Saturday, June 2, 2007

today's a better day

Today is going to be a better day. Yesterday is done and over with. I can think of the past nine months without bawling. I had so many great things to share yesterday.... and then one word.... breathe.... took it all out of me. Being acknowledged.... knowing someone understood....

My daughter knew yesterday was tough and she stopped by last night just to give me a hug, and this hydrangea flower. I love hydrangeas; they're so romantic and so vintage; and I can hardly wait for ours to grow!

Yes, it's going to be a good day.... Plus it's my day off work so I can go to garage sales if I get going.... It's not raining, so I might plant a few more plants that followed me home from the nursery yesterday.... It's an addiction, I know. But it's my only addiction and it's only a seasonal addiction and my gardens really do delight others.... so I guess you could look at it, that I'm doing it all for others.... Yea....

I wish I had some craft projects to share....but we know that isn't going to happen! But the truth is, I love visiting your Etsy shops, looking at all the creative doodads, and since I'm not so crafty, I love buying your stuff. Makes me feel almost artsy crafty!
Look at this adorable frame I purchased from Jane Says. This is my favorite new Etsy shop. I was a little hesitant when I bought it.... but it is so much cuter than I ever expected it to be from the on-line picture and I'm so thrilled to have it. It arrived so cutely wrapped in tissue paper, yarn, and a little note. You guys are just too nice!

It arrived yesterday and is just too sweet! Not certain where I'll hang it. For now, it's on my bedroom window sill along with other recent purchases--Frazzle the Bird, my crocheted cupcake, and my vintage chenille kitty pillow.

After I saw how adorable it was in real life, I quickly went on line to see what other "bird" crafts she had and found this White Bird Frame for $14.00 and this Sweet Bird Magnet for $6.50. Please visit the Jane Says Etsy store and see what other creative ideas she has. For now, I can hardly wait for them to arrive.

Let's see, oh, yesterday we also observed the first bloom on our rhododendron bush! Yes, it's very late to bloom this year, but it's been trying. You can almost hear it chant.... "I think I can, I think I can...." See, yesterday I had all kinds of good things to share with you!


Jerusalem said...

Oh, I love of all of that and I am so glad today was better. Sounds like the last 9 months were harder than I can imagine, but you are a brave and loving soul for giving of yourself in that way!!!! I am so glad you found Jane - her stuff is sooo cute, and now all those birdies can help you sing a new happy song that you deserve!

the feathered nest said...

Well I'll have to go check her out. I love that black & white checkerboard background.