Monday, May 16, 2011

And now we will resume our regularly scheduled programming

Since I last chatted with you…

My very old computer suddenly decided it was All Done.

Even if I was not.

While waiting and waiting and waiting for its replacement to arrive (“… blah blah important computer-ish part on back order blah blah blah …”), the following is some of what was accomplished:

Re-wired four lamps.


Made that sofa slipcover at last! (from Ikea curtain panels) The ottoman is next in line which will be a breeze compared to the sofa.

Completely rearranged the Doily Factory and its roommate, the Etsy Inventory Storage Facility, the contents of which were co-mingling in a dangerous way with the summer Vintage Market things-to-sell-stash.

Sent many boxes of miscellaneous to the local Senior Center thrift shop.  While unsettling to come across my former stuff on their store shelves, so far I have successfully avoided the horror of accidentally re-purchasing something I donated.

Yard-saled with mixed results. A few small victories here and there but no Big Scores lately.

Hosted a birthday celebration.  (Did not paint the white sideboard. Yet.)

{ this flag pillow is a mini version of last year's jumbo size flag pillow }

Some sewing.

Computer situation is resolved at last. So glad to be back!


  1. Oh Amy, I've missed you so! I was a little worried about you, and am glad it's "only" a computer issue. Welcome back!

    Been there, done that, regarding your donations staring back at you from the store shelves.......and it's no wonder why you're drawn to it, since that's the reason you bought it the first time. :)

  2. I had missed you, but I know we are all busy with other things in life beside blogging. Glad you're back and that you got so much accomplished!!!

  3. Welcome Home Amy!!

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  4. Welcome back.. Lots got accomplished while waiting though.

  5. Oh, thankheavens. You're safe. I was afraid you were rooting around in the Vintage Market Storage Facility and something unthinkable happened. I've been doing a bit of rearranging in the Scary Basement. Photos will not be forthcoming.

  6. So glad you are back. Missed seeing your purchases and your beautiful creations. Blessings!

  7. Glad you're back. I wish I could report that I accomplished lots in your absence.

  8. I'm glad to see you back and posting again! I know it's a nuisance to deal with these computers! ♥ Love your pretty linens! ♥

  9. Is there anything better than the comfort of rearranging? Okay, a good vintage treasure...but both is dreamy. Nice to see you back again. Smiles...Renee

  10. you had a very productive forced leave of absence. way to go but happy to see a new post. your humor always makes my day.


  11. Clap, clap, clap!! Amy's Back!! Oh good heavens. That rhymed. Sorry about that. Seriously - GLAD to SEE ya! Happy to hear that you weren't trapped in your garage with no determinable method of escape. :o) Love those lamps you rewired! Very pretty. Cheers - Kathy

  12. So happy to see you back, I was starting to wonder if you were trapped under something in the Garage Where Cars Can't Park! BTW... love those lamps you wired.

  13. I HAD to laugh! my favorite thrift store is the Senior Center's here in town. I donate to them regularly. One day I was feeling 'too fabric stashed' and got rid of some pieces I didn't think I'd use. A few weeks later I found one of them and thought, "why did I get rid of that?" and bought it back!, so wrong...but at that moment, I had to. Good luck in that you don't dare do the same! LOL

  14. Alright, Wonder Woman, you've put me to shame! Cannot believe all you've accomplished ~ good on ya:) Now that you've properly motivated me, gotta quit blog reading and get back to sewing!

  15. I was wondering??? Glad your Ok and BACK! Welcome to Blogging for Bliss Sista!!

  16. Welcome back. Sound like you have been putting your time away to good use at least! LOL! Must feel good to have a few of those items checked of the old to-do-list.

  17. WELCOME back GORGEOUS....I TOO have missed you....!

    I'm FRIGHTFULLY envious at how busy you've been....Would you like to come 'down here' & give me a hand for a week or so....**wink**....??!

    I had a chuckle at your "accidentally re-purchasing something I donated" comment....If had a DOLLAR for every time I've popped into the local Op-Shop & MARVELLED at some Treasure I had donated myself, I reckon I could take a WEEK off....hahahahaha....I HAVEN'T made the mistake of re-purchasing YET....But I've come close....!

    Well Amy Love I hope you're having a FANTABULOUS week....!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah xx

  18. Aw, I'm sorry your computer died. That's always heartbreaking, like loosing a friend for us web-folks.

    Looks like a lot happened in the meantime, though. Beautiful photos of productivity!

  19. You've been one busy lady. I never tackled an entire sofa before, only the little stuff. Great job. Wouldn't that be funny to actually re-purchase your own donated stuff. Well, something attracted you to it in the first place, why not again? Glad to your your pesky computer problems are behind you.

  20. You can re-wire lamps?! You never cease to amaze, Amy. I have a couple of oldies and I just cross my fingers everytime I turn them on!
    Like I always say, Safety First!

  21. Yeah! So glad you're back! But I have to confess - I am mightily distracted by that last photo. Mini flag pillows? Must have! Little bluebird sachets? Must have! Pretty turquoise lilac pillow? MUST HAVE! What are you going to do with all of these? Sell them to me? I hope so!

    I am way impressed with your industriousness. Somehow whenever my computer takes a vacation, I end up finding things to read instead of getting busy.

  22. You are are keeping busy. I feel like half the time I am just trying to keep up. My aunt and cousin are notorious for purchasing each other's stuff at the consignment store. :/ Good luck with all the upcoming sales. Best wishes, Tammy

  23. Glad to see you back Amy, you have accomplished quite a lot! I am liking the way the sofa is looking.

  24. Hi Amy,
    Not sure I can live without that lilac/jadite green pillow! Am I too late? Is it true that we were both vendors at FJS in Puyallup but didn't meet up face to face? Will you be at A Vintage Gathering in July?

  25. Love those glass lamps~ they're so great!! I need to learn how to rewire a floor lamp I've got... it's been on my to-do list for about three years now...

  26. Well, I love, love the bird cards! And your shelf of finds=)!


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