Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A Lovely Open House

You have heard a lot about my dear sister-in-law Joy and her fight with cancer these past two years.
She continues her journey and uses crafts for her therapy.

A week after Easter, she hosted a craft show and open house at her lovely home.

My mom, sister and I went to visit and to shop :)

My niece, Dana also creates beautiful signs that she shared.
It was warm and cozy inside, but outside we had a late spring snowstorm that day 
with 6 inches of snow!!!

Even with the snow I had to share Joy's wonderful garden art!
I love these barn quilts! Can you tell Joy is a quilter as well?

The pond and waterfall were so pretty even with the snow.

I love how Joy has barn quilts tucked here and there.
All are sealed so that they can be outside in the elements.

I love them all!

So what just had to come home with me?

This sweet garden bee,

My very own barn quilt,

A flag for the garden,

And the sweetest sunflower!

As soon as my garden is cleaned up and planted, I'll be decorating my garden as well. :)
Hopefully soon!

Strength and dignity are her garments;
    she smiles about the future.

 She speaks wisely,
    teaching with gracious love.
 She looks discretely to the affairs of her household,
    and she is never lazy.

Her children stand up and encourage her,

    as does her husband, who praises her:
 “Many women have done wonderful things,” he says,
    “but you surpass all of them!”
~Proverbs 31:25-29

Blessings, Patti


Robin in Virginia said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of the craft show and open house. You came away with some fabulous items. Do either sell their items on line? The garden looked peaceful in the late spring snowfall. Have a good week!

denise said...

Absolutely beautiful

linda said...

You are certainly a family blessed with creativity and each other! Love Joy’s home and yard, so serene looking. Thank you for sharing

Marilyn said...

Joy is talented.
What pretty work she does.
Gotta love that Bee made from a croquet mallet, very clever.

GeneGribouille03 said...

Que de belles choses j'aime beaucoup l'abeille très inventive et le barn quilt bravo pour tant de créativité belle fin de semaine amitiés de France Geneviève

TheCrankyCrow said...

What a beautiful garden! And some wonderful creations.... I love your sweet little bee...and have always loved barn quilts. Joy’s are beautiful! ~Robin~

Eileen said...

Everything is so beautiful!! Thank you for sharing Joy's story. I am also not a healthy woman and doing stitching,knitting,crocheting is also my theropy. I hope Joy is feeling well and keeps crafting.They are both so talented!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Joy's barn quilts are wonderful. Her yard is pretty cool, too.
Hugs and prayers for Joy.

Sue McQ said...

Thank you for sharing this bit about Joy and her beautiful handcrafts. I continue to keep her, your Mom and you in my prayers.