Sometimes you just want a small project.
I went out to the shop
to get some hamburger out of the freezer.
Walked inside and saw Steve's scrap pile.
I love going through his wood scraps.
When I spied the bead-board I had an idea.
Went to the band-saw and started cutting.
Great little spools to wind scraps
of binding, lace, rickrack and ribbon on.
I sanded the edges a little bit and then . . .
rubber stamped them with permanent ink.
Now they can join the wooden spools
that I made last year.
Just trying to stay organized
in a cute way.
When I was in town last week I stopped in
at the Goodwill store and found this.
L.L.Bean for $5.99
I think that I might just wear it
to church next Sunday.
I also found this red hoodie.
Perfect for my new farm girl status.
See what it says.
This was also $5.99 and will be perfect
this fall and winter.
Even the label is cute :)
Well, that's my post.
I hope you enjoyed your visit
and that you'll leave a comment so that
I know you were here.
Before I say good-bye I just want to say,
how very much I appreciate all of you.
When I first started blogging
I had no idea of the friendships that would develop.
It's hard to find adequate words to thank you all
for being so supportive of me
and my little corner of blog-land.
It's a very special sisterhood and I am
proud to be a part of it,
and to call myself your Blogging Sister :)
What great bargains you made! The white is perfect for Church and the red even says what it's made for :).ReplyDelete
I love what you made out of the left over wooden pieces! You are truly talented girl! :)
~ Maria ~
Good Morning Maria, it is so nice to have you visit. I do hope that your week is filled with fun projects and even some great bargain shopping, too. I was delighted with these two fines and will enjoy wearing them this winter . . . that hoodie is wonderfully warm and will feel real good on cold days.Delete
My - aren't you handy with a saw! Very cute way to store your ribbons and laces. And what great finds in the thrift store! I bought a pretty sweater a couple of years ago that was meant to be made into a pillow. I still need to do it. I guess it needs to go on my to-do list.ReplyDelete
Hello Sunny, thanks for stopping by . . . I find that I get much more none when I actually have a "do-do-list" . . . they has a way of keeping me on track. I need to make more of them, LOL.Delete
You are so crafty! I love your ribbon cards you made. I also am glad you started blogging because I count you as a real friend and treasure. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness . . . Teresa . . . you have made my day . . . thank you :)Delete
Hi Connie, Your blog does make me smile! I love the little little spools you made to wind little bits of lace on!! You know, you and Steve are so clever you could set up a business when he retires doing something you love to do! What a great find in that sweatshirt!! Love it! Made just for you! The sweater is pretty too. I worked outdoors for just a bit today. Am worn out now and going to crawl into the recliner!! Enjoy your day! NancyReplyDelete
Hello Nancy, It thrills me to know that you felt good enough to go out for a while and work. Hopefully your medication is finally making a difference. You are in my prayers dear friend.Delete
Love your bead board spools! I was just now tidying up my old spools on a shelf and I never seem to put them to use! So now maybe I will! Great ideas, and I see you found some great treasures. That farm girl hoodie is so sweet!ReplyDelete
Hi Lesley, I love that hoodie, it is so comfortable and it is red . . . one of my very favorite colors. I find the when my organization is done in a cute way I tend to stay better organized . . . I guess it's a girly thing. Have fun filling your spools :)Delete
Hi again! It was a nice treat to receive your sweet letter today!!!! Thanks! NancyReplyDelete
Thank you . . . it was my pleasure. I love the exchanging of letter writing and wish more people would go back to this simple way of communication. It takes more time than a phone call, but it is something that you can return to and re-read . . . I have a collection of letters from my oldest brother, that I treasure. Now that he is gone, I can still visit with him, just by opening his old letters are reading them again . . . it's a good thing.Delete
What a cute way to stay organized. I wish my husband had a scrap pile like yours does :) You come up with the most clever ideas.ReplyDelete
Great find on that sweater. That's really nice and what an awesome price for something from LL Bean.
