Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Laughter is the best medicine.

It's been a busy few weeks here at 911, but not a single
project has been completed  (or photographed) me.

I've painted the dark stained trim in our front entryway, and I'm suffering from a slight case
of painter's remorse.  I know I'll be happy when it's all done, but it will take
some getting used to.  We finally have the old iron bed (with a new mattress and box spring)
 back in the guest bedroom, but of course the old bed skirt is too short.  Sigh.
  The window boxes have been repaired and I planted the flowers yesterday,
 but I'm still deciding what cutout design I want on the wood shutters
we have yet to make.  I should be working on a  top secret project that's got
to be completed by Sunday morning.  I'll get to it in a minute.  :)
We've cleaned out our garage, and for the first time in years
we can actually walk through without tripping on junk!

While looking through boxes stored in the garage, I came across something I thought
I had inadvertently thrown away.  Even after all these years,  it still makes me laugh.

Apparently our daughter's teacher approved of her answers.
See if you can find the one that cracks me up.

I hope you find something that makes you laugh today.


Pssst.  Happy Birthday to Tracy at Crow's Feet Chic !

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Oh, boy!

We've got a new grandpeep!

Megan, Dave, and Finley welcomed 
their 8 pound 14 ounce baby boy yesterday.

They're still thinking about a name.
(I wonder where the indecisiveness comes from?)  hehe

Of course I found a vintage fishing hat to decorate his room.   :)

We had the pleasure of visiting at the hospital for a few hours last night, 
and in a few weeks we'll have all four of our grandchildren
 and their parents spending the weekend with us.

 It's time to get the guest bedroom finished!

Congratulations Megan, Dave, and Finley!

Thanks for visiting.

Update:  He's got a name!  William David.

Monday, May 6, 2013

How to wear a bedspread.

You've probably got images in your head from the
People of Walmart site.  You've seen those photos, haven't you?

If not, just picture yourself crawling out of bed in the morning (or noon as the case may be )
 and heading to the Walmart without changing out of your pj's.
Or combing your hair.
Or brushing your teeth.

Those are the good photos.  :)

So, when is it acceptable to wear a bedspread out in public?

When it's been transformed into a toddler jacket, that's when!

I was in the process of organizing all of my sewing paraphernalia and fabrics when I came across
 the worn-out vintage chenille bedspread I picked up for $4 at a local shop last year.
I'd look a little silly wearing a jacket made from the bedspread,
but it's perfect for a 2 1/2 year old!

 There were 3 floral areas on the bedspread, but this one
was in the best condition.  I arranged my pattern pieces so the design
would be on the front of the jacket.

Here's the pattern I used.

The only change I made to the pattern
 was to round out the collar.

The jacket is lined with pink polka dot flannel.

I chose blue buttons to pick up on the blue squiggle of the pocket.

A dreamy jacket.
Get it?

I haven't made a lined jacket in ages, but this pattern made it easy.
I've even got enough chenille and flannel left over to make
another jacket for granddaughter number two when she's a bit older......
and maybe a pair of pants for moi to wear to Walmart!

Look for me at "The People of Walmart" site.  :)

*I'm joining the parties at:
Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style Wow us Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants What's it Wednesday

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