1/25/11

Home Time Tuesday: The cook is OUT


The temperature yesterday was near 50 degrees for the first time since November. Heat wave! Yay! I filled the birdbath with fresh water and sure enough, it wasn't long before a few decided to splash around in it.
I didn't grab my camera soon enough to get a picture, but I saw several male bluebirds trying to take a bath all at the same time. It was such a neat thing to see. (Not to mention colorful!)






From my Kitchen:


Today is mine and Hubby's wedding anniversary and we're planning on going out to eat this evening. We talked about maybe driving to Knoxville and eating at The Olive Garden, but with us, you never know.
One thing I do know....

My kitchen is closed today!
*Sound of me jumping up and down*






From my sewing room:

Still working on a couple more apron/bonnets...
I found this fabric a few months ago and had planned to do something else with it at the time:


Instead, I had a moment of inspiration hit me a few days ago when I found these tiny little roses I had saved in my embroidery program:

Even though they're only about an inch in size, I think the detail is wonderful.
(You can click on the picture to enlarge.)
I decided to use them on the ends of the ties for embellishment to see how it would look.


I have a few more steps to go before it is finished, but it shouldn't take long so hopefully I can get it done this afternoon.






Lily Mae photo of the day:

Potty training has been going very well for Miss Lily, except for those bitterly cold days when she looks at me as if to say...

"You want me to do what out here?"


Happy Tuesday, Everybody!

34 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! Your kitchen is beautiful and isn't it nice to be closed for the day! The bonnet is sweet as can be and the roses are just the right touch.
    Lily is such a cutie! I'm with her; I'll be glad when warmer weather comes and stays.
    Enjoy a lovely dinner tonight Paula.

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  2. Happy Anniversary! Hope you enjoy your night out on the town!

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  3. Hi Paula, your kitchen looks great and I am very happy that it will be closed today. Yippee. I hope you have a wonderful anniversary. How many years?(Now I am hoping that you didn't mention that in the post.) I hate to look silly.(But do it often and very well I might add) Have fun today! Lisa

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Olive Garden...yummmmm! Cute bonnet, love the roses.

    Heat wave...I know, right? But...don't blink...snows on the way :(

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  5. Happy Anniversary sweet friend!!!!
    And, NO! No cooking at home...I forbid it!Hahaa
    Love the birdy and the tiny Roses!
    Have a great and romantic evening!!
    hughugs

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  6. Beautiful pictures again ~ as always! I love those little roses and the precision of your patchwork!!

    And happy anniversary!! Hope you have a wonderful evening!

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  7. Happy Anniversary my dear sweet friend!

    Oh, your bonnet is beautiful, you are such a creative sew~ist (I made up my own word) your ties fit in perfectly.

    Lily, is such a sweet pup, Is she an English bulldog? I won't show hubby, he loves English bulldogs.

    No, they are not fond of frigid weather, those short coats just don't do the job during the winter months.

    Have a wonderful evening, and Happy Anniversary once again.

    Hugs,
    Mel

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  8. Happy Anniversary to you.
    I am glad to hear about the kitchen being closed.
    We had a heat wave yesterday also it got to 38. It is to be nice today also but this weekend we are going back to frigid.Blah
    Love the photo of Lily and I get that look from ours when tell him it is time to go out. They are so cute.
    have a great day.

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  9. Happy, Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, Paula...hope you have a wonderful time celebrating!

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  10. Happy Anniversary, dear!!!!
    We don't have an Olive Garden in this part of Canada so when we go to Maine it is my favorite....
    I also love your kitchen.. Looks so cozy...
    Lily is still sweet..
    Have a great day...

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  11. Your kitchen is so cute and homey---love it. Glad you are getting a break today. The fabric is really nice and the roses add a unique touch. Lily bug is growing like a weed! Happy anniversary to you both!

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  12. Hey Paula,
    Happy Anniversary!,
    We had that heat wave too. 53 degrees here. I sat out on the hay bale in the sunshine and watched all the baby goats run and jump. It was wonderful.

    Lily is a real cutie pie, love your kitchen, and one day I am going to get me one of your bonnet aprons. I just love the way they look.
    When I was little all the ladies around wore sun bonnets.

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  13. Happy Anniversary!

    Your kitchen is so pretty - I LOVE your island!

