Jim Musselman original

Jim Musselman original
my favorite little corner cupboard

Monday, February 28, 2011

Mud Season

I've been trying to keep busy doing indoor things. Things that I will be so glad I did come spring and summer. When spring comes I want to be outside digging in the garden with the sun beating down on my back. Can't wait.
The one thing I hate about the end of winter is the mud season. It's a never ending battle of keeping the dirt outside off my floors. But I know that spring will soon be here.

I'm considering starting a new hooked rug but I don't want the same thing to happen again like last year. I got behind and once spring came the rug got put away until this past December. I vowed never to do that again.

I am starting with the house cleaning so I can soon garden guilt-free. I started with a cold the other day. I was just thinking how I went all winter without being sick, I spoke to soon.

I' ve also been busy setting up my Etsy account. I just keep plugging away with all the interuptions in life.. Patience ,, I need to learn more patience!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


What a day! Started out snowshoeing. It was beautiful morning with a fresh inch of snow. Then I came into make Beef Barley soup and White Texas Sheet cake flavored with almond. I finally got the chance to sit down late this afternoon and try to figure out what I started last year on 5 2-pointed needles. A first project, baby hat. I couldnt remember where I left off but I think it had a lot to do with the day and my state of mind. A stormy winter day, not having to go anywhere, and my kids home safe keeping themselves occupied. I was relaxed enough to concentrate on completing it. It was fun and Im excited to start another project on 2 pointed needles. I really feel like I accomplished something!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A New Year

Lots of plans for the new year.  I'm not superstitious but I do believe in fresh starts and goals. My Mother and I are gift wrapping antiques together with her new line of Farmhouse soaps and candles. An old milk glass plate topped with a vintage crocheted doily, and a bottle of hand soap/hand cream and a beautiful fragrant soy candle. Or a beautiful tea cup with your favorite teas and cookies. With my love for primitives, I would love an old yellow ware or wooden bowl stuffed with a piece of brown or linen homespun, a candle and an old beater. Better yet a red ware pot planted with an herb and tied with a pair of new leather garden gloves and a new book. Pick your antique and we'll do the rest. The unique gift...just because.

I also want to improve my knitting skills, hook rugs, crochet and do a few cross stitch samplers. In between running a rental business and taking care of my husband and two teenagers landscaping around the house, studying up on honey bees, putting up stone around my porch piers. Planning a high school graduation is also in the works, applying to college for my son,.. etc, and the list goes on. Really praying my health, energy and motivation all cooperate!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Well winter is here and I am overwhelmed with what all I want to do with the time indoors. My Mother and I are trying to promote her antique business once again. She closed her shop in Belevidere NJ, The Painted Lady, about 7 years ago now. She has just rearranged her barn to sell things shes collected for years. She thinks its time to simplify and part with some of her favorite things. Her site will be coming soon.

Monday, December 13, 2010

New and exciting!

Well this is something very new for me. I decided to make this blog to motivate me to start selling some of my collected treasures and also to exercise my creativity with my handwork and also my writing. It is really stretching my mind. I hope to make some new changes in my life. Its always fun to share with old friends as well as make some new.