Thursday, February 7, 2019
Friday, October 27, 2017
Hi guys! I never know what to call my "things" Mixed media? Assemblage? There are a bit of each and not strictly either.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Hi guys! Still alive. I have been neglecting my blog. I post almost daily on Instagram as it is quicker, so please do search me out there at hopeandjoyhome. I have been busy as a bee this summer. Thanks to Google images I found out the above wildflower that I see often in the ditches around here is chicory..what did we do before Google? Lol. This fat bee seemed to enjoy it.
We attended an estate auction of a McCoy collector and boy did we buy McCoy! This is the back of our Explorer on the way home. Over 400 pieces...we couldn't even wrap it! I am slowly working my way through the boxes and learning a lot about McCoy and Brush McCoy pieces on the way. Some are going to Ebay but most are going to my Etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/hopeandjoyhome
Dad's barn and mom's hollyhocks.
Some pieces I worked on this summer.
My daughter's garden was majestic. She kept me supplied with garden produce all summer!
Our grand daughter had her cleft palate surgery and it was stressful but successful. The closed the holes in her palate.
I found some rusty goodies in SD. This is one of several cast iron stove finials I bought. They look like farmhouse trophies!
The last few weeks have been rainy.
Mostly just greeting each day and seeing where it takes me. Hope you are having a great summer! Til next time! Julia
Friday, May 19, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
So much has changed since my last post. Febuary 12 our grand daughter Miss Lilah Grace came into the world.
Older brother Hunter was instantly in love.
Unfortunately she was born with a cleft palate..but fortunately it was contained to the top of her soft palate area and was not as bad as it could have been Lots of stress andLilah and her parents spent several days in the NICU of the local Children's Hospital. There were so many babies there in much worse shape we actually felt lucky.Once she learned to nurse from a special bottle and started gaining weight she was released to go home.
Even though for awhile her looks were more of the judgmental variety!
She is a happy girl and the apple of several sets of eyes.