Thursday, January 31, 2008
Doesn't this look organized? I even have room for more...which is a big switch from this AM. I could not find anything in here.
I like to keep a well stocked pantry, so I do what I can to keep it full of canned goods. Just in case we have the storm where we cannot get out. We have had some pretty big snows, but since we live in town we get our street plowed once in awhile. As for the driveway...dear hubby gets that honor. He is good about it and works up quite a sweat in the process.
Well, the pantry is just one of many things I am working on organizing this month. It feels pretty good.
Okay, my pasta is done cookin' so I must go and eat some dinner...yeah, I found the noodles to cook. Yes!
Here is the pantry I mentioned in last post, but you will be reading this first, so it will seem backwards. Anyhooo, the pantry in not in the kitchen, sadly, it is in the office. But hey it keeps me walkin' back and forth from one end of the house to the other when I am cookin.' Goodness knows I can use the exercise! If I ever get to design my own home...I will have an old fashioned butler's pantry. But for now this one works quite well.
I survived my ladies weekly study yesterday. Normally it would not be an issue, but I had to fill in for a lady in our church who is considered a Bible Great! NO small task...but she asked me and I said okay. Anyone who knows me well, knows I have taught craft classes for years. This I can do in my sleep, or blindfolded with my hands tied behind my back. But teaching a group of ladies a chapter in Exodus I never before attempted. But much to my surpirse it went great. I think the ladies enjoyed it. We even went way over time. They were all troopers for coming out in the weather we have been having...snow and more snow. But I am glad it is behind me.
I am taking the month of February to get caught up on some stuff around my Home Sweet Home. I started off today with cleaning out my pantry. Since I now have a garage I moved some of the things I don't use often out there...this freed up room for-of all things-FOOD. So now you can see at a glance what is there is to eat. Love that. Previously I got frustrated when I had to dig through cans to find that can of green bean I know I had left.
I shall take a pic of it and post, me thinks!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Here I am in the Thrift Shop were I do volunteer work. I price and merchandise the craft supplies. This is right down my alley, since I love to craft and have some knowledge about most craft supplies. You cannot really see the craft area very well in this pic, but I have a pretty good area to work on. It is fun and gives me an opportunity to do something for My Lord Jesus...my first love!
I finally have my laptop back. It has been on the blitz for about 11 days. So back to blogging.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Anyhow, it was not easy to shoot the picture above, as the button on my camera is on the right hand side, which is my ironing hand, making it was hard to reach over to push the button without getting my left hand in front of the lens. But I did it. I realize this is not a great inspiring photo...but part of my reason for keeping this blog was to document my own life for future generations. So there you have it. BTW, the shirt I am ironing in the photo is a favorite. It has tucks down the front and looks old fashioned to me. If it was more doable I would wear old fashioned clothes everyday. Maybe I will brooch this topic on another day.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
vignette there...so it is unfinished.
This pear shaped glass cloche had some orange flowers in it, on an orange base. I started to paint the base black and then thought I should get a shot of it as a before, so you can see it is partially black on the back side. The next post shows it when I got it painted.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I had been saying it is sad that our grandchildren are not around to build a snowman as we had in the past. So I guess Brennah felt sorry for us and made this little guy. The snow is piling up and making it a bit more difficult to get around, but I do so appreciate God's beauty and will not complain. I do need to get a different pair of boots, though. Mine are leather and they have to be laced up...they are a big pain when I get ready to go anywhere. I had another pair, but can't seem to find them. I think they were a tad tight on my feet so I gave them away.
Thank you Jesus, for the beauty you surround us with.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
I found this lovely necklace at out church thrift shop a few weeks ago. It is pretty heavy and not made of plastic as so many things are today. I really got it to do craft projects with, but now I don't think I have the *heart* to take it apart. I may even wear it when we get a little closer to Valentines Day. It is sitting on my old table in my studio.
I will be posting more Valentine photos over the next few weeks. And probably some snowy scenes from the local area as well. We are getting 'dumped on' big time as they say in this neck of the woods. The snow so beautiful...I do enjoy it.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
I found these great boxes at the $1 Store after Christmas. They came in a package of three for a $1, but were half off because of the after Christmas sale. So I got six boxes for a &1. I liked the colors of them in the store, but when I got them home and opened them I loved the colors. So I decided to use them for storing paper and ephemera in on some shelves in my studio.