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Wife, Mother, Mimi, lover of all things creative... sewing, embroidery, painting, collage... God and family are the most important things in my life.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cameo or Silhouette Machine Cover

I've been working on my sewing/guest room.  This is my new sewing machine cover.  In keeping with the silhouettes on the bed I decided to try and make to tie in with the whole little shadowy theme.  It reminds me of a cameo.   

I also covered my bulletin board and added more silhouettes to it.

This little cubby was a thrift store find.  It works great for holding a gamut of sewing paraphernalia.

I plan to come back and show you a little of how I did the silhouette in another post.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sweet Bedroom Silhouettes

Please forgive the poor quality of these pictures.
About a year ago on a visit to Lucy's I found this sweet bed in a antique store.  I fell for it right away, and ended up buying it and bringing it home.

See those sweet silhouettes of children on the bed?  

(Okay, I know I seriously need a new bedskirt.  I just haven't found the right one yet.) .
I love old things, especially things that tie into childhood somehow.

I had bought the platter on the same trip,  before I even saw the bed.

I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but it spoke to me so I took it home.


I think it and these precious little reversed painted silhouettes fit nicely together.   Now the rest of the room needs a little making over.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Christmas Card that Wasn't

For the last several years my daughter and her family have sent out a Christmas card with family photos.  This year we tried a couple of times to take pictures for her cards.  The last get together for this purpose left us with some pretty pictures, but it was getting mighty close to Christmas and since they went to the mountains for Christmas this year the cards just didn't happen.  I thought I'd share some of those photos here.  My son-in-law was still at work, and it was dark before he got home so I didn't get any shots of him.

My daughter has the ones from our first try on her camera.  It was late that day and cloudy to boot, so I don't think many of them turned out.  It was quite a fiasco as we were trying that day to depict a nativity scene with various children as Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and angels.  Our littlest angel kept making a run for it,  Joseph's clothes kept falling off,  the other kids kept making funny faces, and the dog was determined to stand in as a stable mate, and he wanted center stage.  It would have made a hilarious video.  I did get a little clip of part of it, but I couldn't figure out how to get it from the phone to here. I'm not very tech savvy.

Anyway, here a few of my favorites from our last little try.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year and Late Christmas Post

I've never been one to make bold new starts in January.  Sometimes I make a resolution, sometimes not.    This year I'm really giving the new year a fresh start in my life.  I plan to be more proactive in several areas and I'm off to a good start.  Okay, I know we have just finished the first full week of January, but I'm feeling optimistic.

I'm not making any commitments to blog more yet.  First, I need to work on getting my life in order, then I can work on consistently chronicling it.  

Moving backwards for a moment,  I didn't take a lot of pictures this year during Christmas.  It somehow seemed a whirlwind this year.  I'll share a few of those I did take though.  I hope your family enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and are off to a wonder filled new year.

My beautiful mom 

My daughter's family went to the mountains for Christmas, but I did get a shot of them in the Christmas parade before they left.

Here is Belle telling Santa secrets.

This gumdrop tree at my brother and sister-in-law's house is a sentimental reminder of the ones my Mimi used to have at Christmas when we were growing up.  The gumdrops we sneaked off those trees always tasted better than any others.

Here is Pooh waiting to see Santa.  He later decided that he didn't want to talk to the "big hairy monster."

This is part of my husband's family that we got to visit with during Christmas.  I so hate I didn't get a picture of my nephew and his fiancee before they left!  It's been a while since we got to be together with all of them for Christmas, so that made this year very special.

Lots of smiles here with my son and three of the kids.

These little cars were really a hit!  To tell the truth, I want one. 

This is as close to snow as we got in our part of Dixieland.

Here our daughter-in-law and our sweet grand baby share a snuggle before Christmas dinner.