"Boys are found everywhere—on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair
and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket."
Author: Alan Beck

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy 11th!

How ever did we go from this-

to this-

so quickly?

To my son, my darling boy-

There's a reason you were born on Valentine's Day.

For you have the biggest heart of anyone I know.

Happy, happy day!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hide n Seek

If I walked into your home, could I easily spot your sewing machine?  Would it be neatly tucked away in a closet?  Perhaps it would be taking up space on a table in your living room, kitchen, or den.  Would it be covered?  You know, to make it less of an eyesore?

If sew (aren't I clever?), what type of cover would I see?

Are you the practical type?  You know, the kind of woman who uses the hard shell plastic cover that came with your machine.  That's right, the one that says 'Brother' in large, bright blue letters on the side.


Maybe you're an animal lover and you made yourself a cute little cover like this one.

Not smitten by Fido?  Maybe an animal print is more your style -
No? How about dainty, little butterflies?

A devoted Apple fan?  Your cover must look like this -

Although, maybe I've pegged you wrong, and you're a child at heart.  Yes?!  Well then, you must proudly display one of these -

The edgy type, you say?  You've probably got this front and center for all to notice -

If I must be frank.....and I must, I'm not smitten by any of these.  Though the wording on the last one made me smile, I think a paper sack would do more justice to your machine, than smothering it with tackiness.


If you were to come into my home, would you be able to find mine? Here, have a look -

Don't see it?  Here, I'll give you a hint -

Still not sure?  Look a little closer -

That's right.  No plastic, or fabric covers for me.  Think farm girl, think rustic and wooden, think handmade, think primitive.

Think you want one?

Go here, to this lovely little etsy shop I stumbled upon and give your machine the hideaway it deserves.  Not only do they make primitive sewing machine covers, you'll also find covers that will hide your coffee machine, toaster, and other unsightly appliances.  In fact, I'm drooling over this primitive stove top cover as we speak.

It's little finds like these that make my heart flutter.

No offense, Fido.