Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Pick Me Up

I received some disappointing news today about a job 
I was really hoping to get. 
A Real Bummer.

Imagine my surprise when Alk from my Quiltsy Team posted that she had made a treasury that she hoped would cheer me. 

I went to check it out, lovely I thought. Then I got to the bottom ...
and smiled!

I'd love it if you went over and checked out the "live" treasury!
and be sure to check out Alkdesigns. She's a lovely person who makes beautiful things!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oh Drats ... BATS!

Well it's summer (though it doesn't feel like it here) and with summer comes the critters. 

Let me add right now, I KNOW how good they are, eating mosquitos by the thousands per hour (or something like that). I KNOW they are facing some disease that is wiping them out at an alarming rate (not a disease they will pass on to me mom).

We have a lovely little pond very nearby and with that of course mosquitos. We also have a colony (as in very many) living behind the chimney. 

Behind the chimney is really okay with me. I don't mind having bats in my belfry ~ honest! It's just that every summer one or two makes its way into our house, and that's just creepy!

I went up to get a sweatshirt the other night and saw this bat flying about. We were not able to find him that night but he was located and promptly removed the next day ~ phew! 

Funny thing is he looked tremendous flying around but actually no bigger than 3" long lying in the driveway (recovering from a trip out the window in a butterfly net). 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rainbows Are Lovely

Saw one tonight ~ made me feel like a kid!

Kermit the Frog

Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side
Rainbow's are visions
They're only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we've been told and some chose to
Believe it
But I know they're wrong wait and see

Someday we'll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

Who said that every wish
Would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that
And someone believed it
And look what it's done so far
What's so amazing
That keeps us star gazing
What so we think we might see

Someday we'll find it
That Rainbow Connection
The lovers the dreamers and me

Have you been half asleep
And have you heard voices
I've heard them calling my name
Are these the sweet sounds that called
The young sailors
I think they're one and the same
I've heard it too many times to ignore it
There's something that I'm supposed to be

Someday we'll find it
The Rainbow Connection
The lovers, the dreamers and me

Monday, July 6, 2009

And The (belated) Winner Is..

My sincerest apologies for the suspense! Without any further ado... 

Congrats to Laura! Scroll down a bit & use the email button on the right 
to send me your address so I can send you some vintage goodies!

Friday, July 3, 2009

On The Road

Up and out early (again) this morning. On the hunt of course. 
Some interesting sites along the way

The kids are very patient and Erin is usually able to acquire her own treasures. This necklace was something she was given today. Makes a lovely accessory don't you think?

Love this sweet house!

Heaven help me ~ I couldn't resist!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Vintage Fabric Project

Vintage Fabrics ~ New Project!

There are a few ufo's that could use some attention...

I need to wash my batiks and cut the charms for the Quiltsy swap ...

The crafty nook looks as if a cyclone hit it...

Sounds like it's time to start a new project ~ don't  you agree?

I decided to cut up some of these beautiful vintage fabrics and make something lovely. This post is just a little bit of a tease because I'm not going to tell you what I'm making yet ~ stay tuned!

You of course have a few more days to enter my giveaway, scroll down to the post below!