And this is the reason it's nice to be a crafter in Qc.
Snow in April.
I used one of Z de Las Cases books to imitate her girl w/ the leaf..and Vivian has a lesson on leaf painting in her new book..
I need practice..not snow days..:)
It's no secret I like pretties..
gathered through the years..some things are over 150 yrs old..
some things are recent.
My mother's things..are my favorites and then heartfelt gifts through the years..I still have my string of 8 tiny miniature pearls on a necklace from Birks..it was for my 1rst communion from my godmother.
On our honeymoon 42 yrs ago..we bought a ring for me..enamel on copper..a floral design ..a large band..w/ white inlay and roses..I never take it off..like the 4 rings I wear in permanence.I am amazed that although the gold came off..the stirling silver has remained as beautiful as day 1.
My girls offer me such cute things too for birthdays..and friends.
I never buy expensive things for myself..I'm not interested in the best gold jewelry ..
I like cute..
even statement necklaces I bought w/ my daughters on sale..
so heavy..but then you just look at the necklace;)
Great at 62.
The perfume bottles are the age of 7 maybe..we babysat Lucas and Max one week when the kids went away:) Caro brought me back that set of minis..keepers;)See.? Cute.
Pretty..I don't know why but pretty matters to me ..that's not good..
I would prefer to be neutral.
I read Susan Branch's book The Fairy Tale Girl..I told you already..
I did what she did when got married..I taught myself to make meals..grow flowers..stitch and craft and always tried to make things ..well like a fairy tale:)
I loved to cook and bake and have friends over back then and loved when they said they loved the food..the tables etting..the company..
times change..and things aren't always fairy tale fodder..
but I still like doing pretty.
A friend had sent me a sign she found at a B and B in England..the sign simply said:"Please Park Prettily"..she said it was meant for me.
So I guess you feel joy at having compliments in home making.''child rearing..and so you keep doing it..
I am older and wiser now..I still like pretty..to each their own and I adore people who don't care.
Who wear no makeup..no jewelry except the same earrings and necklace and watch..or nothing..
that don't care if the garden looks a little raggedy..and the house needs a sweep.
It's too late now..but if I had to start over I would want to be neutral.
And just care about what really matters..:)
But I have not started over so I still get sidetracked by stinkin' cute..and there you have the embroidery hoop necklace story..LOL
I didn't set it in permanently..as I am not sure it's my fave look;)
I really want a black background:) I had no black fabric..:(
It's a kit..from Australia and arrived in a very short time..it comes with everything except your floss and fabric and needle and scissors and glue gun and hoop:)But I am a stitcher and had it all.
Here is a link if my stitching friends would like one..what a fun thing to give as a gift or to do w/ daughter..
Tiny wearable art:)
The seller is quick at corresponding..friendly and looks adorable:)
On Instagram I found her..hooked on the stitchers ..I am..and food and Montreal ..and artists ..etc...
By the way..just in case you think this is a plug..well it is..but Ifoundheriboughtitiloveitshedidn'taskmetosayallthis:)