Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More Swaps

Well, I don't know how many of you are subscribing to Teresa's Bellatoria or any of the past ezines but we just had the best swap. My partner was Kathi and our swap was"Queen Tea" as you can see by what all she sent to me. The crown is part of what I sent to her, my first attempt at making a crown and I think I made it a lot harder than it should have been. I love all of my goodies and have already had 2 cups of tea. It is hard here in the south to have hot tea and not iced sweet tea but I do try it every once in a while. Thank you so much Kathi!!!
I bought the sweetest book from Phyllis and just had to show you. If you don't already know she has a Flea market sale every Friday so make sure you check it out. I also got an order from Heather of wonderful old jewelry. I can't remember what they were named but I got two separate bunches, one with silvers and one with mauvey/purple colors. The pics do not do them justice.
The other pics I have posted are from Easter with my youngest and his cousin Luke. As you can tell they don't favor at all but then my brother is the tall skinny one in the family and somehow I came out short and dumpy. Go figure.
And last but not least my husband and I went to Chattanooga last weekend and on the interstate coming home this is what we looked in the rear window to see. Of course we had to let the van pass us so I could take another shot from behind. We laughed so hard for abt. 30 min. Somehow this guy made it off the interstate in Forsyth with no problems, he had to have the strongest cords holding that mattress on but he sure made our day.
I hope everyone is doing well and I will be back soon to post more photos of my latest flea market run and add some goodies to Etsy. Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Better Late Than Never

We have had so much going on around here that I am way behind posting some pics of a Valentine Swap that I did. Cheryl sent me the greatest heart thingy? that I have ever seen. I think I have shown everyone I know and of course my husband just looks at me like I am nuts. I have worn the apron all over the place and my 3 year old thinks it is a skirt that I forgot to sew the back on. He goes around me looking at it like he just can't figure out what the problem is.
Somehow I forgot to upload the pics of the apron but will get them added in the next post.
Well I am off to stuff Easter eggs for the preschool hunt tomorrow but will be back soon with those etsy items and another swap box from Bellatoria.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

New Look

I have been gone forever but Sara at Sadie Olive has worked her magic on my blog so now I am back. Thank you so much Sara, it is so perfect!!!
The pic in the banner is my Great,Great Grandfather's second wife, Mattie, who actually raised all of his kids which probably explains why she looks the way she does. Can you imagine marrying a man abt. 15 years older than you who has 12 kids already and then having 6 more? NO THANK YOU!! I love old pics of anyone's family but esp. my own but then I have shown you so many you probably already knew that.
Speaking of old things, we are in the midst of remodeling our kitchen and I am looking for an old kitchen sink. If anyone in Georgia knows of a salvage yard, please comment and let me know where. We visited Second Chance, an architectural salvage shop this morning but no luck on the sink. Of course it was like Heaven with all of the old doors, molding, thousands of mantels, doorknobs, cabinets, posts, railing. I am tellin ya it was Heaven, but my husband was right with me and he was feeling the presence of the Lord like I was.
Anyway, hopefully we can get back there and I can get pics for all of you. Time to go put kids in bed but will be back tomorrow with pics of some new Etsy items. Please go check out Sara and see if she can't whip up something for your blog!