Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Every year Sweet Mama and I go to visit family at my uncle's farm in South Georgia. This year is no different. There will be a lot of standing around and talking, eating and later gathering around the burn barrel and more talking!
Friday, November 11, 2011
I have been a little under the weather for the last few weeks. I had to have a root canal 2 weeks ago and had a reaction to the antibiotics. Not a good week. And I am working one day a week AND had to babysit Skippy overnight a couple of nights this week. whew...did I mention my Esty shop has gotten busy too?! I have almost forgotten to enjoy the season.
Because of my tooth/med problem I had to skip Halloween this year...my favorite holiday. A very sad day. We only had one decoration out and it was inside. Normally we deck out the house and yard like this!
When I finally started feeling better I looked out the screened porch and was surprised! My mum from last year was blooming!! Sweet Mama stuck it in a planter last Fall and I guess it liked it and flourished!
I know it is not the prettiest, but it made it through the year!! And you know, I got to thinking, if you persevere you can make it through anything. You might be a little bedraggled but you still look pretty!
After it stops blooming I think I am going to cut it back and see how it does. Who knows, maybe it will come back next year!! I even made an apron that reminded me of it. What do you think? I mixed it with a coordinating fabric that has circles all over it. You can see more here.
I got the fabric at my new part time job at Hancock Fabrics. Yes, I broke down and got a j-o-b. But taxes on the condo are due and I need a little more cash flow. I only work one night a week but I get a discount on things for the shop. I think it is a win/win situation for everyone!
So now it's back to work in the shop. I am making new aprons and adding everyday, not to mention filling orders. Look for more Plus Size aprons and maybe a new potholder style or two!
I see inspiration everywhere, don't you?!