Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Maybe it goes back to when I was in school or maybe it’s because I was a summer baby, but I don’t want summer to be over! It is my favorite season of the year because it is so carefree and relaxed. People go on vacation and play outside. You feel like a kid again in the summer and I’m just sad it’s almost over. We did not get to go on vacation this year. All four of us have very different work schedules and having two new babies in the family made it impossible to get away for a ‘real’ vacation. Here are a couple of pictures from past vacations.

I’m digging for diamonds! One of our favorite vacation destinations is Murfreesboro, AR to dig for diamonds. Sometimes when you are under a lot of stress it is good to go sit in the dirt and dig. Like when you were a kid, except here, you might find something valuable.

Here was another memorable vacation. My dream had been to visit Fallingwater. We went there a few years back when we went to Washington D. C. Here I am on the balcony, (in the middle) proof that I was there. It is a gorgeous place. I want to go back so bad.

Here is my picture of that most famous shot of Fallingwater.

We have been tagged by Patty of Pipstitch to name seven quirks about ourselves. My first reaction was, ‘What quirks, I don’t have any quirks.’ I did manage to come up with a few though. I’ll do mine today and Lindsey can do hers tomorrow on her post.

1. I hate telephones! Don’t like to answer them or call on them. If I don’t know who’s number it is, I won’t answer it. I’m not quite sure where this aversion comes from.

2. I weigh every morning. After I go to the bathroom and without a stitch on, I weight. Yep, quite obsessed!

3. I like to be home and I don’t like going to work so, I wait until ten minutes before I have to leave for work to get ready. I linger over blogs, I comment, I pretend I am a housewife and nothing more until I absolutely have to get ready or I’ll be late.

4. Frank Lloyd Wright once said, ‘Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.’ I am the same way, I would rather have something I want than have new underwear!

5. I can’t sit and watch tv without doing something else. I have to be working on some craft project because I can’t stand to waste all that time just watching tv.

6. I hate to put away the clean dishes from the dishwasher, especially the silver ware, that is the Worst. I love putting the dirty dishes in though.

7. This one is kind of bad, I don’t like to make plans. One of my favorite
sayings is, “Let’s just play it by ear.” I like being spontaneous, what
can I say?

Patty also gave me an award that I must say, means a lot to me. It is the Super Commenter Award. I enjoy leaving comments as much as anything about blogging. I want you all to know how wonderful you are and how you brighten my days and bring joy to my heart, so I comment quite a bit. When we first discovered blogs and before we had one our selves, I would read a post that would touch me in a certain way and I would try to leave a comment and couldn’t figure out how. I would get so frustrated! It took me a long time and several lessons from Lindsey to figure out how to leave one. I can now type in our URL without even looking!

I would like to pass this award on to all the people who faithfully read and comment on our blog. I am sure we have the most loyal readers and we appreciate and love each and every one of you!

It is now time to announce our 100th post give away! This is it our 100th! When we first started we didn’t know if we’d ever make it this far. Our first post was Dec. 23rd ’07. We didn’t get a comment until Feb. 5th, from Angie at Quilly Silly. She will always be close to my heart for that reason. We just want to show our appreciation to all of you who make blogging so much fun and who we think of as friends. Just leave a comment between now and next Monday and we’ll announce the winner on my next Tuesday post. We will be adding more and more to the giveaway as the week goes on so this isn't everything that the winner will recieve!

Of course, I have been crafting. Making house shoes for the shop and for Christmas gifts. I always give lots of these as gifts for Christmas and they always seem to be appreciated.

My recommended blog of the week is Cottage Affairs. Go. Now. This is a seriously cute blog. I don’t know why I never ran into her before, but she is my kind of girl. Her name is Anita and she likes pretty vintage things and writes in a fun way. What could be better?

I was in the thrift store the other day and a sign on the wall said: God will not give you more than you can handle. I wish God didn’t trust me so much!

Wishing you much happiness! Twyla


Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Congratulations! (and I'm the first comment today, hooray!) We share a lot of quirks, Twyla - and a love of Fallingwater. What a great place.

Vintage Tea said...

Congratulations and your 100th post.

Victoria xxx

Sherry said...

I love your post today Twyla! You made me giggle a lot. I have several of your quirks. Does that make me quirky or normal? I wish God didn't trust me so much too! I'm not quite sure why he does?

