Wednesday, August 24, 2011

dreaming in color

Things have been a little hectic 'round here....Just when I think I see light at the end of the tunnel, I realize (too late) it's actually a freight train heading straight for me.....

Arghhhh....

This crow has been a little on the crankier-than-usual side....Last week was not good....Lost my ring (no, not my wedding ring, but still....it was 14 kt with diamonds, and was special to me because I got it when I made my huge "career move" decision to quit the law firm I had joined right out of law school.)  Also, my candle from Donna at Donna's Primitive Blessings was inexplicably knocked off the shelf it was on and broken (and no earthquakes of mention here - unless my son counts).....Last, but not least, my dining room table now has a very large, and I'm afraid, very permanent, red stain on it.  (Don't ask....it's not a pretty tale as to how it got there either.....) It was sorta a pretty red, until I tried to remove it....now it's a garish orangish-red.
Lovely.
And last night, we lost power once again for several hours....
All "little" things....but still fuel for the cranky that lurks within....

On the happy side of things....I won a wonderful giveaway from the very talented, and very sweet, Deneen at dreamingincolor.  Deneen has all kinds of talents in the re-do department....She finds things that make most of us say "really?" and makes them into incredible repurposed works of art.
But I digress.....Here's what I won:

First, though, look at how it arrived....Deneen wraps so very lovely!




A set of 6 wonderful placemats and a pestle (pitcher is one of mine....but it just fit!!) Unfortunately, even 6 placemats won't cover that hideous stain on my table....Aha! Time to look for a new table!! :o)

Thank you so, so, much Deneen!! I'm so happy to have a little of "you" gracing my home! Check out Deneen's blog - and her wonderful Etsy shop, Micucci Designs.

Also, I would like to apologize for not responding to the comments on my last post - things just got away from me....But for those of you who inquired, the legend about the round barns is that they ward off evil spirits, as there are no corners for them to dwell in....or, in other words, "the devil can't catch you in a corner..."  This particular round barn is about a mile or two from our house (I'm not good with distances) and I pass it every time I go into town. It used to be a tad closer, but it was moved.....And, regarding the Shrinky Dink bracelet - this was a project included in a recent Country Living magazine....My niece included the link in a comment on the post, but I'll include it here as well:


Finally, for those interested in Cathy's rug patterns, unfortunately, she does not have a web site or blog....(There is a web site called "Red Barn Rugs" but it's not her's....) However, if you are truly interested in one of her patterns, let me know and I will give you her email addy......

Hope all is well in your world!!



42 comments:

jules said...

I hate when things all seem to go wrong all at once. Look at it this way, you should be done with the bad stuff for a while. :-)

Deneen said...

You are so welcome my friend! Enjoy!

laurie said...

sorry to hear about your crusty day but tomorrow has to be better, you won a lovely prize,, chin up!!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Sorry to hear that you have had a not so good day, it can only go up from here right? I saw your comment, and had to drop by, "Cranky Crow", I'm in there like a dirty shirt!!! We love crows.

I will read more, but it's late, so I will revisit again another day.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

White Sheep Farm said...

Oh Yeah ... I remember that week, that was last week for me ... Still trying to get through it all! I hate the snowball affect!
Hope this week gets a bit better for you.
Teri

Christine said...

Hope winning the lovely gifts from Deneen helped ease the difficulties of the last week...though I hope your ring turns up.
Thanks for explaining about the round barn too, v. interesting!
Blessings for a better week!
Christine

Rugs and Pugs said...

Dear Robin ~
You just can't tease us with the red stain comment and not tell us what happened. You gott play fair!
So sorry about the ring :( I hope it turns up. I had a friend lose a 4-5 carat tennis bracelet and many months later (though insurance had replaced it) she found it. Their cat must have taken it!
Here's to a better week (and some wine wouldn't hurt!).
Pug(less) hugs :)
Lauren

Kim said...

I don't blame you a bit for been a teeny bit cranky. That is a crap load of bad luck for a sweet crow like you.
But, it sounds like the bad turn is over - You mentioned 3 bad things and bad luck always comes in threes so GOOD NEWS ---- you're done!

Stacy said...

