Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day with my girl and things I've made

My little beauty loves to put on makeup like most little girls. She let me take a few pictures then told me "that's enough pictures".
Finally finished one of my pillowcases. I stamped this one back in October and finished it last night. I blame it on my sore hand.
Made this dress for me from pattern Simplicity 2570. It was a little tight at the top on me. I love the fabric it has a nice texture to it.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Even More Thrifting

Very cool vintage buttons from antique store. The big one at the bottom is my favorite.
3 embroidered placemats.

1 vintage sheet. My Mom had this one.

2 very beautiful embroidered pillowcases. Love it.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

More thrifting on Friday

Ruby and I took a trip to Nashville and thrifted at some of my favorite places. We went to Goodwill on Nolensville Rd., Thrift Smart and Music City Thrift Store. We had a good day and found lots of deals.

Found this beautiful pillowcase for $1.00. It's not the best quality, but I'll use the embroidery on something else.Look at this adorable apron for $1.49. It was handmade and very detailed. Layla is modeling it more me.
Two sets of pillowcases that need to be embroidered. Can't wait to start on them.This is a canister for $1.99. Stamped on the bottom is " Woodpecker Woodware, made in Japan".
Looks like they made a lot of things in the 50's and 70's.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lunch and thrifting

Had a wonderful lunch today with my good friend Jenene. We had a lot of catching up to do.

After lunch I made a trip to Our Thrift Store. I found lots of goodies. Their sheets are $1.00 each and the pillowcases are $.59 each. This bone china rabbit was $1.99 and so was the Williams Sonoma dishtowel.
Waverly fabric $8.99 for 5.25 yards Layla's learning to tell time so this clock should come in handy. It came from Goodwill for $2.99

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thrift finds from last week

$.99 change purse from Goodwill.

Three vases from Goodwill $.75 each. These were "made in Japan".

Father- in -law

My father-in-law passed away Friday afternoon and was buried today.

He was a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and father in law and will be missed.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dress for Maureen

I made this prom dress for the very beautiful Maureen. Just met her a few weeks ago. She is so sweet. She picked out Simplicity 2639. She wanted it simple but elegant. Because I wanted the fit to be perfect I first made a muslin.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Layla's fu-fued dress

This is the dress I thrifted for $.99 here. I used the beautiful ribbons my Aunt Louise gave me a while back. I made the broach by using a running stitch and gathering and gluing a pin on the back, so it can be removed.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Layla's first game

Great night at the ballfield. The Angels won their first game of the season. Layla was so excited. We got her a new bat and helmet today.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Love you Paw-Paw King

Please keep my father-in-law and the family in your prayers. He's been in the hospital since Monday and not doing well at all. His prostate cancer that his had for the last 2 years has gotten worse and Hospice will be at his home tomorrow.
We all love you paw-paw.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Pictures tell it all. We all had a very happy Easter. Hope everyone else did.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Vickie's things

Last Wednesday and Thursday Ashley, Mom and I went to Vickie's house and helped her husband and son clean up the basement and the house. We went through her clothes and some other belongings. I could wear so many of them. It was like she was my personal shopper and we had the same taste. Many were new with the tags still on them.

Here's a few other things I got.

We all had a good time laughing and crying. Vickie's favorite hymn was "Love Lifted Me". Ashley found a hymn book in a crate, the cover and first two hymns were torn out and the book was open to this song. We still have a lot more to do.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Coloring Easter eggs

We had so much fun coloring eggs today. We had lots of glitter and markers. The pictures say it all. Happy Easter everyone.