Monday, March 23, 2015

Photo A Day Week 12

Day 75 - After
After winter comes spring.  Finally seeing the signs.

Day 76 - Hobby

Day 77- Text

Day 78 - Private
My journal holds my private thoughts, good and bad.

Day 80 - Hand-drawn
Some of Shylee's hand-drawn and hand-colored art work on my fridge.

Day 81 - Sun-flare

Day 82 - Leaves
The ivy that grows wild...everywhere.

It was a long week but a good one.  I'm adjusting to being an early bird instead of a night owl!  I might actually miss driving Michael in to work each morning when he's able to drive again.  Maybe!  I'm hoping to do some sewing this week.  I'm feeling the need to hear the hum of the sewing machine.
What are your plans this week?
xo Annette xo

270.  learning to appreciate the early mornings
271.  Michael improves a little each day
272.  finding inspiration in unexpected places
273.  beautiful sunrises
274.  Sean's broken arm is healing nicely
275.  signs of spring


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Photo A Day Week 11

Whew, I'm finally caught up with the photos!  My headaches are gone and Michael is healing slowly but surely.  He's not able to drive, so I've been getting up early to take him to work.  It's been all kinds of interesting, because I. am. not. a. morning. person.

I saw a theme in this week's prompts, so all the photos are from the sewing room.

Day 68 - Make
My main making tool.

Day 69 - Floral
Pretty floral fabric

Day 70 - Happy Place
I know you've seen this too many times, but it makes me happy!

Day 71 - Details
I was taking close ups of the whole spool of twine when I noticed the frayed end.

Day 72 - Color

Day 73 - Favorite
My favorite fabric combo.  I'll be making pillows for the couch.

Day 74 - Small
Tiny mother of pearl buttons.

Are you having a good week?  I hope you are.  I'm enjoying the warm(er) weather.  Spring is almost here!!!

xo Annette xo

267.  beautiful sunsets
268.  slow but steady healing for Michael
269.  afternoon power naps

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Photo A Day Week 10

I am so late with this post.  The week started off with a migraine that continually got worse before it got better.  Then we unexpectedly had Shylee for the weekend, which wasn't a problem, but Michael ended up at the emergency room on Sunday for almost six hours.  Taking photos wasn't exactly at the top of my list!  Michael is now seeing a chiropractor for torticollis.  His neck and shoulder muscles seized up, causing severe pain.  I had never heard of it until this week!

Day 61 - Part of me
I thought of many different things for this prompt, but I kept going back to Sean and Erin.  They are forever and always a part of me.  I went back through the archives for this one since I don't have a recent one of the two of them together.

Day 62 - Open
The pantry door doesn't latch completely closed and pops open more often than not.

Day 63 - Geometric
Shylee's step stool

Day 64 - Out the window
This is the view from the bedroom window.  And I really hope it's the last snow of the season!

Day 65 - Remedy
The same view the day after the snow.  The sun and blue skies were the remedy for the winter blues.

Day 66 - Sweet
I think a sleeping child is the sweetest thing.

Day 67 - Young
The red bud tree Erin gave me last year for Mother's Day.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and everyone is well.  We tend to take that wellness thing for granted sometimes.  I know I do anyway.
xo Annette xo

262.  temperatures in the 50's
263.  running errands without a coat on
264.  unexpected weekend with Shylee
265.  thinking ahead and taking stuff to keep Shylee occupied at the emergency room
266.  caring nurses

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Baby, It's Cold Outside





In between the snow storms, we had a day of sleet and freezing rain.  It wasn't bad.  Just enough to keep everyone home and make everything look pretty for a while.  It was cold.  This has been the coldest winter.  Spring can't come soon enough!

I hope you have a fabulous (and warm) weekend!

xo Annette xo

258.  March
259.  listening to 70's music
260.  crossing things off the to-do list
261.  my toasty warm house


Monday, March 2, 2015

Photo A Day Week 9

It's March.  That means it will be spring soon, right?  Gosh, I hope so!

Day 54 - Fix
This drawer is in a dresser in the guest room.  Michael tends to carry tools upstairs to fix something, and forgets to bring them back down.

