Monday, September 1, 2008
Easing Into Fall
My time spent as a mom has been the very happiest of my life. Those years weren't all wine and roses, but it's funny how as time passes, God eases the difficult memories and makes the good ones so prominent. Some of the best memories for me include this guy...
I knew the day was coming...tomorrow my youngest begins college. Timothy, like his sister Emily, has been an extraordinary blessing to us. From the time I had him eighteen years ago, this child has been a joy....a great sleeper, eater, napper and all around happy kid. An outstanding student and athlete, Tim has been pretty successful at just about anything he has set his mind to do. So Timmy, as you head off to school, a tear or two may fall from my eyes, but they are definitely tears of joy and immense pride in you. Onward...
I am so ready for fall!! As I prepared the pictures for this post, I notice that even my latest sewing project seems ready for fall. These are some little guest towels that I made out of a nice duck fabric. I am especially partial to these colors.
Over the weekend, some progress was made getting things ready to paint the sewing room (Mom's room). First of all, our favorite paint store was having a Labor Day sale, so I picked out a pretty color and saved $12.80 a gallon to boot. I chose a lovely light shade of pink called "Oleander." Unfortunately, the color does not show accurately.
In order to actually start painting, there is a domino effect that must take place. To begin with, I need to open up some space in my bedroom to accommodate my sewing cabinet. I ordered a new chest of drawers and the guys moved the armoire out of the room and it now holds the television and accessories.
The old cherry wood buffet, a hand-me-down from my mom, now resides in the living room. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me....I was ready for the change. Once the chest arrives, I will begin moving things from the sewing room to my bedroom and also into storage.
After the family room was set to rights, the fall decorating bug bit me. Even though it is supposed to be 90+ degrees here tomorrow, I still had to do a little something, so I got out a couple of pumpkins...
...and a few fall "leaves." I don't know where I got this little leaf dish, but I love it. There's a picture of my mom on the buffet that was taken about seven years ago.
My little buffet and hutch are precious to me....they are small but mean so much. Our dining room set was the first furniture we purchased as a young married couple.
The quality of my pictures is "not too good," because I am "not too good" with the camera. If "practice makes perfect," perhaps my skills will improve. I hope wherever you are, you are safe and happy. I will be thinking all things Fall, but doing it from inside where the air is cool.
"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." ~Angela Schwindt