Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blog Break

Just a quick note-I'm back with my Dad who's in the hospital. Connected to hosp. wi-fi-but no interent at his house. Hopefully I'll be back by the weekend.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March into April

I forgot to put up my little calendar girl for March and April. I love how they combine both months in what she's wearing.
Did a little thrifting yesterday. Do you ever come home with a theme and you didn't know it till you took the booty out to look at it? You can't really see the cool scarf in the back-it has time pieces, old books, music and a violin. I found the lone piano salt shaker,an old dictionary and the cute tiny wooden shoes. They all kind of went together.
I've been busy spring cleaning, and stitching at night. Here's the progress on my little project. I'm not sure what I'll do with it when it's finished-we'll see. Have a happy day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Time To Rise

A birdie with a yellow bill
Hopped upon my windowsill
Cocked his shining eye and said
'Ain't you shamed, you sleepy-head?'
Robert Louis Stevenson
I was a sleepy head this morning when the time sprang forward-but I'm glad it's finally feeling like spring around here.
I took these pic's in Arkansas at my Dad's house-he has the best bird feeder and gets tons of different kinds of birds and woodpeckers. I didn't see the pilliated(Woody) woodpecker that day.
I could sit and watch it for hours out the sliding glass door. It was kind of cold that day-but the birds came out in droves. Hope you have a great day and enjoy the little signs of spring.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

I have a little Irish in me from my mom's side. I brought back this little guy holding a shamrock from my Dad's house. I had the little chalkware sheep.
Thought I'd make a little St. Patricks Day vignette. The candles are from Christmas.
This cottage picture usually hangs in my bathroom, but I thought it went well with the theme. Gotta get some corned beef and cabbage for next week. Does anybody have a good recipe for cooking it? I'm working on plumbing and painting- little projects that need to get done. See you later.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Always Find Time

I'm home -again.I always try to make time for thrifting, as you know. While taking my Dad home to Arkansas I hit a Good Will and found a few treasures. Love the tarnished silver gray boat or whatever you call it.
I always pick up Pyrex. Check out the cutter cloth that someone already made into placemats and napkins. Saves me the work!
There is a whole set of crocheted doilies in different sizes. I'll do something with the embroidered picture. I am so glad to be home again. I can't wait to get back to my routine, and also catch up with you. Have a wonderful Monday!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thrifty Reds

Happy Rednesday!
I snuck out for a little thrifting today, and look what I found! Love salt and peppers with red lids. They sit on a cute tablecloth that will go perfect with some of my plates.This is the back of an afghan. Something about the colors in this really got me. Not sure weather to use the back or front.
Some vintage linens. I'll probably use a few of these for embroidery.
More red. Vintage Christmas music books. The illustrations inside of some of them are great.
This is the first coloring book I've bought. I saw some in a blog(forgot which one) and I think these pic's can be used for all kinds of things.
For more great reds go check out It's A Very Cherry World. It's a beautiful day here in Dallas-off to take my Dad back home later this week. Maybe I'll get to a few garage sales over the weekend.