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Thursday, August 11, 2016

These truly are the good ol' days!

Seems the older I get the more I realize
that the here and now,
the gatherings with loved ones and
the moments we all share together,
truly are times that should be treasured!
We need to cherish each and every moment
with our family and friends.

I found this gorgeous old painting the other day
and knew you would love it!
Artist: Sir John Everett Milais

It's been a while since I've received a gift in the mail but
last week, a box was delivered to my door and I was totally surprised!

Months ago a blog friend/reader emailed me wanting my address
that she was de-stashing and cleaning out everything and would
I like a few of her old laces and things. Why, OF COURSE!!!

I had forgotten all about this and when I opened the package,
I could not believe the beautiful gifts tucked inside!!!

The gorgeous embroidered net lace at the top center of the photo below
was her pram cover when she was a baby!!!

She told me she had no one to leave these things to and
knew I would appreciate it all.

Dear sweet Gina, I love it ALL!!! I've displayed the pram cover
in my studio, hung up the baby dress and I can enjoy them
each and every day! Thank you for your precious gifts, I'm so very honored!

And speaking of precious times with friends and family,
last weekend we had the most fun
at my son David and Heather's gender reveal party!!!
They are expecting a little boy!!!
His precious name is going to be Owen,
I cried the minute they told us that.
Another dear grandson!!!
She's due January 7th and it seems like the time is whizzing by!

Thank you always for stopping by to see what I'm up to!!!

Hugs and love,

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A little something pretty and a new addition to the family!

I recently found these beautiful old images or rather paintings
that I knew you would love!
They each have a wonderful ethereal look to them.

So far we've had a pretty quiet summer around here.
We did have a family reunion last month and I snapped this photo
of our precious grandbabies Clara and Murray!
I just love these angels.

I've made a little bit of handmade soap for a few birthday parties...

And have even been getting back to printing on fabric!
There's definitely a trick to it, getting the paper to feed into the printer correctly
and avoiding paper jams but the results are always worth the work.
I created several lavender sachets for a local French restaurant that has
a sweet shop attached. She really liked them!

I also have a few that are listed in my Etsy store if you'd like to take a peek!
Filled with approximately 1 full cup of fresh lavender buds and adorned with
a little bundle of seam binding and a vintage button of course!

Another little tidbit of news from our farmhouse...
Our pair of diamond doves have a sweet baby!!!
Born just a few days ago.
We will see if it's sibling hatches too,
it was laid a few days after the first.
Neat, huh???

Thank you always for stopping by to see me!
I hope you are doing so very good ~

hugs and love,

Sunday, June 12, 2016

A little June sale!!!

You know I have to share a few images with you ~
Yes, they are random but I always hope you love them!

I'm having a little sale in my Etsy shop!
For one week only, until June 20th,
simply type JUNESALE into the Coupon Code box
when checking out to receive

There are a few things in my shop that I've made,
a few old things and of course my tutorials.
I'm going to try to add more goodies all week long so keep checking in!

Thank you always for visiting me precious friends ~
hugs and love,


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