Friday, April 15, 2011

Bits and pieces, jibs and jabs

Birdsong at Karla's Cottage is only 2 weeks away!  I wish I could say I am completely prepared, but I am so far from it!  Only yesterday I started working on one of the three swaps I joined for the event.  I don't want to reveal too much, but it has something to do with this pretty picture:
My buddy Suzanne and I don't really have our travel plans set, either!  I am nervously watching the weather for our drive to Kansas; this morning, for example, the main highway we must travel on was closed for blizzard conditions for a while.  But, somehow, I just know it will all work out!
Ever since we met, Suzanne and I have been showering each other with gifties...as I see something I know she'll love, I grab it for her, and she does the same!  So in addition to our craft supplies, swaps, and snacks, I know we'll have the car packed up with bags for each other!
Big news in town: a new antique store and a thrift store have opened!  I've already been twice to the antique store, but haven't had a chance to get to the thrift store, can you believe it?  I wrote an article with lots of photos, like the one above, about the antique store.
My favorite piece there, besides the tea cart I showed you I bought yesterday, is this lamp made from an antique sewing machine.  Funny thing is, I saw two of these sewing-machines-without-their-tables at Goodwill the other day (for $40 each) and wondered how I could display them.  Question answered!

In other news, Silver Bella has been canceled for this Fall.  I feel bad that such a wonderful event couldn't go forward; it was the highlight of my year last year.  Sniffle.

Well, I'm off to have lunch with my husband, then it's back home to try to tackle the reorg of that craft room some more.  The fun never ends around here!

4 comments :

LuLu Kellogg said...

That lamp is wonderful!

I was sad to hear about Silver Bella too.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend Laurie!!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

thetruevine said...

If it hadn't been for Silver Bella, I wouldn't have met you! That's what makes me so sad...I loved making new friends there.

Hope said...

Hi Laurie!
I am so excited to see you at Birdsong. I have finished both my swaps and I am so happy....I love how they turned out. I am sad that SB is over.....and I love the lamp you made!
Hugs~Hope

Suz said...

Dang, Laurie,
I sure wish I could have gone to Bird Song, too. It looks just wonderful! I am drooling. And the group looks fantastic. I just hope Karla does it again. I love this theme, though. Have a great time and take lots of pictures. I am very sad about Silver Bella :-(
Hugs,
Suz