Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

January 30, 2013

Master Bathroom Finished

Our Master Bathroom is finished..and I Love it! The new shades are beautiful and I knew they would be.. Papa Clay had them hung in record time..He's  such a sweetie. * wasn't sure about the purple.. but  now agrees it looks Great!
In the 2nd picture the painting  was done by our grandson Charlie (4 yrs) I got it for Christmas and was inspired to re paint the bathroom in Purple with the pinks and pastels for accents. Now aAll I need is Purple towels and a new bathmat.. ( Shopping trip coming up now)  It takes so little to make big changes.. (Did I say Purple my favorite color? ) The enamel painted pot with roses was done by my friend Leila in Washington. (it hides  an extra roll of toilet paper.)  Don't you just love the color change? Really warms it up and now I think I will go take a bubble bath... after I light the candles and pour myself a glass of wine.. ahh.! A true Purple Bliss Hit!

January 28, 2013

Life Through different Windows

Today I feel a bit better, although it's again gray and gloomy outside.  My readers make me feel better.. realizing its just "January Funk".. and I'm determined to rise above it and think better thoughts.. 

So  Here I go.. Sharing a view from a different WINDOW!

Some time ago I became obsessed with old windows. I have these in and outside our home. The one above is over the guest bed.. It has nothing in the panes... I stained the frame and just hung it.. Thinking I may want to add a bit more to it..
 The scenery one below has pictures from our travels in Utah ( the Canyon Lands) and  Arizona. I again left the frame as found..paint peeling.. I think it adds charm.. ( the photo shows streaks on the pictures I think from a reflection, They are not visible on the original glass )
The two on the chicken coop and shed were taken from an old lodge in Oregon. They were on cabins at Lake Creek.  The turquoise frames I painted and added mirrors to and hung them on my family room wall..  I keep seeing ideas for old windows to be used in the garden .. I like that idea too... 


January 27, 2013

I'm in the Dumps!

It is Not SPRING!
 I even  changed the blog background and on my computer.. Hoping to feel a bit better...
Oh how I am thinking along that season... I really am tired of the Snow and cold weather.   I look out my window I see clouds forming and weather report say more of that silly white stuff coming tonight.
As long as I see a blue sky I can cope..but  these days of fog and chill need to go away! Even my "girls" think its time for the ground to thaw.. so they can come out and soak up some sun.. on days like today I have no motivation to sew, or paint or cook.. Depressing isn't it? Do you get like this? I hate it..So I should just  "SNAP OUT OF IT!" Maybe its best to have a cup of tea and get out my craft magazines..or read a few of the blogs I follow...  there may be something that will catch my attention and Jump start this old  lady!
Hope you are not feeling this way today.. but if you are?  You have company...
Thanks for being here for me....

January 26, 2013

Birthday lunch for Birthday Boy!

Today is our  grandson, Peyton's Birthday #12. Yesterday Papa Clay and I took him to lunch. He got to choose the restaurant and his choice was "Wingers".. He had never been there so it was an Adventure for sure.. as we scanned the menu after the waitress asked if he wanted an Adult menu or kiddie one, of course he quickly said  "Adult  Please" He chose Chicken and waffle tower..  Not sure he could eat it all or how big a portion we agreed what he didn't eat he could take home..
The order arrived and to my surprise ( I also ordered the same) It was quite good.  He ate the large chicken breast and took  home 3/4 of the waffle..  Of course we had to check out the dessert menu but decided he was too full at the moment.. Added surprise after a quick stop at a store to pick up another item we popped into Baskin and Robbins for a surprise ice cream .. Again his choice of flavors.. Bubblegum Ice cream  and " Gummy Bears on top.   Happy, now and full of sweet carbs.. We returned to our home.. Mama and brother Mason picked him up on their way home from doing some birthday shopping..
Peyton was very polite and a pleasure to take with us.  This afternoon we will have his Birthday Cake  and  Pressies.  Next Saturday he has 10 friends from school invited to go Bowling as an extended party. I think this kid has it right. Make these birthdays last as long as you can... a kid after my heart.. Go Peyton!  Happy Birthday!

January 22, 2013

Let the project begin....

It really takes  a lot of time to prep a room to paint no matter what the size doesn't it?
I think I really am going to like the color.. Papa Clay started rolling on the paint while I taped the counters and mirror.  A couple days and it will be done.. Just wanted to show you we have begun the project...

January 21, 2013

What color?

Project : Repaint the master bathroom
We are getting ready to paint the bathroom off our master. I chose purple for the cellular shade... Being brave I went with a dark color and  will paint the walls a very light shade of purple.. I may be out of my mind?  I love the color.. will replace my towels, and rugs and other accessories to compliment the color.. It took me forever to decide on colors... I think I picked every paint sample from the display trying to decide.. Do you do this?
I visualize it completed and hope it will make me happy... I am thinking of doing some faux paint technique to tie in the colors with the master bedroom. Those shades are ordered for that room too and we chose a pretty green. Gee now I  will need to go shop for new bed coverings... one small project sure can lead to a bigger one can't it? Do you have home decorating projects in your plans?

