Feb 7, 2009


Don't you just love FRIENDS!!!!!

Both old and new... they can lighten your spirit and make your day. I have had the bestest last two days ever.

On Thursday I went on a "field trip" to an old salvage yard in Salt Lake with my dear friend Sue F and a new friend "MIMI SUE" check out her blog because she has more pics of our adventure and a ton of cute stuff.

This place was awesome! Of course we have to take pictures.

So much stuff and such a small car. Good thing I didn't bring a truck or who knows what we might have brought home.

I have a fetish for old doorknobs and things.

But the score of the day was this!

An old ironing board cupboard.

I've been wanting one of these forever and since I am trying to clean up my sewing room, I have just the place for it. (Yipeee, Happy Dance!)

Then of course there are presents! When we go through our daily lives and see something cute and either make or buy it, we don't just do one for ourselves but have to do one for friends as well.

Both Sues gave me presents.

Mimi Sue made me the
cutest pincushion ever.

She even posted the instructions here
I love it! Thank you Mimi.

Then Sue F made me some way cute clips for my picture board. She even used some of her most precious buttons. Now that is true friendship! Thank you Sue.

Then yesterday, my dear friend Vickie and I went out for a birthday celebration. Our Birthdays are both in January but because of busy schedules couldn't get together until yesterday. We went out for lunch and went shopping for some supplies "Vinyl" in Salt Lake City, and then went to a movie.

This is what she got me.

I love, love, love it!
Thank you Vickie.

And this is what I made her.

I swear it's been like Christmas all over again.


Nola @ the Alamo said...

We had an ironing board like that when I was growing up; my brother has it in his home now. I'd love to find one to put in my home, even though I rarely iron.
I just found you this am via Mimi Sue, now I'm putting you on my Google Reader, you've got so many cute ideas!

mercyottis said...

I could also ditto Nola, So hello via Mimi's blog! What a neat find, an ironing board cupboard! I so want one of those. My friends husband made her one, lucky girl. I love your "Love letters" !
♥ Lewaina

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Janis!

Now how fun is that to have a day with friends and especially Mimi Sue! One of my favorite bloggers as you! I love those kind of days! What sweet gifts you recieved and wishing you a belated Happy Birhtday!!!

Wow, your lettering is fantasic and they are BIG! I have always wanted some that say "EAT CAKE". Let's talk!


elaine said...

We were just talking about ironing board cupboards the other day! I remember there being one in the house when I was a young child. I'm sure they'd be a hit here in Japan where space is such an issue. Ironing boards here are very small & close to the floor. Some of my students were amazed & very envious when I told them that in Canada I can stand up to iron instead of sitting on the floor!

Mimi Sue said...

It was so fun. I had a great time. Thanks again for taking me. I love your toile throw. Is that what it is? It'd look really good in my bedroom, no? Mimi

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great finds! I used to have an ironing board like that in our first home. Loved it!


Sheila :-)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Grams,
Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Looks like a wonderful shopping trip!

The ironing board was a wonderful find!

ann said...

I sure wish I had that ironing board cabinet.I wonder why they won't still make them to find that unsightly thing?I would LOVE to know how much you paid.Thanks for joining 2nd time around...Ann

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

That ironing board cupboard was quite the find!

I was just telling hubby this weekend that we needed to investigate the salvage yards in our area. Antique stores want too much money for this kind of stuff.

ellen b said...

Oh that salvage yard looks like my kind of fun! What fun stuff you bought. I like your presents too.

Sherri S said...

COOL ironing board cupboard! I just love that cupcake pin cushion idea too. Saw it on her blog and thought even though I don't 'sew' I might could make that!

Sassy said...

HOLY SCHMOLY...the more I scroll down your blog...I want to move next door to you...you are super talented and so fun and I love vintage and paper crafts and just about everything you have done here...