Hi Robin~ I hope things are getting better for you :) It's amazing how those little things affect our mood..That sticks about your table, my daughter just decided to do her nails at my table and got remover on it and now I have a spot where the finish is taken off UGH! Always something I guess lol Loosing your ring is not such a little thing thought, I hope you find it.
What a great prize, I love those placemats.
Hugs~Stacy

Melissa Bowman said...

I had one of those weeks last week too! This week didn't start off any better, but it did get better. The weekend is getting close, that's always better!

Love the new goodies! That's always a great surprise. I hope things get better soon!

Traci said...

Now come on, why is all that bad stuff happening to our favorite crow? Sure hope your ring turns up, heck, it drives me crazy to loose something that doesn't even have a value let alone something with one!

Another great win you got there from Deneen...

Sending wishes for a GREAT day today...

Blessings N Hugs,
Traci

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hang in there, things will be looking up soon!
Besides, you have so much luck with the give-aways!
Congrats again you lucky, ducky you!
Hugs,
Cindy

Sheila said...

Dear Cranky~(I say that with a smile)
sorry to hear of so many misfortunes in one day! Hoping today will bring better things your way and make you a happy crow!

Wishing you a sunshine filled day~
hugz,
Sheila

~Madalynne~ said...

Sounds like ya' got a couple of good reasons to be cranky this week. Sorry about your table, but what a lovely excuse to go furniture shopping . . . I'm wishin' I had a red stain on a thing or two around here. And as for the ring, maybe it'll turn up ~ remember Aunt Bee's brooch? :)

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Sweetie Crow~ sorry your having a bad week~ yuk!!! Hope you find your ring~ and the stain I will keep my fingers crossed that the outcome will be a beautiful new table~ giggles~
Wonderful win!!
Chin up~ my friend~ wishing you a day filled with joy & fun!
smiles
Teresa

Theresa said...

OHhhh I hope your days keep getting better! I gotta say, getting a package like that would sure do the trick. Those placemats are wonderful.
I love the bracelet that your niece made for you... I'm gonna check out the link for Hannah and I. Thanks! Hope the sun is shining on you today! t. xoxooxxo

Barb said...

Oh Robin,
Sad to hear about the little things that do add up! Hope you can find your ring.
Have been catching up and love that round barn! How interesting.
Hope your day is better and the rest of the week as well.
Enjoy,
Barb

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Morning Robin.. You know I think that there Freight Train travels around the world leaving a trail of mess wherever it goes.. So not to worry it has moved on and things will get better!!

Have a great day!

Hugs
Tonya

Robin said...

Hi Crow!!! See I left out Cranky...smile it will only get BETTER!!!! Your ring will turn up in THE strangest place and throw a table cloth on the table...it's all good. Thankf for the link on the bracelet...have a SUPER day.
(millstonemercantile)

Kim said...

By the way, I am having great fun entertaining myself with imagining all kinds of twisted events that could have created the red stain on the table. Hahahahaha Just make sure you dispose of the knife after dark, OK?

Angela said...

Awwwww Poor Robin, Sooooo sorry it was a bad week. We all have them and my heart goes out to you upon loosing your ring. Mr. P. bought me a gold braclet for a special anniversary gift, which I lost shopping a few months later. I told him never again, give me cheap so if I loose it I won't feel so bad. Hoping you have brighter days ahead. Love your winnings. Maybe that made you smile. Take care

Hugs
Angela

Kimberly said...

I feel for you Robin :( Wish I could give you a hug :) I don't blame you for being alittle cranky. Things will turn around for you!!! You did win some beautiful goodies! I find if I stop looking for the lost item, it will pop up. Take care and enjoy your day my friend :) My Best ~Kimberly

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Hope you find your ring, Robin. when I can't find things it drives me mad-crazy! Love your giveaway win! Take Care ~*~Lisa

deb said...

ugh.....things will look up..after all...fall is coming!!!!! heres to a better day!!!!

bettyj said...

So sorry you have had some rough times. Maybe they are all behind you now. I kept losing jewelry and no one had been in the house but family. One day I saw the cat playing with something and she had a stash! Got it all back! Good luck and I know things are going to get better. Now about that stain??????

Nancy said...

