Saturday, February 6, 2016

Moss Covered Heart on the Old Door

Do you want to know what the hardest part of "not blogging" has been...?

(aside from not visiting with you all)

...that I hadn't picked up my camera in almost 2 months.

my creative "self" was falling by the wayside.

I'd look at my camera, but I hadn't touched it,
and it was just begging to be cradled.

so I gave in...a little.
I do have some new personal blogging rules...

I kept my Tartan Plaids out in the Kitchen Sitting Room and Living Room until the end of January, (thoroughly enjoying the cozy warmth they added), but then tucked them away till next year. I still wanted red for Valentine's Day so my Toile Floral Quilt and Pillows replaced them.

I had found this little floral needlepoint last Fall and I added it in.
The cats don't like too many pillows ruining their sleep spots,
 as they have to find the "just right" place to curl up.

 It was exactly a year ago that I made this moss covered heart,
 but I've made one little change...

It had a yellow rose instead of the red one,
but for Valentine's Day, I think I like the red one more.

And, do you remember the mirror?

It was a permanent fixture for the old door on the Sunporch.
I found it again last month,

so it's back where it belongs,
with it's partner again.

Thank you again for all the wonderful comments on my last post.
I'm trying to work through some of my blogging fears issues,
and gain some perspective on my life...
I can't stay under the covers forever.

joining in at 


  1. I know just how you feel, Debra! Taking photos and seeing them come to life on our blogs is a creative process that I think we all enjoy. I'm glad you dusted off your camera and and fed your creative soul. Your moss covered heart is just the thing to bring some Valentine charm to your comfy corner. I love the sweet pillow you added to the mix!

    I only post one or two times a month (sometimes less), but it's enough for me to stay connected with all my blog friends and gives me a reason to play with my camera. I hope you find your happy place in blog land and I also hope you're feeling better, Debra.

    1. You're so right Vickie. there has to be a balance where we find our creative joy, but not getting overwhelmed and bogged down. I'm determined to find that, because I really missed the photography part that I enjoy so much. and btw, I love each post you share, and look forward to seeing all the fun things you're up to! (plus, I love your hair and sock monkey shenanigans) xoxo

  2. So great to see a post from you, Debra...and this is a wonderful as always. I never saw the moss heart so I'm looking forward to seeing how it's made. And your home is as pretty as always.

    Sending love and good wishes,


  3. I love the moss heart and actually have all of the materials needed to make one - going to use some of my dried peonies. Glad you picked up your camera again - I always enjoy seeing this special corner of your lovely home.

  4. I love your kitchen corner sitting area, Debra, and all its partnered components. Just rotating textiles can be a huge task, especially if, like my recent case, you cannot locate an item and you spin your wheels (and spend your energy) searching like a crazy woman. And although I admire some who can be creative under imposed time constraints and a schedule, it's not for me. I prefer it to be spontaneous, and would rather see it flow naturally, uncontrived. Happy to see your post today.

  5. What a lovely welcoming spot. I adore the heart. Would you mind linking it up next week on the inaugural post of Thoughts of Home on Thursday? I think readers would really enjoy this Debra.

    Enjoy your Sunday.

  6. I have missed you and am so glad to have you back whenever you can be back!
    Judy Fisher

  7. Debra,
    Gorgeous moss covered heart for Valentine's Day, dear friend!!!
    Your Sunroom is gorgeous!!!
    Know your "fur babies" will enjoy cozening up for their naps there!!!
    Always glad to see a post from you in my news feed!!!

  8. Love the mirror with the red rose Valentine wreath! I have that same red watering can. We miss you blogging for sure!

  9. Love the moss heart and the needlepoint pillow! I was wondering if you had stitched it. I could curl up with your bitty-kitties for a nap.

  10. Love that heart and the mirror on the door!! So good to hear from you!! I haven't posted since Christmas and haven't visited much also. And I miss seeing all the creativity. My eyes have to be fed, that's part of my creativity, it feeds my soul. It's good to view the fun things people are doing in their homes....that's the part I was missing.......hope you are doing well.....xoxoxo

  11. This is a signature look for you. SO cozy and cheery and beautiful. Your new pace feels good to me. I never have enough time to read and comment on blogs anymore, but I still love to. xx

  12. Glad today is a better day for you. Your little conner looks too cute ! The wreath is very cute and do able.
    Thank you for the how too's. Have a Blessed Day.. Talk with you soon.
    Take care of you.

  13. I love your wicker couch and always look forward to seeing how you decorate it. I do remember the mirror as I have one similar but I like yours better!! Hope you are getting better and that you are relaxing!

