Monday, May 31, 2010

Made for Monday & Happy Memorial Day!

It's been a nice, busy weekend here at our home. Friday night was my oldest nephew's high school graduation. We ended up not getting to go though, because we were told they were gonna postpone it until Saturday because of rain. Turns out, they ended up having it on Friday night after all and because my nephew lives about an hour away from us, we didn't find out till it was too late to go. So were were bummed about that. We did get to spend some time with him on Thursday night so that was good.

On Saturday, we drove down to North Carolina and checked out some flea markets and produce stands. I didn't find any treasures to bring home with me from the flea markets but we did score some beautiful and delicious tomatoes and other things from the produce stands! Then we went to Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston Salem to watch their weekly race. They had a hot air balloon that they launched as the national anthem was playing and they draped a huge American flag over the side of the balloon's basket as they floated away. It was awesome. Unfortunately, the rest of the evening didn't go as well as we would have liked it to since our favorite driver didn't win, but our most unfavorite driver did! Oh well, you can't win them all and it was good to spend some family time together. Here's some pics I took while we were at the race. There's one of the balloon, one of my son and my Mom, and one of our favorite driver's car.

Now on to Made for Monday. I am doing an Americana Swap over on Prim Pals Forum. We have to make something from fabric, something from wood, and something of our choice. I decided to make some star bowl fillers. I have two of them done so far. Here's what they look like:

I really hope my swap partner likes them! I've had a lot of fun making them. I already have my wooden piece done too, so now all I have to do is figure out the "my choice" item. I have a few things in mind, but I'm running out of time to finish everything!

A wonderful friend of mine at work gave me this awesome milk can! She said she's had it forever and it's just been sitting in her storage shed forever. She did some spring cleaning of her shed and was looking to get rid of it. She asked me if I wanted and it and I said heck yeah!!! It has a few rust spots on it and needs to be cleaned up a bit, but I thought it was awesome! It's super heavy too! I'm thinking of painting it black and then decorating it to match my kitchen. I love it!

Last but not least, I'd like to take a moment to remember and thank all our veterans and active duty service men and women for all they do to make our country the wonderful place it is to live in. Freedom is definitely not free and my heart and prayers go out to all of you and your families for your sacrifices! Both of my brothers and my Dad are all veterans and I couldn't be prouder of their service to our country. I also have two uncles who served in the military as well. Without these brave souls, we wouldn't have the freedoms we all take for granted today. So thank a soldier today!

Until next time. . .



  1. Morning Donna,
    Looks and sounds like your weekend was fabulous.
    Your stars are adorable and I'm sure your swap partner will love them...I sure would.

    Hugs, Karen

  2. Your bowl fillers turned out great, Donna! Love that milk can too....don't you just love it when friends pass along something they've had forever and it's a treasure to you? My mom just gave me something for my sunporch and I hope to share it in a day or so! I just love it!

    Hope you have a great week! :)

  3. Sorry about you missing out on the graduation but it looks like you had a good weekend... even if your driver didn't win.

    I so wish I had more time on my hands. I would have loved to enter that Americana swap. Your star bowl fillers are prim wonderful... I think your swap partner will love them. I know I do!

    Love that milk can too! My parents have one like that and my mom won't share with me. Geez!

    It was nice chatting with you on the forums. What fun! When were you going to be in AR? I hope it's not this week but I think it was. We are leaving Sun. afternoon to go down south with my parents. Coming back home on Saturday. I hope we are able to meet up, I would love too!!

  4. Hi,
    Love your Prim Star's your making. I am doing that Americana Swap too. I just haven't posted any pic's yet. Need to take some. Gonna get mine mailed out this Saturday.
    Take care and Prim Huggs,