Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sewing, mental health and more

Hello friends,

Super Bowl Sunday, hubby is at work, so I am working on some projects. I have been wanting to make some of these dresses for a while now. I made 5 yesterday and finished them up today. I picked up an old pattern at the Salvation Army and used it for one, then made my own pattern to make the rest. They are all stained and have dried and I embellished them with an old button. They hang on make-do hangers. I am partial to the lighter ones, but the others will go to the shop.

A friend gave me some old wood thread bobbins from her grandmother's estate. I have had them for a long time and have finally gotten around to using them. I wound blue calicos around some and mixed them up in a wood bowl as bowl fillers. I had so many that I made a few bags to sell at the shop and also sold a bag of plain bobbins.

I have been working on some other projects too. They are spread out across my dining room stable drying, waiting for the final process.

This wood carrier is one such recently finished project. I picked it up this summer at a yard sale for $2.00.  It is now completed and is decorated for spring.

I have re-arranged the top of the pie safe as well. I picked up the lamp recently at the S.A. I will repaint it when the weather is warmer. The wax lamb I placed under glass and sits on a pewter plate. The crock was found locally as well, I think at a yard sale or estate sale (LUV those!).

I picked up this quilt at a local consignment shop for $8.00. It is a twin and is just the right size to use on the couch.

I don't know about you ladies 50 or older, but I think I am starting the "change" and I am having a terrible time with it! What an emotional rollercoaster!!!! I don't really want to go to the doctor for anything, so I have purchased some Estroven at the pharmacy. I hope this helps.
I have taken some time off work this week (F and M for a "long" weekend) in the hopes of relieving some of the stress. I found that sewing and crafting has helped a lot as well.
Now, I need to find some more fabric (I purchased a lot of mine at yard sales) so I can do some other projects!

Well, bye for now.



  1. Love everything esp. those prim dresses. hugs, Lecia

  2. Becki, Thanks for visiting me at Civil Folks. I just followed you.

    Love your makeovers and those dresses are wonderful!

    Looking forward to your continued blog posts.

    I will be praying for your 'over 50 stuff'. I'm there, too.


  3. I love it all Becki! You've picked up some great things at thrift stores, makes me want to get out there and go shopping. It's been since before Christmas since I've hit any.

    Have a wonderful week~

  4. I found your blog today. Everything looks beautiful Love the pie display.