Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I am home again, and so happy to be here.  However, it makes it a little more difficult for me to just veg and lay low.  Yesterday a friend took me to the grocery store.  I discovered that even though I don't seem to have double vision, my equalibrium is still out of whack.  The brain has some more adjusting to do, so I am thankful for my dear friends who come to my aid.
Today she picked me up to take me to Second Chance, our local Thrift Store and Social Gathering Place.  It's so funny.  Everyone knows my likes and style now, and they find things and hold them for me.
First thing in the door, my friend picked up this vintage beaded purse.

It will be hung on my bedroom wall.
Then I found this dress with beadwork.  It's too big, but for the price, we can easily remedy that.  Now I have to figure out where I will wear it. 

Another friend found this apron for me.  I think it will work well for my costumes when I demonstrate spinning.

Then, this red quilted coverlet for my bed.  Adds a bit of warmth to the room.

This is the scarf I made out of that new funky yarn.  I've added a felted flower and just love it.

My blogger pal, Pat, from Virginia, sent me this bag of lichen to try for dying.  She and I have exchanged some very unusual items in the past year.  I sent her starts from my hops plants, and she sent me a hug sweet potato that I can use for planting this spring.  By the way, according to Sunset Magazine, it is time to sow your greens, potatoes, and peas. 
Well, I think I can wait a few weeks, especially since it's so cold.

I received these flowers last week, the day of my surgery.  I had to remove the spent roses and
Gerbera daisies, and replaced them with Helloborus from my yard.
I've had a nap, so I think I'm ready for "Kept in Stitches" at the library tonight.  I think I will just sit and talk.

BTW, I've been trying to change my background, but can't seem to do it successfully.  What happened to Minema?  Can anyone help me?


Jean said...

Welcome home. Hope all went well. I was going to shoot you an email earlier today, but I got all sidetracked. Glad to hear you're getting out!

Gene Black said...

Glad you have friends to help while you adjust. The flowers are lovely. I love the Helloborus you added.

andsewon said...

Glad you are home and feeling a but better. Local truck farmer has planted his potatoes and getting his area ready for garden peas. Hard to believe it is March tomorrow!

Pie Lady Pat said...

Great that you are home and also have a good friend to take you out! We have sleet, snow, rain and wind here so we are feeling housebound... the only sensible thing to do is stay put. You found some lovely and perky items at your thrift shop! It helps, doesn't it?

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)