Set Sail...

Dear Friends

I didn't post last week because I had company.  This is the second time my daughter and son-in-law have abandon ship because of hurricanes.  We are all fine and survived with minimal damage but my daughter and I always have a great time together! I try hard to keep our minds busy!  On our walks along the beach during our holiday we found beautiful drift wood.  I've always wanted to create pretty sail boats with drift wood and what better way to sail into Fall! Enjoy our creations...

Everything you see is repurposed, driftwood, a tea towel with the embroidered "D", a curtain from Goodwill with blue seersucker stripe material, pumpkins made out of the same with shell stems.  This will be another year to talk about especially for those who lost more than the minimal.  For everyone, I pray and I hope you will rebuild and will soon return to your normalcy if that is possible.  In my hard times I turn to creating and being with the ones I love.  This is why I created my blog and I hope you smile and continue to stay positive.


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    1. Second time my daughter had to evacuate too. Last year she went to Tampa, this year she came home to Atlanta.

    2. Thank you for sharing your sail boats at Snickerdoodle.

  2. Deb it's bad your daughter had to evacuate for sure, but on the up side it's great you got to spend time together, l'm so glad there was little damage to her world but as you say not everyone had that experience so yes definitely sending prayers and good wishes to them, love how you kept occupied during her stay and what lovely little creations to remember her visit by.... they made made ME smile 😁😘😁

  3. These are so cute and a great way to use those favorite fabric leftovers!

  4. Hi Debby..
    I'm visiting from IG again. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter and SIL having to evacuate but it's lovely that you get some girl time. It is hard to watch all of those poor people struggling. How lovely that your sweet blog offers some beauty and creativity to lift spirits up! Your little boats are so very cute and creative. Best wishes to your daughter and SIL for a safe home and safe return home.

    Tamara (the shabbi gypsy) :)

  5. So cute with the drift wood, clever also to use shells for the stem of pumpkin.
    Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!
    Have a great week!

  6. Debbie, these are so fun! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  7. So cute Debby, I gathered driftwood about 3 years ago to make sail boats and have never gotten around to doing it. I love how you incorporated them into your fall dΓ©cor. The sea shell stemmed pumpkin is so sweet. Glad that everyone is okay. There have been so many devastating things going on this year! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. I'm glad something lovely like your sailboats came out of a poor situation Debby. They are absolutely gorgeous and very shabbilicious!
    Thank you for sharing them at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring them at tonight's party.

  9. The sailboats are adorable. So glad you enjoyed your time with your daughter. Visiting from #HomeMattersParty

  10. These are adorable! I will feature this week. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

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