  14. Your moss covered heart is so is your pretty corner. I am like wise. It is my creative outlet. I think one of the reasons I like blogging is it haves me a place to share my photography. I have lots to learn...but it is fun anyway. Glad you are back whip th us. Sheila

  15. I adore the pretty moss heart, and the sweet little needlepoint pillow! My blogging has been sporadic lately. I've gone back to work full-time after 22 years. Hard to find time to blog, but I miss the process and fellow bloggers, so I'm trying to do a little when I can. Balance is a hard thing, at times! I do enjoy your blog! Good to see you posting! :) ~Rhonda

  16. Love your gorgeous moss covered heart....and I also loved that heart of roses. So happy to see you here today!...I love everything you do!!

  17. I love your charming Valentine decor, Debra...the moss heart is charming! Glad you have been able to spend some time behind the camera! xo

  18. It's so good to see you blogging again! I like that cute moss covered heart. It's definitely the perfect decoration for Valentines Day coming up.

  19. I love your wreath Debra. It is stunning. I am happy to see you are getting your creative juices back in a flow. It's touch for sure but once we do, it flows for awhile. Thank you for your support and your wonderful comment you left on my slump post. It meant a a lot to me. XO

  20. I'm lovin the moss heart.Glad you are back to some picture taking.You have a beautiful blog! I took a really long break and came back more energized.

  21. This corner of your room is so pretty and that you're keeping out the reds for a while longer.
    Mary Alice

  22. Glad to see you're back a bit, too. Don't over-do it - just post when you feel like it. Your friends will be thrilled and you won't be overcome with guilt if you don't want to.....balance, it is essential but difficult to do. Glad your have your sitting area so nicely decorated - what a wonderful feeling it has to be to sit in there and admire your talented handiwork.

    Have a wonderful week full of love! HUGS! ♥♥♥

  23. So happy to see your post! I don't worry about blogging at all. Couple times a week if I can, if not, that's ok. I just absolutely refuse to stress myself out over something that should be fun. Hope you are able to blog occasionally. I like keeping up with you. Everything looks lovely in your sitting area. Take care :)

  24. Finding a balance with my blog is an everyday struggle, pressures felt that I only place upon myself. I was happy to see you had a post up as I always am. Your creative self could NEVER disappear, it will always be there. I seen the moss heart as it as beautiful as I remember. Take care!

  25. I was thrilled to see a post. I love your darling Valentine's Day corner. I know how you feel about the need to create. I personally will be thrilled to see you when you check in now and again.
    I hope and pray you are regaining your strength and can create because it is who you are and not because of your blog. Praying for you.

  26. I was soooo happy to see this post Debra. I've been meaning to stop by and tell you how much I miss you and how touched I was by your last post. But my computer died and it's been pretty crazy without it. It seems to be fixed again, not sure what even happened--but it reminds me of my favorite little saying, "I'm just happy to be here."
    I do know what you mean about needing to feed that creative part of yourself. I'm sending you prayers for strength and healing in the meantime. Take care of yourself. I know that you will find that healthy balance-- I consider you one of my oldest blogging friends, you were one of the first kind souls that came to leave a comment on my humble little blog. I've not forgotten!
    hugs to you from Huntington Beach California!

  27. Debra, I love your moss heart and your cozy little seating area! It's so charming and welcoming. I'm so glad you're finding a balance that works for you. You are a sweet presence in Blogland and I always enjoy seeing what you're up to!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  28. Dearest Debra-
    Thank you so much for linking to our inaugural Thoughts of Home Thursday party.
    You have been an inspiration and a support system to so many bloggers.
    (and a friend!!)


  29. Debra,
    I so enjoyed this beautiful and inspirational post.
    Your creative talent is always appreciated.
    Thank you for joining in our new Thoughts of home on Thursday party.

  30. Debra, I remember this beautiful heart from last year and I still love it. I'm going to make one some day. I hope you are feeling better these days..I know you've had health struggles.

    Thank you for linking with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

  31. Hi Debra, I just love everything you post and I love your decor sense...I hope you are feeling better. Please know that many of us enjoy seeing your blog whenever it appears.

  32. Hi Debra, I just love everything you post and I love your decor sense...I hope you are feeling better. Please know that many of us enjoy seeing your blog whenever it appears.

  33. Love you moss wreath, I had also done one with peat moss, your seating area is lovely, take care!

  34. So glad you brought out your camera and shared your moss covered heart Debra! Pinning:). Hope you are having a good week and take care, Tara

  35. I love the use of moss! The red looks lovely in your home too! Very pretty post!


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