Friday, October 31, 2014

Flashback Friday

A trip back in time


Happy Birthday, Aunt Diane! I've been saving this picture just for the occasion of Flashback Friday, and your birthday fell on the perfect day this year. But at least you're not alone in the flashback. Someone else is styling the red pants...oh, and that cute little girl!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Refinished Nightstand/Storage

I found this nightstand at a friend's garage sale and just knew a little bit of love would make it good as new again.

I sanded it down...
...and gave it a couple coats of primer.
Then it got a couple coats of glossy white paint and a couple new handles, and it was done. There were some really great knobs in Hobby Lobby, but I didn't take the time to fill in the holes and then drill a single hole for new ones. Just trying to keep it simple....oh, and maybe because I don't own a drill. :-)  
I also debated about what color to paint it. The sky's the limit on colors, but since I needed more fabric storage space in my sewing room, I stuck with plain ole white to match the rest of the storage in that room.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Flashback Friday

A trip back in time

Happy Birthday, Uncle Gene. I looked and looked for a picture to better reflect Flashback Friday and couldn't find anything from back in the day. I wanted something with the two of us, but I guess this will do!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Flashback Friday

A trip back in time

Happy Anniversary Aunt Betty and Uncle Brent!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thankful Thursday #5

Thankful Thursday
the minor and major things in life to appreciate

last week's 2 inches of rain just when we needed it

massages

fresh garden tomatoes


a volunteer sunflower in my garden

catching up with relatives at a family reunion

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Christmas Table Runners

Note: I found this post in my drafts having completely forgotten I had started it a few months ago.

After Christmas I stocked up on sale fabric for some projects I want to do this year. I found this table runner pattern at From the Blue Chair. I ended up making smaller blocks than she did.
This was the first project I started on but others have gotten completely finished before these and blogged about. 
I started with some squares and made them into half-square triangles.
After getting them made, I squared them up and made them into pinwheels.


Then it was time for the layout. I added some white squares too. Sewed them all together and added the borders.
I made enough pinwheels to make two at the same time.
 I'm going to teach myself how to quilt with my sewing machine so I can do these smaller projects myself. Note: Since I started this post, I quilted and bound them so I added a couple new pictures.




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer 2014 Flowers

I just realized that I haven't posted any pictures of my flowers since early spring.

Late blooming daffodils.
After a rough winter, I wasn't sure my roses were going to survive, but they pulled through.

Not a very good picture of my clematis. But once again this year, it looks great!




And then this happened during a thunderstorm while I was out of town. It's not connected to the house, but I've never had a problem with it before.  The trellis isn't tall enough but most years I get it to climb back down instead of being top heavy like it is this year. But I got it staked up, and it's good as new.


More roses.


And lots of beautiful lillies.