Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A new day

Good morning Friends ~ Here it is Tuesday morning, partly cloudy, cooler, but still humid.  The sun is to come out later, and sometime late this afternoon a possible T-storm.  I’ve got a load of laundry going and will hang it out to dry as soon as it’s done.  Hopefully it will dry before the predicted rain.  There’s a slight breeze and it really feels so much better outside than it has. I think I’ll go out to work in and around my main garden a bit as it is in much need of TLC.

With the heat and humidity being so awful still, I’ve been indoors mostly except to do some errands, then I hibernate. I am so thankful for my new a.c., it is working just fine. Living in a small home, has it’s bennies, easy to cool and heat. DH reinsulated the attic a few years back, one of his last major project here and it has made a huge difference in the coziness of our place and in keeping the elec. bill down, and with new windows done a few years before attic work, it’s quieter too.  I am so thankful for all of the work he did around here.  He saved us LOTS of money through the years because he could do so much. He was a man of many talents and very artistic too.

Monday while I was out doing errands, I decided to try the Michael’s south of us.  I’ve been to JoAnn’s but not Michael’s. It was an enjoyable outing. I wanted to get some felt, and some beads too and to just look around.  It was amazing and if I had had money to blow, I would have bought more.  There was one candle that really made me ‘swoon’, it was Ashland Spice Market. It was wonderful. I looked for a box of the votives, which they had every other scent of, but not that one, so I did not buy.

I bought 3 sheets of 5 different colors of felt, strings of fresh water pearls and a string of abalone bits. I want to use these with the little crocheted, flower covered purses that I am making. The square bits below are the abalone, the others are the fresh water pearls.

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Below is my work surface. Yesterday after I went to the Post Office, and stopped at the S.A. thrift store, I hibernated indoors, crocheting two more purse backgrounds while watching things on you tube.

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My view this morning.

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I’ve had this statue for years and years, she’s made of concrete, has been broken twice, one by raccoons knocking her over from a 3’ high space, and once from a tree limb falling on her.  DH repaired her. She has a nice crusty patina on her these days.

I always called her the ‘weeping lady’ statue, little did I know the tears that would be shed by ‘FlowerLady’ in the future.

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I found a piece about tears recently and will post the link.

The Health Benefits of Tears.

Yesterday afternoon I made a pizza crust dough in my bread machine and then made an Italian sausage pizza. I ate 1/4, the rest is in the freezer.  Today I want to make stuffed green peppers. I also want to make chicken pot pies, but not today.  Want to get things in the freezer so that when I don’t feel like cooking I can dip into the freezer, pick something out and heat. Smile

That’s it for now.

Count your blessings.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

16 comments:

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Lorraine, first, I couldn't agree more about the benefits of tears. That's why the good Lord allows us to cry, I believe. It is healthy to do so. I worry about people who "hold them in," afraid to appear weak.

I love your view! And you and my mom would get along famously, as she loves to crochet. Beautiful work you have there.

FYI, my blog address has changed. I'm already having a few regrets, but I hope I don't lose touch with my blogging friends who may have trouble finding me now.

The new address is href="http://dayleallenshockley.blogspot.com/"

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You are so creative. I enjoy seeing that. I used to be more into those things,but my interests have shifted.I spend more time working with my pictures now.

Leslie said...

It sounds like so much fun crocheting and watching YouTube. I love days like that. I can't wait to see how your purses turn out! I'm hoping to do all my Christmas shopping on Etsy this year.

ChrisC said...

I love the abalone.I just like the look of them.Your statue is gorgeous!
Yes,I think the weather has finally turned.This evening is almost quite pleasant out.I feel the drop in the humidity.Yea!

Morning's Minion said...

I always enjoy looking at your dainty and pretty needlework. The bits and pieces used in crafting are so interesting in themselves--then each crafter puts her own stamp on them in a particular project. I can only imagine the reaction of my cats if I was to bring in beads and such!

Betty W said...

Your purses are so pretty. I think fall has finally come here to our state. I hate hot humid weather and we had alot this year. I really like the statue you have in your garden.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Lorraine, Yes---tears are good and we all need to cry at times... You don't need to be 'strong' ALL of the time. We know how much you miss your Sweetie... I would be the same way if I lost George.

I have always liked Michael's--and glad you enjoyed visiting there...

Hugs,
Betsy

Paul Forster said...

Love your weeping lady statue. Thanks for Tears link. Read it and put on my desk top. I have shed more tears in the last 18 months than in the rest of my life time. Nice to read about the healthy release of emotional tears. God be with you dear lady! I love your openness...it is refreshing!

KathyB. said...

Such beautiful pearls and abalone to add your purses. You are so creatively talented.

Tears, truly precious, especially those of a righteous person. Flower Lady, thank-you for sharing your heart , your home view, your creations. You are one of the people that make blogging special.

Sunray Gardens said...

Looks like you are keeping yourself busy and with some interesting projects.
Cher Sunray Gardens

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Lorraine - your work is so beautiful and
THANK YOU FOR MY GIFT THAT ARRIVED TODAY ALONG WITH THE SPECIAL CARD
AND YOUR WONDERFUL WORDS.

gld said...

The weeping girl statue is a beautiful addition to the garden. She makes me feel like crying....

Your work table top looks like a piece of art!

Beautiful creations.

I baked things for the freezer this morning too.

tina said...

So glad you are comfortable in your house. That is a must for being happy I think.

Sallysmom said...

Somehow I missed this when you posted. But as for tears, it seems as though so many things make me cry as I have gotten older. Much in the world is good, but so much is bad. The world has changed so much since I was a child. There is much I miss. I know you do too.

Diana Studer said...

your work space looks so promising and inviting. Life happens, and I hope you are finding a new way forward.

Jane said...

Such a cozy little home you have, Rainey! It's good to know that if we must shed tears that at least there's a health benefit to it! Can't wait to finish with all the canning and gardening so I too can do needlework and watch Youtube. I started watching Tales from the Green Valley, but had to stop midway through to can up pumpkins and grapes.