Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Isn't this basket just adorable? It's the basket I received from my May Basket Swap that Artsymama organized. My swap partner (Katie) and I exchanged addresses and found that we live only about 10 miles from each other - small world - for both of us to have fortunately found Artsymama's blog ~ we spoke about how much we enjoy Artsymama's creations.
Okay, I'm not sure how many more times I can put Artsymama in this post but if you leave me a comment on how many times I used it in this post I'll put you in for a drawing for a special prize. I'll post the prize when I post the winner! (International friends are welcome too)! All you have to do is leave me a comment today with the correct # of times I said "Artsymama". I'll do the drawing on Friday of this week.

A corner of my house.....
I love the blogs that I read that show snippets/corners of their home ~ so I'm gonna start that on Tuesdays on my blog

The entire time we lived in England I really wanted a tapestry. The ones I liked the most were in the $700-$800 price range. Those figures I saved to spend on furniture but just couldn't fatham spending that on something I was going to hang on the wall. Visiting the castles and stately homes around England made me want one even more.
We left England the first time in 2000 and moved to Nebraska and within two weeks of moving there the base store had a sale on rugs and tapestries and I landed this beauty for $299.00. It is just as gorgeous (doesn't have the age on it that I liked about the English tapestries) but the price was certainly right! In Nebraksa I had it in my formal living room and it looked magicial with the 12 ft. high ceilings. It's proudly displayed now (in our GA home) in the dining area of our kitchen.

Off to my last day with the bowling league on base (for this season anyway). My dad leaves today to drive up to see my older sister and her family ~ will miss having him here but he'll be back in a couple of weeks with my mom.
Have a blessed Tuesday!


Cami said...

what a neat basket of fun stuff you received! sounds like a fun swap. I love the idea of sharing a corner of your house...what a beautiful tapestry!

Dragonlady said...


beautiful may basket..

Anonymous said...

Love your basket! Can't wait to receive mine! What a fun swap. Five ArtsyMama's (it's fun to say isn't it)?


Kim said...

Your basket is beautiful, cute, & so creative. Thanks for sharing! The tapestry is absolutely gorgeous. I don't remember seeing it when I was over there. I guess I need to be more observant! What a good idea to share things in your home. I've been working on my craft room for DAYS! I'll take pictures when I'm finished and share them.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a neat & creative basket!
You said artsymama five times. :)
Happy May Day to you!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Sandy, thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm loving all the new friends out there & I see you're from GA. I grew up in the Atlanta area & just moved a years and 1/2 ago to AL. Small world indeed! Love your tapestry. I too have one that I really love & will cherish forever.

I counted 5 Artsymamas in your post!! LOL

Southern Hospitality

Monica said...

Gorgeous basket! Happy May day!!

5 times.

AmyB said...

I counted 5 artsymamas -- yeah to her for hosting the swap. The baskets you gave and received were both lovely. I had big fun as a first time swapper too! - AMY B

Jenn said...

I count 5 artsymamas...hehe Too much fun!


Miss*Laurence said...

Sorry was that five artsymamss then? I really like to come and "see" you for a good laugh! have you seen the flicker file? http://www.flickr.com/groups/312675@N25/pool/
loads of amazing baskets!

Kim said...

Forgot the # of artsymamas - 5! :o)

Kari said...

Your way too sweet!! Love the basket you received and can't believe I partnered you up with someone so close totally by chance. Wow!!!

Hope you had a super May Day! Thanks for all your kindness and encouragement always!!!


Anonymous said...

The basket is so adorable!

Anonymous said...

5 times and the basket is great. Wish I had an ounce of the talent you have.
Love ya,

Anonymous said...

I love to come and look at your blog, especially to see the classes I've been missing :( You always have so many great ideas! I have no idea how you squeeze so much into your life! You are truly a blessing to all of us who's paths you cross! BTW - 5 ArtsyMama's ;)
Mauri Thompson

dragonflydreamer said...

I counted 5 "artsymamas", I love the basket as well. The swap looks like it was great fun, so many gorgeous baskets.

Alice J said...

I counted 5 Artysmama's!
I love the tapestry too! I'm like you on the price! Yipes! But you made a deal on the one you got! You go, girlfriend!

Alice J