Wednesday, November 10

reasons to be cheerful...


1: little olive did not run away yesterday, unlike the day before. just thinking of a little pesky daxie out in the 'wooded' world beyond our acre of moss made monday afternoon a little fretful

2: Miss Lou Dearie's parcel of retro fabrics turned up on Mossy Shed's doorstep, winging it's way from old blighty. after putting them on a stool and admiring their retro goodness, i could contain myself no longer and had to rifle through them


3: a spiffy pair of retro curtains found within Miss Lou Dearies pile now adds the prefect granny chic charm to our lounge


4: Mr Sun has his hat on for the first time in quite the while. 'tis still a bit nippy in the air, however i may go outside in a bit and stand like a sunflower in the middle of the yard. pesky little olive may come too, if she promises to behave

5: a little japanese wooden doll found me on friday night upon the shelves of despair. she was not on the usual 'forsaken souls' shelf but stuffed rather undignified amongst the 'wooden finds'. i pulled her carefully out from under a wooden platter, she smiled shyly and i was smitten. took her home and gave her a little string scarf of granny knicker pink.

6: apparently there is no school tomorrow, therefore the 6:30am alarm will be switched off. that alone is cause for cheer in the shed.

7: one week today, my folks arrive from across the pond, the excitement within the shed is building to fever pitch.


8: the outline for my book is coming together, therefore Janine has given me the nod to continue along the book path. i have four key words written above my desk, 'gathering, writing, making, doing' in an attempt to ward off any unwelcome advances from Mr Procrastinator

even with a day off school, she is cheerfully hoping for a gleeful 'how-to' on friday, ~ Tif

19 comments:

Erin said...

We are off tomorrow too! No alarm clocks will be set in my house either! Cause to celebrate!!

beki said...

Oh my, I'm drooling over the fabrics from Miss Lou!!

lespommettesduchat said...

Je découvre ton blog et suis sous le charme.
Je reviendrai...
A bientot ^..^

mary jane said...

'gathering, writing, making, doing'

my new mantra.

merci!

Angela (Posy Moe) said...

All wonderful reasons to be cheerful!

jenny b harris said...

You've worked some sort of magic on me, and I am falling in love with your granny chic aesthetic. Lovely!

Heidi Reszies Lewis said...

Your "Reasons to Be Cheerful" made me smile, at the end of an otherwise completely uncheery day... Among other things, our young cat, Olive (who, by the way came to us with that name a few weeks ago, so I suppose you could call her our "Used Cat Olive") came home from the vet today after surgery with a whopping bill of nine hundred fifty-nine dollars and twenty-five cents. She had swallowed a rather long piece of string and, well, I won't go into the details, but it required surgical removal and a long list of medical supplies. We are glad she's home, but I do wish she'd appear to be more grateful after causing all this mischief.
Anyway, thanks for sharing your sunny outlook.
-Heidi in Folk City
http://folkcity.blogspot.com

Clara said...

Sounds like there is a a plan in the works. Family for a visit will be fun I am sure.

Sharon said...

oh my goodness there is so much good stuff going on there are your mossy shed your head must be spinning! your dottie angel ltd is so exciting i am feeling the excitement all the way here on the east coast.....i am so thrilled for you...congrats you!

Naturally Carol said...

Loving the curtains, they really do look sunny!

meg said...

ah, I wish I could turn off the baby alarm clock that always seems to go off a little too early.

Ctina said...

OMG! The curtains in the pic under #2 are awesome. I used to have some like that with a matching bedspread, shams and bed skirt in pinks, purples and oranges. You know what I did with them? I sold them in a yard sale OF ALL THINGS!!!! It was years ago before I realized how much I would love vintage. Sighhh. So many things I have let go of only wishing I could get them back.

agnesdarlinghome said...

Wow that pile of gifted fabric looks amazing!
So glad little Olive is safe.

Ruby said...

I'm lovin that 'home' sign, so charming :)
~Ruby
http://wroughtironstyle.wordpress.com

tea 4 tootles said...

Diggin' your blog, have learned so much! Thanks!

Julia said...

I love that you remind me to list reasons to be cheerful on the days when Mr. Blah is around as he is today.

Thank you!

Carol said...

Those pesky little pets, Tif, they make our hearts go thud, thud, thud - behave yourself Miss Olive!
Love the peachy fabric pile, lucky girl.
I am sure you are indeed bursting with excitement and hanging out the bunting ready for the visit from your folks.
Carol xx

wood & wool stool said...

One of my reasons to be cheerful is to have a peak at your blog or flick and see what you've created to make the world a bit more beautiful! x friday is a good day!

dottie angel said...

thank you kindly my lovelies! indeed you are another reason for me to be cheerful, always so lovely with your comments :)