Our Waters...

This was the sign I was working on

when a small piece of wood

stopped me in my tracks.

This sign has been on my mind

for some time now.

It reminds me of the fun time we shared here.

I needed a huge sign to go in the hall bath.

We had a large empty wall that was just sad.

It blends in fun with this one.

We try to visit the beach at least once a year.

It's close and we have so much fun!

This year our water's are a bit in question.

Gulf Shore's is one of our favorite beaches because they are so clean.

The food is not to shabby either....yum!

Gulf Seafood

You just cant beat it.

My heart breaks just thinking about the devestation that is taking place.

So I'm thinking positive!

My sister and I will be ready to lend a helping hand

when needed.

We will visit our beach this year.

One way or another.

We will be there.

Do you have a special place?

Now I'm hungry for some fresh boiled shrimp!

xoxo Susie~


  1. That sign is lovely and HUGE! I didn't think it was that big until I saw the picture with your hand in it...

    Good job btw..it looks great and really authentic :D

    Gemma @ Musings of a Gem


  2. We are head to Siesta Key, Florida which is on the Gulf towards the end of June. So far so good on no oil there. I planned this vacation in January. Are you talking about Gulf Shores, Alabama? I went there once in the early 90s.

  3. Hey! Love your sign. I'm from Mississippi (exiled in the Midwest for the present moment) and this oil fiasco is just killing me. I can hardly believe what has happened. Heartbreaking for sure. The beach is heaven on earth.

  4. That turned out so nice and it's fun that it reminds you of a special place!

  5. What a wonderful sign! Before I even read the post, and I just read the sign, my heart broke a little. It makes me so angry that a plan (A REAL TRUE PLAN) wasn't in place before this happened.

    I ADORE the colors of your sign and it's HUGENESS (I think I made that word up!) Thanks for your sweet comment on my bar stools!

  6. Hi Susie! I love your big new sign!! Love the popping colors too! I'm so sorry about the oil in the gulf waters! It's just awful and we're praying it can be resolved quickly!!
    So far, we're okay. Our beaches are just packed right now! Come on down and you go to our beach! Praying the oil doesn't come this way.
    I would have loved to have had a picture of our little Pink Carter, but the only way I can see her right now is through pictures - they live soooooooo far away from us. :(
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. love, love, love...your sign!!!

  8. oh wow susie! that is one huge and awesome sign! you are so talented! it looks perfect! i am so glad you went to the dr. my dad is an eye doc and that is very serious! i hope you are feeling better! i cant even watch about the oil spill! it turns my stomach! i hope it will be over soon! come over! i miss ya! xo

  9. How clever Susie! It looks great.

    It is sad about the oil spill. My thoughts and prayers are with those that are affected. I hope it is all okay very soon.

    Happy Memorial Day! ~Melissa :)

  10. Your sign looks great!

  11. I love your kitchen its so pretty! I was really touched when I read your post about when you and your daughter went to chick night. I think that is so sweet what she put for her facebook status. The lord is so good! I love your blog!

  12. I love your work, girlfriend, and love your heart even more. We need more like you in this world :)

  13. Awesome sign! Praying for the Gulf Shores, the folks that make their living from the sea and all the world - we'll all be impacted by this disaster.

  14. I am listening from up here in Canada about the oil that is spilling into the Gulf and it makes me so sad. I love the ocean, I am from the West coast of Canada and when I lived there we frequented the beaches of Washington state. They have gorgeous long sandy beaches, I lOvE them!
    I also love your blog, I come by here often. Thank you for showing me how to make fabric rosettes. I can now make some really nice ones.
    Hugs, Cindy S

  15. Loving the sign Susie! We are heartbroken as well over this mess. Heading to GS at the end of the week. We may or may not beat it there. It brings tears to my eyes that is for sure. Praying that hurricane season will not be as bad ad they are predicting that there is a miracle out there before it gets any worse.

  16. Susie, I absolutely love your sign! Takes me back to living on the Florida Gulf Coast and all the wonderful seafood. Enjoy your trip and be safe.
    xo, Sherry

  17. I love the sign, I'm surprised no one has recognized that it's patterned after the old "Gulf Oil" signs...or was that intentional? It had to have been. I grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast and my dad worked for petroleum companies his whole life. I'm sad that the oyster beds and other seafood populations which were just getting back to normal after Ike & Katrina & Rita are trashed once again. Beautiful work! :)

  18. We just got back from Gulf Shores and there was no oil or tar balls in sight! My son and his family are in Panama City until Thurs. and he said everything looks good. I really want to go back to the beach this summer and I might make it to Destin with my best friend but I think our beautiful gulf waters will be fine...at least let's hope so!


  19. We're from LA too and I'm just sick about it all. Hoping for brighter days! Thanks Susie.

  20. Love the sign...I've never been to the Gulf Shores but I am still mad about what has happened. What a MESS.

  21. great work on the sign, so sad what is happening in the gulf, and hurricane season coming too :(

  22. The Shrimp Basket!!!! Yum!!!
    So sad about our Gulf Coast. Hopefully there will be a solution soon.

  23. I missed reading about your mishap, Susie. Had no net at the lake, last week and just now getting around to catching up. Do you wear safety glasses or goggles when you work with the wood? You might have said, but I didn't catch it.

    The sign is wonderful. I love it.

    We are following the oil spill news, closely.

  24. The sign looks fab!! Even if it almost cost you an eye!!

  25. OMG! Susie, you MADE that sign? I thought it was an antique. I'm so amazed, because it looks so authentic. You always amaze me with your talent though. I'm so sorry about what's happened to the precious water and the wildlife. So very sorry. Your willingness to help: perfectly Susie.

  26. I could eat some shrimp too! Love the sign:)

    Have a great Memorial Day!

  27. I just can't shake this feeling I have about all that is going on with the oil spill. We watch the news all day everday and pray that a solution will come about. I am just so SAD. :(

    I always try to be positive about everything, but right now I just don't know if our waters will ever be the same again.

    Thanks for this post...I love our state, our culture, and our delicious seafood! :)

  28. Love this new sign.

    My heart breaks to see and hear what is happening with this oil spill. It is just so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the fishermen who are out of work because of this devastation and for those businesses that rely on tourism to survive. Praying that there will soon be an end to this. I find it hard to believe that with all the brilliant minds we can not find a way to stop this horrible spill.


  29. Awesome! i am a huge fan of signs, especially yours! hope your eye is feeling better. -Denise

  30. Susie, I'm so glad you're back at it and no permanent damage was done to your eye! You know, Sound Man sells safety glasses! I told him what happened and he said, "Well, I'm sending her a pair!" : )

    That sign is so great. I miss the beach so much...haven't been in five years, but went to the Gulf Shores area (the Beach Club at Fort Morgan specifically...I LOVED it!) last. I've been going to Gulf Shores for over 30 years...even before it was the "Redneck Riviera!" : )

  31. i hope that they can get things under control there. it's terrible what's happening. we live near the lake here so we tend to spend lots of time there. hope all is well! susan

  32. Your creativity never stops! My heart goes out to all that have been devastated by the leak. We just returned from Hilton Head Island. We vacationed there many times, and love the beach. Jackie

  33. That sign is great, Susie. I love the finish on it. I'm glad to hear you got your eye looked at and it's on the mend, now. One of my friends had that happen with a sticky burr. Craziness.

  34. That sign is awesome! Great job!! Shimp sounds wonderful...and yes..very sad about the waters! Take care!

  35. It is sad to see what is happening. On the positive end, that is a great looking sign!

  36. Awesome sign! Praying for the Gulf Shores
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  37. love your blog!! stop by all the time!!


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