holystink. blogger is way different than i remember it! is this an indication that i have been gone too long???
girls. i have to tell you something. i NEED silver bella. or some other art retreat that isn't a million dollars and far from home. the well here has run somewhat dry, and i am thirsty!!!! what are you all doing? please share your plans for creating with me. i would love to hear what you've got going on.
first of all i want to apologize for the longest blog break ever. not intentional, just life. i'll catch you up very quickly.
we bought the dump next door.
and then we tore it down.
this was evidently a springboard onto a plethora of household projects, because we haven't stopped moving since!
1. the dump is gone. 2. the scary room in the basement is now a utility room. (yay!) 3. our wood floors have been redone, and they are gorgeous! we are so thankful! 4. i painted our living room, and have been slowly putting our home back together. 5. grant organized and completed some slight construction in the garage to make better use of the space there.
now that i type it out, the list looks somewhat short, but we have been getting everything done AND working our regular jobs, AND kid stuff. so. you know what i am talking about. B.U.S.Y.
i will be back soon with pretties. happy day to you all, if any of you are still around! :)
i was blessed to share a table with jana during charlotte lyon's class at my first silver bella. jana is a wonderful, sweet southern girl, and i am seriously tickled pink to have one of her handmade lovelies in my home.
sigggghhhhhh. and this. THIS precious pillowette was created by kana, who possesses one of the greatest southern drawls out there. kana is also a silver bella friend. just one of those girls you like immediately and can't wait to get to know better.
i am in crazy love with barkcloth, and totally wild about this subtle pink pattern and design. the sweet ruffle, the vintage key hole - doesn't it just melt your heart a bit? this is a photo of the hearts i sent. the pink fancy work was found in the bottom of an old box at my grandma's. (we have been sorting through her precious treasures since she and my grandpa have become residents in a local care home and have decided to sell their home.) there were about 12 inches of this piece wrapped around a spool. i had been hoarding it, wanting to use it for something really special. this swap fit the bill.
thanks for letting me share my sweet treats, friends! i have to share this little funny with you. i realized i really wasn't feeling well when plugging in the glue gun seemed like too much work! ha!