Sunday, February 24, 2008

Crunch time..

Here is a picture of me taking a little rest next to our pool. Oh wait that sweet little cherub isn't me, it's the birdbath that I uncovered from the mess in the flower beds.
Thankfully we are still having beautiful weather here in Oregon. I know we will have lots more rain but for now we are enjoying the sunny skies. We have a couple of huge pussy willow tree/bushes and when they show their sweet little selves you know it is just a matter of time before the rest of spring will be here.

Usually it's raining when I notice they are blooming, but lucky for my happy husband, I noticed them on a sunny day. So up that big tall ladder I sent him... lucky for him it wasn't raining... I would have went, but you see I recently fell down the stairs after a particularly rigorous workout...(don't ask) so I hurt my foot and the last thing I want to do is fall again!!! I could hurt the other foot and then he would have to carry me... He said, he would get me crutches, but...up the ladder he went.
I'm trying to get things done that I have started, for me it is the idea and getting all the pieces out that is the fun. In my mind it is finished, so I'm off to the next project...Naturally I don't clean it up because I know it's not really finished.. so not long before, creative chaos reigns!! My friend Gail popped her head in the shop last night, she said "it looks like a sweat shop in here"... I think she meant that in the nicest possible way... It actually looks like the aftermath of a tornado.
This metal suitcase had vinyl that was begging to be covered, now it is the new home that will neatly contain the rolls of ribbon.

My goal is a place for everything and everything in it's place.. lofty goal I know but catchy phrase don't you think?? Maybe I could perfect the idea and ... a new blog in the future?? It could be, the day by day organizing of a cleaning lunatic...
This Thursday February 28th is drop off for the Antique Show at Portland Expo. Friday February 29th the hours are 10am to 6pm for set up and early buying. The admission is $30 for Friday, if you are a "serious" buyer and can afford it, that is definitely when lots of the unusual and unique items are sold.
However, there is so much out there, that you can find almost anything, no matter what day you go, it is HUGE!! Saturday the hours are 9am to 6pm, Sunday the hours are 10am to 5pm. I will be in Hall D section D4 space 39. My space neighbors are Cindy, Martha and Isabel, we are going to have sooo much fun. I can't wait to get out there. If you see (or hear) us, please say HI!! We all love to sell things, but the best part is connecting with all of you!



  1. Do I want to know the story behind working out and falling down the stairs?

    Good luck at the antique show!

  2. I love the lettering on Springtime! I dont have that one! Sounds like you have your hands full...pussywillows....brings back childhood memorys, I use to pretend they were little animals and pick all differents sizes to make a Have a great time and wish you well at your sale! Laurie

  3. Looking forward to Friday, too. Love what you do with clock faces! They are one of my favorite things too. See you soon, M.

  4. Ooooh, I hope you post some pictures from that show, how wonderful! Good luck, and I'm so jealous that you've been having spring weather ;) Everytime it almost turns springlike, we get another 9 inches of snow dropped on us, LOL

  5. I wish I could see you this weekend, but doesnt seem like its going to happen :(
    Hasnt our weather been great?!!!!

    Good Luck this weekend,

    See ya on the 8th !!!!!

  6. I LOVE pussy willows too! You'll do great at Expo and have a great time too. Take photos!