Monday, July 9, 2012

Winnings in the mail and Thrift Store Find :)

My goodies have arrived from Miss Linda Lee of  Cross 'N My Stitches! She recently had a giveaway and my name was picked! How exciting to receive such wonderful goodies in the mail. Thank you Linda, it certainly made me smile to find such a wonderful package filled with all sorts of wonderful things inside!
I decided to take a drive today to mail off a letter to my son and to stop off at a shop called Grandma's Attic. They don't have an internet site..I sure wish they did! They have a lot of neat stuff in there..lots of treasures..mostly country/prim things. All resale things and very reasonably priced.
I spotted something really neat and decided it was to come home with me. I am thinking of painting it perhaps, it is made of pine wood I believe and very sturdy and solid.
Perfect for my stitching supplies! :)
Isn't it beautiful!! It measures 10 wide x 14 1/2 inches long! Much bigger than it appears in the picture.
I will certainly get a lot of use out of this wonderful wooden box :)

The one little hummingbird let his secret out and has told all his friends and family about the wonderful spot where they can get fresh fixin's! LOL! We are now up to 4 hummingbirds fighting daily over a spot on the is quite amusing to watch these amazing little creatures from God! :)
Here is a picture I snapped of two of them...
Not sure if I have told you the latest on the weight loss front..but I am now up to 45 pounds lost..holding steady...still walking every chance I can get. The past couple of evenings I have walked 2 miles each night (well, except last was just way too hot outside!)...I feel so much better to have all that weight off of me!!
I have been unpacking all the craft boxes up in my sewing room and I cannot believe how much "stuff" there is that has accumulated over the years. Way too much. We have to figure out some sort of system of how I will be able to store things...a shelving system or cabinets will have to be put in the room being as there is none up there at the moment..for now I am just putting things in piles and trying to organize.

I hope you are all doing well and having a great summer so far!


  1. What nice goodies you won. Congratulations on losing and keeping off the weight even with the stress of the move and your son being away - kudos to you! And you've given me an idea with that lovely wooden tote you found. In my basement is a shoe shine box my husband made in grade school, more years ago that he's probably care to admit. Hmmm... it just might work!

  2. Hi Girlfriend. I just love the box you found at the thrift store. I'm getting ready to post on my blog and will be putting a picture of one I found as well. I think you and I think a lot alike. The second I saw the one I found I thought, "Cross Stitch!" I'll be painting and then glazing mine. Your box is larger than mine, but after reading your post, with all your stash, you need the bigger one!

  3. Congratulations on your weight loss! That is awesome!

  4. Congrats on your win! Love that box ~ great find! And what a great shot of the hummers!


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