Monday, June 26, 2017

A New Project Started

I had a request to make a painted lady on a paint brush so I decided to give it a try. I have eleven used paint brushes to work with, here are three I have finished so far.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Queen Anne Inspired ~ Altered Art Antique "Masher Maidens"

My creative side could not take a break for long. It has been non-stop raining here so I decided the hoeing out for a huge barn sale will have to take the back burner for a little while. I hope to finish a total of 21 (for now) that I am working on by this weekend. Of course I ran out of paper clay which is due to arrive in the morning.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

House Hunting is Fun!

I have been spending a lot of time searching the internet for houses for sale in Vermont trying to get an idea of market prices and the style of house and location we want to live in. It is interesting to see what is available but more importantly, what is affordable. We have a long way to go in our search as we won't be listing our house for sale until next Spring but I am having fun looking. Here are some homes that caught my eye in both exterior design and interior layout. Some houses are in the city limits and some are in the country, some are one level, some are two, some are old and some are new, so many decisions to make!





Sunday, May 14, 2017

So Proud!

My grand daughter Meagan (Lily's mommy) graduated from Norwich University yesterday. We are all so proud of her for her persistence in accomplishing her dream.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Miss Lily

It has been a while that I have shown a photo of my great granddaughter Lily who will be three in August. Here she is resting in the forest after taking a hike with her Dad. She loves being in the middle of nature, can you tell?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Adventures Coming in 2018

It is with both sadness and excitement that the time has come to move from our current home. When we purchased our house in 2003 it was so we could build an attached house for Mark's Mother Connie. She was able to live in her home next to us for six years before her dementia forced us to put her in a nursing home. She passed away on February 11, 2017 from pneumonia a few months shy of her 94th birthday. It was always our intent to buy our "retirement" home someday so this year is the year to start hoeing out our "stuff". I am sure there will be numerous barn sales and perhaps items on eBay. Needless to say I will not be making dolls for a long, long time. Thank you all for visiting and I hope to send a few updates as we enter this new phase. God Bless,♥