Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Special outfits!

I love doing special sewing for the holidays.  These are a few from the past.  
                                 Zoe was ready for the holidays
                       she wore this outfit on memorial day
                           plus on the forth.

                            The Forth is a special day for 
                                 all of us.

         I did these two, so her cousin Chloe could also
    have a special holiday outfit.  Since Chloe is younger, she got the top and short set.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

My trinkets are not just trinkets

              They are memories

I am not the type that shops for trinkets.
Every trinket holds a memory, every one of them came into my home for a reason.

            Like the roosters

                     OK, so she is a chicken. Her name was Charlie.  Why was her name Charlie?  Because that is the type of sister I had.

                               That is my sister, master gardener,
            master decorator and best of all
                  MASTER SISTER.

It is all her fault that roosters came to live at my house.  

          This is another chicken story
           it just seemed to fit the topic. 

So roosters live on the hutch

They bring me happy memories.  The rooster here is, yup!  a gift from my sister. The clock is something I found in her collection, I guess she liked clocks and I like them now also.  The sewing cabinet is also from my sister's collection of old furniture.

so these are not trinkets to fill up space. These are memories, well loved memories.
My sister can't be far away, I have her 'stuff'

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Starting at the front door

           Which is also the dining room

Instead of having a separate dining room. My dining space is right there when you open the front door. 

The table takes up most of the space, so there is where I will begin.  
Remember I promised to embarrass myself, so here goes.
Because the table is at the door, it becomes the place to dump what ever you have in your hands as you walk in.

 First try, my crystal cake plate.
        The doily is way to small

So I went with a larger table runner. One I made in quilt class.
I love my cake plate,  it is one item that is useful, and should not be tucked away.

Friday, June 12, 2015

You dare me!!

  I am trying to follow some ideas stemming from the book,the nesting place. You can follow her blog Here.

I know I have posted before, this time is different.

In fact this will be huge for me.  I love my trinkets but according to Myquillyn Smith, I have enough trinkets, in fact I am in trinket over load.

So, I am to start with one room.  Quiet my space! Yikes.

I have chosen to start with my dining room, which is also my entry way. I hate that about this house but it is what it is.
So to force myself to get started.  If I can get 10 comments saying I dare you!!
I will embarass myself and take before and after pictures of my projects.

You have until Monday!  I am going boating.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The year was 2012- the diagnoses NOT GOOD

I still do not want to write, talk, or even think about it.   I now think in order to move forward this is something I need to do.
It has now been three years since my diagnoses of cancer.  I so want to write the "c" word but I think it is important to actually use the word Cancer.
so here goes:

June looks pretty peaceful, just a few hair appointments.  The reason for that is, I was in the hospital.  What doctor's thought was pneumonia was actually lung cancer.  I had to be flown to Seattle for a emergence operation of inserting a tube so I could breath. 
 When July rolled in, the calendar looked a lot different.  In between those marks on the calendar, I slept.
            A typical appointment card

I am in my 7th month of going my first full year with no appointments.  My next test's will be in November.
I admire those that can talk about their experience of going through their treatments.  I am trying, I just shut down and am still not open.  So I hope this helps. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I don't know, but, I am glad I did!

I have been trying to remember where I first heard about the book,  The Nesting Place.

 I am so glad I not only read a review of it someplace but I bought the book.

Something I didn't think I would do at my age. I was thinking the age of discovery was long gone.

 I love her attitude concerning decorating your home.  Perfection is overrated.
          I can get on board with that.

 She also has a blog. the

she also offers online classes which you can sign up for, those come in my email box but I haven't signed up for those as yet.  she tells you how to start with what you have. 

I do not know her, like I said I am not even sure how I found her but I hope this helps you find her too.   I am so glad I did.
I am thinking you are never to old to want a comfortable home.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Computer problems

   I had all sorts of plans, to get busy

Seems like google had other ideas for me.
   So while I try to re-learn what
       ever it is I am supposed to do,
           I will enjoy summer.

   Boating is something we enjoy doing as a family.

With tubing being one of the favorites.

Waking skating 
is favored

My favorite part is just watching the sun go down. 
Something about the quiet after an active day.