For the past few weeks I have been a guest at my sister's home. It has been wonderful to have such time to hang out with my little sister....doing things like grocery shopping, cooking, watching movies, and waxing poetic about life. In the best and worst of times it is a blessing to have such a sister. It is a bonus that she comes as a package deal with her loving golden retrieverMason Dixie. She brings extra warmth and goofiness into any situation. I love my sister and her furry partner.
Ahoy there matey! It seems that I have been a bit lost at sea as of late. And for good reason...my first nephew, Baby O, is on his way. I have had so many ideas running hurry scurry through my head it was tough to batten down the hatches to get the baby shower presents finished on time. Between work and life I could only squeeze so much time into creating all the wonderful odd stuff filed in my silly aunty head for the new baby boy in the family. My goal is to give Baby O a chance to see the world as a beautiful and adventurous place. The presents that made it to the shower included: First Mate P. Bear, a treasure chest full of goodies, and the pirate ship bookends (the matching bookshelf is still in the making....with hopes of a delivery to the nursery before the stork arrives ;).
1260: how many times a humming bird heart will beat in a minute. My grandmother loved her hummingbirds. Many humid summer days were spent waiting for their arrival on the perch of the feeders that hung from her magnolia tree. We would sit on her glider and drink sun tea out of aluminum cups. My grandmother must be on our minds lately. Last week I doodled the above hummingbird, and then ordered a new necklace from Home Studio. Yesterday in the mail arrived a Valentine from my mother...featuring, yes indeed, another hummingbird. I miss my grandmother and watching for the hummingbirds...
My friend is such a clever creative girl. She is quite the bookworm, just like me. We both have a slew of books and very very full book shelves. During a recent shindig at her lovely abode I noticed her new arrangement of her books. They were sorted by color. How beautiful! Such a slendid idea made me quite envious. My own library is arranged alphabetically by chaos (the white shelves below her rainbow shelves).