Saturday, August 30, 2008

A New Do, More Pillows and More Babies!

As I sit here typing today's entry, I am much happier than my husband is. Why? One word - haircut. What is it about men, that they almost always prefer that their wives or girlfriends have long(ish) hair? Before I left yesterday for my appointment he insisted on taking a picture of me. It was like, "Let me have something to remember what you looked like before this terrible, irreversible atrocity is done..." LOL. Men! Anyway, here is his "before" picture and here is the after
It feels so much better to be able to lean forward and perform closeup tasks (like thread a sewing machine or paint tiny details on a piece) without my hair falling forward. But it feels great to not have to worry about a sweaty mass of it falling into my eyes while I'm outside in the garden or hand sanding delicate detail on an antique chair.

And still another new do: I've switched pictures around (again) on my banner. Yep, I'm still playing!

It's time for another reminder! Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day for entering this month's Giftaway. The name drawing is Monday! For any of you who may be new to this blog, all you have to do to qualify is leave a comment! I have a monthly Giftaway so make sure you return again with another comment!
When I gave the tip on stuffing pillow corners the other day, I failed to show you the reverse side of the pillow I was working on: This is just the cutest toile. Don't you just love these sketches of happy kids?
I finished this one, too - here's the front and back.
The vintage button in the middle is shaped like a little flower. I'm working on some door pillows now for the holidays. You know that at least one will end up in a Giftaway!
Finally, I had to share this picture that Hubby snapped this morning: (Snap on the photo and you can see the open mouthed baby!)
This birdhouse is above our smokehouse shed. We don't know how many babies are in the nest; it's too high to peer into. We do know that this particular duplex birdhouse is probably the busiest that we've had this year. Both upper and lower units have been occupied all year and we've watched at least five different families of babies learn to fly the short distance from each "doorway" to a nearby Maple tree.


Judy said...

I like your new "do". What fun having baby birds. I wonder how many are in that little house?

TinaJewel said...

I like your beautiful pillows! I just love that kind of fabric! I just read through this ebook and it explains why men love long hair! Be sure to download the ebook and read all of it to get the whole picture. It is written in an interesting easy read, in story form.
Happy Crafting!

Donna at Blessed Nest said...

cute hair cut. Funny me and my girls ran out for a hair cut today..we all are very happy!!


Hi Sher :)
I'm loving your new banner. How fun is it to play around with it !!
Also cute hair and you're a cutie too! I think that blue pillow might look mighty nice in my guest it for me about it,please !! The baby bird looks sweet. What do the other pillows look like that you mentioned in a giveaway?? I got my hair cut on Tuesday and this time my husband didn't say anything about it..which is a good thing as he feels I get it cut too short..MEN..
Take care. Hugs, Deb :)

Anonymous said...

Cute hair cut! Your hubby sounds like mine- every time I say it's time for me to get my hair cut his reply is "it's just starting to grow out some" I say "yea,that's the reason for needing a hair cut!!!" LOL :) mary Cute pillows!

Sher said...

Hi, Judy! We know there are at least three in there! We've had more birds on our property this year than ever before; it's been great to watch the families grow!

Thank you, Tina, and thanks for the heads-up on the book!

Donna, thanks for the compliment! I'm wondering how YOUR hubby feels about shorter hair on you and the girls!

Hi, Deb! That particular pillow is $15.99; I'll post pix of the door pillows in a couple days! Sounds like you might have your hubby trained! LOL!

Hi, Mary Ellen! I appreciate your comments, too, on my new cut and the pillows!

Maybe we should all start complaining when our husbands get their hair cut. Second thought, maybe not...!


countrygirl3031 said...

Hi Sher...I love your new do..looks awesome! I wish I knew what the deal is with guys liking long hair on girls. Glenn says the same thing.

I love your pillows, especially the one with the happy kids..too cute!


Lola Enchanted said...

Your pillows are gorgous!!!~

enjoy your day

KatCollects said...

Thank you for your tips on stuffing pillow corners. I just gathered a bunch of things to try to make some pillows, and needed this tip : ) Great blog, thank you.

Charm and Grace said...

I love your haircut, and I know what you mean about most men liking long hair... my father is one of those. However, my hubby has always preferred my hair shorter. Go figure! Love the toile and the blue pillows!! Terrific.


NJTomboy said...

Ooooo somebody is a cutie! LOL Love the doo!