Sunday, January 25, 2015

Last Sunday in January

After living though drought, I find the fog and the gloom and the cold a blessing. The dripping trees and the dripping plants are all such a wonderful treat for me.

This morning, every thing was dripping like it rained. We are going to get rain next week so I am so happy about all of it every single day. Every morning when I wake up I feel like I am waking to the best day that there ever was. Rain and fog are like that to me.

Though, I get to where I am crazy for color. So yesterday, I just had to make something to bring in some color. Cleaning out the closets and the cupboards I have ran across things. I found one of Emilie's old umbrellas one day. I knew just what I was going to do with it. Living in the desert like we do, umbrellas don't get used very much so this one looks brand new.

 It is very simple and fast. I went to Micheal's and all of the spring flowers are 50 percent off and if you used that 40 percent coupon they would be pretty cheap. I knew what kind of tulips I wanted so I bought five bunches of them  and put the stems inside the top of the umbrella. Then that little part that goes around the umbrellas to keep it from unfolding just put that around and you have your spring bouquet. I didn't have the right kind of stuff to make a bow so I used this. It makes me happy.

I love the colors.
I think fresh ones would be nice too.
Since it is almost February, I just want to think of hearts. I made this out of some more things I had in my closet that I didn't use last year. Yep, another quick and easy craft.

I painted a old fence board, then scrubbed it up after it dried with sandpaper. I had this heart I had made out of ticking and glued it on with wood glue. I love wood glue. Then drilled a couple of nail holes and I have this hanging plaque. I like fast.

I loved how dripping wet this bottle brush plant was. I was taking pictures and It was dripping so much I got all wet.

Last night, it was so foggy you couldn't see down the driveway. There was a cat fight or maybe a fox committed a murder. I tried to do CSI on the crime scene and didn't come up with any clues. I went out to check because there was so much fur I thought it was one of my Silkies. I will spare you the details but it was really gory. As I was looking at it, Ron's take on it was " He just thought it was another case of the Catfields and the McCoys " I thought it was so cute I just had to share it with you.

I hope you are having a lovely day. It is has been so nice to have lots of hooking to do. I sold two rugs.
I feel so honored and thankful for that. I feel so blessed to be able to do what I love. Dreams really do come true.
Have a wonderful day,

" Because your lovingkindness is better than life,
my lips shall praise You."
Psalm 63:3


Pom Pom said...

Hi Kim! The tulip/umbrella bouquet is so cute!

TexWisGirl said...

laughing! :) love the umbrella and tulip decor!

we had one morning this past week where the fog was so thick, i thought it was raining, too.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Congrats on your rug sales. Now you can buy more wool ... grin :)
So happy you are getting rain.
Hugs :)

Jacque. said...

Wonderful the projects! Especially the umbrella tulips. xo

Nancy said...

Aren't you a ray of sunshine today....Thank you for the pretty ideas to brighten things up. I love the umbrella idea and I am going to make one tomorrow....So glad you are getting all this rain...It's sunny and beautiful here today and I am enjoying that too....Hugs....Can't wait for my package to arrive....

Kessie said...

I love the umbrella tulips! I think suddenly they'll pop up everywhere now. :-)

I'm so glad you like the fog! I think I would be very depressed, though--I was walking in the sun today, thankful for blue skies. :-)

Gumbo Lily said...

Rain and fog and drippy-ness is all goodness after you've been through a drought. I'm glad you're getting wet. I really like the umbrella bouquet. It looks very real to me. I wouldn't tell anyone.

Gail said...

May you never know drought again.

Nellie said...

I am glad you are sounding so happy, Kim! Hopefully this is breaking the drought cycle! Loved this post! xo Nellie

Kim said...

Whoa, the umbrella thing is so cool! I love it. Now I have to go umbrella hunting. Enjoy your weather ;)

Julia said...

I like the umbrella door vase. Enjoy your wet day.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Anything "mattress ticking", is a winner !!
We have also had a lot of fog, (along with snow). Fog has a way of blanketing the house and it's always a good time to stitch, hook, punch ;)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a neat idea ... flowers in that umbrella. So cute.

It's funny ... I was a little bummed with the rainy, dreary day we had here. Reading your post this morning put it in perspective for me. ;-)

Debbie said...

i always LOVE everything you make kim but that umbrella, wow, pow, it's just awesome!! love that cute little heart as made one for me a while back, i keep it on a shelf in my home office!!!

Alica said...

I'm glad to hear you're getting some moisture! We're having snow today...and I'm looking forward to sunshine. Love those bright's a sure way to brighten up a dreary day!

Patrice said...

I think your umbrella door decoration is wonderful! You are so clever. It would certainly fit in here, since we have had so much rain lately. If this were snow, we'd be buried under a lot. We have lots of mud everywhere. It amazes me how we can have so much moisture in the winter, and drought most summers. Oh, well. God always gives us what we need. I hope all is going well for you and your family.

Kerin said...

Your pictures are so pretty. Love how the springtime umbrella turned out.. so pretty and cheerful.
Cute valentine decoration also.
Yay! I'm so happy for you that you sold more rugs!! Congratulations!!

Enjoy this rainy/foggy weather you are having.


Gloria said...

I love the spring time umbrella, and your cloth heart on the weathered board. Very sweet! I thought the flowers were real! :)
Happy Monday to you!

annie said...

I love that on your door!
I esp. would not have thought of wood glue on the fabric heart,hhuummm!
I love the fog too!

Anonymous said...

I have noticed, too, that the ground is still damp, and it must be from the fog, because it's not from rain! Moisture is good.

Diana Ferguson said...

Cute door decor!