Wednesday, July 21, 2010

sunshine on a cloudy day

Tiny crochet motifs

At this very moment my kitchen floor is covered with flour, the counters stacked with dirty bowls and measuring cups, but there's bread in the oven. My couch is littered with hooks and yarn; the living room floor looks like it's laundry day circa 1970-something because of all the vintage linens scattered there, but I've got creative energy to burn. The skies are filled with heavy dark clouds threatening to expel a summer storm, but as the thunder rolls through, I've got a happy tune on my lips (more on that later).

So, I thought I'd share the little things that are making me happy this week. It's a good reminder to myself that life is full of sunshine if I just stop to look for it. I don't know about you, but I certainly need the reminder sometimes.

New addition to the living room

Sunshine chair and rainbow zigzag were instant best friends.

Studying for my Spanish translation exam

That's not the happy part. The happy part is that I passed! One step closer to my M.A.


Because everybody needs to act like a kid now and again. 

Vintage floral sheets

Thrift store score. Cheap and bright. Woohoo!

**What's making you smile these days?**

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*I laughed my little pigtails off that night because I went to see Nunsense with my friends Julia and Lucas. The show is hilarious and if you're in town you should definitely go see it. It plays through this weekend. Lucas is the assistant director, and he did a great job!


  1. What a great post. And now I have a happy song stuck in my head. :)

  2. I found your blog from Vintage Swaps.
    I had to laugh at your description of mess in your home. The same is the case here now. When inspiration strikes, let it flow, housework will always be waiting. Congrats on passing your Spanish exam!

  3. Thanks for the compliments! Lucas will be happy to hear them! :)

    Love the chair by the way...did you get that at Derby City Antiques?

  4. I love *all* of this! That yellow chair is an amazing score.

    Can't wait to see the fruits of your creative energy.

  5. I love your sunshine chair. It's a thing of beauty. And of course that ripple blanket....Be still my heart. Seriously. Ignore the piles and mess in your house and create!

  6. Congratulations on passing your Spanish exam! Yippee! I remember you worrying about it a bit during your excursion north. Speaking of which, I went to the mall and walked past Lego Land... I couldn't help but be reminded of you and K as I walked by the dinosaurs. Ah, memories... miss you guys!

  7. Everything looks so beautiful!
    I love the crochet pieces!
    Did you make pincushions?
    Lots of kind thoughts, Camille

  8. thanks for all of the nice comments! i absolutely love reading what you have to say!!

    i found the sunshine chair at the goodwill in maysville. $7 well-spent!

    i did make those pincushions. i've been churning out the lacy crochet lately.

  9. Beautiful things going on in your neck of the woods. Sweet photo of you as well!


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