It hit my local book store today...Handmade Home, the newest book by Amanda Blake-Soule, Soule Mama. I wanted to see it before I bought it so I didn't go the "pre-order on Amazon route", which made it so I had to wait until it hit stores, but I did decide it needed to come home.
There are adorable ideas, some things that while nice to look it I'll likely not make, but there were far fewer of those projects than you find in most crafting books. No, this book is very cool, and worth the price. My favorite project, at least the one I'm most jazzed about starting, is the blanket made out of old bed sheets. I have one set of sheets already, but I need a few more to get the nice variety that she has...which made me fall in love with it.
Quite a few of the projects jumped out at me, so hopefully this will get me to spend some time at the old sewing machine. I'm so easily distracted by other things. I told my friend I need a life coach...not the kind like on Oprah, or something, where they get your emotional/spiritual path in order, but I need a buddy to just spend all day doing stuff with me. I'd be far more focussed if I had a pal to garden, sew and do home improvement/cleaning projects with. But since I'm not in a position to pay for a friend...hehehe, I guess I'll have to find another way to be less distracted...but a life coach is such a brilliant idea.
So does anyone know where, in NH (or Southern Maine, I guess) that I may procure some vintage bed sheets, with big beautful floral prints? Goodwill never seems to have much for that. I'm going to check in of the Antique shops on Route 4, but any other good ideas? I can't handle yard sales, I'm looking for someplace that "usually has that sort of thing"...you know anywhere?
Oh, so I tried to go the bank today, and couldn't...why? My bank had been robbed, only half an hour to 45 mintues before I arrived. I had to go the ATM and pay a fee to get my money out. Isn't that all just crazy!?
Also crazy, is when the sun is shining and it's raining. I love when that happens. It's a nice reminder that even when it's raining the sun is still there, just not so visible, but it is still there. I thought of that when I looked out my rain streaked window to see the sun blazing through the clouds, which brought me on a little spiritual, mental journey.
The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Psalm 19:1