Day 55 - 12:00
The sky at noon,

Day 56 - Reflection
I didn't even notice the reflection in the window until I uploaded the photo to the computer.  I was just trying to capture the sunset.

Day 57 - Grow
I don't have a green thumb, but I've had some luck in the past with African Violets.  I hope this one grows for a very long time.

Day 58 - Still life
I wish I knew more about photo styling.

Day 59 - Thank You
Thank you little cardinal for staying put long enough for me to take your picture.

Day 60 - Starts with R
They were so very good.

I've been following along with the photo a day challenge from Fat Mum Slim.  You can join up at any time if you would like to follow along.

Have a fabulous week!

xo Annette xo

253.  videos that made me laugh out loud
254.  going to bed and finding my electric blanket already turned on
255.  the power staying on after a day of icing
256.  helpful hints that are actually helpful
257.  the aroma of Michael's cinnamon/sugar toast on a cold winter morning

Monday, February 23, 2015

Photo A Day Week 8

Day 47 - From where I stand
It looks cold out there.

Day 48 - Routine
My daily routine was messed up because Michael was working at home.

Day 49 - Bedside
I was staying in a hotel this day and the bedside isn't very interesting.

Day 50 - Fresh

Day 51 - This is so me

Day 52 - Matching
Shylee's matching hat, scarf, and gloves

Day 53 - Macro
My favorite model, again.

It was so nice to go spend time with my girls and then bring Shylee home for the weekend.  I could have done without the below zero wind chill, but it is still February after all!

Have a fabulous week!

xo Annette xo

249.  that I can decide on a whim to pack a bag and go see my girls a day early
250.  seeing Shylee happy
251.  the wind stopped blowing
252.  knowing I'm loved


Monday, February 16, 2015

Photo A Day Week 7

It was so so cold this last week and this coming week promises to be just as cold but with snow.  At least it's not as bad here as it is in Boston.  See, there's always something to be thankful for!

Day 40 - Energy

Day 41 - This inspires me
The fabric, books, magazines, colors.  Inspires me every time I walk in this room.

Day 42 - On the wall
Our house was built in 1976.  The chimney has a bicentennial brick on the outside and also one on the inside under the mantle.  I liked it because I graduated from high school that year!

Day 43 - Pointy
My straight pins.

Day 44 - Temptation
So very tempting.

Day 45 - Love

Day 46 - Spot
I spotted a cardinal and blue jay in the back yard at the same time.

I hope your week is off to a good start.  I'm looking forward to seeing my girls and maybe spending some time in the sewing room.  What will you be doing this week?

xo Annette xo

244.  longer days
245.  learning to live in the moment
246.  love...in all it's different forms
247.  observing the angst and awkwardness of teenagers before a Valentine's dance and being                relieved that I made it through my teens and my kids' teens         
248.  discovering new facts about Michael's childhood


Monday, February 9, 2015

Photo A Day Week 6

I got behind this week and had to play catch up in one day...not fun!  Life gets in the way sometimes and you do what you have to do.  It will probably happen again before the year is over!

Day 33 - Mail
This was happy mail.  One of two orders I placed on Etsy and it came just in time for this prompt.

Day 34 - Water
I don't know how many pictures I took of a water splash that didn't turn out.  I finally just took this up close shot of water in a fancy glass.

Day 35 - Reward
My reward for walking past the bakery and candy aisle without buying something.

Day 36 - Something blue
Last summer I got new glasses.  I didn't pay attention to what brand or designer they were, I just liked the way they looked.  When I went back to pick them up and they pulled the Tiffany blue box out of the tray I was a little surprised.  By the time they showed me the glasses case, pouch, cleaning cloth, and certificate of authenticity, I was laughing.  It's probably the only thing I will ever own from Tiffany's!

Day 37 - Makes me smile
Annie makes me smile every day...even when she turns away from the camera.

Day 38 - Stripes
In my dining room.

Day 39 - In my bag
There is nothing exciting in my bag.  But it's colorful and makes me happy!

I hope you have a good week.  
xo Annette xo

240.  an old friend finding me on facebook
241.  Downton Abbey tea from Sean
242.  common sense
244.  a weekend with Shylee