Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Thoughts

My choice is You, God, first and only.
And now I find I'm Your choice!
You set me up with a house and a yard.
And then You made me Your heir!
Psalm 16:5-6 (The Message)

Thursday, November 26, 2009


"I will praise God's name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving."
Psalm 69:30

Blessings to you on Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

McKinney Texas Happenings

Great things are happening in McKinney during this Christmas Season...check out the activities below (and I've included links so you can get all the latest info on the "happenings!")

This weekend is the 29th Annual Dickens of a Christmas...Home for the Holidays!!!

This is an old fashioned festival with horse drawn carriages, strolling carolers, visits with Santa, the Christmas tree lighting and activities for all ages. This even is help for three (3) days November 27, 28 and 29.)

Friday, November 27 the festival will launch with an "Earlier than the Bird" shopping extravaganza followed by festive activities throughout the day.

Click HERE for more info!

Also coming up the first weekend in December in McKinney is the Holiday Tour of Homes, a Holiday tradition for 23 years! Check out the house (I've included a sneak peek and a link to purchase tickets if you are in the area!)

The 36th Annual Holiday Tour of Home
Saturday & Sunday December 5th & 6th

Six wonderful homes from the McKinney Historic District
You can Buy Tickets HERE

Here's a sneak peek of the homes on the tour this year.....

I'll be looking for you in McKinney!

Have a Great Thanksgiving,


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Thoughts

I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me;
I was found by those who did not seek me.
To a nation that did not call on my name,
I said, 'Here am I, here am I.'
~ Isaiah 65:1

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tattered Bliss Sale!

I know...again I've been gone too long. Not going to believe it, but I took a "full" time job. Just a little clarity to that statement...I'm doing a consulting project for my city's IT Department. What can I say? The job just fell into my lap, so I'm going to give it a try. Since I'll be "dating" the city for awhile, I can decide if I want to "get married" once the hiring freeze is lifted. I'll just have to figure out when I'm going to sew and create. I'm sure I'll be able to make time, once I get into the swing of things.

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Tattered Bliss sale. I was not able to go on Friday (the day of the sale), but went on Saturday while they were putting things away. Miss Janice bought a chair, so I went with her to pick it up, and the ladies were gracious enough to let me take pictures...and shop while they packed.

The house was absolutely beautiful. I took many pictures and will just let you enjoy.
Entry way.

Dining Room...
Doorway to Kitchen...

Chandelier in Dining Room

I love that all the cabinets look like furniture.

Laundry room Bath off kitchen

KitchenI love that all the cabinets look like furniture.

The sink faces the eating area

This is the sink side. Too cute.

This TV hides away in this cabinet when not in use.

Eating area in Kitchen - leads to back yard.
There were so many wonderful items outside...

Many of the items came from Germany

Small guest bath off the living room

Cute curtain from a vintage dresser scarf. Living Room stairway. They had items placed on the stairs for sale...and laid out so they prevent anyone from going upstairs. I didn't get a close up, but there are some old German tree holders on the stairs...I was able to get one when I arrived on Saturday. Too cute! I have a close up of the tree holder and it will be at the end of the post.

Living Room Fire place

Master bedroom curtains and nook

There were so many lovely linens from Germany.
Master bath....

Again, it all looks like furniture.

Next year I hope to attend the sale the first day. I was able to buy a German embroidered table runner and some vintage red and white napkins.

And here's my small German tree holder.I'm going to be sure and get there early next year!