Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Wooden Box, A Cherry Pie, and A Lilac Bush

Hi Everyone! 
I haven't been here since February 11...WOW! 
That's over a month since I last posted!!
I've been busier now than I ever was when I was working!
But, I'm enjoying my retirement so much!!!!!

I've spent lots of time in my workshop filling special orders, etc. for sign customers.
A friend of mine saw the above saying & asked if I could paint it on a wooden box for her.
I L.O.V.E. how it turned out! 
Looks great with my flowers in it!
There are some other new projects in the works but I haven't gotten them quite finished.
I'll be sure to post them soon!
After cutting grass this AM, I baked a homemade cherry pie for tonight's dessert.
Can't wait to taste it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!!!
This photo has me so EXCITED!!!
It's not open yet but this is the largest bloom (or almost a bloom) I have ever had on my lilac bush!
We don't have the best growing season for them here in GA.
I planted this bush 7 years ago & am finally getting a real bloom!!
Not a big deal to you folks in the Midwest &  North but to this Iowa gal, now living in GA, it's a MIRACLE!!!
I can't wait to smell the fragrance!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope the rain that's coming will wash some of the pollen out of our air!


Linking up to these Parties!!!
Inspiration Friday
Vintage Inspiration
Spring Craft Link Party
Show & Tell Friday
Catch As Catch Can
Saturday Night Special
Weekend Wrap Up Party
Strut Your Stuff Saturday
Seasonal Sundays
Sew Darn Crafty
Saturday Seven Party
Manic Monday


  1. Send me some weed pulling children. Please. Love the sign. Retirement is the bomb diggity.

    1. Hi Olive!
      I agree! I had 2 children of my own & neither one grew up to be a good weed picker!! Maybe not enough training??!

  2. Hi Sherry, your sign is so cute!... and your pie looks delish, yum!... hope your Lilac blooms beautifully for you!... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Hi Julie Marie!
    How's Tessy?
    Thanks for your sweet comments!
    I'm about to cut into the pie now...
    A treat while watching American Idol!!

  4. what a great box with a good message and that cherry pie looks soooooooooooo good...

  5. Hi Sherry, I adore the box with "unruly children..." painted on it. That's priceless! Pie looks yummy.
    I'm a new follower and would be delighted if you stop by and follow back.
    Mary Alice

  6. You had me at Cherry Pie looks yummy!!!

  7. I love the sign with the flowers, so cute!I'm a new follower and I'd love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow too:) My first link party/give-away is going right now and ends tonight at midnight. I hope you'll stop by and link up!

  8. Absolutely love that saying! Hope your lilac brings back wonderful memories-enjoy:@)

  9. Love the flower box....the saying is just too cute. Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday.

  10. Popped over here from Sew Darn Crafty - your box made me laugh. I love it. So clever! I imagine your cherry pies is long gone! :) I made one last week too. Hope you're lilacs are in full bloom! I have one nice bush in the bunkhouse yard and I'm like a little kid when it blooms - I get so excited. Its a gamble growing anything here in NM with our wind.

  11. Cute blog! The pie looks delicious! We loved having you at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you again soon! -The Sisters

  12. Keeping my fingers crossed for your of my favorite flowers too! Love your sign.
    I know what you mean about time and retirement!

  13. What a wonderful box. So great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll join me this week too.

    - The Tablescaper

  14. That flower box is so fun!!! I might have to borrow the saying to make something for my Mom, she'd get a kick out of it! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love the flower box...that saying is so fun. I think I must paint it on something in backyard. The grandkids will love it...well, maybe not. :)
    Thaks for sharing!!

  16. Any possibility of buying a box like this one - complete with saying?? I love it!!


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