Here I am with my best friend in the whole world, Renee'. It took me thirty-two years to find her! I used to hear the expression soul-mate and I really couldn't get it, then I met Renee`. I believe men and women are just too different to be soul-mates. So, ladies, if you have one out there, it will be a girlfriend.

About Me

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I am fifty-eight years old and a happy empty-nester of three grown children: nearly 26, 33 and 37. My 33 year old daughter is married and gave us our first grandchild, a baby girl named Astrid. I have been married one time for 41 years so far. I am the sixth of eight sisters. I have done some traveling. My restless oldest daughter took me to New York, Paris and London. I love to scrapbook, do needle art, beading, quilt, sew, decorative paint, home decorating and anything else that I can imagine or inspires me after looking at a magazine, HGTV, or the web! I enjoy having internet friends and think of them as modern day pen-pals.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I Built Them Myself

     This isn't my lawn furniture but, rather, my garden furniture.  I find it quite charming and I actually take pride in it.   I built both the bench and the chair with lumber salvaged from the fallen barn of a friend. On the bench is a galvanized double bucket with a single handle in the center, a gift from my best friend Renee', and, of course, the birdhouse on the chair is from other girlfriends.
     I built these pieces some time back so they're a little rickety but still, when I am in my garden, I am both in the company of friends and proud of my simple achievement.


  1. Love the old barn look and you did a great job! I'm impressed!
    Deb :)

  2. Wow! You built them? I agree; they are so charming!

  3. I love it....I could pull up a bench and sit there for a is really a beautiful little garden space...

  4. I love it too......I like the cottage garden feel
    you get....very pretty

  5. I was just stopping by to say HI and see how you were.