Thursday, February 18, 2010

This makes me happy...

♥ Nanny's pie safe ♥

It sat in the bedroom that my sister and I used as "our" room, right beside the kitchen. Just brought this from storage at my dad's now that we have room for it in our dining nook. I plan to keep my most-used craft tools in it. Maybe I'll post a picture of that after I have put things away (right now just my sewing machine and basket are inside).

This pie safe was one of Nanny's favorite pieces of furniture, the one thing she said I should keep from her home. I never knew her to use it for pies, just for storage of things like books and games for us to play, maybe some table linens and pantry extras. It makes me happy to have this reminder of Nanny in my home. I miss her so much. How I wish she could have known Tessa; Nanny died when Seth was 2... oh how she loved him and she would have adored T. She's always in my ♥...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Worry is a waste of imagination...

♥ this quote I read a few minutes ago on one of those church signs by the road:

"Worry is a complete waste of imagination."
(googled it and I think it can be credited to Gary Lockwood)

So true... the Bible tells us not to worry... but we do. Forgive us, Lord, for not obeying you and laying our burdens at your feet. But oh, how human we are and how quickly we forget.

I haven't been crafting much lately. I seem to be in more of a purge mode and for some reason, I can't seem to do both things simulaneously. However, yesterday I went to stamp club and we made some wonderful fabric flower pins (something I've started collecting supplies to make lots of). I ♥ them.

Hmmm, you may be thinking, well that's pretty but where's the stamping? We used the Stampin' Up Flower Folds die to cut the flowers (it works in the Big Shot). But never fear, we stamped too. Made these cards:

Happy ♥ Day! May you find time to spend with your loved ones, may you be free from worry and may you find some time do be creative!