Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Pillows

Hello Everyone,

I finally finished my summer pillows and I love them!! I took a class last month on how to put cording around pillows and other accessories as well. I love how you can change the style of a room with either cording, tassels and most of all the fabric you select. Thank you Sue!!

I was able to get outside before the rain started here. These are indoor pillows, but, I am loving them on our Adirondack chairs. I might have to go find some outdoor fabric similar to this and make them for these chairs. LOL I also will have to remember to get outdoor cording too.

The colors in this fabric always make me think of Summer. I grew up near the beaches of New York and I have always loved the beachy cottage decorations, the smell of the sea air and listening to the water and sea gulls.

I used two 18" pillow forms, 2 1/4" cording and 5/8 of yard of home dec fabric.

I'm linking up with these parties.

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday United States Army!!

 This is from the website:
"Two hundred and thirty-six years ago, the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the current operations taking place around the world, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 236th birthday commemorates America’s Army – Soldiers, Families and Civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. Being Army Strong goes beyond physical endurance and mental preparedness. It encompasses an indomitable spirit, and high ethical and moral values. These are not only desirable traits in a person, but in a Nation that wishes to live up to the ideals and vision of its founders. We are “America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation."

I am so proud to be married to my Officer! Everyday he puts on his uniform makes me so honored to be his wife. His sacrifice for our country puts me in complete awe. I admire how he and all of our Soldiers keep our country and us safe. It makes me so proud to be an American. Thank you E, I love you so very much!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandma...I Miss You!!

Even though my Grandmother passed away 32 years ago (November will be 33 years), today she would have been 92 years old. I think about her every single day and miss her so very much. I was always with her when I was a little girl and have so many fond memories of her. I remember how excited I would get when I knew she would be babysitting me. She would sit by my bedside and either do needlepoint or read the newspaper until I fell asleep. I remember going to department store with my Grandma and my Mom to go shopping. Somehow, my Grandma and I wandered away from my Mom and since we couldn't find her, Grandma said "let's go in the parking lot and wait by the car for her." While we are waiting by the car, all of a sudden we see my Mom come in frantically into the parking lot with a security guard. She was so furious with us, but, I think it was more fear when she couldn't find us. I remember the smell of her cooking and how we were always together. I especially miss smelling her perfume when she would give me a hug and kiss. 

I wish my Mom never had to go through such a terrible loss. Especially, when she went through her divorce with my Dad. We all needed her during that time. I had such a hard time with her death and I still do everyday.

I always wonder if she was alive today, how things would be different. She would have seen me graduate college, go to my first real job in the city, get my first apartment, fall in love and marry my soul mate. She would have loved E and I know he would have loved her. I think she would have been tickled pink about how I love to sew, love beading (she always did beaded flowers), want to learn how to knit. She made my sister and I beautiful sweaters with matching hats. I definitely get my creative bug from her and my Mom. I always feel when I'm  doing something creative, that she is right there beside me and always will be.

D-Day: Today is 67th anniversary of WWII invasion at Normandy


On this day in 1944 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end the Allies gained a foot-hold in Normandy.





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