Friday, April 22, 2011

Painting, Baking and Stiching!

This past week was our spring break and I had a great time catching up on a long list of projects. I spent three of the days in Richmond with Ann and her family. It was garden week in Richmond and just so beautiful. When I was growing up there I didn't even appreciate it. Today, I soak in it and take those amazing visuals home with me.

So... here's a little peek in some of my projects.. some finished and some still in progress. I made these cookies for the kids.

Painted chairs (and a kitchen table) for Holly... still working on these- found them at the thrift store as they were being unloaded from the truck and paid $30 for 6 chairs!! I bought a great fabric for the seats at U FAB in Richmond!

And made several dozen ribbon flowers for the Cottage.

So thankful for this time to catch up and recharge. So thankful for the beauty that surrounds me. But the Big Picture is this:
So thankful for the PROMISE of ETERNAL LIFE because of God's gift and the resurrection of the LORD!
Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Celebration for Baby Crewe

Last Saturday, Holly's friend, Megen, gave a baby shower for Holly and her upcoming arrival, baby Crewe! Since it was Holly and Nathan's second boy, Holly insisted that it be a small gathering of her Bible Study girls and a few close friends. Megen doesn't do anything in a small way! The shower was absolutely beautiful.. the details AMAZING! The food was presented beautifully and was simply delicious....I was definitely off my little diet!

Megen is an interior designer, can you tell?? I wanted to go home, de-clutter my home and paint new colors on my walls. She graciously allowed me to take and share some pictures of her talent.

Her ironstone collection made me swoon!

And her English Emma Bridgewater pottery was equally impressive.

This picture does not do her kitchen wall justice. The pop of color was so fun! I think Megen told me she bought the frames at IKEA.

Functional and CUTEness!

Megen actually stenciled this wall! What a vision she had for her dining room. To learn more about the transformation click here.

This is Megen, her son, Will and my dear friend Kay, Will's grammy. Thank you Megen for such a wonderful celebration for baby Crewe!

Holly's sweet friends and sisters!

Love, love, love these girls!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Fever and Exercising

Finally, it's looking like spring in Northern VA! Everything is blooming and green. Today was unseasonably warm and reached 82 degrees. After school, Betsy and I walked about 2 miles down to the river and I felt like I was going to has been too long since I pushed myself and I am out of excuses. Betsy volunteered to walk with me every afternoon! I wished I loved to exercise as much as I love sewing. Is it an acquired love?

But it was great just walking and talking with Betsy and feeling the warmth of the spring day. When we got back to the house, we noticed Beast was stretched out on the deck, experiencing a little of spring fever himself!

We inherited Beast from Holly and Nathan. I guess that makes him a grand-cat! If you're looking for his tail.....he doesn't have one!