In my blog I plan to chat about nature, crafts, baking, gardening, beekeeping, and anything else that happens to pop into my head. Sit back, relax for five minutes of a day, and enjoy!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Meet George!

In the last few years, when we go to Brown County we like to buy something as a memento from our little trip.  Something artsy.  This year, it wasn't a hand-made item, but something My Shug has wanted for a couple of years, and we don't see them very often.

 Not the best picture, but meet George! The store proprietor told us that was his name.  He also said he is going to order another one as he will miss him!
Cindy Bee

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Artsy-Craftsy


After all the hobnobbing, flea marketing, and quaint town visiting in the last couple of weeks, I'm on artsy-crafty overload.  So I thought I would share a few things I have made in the last couple of months.  First up, this Dottie Angel High Hopes Wrap.
I had 'high hopes' I could join it together the way she did, and after much finagling, I finally did it.
 But then when it came time to attach the aqua to the brown....I had to finagle again!
And I finally got it figured out again...
Then when I got to the very end, except for about 15 double crochet stitches, I ran out of yarn!
This is chunky yarn.  So I went to my stash, and got something as close to the color that I had, I doubled it so it would be chunky, and I finished it off.  Phew....so far, everyone I've showed it to, hasn't noticed.  Now, everyone knows!

Now in this picture....I have no idea why the green looks like two different shades of green because it isn't.  Odd. 
Anyway, I added the doily and the button....

And somewhere around here I have a big shawl pin, but who knows where it is because I sure don't!  So I used a knitting stitch holder....works perfect!
And it's light-weight.  What do you think?  Seriously....about the whole wrap....not just the pin.  It's very cozy.
Have you been doing any creative projects lately?

Cindy Bee

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nashville, IN

This is Nashville, IN.  And Michaels is one of my favorite stores.  It is very quaint and garden-y.  A must go to in Nashville.

And the Daily Grind is my favorite Nashville coffee shop.  And this is why...

 This is what you get when you ask for whipped topping!  I already licked around the one above (teehee)

The rest of these pictures are for your viewing pleasure!  Windows, streets, and storefronts. 








 The little shed at the end of this cockscomb trail was for Santa Claus to sit in, in December!  Anyone want to go to Nashville in December?!?!!

My Shug, waiting for me to finish shopping at the Holly Shop (a Christmas store)
 


 
I didn't take alot of pictures of the log cabins, but in this area, most of the homes are log cabins.  And there are many in the countryside that you can rent.  In May they have a log cabin tour.
  
Cindy Bee