Saturday, April 6, 2013

On Pinterest

pretty things on Pinterest
I see on my screen
beauty, fresh and lovely
all neat and clean
dream houses and d├ęcor
food, ideas, art
you could click forever
each time you start
I look at our mess
scattered over the floor
grace is here somewhere
I just have to dig 
a bit more
find the joy in the clutter
and try not to mutter
of chaos, and going insane
even a house full of love
is still not a house without pain
mine is broken beauty
not the Pinterest style
colours clash, ideas crash
after a while
living is imperfect
grace in the strife
Pinterest is there,
it won’t go anywhere
but I have to believe
I do have a beautiful life!
just a minute I'll take to pin it
something pretty and new
then I’m off to play games
with Thing 1 and Thing 2…
Trish Boese

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Did you know I like

Yes, I am an online shopper and is one of my favorite places. I feel so smug when I can get everything on my list without getting in the truck and heading for town. Shipped for free, too. If you haven't ordered from before, you can use this coupon:
for $10 off your $40 purchase. They sell many unique things:
a well stocked clearance section
and of course the entire spectrum of drugstore items.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Quilt Finished

I finished a special quilt. My grandma embroidered the squares and I had fun adding some boyish prints to go along with the cars.

The embroidered squares are cut 6.5 X 6.5 inches, and the little squares and strips were cut 2.5 inches square or 2.5 x 6.5 inches. So the figuring is easy! With a 6-inch border this quilt ended up being about 38 X 46 inches. I'm linking up to The Blogger's Quilt Festival.

Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats

Finished quilt measures : 38"x46"

Special techniques used : hand embroidery

Quilted by : Trish Boese

Best Category : Baby Quilt, Hand Quilted Quilt

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kona Solid Fabrics at Contemporary Cloth

Contemporary Cloth has a good deal on Kona solid fabrics right now. Half-price shipping for Canadians, and a coupon for 25% off your purchase means the Kona solids work out to be $5/yard. Enter the coupon ThanksMaureen at checkout. This deal expires Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Off To School

off to school…
what a grand thing
out from mama’s sheltering wing.

off to school…
out the door
home doesn’t matter anymore.

off to school…
with her friends
waiting the next when this day ends.

off to school…
teacher new
“Mom, she’s so much nicer than you.”

off to school…
big girl shoes
mama’s home now cryin’ the blues.
Trish Boese