Spring is Here!!
Cleaning, Organizing, Planting and Grilling outside....that's What SPRING means to ME!!Well, it happened.....Yesterday about 4 o'clock I HAD to kiss Jenny and Ella goodbye and send them on a plane back to Chicago!!! Boo Hoo!! BUT...they will be back next Saturday!!! Remember that big test that Jon is studying for???? Well, he consented to let them come back the week before the test so he could devote all attention to studying. We are so glad they get to come back so soon!!! That made saying goodbye much easier.
I don't know why but for over 25 years whenever I have a houseguest leave I deal with the sadness of their departure by CLEANING!!! I do the sheets, vacuum, clean the bathrooms....the whole house. Keeps me busy for a few hours then I am tired and go to bed!! That is exactly what I did last night. Put all the baby "stuff" in the closet in Jenny's old room and cleaned out Kristy's stash of weights that had been left in the game room for months. AHHHHHH!!! Feels good!! Spring has finally come to Tulsa!! We didn't have winter but we had a brief bout of summer (temps in high 80's and 90's) in early April and then rain and clouds for a week. The past few days have been glorious....60's and 70's with bright sunshine. So now I am ready to Spring Clean my sewing room!!! As I was dusting and putting things back where they belong....I tend to get things out use them and put them in a pile instead of putting them away?? Anyone else out there do that?? Or am I the only slob?!! Anyway was I was dusting...something I don't do often up there...I ran across this basket which is such a treasure to me. It has lots of "special" things I either inherited or were given by people that appreciate my love for "old" stuff and my love for sewing.
This embroider bag was made and belonged to my maternal grandmother, Orpha Neal. Isn't Orpha a beautiful name? I should have named one of my girls that ...oh well!! She died in 1952 before I was born but I am told she was quite the seamstress. Her love for "all things sewing" must have been in the genes that were passed along to me. Inside the bag you will see her original embroidery floss.
Wait to you see what this box has inside....these are the coolest needle packs I have ever seen!
Last but not least in my "Treasure" Basket is an old jar of buttons. I don't even remember where I got this but I love the jar as much as the buttons. Don't you?
I am not so sure she likes it yet...this is her first attempt.
Gotta run... Since SPRING is here I need to get outside and plant my pots. I LOVE planting, growing and harvesting anything and everything. More to come on that!!! I also have a great SPRING COUSCOUS Chicken Bowl that I will share!! Hopefully tonight when I am done planting and going to the movies/dinner with my hubby.