January 20, 2013

Sunday Dinner at Gramma and Papa Clay's

Today is  Sunday ...The week has ended or it is beginning whatever you believe.

We are starting a "family " tradition with my daughter Pj and her two sons.  "Sunday Dinner at Gramma & Papa's". We are certainly not the "Walton's" nor a Norman Rockwell depiction of the family picture... There will be silliness. and the usual chaos .
Whats for dinner?  This Sunday..  In my plan.. The Walton picture floats back to my mind. I will  make a Turkey Casserole with fresh vegetables and fruit. Pj will bring dessert and the boys part will be to clear the table and play nicely.. Papa Clay will load the dishwasher. .Once we gather at the table, remind the boys of their table manners and to put their napkins in their laps..our dinner conversation will turn to a joke that one of the boys found funny...what we did this week at school, sharing a story or two and plans for Peyton's 12th Birthday  next Saturday (Bowling) with his friends. Sounds nice?  Okay go back and read.. "In my Plan...because things never seem to go as planned do they?  But this is what we try....
Papa Clay and I have missed so many of those celebrations living so far away, until now.We hope to create memories like my children have of Sunday dinners at their grandparents. Perhaps we can gather around the table after its cleared and play a game... watch a family movie or they boys may decide sledding down the hill to be still a possibility. The hopes to have them "unplug" for awhile from TV..their DSI's . A Wii game or the Xbox ( what are those things anyways?)
Do you get the opportunity to make memories with your Grands? We hope you do... and that you enjoy what time you have together..  Now just what are we having for dessert?
Please  make it a good day full of laughter and don't forget to excuse yourself before you leave the table.

January 19, 2013

Good Morning!
Did you sleep well? Have you got creativity flowing today? I must say I am on a roll. Yesterday my daughter asked me to come look at a futon frame she was going to discard, then thought maybe she could make a bench with the wood.. but what I saw was a shelf unit for her wall. She just told me she needed a shelf to display some of her "Americana" decor ..
 So we eyeballed the placement and configured this..from the sides or arm sections.  Another project also in the planning stage.
We then went to town to check out some other items I needed and I found this picture at Ross.. didn't even think twice about putting it in my shopping cart.

Fits perfectly at my kitchen door entry... and a steal it was only $6.99 pretty good huh? So what are you doing today? My list is growing..Whatever you're planning, Enjoy  your day. .
Thanks for stopping by and come back soon... ya hear?

January 18, 2013

 Okay my Lovelies..
I am inspired by Kelli Nina Perkins
I just ordered her book  from Amazon "Stitch Alchemy" this morning ( can't wait for it to arrive).. and plan to do some artwork. I think I have some creative juices flowing today..after my first good night sleep in ages....  and want to start a project..  I know,  I can do this.. Headed to the fabric store and Michael's.. just to get more inspired.. It's really cold outside right now only 4 fabulously  sub Freezing degrees... but the sun is shining..
Do you ever feel like  you just gotta get out there and tackle a new project?  Kelli uses mixed media and I really have a bundle of that around here.. I may  even get into my craft room and do some organizing now that the grandsons have moved out and their room needs to be put back into "My Room".. I'm sure I can even come up with a project or two for them to try, next time they come over... So I'm off....  You all have a super day doing whatever inspires you... be creative.. try something you have never tried before...

January 17, 2013

Im back!

  Where  Have or Haven't I been ?

I have been away from my faithful readers for a Long time.. But I'm back.. I am ready to start 2013. So much has been going on here.. between family and our cold winter weather, taking care of the chickens and life in general...
I don't know where to begin. Let me start with:
"Personal Health Checks" and my Mammogram and now I have completed those I'm feeling good.  Have you had your yearly exam? Thank goodness for Medicare and my supplemental Insurance coverage! Yeah I'm 65 now and feel it in my bones...muscles and joints.. but healthy and that's what counts right?
 I am happy to say my  youngest daughter PJ and her two sons, Peyton and Mason are settled in their new home and are doing well in school.. PJ was living with us for a couple months while she settled here in Klamath Falls.  She is  enrolled in her Education Masters program and doing well.  It was a big move for her and us  we survived..
Having  youngsters  here 24 /7 has given me a clearer  appreciation for our Quiet time... Our routine  and Lifestyle .. Don't get me wrong.. I  love these grandsons to the moon and back.. It has just been an adjustment for all of us.. We are planning weekly dinners on Sundays now when possible and I think everyone will appreciate our family time.
Papa Clay has adjusted better than me really.... and as time passes and the days  open to opportunities for making memories " at grammas & papas we will have many stories to tell...
I am planning to revamp  this blog and share with you more of whats happening here at Blue Sky Farm. I have missed reading the blogs I follow and will get back into the swing of blogging.. It's #1 right now on my to do list..
So Welcome back.. Thanks for stopping by... Until next time.. stay warm and safe...