Years ago….when my husband held my hand and stared lovingly into my eyes in front of 400 of our closest friends and relatives….
….and promised to have and to hold from this day forward….
For richer or for poorer.
In sickness and in health.
For all the rest of our days.
When he stood at that altar….looking so adorable with his twinkling brown eyes and that infectious grin…..I wonder if he knew.
If he knew…..that one day he would be standing on a ladder propped precariously against an old barn with a hammer and nails in one hand and a painted burlap flag clutched tenuously in the other hand with the cows mooing in the background in the heart of bluegrass country…..
….with his wife and her camera providing super helpful directions across the cow field.
Maybe he did.
Maybe he didn’t.
It might have been too much to take in all at once.
And besides….it gave me a few years to perfect the art of smiling at him with a little grin and staring at him so sweetly and batting a few eyelashes and telling him that there was not another husband in all of Kentucky who could possibly hang a burlap flag in the middle of a cow field as well as he could.
And I was right.
The old red barn has never looked better.
You see….I had to have the perfect picture….because today is the day.
Today….I’m starting a new blog.
Are you rolling your eyes at me?
I couldn’t help it.
Blame it on the burlap curtains.
It’s called burlapprojects.com and it’s all burlap all the time. It’s still a little bit under construction….but it’s the official home for all things that burlap ever wanted to become or ever hoped to be. I’ve just posted several of my projects including a how to for burlap flowers and burlap tassels and burlap vases and burlap bows.
And now I need YOUR help.
The one with the coffee or tea or diet coke.
I would love to feature YOUR burlap projects.
I’ll feature one amazing picture of your project with a link back to the project on your blog. That way we can all celebrate how amazing you are…..
…..and my burlap flowers won’t be lonely.
To get things started….I’ve posted all the how-tos for the burlap flag project over on burlapprojects.com today!
And that’s only the beginning.
I can’t WAIT for you to see all the burlap ideas I have in the works for this summer.
You + me + burlap = watch out world.