Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Many Many Things Happenin'....

I feel the need to post simply to catch up in my on-line photo journal...There are many things going on and happening in our lives...

Kam, the youngest is on Spring Break, and has flown the coop to Charlotte to see old friends and visit with Kat and Jonny and Granddaddy. I am missing him muchly. Every time I open the garage door to go out, this is sitting right in front of me....taunting me that he is gone...I am sure Li'l Red is missing him too.



This could be a very long catch up post...but I am going to try and do it in bullets..soundbites...so that it won't take up my whole day...what's left of it...(this SLOW, SLOTH-SPEED computer)

Justin's battalion is already dispersing...various elements and teams have already left and others are following in waves...I believe my Marine will be leaving base tomorrow...This is a totally different deployment from the first...(*will be based on a ship - working alongside Naval sailors wherever they are called to serve)...it is likely communication will be even less than from the deserts of Afghanistan, and we will not know where they are and what they are doing if a mission is called...at least not right away...for security levels. We will do this just like before. ONE DAY AT A TIME... God is with him...all of them. We shall miss communicating with him tremendously... For a link to read...go here:

http://www.jdnews.com/articles/deployment-102089-donovan-month.html

It is Spring!...For those in the country, Spring Scent may be the horrific but familiar smell of livestock manure spread across fields as crops are readied and planted...



FOR ME??? Spring Scent is the smell of Spray Paint...After a long cold winter of Iowa temps too low to do any of that (okay...I tried it on a couple of things and froze my tush off in the garage and decided...NO MORE!!) ....I have gotten going again...



All of the projects that have been stored away - moving from Charlotte, and new things thrifted here in the Winter months...are being pulled out of the garage and basement and getting spruced up and transformed - one at a time..


This was a FB pic I posted on this project. *pink!*


Here's a full shot before...there's a story behind this...but I will stick to my "bullets"...as best as I can...My man knows I have a hard time doing that...


After - Ocean Blue Spring Scent applied... I had been looking for one of these little carts for YEARS ever since I saw one in a Mary Engelbreit magazine a long time ago..(only via thrifting...you know me!)


And here it is after a VERY simple sewing project...for now it's sole purpose will be to store the pillows that we use when we lay down on the porch sofa. Don't want to leave them there or the dogs will get hair on them....when they take their turn.


Used what I had...a single white cotton curtain panel with fringe, and a ticking valance (neither of which I am using here in this house) the ticking looked very utilitarian and simple, which is the look I wanted.

How I stitched that project is another post another day...but just to say, I found a treasure in GW that had me soooo excited, I texted Katie and told her I was doing a happy dance.


A vintage 60's Aqua Blue Singer Sewing Machine with carrying case. (love love the color ~ my camera just can't pick up it's true shade, unfortunately) (sneak peak) JUST goes with this 1961 Rambler house...
Will show-and-tell more of that when I get my sewing nook put together...

Another Painted transformation for the Porch...


This wicker chest (from Kurt's college days!!!) was too bumpy with its ridges to hold a glass, bottle or mug, and too short too hold anything but the "DECOR" this girl likes...I wasn't looking, but ran across:


this wood coffee table in Goodwill for $13.38...and grabbed it (much longer and solid surface)


fell in LOVE with the carved inset panels on either end.


Gave it a layer of blue and a layer of white, sanded and then highlighted the carved areas under the glass with a brighter blue... an aged brass handle and more details on the front side. *(another story with this table involving broken glass)....but !!sound bites, Julie!!

And I shall close my catch up entry with Gideon who just loves to pose for me (some days)He knows when the spray cans start making that shaking noise, mama is going on a crazy binge again...


There. That records a little bit of what I have been doing among other things.

My man surprised me last night by telling me that a shipment of DUPLIN wine from North Carolina was coming to Iowa, just for me...He knew I missed it. Exciting! If you have never heard of this small winery in NC, I am enclosing a link for you to get to know more about them...just because it is interesting. Their Scuppernong selection is one of my FAVORITES!!! It REALLY does take me back to my childhood memory of sitting under the grapevines feeling like I was in a rabbit burrow underground...munching on Scuppernongs!!

http://www.ourstate.com/duplin-winery/

My computer was quite co-operative today so this ended up being longer than I thought it would be, but It's on record now. And that's good for my "Reflecting Files"...whenever I go down memory lane. :-) Blogs are excellent for that purpose of searching back in the archives to remember something.

Hugs to all dropping by. Have a wonderful week. Thank you for prayers for my Justin, and his entire 1/2 Battalion as they take off again to do what they are called to do.

God Bless....

3 comments:

Theresa said...

I am praying for your traveling Sons! Both Kam and Justin! I pray that Kam will enjoy his time with his Siblings and Granddaddy! Tell him to bring back lots of pictures:)

I pray that Justin will stay safe and get on back home when his mission is complete! I appreciate his service and ALL of the men and women keeping us safe!

I will help you thru this deployment and I will certainly be your prayer partner!

Love you my friend! BIG HUGS!

Julie Harward said...

God be with and bless your sons...I love your new little pillow cart and I am so glad to hear what you used it for...I was picturing you pushing down the side walk to the store! LOL

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Photos of your doggies always make me smile!

I'm sure you're glad to be able to start spray painting again! The cart looks so cute. It's funny because those carts are so common in NYC for bringing your groceries home. Wish I'd kept mine!

Great little coffee table!

Can't believe you found a Aqua Blue Singer!!! I would have squealed if I had found it!