Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Try not to be jealous Jody

A few months ago I won another award at work (sure, I'm allowed to brag a little, I did after all work hard for it...) and so I decided to buy myself a keepsake with the cash award.  While I could always use some new clothes - I really wanted a keepsake.  You know... as a reminder of why I set the alarm for 5:30 AM every day.  So... I tucked the money away until I saw just the right thing and voila!  this week I found it.  I thought about it for a few days and decided to hell with the '30 day buying rule' because technically the money had already been set aside for at least that long anyway.  So I picked it up today after work and hung it on my wall as soon as I got home.  I couldn't wait to see what it looked like, then I couldn't wait to share with you all. I haven't decided if I am overly excited, or simply impatient.  Jody; I can hear you gasping already !!   (Jody loves tulips)

My kids will be THRILLED because they have been trying for the longest time to get me to take down the outdated wooden country shelf - you know.. the ones with the heart cut outs! I refused because I knew I would need something to hide the large screw nails that were holding the shelf.  

So... now that I've covered the old screw nail holes - please try to ignore the paint chips in the wall that I made when I lost my balance, nearly fell off the couch and scraped the wall with the hammer as I was stumbling to catch myself.  Better the wall than another injury because my big toe nail is already about to fall off as it is.... but that's another story. (perhaps left OFF the blog)



Dirty Martini Queen said...

I love your new treasure and it's a perfect fit over the sofa. You have the same issues I have with hammers, balancing, ect.....when we were moving from Arkansas and the movers started taking pics down, I thought hubby would have a stroke because of the near misses I was hiding behind stuff. Congrats on the award and doing something special for yourself with the cash.

Sarah Beth said...

I love tulips too. Gorgeous

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Very Pretty.

Miss LindaLee said...

The new picture is beautiful, and it also is perfect for the wall color. I thought maybe you would cave in and buy more stash! You did good!

Anonymous said...


Congrats on your award!

I think your tulips are beautiful!
Happy weekend.
Holly x

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Yeah for your award and your reward is gorgeous! I love the tulips!

Denise said...

You made a great choice, I love the tulips and the color of them.
Happy Stitching

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