Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My apron arrived today

My apron from the Vintage Linen Remix Apron Swap arrived to day and I would like to show it to you. Also in the package were 4 little napkins, 2 in a pea fabric and 2 in a carrot fabric and a recipe for snowy mashed potatoes ( mashed with cream cheese and sour cream). Many thanks to my craft partner, Caroline. Don't you love the name Caroline?!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Two issues

Recently I won this darling apron and matching gloves from Carolyn's Kitchen. Isn't it the cutest?!!! Receiving notification that you are a winner is as much fun as receiving the package.

My second issue is prom dresses. My daughter is looking for a long prom dress and what is on the racks is shocking. I do not consider myself prudish at all, but the backless, low-cut, plunging neckline, slinky dresses that are being offered are not at all appropriate for teenage girls. We are constantly being told that our daughters are given unrealistic images of size and shape and that sex is everywhere they look. We went to the BCBG store and the largest size they had was a 6!!! I don't care what size you are or how thin you are, it is not appropriate for a teenage girl to wear what is being offered by many manufacturers. We found a great dress by Jessica McClintock that is beautiful, flattering and modest while still being very stylish. I'm glad that's taken care of...until the next dance.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Another Easter Basket

Today I received my second swap basket. This one came from Andrea at Vintage Bella Studio. Lots and lots of craft supplies along with bubble gum! The cute little egg shaped pieces in miniature egg crates. Yum, yum. I took a few pictures in hopes of showing everything.

Signs of Spring are finally surfacing in the Midwest. We had a long, cold winter and everyone is anxious for some warmth and sun. This morning I saw buds on the trees and bushes, some bulbs in bloom and SUN!!! Everyday you can heard the landscapers doing the spring cleanup. My chives and lovage are up in the garden. It will be another 6 weeks before I can put any annuals in the ground.

Monday, April 13, 2009

MyVery Vintage Easter Basket Swap

My Easter Basket arrived from Alissa and here is a picture of what I received.
Candles, a bunny, candy, pencils, fabric, magnets, a hook, oh my! Such a thoughtful collection of items. Thank you so much, Alissa.
Now that I have a camera and can read the manual, I hope to be more diligent about posting pictures. I love looking at pics on other blogs and hope it makes my blog more interesting. And I will work on improving my photography skills.