Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's that time...and another sneak peek of Jane

Here's another peek of Jane Tindall. This little shepherd fellow reminds me of a Quaker. Don't you just love the speckled dog? And the rather large duck? I have to laugh at how out of proportionate it is. I think it could herd the sheep on it's own. Many thanks for the kind comments and encouragement on peek#1.
I had precious little time this week to do much blog reading, but I did see that a few of you have decorated for fall. It's always so inspiring to gather glimpses of your homes and treasures. It is still warm here during the day, however, the mornings are almost chilly. I had to wear a light jacket, forgo my usual flip-flops and wear real shoes when I rode my bike early today. Next week, we'll be travelling to Iowa for a visit with family. I'm looking forward to eating some fair food, doing a little antiquing, and sitting and stitching by the lake. Maybe I'll even see some frost on the pumpkins. Since autumn officially begins while we're away, I spent some time this morning arranging some bittersweet and readying our house. I know I show you the same pictures practically every year, but I hope you enjoy seeing them again.

This cabinet and crow greet guests in a bathroom.

My husband will hate this. He'll complain about bumping into it, but I like the clock with a little bit of berry spray. Surely he can deal with it for a couple of months.

I wish I had enough bittersweet to fill every crock. I brought what I have back from the Midwest a few years ago. Each year I carefully pack it away, but it gets so brittle and breaks easily. At least I have some to enjoy.


Tomorrow is Henry Blue's 1st birthday. As I sit and type this, he is annoying the girls. It's what he does best. They'll be nice to him for a couple of days... in the event there is cake!

26 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh I'm loving Jane!!! Love your fall decorating as well. And all the samplers on the wall! Yum!

I can't believe Henry Blue is 1 already! How did that happen? I feel like you just got him! Hope he and the girls are getting along better these days. Sounds like Henry Blue knows how to push the girls' buttons. lol!

Tracy said...

Jane is lovely! I absolutely love your house! Reminds me of my friend Tammy's beautifully decorated house...

Tanya said...

Jane is so cool! I always enjoy seeing pictures of the inside of your home - very cozy. It is already very cool here in the midwest. Hopefully you will get to see frost on the pumpkin.

pj said...

Tanya, I would love to see you in Iowa....I am in China for work until the 18th so I assume I am going to miss your visit. Darn! Email me if your schedule fits other dates. pjstitcher at mchsi dot com

pam from Iowa

Glenna said...

Happy Birthday, HB! I love your autumn decor, but most of all, I adore your samplers. And Jane--I'm sunk. Enjoy your trip!

Loraine said...

Jane is fabulous! I'm dying to to see it all!
Your decorating is perfect. I love all the fall touches to your lovely home. I broke down and put a few things out today...hopefully DH won't mind too much! LOL
Yes, the weather is getting cooler. I really do love this time of year.

Catherine said...

Jane looks lovely as does your house and all your decorations.

Happy Birthday to Henry Blue!

Siobhan said...

Henry Blue--a year old?!? How did that happen? LOL--I see Margaret said the same thing! He sounds like a typical younger brother. ;)

Jane looks fantastic, and your decorating--fabulous! Very classy and inviting.

Karen said...

Your decorating is stunning and I can't wait for the Jane sampler to be finished!

Melissa said...

Thanks for another sneak peek at Jane! She looks wonderful!

I like seeing the photos of your fall decor but of course my eyes are drawn to the framed stitched pieces trying to figure out what's what!

Happy Birthday to Henry Blu! He sounds like the rascal-y little brother who knows exactly how to bug his sisters! Like pulling pigtails!

Julie said...

I love your sampler wall!!!! I could stand there for hours.

Thanks for the sneak peek! Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Terri said...

Wow, like everyone else I can't believe Henry Blue is a year already. Scares me how fast time is flying by.

Thanks for sharing the sneek peek and your fall decorating. Your home is so lovely.

Would you please share the names of the samplers on your wall? I see a couple I don't recognize and feel like the need to be in my stash! LOL

Terri (who hopes to be an AZ resident next year!)

Vonna said...

Your home is totally gorgeous...I love it every time you show us some pictures...one day, I hope I grow up and have as beautifully decorated home as you :)

The sampler is pretty awesome too! LOL! in fact it's more than awesome!

Dona said...

Yes, I do love the spotted dog! The duck is large, but very handsome.
Your fall decorations are wonderful, and I agree 100% about the spray around the clock - very festive. It's hard to believe HB is already a year old!

Sherry said...

Your sneek peak is appreciated - that is one thing about samplers i have always found amusing - the porportion...

so what is the name of the cool sampler on your wall - the big one in the middle with the awesome trees!

have a great weekend and a great trip to iowa

Sampler Lover said...

Hi Tanya,
Jane looks lovely. I am enjoying every sneak peek of her lol.
You have a really beautiful home and I love the way that you have decorated it. We don't really do that over here. Although we do do it at Christmas.
Happy Birthday Henry Blue. My this year is flying fast. - Sandra.

Katrina said...

I can't believe Henry Blue is already one, that's crazy :-). Love the decorating and the sneak peek. I love Jane.

MyLifesAStitch said...

I can't wait to see all of Jane! Looks like she will be a beauty!

Thanks for the glimpse around your home. Love it ALL. :) Can you come over and decorate my house, lolol!!!

Nicole said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Henry Blue!! I can't believe he's one already!

Love your decorating - you are so talented!! And I LOVE Jane! Can't wait to get my hands on that chart! :)

Sherry said...

Jane is just beautiful and I always enjoy seeing your home! It is so lovely! Happy Birthday to Henry Blue!

Michelle said...

Jane is gorgeous, and so is your fall decorating! I can't believe Henry Blue is a year old! Where did the time go?

woolwoman said...

Can't wait to see ALL of Jane - she is going to be a beauty! I hope you enjoy your fall time in Iowa - It should be gorgeous. Loved seeing the snaps of your home - love everything and your samplers are incredible - Enjoy your vacation - Mel

Karoline said...

Jane is looking lovely, looking forward to seeing her in full.

Your fall decorations are looking gorgeous.

Linen Stitcher said...

Tanya, could you come and decorate my house for me? Because I love yours just the way it is. Oh, and could you bring me a wall's worth of samplers, all nicely finished and framed, while you're at it? Just let me know when you'll be here and I'll be sure to have the place cleared out and ready for you to work your magic. Thanks! :-)

Suzanne said...

I am loving looking at your sneak peaks of Jane. What I have seen so far, I'm sold.

I love how you decorate your home. I wish I could do the same, but I know the girls would just move everything around and things would get broken. Can you come and decorate my place one day?

4rx said...

Happy Birthday, HB! I love your autumn decor, but most of all, I adore your samplers. And Jane--I'm sunk. Enjoy your trip!