Friday, January 27, 2012

A Very Good Grey Day

The day started out drizzly and windy...very hard to walk 2 dogs that hate to get wet...have you ever heard anything so silly...2 labs that don't want any part of getting wet?  So after following them around the yard with the umbrella, they did what they needed to do and came back in the house.  We went for our regular walk later in the morning.

Called Mom this morning and she was doing great...sounded like her old self...it was wonderful...as we were chatting she said, "The roads are wet, there have already been accidents on the roads you use, I'm feeling really good today, so why don't you just stay home."  I argued with her, but when she said, "Please stay home"  what's a girl to do...I had to listen to my mother.  Andy and I will head over tomorrow morning for a visit.  So after a trip to the grocery store, and a couple of little errands I headed upstairs.  Boy oh Boy...did that ever feel good.  I got to sew for several hours today, and I'm telling you it felt great...I even got started catching up on my DVR'd (I'm not sure that's really a word) shows...2 episodes (one 2 hour one) of Private Practice from October or November.  I started construction on my tiny neighborhood
for Full House...I know I won't have it done by the end of the month for the parade of Schnibbles, but that's OK, I had a wonderful day and I love the houses...I'll finish this for sure and it will be hanging in my sewing room. Stay tuned...LOL!

I just have to share this treasure
I came across when I was cleaning out Mom's villa back in November...I was so excited when I found this.  My Dad used to cut roses from the bushes in our yard, he'd bring them in and give them to Mom...she'd put them in this glass vase that originally belonged to my grandmother...I knew this had to come home with me...and I didn't want to put it in a closet and only bring it out when I had flowers to put in it...I had to put it in my sewing room where I'd see it every time I sit at my machine, or just go in my sewing room to sit in my chair and stitch or just to sit.  So many memories in that one glass vase...Mom, Dad, and my grandmother...now it won't have flowers in it because I don't want water by my machine, but it will hold all my little dog ears from half square triangles and flying geese...makes me very happy.

That's it for my little corner of the world...hope you have a great weekend!

24 comments:

Melanie said...

Perfect idea--- consider it fabric confetti!!! Have a great weekend...

Janet O. said...

Wonderful kind of day--you are dedicated to follow the dogs with the umbrella--I wasn't trying to visualize that. Made me laugh.
Cute little houses. So cheerful in those prints!
What a precious treasure that vase is. Glad you got ownership!

Cheryl said...

Glad you got some time in your sewing room. Your houses are so sweet. What a treasure that vase is.....and all the special memories of those you love attached to it..such a sweet wonderful post! ((hugs)) to you.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Our lab hates to get wet, too! She won't go more than chest deep into water, won't go out to go potty when it's raining, etc. Crazy lab ... and I thought she was the only one who hated getting wet.

There's something magical about getting some unexpected time in the sewing room.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Carol, what a gorgeous antique vase. And what sweet memories it holds.

Angie said...

What an excellent idea for that precious vase, Carol! :) And I adore your little houses; I spent the ENTIRE day piecing ONE house with a 30s print too. :D Yours are waaaay prettier than mine. :/

Ray and Jeanne said...

Don't you just love unexpected time to sew? So glad to hear your mom was having a good day! I love your houses and the lovely vase! ~Jeanne

Sue said...

I'm so glad your mom is having a good day. Glad too, that you got to spend some time sewing. Sounds like a good day.

I love the story of the vase and I know it will keep you smiling as you look at that while you're quilting. What a great idea to throw your fabric tips into it!

Love your little houses you're working on. So many houses in blogland and all a bit different in shape.

Blessings to you, Carol.
Sue

Gypsy Quilter said...

Such wonderful news. So glad mom is doing well. And the vase, oh my, gorgeous! You're smart to keep it out where you can enjoy it.

Jeanna said...

So happy to have you back in blog land!

Glad to hear that your precious Mom was having a good day and I pray for her to enjoy many more.

Nothing better than to get back to the sewing machine after a brief absence. Your blocks are spectacular

Thank you sharing the special vase and it's story.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Kris said...

Carol - Your houses are darling, your vase is gorgeous, I am glad you listened to your Mom and that she is feeling so good!! I love it when my Dad has good days!! Kris

regan said...

You totally made me laugh! I had two labs mixes and neither would touch the water. We lived right on the beach, and every morning I'd take them for a walk, and the ocean would come up the beach a little, and the dogs would move around it, so they never would even get their feet wet! It used to kill me every time! And they were both labs! Sheesh! LOL

Glad you got to get back into your sewing room! And that vase is lovely....what nice memories it will bring up every time you look at it! Sweet!

Darlene said...

I'm so glad to hear that your mom had a great day!

The vase is beautiful and the story behind it is wonderful - thank you for sharing.

Your little houses are so sweet!

Kathie said...

oh I just love those cute little 30's houses, getting time to make something in 30's its winter!
Kathie who is so happy for you that you spent time in your sewing room

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

You could make some fabric flowers to put in the lovely vase. That way you have the flowers, but, no water.

Diane said...

glad to hear you had some sewing time! the little house blocks are cute.
It's amazing how one item from our past can trigger so many memories-the vase is too pretty to keep in a cupboard.

Shelley said...

Love your little house Carol and don't feel bad...I haven't started mine either but I'm going to!! The vase is beautiful and even more so with the memories. Hope your days become easier and we're all thinking of ya:)

Josie McRazie said...

much prettier than the folders coffee can I use! LOL and it will put a smile on your face evey time you look at it!

Sharon said...

Sweet little houses...and glad to hear your mom is feeling well. I have heard that a cure and healing are two different things...you and your mom seem to be at peace with this journey you are on now. Be well...

Gretchen said...

Silly labs who don't like to get wet lol! Did you tell them that they are designed to get wet with their waterproof coat, web feet, and otter tail? (I had a black lab once). Love the beautiful glass vase holding all those great memories. Perfect for your sewing room.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Your neighborhood is looking great! Looking forward to see more :-)

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Love your fabric for the houses; this is a sweet project.

Amanda said...

I'm glad your mother is doing better! It is so relaxing to be able to sit and sew. I am glad you got time to sew. Your little houses are so cute. I have several crystal things from my mom too! Matter of fact they match your vase! Mine are in my hutch for display. I love the memories!

Barb said...

cute houses, how big are they are where did you get the pattern? Love the glass vase.
So funny about the labs - my first lab hated it too. Coco loves the rain and would walk forever in it, lol. I have bought rain boots just to satisfy her.