I have posted a picture of this wall before but not for SPT. It is just as you walk in my front door and is my personal history in photographs. There is a picture of me as a baby in my mother's arms, pictures of both children at various stages right up to Alyssa's graduation picture. There are pictures of my granny and my great grandmother. Mitch's mom and his grandfather. This is a collection of my favorite photographs. I feel nostalgic looking at these pictures. They can evoke happiness or tears depending on my state of mind. The faces of all the people who have had the most influence in my life can be found here.
One more post card arrived today. This one is from rock paper scissors. It is really cute and has a lot going on. On the front is a frisky little dog (he is a thumb- ink print) a little dog bone tag that says happy new year and a Chinese symbol stamp that is meant to bring good fortune to the recipient. I'll take that! On the address side is a picture of a drawing of a little girl putting on her shoes and a little dog helping her. hatu is stamped in the bottom corner and there is a little dog bowl with the name Ruby on it. Another little work of art delivered right to my mailbox!
If that wasn't enough to make me smile today I went to the fabric store to buy the fabric for my "Granny Quilt". I didn't take a picture before taking it to my aunt, but I bought a print in a soft lilac background with roses and a solid piece in a tea stain color. My aunt didn't like the solid piece but I told her to trust me. She likes the brighter more bold colors. I wanted something soft, almost aged looking. I'll post pictures when she gets the top together. While at the fabric store I couldn't resist these. I am so weak!
Notice a trend here? I guess I am diggin some paisley. I also went to hobby lobby. That place overwhelms me. I always feel like I can't possibly look at everything. If I go down this isle I am sure to miss something on that isle and who has time to go down all those isles? I did find the clearance isle. I have an internal homing device for a clearance isle and I was once again weak!
I had almost given up on the idea of aqua in my kitchen but look how good these plates look with this fabric. I bought it for purses but I may have to go get more. It looks like it was made to go with these clearance plates ($3.30 each) and who am I to try to keep them apart? Hey I'll use a coupon and if you get it on sale it can't be used in the "you have too much fabric already" argument, can it? I didn't think so. I know I can count on you crafty girls to back me up. OK enough time spent blogging. I need to spend some time actually doing. Reading Rebecca's blog today made me feel like such an under achiever.