Monday, July 4, 2011

I've been a BUSY girl!

So busy in fact that I've been really, REALLY bad about posting here. Some things I've been doing...

Sewing... I've finished nearly 4 crib size quilts since January and I'm working on the 5th now. (I'll share some pictures when I get them uploaded)

Crafting with Paper...
A little (long overdue!) banner for my grand-daughter Hannah's room. Ribbon will be strung through the back, each "flag" will be joined together with a bow and it will be hung on the wall of her little nursery. Hopefully I'll be able to share a picture of that when I'm done.



Baking...

Mostly experimenting with bread lately. I love the smell and aroma of fresh baked bread, don't you?

Cracked Wheat
Sourdough
Yummy Pretzels!


OK, I need to stop right her or my computer will need to be fixed from all the drooling I'm doing!!

Gardening....

A full bed of zuchinni, yellow and pattypan squash
and Shelling peas. We also had a bumper year of Ollallieberries, Strawberries, avocados, and citrus fruit and itty, bitty baby grapes all over my vines!
Not to mention a beautiful bed of roses, lavender, chocolate mint and several other herbs.
I'm also in the early stages of another room makeover. Here are some of the ideas I hope to use.

I was looking for a bed for the room like the one in photo 5 above. I wanted it to wrap around at the headboard and footboard but be made of iron rather than wood. Within 2 days of finding that picture, I HAD FOUND THE BED!! A REALLY sweet lady on Craigslist was moving and selling hers for $50... yup, that's it in photo 1. above. Still deciding if I want to leave it white, as is, or paint it a little darker bronze type color like photo 2. Already looking on Craigslist DAILY for a dresser like photo 3 and hubby is brushing up on his skills to create "Board and Batten" on the walls. We have wainscoting in some of our home and this would look similar but different. For one thing, we MAY go a little higher on the wall, more like photo 4.
Found a really GREAT faux fireplace on Craigslist too.
This is it!! A $2100 fireplace and a beautiful, HUGE gilded mirror for $300! You can't tell it from this picture but this isn't one of those little heater kinds of fireplaces... it is very realistic, uses a remote control for all the settings and produces lots of yummy warm heat!

My plan? To create something like this living room wall only in my guest room... a fireplace with shelves to either side for books and knick-knacks and then either the mirror or a fabulous TV above.... LUXURY!! Toss in a few more pictures and goodies on the wall like photo 8 and maybe some whimsical items like in photo 7 and the room should be good to go!! My plan is to have this room completed by Labor Day.... give or take a few months.

So peeps, that's what I've been working on; growing, doing, creating, future planning and dreaming, dreaming, DREAMING! I hope you are busy enjoying your summer and coming up with things to do and see.

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