Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Apple Blossoms and...

cherry blossoms and daffodils! All of these lovelies have burst into bloom this weekend. So glorious! Daffodils were my mother's favorite flower and at her memorial, we gave everyone a bulb to take home and plant in her memory. The ones we have planted have not opened...yet! But I know they're going to! The daffodil is also the flower of the tenth wedding anniversary which Earl and I will be celebrating this April. I figure that my daffodils are just trying to accomodate our special day! I hope that wherever you are, something is blossoming. It makes Spring feel like just a breath away.

What a busy three day weekend! Saturday I had a great time thrifting with Carmen. We have a Stanford Home Thrift and Treasure near us and on Saturday mornings, everything is 50% off! Picked up lots of goodies for selling on ebay. So far I've only listed the boxed set of The Chronicles of Narnia, but I have plenty more to list. There is a hand embroidered tablecloth that is to die for- it is so pretty and minty fresh. I can't wait to list it! I did keep these 70's pillowcases for us though:
Oh my! So pretty we need to get a closer look!

Sunday was all about housecleaning for humans and dressmaking for Hitty. I set the timer for 15 minute increments and would spend two increments cleaning in one zone and then 15 minutes working on this dress for Hitty:

I love it so much! I have lots more of this rosebud print and I'm thinking about putting together little kits with the fabric and my pattern and making them available for sale. The other bonus at the end of Sunday was having a clean living room to relax in. I set up some candles on the coffee table (one in a thrifted vase) and found that my candles were just as cozy and tranquil as any fireplace! Not having a fireplace has been a huge regret for me in this house, but not anymore. It was a lovely discovery! I just wish my photo could have captured the ambience.

Monday was the most exhausting day! I bet you thought my bathroom was fixed, didn't you? Nope. Since December we've been having baths only in our bathroom. We are finally closing in on a shower. After replacing so much drywall, we had some serious texture issues in there! I did a wall treatment I saw on Decorating Cents and I'm okay with the result. In a few years we'll have the money for a real re-do, but until then, this will work. It kind of looks like a bruise, huh?

I am feeling good, which has not been the case so much lately. I just wanted to let you know that! I hope you are feeling good too!

5 friends said....:

  1. I really like the color there. The bathroom is lovely.

  2. Yay, Bettsi! I'm so happy things are going well. I've been praying for you. Abby, too.
    You make the most *beautiful* doll dresses! I'm amazed!
    *Bettsi* is doing well ... she was changed into her nightgown last night.
    Blessings to you!

  3. Oh my gosh,the doll dress is lovely!Do you follow a pattern or just freestyle?I just got my daughter an "american girl" look alike doll since we can't afford the real thing from a freecycler along with a doll crib & her clothes are not so pretty so I would love to be able to dress her up & fix the bedding for the crib as a surprise for my daughter since I've been hiding it in the garage since she doesn't look so pretty with what she has on now.Also,how would I know what size pattern to get for the doll?Thanks for any help! :)

  4. You set your timer for 15 minute intervals? I suspect we have another Flylady pupil! he he he I have not been subscribed to Flylady's email for a while now, but I still do my Purse Boogies and Fling Boogies! *grin*

    I'm enjoying your blog!

  5. Bettsi, when you make a heart yoyo for Hetti, please share a photo so I can post it on my blog. Depending on Hetti's size, a yoyo might make a little hat for her....I remember seeing that kind of "flat pancake" hat from the early 1800's.


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