Friday, October 28, 2016

Five Things Friday

It has been very busy the last few weeks and something just had to be skipped on the "To Do" list and the Five-Things-Friday posts with Amanda over at Gypsy Moon Quilt Co. are the things that didn't get done. While I didn't share the snapshots of things that made me smile, I was taking note and offering some words of thanks for each one.

So here's a quick look at some of the items this week that brought me the most joy...

I love my chai tea and when Solar Roast in Pueblo, CO had a sale I quickly got my order in! 

I had the help and support of Dave as we emptied the guest room closet of the games and craft stuff left from when the girls still lived at home and made room for the large collection of fabric that my friend recently passed on to me.  I have one more cabinet to go through and then all of my fabric will be in one place!  Woo hoo!

I had the blessing of spending an entire weekend with some special ladies as we served our Lord... this is just one picture of some "down time" between the busy times of getting things in place and completing our assigned tasks.
After four busy days of walking more than 62,000 steps I was welcomed home by our little gal, Shelby... who, obviously did not sleep well while I was gone.  She wanted to be by my side as I got caught up on laundry and other chores but just could not keep her eyes open any longer. 

I haven't had much time in my sewing room this week but I did sneak in there to make up these cute little tea cup pin cushions that will be part of my inventory for next years Farmer's Market days.  The cups and saucers were part of the every-day dishes that my Grandparents had.  I had made several for my mom and for the girls a few years ago for Christmas... It was during the purging of items and moving items from the closet to the basement that I decided it was time to part with the remainder of the set, but kept these final items.  Somethings are just hard to let go of... but I still have the memories 

Be sure you head over to see what brought Amanda (and others) some smiles...

Happy Friday!


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  1. It looks like you had a wonderful week. My little doggie is the same way when I return from being out of town. Those pincushions are cute, and a great way to share something that belonged to your grandparents!

  2. After our children left home, I also reorganized our upstairs for my quilting life. It is so nice to be able to spread out. The cup & saucers are so pretty, hard to believe they were for everyday use. Sounds like you had a busy week. I prescribe some sitting at the sewing machine time with a cup of chai. Blessings, Gretchen

  3. Ooh, I love chai! I've tried making my own, but it just never comes out right. Haven't found the right recipe, I guess. 😋 Looks like you had a lovely week, Melva! Love your tea cup pin cushions! Such a wonderful reminder of your loved ones. Hope you're enjoying your weekend with your sweet little pup! xo