Friday, May 18, 2007

Coastal Dreaming

I am eagerly awaiting our summer vacation on the coast of NC. We are renting an ocean front condo again this year and I can hardly wait to get there. We will be going in late July and I hope to take along some of my sewing projects to work on while sitting on the porch. I can just imagine myself, sewing away, while listening to the sounds of the ocean and glancing up every now and then to view the beautiful scenery. If it is too windy, I can still see the ocean from the livingroom. This picture was taken last year of my daughter, April, while we were on vacation.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Another Engagement!

I am announcing another engagement in my family! My son, Will, asked his Ashley to marry him Friday night and she said YES! We are happy to welcome Ashley into our family. We have two weddings in 2008... my daughter in March and my son in May!!! (I'm getting a sewing room, I'm getting a sewing room, I'm getting a sewing room! LOL)

Friday, May 11, 2007

One of my favorite things

Here's a "random" new post to show you one of my favorite things. Everyone probably has one by now, but my mom and I spent a day together, two years ago, making our "bowling ball" gazing balls. We worked very hard one afternoon to glue our little clear pebbles all over the ball. Not knowing we had used the wrong type of glue, we both looked outside the next day to find practically naked bowling balls, with a puddle of colorful pebbles on the ground beneath them. Even though the pebble puddles were pretty, we quickly found the correct glue and reglued them. Most of the pebbles have hung on for quite sometime now. Even though the ball has been around for awhile, it is still one of my favorite things!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

More Thrift Store finds

This is a small fat book that I paid 50 cents for today. It has the most beautiful little pictures inside. It was too pretty not to buy!

The birthday book

This is one of the many vintage style pictures within the book. I thought I would use the book to cut out the pictures for other projects, but I may have to hang on to it for awhile, as I don't know if I'll be able to cut them!