Friday, June 27, 2014

Flowers for a Lovely Lady

My brother- in- law and sister lost his precious mother last November.   She was a wonderful, Christian lady who had the most gorgeous blue eyes that would light up every time she smiled.     She was so positive and loving; despite being bed ridden for the last year of her life.   My brother in law called and asked if I would be willing to do her casket spray.  I was so honored to be able to do this for such a special lady.  Keep in mind -- I am not a professional florist by any stretch of the imagination and have only done one other casket arrangement (for my mother).   I talked with her daughter and found out  that blue was her favorite color.  When I  saw this blue color hydrangea at Hobby Lobby -- I knew it was the color we needed.  The colors reminded me of her.  Serene and peaceful.   She is definitely missed by everyone who knew her and she will never be forgotten.

 
 
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Rocking chair Make-over

Hello friends.  I am so glad to be back and working on crafts again.  I wanted to share my recent project-- my back porch.  I am in the process of updating it.  The furniture and décor is very dated and needs changing.  After flippin' through  a zillion décor magazines and stalking pinterest...   I have decided to go "bold' with color.  I bought this rocking chair from a yard sale last year.  It has been sitting around just waiting on some attention.  Now, I know some of you will groan when you read this -- but I scraped off all that lovely, chippy, old paint and  I painted it a gorgeous shade of orange.  The color matches the fabric that I am re-upholstering the furniture with. ( I will share that project when I get finished.) Now -- I can't wait for a good rain shower so I can sit out there and enjoy my new chair!


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cruise to Cozumel

Hello bloggin' friends!  As most of you know, I have been taking a break from bloggin' and all my crafting.  I have missed it SO much.  But, I have been very busy.  My youngest daughter graduated from high school and we went on a cruise to celebrate.  It was a much needed vacation and we  had a blast.  As far as my carpal tunnel problem goes --  it is much better for the moment.  I received  a steroid shot in each hand and the pain is very minimal now.  However, if I get too excited and start trying to knit or type ... it comes back.  I am still having the surgery, but would like to put it off till after summer.  This week we are having  VBS.  (I will post photos from that soon.)  In the meantime -- I wanted to share some of our vacation photos. 
 












 
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me....

 
 
Hello friends!  I hope you have all been doing well and enjoying your Spring.   Several of my bloggin' buddies have emailed me asking where I have been.  Unfortunately, I have been battling  severe carpal tunnel syndrome.  I had the nerve test (EMG) performed last week on my hands and feet.  (I am diabetic so the doctor wanted to check my feet too.)   I was really nervous about the test because I had been told it was painful.   Seems I was told wrong.  It was not just painful -- it was torture!  I was sore for three days afterward and could barely move my hands and feet.  I have an appointment tomorrow to see the doctor.   So -- for those reasons -- I have not been crafting much lately.  I really am depressed about it.  I have so many projects that I wanted to finish.  I was in the middle of making a quilt and a scrapbook for my daughter's graduation gift. (which is in three weeks = ain't gonna happen).  I have braces that I wear on my hands at night and I take medication and apply ice daily. I have had this problem off and on for about three years.  It suddenly flared up and got out of control over the last two months.   I am SO hoping that the doctor can do something to relieve the pain through surgery or therapy.  I miss my crafting and my blogging world.  In the meantime; I will still be visiting your sites and enjoying the wonderful things you are making.  Say a prayer that I will get relief and be able to return to what I truly enjoy  very soon!  Thanks!
 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Scrapbook Page

 
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  We had a family gathering that was wonderful.  I can't wait to get my pictures printed and put into this new scrapbook page I made.  I used the Stampin Up set "Happy together' and scrapbook pages from "My Minds' Eye" (Penny Lane series).  I had so much fun making it that I am doing addition pages  today. 
 
 


 
 
 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Basket Idea

 I can't believe Easter is next Sunday.  Although my girls are grown, I still  enjoy making them an Easter basket.  This year, I found these adorable baskets at SewingMachine.com and had them engraved with their initials.  I can  share Hannah's basket with you because she received hers early.  She won't be coming home for Easter. ( I will share the other two after Easter is over.)  I really like these baskets and I know the girls will put them to good use!


 
 
Hannah loves the specialty soap from West Point Soap Shoppe.  I also got her some "springy" colored  fingernail polish and a pair of cozy aloe infused socks.  The giant  orange towel is for sunbathing this summer and I plan to have her name monogrammed on it. 
Thanks for poppin' in.  I hope you have as much fun putting your Easter basket together as I did!
 
 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mug Rug Parade

Don't you just love it when you make something that really comes in handy?  Well... I have made a few mug rugs in the past and I use the one on my desk every work day.  I  place my phone,  snack and drink on it.  My favorite mug rug has blue polka dots and three strawberries on it.  My mother used to have strawberries in her kitchen and it reminds me so much of her.  I smile and think of her every time I see it.  Mug Rugs are a lot of fun to make.  It's like a tiny little quilt.  Have you ever tried to make one?  If not, you should! Youtube has tutorials so get started!   They are so fun and easy to make.  Here a few that I have put together over the past year or so.  Hope you enjoy!





 
 

Hope you enjoyed my little parade of Mug Rugs.  Come back soon!
 
 
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