!! 
~♥~ Kristal ~♥~

"If you feel inspired to do it and are afraid to do must do it."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mini Vacation at the Island

Our Summer has flown by. Hubby took one week of vacation last month and that turned out to be such a crazy week that it felt more like work than a vacation. But this past weekend, my BIL called and asked if we wanted to stay at his condo at Dauphin Island for the week. While we couldn't stay the whole week, we did take him up for the weekend. And as luck would have it, I was dealing with monthly hormones - I was not in a bathing-suit kind of mood. But I was determined  to make the best of it and brought my camera and one good book, planning on only taking photos and reading. And while I did manage at first, a severe headache managed to put me in bed most of the morning on Sunday. Good news, I got some wonderful pictures, finished a good book - Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, and went on a Geocaching adventure ( I am going to make a post all about our new fun activity, Geocaching!!)  Hope you enjoy the pictures!!



 Golfers' Tan

~♥~  Kristal  ~♥~
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes." 
~ e.e. cummings

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Weekend Wanderings

Downtown Mobile has started a new tradition of having a farmer's market on Saturdays. It's called Market on the Square and I was finally able to attend.

It's a great activity for the whole family.

 They are also having arts and crafts there too.


 Music from some locals


The kids got to play in the water fountains!! 
Didn't take any pictures of our goodies but we got a delicious homemade brownie, some oatmeal raisin cookies and I got a lovely bouquet of fresh flowers.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer 2012 - New Beginnings

Wow, it has been a really l-o-n-g time since I posted on this blog. I had stopped using it because it was linked with an old email account and since I am a dummy when it comes to web stuff, I would have to log out of one account and log into another. It was a pain. But I really didn't like having to change my blog after over a year of procrastination, I am back with this blog!! One day, I would like to get a website, but until that day happens....I am here. 

So where to even begin. I think for today, I am just going to do a simple 'Hello, I'm back' post. This way, I will have lots of things to post about for future blog post ~ LOL!!

I will say that I have started painting furniture over the last year and that has pretty much been my main focus. I took a picture of my booth at a local antique store. 

Hope you are having a fabulous start to Summer 2012!! 

~♥~ Kristal  ~♥~

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
Henry James