If you stuck around after the past two downer posts, thank you. Hopefully this blog contains more happy than sad, but I've always tried to keep it real. In reality there are going to be sad times.
It wasn't a sad time when I went to the mailbox on Friday because inside was a present for me. I am not usually lucky when it comes to contests and drawings, but twice in a short amount of time I WON!! First I won fabric from the Sew Mama Sew blog. If you haven't been go check it out. The blog is full of great inspiration and tutorials and Sew Mama Sew the fabric store is full of, well what you'd expect from a fabric store...fabric. But they have all the good stuff. The much sought after cool stuff.
Not long after that I got lucky again. Mr. Cutiepatootie Jack drew my name to win 4 vintage table cloths. His mom was so kindly offering them as part of her birthday-week blog party. Sarah gave away presents to celebrate her birthday. Thank you Sarah!!!
They are all so pretty but the aqua one on the right... the softest linen you've ever felt. Yummy, and it's my favorite color. I naturally navigate to cool soothing blues and greens so imagine my surprise when I took this fabric to the cutting counter at Joanns.
I didn't notice when I was putting fabric in the cart that it was nearly all reds (the others were neutrals). I didn't go to the fabric store with any plans for buying fabric, I went because Simplicity patterns were 99 cents, but it would be crazy to make a trip to the fabric store and not buy a little fabric, right? Hey, it was all on sale. Anyway, just browsing with no real plan for the fabric, this is what ended up in my cart. Interesting, considering my feelings for red. Remember how I hated the big red couch? Then last night after a quick trip to walmart for pool chemicals and toilet paper, I came home with this.
A sassy little red dress. On sale for $9. I was a little apprehensive about wearing it to church today. This conversation took place between Alyssa and I.
Me: I can't wear this, I look like a hoochie.
Alyssa: No you don't. It's cute, not hoochie at all.
Me: I can't trust your opinion, your hoochie scale is different than mine.
Alyssa: You have the hoochie scale of a sixty year old woman.
I wore the dress.
That was going to be the end of the post but I just remembered one more thing, another unplanned item from the walmart trip. Someone asked what kind of hooks I used on the peg board. They were some Mitch had in his shop, just a random assortment he probably bought at Lowe's. I used all that he gave me and needed a few more. I was, (as LLA would say) stupidly happy to find this. It was cheaper than buying the different hooks separately.
And the kit came with these cute little red cups and the little round containers with lids. Hmmm... more red.