Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Christmas in July

yes, I know it is already August but I did get this in July. Hubby came in from work and ask me if I had ordered anything. Nope, but this box was on the front porch. It was a birthday gift. I was scared to open it - there wasn't much left to open!

But look - everything arrived in tact despite the obvious beating the box took from the post office! My friend Sherry sent this box full of goodies. I apologize for the glare on the glass but I just couldn't find a good place to take a picture - either it came out too dark or I had to have the lights on and they left a glare. The little tin is hand painted - I'll try to get a close up of it soon. That Bareroots project book is awesome and will be seeing some action soon!

I have no idea what the name of the sampler is (or the designer) but if you are interested, email me and I'll ask sherry. 
I failed to get this in the photo with the other stuff (it was by my chair) but Sherry sent me a new study Bible. I am so happy to have it. The color shows up brown in the picture but it is more of a maroon color.

I can't tell you what fun I had pulling things out of that box. First because, well, who doesn't love unexpected gifts and second, I was so happy everything survived with no damage! Even the sampler with the glass on it was in perfect shape! I'll try to get a picture soon of where I decided to hang it. 

Sherry knows me so well, each and every thing in the box was perfect!

Now I'm off to see if I can actually get far enough along on something to share a project!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Still catching up

 I think this is the last of  the stuff my aunt brought when she came in April. 

 She had this sign she wasn't going to use and I had this picture hanging in the living room that I had been trying to decide what I could put with it so it didn't look so lonely and this seemed like the perfect match. (just for size comparison the picture is 40x29)
I have a couple of the vinyl things in my kitchen and have had no problem with them. This is a big one so I had hubby helping me with it - good thing because it did not want to stick to my wall. I don't know if it is the paint (which is either satin or eggshell - can't remember) or the texture on the wall. I didn't think they were that textured but whatever the reason I had to glue a lot of it up. I spent days with the step ladder sitting there  and when a piece would start to flop down, I would use either a toothpick or q-tip and slip a little glue under it. (which is probably why I didn't move back and show the whole picture) This is the back wall of the house and the way it is built you can see all but the last 'e' from the front door. 

in addition to the other crochet set she brought me (the one I showed in my dining room) there was this one. It was also made by my great-grandmother and is a perfect fit on top of the plant stand that belonged to my grandmother.

closer photo. There really isn't a good place in this house to take pictures in this house - they are either too light or too dark. Anyway - I'm almost caught up - maybe by the end of August I will have something a little more current to show.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!