Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Absent with Excuses

Yes I have been absent since Valentine's Day...and before that-Christmas. My intent in February was to start up again. If I have the time, I have been visiting, leaving as comment here or there, but mostly reading up on all of you. Too much has happened in this house to tell...pretty bad and then good, so I will just jump to the present.

            Our older son just graduated from college with a BA in English-his hope is to become a special ed teacher ~so off to start the Master's degree. He had been interested in Physical Education when he started, but changed his major-and ECSU did not have a Special Ed degree. He did get his wish to play college baseball and we enjoyed many games. He works with autisticchildren during his college breaks and will continue there while he gets his degree. He is a very special guy and we are sooo proud. He is the one on the far right...with his college budddies.

More to come ~but I must send a huge thank you to the beautiful Michelle at Petit Coterie.

While reading my google reader one day, I came upon her blog and a giveaway for gorgeous i entered...never dreaming I would I was so luck and I did! With my luck -not so lucky lately, it was a blessing!

The pillow arrived and it is so much more perfect than you can imagine! The workmanship is unbelievable! The fabric is strong and sturdy yet looks so delicate!

This picture does not do it justice! I have visited all of these places on Cape Cod and couldn't believe it when it arrived! It was wrapped so beautifully and a secret little medal is sewn in the corner. A sweet little burlap wrapped scent was included, too. How lucky am I -extremely!!! I want everyone to go to her blog and especially her Etsy shop and get one for yourself!

She also has the most beautiful catalog of work!!!! Go to her shop catalog and feast on these beauties!

Her pillows were recently seen on Martha Stewart and if that is not a positive accolade

-what is?!

Michelle says, "We pride ourselves on our workmanship as well as having the ability to offer our customers custom designs. Our primary fabric, burlap has been a huge success allowing us to have flexibility in the designing process. Our grain sack fabric is a medium weight cotton/ linen blend that has also been extremely popular. We have now added bedding to our line as well as tea towels."

Please spread the word!!!!

her button!!!

Thank you, thank you!!!!