Saturday, September 19, 2015

A slice of life ~

My goodness, it seems that time is whizzing by at a high rate of speed!!
I guess the older I get I realize just how fleeting time really is.

I have been busy though!
I finished the two organizers that were to be baby shower gifts.
One even had little touches of pale, pale pink sprinkled all over it.
I had the most gorgeous pink ribbon that I used on some of the pockets
and across the bottom too! I even found pale pink buttons in my stash
to add to the front of the pockets. I guess it helps when you're a hoarder!!

Here a few photos I wanted to share with you:

Plus I had a friend wanting a pair of baby shoe pincushions...
These are so fun to make!!

I had a few sugar dishes that I thought would be pretty repurposed as pincushions too ~
They've sold but I still wanted to share them with you!

And now I have a project of trying to save six panels of wonderful bark cloth!
The curtains have serious damage on the edges so I'm pressing them
then creating new side hems for them. So far it's going really good ~
I just love saving beautiful, old things!

And speaking of time flying by...
Our precious grandson Murray!!!
Happy Birthday sweet boy!

So, the temp is supposed to 90 degrees here in Georgia tomorrow.
I'm ready for cooler weather!!
Hopefully it will arrive soon ~

Thank you always for stopping by to see
what's going on in my little corner of the world ~

hugs and love,

Monday, September 7, 2015

Beautiful fall ~

So, here's the thing.
I've never...EVER...had a guest post on my blog.
I've had requests but declined them all.
Who will I have as my first guest post?
My precious daughter-in-law Emily!
Our oldest son, Brent's wife Emily, is such a talented writer
I invited her to write a guest post for my blog!!!

I love fall, Emily loves fall as well ~
Thank you so much sweet girl!

It's coming. As of September 23, it is coming. What is coming? What could be coming that would be so worthy of a blog post? I will tell you what, fall! Here in the south we get excited about fall or autumn if you prefer. Our summers are long, hot and humid. By August, they feel never ending. And sometimes they are. Sometimes it can stay hot here until October. We southerners are so desperate for fall because the air is thick and suffocating, and because being covered in a shower of sweat every time we walk out the door is well, exhausting. We literally crave all things fall.

So when the first leaves fall, even if it may be from the lack of rain, we get excited. We start to break out or fall decorations and our fall wreaths as a sort of ritual that we hope will bring autumn roaring around the corner. We start gracing our mantels with fall candles that fill our homes with the scent of pumpkin and spices, apples and cinnamon, and my favorite toasted marshmallows. We longingly and lovingly stroke our scarves and thick knitted sweaters hanging in our closets. We start to bake apple pies, and cook creamy soups and thick stews. We delight in the fact that football season has started. Our hunters get geared up for hunting season.

Then, then it happens. It usually happens so suddenly we don't even notice. One morning we wake up, walk outside, and we are shocked by the crisp coolness in the air. Fall has arrived. The summer heat has dissipated, and the newness of fall has begun. The leaves have finally turned their brilliant colors of red, yellow, orange and brown. The breeze that blows through the trees has a chill that runs through it. The sun shines brilliantly, and the air is clear and clean. The ground smells of wet leaves and damp moss. We can finally go outside without sweat beading on our foreheads. Our days and nights are cool enough to open the windows and let the fresh breeze in.

Although fall may welcome in the coming of winter, it is a newness and freshness that we as southerners so desperately crave because of our long, scorching summers. Autumn passes quickly for us, and we cherish every second of it. It cools our bodies and our minds and makes us kinder. We look forward to it, and when it finally arrives the heat monster of summer is lifted from our shoulders, and we can relax. The changes of the seasons gives us perspective throughout the year. Just when we think that summer or winter may stay forever, we see the first falling leaves of fall, or the first budding trees of spring. We realize that even though we may not see it, it is in fact happening, and we can and should believe in it. Fall is coming, autumn is coming. So hold tight to that fact, light your pumpkin candles, drink a hot cuppa, prop your feet up, and look forward to welcoming in the season!

Wonderful, right?
Here is my sweet daughter-in-laws blog!
She's such a wonderful writer!!!

I love you so sweet Emily!
What a beautiful post ~
thank you so very much!!!

hugs and love to my sweet friends as well,
xxoo, Dawn

Friday, September 4, 2015

Welcome September!

First, a few beautiful photographs my precious daughter-in-law Emily
took a couple of years ago around our old farmhouse ~

Yes, I know.
I'm a little bit late on this...
but here in Georgia we do love it when
September finally arrives!

It's the promise of cooler temperatures,
lower humidity and of course, the anticipation of fall.

Isn't it wonderful that we can enjoy our gorgeous seasons?
And how neat is it that we love the season we're in but
we also look forward to the coming change!

I wanted to share what I'm up to at the moment ~
I had a sweet customer special order TWO treasure organizers
and they both are for precious little baby showers!
Each one for an expected baby girl too!

I'm almost, almost finished with them and wanted to
share a few in-progress photos.
I have everything ready to sew to the pockets and base...
now to simply choose the buttons to adorn each pocket!

I wanted to share that I'm having a sale in my Etsy shop!!!

I'm offering 50% OFF of everything in my store!
I have a few handmades to offer and 19 different tutorials.
It's the time of year for us all to get creative sweet friends!

Simply type in WELCOMEFALL into the Coupon Code box when checking out
to receive 50% OFF your entire order.
This sale is for THREE days only...
from now until Sunday, September 6th at midnight.

Are you looking forward to our next season?
Cooler weather and beautiful Autumn leaves?
It's always been my very favorite time of the year ~
I can't help it, I love it!

Thank you always for stopping by to see what I'm doing!
Happy Friday angels ~
hugs and love,


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