Monday, June 18, 2012

Vintage Fabric

Anyone who knows me (even the tiniest bit) knows of my love for fabric.  Now some fabrics I have developed an appreciation for but the fabric that really makes me swoon is of the vintage variety.  Many designers have produced reproduction vintage fabric--of which I own yards and yards.  I count it a real treasure however to actually find a truly vintage piece of fabric.  There is just something about the sweet softness of vintage fabric that makes me smile.  Over the past several weeks I have had the opportunity to "treasure hunt" at a few estate sales and flea markets.  I was doing a bit straightening and reorganizing in my sewing room today ---mainly because I almost couldn't find my sewing machine due to the mess :)  I realized that because of my "treasure hunting"  I now have quite a nice collection of vintage fabric.  I thought I would take a minute to share some of my favorites with you. 

I really am excited to create something fun with this sweet fabric.  Perhaps a little doll or something using a new pattern I just purchased.  I will keep it a secret so you will have to come back and visit with me again soon :)  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Winnie the Pooh

I have always loved Winnie the Pooh--as a little girl and even more now that I am a grown up girl.  I think it is because he reminds me of a simpler time--happy times as a child and friendship.  It brings back memories of lovely summer days playing in the woods across from my home with my best friend.  I have a small collection of vintage Winnie the Pooh books.  I love to look through their pages at the delightful sketches.....
Yesterday I was wondering through our local Marshals just to see what I could find.  I think I may have squealed with joy when I spotted this book.

It is filled with charming photos, sketches, and poems.  It also tells of Pooh's history and just how he and all of his friends came into being.

I had a few more errands to run and my last stop was as Target.  You know to pick up things like laundry soap, paper towels, shampoo, and cleaning products.  Never did I guess that I would find these....

Now I can't imagine that my husband or my son would like to have their dinner served on these but I sure would so I bought one of each just for me :)  My cream of wheat never tasted so good this morning as it did out of this sweet bowl. 
As I close this post for today I will leave you with one of my very favorite Pooh quotes

"Are we going to be friends forever" asked Piglet
"Even longer" Pooh answered
--A Milne

Thanks for checking in with me today my "blog friends" .  Hope your day is terrific.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Family's a family trait
Alex and his sweet cousin, Emily chill'n on the patio
Hope you all are enjoying the weekend too  :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


As far back as I can remember, fishing has always been a part of our family.  My Dad loved to fish so growing up I spent many a day with a fishing rod in hand.  I miss those times with my Dad---those times when my Mom would pack a picnic basket full of chicken and potato salad and we would all have dinner on the shore of the lake. 
Today warmed my heart.  As I watched my son--using my Dad's fishing rod-- teach Drew's tiny hands how to fish....

At the very lake I fished with my Dad when I was a little girl......

This was the sweetest day.......

In more ways than one    :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Month in Photos.....

Sometimes life spins by so fast minutes turn into hours--hours into days and before you know it days into months.  Before I let too much time pass I wanted to check in with you all this morning and share with you what I have been up to.  If I shared it all with words however,  we could be here forever :)  so I thought I would share my past month with you in photos........

My 2012 patio.....

From my sewing room........
(custom orders for special customers)

Time spent with Family and Friends

Honoring my Mom
Honoring my Dad

There we are all caught up:)  Be back soon xoxo

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