Friday, March 29, 2013

I have come to a realization...

...but we will go on  a side trip before I share that realization with you.  Remember my last post I told you
about my sick little car. is still in the great state of Pennsylvania being repaired.  We have to wait
until next weekend to go out and get it because that is the only time it will work out so...being stuck
in my house day in and day out, I decided I better have something to show for it.

At least a *little something* anyway. :)  

One day this past week I noticed that one of my seam binding spools was empty so I decided
to utilize part of it and make my own smaller spools to wrap some of my vintage lace onto.

I love how they turned out. One of these days , maybe I can get myself together enough
to show you how I made them.  I think they turned out pretty cute , don't you?

I grabbed some tags that I had punched out long ago and wrote on the back how many yards of lace
was on each spool and then tied them with ribbon.

I have lace...lots  and lots of could even say miles and miles of lace...:)

I also wanted to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Easter! Easter is
what it's all about as we rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.

Now...back to the I really got lost there didn't I? Being at home day in and
day out with no vehicle to travel around in,  made me realize just how much STUFF I have in
this small house and it is getting quite overwhelming. I wouldn't consider myself a hoarder
 by any means, but I have way too much so...if you notice off to the left of my blog I have
listed a few things for sale and will continue to add things periodically. Something has to
give and I thought I might as well share them with my online buddies if they so desire.
Just email me if you are interested in anything and I can give you the details. :)

Enjoy the Easter weekend!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Shabby Chic items for sale and breakdown!

I have decided it is time to let some of my shabby chic items go to a new home as I have
way too many pretties for one household.

This is a gorgeous blue rose tablecloth that measures approx. 58 inches x 96 inches
{including ruffle} I don't have the original packaging, but it is new. I think I put it
over a table once just to take some photos, but it has not been used for an actual
sit down dinner , so as such, it is in new condition. I think this pattern is called
British Rose, but I am not sure.

selling it for $29.99 plus shipping...let me know if you are interested.
first come ...first served

beautiful blue roses and ruffles along with eyelet lace trim

These matches are the genuine Shabby Chic brand by Rachel Ashwell

{Not the Target brand}

Do you  need a fun gift for the shabby chic lover in your life?
 Here is your chance.
Brand new package that still has the cellophane around it.

 Perfect for the person who loves pink and can't get enough
of the Shabby Chic look.

$14.99 plus shipping

GENUINE Shabby chic item...{not from Target}...

This is the back of the match box

Two pretty Simply Shabby Chic {Target brand} pink rose napkins with ruffles.
They measure approx. 20 inches square.

Selling them for $ 10.99 plus shipping.

Shipping should be minimal as they can go in a bubble envelope.


This past week I went to my sisters house in PA for a visit. Hubby doesn't like me traveling
 alone so he met my sister and brother-in-law halfway and then he went back home.

We had the BEST time ever!

That is what sisters do right?? YES! SO much fun, shopping, eating and all that goes along
with it, but we wore ourselves out. :) I went out on Tuesday evening and hubby then drove
out on Saturday to pick me up and we headed back home yesterday afternoon.

Hubs and I were chatting and getting comfortable for the four hour plus trip. He told me
that the car just purred along on the way out to get me and I swear it was no sooner than
2 minutes later , the car started revving up and would not drive...right in the middle of a
busy highway!! Thankfully we got it over to the shoulder and it would do NOTHING!
 None of the gears worked {I think that is how you explain it} ...called my sister
 and her hubby and they came back and got us and took us to their house while
 a wrecker pulled our car back and parked it in their driveway.  Brother-in-law is a pastor so
he got someone else to preach for him that evening and him and my sister took us half
way home and met our son to get us the rest of the way home.  LONG story short.
It has been towed to a mechanic in PA and we will get an estimate tomorrow. We are
 pretty sure it is the transmission so this will not be fun!

I am thinking if I could get maybe two thousand people or so to each send me
one dollar it just might cover the repairs. hee hee A girl can dream right?? :)

 Life throws us curve balls when we least expect it  doesn't it?  Sandi doesn't like curve balls.
Sandi wants her life to just sail along and not have any of her sails ruffled at all, but I guess
God sometimes has different plans. Praying this will all work out...would you say a prayer
 for us too please? 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring in the linen closet??

Oh how I am longgggging for Spring!! YES...SPRING...full blown spring!! I know many of you
are as well so here's to hoping it arrives soon!!

Today I gathered up some of my supplies and my oodles of vintage flowers and made a
couple vintage flower garlands. The lighting still isn't all that great so I only have this
one photo for you. Hopefully more soon. I love how it turned out. 

I have held onto this fabric above for a few years and I am GOING to get something made
out of it this year. I WILL...I WILL...remind me of that later will ya?? :)

Stashes of my gorgeous lace that I had to share with you when I saw how pretty it looked stacked up
all together. This is a drop in the bucket of what I have and I love it all. 

More laces and LOVE...Happy Spring my dear friends even though it has
not arrived here yet...hopefully soon.  If we keep thinking that,  it just may arrive and surprise us all!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring has sprung round the house

I have been told to get on the ball and post here we are.
I was wandering around the house today and thought I would take some photos of
my vintage shutter in my bedroom. 

I added this glittter slipper ornament  and lace a week or so ago...

...and today I added this flower garland that I made a few years ago...

...yep , I tend to hold onto things forever. Maybe it is time to make a new one?

I shot from this angle and that angle...

...up high...

...down low...

and every which way. ha!

Sorry if you are a bit overwhelmed with all the pics...

I have been overwhelmed for days, but I think there is a light
at the end of the is barely flickering , but I can see it!! 

...and I am trusting God to work all things out. So thankful that I have Him to lean on
in troubled times. God is good...all the time! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Life is hard...

...messy, amazing, heartbreaking, wonderful, fun, discouraging,
exhilarating, heart-stopping, challenging, beautiful...

God is ...
good, amazing, almighty,  awesome, all powerful, my refuge,
my strength, never failing.