Thursday, July 22, 2010


Our annual autumn gathering will be Sat., Oct 2 from 9-4. It is hard to believe that I am sewing for fall when it is 100 degrees outside. Anyway, we are changing things up just a bit. This year we are inviting folks who have good quality country antiques and/or handmade primitives and folk art. Please e-mail or call me for additional information about setting up at this event!! As we always do, we will be serving pintos and cornbread at the little cabin. Hank hopes to have the molasses mill running again - provided we can locate cane!! It is always a wonderful time here at Back Shed. Please note - that we are only doing a one day event this year. We hope you can join us and we look forward to hearing from some new vendors to make this a nice country show.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Beautiful Day...

A couple of weeks ago, we did a day trip to Pilot Mountain. What a beautiful place to visit if you've never been. Anyway, it was one of the days where we had a break from the heat and boy did it feel great to be up top where it was nice and cool. I feel so blessed to have two wonderful men in my life where I can share the simple pleasures of life!! Hank and I have visited so many places and now it is so much fun to share them with Jared. I just love to watch him explore new places and see new things. What a wonderful way to learn about the beauty in the world. I had to share this pic with you because I think it truly captures the beauty of both a spectacular view at Pilot Mountain and the love between a father and son. Enjoy!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Good evening everyone! I have been doing a major cleaning out of my sewing room- and it is amazing what I have found! I will be putting some things in the shop/and the website for you crafters out there but I wanted to go ahead and let you know that I do have a wooden rug hooking frame for $10 and an SLK primitives rug hooking kit called "sunrise" for $35 ( it has never been opened). If anyone is interested, please e-mail me at I will send a pic of the frame and try to send a pic of the kit- there is not one on the package but it is 2 roosters facing the sun in the middle. Let me know if you are interested. I will be glad to ship if you are not local and just add on the shipping. Thanks and back to cleaning!!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Sorry- no pic for this post but I just had to share!! Finally some nice evenings where Jared can actually come outside and not be soaking wet!! The other evening, I found some packs of sunflower seeds in the freezer. Hank had taken down the old rotting fencing that surrounded my little herb/veggie garden and put up a wonderful picket fence instead- what a difference. Anyway, I decided to go ahead and plant the seeds around the fence- maybe they will come up for the fall. Jared anxiously held the packs of seeds as we traveled on the golf cart to the garden. I decided to let him help and see what happened!! To my surprise - he was so excited to plant the seeds. After showing him just a couple of times what to do- he carefully dropped the seeds in the trench as I scooted down the row pointing to the soil. Every day is a new adventure with him and he is teaching me so much about the simple pleasures in life- which I thought I already had a pretty good grasp on. We will wait to see if the sunflowers will grow and what a thrill it will be for him to see what he planted. I will share pics soon of the improved garden- have a wonderful evening!!