Sunday, December 23, 2012

Visit With My Friend ~ Donna

THIS is my friend Donna.

There are many times in my life that I WISH I didn't live so far away from her! As some of our tastes in hobbies have been paralell! Funny how that works out in life.

Anyway. Donna has a free download linked on her blog. Go visit her. Tell I sent you.


Traveling Woman

There has been little to no sewing in the last few weeks. No-One on my Christmas list will get anything that is even remotely quilt related or sewn. I hvae no excuses on the sewing/quilting front. Much of it? Want to. Just didn't WANT to. For sure there has been no sewing THIS weekend becasue I went on a road trip. Where did I go? Waterloo, Iowa. Did you know it's snowing up there? Yah. Snowing. As in like 12 to 18 inches. I originally did not think it had snowied THAT much...told Prince Charming I didn't think it was that deep. Know what he askes me? "do you think those fences are that tall to keep chihuahuas in?" Ha! He was right! The fences we like 5 feet tall & you could only see the top foot of them! I had a really good laugh about it. Not only was there snow, but it rained before it snowed. So there was ICE on the roads too. Like 2 inches of it. Trucks & cars off the road in the ditches. Jacknifed tractor was a mess. A big mess. But? We got thru it all. Drove Friday up to there, and Saturday back from there. Round trip roughly 1300 miles. It's a long...long...long...story. I won't get into it. Let's just say (?) all my children are now in the same state!

Merry Christmas to ME !

Also - Merry Christmas to everyone else too.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

NQR ~ Furniture - I think I have another addiction!

This post is nowhere near quilt related!

I had been wanting a table for behind our couch for a while. We discussed building one, but it's not first on our list of projects to "do". I always scout Craigslist/Goodwill/Estate Sales for nice furniture whenever I set my mind to wanting something.

Notice I didn't say NEED?

This is our downstairs living room as you enter the house from the front door.

Back of couch before.


I was trying to keep the dog out of the picture here...Back of the couch from the hallway

After. From the kitchen door.

View from the stairway going up to our bonus room/family room. I tried REAL hard not to get the railing. That didn't work.


I think it's actually a buffet. And originally the lady at the estate sale wanted this incredible amount of $$$ for it. I got it for a 1/4 of what she originally quoted me. I talked her down! Geesh...all she can say is NO right?

I am going to live with it there in it's present finish for a while before I decide to re-paint or re-stain it. The doors don't have handles or knobs on them (the drawers do) and I was very disappointed when the lady said that was no key. Becasue the doors would not stay closed if they are not locked. Well! While DD#2 was helping me move it in, my wonderful little grandson FOUND it! He was so excited. He got to lock & unlock the doors for a little while. I locked the doors & put the key away. I'll let him PLAY with it a little. No sense letting him do it all the time, the fun will wear off of it! So will my patience.  It's exactly the right height & exactly the right length. Perfect scale. (I think so anyway!) And it's got the ever-needed STORAGE I want. The one & only thing that I will complain about (didn't get a picture, sorry) is that whoever owned it? They painted the inside of the drawers & the inside of the cabinet, shelf included (and even both sides of the shelf!), RED. Seriously? RED is my favorite color. But I would not have painted the inside of that cabinet RED. It had to be extrememly akward doing it too.

Talk to you all later. I am off to QB1's house to do a little sewing for a baby. It's beensometime since we have sewn together. She's had knee surgery & bless her, she's moving around way better than she did BEFORE the surgery, but she's not up to the stairs that I have in my house. So I am going to her house this morning. I'll probably TALK more then I SEW. Probably. But who cares? We'll be together doing it won't we? Ha!

Y'all have a great day.