I know just what you mean about blogging friendships. I never would have imagined I would have gone as far as I have with my blog and met (online) so many wonderful people. Your blog is a delight to visit and I'm always thrilled when I see you have a post up
Hello Ann, I feel the same way about your blog. It is hard to explain these blogging friendships to someone who does not blog. I had no idea of the friendships that would develop through blogging, when I started . . . it's nice to know that we are not so much different from each other. The sharing of day to day routines, housework, problems at work, projects that we love working on, parenting, loving our families, fear of doctor visits . . . the list goes on and on, but we all have these things going on in our lives and the support we give and get in return through our blogging sisters can be so encouraging and heartfelt. Thank you for being such a sweet blogging sister, I appreciate your friendship :)Delete
Oh Connie, I just love your beadboard spools! They are so cute! I have lots of beadboard scraps and might have to make some of these one day. Great finds at Goodwill too. I love finding nice, name brand clothing at thrift stores for a fraction of the cost new. I love the quality of high end clothing but not the regular prices! You will look just lovely in your pretty new white sweater! Hope you are having a wonderful week..:) Mine is a busy one....parent conferences, a cook-off at school, lunch duty, conference night which means a double shift Thursday! But, Thursday is my 27th anniversary and I am off Friday and the hubby took off too so we can do something fun. I'm looking forward to it! Hugs, VickyReplyDelete
First and foremost, Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful weekend with your hubby and leave all that teacher stuff at school, LOL. Sometimes I wonder when I find a high-end product that is still in perfect condition . . . why it is in the thrift store. My hope is that the person lost weight and it just didn't fit anymore, or that they have so much money that they buy a new wardrobe each year or two. I had a friend like that years ago . . . she was a fantastic seamstress and every spring and fall she totally made a new wardrobe of fashionable outfits. I worked with her and always looked forward to the new season fashion-show, LOL. Who can afford such extravagances . . . I have clothes that are twenty years old, LOL.Delete
I have missed blogging, and the friendships. I just have not had the time this summer. But I'm on a little get away and I brought my computer. Hopefully I will get caught up a bit. And what a lovely post! I spied that bead board in your husband's wood pile too. Now I need to go spy some bead board in my Shug's wood pile! What a cute idea. How do you think of these things? And I'm kinda jealous of that sweater. Although I did find a giant brown bag cookie mold at the goodwill last week. Gotta stop in now and then to get my junque fix! I enjoyed my visit!ReplyDelete
Hi Cindy, First of all . . . You have been missed! I need my Indiana home-girl fix every now and then, too :) You have been doing a lot of traveling . . . that makes me think that bees must not need a lot of care. You are still keeping bees, aren't you? I appreciate your blogging friendship and like I said, I miss your posts . . . but getting out and enjoying life is much more important than sitting here blogging. Choices, choices, choices . . . living life or writing about it . . . I'd be picking living it every time. Oops! maybe I need to get out more LOLDelete
I love your wood spools...so cute and great for wrapping ribbon. Love the white sweater and red sweatshirt that you got at the Goodwill. I've found some great things at our GW too.ReplyDelete
Hi Cindy, the Goodwill is one of my favorite places to hunt for treasure, especially when the weather gets cold . . . it's a fun little shopping trip. Many times I'll walk out with nothing, but sometimes there are treasures that set my old heart a flutter, LOL. Thanks so much for stopping by; I always enjoy reading your comments and appreciate your blogging friendship :)Delete
