Sunday, August 12, 2012


Low humidity in these parts and a welcomed break from the A/C as well as the electric meter.....been absent for a couple of weeks but I have been checking in on all your blogs and marveling as your progress and fancy, I've been being a slug!   Well not really, but close.   Been coming home most nights to get in the pool for an hour and do some aqua-zumba!   Started another long-term makeover but I am not ready to divulge any of the details yet......want to see how it goes first.  Been stitching up a storm, been sorting 35 years of files.  (Found some checks of my father's from 1966!  Really....what possessed me to keep them??? Can you say shred!)  I mean really, I have every owners manual to every weed-wacker and every can opener we have ever purchased!  Time to clean out the unnecessary papers.

A few years back, Mr. W. took over the bill paying but he doesn't file anything.   I was told hands-off because off course I didn't know the first thing about paying bills.   You know the drill.....wonder how we never ended up in credit and collections during the first 33 years of marriage especially since some of those years were lean ones.....but I digress....point is, there are many ways to do a job and his way and my way are different......problem is when he needs an owners manual or signed contract or receipts for taxes I am flipping through papers.   Since he is away, I decided to tackle the mounds of papers and organize them.....after all there is a reason the alphabet is in that order.....makes it easy....take it from one who stores her spices alphabetically.......again, I digress.....point is, I have been spending an hour or so each evening sorting papers, creating binders with current contracts, etc. and manuals and an hour or so in the pool...leaving me little time to blog.  

So what promised, here are some junk shopping finds!

Here is the new home for the bench ($60) which means the bench that was here replaced the baskets in the bathroom and the baskets from the bathroom went to my sewing room and that is a whole other post.
 The sewing stand....($30)...the veneer is a bit scuffed in one place but it added to the character.
 It found a home in my newly created sewing/reading corner in my bedroom.  (Oops! haven't made the new curtains yet but that is a fall/winter evening project....not for this time of the year when I get be outside every evening!!)
With my etsy botanical prints and my dollar store blue birds and the $1 plate that I laced ribbon through.

 My $4 basket that INCLUDED the flowers
 The coolest locker baskets.....$10 each
 which I took no time at all to fill with fabric....
 My Campbell's tin for $4 which I just had to have for my kitchen.   Gives me the retro vibe I love.
 And last but not least, I got two of these little gems for $2 each....perfect for when I host stitch night!
Stay tuned, my next post may even include stitching!


Jennifer M. said...

Loved your post tonight. The bit about your organizing project made me laugh. Hopefully that project won't take you too much longer to finish.

Love your decor. Very cute touches for your home.


Catherine said...

Great finds! I love that bench and sewing stand!! Your sewing/reading corner looks so comfy...