The Old Tattered Flag

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A nice Saturday.....

I have to say, I have the best customers/blog followers/internet friends.  I was in a February Funk yesterday and just a couple nice comments came my way and you really have no idea how nice that is.  Some people just don't realize how a kind word really matters in the middle of a well........shitty time!!  I thank you and you know who you are!!

It's been a nice Saturday here.  As I told you yesterday, I have not acclimated well to Missouri so have not really put too much effort into my house.  Well, the other night Kim from Ohio texted me to tell me how she loved her candle that she bought from the website and sent the most beautiful photograph of her dining room.  Kim, you have inspired me!!   I love your trencher full of sweet, primitive pillows, and look at that wallpaper, so folky and primitive!!  So, I took the afternoon to do some much needed cleaning and then shifted some things around.  It's amazing how good it can make you feel when your home is pretty and cozy, isn't it??  Thanks Kim.  

Kim also sent a picture of our "Prim Stars" pattern that she hooked.  She did it totally different than we did and I love it more, so will be offering it in Kit form with those colors.  Thanks again Kim, I think you've nudged me out of my funk a bit!!!  Isn't she a great hooker??

Next is, well, you know who it is, your daily dose of Baxter.  I wanted to show you all a birds eye view of what happens every night when I sit in my chair to punch or hook.  He's about 38 lbs. but thinks he's a lap dog.  He will just sit there on my lap and stare at me like that as if to say, "well, now what?"  

Next I snapped a picture of "The Homestead" which I decided to hang in our dining room until it sells, if it should.  Love it!
Then, as I was cleaning I got sidetracked and decided to do a bit of painting.  Thought I'd show you my little area in the house with some nice lighting for painting.  

So, with Kim's trencher full of little pillows in mind, I'm off to my chair to punch some cute little pillows. 

Until next time.....

Kim's dining room.........just beautiful!!

Kim's Prim Stars Rug, well done!!

You know who!!

Our dining room with "The Homestead" rug.

My little sanctuary in the house!!!


Raymond Homestead said...

Kim's trencher with the prim pillows and the beautiful candle is very inspiring! I bet Baxter is full of decorating ideas!

moosecraft said...

Some wonderfully inspiring pics to start this Sunday with! I'll be hooking on the Tapestry pattern this afternoon... :-)

Gayle said...

Looks so very nice! Sure wish Kim had a blog - it would be fun to see pictures of her entire house! Her version of your rug design is awesome!

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, I'm brand new to your blog and look forward to following. What kind of dog is Baxter? He has a pug face.

theoldtatteredflag said...

Good old Baxter is a puggle a mix of pug and beagle. Ssssshhhh don't tell anyone but he's my favorite.....

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Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.