Good morning and happy Saturday, my friends!! Oh, how I have missed you all and I have so missed blogging.......good news is I am going to half days at work which will free up my afternoons for FUN things, like blogging, and checking in on all of you, and creating.......lunches with my girls, Momand Mom-in-law........thrifting, junking and flea-ing (is that a WORD??)......painting, decorating, cooking......can we tell I am EXCITED???? Three more weeks of full-time, then .........FREEDOM!!!!
So today I have to show you the GORGEOUS pin-cushion my littlest grand-daughter, Morgan Grace, and I made with the FABULOUS tutorial I got from the beautiful and talented Dawn of The Feathered Nest!!! We had such fun, and the bits are so special, too. The Limoges ladies boot I used was my precious grandmother's as was the fabulous cotton quilt fabric from her stash. The vintage seam binding I found on a Round Rock trip to the Antiques Festival in October - if you haven't been, dears........GO!! Marburger Farm in Round Rock, Texas - every April and October - if you don't find it there, it ain't to be had!! Morgan and I added some vintage styled pins, and voila!! One thing I did to make it more stable, since it is tall and narrow, I added some craft sand in the bottom of the shoe to keep it from tipping over every time you pulled a pin!!!
There are also some adorable images for your use - these are BOYS from the Civil War era - yep, BOYS!! In dresses.......you see, my GREAT-Grandmother (who was born in 1876 and lived to be 107!!) told me all about this......boys wore dresses when they were little fellas, then graduated to short pants (like the older brother in the one photo), THEN went into the longer pants of the older boys and men.. That's your history lesson for the day :) Anyway, they are so sweet I wanted to share them with you!! Enjoy!!
Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friends, and hug your loved ones!! Every day is a precious gift from the Lord and I read a quote the other day....wish I wrote down who said it......"yes, what you do today IS important......remember, you are using a day of your LIFE to DO it!!"
I am happily married to the love of my life, my soul-mate, my very best friend. I have four beautiful grown children, two with spouses that I claim as mine, too, and four darling grandchildren!! I grew up on the beaches of Maine, in the antiques and art and music world, and I am now in the plant world with my darling hubby. We live an organic, natural lifestyle and try to teach as many as we can. We are truly blessed by God, thankful for every day and every opportunity to meet people like you!