November is flying by! I’ve started my Christmas decorating – way earlier than normal. Usually all the glitter and fun comes out on Black Friday. But this year I have a store to decorate and an open house to prepare for. If I want my house decorated too I have to start earlier. It feels a bit funny, cause I’m not quite in the Christmas mood yet, but it’s still lovely to have the white lights glowing softly in the living room. It’s not so lovely to have the tall stack of tubs that the Christmas decor is stored in sitting in the way. I’ll get it finished up later this week I hope, and send the empty boxes back to the basement.
Christmas cards. Those cute little paper things you send out to friends and family every Christmas. You include a picture. Sometimes a amily picutre. Most time just the kids – cause it’s just easier than trying to get a whole family photo. I used to plan weeks in advance what I was going to do for my Christmas cards. Something fun and crafty and cute. And the pics of my kids were always well planned out in advance, coordinating outfits, cute props, photo shoot scheduled early, pics ordered and delivered in time to mail the cards the first of December.
Woo-Hoo! Sew a Fine Seam has a new look!
A logo, new background for the blog, new biz cards – it’s so exciting! I am in love with my logo!
Milk Paint, Tomatoes, and Tea Parties. It’s just a few of the things we’ve had going on around here in the past few days (the days I’ve been pretending I don’t have a blog to update). Along with the milk paint, tomatoes (which we’ve just been eating a lot of, not canning or anything so ambitious) and tea parties (which was attended by several dollys, a teddy bear, and my two daughters) we have had a flea market, a garage sale, pillows, school work, laundry, voice lessons, a ‘field trip’, and a myriad of life in general – all with Dad gone for 3 weeks.
Summer is ending and it’s time to say Good-bye.
This week I felt fall in the air and saw it in the sky. Yes the weather is still hot and muggy but there is a slight change in the air that says Autumn has arrived. it’s subtle this change – a shift in air movement, the tinge of harvest smell, the color of leaves just beginning to pale and change if you look very closely. The sky’s color and mood change ever so slightly. School is in session. Summer has come to a close.
Stained Glass Masquerade. We dress up. We smile. We say we are ‘fine’. We make small talk. We make no mention of the pain inside. No hint of the feelings for failure. We have the perfect life after all. We live in America. We have all the food and clothes we want at our fingertips. We live in nice homes that are heated and cooled to our liking. Why should we ever have a bad day or anything going wrong?
Apartment Therapy. In the blog world it’s kind of a big deal to be featured there. I’ve seen my friends post about being featured there and how exciting it was. Cause Apartment Therapy is one of the big dogs in the blog world.
When I logged into my blog late last night to check things out and perhaps bring you a new post, I saw that my stats for Sunday and Monday were higher than normal considering I hadn’t posted a new post either day. So I checked out where those views were coming from and there it was – Apartment Therapy.
We paid CASH. Cold hard cash. Well, actually it wasn’t cold or hard, it was rather papery and room temperature. But it was CASH. No credit, no loan from the bank, but CASH. Cash we had saved and counted, and saved and counted, and saved and counted some more. Like a kid with their piggy bank, I’d count through that slowly growing pile of cash, just to make sure I’d counted right. And finally the day came that there was enough. Enough to pay for our central a/c unit.
How about a giveaway?! It’s bee awhile so I think it’s high time to host another giveaway. I have some fun things pulled together for you this time. From around my house, from my stash of handmade items, and a super cute set of measuring cups from a shop where I sell things.
And while we are at it I’d love it if you would leave me a comment about what you might like to see in a giveaway sometime 😀
First of all I want to thank all of you who came by yesterday and prayed for my sister and our family. To those who left comments, thanks so much for the verbal support. My sister said to tell you all thank you too! It is so wonderful to have such a wonderful network of friends who care and who band together to lift us up, encourage and support in times of need.
Now on to today.
Today is my birthday. Today I turn 40. Today I am embracing 40!
I had a post all planned for you today – complete with lots of pretty photos. I had them all edited and everything. But as they were uploading to the blog last night, I looked at the clock and realized it was almost midnight and I just didn’t have it in me to finish that post.
What to blog about? That’s what I sat thinking last night as I stared at my computer. I have projects on the go but no pics to share. I have so many things I have done recently but no pics of them. I’d say I’m being a very bad blogger right now. Hard to wear all the hats all the time and make them all look good 😀
So I clicked over to my list of ‘drafts’ to see what might be lurking in the wings of this blog. And I found this post. I had started writing it a few weeks ago, then got sidetracked and never finished it. So I dusted it off, added a few more paragraphs, tossed in some pretty photos for fun and called it good.