Perhaps you remember, a couple posts back that was a couple of months back where I started telling a story of a settee.  You can read the beginning of the story here. This is in all fairness, Part 2.  It’s the part of the story we all like where the hero overcomes adversity and the climax is finally resolved, resulting …

There are things I have a hard time passing by.  I go to thrift stores frequently.  Usually I walk in and out empty handed, but always ready for something to jump out and beg to be rescued.  Needlepoint is one of them.  I know, hanging cross stich or embroidery on a wall is completely outdated.  But I still look at …

I think it’s been pretty well established that I have a slight obsession with throw pillows. Especially the unique ones, ones that can’t be bought at stores, ones that are made from glorious fabrics or made from needlepoint or other thrifted things.  I have an abundance of posts regarding these. So when I saw this black and white farmhouse needlepoint …

I had way too much fun this Christmas, creating more gifts than I ever have to date.  I worked my heart and soul out, much to my delight, enjoying the process of creating and imagining how perfect each gift was crafted for each receiver.  It literally made me giddy.  I shared early in January the gift I made for my …

Yesterday I went on a field trip with two of my boys to the Performing Arts Center where a man performed through a bit of humor and the touch of the ivory keys while recounting the history and anatomy of a piano.  While the kids were educated and entertained, my heart was moved by the intermittent strokes of Bach and Beethoven, music I had grown …

Before I jump into today’s post and a fun creative piece, I want to take time again to thank you for all the encouragement I’ve received from you all on the last two posts.  I laid my heart out there for you to see, and your response has been overwhelming.  Thank you for your following, for your comments, likes and …

Happy New Year everyone!  This was the first New Years that I actually saw midnight in a long time.  Actually, I was busy working on a dog bed project, coming soon to a blog near you, while watching re-run episodes of Psych with my husband, whereupon we accidentally stumbled onto midnight, gave each other a kiss and promptly went to …

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