Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Life As A Quilt

Life for me is much like a quilt.

Each piece represents
A Memory.
An Experience.
A Part of Myself.


There are also holes, rips or tears on this quilt.


A little of this, and a little of that.
A lifetime of experiences woven and stitched 
As a whole, they make up this quilt.

My life.

My life as a quilt.

I found this beauty for three dollars at a yard sale.
A cast off to them, a treasure found by me.

Welcome new friends!  Posts will be light for the next couple of weeks.
 I'm going home to Arizona soon.

happy day

sharing with Friday Pretties (here)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Shoes With SOUL

If you were a pair of shoes . . . . .

What sort of shoes would you be?

Flip flops
high heels
high top tennies
or whatever strikes your fancy.

Who are you?

I think I would be a comfortable pair of flats.
 Easy to run and play in.  Definitely broken in and soft.
 A favorite everyday shoe that is easy to wear.

So if you had to pick
just one type of shoe...

What kind of shoe would you be?
Do tell. I'd love to hear from you.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Blessings

I wish you a very happy
and blessed Easter.

May you feel the Love of Christ
and Peace in your heart.

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Lucky Win

So I was wondering . . . . . . . . . . 

If you had all this wonderful ephemera
to work with . . . . .

What would you create?

I was the lucky one who won a giveaway
offered from

All of these things are wonderful!
 The nurse buttons are so great as my husband is a nurse.

I am so excited to create something, especially
 because I have all these new to me
vintage pieces. So what shall I create?

Don't know yet.
I am waiting for
a little artistic inspiration.

Thank you so very much Linda!


Thursday, April 14, 2011


My new obsession.

Vintage Wallpaper.

It's colorful.
It's charming.
It's cottage.
It's romantic.
All at the same time.

I have some ideas
on how I would love
to use these papers.

But for now,

I am happy to just look at them.

Yes I am smitten
with vintage wallpaper.

linking with
Friday Pretties (here)
Vintage Inspiration (here)

Hope you have a Blessed Day!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Friends are the Flowers in the Garden of Life

A Friend is someone who knows
all about you
and loves you anyway.

I'll be sharing my cute little
antique charlottes with
White Wednesday

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Day with Kelly Rae

I just love the art of Kelly Rae Roberts.  Her work is well known and I think her altered style paintings are inspiring,
whimsical and beautiful. 

photo found (here)

photo found (here)

 Yesterday I got the chance to meet her in person and she is just as sweet and adorable as you might imagine.  There is a feature article on her in the latest Mar/April issue of Somerset Studio magazine.

Choosing was so hard but a couple of pieces spoke to me and she was nice enough to sign them.

I love how she uses layers of vintage wall paper and lace and paint.

Everything shapes us.
Yes Kelly Rae, I agree.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Daisy Love

At evening when I go to bed
I see the stars shine overhead;

They are the little daisies white
That dot the meadow of the Night.

And often while I'm dreaming so,
Across the sky the Moon will go;
It is a lady, sweet and fair,
Who comes to gather daisies there.

For, when at morning I arise,
There's not a star left in the skies;

She's picked them all and dropped them down
Into the meadows of the town.

by Evaleen Stein

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Birds of a Feather

I thought I would share my little flock
of white birds.

They were a cinch to make.  They started out as this thrifted cotton sweater.

I made a little simple pattern.

Easy peasy and they were
cheap, cheap, cheap to make.
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

Linking to
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Savy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday

Sunday, April 3, 2011