I can’t quite remember if that’s exactly what I said when Sandy called and wanted to come for a visit, but it was pretty close. 🙂
But all for a great reason! Sandy is a long time reader of my blog, and was coming through on a trip, and wanted to peek in at the house.
How fun! But I’ll admit, I quickly calculated how hard I’d be cleaning the house before her arrival.
“But don’t straighten up” were her famous last words. Sorry girl, I would have scared you into the next province if I hadn’t.
So I put the DIY down for a WEEK and just cleaned. Boy, that felt good!
I did a few new revamps, such as the coat hook wall signs HERE.
And I even made my bed! 🙂 (find the rope sign tutorial HERE)
Well… kinda. I rumpled up a fresh, clean lacy sheet over top of the quilt
to hide the cat hair, and it was ready for show and tell.
So when we were finally planning to hook up, she texted me. Once I knew her area, she just HAD to make a pit stop before coming over.
“You are right near Granny and Grumpa’s. It’s a MUST stop! I’ll meet you there!”
Ohhhhh it’s been awhile! I’ve actually been on such a cleaning spree, I haven’t even thought of hauling more new old junk home.
But this called for a celebration. Junk lovin’ gals have to connect and do the thing they do best…
I have a real plane propellor hanging on a wall, but felt it looked a little lonely. I think a wall gallery of propellers would be cool!
Sort of like the grouping you see in THIS post of Mission Springs Pub.
Even Sandy and Colin landed a beauty of a find!
This wagon wheel centre, complete with rope was begging to be an outdoor lantern.
If they hadn’t got it, I sure would have!
My brother gave me one a while back, and I made it into this funnel junk lamp HERE.
But what surprised me most about our visit is the gifts that Sandy and Colin brought, especially with me in mind!
And you KNOW they were good and junky.
How fun! I’m just gonna keep looking at it until something cool comes to mind. Any ideas? Maybe to hang a hanging flower basket outdoors?
They know me so well… *sniff*
I think it’s a great garden art piece. I’ve been gravitating towards more metal vs wood in the garden, so it just gracefully gets rustier with time, vs rotting.
We also stopped for a lovely lunch, on them. I was one spoiled girl.
But there’s one more thing that must transpire when you visit me. You can’t leave without making something.
Since Sandy had never stencilled before, I felt she was long overdue for a stencil lesson.
You can find the Farmer’s Market and other stencils HERE.
Sandy’s a little camera shy, so she allowed this shot. Crazy, cute girl. Thank you, I’ll take it!
Well, that was just the best day ever! Friends connecting, junkin’, a fab lunch, and gifts!
PLUS I got a clean house out of the deal…
What more could a junker possibly ask for?