Silver lining

Yesterday, I spent the day at the church my mother attended as a child. My grand parents, great grand parents, and several other relatives are buried. I was really hoping I would get the chance to wander the cemetery with my husband and children, and show them the graves of some of the most special people in our family, and take some pictures. I love cemetery photography. We didn’t get to do that, though. Instead, we spent the day inside the fellowship hall, meeting new relatives and catching up with ones we have known for years, and all the little ones got to play together. It was a really great day.

I was also hoping to spend some time at my mom’s house, searching through her barns. There is stuff in there that has been in there since 1970, so some of it is even older than that. I know there are things in there that are just waiting to be made into something new and cool. I also know that they will still be there when I do finally get a chance to look for them.

We will be heading to the beach today so maybe I’ll be able to collect some cool shells and drift wood. We shall see.


Family time and treasure hunting

We’re on vacation this week, visiting family in NC. I don’t know about the rest of my family, but I am absolutely enjoying this trip. It’s somewhat of a walk down memory lane, since I lived here almost 10 years ago. Today, we’re heading out to two family reunions (both sides of my mom’s family).  We will be back in the town I lived in, a place I absolutely love. I’m hoping to get in a little photography time at the cemetery, and to be able to dig through my mom’s barn for what ever treasures she is willing to part with. I’m pretty sure I still have a few boxes of my own stuff in there that didn’t move when I did, so this should be interesting.

I’m always looking for ideas and “found junque” to use in my creations, so even though this is a family vacation, I’m looking around and getting ideas and hoping for some funky finds.


This blog is dedicated to my crafting business. I will be sharing links to my Etsy shop, things I’ve made, crafting ideas of things I don’t make but think are fun, upcoming show dates. I’ll be sharing lots of thoughts and ideas, and an occasional surprise. I hope you enjoy the ride. I promise, it will be an interesting adventure.