Monday, May 31, 2010

let us never forget...

~a re-post~

the sacrifice made by so many

the brave men

mothers, wives, and sweethearts

Thank you

for our freedom.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

the b boys...

Sunday, we had the  pleasure of watching 
2 of our grandbabies.




It took both of us to keep up with this one.
He just turned 2.

Need I say anymore?

I thought I would try my hand
*people pictures*
all I have to say is this
those professional photographers
every penny!


in his cowboy duds

My daughter said I should title this:

I'm a cowboy on a steel horse

She said I wouldn't get it.

I don't.

baby briscoe

already 5 months

full of smiles

and wonder

and giggles

all so much for your sweet compliments on my pillows.  
You are so kind.  
I'll answer a few questions here..

yes, I hand-stitched the linens on...
remember I don't sew unless I have to :)

yes, I will be selling them..
.that first batch was for the shabby house...
but I am working on more for online sales...
I'll let ya know when they're available.  

I have been one busy little girl
and for that reason 
I won't be joining  White Wednesday tomorrow...
You don't know how  much I hate to miss  
but something has to give...
and this is what I am neck-deep in...

no eye candy yet...only a big mess of white-wannabees. 
 I'll be back next week, I promise, with a sneak peek of what I've been working on...but I have to get back to work now...
Today is our one nice day  to paint 
I am so behind.

 Have a good week and I'll talk to you really soon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

pocket full of posies...

I have been waiting
 for a l-o-n-g time
to show you this.

Remember this post 
about being afraid to try new things?

Ever since I saw these pocket pillows a few years back
I have really, really wanted to make some
but I have put it off
and put it off
Well, one day last January
 my family was gone for the day
 I decided 
is the day.

I spent the entire day going through linens 
deciding what to use where.
(Have I ever told you how much trouble I have deciding?)

By the end of the day I was here:

That was the first hard step.
They sat again for a few months 
waiting to be finished.

I couldn't put it off any more.
It was time for the photo shoot of my bedroom
and this pillow was going to be part of my bed shot.

Another day was spent embellishing with all of the  pretties.

Even though I was afraid to try
I had so much fun once I got going.
 I still have so much  to learn
 but there is so much satisfaction in trying.

I love them 
they use all 
of my favorite elements:

off white linen

 snippets of vintage lace

cabinet cards



I  enjoyed adding  romance.

This one was for my bestest of best friends.

I am so glad I tried!

 on to something else new...
You can check out all of the white pretties here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

with a thankful heart...

have been given
some very special gifts.

 mother's day roses
 from my girls
they get prettier by the day

And I won a giveaway!

Or a giveback 
as Shelly from Sweet Pea 
called it.

It arrived 
in this gorgeous brown hatbox.

It was filled with goodies:
yummy lotions, a candle, and one of her favorite cd's

a wonderful unique frog 
(I've never seen one like it before)
 a cool metal "R"
beautifully handstamped ribbon
some cute tags
awesome vintage clock faces

and my favorite of all

a square (my first) brown transfer butter pat
(I have just started a butter pat collection!)
I was blown away by her generous heart!

THANK YOU, Shelly!

And then I was so touched.
Sandi, of Wayside Treasures,
 sent me this book.

just because.

She thought of me and all of our trials
when she saw it.
I didn't get very far into it before the tears were flowing.
It is so encouraging.

"God is waiting outside the door of your heart to walk you through the rain.  This may not be what you would have chosen, but it will be a journey you will always remember."

Thanks, Sandi!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

pure and simple...

takes my breath away

makes my heart sing

intoxicatingly fragrant

reminds me of simple days gone past

beauty like none other

Every good and perfect gift is from above, 

coming down from the Father 
of the heavenly lights, 
who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 1:17

speaking of gifts...come back tomorrow...
I'll get to that.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

my new *white* playroom...

 I spent most of last week here...

moving into my new space at

getting ready for our  our spring event
~a night in wonderland~

this is more space
What was I thinking?
oh ya, I remember..
I wanted a place to for the *new* look
 that I've been craving so much lately.

I've only just begun.

so many ideas

so little time

shabbifying  guncases 
across America
1 at a time

overflowing  onto the porch
(my original space)

there's still  room for roses

It was so much fun to start with a blank canvas
it is a relief to be finished.
On one hand 
the timing was not  great
but on the other hand
we do have some major medical bills now.
Plus, if  the hoarders are not going to film here next
I do have to move this stuff out.

Enjoy your  White Wednesday!