Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Few Things to Look Forward To...

After some of the most amazing weather, we are back to the cold, drizzle and N.E. wind...Brrrr!!!

But spring is almost here and I'm looking ahead to what that brings!

So excited about the Farm Chicks show in June!! Can't wait!!!! Being with dear friends, meeting new ones and Vintage Shopping!!!! Yes sirree Bob!! So looking forward to this annual trip with my dear, sweet friends!
My favorite new tool required for all future antiquing events! This awesome bag on wheels that my friend Tami gave me last year! It folds up into a little package about the size of a Bible, but when it's out, cuz I can fit many a thing into this baby and I'm not afraid to do it!! A must have!!
Guess I should work on my tan too, because I DO NOT look like this now! More like the white shelving in the picture!!
I'm hoping to hit the Two Women antique show in Spangle this year too. Just hasn't worked out, but I love their stuff and do manage to see them at other shows. I really want to go see them! Got a great old farm table from them last year...Love It!! You can see a corner of it in the picture. It's the green one on the right!
I love their poster and they have a necklace just like it that I may need to purchase!!
Love this! In a quilt shop in Waterville. Another favorite stop along the way to the Farm Chicks.

And I can't wait to get my garden in again this year!!! I've got some broccoli and cauliflower starts growing in my kitchen and hope to put them in the ground in a week or two. Notice this is a picture from last year and I am not including one of how it looks now!!!! The raspberries are cleaned out and tied up, but the rest, not so pretty!! I only want you to see my pretty things!

Had fun visiting with the girls last night after work. They were scapbooking, but I didn't have much time, so just admired theirs and ate their food!! Win Win!!
Tyler's been sick, to the doctor, missing school and soccer. Not fun. It's so hard for the high school kids to miss a day as they are instantly behind. So, they go to school when they are sick, get everyone else sick and can't keep up with things anyway!
I quit my kitchen shop job today, after 7 years. Hard, but not getting many hours and don't want to work so much in the summer. I so hate to let people down! I asked my hubby if he would quit for me, so I wouldn't have to see the disappointment in my boss's eyes! He laughed and said, "if you really want me too!" Isn't that sweet? Or maybe he only said this because he knew I'd never take him up on it!!!
Working on a Buggy Barn quilt and can't wait to get it all together. I haven't used my sewing machine in so long, but it sure feels good to be back at it! Too bad laundry, bills, errands, meals and cleaning all get in the way of my fun!!
Have a great weekend everyone! And don't forget to set your clocks on Sat. night!!


  1. Holly,

    First of all, you need to go to this web site. Do a little looking around.... you will be excited!!

    And thank you so much for your encouragement, I sure appreciate it. I know that everything will work out. I just hate not knowing what to do. I feel peaceful just knowing God is in control and that my daughter has a good heart and a good head on her shoulders.

    I think my Mom has gone to that quilt shop in Waterville. I'll have to ask her. I've never gone to the Antique show in Spangle, I'll have to check it out.

    Thanks also for all the tips the other day for the show. Do you by chance know where your friend got your neat cart? I'm tempted to check into getting one.

    Let me know what you think of that website :)

  2. Spring fever! You got it. Too bad our kiddos are sick with something besides Spring fever. I think Max will go to school on Friday. Hoping and praying he goes.

    Big step leaving a job and I will miss you in downtown Lynden.

    Have fun at all your shows. The bag cart dealio is from Office Max.

    PS- I can't wait for your garden either ;)

  3. I was so excited to see the man who played the father on the Walton's was in this movie. And, the folks who made Fireproof, Facing the Giants and Fly Wheel are making a new movie. So excited!!!

    Thanks Tami, for mentioning where the cart was from.

    :) Erin

  4. Holly,
    Oh I do wish I lived close to you. I would be your flea market friend for life. I would love to leave my part time job and catch up on all my crafts and sewing. I find it hard to believe that five hours a day keeps me from getting the things done I want to, but it does. Your garden is huge and so pretty. I thought ours was large but I think yours is twice as big. It is raining here and melting all the snow. Yeah! Hoping for not as much rain as last spring though because it ruined our garden. Not enough time for growing. Your cart is awesome I need to check out Office Max. I have one that is a crate that folds up on wheels with a handle that pulls out. Yours is so much more girlie!

  5. I'm envying your garden! Beautiful area! So fun to have you stop by last night - next time you'll HAVE to finish your DD!!

  6. Your garden is beautiful. I'm sure it will be that way again in no time soon. Lots to look forward to, isn't life grand?

  7. Holly-

    we decided to go to Baker on Sunday. Hope ty may go... Brian interested?

  8. Oh JOY!!
    Blessed are the fickle.

  9. What a Beautiful Garden, WOW!!!!

    I can't WAIT for the Farm Chicks Show ;) So thrilled, I really hope to link up and meet you! You seem to know the places to hit!!

    Erin is right, I may too need one of those "bag lady carts" ;)

    Such fun, Spring come onnnnnnn

  10. Just wondering...
    when it's my birthday are you going to show pictures of me like you did for Tyler starting with Betty as a child and then move slowly into the older version?

  11. Absolutely!!!! And then of course detailing all of the events of our first best friendship it all started, where we are now, and our ten year plan, and then onto eternal bliss with our heavenly Father!!

  12. I want to pick that garden up and bring it here! I LOVE the stack of quilts too, very cool!