Friday, April 25, 2014


My cataract surgery went well. I'm driving and back to work.  My vision is a little wonky...the doctor said it could take about a week for the blurriness and halos to go away.  But something that improved immediately is the color that I see!!
Everything is so bright.  White is so white!! I tried to play around with a photo of some artwork from my bathroom...just to give an idea of the difference I'm seeing.  If I cover the "new" eye I see the first photo.  But if I look through the new eye, with the other one covered, I see the prettier look of the second photo.  It's really incredible.  It never occurred to me that color would change.  It's like everything looked a little bit "aged" with the cataract in place. Of course, I guess that makes eyes are "aged"! 
Right now I have to cover my left eye in order to see the bright, new color.  But in a few weeks, after the surgery on the left eye, it'll be a whole, new, colorful world!  I can't wait!
I picked out some paint and carpet colors last week...I better go look at them again with just my right eye!  Hope I still like the colors I chose!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blog Break

I'm having a cataract removed today.
Be back soon!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Putting It Together

A couple weeks ago I shared some crafty things I'd been working on.  I mentioned that in addition to doing some painting, I had also been doing some "gluing".  
I used some Gorilla seems to be holding tight! 
I gathered stuff from stash on hand (I'm determined to make a dent in the stash this year!) for these extra quick and easy projects.  Two old brass candlesticks plus two coaster sized dishes equals a couple really pretty cupcake holders!  I love that the dishes each had a touch of "golden"...makes them tie in with the brass bases.  Besides holding a cupcake, these would also be cute as candle or ring holders too!

For this piece I had to glue together THREE pieces. Quite a leap from the last project, don't ya think!?  One old bobbin glued to an old square cake pan, and then topped off with a porcelain knob makes a cute little catch-all!  I love looking at all the stuff I've gathered over the years. You never know what "something" plus "something" will become!

Back to a very simple "let's glue two things together" project.  This time it's a bit more seasonal.  I glued together an old silver cup and a not so old silver tray. The tray says "Season's Greetings"...but a doily will hide that sentiment.  A little birthday cake would fit just right on this pretty tray!! Or maybe just a bit of greens and a few vintage ornaments.  

Stay tuned for some more "trash to treasures" kind of moments.  
I've having fun with all this stuff!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

He Is Risen


He Is Risen Indeed!

But thanks be to God!
He gives us the victory 
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57


Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Sealed Tomb

The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 
“Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’  
So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. 
Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. 
This last deception will be worse than the first.”
 “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.”  
So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.

Friday, April 18, 2014

It Is Finished

Edie says it so much better than I ever could.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Road Trip

Bill, Mandy and I took a road trip yesterday. We headed up to York, PA for the day.
One of the places we stopped was "refindings". 
I've been here once before...but it was the first visit for them.

They were very excited....well Mandy was more excited than her Dad. 
But he's a fun guy and pretty easy to get along with! 
We didn't buy very much...I picked up a few things to
create with (more about them in a future post) and Mandy found a couple little plant
pots and an old tin measuring cup (I should have taken pictures).

Even though we didn't bring much home We still saw a lot of interesting things. 
I thought Bill might like to have these letters.  I was wrong.

Mandy has been looking for a new ceiling fixture for her living room. 
This was not what she was looking for.  I personally think it's kind of fun!

I also thought this wire laundry basket was fun, and I liked the spindles too. 
Hmmm...what could I make with those?

One of the rooms we visited had some really interesting things in it. 
How would you like to have this guy staring down at you?

Here's a unique piece of sculpture (?)....Bill can't take his eyes off of it!

Then there was this shoe. Quite the fashion statement! 
I was tempted. After all, my last name does start with the letter "E".

I tried talking Mandy into this ceiling fixture. 
It seemed kind of appropriate since Charlotte and Lulu will be
having a flamingo themed birthday party next month.
But the answer was no.

There were some beautiful pieces too. Like this large piece of stained glass.
My photo doesn't do it justice...the colors are amazing! 
It's large. Probably about eight feet tall.
It's a nice photo to finish with since it's Easter week.