Thursday, June 18, 2009
~A LOVE OF HOMEMAKING~
This little pillow reacquainted me with a lovely person I met on ebay some years ago..and then lost last year.
My hobby is homemaking and I love it. Would it make sense then that I love to clean?
I am a "closet" cleaner I guess. I remember I used to deny my love for cleaning. Back in the fifties..everyone wanted to get out of the home and go to work. Not me. I really enjoyed being a homemaker.
I loved to wash and iron..hang beautiful white clothes on the line...(we used to do that you know) and there was such a joy and satisfaction in seeing it all finished and beautiful. I haven't changed. Of course there were bad times when I HAD to work..but being home was what I loved.
Decorating is one of the most rewarding things I do. I love buying things for my home...always have.
Then I discovered ebay and all sorts of things, usually Shabby Chic things..quilts, pillows, dishtowels became available to me. Things that were different. Things handmade and some old and beautiful things and some just second hand. Mostly though I found I was interested in handpainted items, exceptional sewing and crafts.
Things I no longer do and things that someone does much better than myself.
Rebecca of A GATHERING OF THOUGHTS is someone I met on ebay years ago. I loved her work and had lost her for awhile. Then one day I found her in our community of bloggers and was overjoyed.
I have a hand painted lamp by her, pillows and as many things as I could get. Her tiny Christmas tree, cross-stitched onto a beautiful little pillow is my favorite I think.
I fell in love with this lovely little pillow and it is going in our guest room. My favorite room in the house.
Since I found her again..I have been catching up..and added a few of her lovely pillows to my collection. I am also thinking of Christmas! I have daughters and granddaughters that would love one of Rebecca's creations! IF I CAN PART WITH THEM!
Look how beautifully her pillows come packaged. And always with a little gift to make you feel special..
Thank you, Rebecca. Everything is just beautiful. I appreciate your hard work! Your beautiful creations are treasured items in my home.
Love and smiles,
P.S. I just learned yesterday that I am the proud winner of Gloria's giveaway at HAPPY TO BE. Can you hear my feeties doing the HAPPY DANCE??! Move over Snoopy!! Thank you, Gloria!