Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
And then I saw it.
[insert angel chorus and bright light here].
In a booth with not much else of interest, I found it. I had to to stretch to reach The Coat on its hook, but fearlessly ignoring the things that might topple in the process, I stretched and grabbed. Hands trembling, I gently took the coat off its hanger and tried it on. Like a glove, it fit! Then. I knew. I must have it!
And time was running out.
I quickly retraced my steps, putting away the mediocre items I had filled my marketing basket with, as now I had The Prize and the rest was all seconds in comparison.
At the counter I asked if the dealer would take less. A quick phone call and yes! I got my price! And the gift certificate covered it!
The "sheared mink" was mine! Soft, clean smelling fur, untouched by moth balls or musty damp. Someone had taken very good care of The Coat. Now I was the new Keeper of the Treasure!
Suspenders in the shoulders so you can wear the coat as a shrug and not risk the luxurious fur slipping off onto the ground.
Monday, February 22, 2010
The results are beautiful.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
...made with love.
Filled with necessary items like brand new needles-
(mine are old and dull, and I don't even notice)-
and color coordinated scissors.
This needlecase has a bit of vintage bling.
And a special inscription.
Carole also thoughtfully enclosed some inspiring poetry,
knowing my religious bent. :)
It just might get me through some troublesome tangles!
And it all started with a bit of stitchery gifted to me by Linda.
Who is quite the stitcher!
I gathered buttons, fabric, tulle, trims and sent the whole mess to New Zealand
with a request for a custom made needlecase.
In purple, red, black.
Yeah, really mainstream, soothing colors!
Carole outdid herself.
I think you could sell these in your etsy shop, Carole.
For a lot of money!
I sooo love that you went outside your comfort zone on this one.
Black tulle on a needlecase?
This needlecase is beyond wonderful!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
I will pick 2 winners Wednesday morning (2-17-10)
Monday, February 8, 2010
Saturday, I wore it on a pumpkin orange sweater
And while you are visiting Pat's blog, you might find
a February giveaway link to Rock Hill Designs.
The prize is the stunning"Tree of Life" necklace above,
made of sterling silver.
*I love to wear silver around my neck!*
Of course, if you leave a comment to be registered to win,
it decreases my chances, but that's the way the game is played!
Game ends February 28.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
1. Spread peanut butter liberally on pretzels.
3. Add a string and it's ready to hang.
I attached the string before hand so I wouldn't
have to handle the seedy bird treat.
You could also use a pine cone, if you have a collection of them,
but pretzels get competely eaten.
Looks almost good enough for human consumption!
Light filtered weakly through a splintered hole in the roof overhead as I carefully picked my way over the uneven gravel floor in the darkness of the abandoned garage. I brushed cobwebs from my face and hair as I walked closer to my prize-- a rusted metal filing cabinet, once enameled dark green, but now pocked with decay and bird droppings. A lone, weedy tree basked in the weak sunlight, standing sentinal to the cabinet of forgotten secrets.
A bird startled from the rafters as I finally stood before the ancient cabinet bathed in the watery light. I grasped a rusty handle and pulled, and the drawer resisted, complaining with a shriek of metal scraping metal. My face lit up when I spied a shallow box filled with dusty, age-stained folders. Trash to my in-laws, but TREASURE to a collage artist! I had found the final resting place of Great Aunt Rachel's 30 year old bank statements, canceled checks, and students' papers from her days as a school teacher, when perfect penmanship was still a requirement...
What's the thrill of discovery like for you?
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Margaret warned us that her dangle charm thingie was monstrously ginormous (I forget her exact words describing its less than petite size), but I personally, instantly fell in love with it!!! Buttons, paper beads, a scrap of lace and lots of silver wire. What is there NOT to love about it? Black and brown are my favorite colors to wear.