Great finds the cardigan is beautiful. I love the spools. such a clever idea and the embellishments on them are stunning. A great re-purposing make.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much . . . they were a simple make, but will make organizing more fun :) I love the sweater . . . can't imagion why anyone would be through with it . . . hopefully they lost weight and was happy to see their fat clothes disappear, LOL.Delete
Oh Connie, you are amazing. Those are adorable and WILL help you keep organized. You are something! Love the sweater and shirt, too. Don't you just LOVE finding things that are so nice, at Goodwill? Picked up two tops myself this week....warm, soft, good quality and cheap. Like you, I LOVE blogging. Soooooo grateful to all the "sistahs" I have met and love, including you! SusanReplyDelete
Hi Susan, thanks so much for stopping by . . . you have, as always, brought a little sunshine into my day. Oh, and I love your new dishes . . . so elegant . . . you will have fun setting a pretty company table with those :)Delete
You are so clever and this is a great project share!ReplyDelete
Oh, thank you so much . . . it was easy and makes organizing much more fun :)Delete
You're so clever Connie! I love your spools! And I LOVE your header mosaic - so colourful, it took my breath away as I scrolled down to read your post. Blogland is certainly a friendly, supportive place, your comments always warm the cockles of my heart! Happy Autumn to you! L xxxxReplyDelete
Hello Lynne, and thank you for visiting. I know that you are a busy gal . . . the recipes that you are trying look so adventurous to me. I could never be that brave . . . then again, because I have never tasted such exotic dishes I wouldn't know if I got it right or not, LOL. It is always a pleasure to have you stop by :)Delete
Connie! Aren't you clever with those winders? I bet you could sell them and make money on them if you wanted to do that! That sweater is really pretty and I love the red BARN hoodie. Yep-even the label is cute.ReplyDelete
I am glad that we are all part of the blogging sisterhood, too. It is really a special connection of friends, isn't it? Blessings...xo Diana
It is a wonderful place to make new friends . . . not much small talk and a lot of getting down to the real nitty gritty of what is happening in our little corners of the world. Everything from DIY to heartache . . . is shared and embraced within the sisterhood and then encouraged, inspired, comforted and prayed for. It's a good thing! Thank you for being such a lovely part of it . . . you are a sweet friend to so many and I personally count you a blessing in my life :)Delete
Great eye you have for the bead board it looks great to hold your scraps. Such a pretty sweater you found and at a great price ,cute hoodie too ;)ReplyDelete
Hi Connie, thanks for the visit. Steve's scrap wood pile is such a wonderful place to dig around in and get inspired . . . waste not ~ want not :)Delete
What a great idea your wooden spools are, they will keep all your ribbon and lace so tidy. I shall have to have a go at making some myself as I never know what to do with ribbon, I try to wind it but it ends up escaping all over the place. Great goodwill finds at brilliant prices. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I've now been able to find your lovely blog, I'm going to have a read through your past posts now.ReplyDelete
Hello Jo, thank you for your sweet visit, I so enjoy making new blogging friends and having sister blogger drop by.Delete
Have a lovely day :)
Many thanks for leaving your lovely comment on the low carb diabetic blog, they were greatly appreciated.
I do like that white top, what a good purchase.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
All the best Jan
Hello Jan, it was good of you to return my visit . . . your blog is going to be a great help in keeping up with the latest in low carb dieting. This is very important to my husband's health and it is our new way of eating.Delete
Those wooden spools are adorable!! You are so imaginative.
I would never have dreamed of making this, but I love it.
