Hey Y’all!

Do you ever have “those days” where it seems like nothing goes the way you think it should? Yeah, me neither…

Just kidding. Pretty much everything around here these last few days has been a little, well, wonky.  Homework hasn’t been turned in, someone called my little guy fat, my hair had knots in it, the water thingy in the fridge stopped giving water and we are so first world that water from the tap is just not cutting it. 

See what I mean?  Wonky.

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I have been trying to see the bright-side of all the wonkiness:

We have a school that actually cares enough about our kids to mention missing homework. 

My son (who is definitely not fat) has enough food to give him more energy that a box of batteries.

I have hair.

We have water flowing from 7 faucets in our home plus 3 spouts outside.  We will survive this.

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Maybe you don’t feel this way ever.  If so, can we have coffee and chat and let your mojo rub off on me? I promise to laugh at all of your jokes and tell you that your shoes are cute.

More importantly, we can discuss our projects that are consuming our time and energy. 

My projects these day are all about grain sacks.  I’ve been sewing with my friend Shea.  We got a stack of grain sacks a couple of weekends ago and now that they are all laundered and no longer smell like a barnyard, we are playing around with them.

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I love these things.  The different textures that they come in.  The different colors and striping they carry.  The delicate initials some of them still bear.  It calls back to a time when struggles were much different that today. 

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I’m completely bonkers for these little gems. I want pillows in every room made from them.  I want an apron with random initials made from one.  I want Christmas ornaments made from them.  See what I mean by bonkers?

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I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t mind drinking tap water if I were wearing a grain sack apron.  Make perfect sense to me.

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What about you?  Do you love grain sacks with your whole heart as well? If you could have anything made out of a grain sack what would it be?

Who knows, Shea and I might just make a few… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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11 Responses to For the Love of Grain Sacks

  1. Carol Lander says:

    Holly, I love the grain sacks. I only have one and I use it as runner on our breakfast room table. They usually so expensive. And I love the chair they are sitting on. Very primitive and chippy.

  2. Peggy Duncan says:

    They are beautiful Holly! Great job! And I’m so sorry someone called your boy fat- he’s not at all! He’s perfect!

    • hollymcc says:

      Thanks Peggy. It was just one of those weeks where everything is a little off. Seems to be better these days, knock on wood.

  3. Kala says:

    Loving the grain sacks! Can’t wait to see what’s created ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jann Olson says:

    Hi Holly, I love grain sack and this stack has me drooling! ๐Ÿ™‚ So many wonderful possiblilites. Hopped over from the dedicated house. I co-host a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It’s about sharing the things that make you happy. I’d love if you shared some time!

  5. Ok, I’m two posts in and I am LOVING your blog! Adding you to my blogroll – how exciting to have a wonderful new blog to follow!! Oh and please send me half that stack of grainsacks, thanks!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • hollymcc says:

      Oh Debbie! I’m happy to have a new friend! Thank you so much for stopping by. I enjoyed peeking around your blog as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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