making, unmaking and magic . . .

My days have been filled with settling in . . . nesting, making and unmaking and an exquisite moment of magic . . .

Today, I've been unmaking . . .

 dismantling - before

dismantling - before

 dismantling - after

dismantling - after

I do love to take things apart! 

But I love making things even more . . .

 . . . a shower curtain in beautiful linen from Latvia . . . yes, there are an even dozen button holes

. . . a shower curtain in beautiful linen from Latvia . . . yes, there are an even dozen button holes

 gorgeous dark linen from Lithuania for the sliding glass doors

gorgeous dark linen from Lithuania for the sliding glass doors

 a dozen tabs ... perfectly sewn and enormously satisfying

a dozen tabs ... perfectly sewn and enormously satisfying

 finished and ready to hang

finished and ready to hang

 perfect!

perfect!

After the curtains were done, I dove into the last of the unpacking, our artwork and treasures . . .

 treasures of the sea and Provence . . .

treasures of the sea and Provence . . .

 treasures . . . collected and made

treasures . . . collected and made

  Melisa Cadell  wall pieces

Melisa Cadell wall pieces

 family treasures

family treasures

I unpacked the last box on Friday then did an exceptionally thorough house cleaning and was all done by the time Dave got home from work.  Looking around at all our beloved treasures finally in place, we both marveled at how much better the house felt . . . for the first time, it was really and truly feeling like home. 

Soon thereafter a big storm moved in. 

rainy day reflections

It was still pouring rain but the sun was breaking through.  I looked out the sliding glass door thinking there must be a rainbow somewhere and was awestruck to see that yes, there was a rainbow somewhere . . .

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. . . and it was in our own backyard.  Dave and I just stood there watching . . . how long would it last?  A fragment of a rainbow was amazing all on its own, but then we looked to the right and realized the rainbow went all the way across our backyard.  We had our own personal rainbow!

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Talk about a divine blessing . . . rainbow's end is our own backyard . . . home.

with deep gratitude ... kvk