Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Have you heard of a Pay it Forward exchange? You receive a handmade gift from a blogger in exchange for agreeing to send a handmade gift to 3 other people. You do get 365 days to complete your end of the paying-it-forward. I certainly don't want to wait that long to give/receive.
I first read about it at Quilt Dad, but I was too late signing up.
I did find missmikol's place and I was lucky enough to sign up with her.
So...if you would like to receive a gift from just need to leave a comment!
I think this is such a fun idea.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Aaaah Autumn

We lit some autumn-scented candles in the fireplace to set the mood....of course, in our house, the mood is set by my four-year old saying, "Hey Dad! Fire up the candles!!"

Friday, September 25, 2009

I'm back!

I've just been busy with life...not much time in front of the computer...but I am joining a quilting bee!! I'm so excited to join and try something new (applique)! Check it out!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A little of that...

We have this great hutch from an antique store close to home. We painted it using a gallon of "oops" paint from Sherwin Williams (always an adventure choosing from that selection). I tried to free-hand some flowers across the top but did not like them. When I tried to sand them off, the rest of the paint came off too. So...I used some scrapbook paper from my stash and stuck it on using double-side tape. I'm very pleased with the solution (and it was free!). I'm debating whether or not to use different paper on the back of each shelf in the hutch as well.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A little of this...

I decided to make throw pillows for the livingroom...yet another accent piece (I do love them). I think it will be fun to have different turquoise fabrics to compliment the Anna Maria Horner Drawing Room fabric that I used on the drapes. Our furniture is large...and tan...and that's about it. A few splashes of color will liven the furniture up. I'm not sure how many pillows I'm going to make. I have 5 or 6 embroidery panels completed, but need more pillow forms. I may be making a stop after dropping S off at preschool. Speaking of which..this is the second week for him and it's been a rocky transition. He doesn't like playdough and has become very angry when asked to join in this activity. It's a fine balancing act to respect one's own desires...and the desire of your preschool teacher! He has a lot to learn.