Do you ever wondered where time goes? I do, especially lately. How did it get to be Friday?
My house is starting to feel normal again and I'm excited about several new additions.
The new couch arrived…
… as did an oversized chair with a coffee table-sized ottoman.
Penny Carlson sent me a gorgeous house re-warming present.
Did you know Penny adds a butterfly to each piece? Her signature touch has a meaning behind it. Her mother loved butterflies.To honor her memory, she adds a china butterflies with her initials on it to each piece.
Everyday, more of the old, and in some cases antique, pieces are back in place, too. The fretwork I found years ago at a New York City stoop sale once again spans the doorway between the bedroom and the sitting area/library.
My watercolors are back on the staircase wall.
The freshly washed and starched crocheted edgings (thanks Ruth!)...
are once again in place on the kitchen cabinet shelves.
Even the tiny Goebels woodchuck has found his way back on top of a book cabinet in my office.Unfortunately, I still can’t find the right cord for my scanner, my favorite cutting board, and about two-dozen other can’t-live-without essentials I am learning to live without!
MYSTERY PROJECT UPDATE: Good News! The second draft of Part 1 is done and was handed in earlier this week. The new editor will be out of town all next week and had promised to send me her comments on it before she leaves.
Last night, an e-mail arrived that made my day:
“I read the Part 1 manuscript and I like it! First, this tone is great. I think the organization is working. I love the sidebars. Kudos to you—this is looking great!"
What’s Next? The second draft of the introduction, then it’s on to revising Part 2. I wrote the text based on photos editor #1 chose. The new editor changed most of the photos, so substantial rewriting is required.
SHARING THE LOVE: I'm also excited to say (belatedly) I was one of the four winners of Adla's Vintage Delights' One World, One Heart giveaway. Isn't the purse notepad great? Knitters should be sure not to miss her February 26th post. There are photos of two tiny miniature chicks that are positively irresistible.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: I'd like to thank Brook at The Home That Love Built for the Sweet As Sugar award and Sioban of Vintage Mosaic Boutique for the You Make My Day award. Thanks ladies, much appreciated!
And, to everyone who has left me a comment in the last few weeks, I promise I will get back to you soon.
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I’ve been meaning to share Poppy Lane with all of you who haven’t visited this delightful Tasmanian blog. Scroll down and enjoy Kali’s photos of everything from vintage china and fabrics to flowers and fauna (I love the brushtail possum pix!).