Monday, August 27, 2012

Little thinker, big thoughts

My grand daughter finds a leaf
in the yard.
"Gramma, get a cup
with water and lets make this
I obediently get a cup of water
and she puts the leaf in.
"Now" she announces
"it will grow chocolate chips!"
 Why haven't I tried
this before?!
Just think of all the chocolate chips
I could have had to eat
all these years!

School Time Theme

As August fades away and
Summer gives way to Fall
I've given my little space
at Rusty Glamour
a School "makeover".
And for you locals, tomorrow
Tuesday Aug 28th is
 "Support our military families"
If you shop at stores with the sign
they are giving a % of proceeds to
a good cause.
It would be a great day to shop
in our Home town.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Through the Gate

Sometimes it seems when all is done,
I'm outside the gate and looking in.
The questions loom,
my trust is weak,
the heart wanes faint and still.

If I could see more clearly
I know I would not doubt you then. 
But faith can't grow
if all is seen
and understood right now.

So by the gate I watch and wait
for Him to turn and let me in.
 Questions remain,
weak trust can grow,
My heart will quicken then.

He makes no gate that will not be
a place to rest and seek His will
the questions key
unlocks His love
and our hearts gentled see.
karen helmes

Friday, August 24, 2012

Why I hardly have time to blog!

I sure have little time to
think up fun and interesting ideas
to blog about these days!
My space at Rusty Glamour has
been a huge blessing and success
for which I am so thankful.
However it keeps me very
busy finding product to upcycle
or re finish etc...
This is my garage...
The top left picture is some
finished product, the rest is all
yet to be dealt with!
So sorry, if I've been a boring blogger...
 life right now
has become immensely challenging
in many ways and my blog
is suffering from it.
But all is okay, right?
When God is in control
then why should we worry or fear?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lined Baskets

I found these 2 baskets at a
garage sale.
They were plain wicker
with a burgundy stripe
I painted them black and
sewed new linings and
now they are ready to sell:)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Pierce has 2 sets of
who love him very much.
I think about that a lot
because I never knew
my grandparents on either side.
They had passed away before
I have any memory of them.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Oregon Beach 2012

We could not have asked for better
weather in our time at the beach.
Each day was warm enough to be
out in the sand all afternoon,
the house we rented was just
beautiful in a lovely
cottage neighborhood
just a short walk and
(109 steps down to the beach:)
and lots of good food!
 As always the little kids are the ones
who make it so fun with their
true excitement over every
butterfly ,crab, wave and grain of sand.
But a good time was had by all...
 I even got to enjoy GF chowder at
 Bay Walk Cafe in Depoe Bay
 and GF pancakes at Pig'n Pancake!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chair up cycle

I found a chair at a sale for a
few bucks. It was comfy to sit on,
but was dr. brown wood and yellow
(kind of dirty) upholstery.
First I painted the wood
cream and then
I used some fabric from my stash
and carpet tacks.
Now I'm off to the beach for a few
days with my family!
See you soon:)