Prairie Blue


...............at my front door spinning...................just some simple thoughts & happenings of an ordinary woman.....

Saturday, July 8, 2017

remember the chair.....

decided to feedsack Granny's chair since her home is now in the shop ....  
 the plan came together today ...  
planning......
stitching....
original fabric....
finished.....

finished.....

............... i am blessed !

Thursday, July 6, 2017

UNION MULE ANTIQUES....

Union Mule Antiques ........ the very place that my heart would pitty pat everytime i drove by........that was thirty years ago .....Mom & i loved to stop in for a little visit occasionally.......
 that July 4th sale was from her estate..... the goods were the best of the best ...... & our son in law was the auctioneer!
those goods were going pretty high ..... but on the second & third round bid i was able to win some of the smaller baskets ...... ( of which there were many!!!)........ the crocks were AMAZING  ( of which there were many as well)  i could afford NONE!   ........   but these are the basket treasures that came home to live with me for now ..... till they are in the arms of others .... continuing the story 
( I find it so touching that our Megan & Marah would be with us many a time to stop in for the visit ..... & Megan's husband was the auctioneer..... full circle heart moment💙)

total of 7 baskets ....
my Mom had glass nesting eggs .... i don't know what happened to them ..... but this basket held these !


 i am blessed  ..........

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

i can't believe........

oh my goodness i can't believe it has been a month since i have stopped in .......... life happens doesn't it?

i had a post ready a few days ago .... didn't go through .... so maybe it wasn't important ...... isn't that like life sometimes  ..... we get so wrapped up in the " importance " of something ....... just to realize it was not worth putting our time & energy into.......... that is why the gospel tells us not to worry ...........
 
hoping your fourth was as exciting as ours ........ we were at an estate auction all day !


i am blessed !

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

where it belongs.....

one more day before the door opens here at Mustard Seed for our Country Neighbors tour ..... the shop has been slightly revamped ..... more room behind the counter (finally)  & my sweet addition is the chair i sat in as a little girl , at Granny's store ...........
     when i was in sixth grade ..... Mom & Daddy built our new house ...... Mom & Gran surprised me when i got off the bus...... i was given this special chair & they had made curtains  , & covered the chair to match .......i still have pieces of that purple fabric.....
      hoping my sweet grands will sit in it and feel the special love & memories it holds ....... it is exactly where it belongs ...... behind the counter with my "store owner" inspiration from Granny May ...... sweet memories!
  
.................,. i am blessed !

Sunday, May 28, 2017

because of this......

because of this ...... 
i can sleep with my windows open ......
listen to the sweet singing of birds ......
watch the first awakenings of the lightening bugs .....
& watch the Memorial Day fireworks in our little town , from my bedroom window ......
 

i am so blessed!

Friday, May 19, 2017

the lace still remains.....

in the recent redo of the craftroom.....
the tiny remnants of lace remain .....
occasionally i think we just need to slow down & look at the "design" of our life ..... 
we are woven into fine intricate little details ...... just like these bits of lace ...... hoping my life shows the " fine details & my lace remains......."
 
.................. i am blessed !

Monday, May 15, 2017

when it all falls in place.....

it has taken me WEEKS to pull this craft room/office together ..... i have enjoyed the transformation of a place that is truly me ..... i am being honest too when i confess to you all .... i probably will still mess up the entire house when i craft projects ..... that's just me & i have chosen to embrace & accept it !!! 

 and my Mom is always close by to cheer me on ..... my best friend .... my cheerleader!
i can hear her in my times of discouragement .... " you just have to come up with a better mousetrap"
 

................................... i am blessed !