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  14. Happy Anniversary Paula! Wow your kitchen is to die for; very nice. Lily is so adorable.

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  15. Happy Anniversary you two lovebirds! Have a nice evening! And YES, the kitchen should be closed all week, I think!

    Cute apron! Lily is so cute - don't tell me animals don't speak - just look at her face and you know exactly what she's saying!

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy yourself--remember to savor the fact that there will be no clean up. Hallelujah!
    Lilly is just the cutest little thing.

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  17. Happy Anniversary and Happy Tuesday to you too my friend!

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  18. Happy Anniversary I hope you 2 enjoy your night! Lily looks so cute in that picture!

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  19. Happy Anniversary Paula!!
    Hope y'all have a wonderful dinner wherever you go. Love the fabric and the look on Lily's face = PRICELESS! I got a good chuckle over that picture. Thanks!!
    Tracey

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  20. Happy Anniversary and many more to come! I love the picture of your kitchen. Your floors are very shiny. I don't see too many bluebirds here so am I hoping you can catch them some other time. Love the caption under the Lily picture. On rainy days, I get that same look from my doxies. The boxer takes in stride. Hope you have a great dinner!

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  21. Oh Paula...I love your kitchen all neat and tidy because you don't have to cook! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!!!!! Sending puppy kisses and ((hugs)) to miss Lily;)

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  22. Happy anniversary to you ,hope you enjoy your dinner out.
    Have a blessed tomorrow

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  23. Happy Anniversary Paula. I hope you had a wonderful one!!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  24. Happy Anniversary! Love your kitchen and the blue island is just gorgeous!
    Hope you have a blessed day with many more to come.
    Lily is sooo cute!
    Love your apron bonnet.
    Irma :)

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  25. You filled the bird bath?! Oh my gosh what an idea in the middle of winter LOL I love your island in your kitchen....and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Love that pup...really beautiful :D

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  26. So that was what was rattling.. its the pots hanging over your island, They were happy too... they get a rest and you get treated, it is truly a happy day. Love the island!

    Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! I hope you had a good dinner date celebrating.

    The perfect touch to the hat, the roses are so detailed, cant wait to see the final.

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  27. Yay! Congratulations! And that Lily gets cuter with each picture. :)

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  28. Well, happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful time! I just love you pretty bonnets and the roses are just the right touch! Lilly is such s cutie pie! Have a great day! blessings,Kathleen

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  29. Happy Anniversary, Paula. Lily is sooooo cute, I'd just like to hug her. I asked my husband if I could have a little Lily, and he said he'd get back to me on that. I need to show him her picture.
    Your kitchen is lovely!
    Olive Garden is usually my eatery of choice. Love their gnochi soup!
    You have a lot of pretty scenery in your neck of the woods. I used to travel that way several times a year.

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  30. cute bonnet material; going to be lovely when finished.
    Happy Anniversary; may you have more decades of wedded bliss!

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  31. HELLO PAULA ,HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! YOU WERE SMART TO CLOSE DOWN THE KITCHEN AND ENJOY A DINNER OUT ON THE TOWN ....MAY I TELL YOU THAT YOUR KITCHEN IS REALLY NICE I LOVE YOUR ISLAND IS THAT SOMETHING YOUR HUSBAND MADE AND THE COLOR IS PRETTY TOO..... YOU PEOPLE IN TENNESSEE SURE HAVE HAD AN UNUSUALLY COLD WINTER SO THE WARMER TEMPS WERE SO SO NEEDED TO PUT YOU BACK ON TRACK ( UNLIKE UP HERE WHERE IT IS ALWAYS VERY VERY COLD AND SNOWY ) I LOOK FORWARD TO THE SPRING AS IT WILL BRING ALONG WITH IT THE FLOWERS AND THE GREEN GRASS.....I DO LIKE THE ROSES AND LILY IS A BEAUTY ....ENJOY YOUR DAY

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  32. Happy Anniversary, Paula! Your kitchen is very pretty. It looks so light and cheery. I love Lily. What a cutie.

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  33. I am salivating over your kitchen. It's GORGEOUS!!!

    You make me feel like a sloth, running a farm, potty training a pup, and being productive in the sewing room (beautiful creations!).

    Happy belated anniversary to you and hubby!

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  34. Happy Anniversary Paula! Hope you had a great day. Your kitchen is beautiful. Love that sun!

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