Have a great day!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Twyla,
oh I love mrs twitty(:)
so glad you came over ~!!
Yup summer is a time that we all feel like kids again.. glad you said that ..
...and you lost 100 lbs wow that is wonderful.. I am aiming for 30 right now need more but time will tell..thanks for the motivation dear..you have a darling site and love your crafts~!!
big hugs, Patty

Heidi Ann said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! That is exciting - I know I was excited when I hit that milestone, too. I really enjoy your blog, and I know exactly how you feel about comments. I still am thrilled to see each and every new comment, because I don't get all that many. I'm so grateful for every one- especially from loyal readers like you! And when someone brand new leaves a comment? Whoo hoo!

Holly said...

Hi, crazy crafter Twyla!

Glad you kept at the computers! Although I've had e mail since 91, I've only had the Internet for 2 years! It's funny how hard something new can seem and then it just becomes second nature.

Have a great day!

~ Hearts from Holly~

Holly said...

Oh! PS! The give away looks fun! Count me in!

Happy @ Home said...

Congratulations on your award. You are so deserving as you are such a sweet and faithful commentor.

I got a kick out of your quirks. I'm kind of like that with the telephone too except there are a few people that I can talk to for a long time.

Your giveaway is looking very fun.



Hi "girls" :)
Happy 100th posts..I am so suprized that you didn't get a comment right away, form your first post. Now look and see how many friends you have!!Did you find any diamonds while digging??
Please enter me in your l00th post giveaway!!!Looks fun :)!Talk to you soon..Warmly, Deb

Dawn said...

ahhhh....yes -- that is exactly what I feel when reading your posts, Twyla! -- pure happiness.

Linda Lou said...

Yeah Twyla! - 100 posts, there is much to celebrate - it is a big accomplishment. I always wanted to go to Fallingwater. It looks so beautiful. Don't worry we all have quirks, one of mine is guessing how many emails I have in the morning when I sign on my computer. I have an addiction to General Hospital, my guilty pleasure. I am not much of a phone talker either. I like eyeball to eyeball conversation.

Hilda said...

Lindsey and Twyla,
Can I just say that I LOVE your blog!! I just love seeing what you make and all your vintage finds! Congrats on your 100th post!

countrygirl3031 said...

Hi girlies...Congrats on the 100th post! I, too, have a lot of qwirks, just like you...but we'd be pretty boring if we didn't..lol.

I'm learning so much from you gals...and I'm so glad we're friends.

Count me in on the giveaway..I might have to go over to your etsy. My mom used to make the house shoes...and I really miss them!!!


karlascottage.typepad.com said...

We would get along great, by the looks of your list! (except for the weighing in, I avoid scales!)

Patricia said...

I so enjoyed your post today and also I had a great visit to the blog you suggested - lovely. We are much alike in our dislikes. I am with you on 1,4,5,6,&7 !!! Lokking forward to next Tuesday !

Patty said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! I think I found your blog through A Post A Day In May. I'm glad I did since I really enjoy seeing all of your treasures.

Patty said...

Oh and thanks for doing the quirks! I'm the same way about phones.

Knot Garden said...

I enjoyed reading about your quirks - I am exactly the same about telephones. Congrats on your 100th post!

Jessica said...

I want to return Congratulations to you on your 100th post and thank you for stopping by mine!

Keep up the good work!

Threeundertwo said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! What a lovely blog! I surfed over from Pip stitch.

bonbon momma said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Mazel Tov!

Becca said...

Congratulations on your 100th post.Your blog makes me smile.

Debbie said...

congrats on your 100th post, I am almost there myself so I need to get some things together for a giveaway.


Shanda said...

Good morning girls, I couldn't pass up a chance to enter your sweet giveaway. I hope you all have a lot of fun with this and congrats on the 100th post.

Anita said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you for the sweet, sweet blurb about me and my blog!!! You are so kind. I've just been feeling like I don't blog enough and am letting my (few that I have) readers down by not doing so and contemplating just deleting my blog and you've soooo inspired me to keep going. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I've enjoyed your comments on my blog so much!

Happy 100th post!!! I think it's awesome and I'm loving catching up on your posts. Happy Friday to you both! I think it's so neat that you are doing this together as a mother/daughter thing. What a great way to bond!

You've also inspired me to work harder at losing weight as well. I think it's marvelous what you've accomplished - keep up the great work!


Jennifer Lewis said...

I love all the stuff you find. The baby planters are right up my alley. I started a blog, but I just don't know how all of you guys do it. I enjoy reading them and looking at all the crafty items!

Anna M. said...

What a fun giveaway...and congratulations on post #100!!! I hope I win! You have a fun blog...you find some really great treasures! =)

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