Friday, November 26, 2010

Pink Saturday - Christmas Decorations

Happy Pink Saturday
Today I begin sharing hints of my decorations,
the Saturday before Christmas I will share full views
Sweet little tin angel, with rusted bell in the background
Darling hand crochet angel, made by my mother-in-law.
Tin snowman, look at his little heart.
A beautiful Victorian ornament

So is the mix at my house.  

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Thank you Beverly for hosting all the pink fun.

God's blessing to all.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pink Saturday - Swinging Makeover

Welcome to Decorating My Tin Shack
Early this summer, once the rains of spring stopped
and the ground dryed out, but it was not to hot yet
I began to freshen up my swing.

This swing has always been pink, from 
the day my hubby followed my directions and design
to build this for me.  The seat was made for
me by my son Josh, in high school shop class.
I decided though it was time to kick it up a knotch,
and beside one only lives once so why not have a berry pink swing!
How about this for pink?? 
It was time to cover the old paint job, so I spent a day sanding 
(well really a morning) and washing things down.
Sanding that rust right out of my off my swing.
Hummy and his flower needed help, too.
Oh my this is berry, berry pink.  What do you think?
Now it did not take me all summer to make this swing berry pretty, 
just to get pictures and tell you all about it.   :)

Winter has arrived here in Wyoming,
we have had several snow storms and this week they are 
predicting  12 degrees as our high and a low of -1

So there won't be any more swinging on my berry bright swing till spring.
Though she will look berry pretty in snow.

Thank you to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday
For more fun and inspirational pink
visit How Sweet the Sound. 

Also linking to Metamorphosis Monday
@ Between Naps on the Porch 

May God our Father bless and protect you.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pink Saturday - Slippers

Welcome to Pink Saturday, where we celebrate things Pink
Please visit our hostess Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound

I am sharing the slippers I am making for Christmas gifts
two pairs here

Still have some hand stitching to do.  Grin.

I have done a tutorial over on Big Horn Mountain Creations
If you would like to see how I made them please pop over for a visit

Have a Blessed weekend and Happy Pink Saturday

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pink Saturday - Fall addition III

Oh boy am I bushed tonight.  I have not been this tired in a long time.
Why you ask.  You know how it is fall
and winter is nearly here, well that means time to get the yard in order.
So that is what I did today.

My Pink Saturday post is going to be about some of what I did today and a pink rock.

We have been on our land for 5 years now, building the house
adding on and remodeling the inside (still in progress).
This year we put in some trees and flower beds 
and thanks to one of our neighbors we have a nice
carpet of leaves to put over the bare dirt, doesn't it look nice.

 I dug a new flower bed today, removed the icky dirt (if you can call it that) 
and filled the space with nice top soil, then covered it with some of those 
leaves, next spring I will dig it in and plant.
 I also put in some stepping stones today.
 Looking from a different direction, and down the valley
we live on the edge of the valley in the desert.
 My pink for today. 
This rock is about 18 inches long, by 10 inches wide and 10 inches thick
See the green running through it?  Isn't that cool?
 We found it up on the mountain, but we have alot of these around the 
property, but in much smaller sizes.  The green and pink rocks are common here.
Just one more picture of some work I did about a month ago
using native rock to border my lilacs, which are ready for winter (no leaves).

I hope I did not bore you to much, thank you so much for coming by.
Please visit Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound 
for more Pink Saturday blog posts.

May God bless you and your family.
Thank you Father for all that you provide for us.

Additional Note:   A friend who has been to my homestead commented;

That's looking great, Gail!  What will go in the new flower bed?

My reply, (which I though you might wonder also)

Thanks, Susan.  You of all people know what that space used to look like.  It is such a breath of fresh air to look out and have trees.  I am not sure just yet what I will put there, probably will move the Shasta daisies over to that bed and redo the bed they are struggling in right now (of course the grass hoppers have not helped them).  All I know is it has to be something pretty.  I want to add two more small beds along the edge and one more larger bed in the center (would like to do a strawberry bed) and then where all the leaves are, grass!  My hope is to have pretty flowers all along the edge.  We plan to put grass out front of the patio this next spring.......oh how wonderful it will be.  Gravel will stay out front and to the side of the greenhouse since that seems to be about our only parking area, though I'd love that to be grass also, but it is to convenient to park, was thinking on putting a hitching post out there to hitch ones steed to and put my windmill at one corner with sunflowers, it would be cute and reminds me of the old west.