So anyway, here I am, jumping in with both feet and venturing into the unknown territory of blog land.
Hi, I'm Darlene & I am pleased to meet you. I live in an old
I love cooking, baking, candles, bags, sewing, quilting, crocheting, decorating, etc. Generally keeping busy with some creative outlet or another.
My tastes are eclectic, much more country than contemporary, but varied. I love decorating my home to be warm and inviting. One of the biggest compliments you can give me is to tell me my home is welcoming and comfortable, because I believe a home should be lived in and loved in, not a museum piece (that's a story for another time).
The highlight of my summer are all the community yard sales that occur around the area. When we go visit my family in PA, we always schedule in a GW trip. If I can make it down through the week, we also include the local thrift shop where they have dollar-a-bag day to help reduce some of their inventory. I
I love the fact that my grandmother used to make quilt tops, pillows, and embroidered pieces out of old feed sacks, old coats or whatever else she could find, because she didn't have the money to go buy fancy material. Some of those things that she made years ago are among my most cherished things. I like to think I inherited some of my frugality from her. Yes. I can go to the store and purchase new material, but it's much more fun combing the thrift shops for fun/funky/retro things to turn into bags or wallets or whatnot.
I hope you'll share my journey into the unknown as I tackle the various projects on my to-do list, from wallets & wall hangings, to furniture & room makeovers, to whatever delectable dessert I have made lately.