Saturday, May 18, 2019

Here It Is the Middle of May


Hello Friends! First let me preface this entire post by saying I honestly do not know what happened to April. I missed the entire month and did not get around to writing one single post.

In my defense, April has always a very busy month for me. Years ago when I did income taxes it was especially hectic towards April 15th because so many family birthdays happen in April. Two of my  daughters were born in April-- my middle daughter's birthday is the week before the 15th and my oldest daughter's birthday is the day after. Depending where Easter fell, school vacation and other family birthdays etc, I was always feeling the crunch during tax season. I still am!

This year for some reason April came and went so fast it seems but a blur......and here it is the middle of May already and the blur continues.........

The first of May we spent a couple of days moving my youngest daughter in to her new apartment. She lives in a coastal area and her new apartment is a five minute walk to the beach. I'm a little jealous! Maybe even more than a little.....



I took a couple of photos of the move. The apartment is on the second floor and is very good-sized.  This is her living room and main entry way before all the boxes arrived.


Here is another photo of the entry and to the right is her bedroom and small bath. One side is all built-in drawers and she has two closets. Lots of drawers and closet space makes her one very happy girl!



This is her bedroom and the small half bath is just to the right of her bed. She is currently trying to decide what to use for shades or curtains.....


This is not the beach she lives near but we visited this beach the day after her move and as you can see we had it pretty much to ourselves and it was an absolutely beautiful morning for a walk on the beach.


It was beginning to cloud up while we were there and since we were expecting rain in the afternoon, we enjoyed it while we could. The water was quite rough and  and the surf was thunderous!


This seagull was hanging out for a bit so I snapped a couple of photos.


Here he is sharing his best side with me.


......and here is my daughter who was very happy that her move went smoothly. We cannot even discuss her last move.....it was that bad! Happy and smooth sailing from here on in!.....

.......which segues perfectly to my latest creation, my shabby Nautical Angel.


It took me longer to finish her because I could not find the lace that I wanted to use. I was getting frustrated, searching in shops and online but no luck. So I had to settle.


Lots of exposed rough zigzag stitching and raw edges.



I will keep looking for the lace I want to use as I have several angels cut out in this navy blue with white anchors as well as some white with blue anchors fabric.


She needed something to brighten up all that navy blue and I happened to have a few wooden anchors in my stash of supplies and thought it would be the perfect touch of color.


Besides being a splash of color, the over-sized anchor adds to the overall nautical theme, provides a focal point and symbolizes strength and hope. We all have someone who is or has been our anchor during rough times just as we have all probably been that anchor for somebody else. That is the intended sentiment behind this ornament. I am not sure yet if I will add a tag or simply let it be inferred.

So with all that said, I now need to get myself off the computer. We were away for a couple of days attending a huge antique/collectibles bazaar in Brimfield, Massachusetts Thursday and yesterday a funeral in Connecticut. We got home last night, picked up my dog and I was too tired to do anything. I was even too tired to eat! I need to do some catching up on housework this afternoon....right after I have my afternoon coffee!

Hope everyone is enjoying beautiful weather! We have had so much rain and chilly weather but today is absolutely perfect in every way! I think it may be safe to finally pack away my winter clothes for the LAST time this year.  Happy weekend my friends!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful weather? What’s that?! Golly, I hope your daughter has an extra bed for her parents. 😉 What a sweet apartment. She is blessed to be close to the beach, too.

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    1. Hi Vee, there is not a bed for her parents but I am not above making her sleep on the couch so her parents can sleep on her bed! ;) It's a beautiful apartment. Her last one was very nice but absolutely no storage. This one has so much storage! Her last one had washers and dryers that you had to plug with quarters, this apartment has a washer and dryer right in the kitchen. It is so nice to be so close to the beach for sure! Hope your week is off to a great start! It finally warmed up!

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  2. Love the new angel. Super cute. Your daughters new place looks great. Happy Sunday Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris! Yes, the new apartment is coming together nicely! Have a great week!

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  3. Adorable apaetment and what a sweet angel . You have been been a busy gal . Girl i know the feeling . Love the pictures . Oh it’s 90 degrees today and going to be over 100 i year by weekend . 😳 i don’t like sweating 😂 Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you! Yes, everyone I have talked to feels the same way, time is just flying! It was hot here in NH today. Of course we would go from 30's and 40's to 80's!!! A little tough for the body to acclimate! Guess it's time to get out the AC for my dog! LOL! Hugs, and have a great week!

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  4. Hello Linda, It was nice to hear your news and see some pics too. What a wonderful place your beautiful daughter has! I'm a little jealous too ; ) lol
    I like your nautical angel, she is so pretty and welcoming! The netting bow is very graceful and she so colorful! Your work is always so well done. (Some day I would like to see the N.E. part of our country; like Mass. (on;y been as far as NYC) Well have a nice week ahead Linda! Hugs, karen o

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    1. Hi Karen! Thank you!! Oh yes, Massachusetts is beautiful! We love so much of it and great beaches! I have 2 daughters that live there, one in Rhode Island which is also beautiful! Hope you have a great week too!! Take care! xxLinda

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  5. What a beautiful photo of your daughter and how nice to spend time with her! Love your nautical angel! I'll be sewing and doing art more this summer when it's too hot to get outside....which may be this week! lol Hugs!

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    1. Hi Diane,
      Thank you! Yes, it's always nice to spend time with the kids! Oh so this week must be a hot one for you! I wonder what you are crafting up!!!! This has been our first warm week so I am loving it. in 80's yesterday, today is cooler with lots of wind but also sun! Looks gorgeous out!!! Hugs!

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  6. Love your daughter's apartment. It is very hot and dry in Atlanta this week. We could use some rain. xo Laura

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  7. Oh Linda that is good news that your daughters move went smoothly and what a wonderful apartment she has found, I will have to say I am a bit jealous of the 5 minute walk to the beach myself. I can hardly believe it is already May myself.
    Your Angel in her nautical theme attire is so sweet, Love your decision on the anchor, adds the perfect amount of color and great symbol!

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  8. Your daughter's unit is gorgeous, Linda AND she lives near the beach...PERFECT! Love your sweet nautical angel; it is such fun. The months seem to fly by, don't they. Hope you are enjoying your May.

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