March 2, 2011

A Make-do.................









I woke up this morning thinking about Lisa's family and after taking Luke to his class at Mother's Day out I had to call and talk to my mom and talk it out...

I didn't know Lisa personally other than when I'd purchase a pattern from her or leave a comment on her blog, but her passing has weighed on my heart....Last night I picked up the card she had sent in my last pattern i got in October....I had liked the black angel on it and had kept it laying on my table all these months....The sweet message ( on the back) of thanks made me so sad as I reread it over and over last night....

Perhaps the passing of Uncle Bill, Lisa, little Rob, and the soon to be anniversary I shared (here ) is really too much....As wonderful as life can be, It can equally be unbearable at times....it just takes time for broken hearts to heal....Prayers for everyone!!!

So, today I spent my morning trying to keep my mind busy and doing something I've been wanting to do....


Do you remember that big box i brought home the week before Christmas?....I got it the day I was at my parents home celebrating an early Christmas....Well, this entire time it has been sitting under my sideboard...Last week, when I was doing all my cleaning I pulled it out and sat it on the farm table....it sat there for days....Then I sat it on it's side in the floor and let it sit there for days...I love the old weathered drab attic surface wood, but couldn't decide on just one thing to use it for....Then, I decided that I'd been wanting to make a make-do cabinet with a osnaburg curtain on it....Perfect to hide away all my primitive magazines and decorating books and give me more room in my big cabinet by my worktable....Sooooo, this is what I came up with....I tweaked, tweaked, and tweaked some more....So, for the time being the last picture with the big trencher bowl on it is how I will leave it for now....I also got the trencher the same day as the box....So what do you think????

5 comments:

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi there Lady...Oh isn't that a sad story about Lisa. I didn't know her either but it's a very sad loss.

I do love your make-do boxes there kiddo - what a great idea!

Karen

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

your box display looks wonderful. The news about Lisa was tragic and so sad. My heart and prayers go out to her family and friends.
Please take care
Sabrina

prims by olde lady morgan said...

jen, it is so sad indeed. I did not know her or follower her blog, but I have thugth of her today also, just a tragic accident, that gives us all pause to remember to embrace each day....
I remember what was told to me after my mom passed this fall, and it holds so true....Do you want to know how to make GOD laugh? Tell him your plans....
On a happy note, love what you did to your box!!! Hugs, OLM

Lee Morrison said...

Hey Jen.........I only knew Lisa from the few emails we shared and thru her blog and I just can't wrap my head around the fact that she is gone. She was one of my favorite designers.
It is just so very sad....

I love your make-do boxes........as always you make it look wonderful....ya know it would be so much easier if you would just adopt me so I can live in your house and see everything first hand!!! LOL!

Have a good evening.....

Lee

cozycornercc said...

I LOVE Your cabinet display!!! I have always wanted to achieve this same look, I'm just treasure hunting for all of the wooden crates! I only have one right now.