Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WIP

Here's another Work In Progress that I have going on, among the many other WIPs I have!

I have had this idea rolling around in my head for some time--taking a frame and putting cork in place of the glass, then covering it in fabric, so that I can display some of my vintage flower pins. I have more around here somewhere. I tried to part with some and sell them on ebay, but I just couldn't bear to let them go, so they got swept into a box in the big office clean-up we did a couple months back. I need to dig them out so I can choose from some of my favorites and then hang them up in that blank space I have by the bed above my new lamp.

They haven't been pinned on yet, I'm still figuring out the placement and I still gotta find the other ones first. That blue and white one with the red center on the bottom? That's the very first one I ever bought, way back in high school, when I fell in love with all things "hippie" and that whole "make love, not war" era. Right towards the end of my senior year, I started going hippie and wore the long baby doll dresses, the big cloth headbands, birkenstocks, and scoured thrift shops for those cool vintage/retro clothes. When I signed my name, I would always add a peace sign, smiley face, heart and daisy beneath it. Sort of became my logo for a few years.
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Things are getting busy here, as if they aren't already. Andrew finally tilled the garden the other day and got most of it done before he ran out of gas. Found a few lost potatoes in the freshly-turned dirt, some of them sprouting roots, so they'll be replanted. Andrew has a day off on Thursday, so we'll try and finish the tilling and then play with his new chainsaw. So much we need/want to do and very hard to find the time to squeeze everything in. I have strawberry plants and asparagus crowns I need to find a home for and I need to go egg-hunting. The hens have not been laying eggs in the coop lately and eggs are not in the usual spots in the pole barn, so that means they are laying in the woods. sigh. I need to watch where they hang out so I can try and figure out where they are laying, or fence them in to force them to lay in the coop. Just another thing to add to our already long list of things to do.

I won't complain too much, I'm glad Spring is here and there is a garden to work in, children to play with, a home to live in and a husband that loves me. Life is good.
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4 comments:

lady macleod said...

You are so creative! You will be proud of me - I have started work on my garden :-)

barefoot gardener said...

Love the buttons!

I just love your positive attitude about things. Mr. Barefoot and I just had a discussion about how long the "to-do" list is, and I was getting overwhelmed and panicky. You remind me that there are so many things to be grateful for...

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Gringa-n-Mexico said...

OMGOSH I love the pins!! LOL I would totally wear them :) But putting them up on display is TOTALLY a cool idea :) I actually do that with my earrings in our bathroom - I stuck up a big peice of foam and just stick them in all over it - that way my pretty stuff is out on display to look at and REALLY easy to find and then put away! :)