Thursday, January 31, 2013


Tilly here, and am having a hard time picking up the little scraps of Christmas wrapping paper off the floor and realizing January is over.  Officially, we are into the new year, this can't be, I still have indigestion from the rich Christmas food.  (NO don't send Jamie Lee Curtis)

I did get my 2013 calender finish and on the wall above my desk.

making the pockets at the bottom was fun!

Wish I could have gotten a little closer, but photography is not yet
on my to do list. 
We have done a little rearranging in the great room. It is called that because we have 2 rooms downstairs, the kitchen and a big room, that serves as everything else, ergo, the great room. We had a large entertainment center (heavy) courtesy of or son, 2 wing chairs courtesy of my Mom with an end table between. A sleeper sofa, the property of Flossie, when she is in town, and a captains chair. There is also, in 1/3 of the room, a dinning room table and chairs, courtesy of my Mom, a armoire (heavy) for our computer and a jelly cupboard for our good dishes.
This is a lot of furniture for a relatively small space. The solution, down size. We took this:
and gave it to Salvation Army and replaced it with this:

We sold this:
And replaced it with this:
We moved the jelly cupboard where the computer armoire was so it looks like this:
And now the whole room tilts to the right ;)  We will get it right in time, but with the smaller pieces, it does seem like
we have more space.


This is just the beginning of the story, tomorrow I will tell
the 'rest of the story'




Saturday, January 26, 2013


I have started the new year, getting a head start.  You say this is totally against my degree in procrastination.  You are correct, however, this is just the first week ;)

I have, while the youngest grandchildren are with daddy, started crafting right after I get my mug of coffee.  I have committed to 2 swaps with a craft club, Creating The Crafty Life, I joined just before the holidays.  It is a friendly, comfortable place and suits me just fine.  You can do as much or as little as you can handle at any time, and is full of members that have so much to offer.  They are all over the place, newby's to real artist's, and everything in between.

The ones I chose this month were a vintage tag and a romantic recipe card.   I have even done the youtube videos for both, but since the swaps won't be over till the end of the month, I am not posting the videos till closer to February.  Don't want to give too much away before my swap buddies get theirs in the mail.   Photos of projects:


tag back

Recipe cards

I hope your new year has started off well and that it just gets better and better, as we count the things to be thankful for each day.
Pray this finds you all healthy and happy with love