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.

Friday, June 27, 2014