A few friends decided to surprise Boo (and the other girls) by redecorating the sewing room. Kind of like an episode of "While You Were Out". When we came home I was looking everywhere for Lis'. She was outside avoiding me (!) all-the-while waiting by the window to the sewing room so that she could watch Boo's face light up when the room was revealed.
The picture above shows how surprised Boo really was.
The room was a joint effort by quite a lot of our friends. They did an incredible job....better than I could have even imagined.
Strange picture but I wanted to show the handiwork of our friends. Don't you just love the old pattern idea on the wall?
Boo is just imagining how much more fabric she can buy to fill up the rest of the cabinet.
I also thought I would share what I have been busy doing. While on the trip I found some incredible online deals on some furniture. It was delivered two days after we got home and a week later I finally have it all cleaned up and finished. Here is the end result...
The quilt on the end of the bed is very special to me. My mother-in-law made it. She is an incredible seamstress and quilter...I love her work and finally was the recipient of this beautiful quilt. It was given to Eric and I for our 20th anniversary which makes it even more special.
On June 24th 1987 Eric and I exchanged vows to love and cherish each other in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer till death do us part. I never thought that I would say good-bye to my best friend and husband so early in life. Twenty-one years later I have fond memories of renewing our vows the year before. I rehearsed a lot of those memories Tuesday. Some of them evoked many tears. My heart ached (as it still does) and yet I knew that there were hundreds of you praying for me. What an incredible blessing to know the sweet knowledge of saints around the world praying for our family.
I bought this chair for my room. A place to just escape from the every day burdens and simply rest. Right now I have my Bible and a John Piper book readily available. I have already "cuddled" Brown Sugar in this chair and prayed for continued strength.
And, my room comes with an incredible view (albeit a view that needs some help!). This is from my sliding glass door looking out onto our backyard. I loved Italy when we traveled there a few years ago and everyone who knows me will tell you that I try to make my little space in this world reflect the beautiful charm of the Napa valley and the many places we visited in Italy. ~Lazyd