Do you remember the store I posted about awhile ago called Warehouse Beautiful?
They are having their Grand Opening this weekend.
This is truly an amazing shop filled to the brim with all kinds of
treasures. I remember walking in and literally being blown away by the beauty of it.
I wanted to let any of my readers who live in the Boise area about it
in case you wanted to see it for yourself.
This Grand Opening includes all the shops located in what is called
the Warehouse District.
Warehouse Beautiful, Red Rooster Annex,
Garden Gate Antiques, Gatherings at the School,
Betty Lou's Estate Sale
118 37th Street
off Chinden between Orchard and Curtis
Friday May 13th
A portion of the sales of this grand opening will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma
My daughter Ember is participating in the Pacific Crest Triathlon on June 26th
in honor of my sister-in-law who passed away in October from leukemia.
Her web page is
I am hoping that I can go, but even if I miss the grand opening, this is a shop I will be visiting
every time I make the trip to Boise.
I am so happy to be posting today. I have missed it since Easter.
I haven't had the opportunity to blog lately because of some events
that have kept me from the computer.
So today I am going to sit here all day and get caught up with some of my friends here.
It is only 47 degrees out here today and rainy, so it is the perfect opportunity.
Later this week we are actually going to have some warm days,
so I know that I will be in the garden doing some clean-up.
Can you believe that my forsythia still haven't bloomed and that my lilacs are
still in tight little buds???
Not a lot to post about on the garden blog yet, that's for sure!
I am so ready to plant these pretty red thrifts that I found at the nursery the other day.
I also bought some hollyhocks to plant by the shed.
I am getting that bed ready right now, but wanted to paint the shed first.
The weather hasn't wanted to cooperate with me on that plan however.
So I thought I would do a little photo shoot with the Thrift while I wait to put them in the ground.
It has been so hard for me to stay away from the nurseries and garden centers this Spring.
I am always tempted to push my growing season here by buying my annuals for pots and vegetables too
early and then have them die due to frost damage. I never remember to cover them with frost cloth
when I should.
I wanted to show you a fabric collage I made for my mom for Mother's Day.
As my mom gets older it becomes increasingly difficult to decide what to give her as gifts.
This year I thought that a collage would be fun to put together for her.
I used a photo that my father took of her soon after they were married.
I am new to collaging with fabric, and so it takes me ages to make these, and I have so
a lot to learn and much room for improvement.
It takes me days (weeks really) to choose the picture I want to use.
Then it takes me days to decide what I want to use as my fabrics.
Then it takes me forever to do the layering.
This one I kept pretty simple and I like how it turned out.
Get a look at those legs, will ya!!!!
I have so many great pictures of my mom, so I know that I will be making a lot more collages
of her as the subject.
I love using old photos of my own family for collages.
We have so many great ancestral pictures in my family.
My dad had a darkroom in our home when I was young and copied old family
pictures for people.
I remember the days spent in his darkroom as the pictures
would develop from plain white sheets to the most wonderful images
of people's families.
My father was seldom without his camera, so we have sooo
many wonderful pictures of us as children.
His favorite subject was my mother of course.
Mom seemed to like her gift, but not nearly as much I loved making it for her!
I hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day!
Wishing you all a lovely week ahead too.
big hugs from here!