Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Up-Date Tonight!!

Good Morning Friends!!

I feel like I have been neglecting you all so much these past few months...the move and this never ending house hunt have really thrown us for a loop and one day just seems to run into the next...I can't believe it has been almost three months now and we are still renting. We have also been spending as much time as John's job allows up at our new cottage. We love it there and the minute we leave, we find ourselves already looking forward to going back!

This past weekend we had our daughter's 27th birthday party up there and she and our son were both there...they also invited some of their friends to help us celebrate. I can't tell you how GOOD it was to see both of my kids, together for the first time since we moved.

The theme for her party was "Tacky Hawaiian" and I will post a couple of pictures later this week...I still have to downsize and edit them, so it may take me a couple of days to get them all finished.

You all know the old saying..."A woman's work is never done"...and for the better part of two days, all I did up there was cook and clean...and clean and cook, but I don't remember when I have laughed so hard...or so much, in years and years!!! 


I also wanted to pop in and remind you all that I am having a small up-date tonight, June 12th at 8:00 PM, CST on my Picturetrail.

Like last week's up-date, this one is another smaller one and it will consist of Samplers (both framed and unframed) and Pin-Keeps. There is a little bit of Americana mixed in with a few everyday type items.

This year I have decided to make the Americana themed pieces a little more versatile by not doing the traditional Red, White, and Blue that we see so much of this time of year. A little different, and maybe not to every one's liking, but I thought that perhaps the items could be used a little longer than just during the couple of weeks that we typically decorate for the 4th of July.

I hope that you will all be able to stop by for a peek...and once again...THANK YOU ALL so much for making my last little up-date such an overwhelming success!!!

I truly appreciate you all!!

These items are NOT for sale in my up-date, only hand-made items will be offered, but I couldn't help but snap a shot of little Everette holding his flag...he is ready for the 4th of July...are you???

Enjoy your day everyone!!!
Tina :)


  1. Looking forward to your update!
    Good luck with the move. We have been in the process of moving, as well, for quite some time, and it has been agonizing!! We are only moving 20 minutes away, and are trying to move as much as we can by ourselves...... Mmmmmm, we're thinking that may not have been such a good idea.....hubby and I are not as young as we used to be!! But we are managing and will have a mover come in soon to move the big stuff. Glad you have a cottage where you can go to get away from it all! We, too, have a beach house... and that's where we head when things start to really get to us!!
    Have a great day!

  2. Wishing you much success in finding a new home soon.
    It's so hard when this is our busy time of year to keep up with everything.
    Looking forward to your newest creations!
    Prim Blessings

  3. Hi Tina,
    you are so fortunate to have the cottage to go to and rest and have fun after all the house hunting.
    Can't wait to see pictures of the birthday weekend. isn't it great when the kids are all home.