Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cat in the Sun



Seems even the cats


aren't enjoying the relentless


Ohio sun so much lately




getting this piece ready for eBay


turned out just right


after the tea dyeing





I've spent some time


off and on


the past week


rearranging a few rooms


at my parents house


to make life easier for Dad


when he gets home (today)...




these painted Shaker boxes


were always on the


"give to Kelley" list


for when Mom got tired of them...


since she couldn't find the right


place to move them to


she decided they'd look best


at my house




they sure do!


I'm thinking she purchased these


in the early 80's


at a craft show


handmade in Zoar, Ohio




the price on the largest one


is $65


next size is $48




Shaker boxes


near the top of my


Very Favorite Things list







look what I picked in the garden this morning


what a great landlord


I have for letting me


help myself




still waiting for tomatoes


for making fresh salsa


will probably buy some later this week


at one of the many


farm markets I pass on the way to work



We're starting a voluntary 10 week


Commit to Fit


challenge at work this week


(yesterday and today)




so I'll be getting weighed once I get there


then once a week until October


there will be incentives


plus a grand prize for the winning team...




my team leader says


Jillian from the biggest loser


has nothing on her...and I believe it


since she's lost over 180


pounds over the past 3 years...


10 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Love your new piece and the boxes your mom gave you are really wonderful. I finally see green beans on the plants, can't wait to pick them, will be eating tomato sauce and beans till it comes out of my ears, lol.

Debbie

Orange Sink said...

Kelley,
Wonderful Cat in the Sun piece! I want to get one of your designs from the booklet hooked so bad! Things are fighting me here though!
Your Dad is coming home! Yay! Will be keeping you and your parents in my thoughts and prayers!
Sending good energies for the weight loss program too! The last few weeks I've been on a self-imposed program too....... Your veggies look healthy!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Joanne said...

Just love your cat in the sun! Gorgeous! Those shaker boxes are drool worry - i have my eye on my Mom's natural stained ones that were in her family for a while - ones in her sewing room filled with this and that - think I could stick a different box in there and make a switch? So happy your Dad is comming home - a lot of work for you but he will feel so much better at home! Oh Hospital Fit Club - wishing you the best of luck with it - i know you can do it!

primitivebettys said...

Cute piece! Awesome boxes! And, Kelley, I just know you are going to do wonderful with your fitness plan! Knock their socks off girl!!! :)

jennifer768 said...

Love the cat in the sun piece! The boxes from your mom ,well they are a treasure.Glad that your dad is coming home. Have a great day,Jen

HomeSpunPrims said...

LOVE, LOVE YOUR NEW PN PIECE KELLEY. AND THE STACK OF BOXES ARE WONDERFUL. BEST WISHES ON YOUR FITNESS TRAINING. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE, BETTER HEALTH! YOU CAN DO IT GIRL!!!!

deb said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the cat!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doris said...

Love your kitty piece and the boxes are beautiful. Fresh veggies from the garden so appealing. Your Dr Oz poster is neat too, funny though.

Farm Field Primitives said...

Your punch needle is so cute. Our kitties are finding cool spots here as well. One has even camped himself in a tree to keep cool. Have a wonderful day.
Blessings....
Melissa

Mary said...

Oh my goodness how brave. You couldn't pay me to get on a scale at work. Have mercy! Never!!!! LOL!!!