Sunday, February 22, 2015
Where did my weekend go?
It has been another lovely and productive weekend. I am sad it's almost over, but next weekend my daughter and her friend are coming for the weekend, so I have something to look forward to!
I found myself smiling a lot today. Smiling at the simple things in life that I thoroughly enjoy. I thought I would share a few of them.
My beautiful Miranda sent me a text of the photo she took with her new Insta Camera. She is in love with it! It's similar to the old Polaroids and takes the cutest little pictures! Of course, when the subject is this beautiful, it doesn't matter what kind of camera you use...:)
I went down to my Aunt Loretta's this morning to visit for a few minutes and get a few pieces of fabric she picked up for me. One of them is this awesome black and white with city names from all over the world. See Prague there on the left? That's Miranda's dream destination. She is hoping to move there this year to teach English as a second language. I will be making her something from this fabric to take with her if she goes...:)
Leaving Aunt Loretta's house, I stopped and picked a few branches off her red bud tree to put in a vase.
I love the color of these tiny blooms!
I had fun covering this lamp shade today. I needed a larger bedside lamp and I had this one in the closet. It needed a shade, so I purchased a plain white one at Wal Mart for $5. It was a little too plain though, so I got creative today. I used some crocheted lace from my stash. It was thrifted at some point. I also used a little mustard gold burlap and a couple pieces old earrings to create the center of the rosette.
I love the way the lace looks with the light on,,,,so pretty!
I got a new B H & G yesterday and am looking forward to sitting down to look at all the beautiful decor inside...:)
I lit a candle on the table earlier and was instantly enchanted with the reflection on the calendar. So pretty...definitely made me smile.
I finally remembered to take down the Valentine's day clipboard artwork and print something new for spring. You can see some more of our newly installed trim here too!
Here's a closer view. I am so ready for spring!
I went to a Memorial Service for a dear man today. He was the husband of my former Sunday School teacher. She is one of the most beautiful ladies I have ever had the privilege to know. It was one of the sweetest services I have ever attended. He was 95 years young...:) His birthday was the day before mine so he was exactly 50 years and 1 day older than me. Such a precious man and such a pillar in our community, I smiled through my tears many times throughout the service.
When I got home, my cousin across the road invited us over to eat. They had a cookout so it was outdoors. We have had amazingly beautiful days this weekend after a cold week. It was so nice to sit outside in short sleeves. I was sitting under the oak trees and looked up to see a beautiful crescent moon peeking through the trees at me. I tried to get a good shot, but that was nearly impossible with my iPhone. You get the idea though.,...another smile for the day!
And the last smile for the day is this delicious lemon blueberry bread my sweet Mama baked today. She made some banana blueberry last weekend and it was so delicious. I mentioned at Aunt Loretta's earlier that I would like to have some more so she baked this one today, I am about to go lightly toast it in the toaster oven and spread a little butter on it for a snack. We indulge a little more on the weekends that through the week, so I am looking forward to this yumminess!
I hope you smiled many times today. And, I hope this week gives you many reasons to smile as well. Have a beautiful week my friends. Thank you for visiting!
Until next time.......