Life can sure git in the way sometimes don't it? Jist exhale and know it was a memory moment. Big hugs sent your way. Stay on the sunny side of life my friend.

Mary said...

Oh my goodness! It sounds like you are living my life "last" week. You poor dear! I do hope things improve. Sometimes there's no place to go but up, right? Hey! I found my punch needle digging around in the sewing room mess yesterday, LOL. I wish I could say there was a completed punch needle to uncover in there as well. ;o)

BumbleBeeLane said...

I've been getting some of those crankies my way to so we can be cranky together..smile...It would irratate me knowing the stain was there too. I'd be figuring a way to fix it or get a new one.You got lots of luck though any furniture places having giveaways? LoL Cheer up sweetie! Hugs!~Amy

Linda said...

I can realte...I got stung by bees twice in the last 2 weeks...had surgery to remove some skin cancer twice in the same spot in 3 weeks...your winning is your silver linig...and sometimes we need bad to happen to appreciate the good!

Courtney said...

You know my summer vacation is over when I totally miss a post from one of my favorite blogs! I'm sorry you had such a rough day or two. I hope that ring turns up! You are, however, still in the chips with the giveaways! Please share the red stain story...we've all been there in some capacity...and like to feel bonded! Hugs to you!

frontporchprims said...

Good luck's comin your way. It has to. Happy for your winnings. I love the pestle, it's a pretty color of wood. Take care. -Steph-

lilraggedyangie said...

O now dont be gettin yer tail feathers all in a bunch !!!:0) Especially over lil silliness .... things happen for a reason , but sorry I dont make tables or ship them but you are glad to come join us at my stain free table any day !AHA thats is you just need a vacation ...to a non tropical destination ...hurricanes blow crows over ...maybe say OHIO lol for a lil retail thriftin therapy ! Take care my friend Ill be in touch soon hugs lil raggedy angie

renee said...

Aw~ I am sorry you are having a tough week! I do hope it improves, I don't like those days either, and I have my share! LOL!
Congrats on your win! I want to connect with your talented friend that is a hooker! LOL! I would love to purchase a pattern.
Hang in there, and just remember~ the crow is the most intelligent bird in the world~ SO~ you my dear~ are very saavy, and I am sure you will find some new treasures to bestow in your homestead!
Hugs,
Renee

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

You've had the worst, so it can only get better....right???
Hope you find your ring.
Love your winnings.

Lois

outjunking said...

Robin,
I feel your pain. Slept two nights here in the south with out air. Had to buy a unit. Oh well! It can always be worse. I know you will fine a great table, heck with your winning streak you will probably win one.
Lisa

Raggedy Creations said...

Hey Robin, sorry all the little things are going wrong. Sometimes I think it all happens for a reason. Just hang in there, it will all be ok. That barn is really neat. We have one not to far from where I live. I'll have to share a picture some day.

Hugs
Felicia

Prims By The Water said...

Robin, Robin, Robin...I truly hope you can find your ring. What a loss. As for the table...maybe you can say it adds to your Fall decor...but I say, great excuse for a new table. Take care, Janice

Beckyjean said...

Hi Robin~

Hope your week is getting a little better so you're not so cranky!! I see you won Misi's giveaway so that should help a bit!!

Sending hugs your way~Becky

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

sounds like we are having similar misfortune. I am trying to just go on anyway......
It ain't easy..........
Hugs~★Linda★

Siobhan said...

Ah yes, I am familiar with the thinking of the light being the end of the tunnel only to discover it's a freight train headed your way. That's been the tale of this decade so far for us. :P I hope things improve for you!

Love your blog! Have a good weekend.

Leontien said...

It is some kind of law.... i don't matter what it is called again but its about if something goes wrong everything goes wrong...

It will turn and maybe you'll find your ring back...?

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blogpost last Monday. I know i'm a little late but i'm getting there... ;-)
Leontien

Roberta (Cottonwood Lane Primitives) said...

You have had a lot of luck, both good and bad! Sorry about your ring. I'm hoping maybe someone took it home for safe keeping and will post an ad about finding it. I hope, I hope...You had quite a bit of self control to photograph that beautiful package before opening. Pretty neat things inside! Love old wood. ~Roberta