Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Quote To Live By

"When people show you who they really are - believe them - and let them go." 

Julie Chen from 'The Talk' made this statement yesterday as the women talked about what to do when bad people are in your life, whether it be a friend or family member.

Perfect timing, as I was able to relay the quote to a friend that is having a difficult time letting go of a romantic partner that has brought her heartache and pain, is a taker and manipulator.

My Spoiled Rotten Cutie Bug

As I peruse FB and play with Photo Booth, my Love Bug snuggles into me. This girl has brought me so much joy. She's not a worrier, or a territorial pee'r, she tries to make out with me on a regular basis, she's just looking for some fun. She paws and pounces like a kitten and attacks Hanz whenever she gets the chance. If I'm sitting, she often has to be next to me. We are totally in love with each other. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Camping Fun

At our campground each site has a basic wood picnic table to use. Many people cover them with vinyl table cloths. That look is not quite for me so I got out paints and brushes and went to work having some fun on our picnic table.

It took what seemed like weeks to do because I would color wash colors on top of each other, then the rain wouldn't let me work a few of the weekend days we were up there, then I forgot for the last two weekends to take pictures, so finally, this past weekend the camera came out and here it is!

Much more interesting than a plain 'ol grey picnic table, don't ya think?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Whaling Good Story

I've not had much to say, so have been quiet here in blog land. "Saving Valentina" came to me via email from a blogger friend, Linda. A sweet story. (Cindi? you might need a tissue)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sasha Has Gone Home

While we (we, meaning the dogs and I) were playing around outside enjoying the nice weather, Sasha decided she needed a nap.

She is on her way home tonight with a very nice young couple that drove from Maryland to here in CT (they live an hour South of D.C.) What a long day for them and they didn't seem weary at all. They brought their sweet dog Maggie, who looks like a black Giant Schnauzer mix but is really a Doby/Poodle cross. Now they are on their way back with Sasha happily riding along. I'm thrilled for her as the couple is cerebral, thirsty for knowledge on how to be right with your dog, and just very kind and caring. It's a bit quieter around here. Now Bug has no one to boss around.


...since my last post where I said I'd be showing you my accidental thrifting finds in the next post..almost 3 weeks later and this is the next post.  

Two dresses, purchased not because they would fit me but because I liked the patterns so much, especially this one: 

If I cut it up it would make for terrific pillows, handbags, or SOMETHING! but then I get "cut it up" anxiety and think that maybe I should just resell it, would it be a vintage style that someone would wear? Probably. Finding that someone that would wear it AND have it fit them? would that be like finding a needle in a haystack?

This is similar in style:

The pattern cried Lilly Pulitzer-ish to me, another very nice pattern.

I couldn't pass up these shorts for the fabric to become something else. 

I also picked up this sewing box (sewing related items always get me)
and look what came in it...

It's a bit grungy on the outside so will probably get recovered -- add it to the list of my things to do. 

I'm wondering exactly what I've been up to that I haven't posted before now. Life, work and clearing the piles and piles of stuff and boxes and a sewing machine from the kitchen and living room including a WWII trunk that I plopped on my coffee table and oh yeah, a stack of magazines...the list just might go on. I can finally see my furniture again. Of course, if the stuff didn't go to the thrift store, it went to my office or the basement...not good. 

I've also been heavy minded in a decision to spend $500 on having this sofa reupholstered...
Love the sofa. Don't love that it's not cushy and inviting or comfortable to sit on. The plan has been to reupholster it in brown cheetah pattern. The fabric was purchased long ago. I was going to do it myself (insert laughter here) and finally gave up the ghost and called my decorator friend's reupholstering wizard. Said wizard can get me one of 4 levels of cush for the foam inserts. I poked at the back attached cushions and it sounds like they may even be horse hair. In the interim of my wishy washy 'what should I do?' I've been searching Craigslist for a vintage sofa that might be a bit more comfy. Nada. This search, I will have you know actually, has been on going over the last year. Everything I like, and there's not a lot out there in this area, still has that straight lined, maybe with a curve here or there, look. So, I think I'm pretty sure, maybe, I just might bite the bullet. So what if R. can't sit on it without killing his back? Well, he's got his man recliner...which I'm working on getting a more vintage simple styled one because I still hate it. Hey, the dogs like the sofa, that's what matters, right Cindi??? wink wink.