Sunday, May 15, 2005

I found a trunk!

I have been looking for a trunk for a while now and I found a very small one that I fell in love with on ebay! It is very small. The measurements state 19 1/2 long by 12 wide by 12 deep. This will look perfect in our living room. The inside has a tray that pulls out. The inside is also redone in a very pretty fabric. I'm trying to sell a few things in the Mirabilia forum to pay for it. So far I have sold a kit and now waiting to see if anyone buys two pieces of hand dyed fabric I am willing to sell. Hopefully someone will! I won the trunk for $43.00 and it is $8.00 to ship. I sold the kit for $27.00 including shipping. I am so excited about this trunk. Eventually I would like a larger one to redo myself and I will keep my eyes open at yard sales and flea markets for one. I'm not sure how to put a link on here, but perhaps I can figure it out later. Well, that's it for now...I will keep you updated on my trunk!

Friday, May 13, 2005

busy week

I haven't had time to update my blog until today. It's been a very busy week, between cleaning, school functions and my allergies.

I have managed some stitching time this week and Blossom Harvest is getting closer and closer to happy dance time. I am so eager to start Enchanted Mermaid. I have been very good about not purchasing any other stitchery items. My rods that I ordered a month ago (I knew it would take a while) have arrived and I need to buy the ez tape for them, but will wait until Blossom is done. I jsut received an e-mail today from ABC stating my SMF order has arrived. Can't wait to get that in my hands. I ordered French Vineyard cashel for Fairy Moon.

DH and I went on a trunk hunt on his day off. I have wanted an old trunk for years to refinish and put my needlework in and have not had much luck finding one in decent shape that I could afford. We will continue to look.

I believe DH will start putting the timbers and cedar chips in next week for our "patio". We have a patio set on lay a way at Walmart and I can't wait to get it set up. I am going to love having a table outside that I can stitch and the kids and I can have lunch out there in the summer. It's going to be a bigger (aka more expensive) project than I first thought, but we will do a bit at a time and hopefully enjoy it by mid to end of June. Sooner if possible.

Well, off to go get Billy Jr. his second breakfast. He's 2 and cannot be filled no matter how hard I try, lol

Sunday, May 08, 2005

while I wait...Mother's Day

While I wait for our ride to church, I thought I would update my blog!

Busy week cleaning all week. I also got a lot of stitching done and a pic posted of my Blossom Harvest. I am so happy with the way she is coming along.

Today is Mother's Day and all I want is some stitching time! And it would be nice if the kids didn't argue, but that won't happen. But I can hope! Not feeling the best today and hope to just relax. We will go see DH's Mom later today and I hope she likes her gift. I dare not post what we got her in my blog, in case she happens to read it.

Ride to church should be here any minute!

See ya and will update more later ;0)

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Started Spring Cleaning-GreatGrandma's rocker

Well, yesterday I started some spring cleaning. I changed curtains in the living room, took out the old recliner and replaced it with my great-grandmother's treasured rocker. This will not be where I stitch. I loved the comfort of the recliner, it just took up so much room and was getting pretty ragged. My cousin David wants it and is welcomed to it. I love when I rearrange things, it gives it a whole new look. I have a bit more room for my stitching now. I like to keep things set up rather than pack it away when I'm done. It takes too long to reset everything up. I also love the thought of stitching in my great-grandma's rocker. I have had this rocker for years and I cherish it, so I want to use it more than have it in a room where no one sits. I put some "hankies" (I collect them), on the back of it to hang over the front to give it an old fashioned look. It probably does it need it, the rocker is made of solid cherry and is very heavy. I remember sitting in my Great-grandma's lap when I was four, and she would rock me. She received this as a gift from a carpenter, she delivered his wife's baby. I find that so interesting! Anyway, I'm guessing the rocker is close to 75 years old. You would never be able to tell. The wooden arms are a little bit dis-colored in the spots where she would put her hands, this adds to its meaning to me. I hope my GG is looking down at me with a smile ~ she use to embroider everything under the sun. Doilies, pillows, pillow cases and hankies. I would give anything to have something that she embroidered. Unfortunately, my mom doesn't have a whole lot of sentiment and never saved anything. It breaks my heart to remember the things my mom threw out or sold. I was so young, that I didn't understand at the time. I was lucky to get this rocker. I have had it for 15 years and rescued it from my Mom's shed. I'm so glad I asked her for it at the time, even though I felt funny about it.

Well, I never thought I would be able to write so much about a rocker...... :0)