Friday, March 25, 2011

Rain Rain Rain/Pink Saturday!

There is no sign of spring here yet I'm afraid. If my roses weren't covered with all it's new tender growth I would think we were still in the middle of winter!  There have been tornadoes believe it or not here in California. Very unusual believe me! We have had the most miserable storms I can ever remember.  I've been sick all week with a cold to make things worse. :(  I am not good at laying around when I'm sick so I decided to do some more creating.  

I've had this bunny lamp for years and the shade was looking a bit ragged so I gave it a makeover just in time for Easter.  I removed the old fabric which was just a solid ivory.  The shade was not really ever very cute.  I found this adorable cherub fabric on Ebay that had been discontinued.  

I redid it three times before I came up with this.  I might leave it I might not...who knows?  

I embroidered a linen lingerie bag with the design I showed you last week.

Linen hand towel in a pretty new design.

I made another picture frame using a Laura Ashley plaid fabric.  A lot more time consuming than the one I made last week with paper.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend.  Make sure you visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to see what all those amazing ladies have to share this weekend.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy 39th Birthday Brian!

 It's so hard to believe 39 yrs. ago our lives changed forever!  
On March 23, 1972 our first son was born. 
Where did the time go?
His Daddy making him laugh!

Brian Michael
Always such a sweet little boy!
Independence High School Baseball
San Jose, California 1990
He kept us busy with his sports!
Santa Clara County Allstar Football Game 1990
The Charlie Wedemeyer Football Classic
Sworn in as a Deputy for  the 
 Sacramento Sheriff's Dept.  September 14, 1995.
  Such a proud day for us!

Brian and Julie married on May 30, 1998.

June 30, 2000 we were blessed with twin granddaughters! 

Daddy's little helpers!   

March 31, 2004 along came Gracie!

Brian and his girls!

Happy Birthday to a great son, a great dad
and most of all a great person! 
You always made us proud!
Just in case I never told you... thanks for letting me hang all my Barry Manilow stuff on your walls when you were young!

Love, Mom

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

We have had a huge amount of rain here in sunny California!  I am getting pretty tired of it to tell you the truth!  I decided to spend the rainy days doing some crafty things.  I got out my embroidery machine that I had not used for quite some time.  I had to refresh my memory on how to use it but luckily it came back to me!  :)  Google fixed my Picasa photo storage issue too.  They were having problems with orders being automatically canceled.  Thank you to those of you who responded to my cry for help!  

The fun thing about this machine is you can walk away and it keeps sewing! All you have to do is come back to change the color of the thread.  

A couple of linen towels I finished.

I made myself a picture frame for my beautiful granddaughter's picture.
I made a few lavender sachets for Jill's Rose Cottage Chic web site.  

Thanks for visiting me today and don't forget to visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to see all the other participants.  

Monday, March 14, 2011

I Need Help!

Last Friday when I was uploading pictures for my pink Saturday post I received a message my Picasa web storage was full.   I hate to sound dumb but I didn't even know there was a limit. I had to delete some of my photos so I could do my post. I followed their directions and upgraded my storage.  I received a confirmation email and it explained it might take up to 24 hrs. to see the upgrade.  That was Friday and still nothing.  I sent an email inquiring about it and I got an automated response telling me my card didn't go through so they cancelled my order!  I went to where my card info was and it was all correct.  The email said to try purchasing it again.  This time I used my debit card.  Still no added storage!  I sent another email and got the same automated response.  Now they are telling me neither one of my cards will except a 5.00 purchase!   I found a phone number for google and I figured what do I have to lose?  After a long wait I finally heard the voice of a real person only to tell me they don't have any human support for that issue! lol   She told me to do what I had done for the last three days!  The charges show pending on my accounts so I can't figure out what their issue is.  

Have any of you had a problem like this?  Is there another way to store pictures for your blog?  If I don't find a solution then I won't be able to post pictures anymore.   That pretty much puts an end to blogging.  :(  

Hopefully someone has some help for me!  Thanks so much! 


Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Pink/Green Saturday!

Well wouldn't you know something would go wrong and I am not able to post all the pink and green I had planned.  My photo storage is full and I purchased more space but it still won't let me load any more pictures.  :(  I guess it's just as well I have a lot of pink and green!  I don't want to bore you!  :)

The violets are pretty aren't they?  That's because I bought them a few days ago! :)

I love this painting by Cindy was in Romantic Country Magazine.

She did the vintage bottle too.
This little bench was my inspiration piece for my dining room.
This is my bedroom... my walls are painted pistachio by Waverly.

Thanks for stopping by to see my pinks and greens for Pink Saturday.  Please visit  Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to see all the other beautiful pinks and greens.  Happy Pink Saturday everyone!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Remembering My Mother On Her Birthday!

March 10, 1920 - February 24, 2005

Never a day goes by you aren't in my thoughts!  

I stole borrowed this from my niece's blog this morning.  I had never seen this photo before.