Saturday, May 28, 2011

happy memorial day weekend!!!

some of my crocheted afghans's finally here! :-)! the kick off of summer! we are remembering all our family members and others who have sacrificed and continue to do so for our freedom! even though our nation is not perfect, it is still the greatest country in the world and i am proud to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave! hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

xx c

Sunday, May 22, 2011

linen love...

these vintage european pillow cases have been in my laundry basket for a while now waiting for a date with me and the iron!

soft cotton muslin

french seams

gorgeous eyelet trim

some are more ornate

some are simple

they are all beautiful!

but, there is a problem

i am having separation anxiety!

i am in love with the simple softness - they are quite beautiful and delightful to the touch!

so, my iron gets the day off and i get to clean out the linen closet to make room for these beauties! so there, i made quick work of that big job, now didn't i? lol!!

i did manage to list one pair in my shop, though - so i am getting a little better with this textile addiction that i have - i used to tell my husband that it was cheaper than a shrink, but it ain't any more y'all!!!! lol! Hope everyone has a fabulous day and finds beauty in the simple things in life!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

up early!

i actually beat the birds up this morning! and now i am heading for the porch with a cup of coffee to watch the sun come up! hope everyone has a fab day!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

meet pinky...

...she is an old girl now, but when she was rescued from the hardee's parking lot by my teenage daughter, she was but a wee kitten. she came to our house, along with her sister (the brain). they were both in the advanced stages of starvation and the vet said if they lived, there would be permanent organ damage and they would live a short life.

well, it has been about 13 years now and pinky is still ticking - her back legs are a bit deformed (but she gets around okay) and she is extremely emotionally insecure. sometimes i get aggravated at how she meanders in front of me when i first get out of bed in the morning as i am stumbling for the coffee pot... i feel like a cat herder.

i once thought my tombstone should say "she laughs a lot", but now i think it needs to say "herder of cats" or atleast one cat! lol! i have never seen a kitten that would not play - it took the girls about three weeks to even chase a ball or piece of string, but with much loving care, they finally learned to eat - they had actually quit eating. pinky would just walk in circles, it was sad. i will never forget how happy i was when she first chased a ball and batted at a string. we found homes for both the girls, but pinky soon came back because one of my daughters begged and begged! you know what i mean!! lol!!

many years have passed and these days this old girl hangs out in my studio and pretty much follows me wherever i go - she is one lucky kitty...she hit the lotto that day in the hardee's parking lot! she's my girl!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

vintage grainsack pillows

just a few more that my singer and i put together - hope you enjoy them and have a wonderful week!

Friday, May 6, 2011

peonies for mom...

...i made a little treasury on etsy for my mom - hope y'all enjoy it and i wish you all a happy mother's day!! xxx c

Monday, May 2, 2011

what's up??

i am going to start packing up lots of my vintage decor and moving it to my new booth at the antique mall this week, what have y'all got going on?? hope a fab week is in store for everyone! xxx