Saturday morning I texted a friend to see if she wanted to go to Horton's Spring Open house.
She knew I was having a rough time.
She came over and off we went. I've said it many times before, when times are tough it's nice to have someone you can turn to that helps you smile...and laugh....and laugh-we did!
These are some things I did not buy at Hortons, but do love.
One thing I did buy was an old journal and it had a little bit of writing in it. It was hard to read but they were talking about a surrender in France and General Eisenhower. Not President, but General. I wish they would have written more.
As I was standing there discussing cute things with my friend I heard someone yell "Cindy!" I turned around to find Susie who has the blog "She Junks." Go to her blog (on my side bar)
I had to quickly put on some lipstick before getting my picture taken with her! Susie is the nicest person ever. (Suze-can I call you Suze? Hey I tried to comment on your blog and it wouldn't let me. I'll try again tomorrow) Anyway, we had so much to talk about in such a short amount of time. It's so fun meeting other bloggers don't you think?
So after my friend and I went to Horton's, we decided to go to Hobby Lobby, but first....we were going to run into Goodwill and find whatever we could in 15 minutes!
We decided to shop for Non-Florida trip souvenirs and not buy them! So the hunt was on....
All of these Florida souvenirs were for sale at the Good Will.
We ended up laughing at our souvenir hunt. You should try it!
Ready...set...go....see how many you can find in 15 minutes!
I did buy a cool frog pitcher which I will get a picture of later. I'm sitting down eating pie, drinking coffee, and watching a movie and blogging. Shug will be home soon. I should not be eating pie this late. (I'm thinking about having the other half of the half piece that I had)
When we got home...much later than planned, especially after going to Hobby Lobby and spending an hour at the GoodWill on a 15 minute hunt! I knew we couldn't just go for 15 minutes.
SO, we got home and My Shug was outside and we heard them!!! The Sandhill Cranes!!!!
Spring has definitely arrived.
And I started on my Non-Florida bag! I think I am going to love it.
It'll be my summer fun bag!
And the ducks...ok I fibbed about the ducks. I didn't buy them. Teehee!
I was just kiddin' ya!
Calm down Mom!!!
Do you remember when I did buy them? Oh My gosh it was so funny.
So, I was messaging with my girlfriend who went with me Saturday and I said to her, "Thank you for being there for me and helping me through this. And keeping me from saying mean things and hunting for non Florida trip souvenirs!!"
She replied, "Yeah...blah blah...I have to get started on dishes and other chores. Have a good day! It was kinda like I got to go to non Florida too! I had a great trip!"
Blogettes...I was reading that in bed while Shug slept and I had to try to not shake the bed from laughing. It was so funny.
But now, on a serious note. My friend...who was in ICU, is now in Indianapolis on a ventilator and dialysis. I am sad for her. Please, please, please keep her in your prayers. Pray for strength and for the doctors to figure out what is wrong with her. They can't figure it out. She is fighting for her life. I had a three hour cup of coffee with her a month ago, and today she is fighting for her life. We never know.....
Sunday morning, I was awake, the sun was shining in our room, my Shug was trying to sleep, so I quietly got up and decided to blog. By the time I downloaded pics from my camera, and phone, to my computer, and then downloaded some of them to my blog, my Shug was up and our day was started. Here's the thing with him on afternoons.....I don't sit down in the evenings until it's late and I'm too tired to do anything...blog, crochet, whatev...peeps. I used to get up early in the morning and get on the computer. I don't get up early anymore because we stay up late. I like his new hours, but I'm having a hard time figuring out when to blog. So please forgive me. I'm trying. I'll adjust eventually and get caught up on my blog and reading yours. We are still living in one room while we build our house-which is what we do during the day.
Our windows face East so the sun shines in and wakes us up!
So I thought I'd tell you about the FUN stuff I did last week or two. Besides crochet, which always deserves a post of it's own.....
On Friday, I went to Nicki Winkles, The Vintage Farmhouse, new store with my friend, Teresa. It was a preview and I got this small tablecloth which I think might have tatting around the edges. Anyone out there tat? I'm not sure if that's what it is or not. I love it though. I also got some wonderful smelling soap and some shells. The plate came from Goodwill.
So did this little house lamp. Fall
Summer (it has four different seasons/sides with lots of details)
Spring (I was going to use it as a house for a fairy garden)
Winter (but my Shug really liked it for a night light type lamp)
Cake plate cover. I have lots of cake plates and I always buy covers when I see them. You can use them for any food, not just cakes, and any plate. They are especially nice if you have food outside.
This crazy metal fish! I might hang it up out by Coral Belle!
I plan on putting this big bug out on a tree by Coral Belle. (I can't wait to decorate around her with fun stuff)
My hyacinths popped open - again! They smell lovely!
On First Friday, I went to The Granny Bee's studio and spun with a friend of mine.
So, she has mentioned that her favorite cake is a carrot cake. I got my Martha Stewart cake book out again, and made "K" a celebratory carrot cake!!!
And here is a recap of "K"s mystery crochet a long.
This is a mystery cal from "crochet crowd." I don't know much about it, except that I'm glad I didn't do it!!!
Not that I don't like it. I do. It would require more thinking.....
and I'm already thinking too hard on how to sew this honeycomb bag together!
I finished weaving in all of the ends,
and I can't figure out how to stitch it together! So, tomorrow at crochet group I'm going to see if we can figure it out together. I'll show you all the wonky-ness of it tomorrow.
This is also "K"s blanket. (She is an over-achiever!) Eventually it will fit a King sized bed.
Debbie had a little set back with her rug. The fabric store ran out of the bright pink color and hasn't gotten any new in again. Hopefully, soon. We love the rug.
In the meantime, she started a blanket with yarn from Attic 24's blog. "K" and I are jealous.
And I'm still working on this blanket. This old one that I started a few years ago, then changed colors. I still like it. Granny's get boring after awhile, and I'm itching to start something new. Trying hard not to though.
On a side note, Spring is on it's way....the temps finally broke....and I planted more hyacinths!
I'm 59. A wife, a beekeeper, a gardener, and a crafter. I like to read; novels and old cookbooks with history in them are my favorites. I've been married for 21 years to a loving, hard-working man, who makes me laugh. We have a little dog that was found dumped in a park, and given to us. He is a boy, but has a girl name. Sorry Dixie. (could be uni-sex I suppose)
We have decided to take a journey together and build a new home on some land we purchased a few years ago. We are building the home ourselves. In 2016 we moved to the main level of our new home. I've created "The House on Hilltop Farm" blog, so I can record the house building journey. The Bee Lady from Hilltop Farm is about everything else going on in my life.
Nice to meet you.
So, I showed my niece my new (old) camper and she said, "I love the name coral belle. Coral reminds me of the ocean and the color of the camper reminds me of the color of the water in the ocean." (Out of the mouths of babes!)