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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's Springtime At My House

I think maybe I might have fooled you on this one a little. I bet some of you thought I had lost my mind. Well let me explain the content of this post just a little bit better.

For the past several months, a fellow employee and I try and walk everyday during our lunch break. While walking, we have so many different conversations about so many different topics. Well one day on one of our walks Chuck and I were talking about doing some fall cleaning around the outside of our homes. Somehow old bed springs came up. Chuck mentioned to me that he had an old mattress out back behind his garage and had been meaning to get rid of it forever and just never did. I stopped dead in my tracks unable to speak. By my reaction I'm sure he knew the wheels were spinning in my head. He told me I probably wouldn't want it because the coils would be all rusted. "Hold on there heart!!!!" I said to myself. "This could be the big one." My pulse was racing and my head was spinning and it was all I could do to get the words out "I WILL TAKE IT!" I think I might have even scared Chuck at one point. Once I composed myself, I told him I would gladly take it off his hands. I'm thinking to myself, "Does he really even know what kind of treasure he has been keeping hidden behind his shed for so long?" Well low and behold the next day, he brought the springs into work for me. He even took them all apart for me so I wouldn't get cut trying to pry them apart from the frame. What a nice guy he is.

A while back I purchased this spring/star creation from one of my favorite prim shops and I always thought it was just so cleaver that they used a bed spring for the base. At the time I thought if I could only get my hands on some springs surely I could make something similar with them. Like a dream come true, I now can. I have so many ideas in mind as to what to do with them. As most of you know, I don't sew so I will have to purchase most of the things I plan to use with them. Still I will try and come up with a few original creations of my own.

If anyone has any decorated springs they have displayed, I would love to see them. Just shoot me an email with your picture. I can always use a little extra inspiration.

Just as soon as a get a couple of these little buggers finished, I will be sure and post them for everyone to see.

I hope everyone is having a great week and are enjoying the weather as much as I am. It has been very cool at night and in the morning but very sunny and beautiful throughout the day. Don't you just love this time of year?

Blessings Everyone,

Monday, August 31, 2009

Fall Harvest Swap Goodies!!

Good morning everyone. What beautiful fall like weather we are having here in Ohio. Yesterday we had to wear coats when outside. I think the warmest it got was about 68 degrees. I really love fall but I wasn't prepared for it to be so cold just yet.

Well on now to the purpose of my post. Like a lot of ladies in blogland, I participated in another Swap hosted by Char over at The Pickled Pepper Patch. The theme for this swap was Fall Harvest. Char likes us to try and create something homemade for our partner to make the swap special but you can also purchase things as well if you want to add to your package. My partner for this swap was Ann Frank from Let me tell you, Ann is a very talented crafter. You should definitely stop by her blog and take a look. She is a basket weaver as well and she does awesome work.

This first picture is some darling little pumpkin candles. For right now they are just in a dish on top of a bucket I had on my coffee table. Eventually I am going to incorporate them into a fall themed decoration I am making for my kitchen table. Aren't they just precious!

Now I just love this little doll. She has little pumpkins strung across the front of her with a little bit of Sweet Annie tucked behind. This made my box smell so good when I opened it.

Next is this awesome cross stitched crow and pumpkin. Don't you just love crows! The frame is just perfect for this piece. It is distressed in all the right places.

Ann also included a pumpkin scented candle in a tin but for some reason I didn't take a picture of it. She wanted to paint the tin but her husband didn't think it was a good idea to mix paint with a burning candle. Probably a good idea. Ann if you are reading this, again I thank you for being so kind in your giving. I will think of you every time I look at these special pieces.

On a final note, I would to ask that you say a prayer for my mom. Friday she was admitted to the hospital with Pneumonia. Mom is 82 and has so many other health issues that this has just taken a toll on her. We serve a mighty God and I know he is well able to take care of her so I am not too worried.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and let me know how the weather is in your neck of the woods.