Saturday, April 30, 2011

I'd like to hit the pause button....

There are so many things going on in the next few days...

My oldest is getting on a plane tomorrow to fly west. He'll spend the summer with his grandmother and work with his uncle. This is a good thing. I'm happy for Grandma Sandy....she'll feed him well and I suspect my skinny college boy will come home with a few, much needed, extra pounds on his frame. He'll also get to spend time with Bob's family. He may even learn to ride a horse :)

But.....I'm going to miss him. I really hate all this growing up business....

My mom's surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. She has a Biliary Cystadenoma. Approximately 60-70% of her liver will be removed. We've been warned the recovery will be long and hard. My family would appreciate your prayers. Prayers for a successful surgery, no signs of malignancy, and a quick, uneventful, recovery.

This morning, all the "stuff" ahead has left me a little depressed. So today, I'm hitting the pause button and putting aside the fretting and fear. I'm going to embrace the day. I've written the following verses on a slip of paper to carry around today. The words calm my heart.

I bless GOD every chance I get;
my lungs expand with his praise.

I live and breathe GOD;
if things aren't going well, hear this and be happy:

Join me in spreading the news;
together let's get the word out.

God met me more than halfway,
and he freed me from my anxious fears.

Psalm 34: 1-4
(The Message)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vintage Sheets

How many times have I walked past these beauties in the thrift store and not realized their potential?
In fact, I am mentally kicking myself for donating a sweet set of twin sheets that I used as a girl. They were very similar to the pillowcase below. Oh, what was I thinking?!
This pillowcase was 75 cents. I love the sweet little roses and the hem is hand sewn.

Gorgeous pinks and yellows. This one was $3. I felt like doing a cartwheel in the middle of the store after finding this one.
I brought them home, gave them a good washing, and then hung them out on the clothesline.

I have project in mind. Here's a peek at what I have planned for these beauties...

Check this one out, and this one.

Here's another one.

and last one....I promise.

I just need to collect a few more pieces and I'll have enough. I'm sending my mom out on a mission to find more sheets. She is the thrift store queen. If there is a treasure to be found, she will find it.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Still here...

March was...long, cold, and exhausting. I wasn't even inspired to pick up my camera. The pictures below are from last spring.

But spring has arrived and the longer days have stirred the creative juices in my brain. I'm thinking about vegetable gardens, flowers, paint, fabric, yarn......and a full-blown attack on the clutter.

We're on spring break this week. I visited my sister this weekend and shopped at my all time favorite fabric store. This store is amazing and perfect for the thrifty shopper. Imagine the thrill of watching a gorgeous piece of silk fabric placed on a scale and hearing the sales lady say...."This piece is $1.97."