Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Traveling Drapes

I'm not big on showing Before and After
 pictures of my projects, however.....
This is what I've been up to lately.
Our bedroom has "new" curtains.
This is the after picture.
There is a story about these curtains.
The picture below is from 2011.
We lived in a bigger home.
The picture is showing
our living room, made into our dining room for
Look carefully at the curtains....
They are the same ones I used in our bedroom!
Yup, I saved them.
Do you remember how
 Drop Cloth material was so popular back then?
That is what these are,
 Drop Cloth,  I sewed into drapes.
 Hey, Kimmy!
Remember, how we loved it when I reversed the dining and living rooms?

Well, we moved a couple more times.
Drop Cloth Drapes were put away.
Then we moved into our current home.
Our new bedroom came with green drapes.
I never liked them but they were there, so I kept them.
I did a post, showing how I added lace to the windows for privacy.
It was ok....
  But then I got tired of the green.
So, down they came.
Leaving just the blinds.
Which I really didn't like!
Tom got a new drill for Christmas
and is now very happy to assist with my
ideas and whims.
Down came the blinds.

Up went the Drop Cloth drapes.
Along with new cordless blinds.

Our bedroom is where I write my blog posts.
I'm always finding love notes and surprises
that are left for me by my grandchildren.
 The other night I turned down the bed and
found this note under the covers

Before and After
"Fear the Lord, you his saints,
for to those who fear him have no wants.
Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you how to fear the Lord."
Psalm 34: 9 & 11



Sunday, January 28, 2018

Vacation Time

Tom whisked me away to Cannon Beach.
If you know me,
this is just a small, handful of places,
anywhere in the world,
 that I love to visit.
We arrived to Picture Perfect weather!
A room with a view and nothing obstructing it.
And a friend, too!

During our 6 1/2 hour drive to Cannon Beach,
 we talked a lot about
And we knew where we were going..

How could we go wrong with a name
like this!
We knew just what we wanted!

Tom surprised me with a room that had a gas fireplace.
(It was lit most of our stay.)

The first morning we walked the beach,
even before the sun came up.
 It's a mile down to Haystack Rock,
which looms in the distance.

On the way back, the sun was coming up.

I had to take a picture of this fort.
It was a work of Art!

On our way back to our room, 
we stopped for one more cup of coffee.

The evening news reported that we were in for a
huge storm!
This was going to be the BEST vacation,
I think!
We could see the storm brewing and
 getting closer.
At the height of this storm, it was going to be
 High Tide!!

And it got higher and higher!!

People were lined up all along the bulk head
taking pictures, Tom and I included!

These pictures below were taken from our room!

The waves came up over the bulk head,
over the grass lawn, right up to the deck of our room!
We watched with excitement!
And then the tide started heading back out.
What a thrilling show, God put on for us!
After the tide was way out,
I went for a walk on the beach
 to see what I could find.
Nothing but Sea Foam and weeds.
This is looking back at where we were staying.
My friend was watching me and
 kept me company.
It looks like waves, but it's all foam!
Back in our room, we watched the sunset,
along with my faithful friend.
Our last night dinner at the beach
has always been, Dungeness Crab!
It was a GREAT vacation!!

If you ever get a chance to
visit the West coast,
you can't go wrong stopping and staying
at Cannon Beach!
"The Lord is my strength and shield;
My heart trust in Him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart exults.
And with my song, I shall thank Him."
Psalm 28:7

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