I have been trying my best to keep busy. The weather is trying to get the best of me, but I am trying very hard not to allow it to win (lol). I ordered some new stencils and they should be arriving in the mail in a couple days and in the meantime I have been busy with making some game boards for my Mom. She decided that she wanted a whole bunch of them just like me, but she wanted to put her boards in her stairwell. Things are coming along and I have been busy trying to help her.
These are the boards that I started out with and then I got those finished and she started begging and pleading for more. Yep, she is greedy (lol). She said that it is so much fun having someone that can make all this stuff for her and to be honest…. she seems to be having a birthday every week. Enough signs for you Mom ~ no more!! ☺ I told her that I would make her some before I started on my wholesale order and luckily for her, my other stencils have not come in yet. Once they arrive….. I will be totally focusing on getting those done just in time for the spring open house at North Shore Primitives. I am pretty excited to see how my items sell. Hopefully they are big sellers!! I guess time will tell.
So, my title of this post is Thrifty Thursday because I have a couple thrift store finds to share with you. Yep, I haven’t been too lucky when it comes to thrift store shopping, but I did find a few things. I have been quite anxious to find a paper towel holder and I finally found one. I am going to refinish this one and if it doesn’t turn out then I will use the same pattern to make my own. Here is the picture. Yikes ~ isn’t that thing ugly? Who in their right mind would put that in their kitchen? Oh, those bright colors just make my eyes scream!!
I also picked up a couple picture frames. Here is a picture of them.
I took the glass out and re-finished the small frame and I am currently working on the 8x10 picture frame. I am either going to put a picture of Abe Lincoln in it or put a stitchery in it. Speaking of stitcheries….. I am looking for someone to stitch some sayings for me. I would of course want them to be prim looking and I am looking for this person to use the back stitch instead of x-stitch. Is there anyone interested in helping me out? If you are then please contact me via e-mail and we can work on the prices. Hopefully someone is willing to help a prim gal out ☺
So, did I tell you all the sad news? Well, I am sad to say that all the “signs” of a baby are now gone from our home. We took Cameron’s crib down about a week ago. It was quite an emotional time for Mommy, but I am doing better. Cameron was never hard to break from anything. It was easy as pie to take the bottle from him, his pacifier was gone in a day and well he did remarkably well with the transition from his crib to his car bed. Whew…..lucky me!
Here are a couple pictures of him while in his car bed for the very first night. My little prince!!
He told me that he was excited to start sleeping in his bed so Qbert could sleep with him. Yep, speaking of Qbert….. that little guy comes home on Saturday and Cameron couldn’t be more excited. I am pretty excited as well, but it will definitely be a challenge throwing Qbert into the middle of everything during the week while my hubby is gone and I have Cameron and this other little boy to take care of. I betchya that I will be busy! Hopefully it won’t be too crazy!
Just in case you all were wondering…. My Dad is getting along nicely. I took him to his follow up doctor’s appt on Monday (during a snowstorm) and he got along great. It took us over 2 1/2 hours to get home when it should have only taken 30 minutes. The roads were horrible and I experienced white out conditions, freezing windshield wipers and semi truck drivers that don’t seem to have any sense at all. Why do they feel the need to drive the normal speed when the roads are snow covered and you can barely see anything in front of you? Ughh, makes me quite nervous to say the least. Anyway, here is a picture of my Dad and I. He continues to wonderfully and is as happy as a lark. He is just so happy and to be honest ~ I have my Dad back and I couldn’t be happier. ♥ ~ I love you Dad!! ~ ♥
Now that is what a happy Father & Daughter look like ☺
Until Next Time ~ Many Blessings to you all. Stay Warm & Safe!!