Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What I’ve been up to…

First of all, my boy started college yesterday…one chapter ends and another one starts.  I am so proud of him!


Made some thumb tacks and paper clips for my favorite school teacher…shhhh, she doesn’t know yet!  I made them with some scraps left over from the classroom curtains I made for her!


I bought $11 worth of peacock feathers at an auction…I read up on washing peacock feathers and gave it a shot because these feathers were really dusty.


Very easy to do and the process was quite successful.  I am loving the colors of these feathers…anyone who knows me perhaps already knew that!


I made a bouquet of some of them and have a ton more for crafting and such!


Love this vase…

I received a beachy package from a friend (whom I have never met) from Facebook…I commented on how jealous I was that she lived near the beach and she sent me a lovely collection of beachy goodness!


Sea glass, driftwood, sand, stones, seashells, and a sand dollar all wrapped up and mailed to me from California! 


I love this fabric…I had seen it online and it was quite expensive…well, guess what?  Sarah gave me a remnant of it she found at Hancocks in Paducah!  It is even better in person!  Great colors and wonderful for all us seamstresses and quilters!


I think there’s just a bit over a half yard…trying to decide what to make!


I’ve got to get this wild beast Weego into obedience classes…she is a wild dog! 


Baby Brady and his mom Jess are here for the past week, so I have spent some time snuggling and visiting with them!


Love this picture!


Future Mizzou grad!  He started smiling when I held up my iPhone!  Seems he likes the wild cheetah case I have.


On the way home last night we saw this…a very tame young buck standing in the road visiting with three walkers who were petting him and he was rubbing his antlers against them…strange!


He headed right over to our car when we stopped, curious.  I am guessing he must have been human-raised to be so comfortable around humans.  He sure looked healthy.

I have also been de-cluttering my house!  I carried out five bags to Goodwill and boxed up probably another four to five boxes to the auction. And did I mention that was all from my closet/bedroom? 

It’s been killer busy at work this past few weeks, I work in a pediatric specialty doc’s office, so I have been busy doing paperwork for schools and kids with special needs.  Keeps me very busy!

Hope you are having a good week!



Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Baby Brady is adorable! I can't get over how sweet it was for your Facebook acquaintance to send that gift. Amazing! Congratulations to your son who is off to college!

Lily Bean said...

wow you busy bee! i love that your fb friend sent your beach things! so nice. and that baby is adorable. i wish your son all the best as he starts this new journey in life

thistlewoodfarm said...

What fun! I didn't know they sold this at the Hancock's in Paducah :) I am so happy! Thanks for the info!

Sorry for the rather belated reply to your sweet comment on the blog :) Thanks for joining our "stuff-a-holics" group! Now our shower curtains can be friends!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Terriea Kwong said...

Time flies. Your boy has started a new chapter. The peacock feathers are so pretty and you're pampered with fb friend sending a long way the beach goodies. A cherished friendship.