Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting Ready to Sew

The Fabric --

This fabric will be made into "Spring Break" outfits for the grands.

The palm trees will be a shirt for Greyson.

 These pinks will be a romper for Bridget.

These will be used for a sweet ruffled apron for Bridget.

I haven't found material for Audrey's outfit yet.
I'm looking for something tropical.

But First --
I will be making blankets for them--it's still cold up in GA.

This will be Audrey's --

This will be Greyson's --

And this will be Bridget's --

I will be using the tutorial I found at Fabric Family and Fun. 

Tomorrow is suppose to be rainy and overcast.
Pefect weather for spending the day in my sewing room.
I'll post pictures when I finish the blankets.

Until then --

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

 Vintage & Vintage

I couldn't believe it when I saw it
There under vintage dishes
When did the dishes I got for my wedding become vintage?

I had to buy this sweet little gravy boat and plate
I still use those dishes every day.

I bought it here

The doilies are vintage
My Grandmother made them
In the 1910's.

I guess there is
Old Vintage
and there is
New Vintage.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dreaming of warmer weather-

I love this little table in my guest room.

Especially today when it is so cold.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

It's Cold!!


There was frost on the windshield of my car this week.
 I have never had frost on my windshield in the 40 or so years I have lived in Florida.
It is way too cold!!

The Little Beach House

Welcome to my little beach house, nestled in a small laid back community on a barrier island off the east coast of central Florida. Built in the mid 50's (we're the same age), it was constructed when hundreds of people were headed here to work in the space program. It became ours in 1979 and we've been through alot together. Three children called it home, making for many noisy and crowded years. Now they are grown and gone--2 to the Atlanta area and 1 to Seattle. My little beach house is quiet these days. It has been a little bit neglected during those busy years (kinda like me!), so I think it is time for the both of us to start on our journey of improvement. Over the years I have been planning so many projects to do as soon as life slowed down alittle bit. Now that I'm seriously (very seriously) considering an early retirement, I think it's time to get started on some of those projects. I hope you'll join me, I'd love to have your company, to talk things over with you, and share with you as my little beach house and I enter this new phase of our lives.