Saturday, August 9, 2008

We had a great vacation!

I know it's been a while since I've blogged, but as you all know we were on vacation for two weeks; then had lots of work to do when we got back. Also had over 260 emails to go through, whew! Excuses, excuses! We had a great trip to Southern California! My grandaughter turned 6 and we had a lovely party for her: lots of kids and balloons! In this picture, she is blowing out the candles on her birthday cake as you can see! She got a swing set too! I made her a pretty summer dress from some white chenille and fabric of yellow and white daisys with an aqua background, I didn't get a picture of it, but it turned out real cute!
Our vacation was really fun; to see our old friends and spend time with our families. We sure miss them all. We moved to Oregon from California four years ago, so we only get to see them once or twice a year! I'm sure you all know how hard it is to be away from your kids and old friends! But enough of my boo-hoo-ing!

I did some yard-saleing and got a few "goodies" this weekend. Found a cute little chicken planter that they were asking $5, but she sold it to me for $3! I was cleaning it this morning and saw that it is a Royal Copley and it's in great condition too! What a deal! Also, I'm a sucker for picture frames and found two: one is a large oval frame and the other is a rectangle both are made of wood; I think I'm going to paint them both off-white, and use them for family pictures!

I haven't been doing much on my lamps lately, but I do have a shade that a friend would like and I'm going to work on it today. She wants me to make one of my "doily" shades for her, and has been saving lace and doilies for it too! I already have the ribs covered and the lining on, so now the fun part begins! I'll show you a picture when it is complete!

Hope you all have a great week, I'm happy to be back! I have been looking at a lot of your blogs lately and have found some really great posts, you are all so busy!




Adrienne said...

Hi Marilyn -
Welcome back! Glad to hear you had a great vacation with your 'kids'. And what sweet finds you got. When you get a minute be sure and stop by my blog and see what I shared yesterday. I think you'll like it!

Can't wait to hear more from you soon and see what you're up to.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Welcome home Marilyn ! I have missed you . I can't wait to see some more of your lamps .

Charmingdesigns said...

Welcome home...Yes, we did drive up to smith rock, went to Kaneehta (sp) for 2 days, Sisters, one night, went down to the river around crooked river. Madras one night.It was just beautiful Where did you go in Calif?? Laurie