Tuesday, February 3, 2009
News Flash- Catching Up in Bloggy Land.
Between learning a new job, and other interesting life changes; I have been nesting. I moved the cornice to over the couch and am just using one of them. I found this bed skirt that I am considering making valences out of this fabric for the other windows. What do you think? Is it too much? Use a solid or something else? I think it works pretty well, but I'm not sure. The valence would hang inside the white framing.
Thrifting can be a little spendy if your not careful. I have been several times since first finding this Goodwill. These are a few of my recent finds.
Perfectly clean toys that seem like they were never played with, 25 or 50 cents each. You never know when someone young might come to visit. It's nice to have some things young children and babies can play with. Who doesn't like Mr. Potato Head?
I also totally scored on all this yarn! 10cents a skein! I love to crochet but yarn has gone through the roof like everything else and this was a great find.
I also found this picture frame for $1.00 and the same day I bought it Vine Hill Woman sent me this cool card. It's a watercolor of the coast line near Santa Cruz. Sorry about the flash, I tried to get that out. She got her lap blanket that I made for her and liked it. She's busy working on the new rug of Yosemite Falls. How incredible is that?
And finally, Pa and I cleaned out the shed and in it was a box of stuff that he brought back when he moved the girls here from Santa Cruz. I had shipped a lot of nice things to my daughter. She didn't keep any of it, so I was pleased to find my silver in this box. It's an assortment of utensils from my mother, grandmother, and the flea market. I found some disposable silver wipes that clean silver well and easily. It's been years since I polished anything and all of these were black with tarnish. It really looks nice doesn't it? The family has been told not to put anything in the dishwasher. Not that they ever listen.
The other good rescues in the box were my Grandma's cook book, diary, and a pile of handwritten recipes. I want to build a scrap book of those in plastic sheets. My Dad's baby photo book, and some old glass slides were in the box as well. I'll post some of those later. One of the slides is of my Grandma in her early twenties wearing an appropriate 20's style dress. She is seated in a beautiful garden holding a single iris flower. Her glasses a black little round rimmed granny glasses and she just looks adorable. She always wore sensible shoes but in this shot she has on really cute shoes too. I am blessed to have several really nice antique pictures of her.
Tomorrow is my first day actually in the ICU. I'm scheduled for the next 3 days, 12 hour shifts.
I've enjoyed the last few days off, this schedule is going to be so nice working 3 days a week. They are long days but having 4 days each week to just live is really nice.
Sunday a friend of mine told me she had found a litter of standard poodle puppies. She bought a black male for $200, no papers but a purebred dog. I freaked out just a little bit, DO THEY HAVE ANY MORE? They did, but Pa said no, not yet, not now. You know what I did? I stomped my foot and threw a hissy fit. No, actually I didn't. My blog might be junior high reading level but I managed this once, to act more like a grown up and less like a kid. I just said OK and dropped it, not even OK FINE.
If WE get a dog it needs to be an US decision. We need to get one together, both like him and both want him. Otherwise it just won't work. The good news was he did say that one day he would get me a dog, just not now. That is a first. It takes time to heal. We also need a gate across the back. It really isn't a good time to try and get a puppy, but lawdy it was tough, she had pictures of the whole litter and her little fella is awesome. I almost started bawling, I did cry a little.
That's about it for my news. I will do the meme for you Flea, thanks for the award. I'll have to think of 10 really good things to share, good as in interesting, that you haven't already heard!