It's a simple way to use up small scraps, but you have to get them before they go in the burning pile :)Delete
Connie, I love those wooden spools. What a great idea. They not only help keep you organized, they add style as well.ReplyDelete
Hi Lorrie, they are fun, too . . . thanks for the visit :)Delete
Ok Connie, I guess my mind went in another direction. I love the sweater. Lacy tops are so in this year. And of course I love the spools as well. You are always so clever and inventive. But...you said you went to the freezer for hamburger, got side tracked at the wood scrap pile and ended up at the band saw. So...did you ever make it to the freezer or did you end up ordering take-out that day? Just asking....LOL!ReplyDelete
PS: I love being your blogging sister. :)
Hi, our freezer is in the garage just before you enter into the wood shop . . . many time when I'm going out there I look around. You never know what little scrap of wood might be calling your name :) Yes, we had hamburger patties that night :)Delete
I love what you made out of the left over wooden pieces! You are truly talented. You are so crafty! You are amazing. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow!!! and you are blowing me away with your praise . . . not so sure I deserve all that, but I'll take it with a great big smile . . . Thank You :)Delete
Connie, you beat all! I can't get over you seeing that bead-board and immediately turning it into all those neat little winders for your lace, etc. And, they actually look old fashioned. That is a beautiful sweater you found in Goodwill and the red hoodie too. It's perfect for farming. Makes we want to go in Goodwill. Sure hope your back gets better soon. You take care! HennyReplyDelete
Good Morning, what a cheerful note to read early in my day . . . you are so kind and have put a little smile on my smile. I'm sitting here with my morning coffee, the windows are open and a fresh autumn breeze is coming through; it feels so good:) I had babied my back for two days and then yesterday I felt like I needed to get out and just go . . . sometimes moving is the best answer for pain . . . well, this morning I feel much better and I'm sure that I'll be back to my normal self before the end of the weekend. I just have to do my back exercises and get it limbered back up. Thank you for asking and for caring about me. You are a sweet friend . . . have a lovely weekend :)Delete
You are very handy with that saw!! I am thinking I had better stay with my sewing machine !ReplyDelete
I love his band-saw, but I do try to be very careful . . . it would only take one little wrong move to loose a finger. I guess that I just enjoy doing a lot of different things and that wood pile has provided me with many cute signs, shelves and little things like these spools. Turning scraps into usable treasures is fun, whether it is fabric or wood :) Have a sweet weekend and thank you for stopping by :)Delete
Wonderful post! Beautiful photos! I love what you made out of the left over wooden pieces! You are amazing and talented. Thanks fro sharing!ReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting and for your sweet compliments :)Delete
How great are those spools, Connie? They have a wonderful vintage look to them! I do love the big round ones you've got, too. I store a lot of my lace and braids in some old leather suitcases that I got from my parents when we were clearing their house before they sold it. They look lovely stacked up on the counter in my studio. One day I shall get around to painting my rather boring small cardboard box storage but there's always something more important to do first - it's nice to have your studio looking nice, isn't it!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment - glad you like my autumn cards! I thought I'd keep my trees seasonal. We've got a couple of birthdays coming up that I can use them for, if I can make them up into cards in time.
Hi Shoshi, your suitcase sounds wonderful and the fact that it was your Mom and Dad's . . . even better. Yes it is fun fixing up the studio . . . I am in the middle of a little renovation myself. Photos in a few days :)Delete
Connie, you are always whipping up the cutest stuff! I love how you are inspired just by seeing a piece of wood. Great finds at Goodwill...last week I found two designer tops; one by Ann Taylor and a linen top by _____ (oh shoot, of course I can't remember now, lol!). Hope you had a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
Good Morning Melanie, Thank you so much, you are one of my most treasured blogging friends; it is always a pleasure getting a visiting from you and hearing about your thrifting adventures. Not to mention all the unique coffee shops and cafes you discover while you are out hunting treasures. It sounds like you found some very nice tops. I wore that white sweater to church yesterday and I can not even remember how many compliments I got on it :)Delete
I love the red sweatshirt, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the spools. What a cute idea!ReplyDelete
Good Morning Carol, Hey you just never know what is hiding in a stack of wood scraps, do you? I just told Steve last night that I'm looking forward to our weather getting a little bite colder, so that I can wear that sweatshirt . . . it's perfect for my new country life and red is my favorite color :)Delete
You are so creative!ReplyDelete
Thank you :}Delete
Happy Tuesday to you, Connie. Those spools turned out great. Honestly, you always come up with the best ideas... :)ReplyDelete
Good Morning Dee, and you are always so filled with praise and good cheer . . . thank you . . . you never fail to put a smile on my face.Delete