Showing posts from September, 2015

The stuff of September

This week I had another birthday. My husband got me Whole Food's yummy Chantilly cake -- have you ever had it?  It's a favorite! We went out for a nice dinner and had fresh seafood which is a real treat as it is kind of scarce in landlocked Colorado. Summer's fading away and the air has a bit of a chill in it, especially in the evenings.  I love autumn, but am always sad to see the end of summer. I have been spending time the last couple of months on a decluttering project in my studio/craft room.  I try to work on it at least once every weekend, and lately more than that, because I'm finally beginning to see the end in sight.  The photo above shows my son's old toy sorting bin which I have put to good use holding shoe-box sized plastic containers full of ephemera and other craft supplies. This is the inside of one of my newly straightened out drawers full of lace and ribbon.  I store them carded inside of old sewing machine drawers, which are so wond

Textile love

Remember this wonderful sampler that Terri sent me?  I made it into a pillow: You can't see the back, but I used a very favorite antique blue cloth I had never cut into before -- I was saving it for something special.  I would still like to find the perfect fancy trim for the edges, but didn't have one that was just right in my stash, so I will keep looking. It makes me very happy when I see it sitting on my bed. Something else that made me so happy: a surprise gift in the mail from Linda Sue !  The gift included this beautiful book, Vintage, A Winter's Tale .  I opened the book and couldn't close it until I had looked at every single page of beautiful photos!  It was full of everything I love... and many things I didn't know I loved until right that moment! The gift box was filled to the brim with beautiful old linens, too!  Colorful...  intricately hand beaded...  and perfectly pristine.  This one is going straight onto a pillow and