Back Through the Years

Welcome everyone! I am most grateful to all of you for your support of my blog. It has been a fun road to travel. Meeting new blogging friends has been the best part. I have learned much through many of your blogs on home design and through that I have carved out my own design “Romantic Farmhouse”.  For almost forty years I decorated my home in the primitive design. When my nest was empty I wanted my new nest to reflect me not the other five family members that lived with me at the time. Since I was single and ready for a change.  I thought that I would show you my little nest through my years of blogging, which will be three years coming up in April. Wow, time goes by so fast! I will be celebrating that with a giveaway so make sure you stop by in April for the details.

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Sweet Dreams

Good day to you all! As many of you know I live with my youngest son and his wife and four children, two boys and two girls all under the age of eight. I am not only these children’s grams but also their nanny of sorts while mommy and daddy work. I live in their basement apartment which has two bedrooms, one very lovely kitchen, big bathroom, sitting area and dinning area as well as my own entrance. Since the birth of their last baby girl Izabella the boys have taken up residence in the spare bedroom in basement the apartment with me. You have seen pictures of my decorating this sweet little nest for the past two years. I have not imposed my decor on the upstairs rooms until lately.

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A Touch for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day has been a very perplexing day for me over the last several years.  I am much more open to Valentine’s day than I use to be. It doesn’t mean I have to have a gentleman on my arm to make the day complete, no, for me it’s all of my loved ones that really give there heart to me. It’s the elderly widower who lives on the corner and brings me tomatoes. Continue reading

A Heart Divine

I want to give a special welcome to all of you and thank you for visiting my blog. I have a fun little project that I want to share with you today that is fast, fun, and didn’t cost a penny. I had everything in-house to make this.

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I first saw the idea for the darling heart in Romantic Country magazine, Spring 2015.  They had used it for wedding decor and anything to do with a wedding certainly would be for Valentines Day right? My only problem was that I had run out of the heavier wire so I searched the house for a coveted wire hanger. Nope couldn’t find one. I won’t have a wire hanger in my closest (I’m very fussy) plus I used them all for crafting. So I took the journey up stairs and nope out of five closets I couldn’t find even one. I guess I had used all of theirs to. Imagine that! LOL

Then a few days later one appeared! I could not believe my eyes. I knew for sure that I was to make this lovely heart after all! LOL

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Wire hangers are not the easiest wire to bend but I was able to bend it into a heart shape, then tie it in the middle with some twine. I wished that the wire had not been white so it would show through the lace fabric but with the miraculous appearance of the hanger I was not fussy.

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I used a scrape of the pillow fabric that I had left and cut a heart about half-inch bigger than the wire frame.

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I originally was going to hand stitch the fabric on the wire frame but being that the lace was not very see through the stitching did not show, (I know I tried it then unpicked) so I glued it with hot glue by taking the edge over the wire and gluing it.

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It really turned out cute, I love the look that this fabric gave it so ruffly.

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I hope that you enjoyed this little tutorial. I love all of your sweet comments they mean so much to me.  Please share my blog with others this makes blogging so worth my while. Thank you so much! Have a great weekend! Whatever you do be safe and enjoy yourself and add a little happiness into someone else s life very much like you do to mine!

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((Warm Hugs))

Jo