Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hurray for . . .

Renae! It's another dreary day here but I'm so excited. I finally (almost) finished the quilt for Renae. For those of you who don't know, Renae is the wonderful blessing who came and stayed with me for over two weeks just to help deliver my baby Gus last year. I truly could not have survived not only the delivery but the terrible case of Crankypantitis I developed those last couple of weeks.
On one of her visits the year before Gus was born Renae found a lovely quilt at Pottery Barn she liked. Of course I quipped "I can make that, only better." So we went fabric shopping last summer and I  came up with this. . .

And made this. . .
Now all I have to do is get the backing ready and send it off to be quilted. I would quilt it myself but it's too big for my little machine and I would like it to be done sometime in this century. You know, as excited as I am to get this finished and off to it's forever home, it sure looks mighty good on my bed. . .

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Every Sunday

Every Sunday should be relaxing and simple. Take today for instance, it's a dreary, cold, wet, yucky day so we're relaxing inside. First thing this morning Chickadee and I went out for a girls breakfast together. (Oh, how that girl loves IHOP.) Then we spent a little time over at the Barnes & Noble next door just browsing and hanging out together. When it was time to feed Gus again we had to scurry back home. How did I know it was time to feed Gus? The sudden tingling and conspicuous wet spots on my shirt told me so. Yep, definitely time to go home. . . 
Now I'm cleaning the house, getting ready for tomorrow and making dinner, enjoying a crispy fire, homemade Seeded Dakota bread with butter and honey, a bit of knitting and tea. Chickadee is reading her new book, Gus is napping and I don't know where Aaron is. Can you hear my sigh from where you are? This is what a Sunday should look like. . .

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Warm Wishes

I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and well wishes for my mom. She's still in ICU but she's stable now and will probably be moving to the big hospital in Atlanta soon. Gus and I arrived home on Friday night and we spent most of the weekend cleaning up the garden and raking leaves with Katie. It helped to clear my head and sort out all the emotional stress of the past couple of weeks. So, just so you don't think that I already abandoned my new blog I took some "before" pictures of the garden so I can keep track of our progress through the growing season. Enjoy and thanks again everyone. 

Center Box
Left box where the herbs grow.
Right box where the neighbor's cat. . .never mind.
I am a Zen Master.
"The kiss of sun for pardon, The song of birds for mirth, One is closer to God in a garden than anywhere else on earth." ~ Unknown

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Paris Room

Hey there!  I wanted to share these pictures with friends and family and decided that the best way to reach everyone and not compose a million emails was to start a blog.  Wow! I never thought that I would have a blog of my very own.  Wow.  

The Tea Party!

Finding the Gem.
Found the Gem but not the Room.

Chalkboard that still needs to be hung up.

Yes, I did make those curtains!

The Quilt I made!
One Happy Girl and her Cat
So, there we go.  These are the pictures of Chickadee's new room.  I love it. It turned out better than I hoped. I wish I had taken before pictures but you didn't need to see that.

I hope that I can keep up with this blog and continue to post on a regular basis.  And I hope that you enjoyed looking at the new room.