Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Sun Came Out....

The sun came out had been hiding way too long. The sunshine makes everything a little better!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

IKEA Dreaming

Ms. M, Ms. K and I spent a few hours at IKEA dreaming of possibilities. Of course while we were there we dined in the Cafe and chatted and enjoyed. We don't get "girl" time too often. They are growing into beautiful, smart and funny young women. Time goes too fast!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Change of Plans

Change of plans this long weekend. We started out with a list of all we wanted to do as a family. Relaxing, movies, shopping and family game night were all on the list. Then Mr. R came down with a fever Saturday night and thus the change of plans. Divide and conquer was the motto! The girls and I had some time to ourselves at IKEA (Post will be coming, yea!) while the hubster and Mr.R relaxed. We had movie night together and the girls spent some time with the hubster at the bookstore on Monday. I did get a game of Othello in with Mr. R and we had a blast. This may not have been the "family" time we had planned but it was time well spent.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Grab a Pillow

Hoping for a relaxing LONG winter weekend with the kids and hubster. Lots of board games, silliness, movies, popcorn and hot chocolate! Grab a pillow and enjoy! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stitch in Time

Christmas pajamas, Halloween costumes, curtains, slipcovers, doll clothes.....and so on, all created on this sewing machine. It was a workhorse! It belonged to my Mom and now it is mine (you can still see the thread from her last project!) to love. My Mom bought this Singer and the table from a school that was updating their home economics sewing room (remember home economics?) back in the early 1970's. A new belt, a little oil and away she stitched! Nothing fazed her, no challenge to big! My best friend Coleen still remembers watching her reupholster an old sofa (again) in the mid 1980's. As Mom would have said "has good bones, just needs a little love". She was amazing! So I am now going to give "a little love" to this old Singer and sewing table and use the skills my Mom taught me. I promise to make her proud! Check back on the finished project.......

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Suitcase of Memories

Another cold day here in New England. At least the sun is shinning...on the snow that will never melt! Today I thought I would share a creative way to display family photos. This small suitcase was purchased at The Christmas Tree Shop, a chain of home decor stores that started on Cape Cod. It sat on my bookshelf, closed, for a long time. Then inspiration hit! Popped it open and placed a few cherished family photos inside! My favorite is the one of my grandfather as a boy in his wool swimsuit!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A new adventure

As 2010 began I made myself a promise to step out of my comfort zone and try new things...and stick to them! My first step, create a creative blog! My goal is to share stories & creative projects with family and friends.....and hope to make some new ones along the way!