Saturday, February 28, 2009

I won!!!

Imagine my surprise when I clicked on Jeanne Winters site and read, "Prize #2: Gifts from my Simply Inspiring Hallmark collection- goes to ...."Susan in SC" from My Cottage Life" I have to admit I got so excited I almost fell out of my chair. Thank you Jeanne. This is the description of what I won.

Prize #2: Gifts from Jeanne's Simply Inspiring Hallmark collection:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Jeanne Winters has a great giveaway right now - with 5 very nice prizes for 5 winners.This icthus wall piece is just one of them. So go register! you just might win. Thanks Rhonda for letting me know about this giveaway!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Chairs or Art or What?

Nobody and Co makes some funky chairs. I am not sure if they are functional, artsy, or just interesting. Definitely not for my home but fun to take a look.

How about a Bibliochair? Sure would make having a book handy a reality. Where would you put your drink?
Or, you could always have art hanging on the wall and take it down to have seat when you are tired?!

Or, the 3 legged chair - doesn't look very comfortable to me.

This one reminds me of our present government- it's missing some key pieces..... (Uh-oh, did I just write that?!)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Love is always patient and kind;
love is never jealous;
love is not boastful or conceited,
it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage,
it does not take offence or store up grievances.
Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth.
It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope
and to endure whatever comes.
Love never comes to an end.
I Corinthians 13:4-8 (NJB)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sweet Booties!: And Blankets, Bonnets, Bibs & More

Don't you love the cover of this book? I saw it in the library yesterday and was instantly drawn to it. It has 30 projects inside and each one is adorable. I can see that I will drool over the projects before I decide which one I want to make for a friend of mine who is expecting his first child.

Sweet Booties!: And Blankets, Bonnets, Bibs & More
By Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
Published by Lark Books, 2009
ISBN 1600593151, 9781600593154
132 pages

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine fabric

I have this collection of fabric to celebrate Valentine's Day. I need to decide what I want to do with it - coasters, placemats, quilts? Too many projects, too little time!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Jane4Girls Giveaway

Jane4Girls is having a giveaway! Oso* Fresh™ Food Storage Containers are infused with EPA registered and FDA approved micro-sized silver particles which are proven to reduce bacterial growth and keep food fresher. While the silver particles keep bacteria out, the easy-to-open snap on lids keep freshness in. Stackable units nest into one another for easy storage. Microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe.Revolutionary airtight silicone-gasket locking system preserves flavor while effectively reducing food spoilage. The effectiveness of silver was shown in laboratory tests to reduce bacteria by over 99% over a 24 hour period. Micro-sized silver particles are EPA registered and FDA approved. Containers are made of impermeable polypropylene and are BPA (Bisphenol-A) Free.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Hat

I absolutely LOVE Aretha's hat! Wish I had one just like it. But, only she could carry it off with such style!! A grey felt cloche, adorned with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted bow - custom-made by milliner Luke Song. As a child, I remember my mother wearing similar hats to church every Sunday. I would sit in church and look at all the beautiful hats and just waiting until I could wear them myself. Sadly, the trend was to quit wearing church hats before I had a chance. Maybe I need to just start wearing them anyway!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Curtains


I like my new curtains much better. It makes the kitchen seem much bigger and lighter. I was just so tired of the old curtains (which had been hanging up in the kitchen for 13 years!) When we bought them, they were expensive and heavy. These new curtains are so light and hangs pretty compared to the old curtains. The pink curtains are on their way out of the house!
And, in the bathroom, I bought new shower hooks and a new shower curtain. They look so much better than the hooks that had been hanging up for the past 14 years. I also bought a new bath rug but it's too big and fluffy for the door to open. So, I will have to work on that.

close up of shower hook...