Saturday, July 30, 2011

Good way to end the week...

Took my little guy and we headed to the water park after
I got home from work.
Unfortunately, I didn't take my camera so I used the camera on
my phone, which doesn't do the best photos. Sorry for the poor quality.

He had a blast...

First being a boy what captured his attention was
the fountain to use to wash your feet before returning to the pool
from the picnic is the little things in life.
soon the fascination wore off and it was off to the slide...
and then my favorite the lazy river....
looks like he is enjoying it as well....
only one huge difference between the two of us.
He can't wait to make one loop around I can go around,
and around and around and then a few more times.
Only problem was someone had to keep an eye on him.
Oh well, next time I will drag another set of eye's with us.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Just had to....

Ok, yesterday afternoon I had to pick up some small gifts for my nieces. It is their brother's birthday later this week and I always get something for all of them. Anyway, I went to the local card store and found these really cute glass heart shaped necklace's with lace ribbons to send to them.
While there I happened to spy this....
It is now hanging on the door handle to my home office.
I thought it was too cute and appropriate to pass up.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I haven't fallen off the face of the earth

I know it is probably hard to believe but I haven't. Things have been extremely busy here. Between work and the house. I have also had a few other diversions. First up though I taught myself how to use a sewing machine. Impressed - aren't you????!!!!

My first project was making curtains for my living room and dining room combo area. Here is a photo from my night to host bunco.
Here is one more photo of the table set up from a different angle. Having a house full of boys - I have found this is one of the few opportunities to be a little girly. Even though one of the ladies who was subbing was surprised I had boys. I told here that is what happens when you are Queen of the house. Sorry Duchess and Queen Elizabeth but here I am HRM.
This is what was taking up a tremendous amount of my free time. Here is a little more of a close up of the curtains flash didn't want to cooperate so this is the best I could do.
If that wasn't enough I did a slip cover for my chair. I still need to do the seat cushion. The chair was originally in what I call "Rooster Fabric" not the real name but seems more fitting - anyway. I decided to make the slipcover my own by going with a patchwork style. I used the check print the sofa is in and the "Rooster Fabric" to mix and match a little. I thought it turned out pretty good for the first go at a slip cover.
This is the most comfortable chair especially for getting a little stitch you know what going on. The threads however were getting a little bare in some areas. We bought this set in 2002 and love it and I just can't bring myselfto get something else especially with the boys and dogs.

Then of course to make room for my sewing machine my home office/sewing room had to be modified. So I brought my husband's grandmothers Singer sewing machine base up (with some help from the hubby and one of the boys). I added a cut piece of wood that I will paint at some point and voila sewing table that fits right in with a little sentimental value as well.
The sampler on the shelf ledge I found yesterday at a store I go to for vintage finds. This is the place I found my sleigh at and the huge wall unit in my home office. I haven't been in forever, and just thought I would pop in for a quick look.
Almost missed it completely they had it hidden in a room geared towards vintage children items. On the floor behind a chest. First time thru I missed it completely. However, I have learned to always go back thru the rooms again it takes a while for me at least to process everything. Especially when accompanied by a seven year old young man.

MOOOMMM - Are we done yet? No
I am so tired! Your seven how can you be tired
I wanna go home! When I am finished
When are you going to finished? When I am done
It is so hot out! The whole country is hot get used to it

It is amazing I spotted it at all. It is just a very cute and charming sampler probably done in the 50's but thought I would be perfect for my home office and the best part it was only
$19 - yes $19 DOLLARS!!!!
So here is my updated work area.
So as you can see I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.

I have been pretty busy and there are several other items in the works as well. So don't be surprised at some exciting news in a few months....