Monday, August 27, 2012

Back To Blogging ♥

Hello Friends....It has been quite a while since I posted!  Life has been full to overflowing!   It has been a hot and dry summer with the lawn and gardens not looking too perky and I know we are not alone.  The country is thirty for rain!

This little creek bed, bordered with rocks from my beloved Arizona and Texas, ran full with a rare day of rain in July ~

Our little cottage/bungalow has been jumping with grandchildren and the friends they have found here.  The branches of the trees are bouncing with little boys climbing, bikes were parked around the front walk and the sounds of happy children made my heart feel a sweet contentment!  Such a happy time! ( I always loved summer vacation with my own children home.  Their voices  and their comings and goings.  It was  always a sad day for me when it was time for them to go back to school ! )

Now it is time to seriously go back to work as all the family has returned home and I hope with happy memories!  Oh, I worked this summer, just not at my usual pace.  I lazed on the porch and enjoyed family and actually got caught up with my magazines!  And, with a friend opened a booth in a new and booming antique store, here in town.  I will be adding pictures from our space from time to time.

 Below is a tea cozy I fashioned from a vintage linen with one of my favorite Southern Belles....
And another ~ I just love these sweet olden ladies, don't you?
 
Pears ripening in the sun.
  These are from a generous neighbor and they are soooo delicious and were never sprayed with pesticides, so no worries when we bite into one.  Isn't that nice!
 
I just wanted to say "Hi" and hope that you will stop back to visit often as I will be blogging much more often!
 
And, I want to invite you all to stop by  www.theruffledrose.com
and see what is new and sign up for our brand new news letter that will tell of our give a ways, new items and our sales.
 
Have a wonderful week and God Bless!
♥ Jil
 
 

11 comments:

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

thank you your sweet comment Jil and for following! i love the pink gingham flower on your tea cozy :) so cute ...
much love ♥ jaime

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

ooops! "for" your sweet comment :):)

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Your tea cozies are so pretty! I love the idea of adding the fabric flower and I like anything with Victorian ladies.
~Clara

Johanna said...

Hi Jil,
Welcome back tpo blogging. Sometimes we need a time for the important things in the life. I love your tea cozies.
Best greetings, Johanna

The Painted Cottage Studio said...

Hi Jil!
It sounds like you had a great summer! I agree, my kids are home with me all summer and I never like it when they go back to school. And your tea cozies are beautiful!

Shirley said...

Hi Jil, Welcome back to blogging. I have thought about you quite often wondering how you are. The time spent with family brings memories that can never be taken away from you. I like your cozies with your southern ladies. Have a great week. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

janice15 said...

Your tea cozies are adorable, you did a great job. can't wait to see the photos ... All my children are grown and have their own families...I miss those busy days and days of summers with my children...have a lovely evening..with love Janice @ spoonwither.blogspot.com

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Jill & Tom,

Happy 43rd Anniversary to you both! Hope you have a great Sunday and a very happy anniversary day. Many more to come with fond memories.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Dragonfly Treasure said...

SOunds like you had a marvelous Summer! Your tea cozies are too cute!
*hugs*deb

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Jil,
I love the tea cozies and yes, I too love those lovely ladies, I remember my mom used to embroider them. The pears look delicious. My hubby is doing better, thank you. Hugs, Lu

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOVE the tea cozies! Happy you had a great summer. (())