Saturday, June 28, 2008


Curious? Well come on in and join us in the magical "Mad Hatter's Tea Party. Don't fit through the door? Perhaps you need some magical potion to help shrink you to size. Well take a swallow but please be kind enough to leave some for the rest of the party guests as many more are sure to follow.
Oh my, we have some party crashers. Mrs. Butterworth and the Gingerbread Boy. They just could not stay away, any time there is a party going on they just have to be there as they love to dance the night away. They just love to party hardy! She thought she could sneek in by wearing a mask.

The Queen of Hearts has arrived but doesn't feel quite sure if she plans to stay until she sees the delicious sweets (she thinks the party is for her, heh heh!)

Do you dare? Will you grow tall or will you shrink?

Thanks for stopping by, enjoyed your company , the party was a blast. Now I know your partying has just begun. So tah tah! Have fun but watch out for the Mad Hatter.
Head on over to Vanessa's for the rest of the party list.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


If you are interested in entering a new apron swap...head on over to "Booming Aprons"
and get details to join...DEADLINE IS JUNE 30TH, so you still have plenty of time to join in the fun.

Yahoo! Guess what I received in the mail today, yep, my apron from the Patriotic Apron Swap. It is just adorable. I had to try it on as soon as I opened the package. It was so nicely wrapped in red tissue paper and tied with a navy blue ribbon which I know I will be using in some craft and some paper napkins with a BBQ grilling print, really cute. Her short story on how her family celebrates the 4Th of July was very interesting and sounds like so much fun. Now I will have to give grilling chicken another try again, hopefully, I won't burn it like last time. Heather was my secret swap partner and she has advised me that this is a "Good Luck Apron" so I won't have any grilling problems. Thanks Heather for such a lovely apron and for bringing me some "Good Luck Grilling."

Friday, June 20, 2008


A MAD HATTER TEA PARTY!!! Vanessa from "A Fanciful Twist" is hosting a "A Mad Hatter Tea Party", an imaginary tea party in celebration of her 200th post....with hats, cakes, crowns, striped socks, masks, birds, and treats galore, old photos, costumes & imagination drop on by her blog for details. It will be one big soiree of us all sitting around a Mad Hatter Tea Party Table sharing stories on Saturday June 28th, hope to see you there.

Monday, June 16, 2008

End of Flirty Apron Swap and Thank You's

Well, the Celebrating Independence Flirty Apron Swap 2 has come to an end. Below is a picture of the apron I made for my partner. I mailed it out today. I hope she likes it. I also made an apron for her dish soap bottle. Oops! I forgot to post the picture of it. I really liked this pattern, its from See & Sew #B5125. I want to thank Wanda from The Rat's Pajamas for the Tag Kit she sent me. It was so sweet of her to send everyone who left a comment on her blog during the "2nd Annual Cottage Charm Giveaway" this sweet Tag Kit. I can't wait to start making some tags using all of the goodies she included.
I also want to thank Tina at Garden Goose for the nice giveaway she had. I really love this print of the girl with a kitty cat. This is a copy of one of her mother's paintings. It's just so cute. Sorry for the glare, I left it in the plastic sleeve when I took the picture.

I also want to thank RoseMarie at Sugarplum Cottage for the nice giveaway she had. I can't wait to decorate with it during the Fall months.

I've been late in sending out all of these thank you's and I apologize for this. I just have not been able to get into a schedule of when to blog and when to do the things I need to do around the house. I just feel so overwhelmed at this time. So many things to do and just don't know where to start.
Our garden seems to be coming to an end. I pulled all of our corn stalks and gave them to my neighbor for her cows to enjoy some greens. It has been so hot and dry that we only harvested at the most one dozen of the corn and they all did not have complete kernels on the cob. Very sad. I think this must have been due to the hot dry weather we have been having. Maybe next time our corn crop will be better. We did enjoy plenty of squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, peppers , onions and green beans. I guess it will soon be time to start preparing my seedlings for our fall garden at the end of July.
Also, keep checking in as my Birthday is coming up in July and I am planning a giveaway. In fact this will be my first giveaway. Yipee! I'm so excited.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

We're Having a Front Porch Party!


Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses is having a Front Porch Party. Please go visit her to get the list of all the parties happening on June 5th.

Below is a picture of my front porch at Rose Cottage. Hope you enjoy your visit.

Irma's Rose Cottage