Something Old

February 27, 2014 § Leave a comment

My sister-in-law is getting married in July. The last time K was home, she dug through her Mom’s closet and came across  her Mom’s wedding dress.

Vintage is beautiful, and incorporating vintage into your wedding is super cool. I can’t say what I’m doing, exactly (check back in late July/early August) and I can’t show you. I can give you a sneak peak, though, and tell you it’s her something old, and will be WAY cool!

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Show Your Laundry Some Love

February 24, 2014 § 1 Comment

My laundry room is just off the kitchen, which is great, and when the door is open lots of beautiful light comes in. There’s only one problem. It’s ugly. I mean, like, really, seriously ugly.

We knew that when we bought the house, obviously, and for the last eleven months I’ve kept the door shut when we have company. The room is big, and functions, but I’m ashamed of it. So sad.

Since I need a new project like a hole in my head, I decided to tackle the room last week.

Before:

Peeling chartreuse paint, a huge board that was screwed and glued to the wall, an original 1980 shelf that sags in the middle, and a misplaced cabinet that really doesn’t help my storage at all.

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During:

Wallpaper and board along left wall have been removed and sanded, cabinet and shelf leave, and the cork board (also glued) under the window removed. Oh, and all the randomly placed shelving is gone, too. Keep it simple, people.

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Little things

February 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

Been helping a friend get her daughter from school on days when her wee one is napping. Today she brought me wine and flowers to say thanks. Love!

It’s the little things, people.

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Winter Break Comes to an End

February 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

Winter break this year was eight days instead of six, thank you very much winter storm Pax. We did some fun stuff, but by today the kids and I were pretty much over each other. We met some friends and headed over to the Chattahoochee Nature Center. I’m glad we did. The kids needed the sun, and fun!

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We counted three turtles, and some ducks.

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And found this awesome tree called the Pawpaw tree. I’m going to have to print a copy and send it to my Dad, who we call PaPa. I think it’ll make him laugh.

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See you in four years!

February 18, 2014 § 1 Comment

Last July, I asked several quilter friends if they would like to be part of a round robin. There are no rules, but we each have six months to complete our border and send it to the next quilter. We’re working alphabetically so we always know who gets the quilt next. Pretty easy.

We have a dynamic group. Each of us has a great style, and look, but the combined efforts will make spectacular quilts. I can’t wait to see them finished. The long lead times mean we’ll have this project going on for four years -maybe less if we don’t take the full six months to complete a section. Everyone seemed okay with that.

We have just sent our centers to the first border maker. Okay, I still have to send mine, but I plan to do that tomorrow. Snow and winter break made it tough. I’m sending it with a small pack of fabric in case any of my friends want to incorporate them in other borders. I’m also sending a label so everyone can sign it.

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Kitchen, and done!

February 13, 2014 § 2 Comments

I don’t think I’ll ever have my kitchen clean enough to snap a photo with the new painted cabinets and new backsplash, so I’m cutting my losses early.
The backsplash was finished a week and a half ago. Also, notice the subtle metal trim along the top of the cabinets. After the popcorn was removed from the kitchen ceilings there was a sizable gap between the ceiling and cabinets – a whole finger could fit in the space, and that was a huge gap to fill with caulk. So, we added a cool metal trim. It’s subtle, easy, and a fun, modern twist.

I think I’m in love!

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First Quilt

February 9, 2014 § 2 Comments

A friend of mine is redecorating her daughters room. Miss V is the youngest of three, and her bedding has been well loved by all kids. Since she is turning three soon, it’s time to take the room from nursery to little girl room. Paint colors are being picked out, and some fabric has been chosen.

Miss V’s mama sews a little, and I promised her that the quilt pattern she is going to make is fun, easy, and perfectly do-able. I’m looking forward to teaching a friend how to quilt – she’ll pick it up in no time,  we’re having a blast so far, and have only chosen fabrics!

We went to Intown Quilters today, and here’s what we have so far:

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