Thursday, June 2, 2011

Creativity from forced House Arrest

Have you ever had one of those forced "vacations" due to a health issue? Whether it is the flu, an injury or recuperation from the nasty stuff the medical profession can throw at you....., did you imagine that you would get SO MUCH ACCOMPLISHED while you were at luxuriating at home? No driving, no work, no chores, no church... Just one thing. I always forget about the pain medicine, the lack of a comfortable position, always needing "easy access" to a bathroom, that groggy feeling that doesn't let you do anything besides watch daytime TV? UHHGG Daytime TV.
I'm not going to Sue anybody, there is no way I am going to give up my life to Extreme Coupon, and if my daughter has a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, just hide me under the dress and sneak me into another country!
After a recent 6 days of this kind of fun, mixed with nonstop togetherness with my recently retired husband, I was ready to sue the next gypsy I met in a grocery store. I convinced my DH that I would be fine by myself for a day, brushed my teeth and my hair (are you suppose to do that Every day?)  and snuck (sneaked?) out to my car, or as I like to call it, my Rolling Studio, and grabbed some supplies.....

I always have a big bag of Lace in my car (see "Lace Snob" post) and recently purchased a wonderful supply of French lace...

I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I had thrown two old lamps into the car also. All I needed was the lace and the lampshades for an easy to do project while I while not missing any of my new fave programs.....
 Look at the great shadows dancing on the walls....
AAhhhh, now I feel better!


  1. Too funny - the new lamp "shades" are lovely.

  2. Hey stranger! I hope you are feeling/getting better! Now I am inspired to grab up some lace I had set aside to give a seamstress friend. She may very well be out of luck! Now, where are those lampshade skeletons in my garage? Thanks for the inspiration! I like it a lot! ~Mindy

  3. I adore those shades and hope you are back in fine form by now...I remember a similar time in my life on " house arrest"; it can make you crazy!

    Wanted to let you know that my package arrived from the giveaway and I was blown was better than Christmas and I adore each item. Thank you so much; I'm looking forward to a day when I can pack a bag and travel along with you.

    THANK YOU so much, (and go check out my blog today)


  4. Yes honey i have had a forced vacation like when I fell down in my garage last December tripped on my flea market treasures and went flying across the garage like I was diving in a swimming pool LOL

    finally went to dr in February, had shoulder surgery ouch , I was upset because it was just watch day time TV like you said and EAT EAT EAt

    Love that lamp shade I am coping it for myself, I can use some of my vinatge cotton lace

    hope your well soon


  5. LOVE the lampshades!! Great use of your downtime!

  6. Those are fabulous, I may just have to try this one!!!!