Good morning Prim Friends!
WOW, has it really been a week since I posted!?!
Hope you all had an enjoyable long weekend and blessed Memorial Day.
It was a weekend full of family, food and fun for us. As we all gathered at church on Sunday morning and finished Mass by signing America the Beautiful, I couldn't help it when a lump formed in my throat and small tears surfaced as I was overwhelmed with how very blessed I am...with a lovely family, nice place to live and a wonderful country to live in....and all thanks to those brave young men and women who gave their lives to make our freedoms possible.
My post today will be full of pictures, so bear with me! Oh, but alas...we were so busy this weekend that I completely forgot to snap some of the grand-babies!
First I wanted to show you what I've been working on lately. I finished up this big Uncle Sam on a Goat. I will be listing him soon in my Ebay shop, but for now he sits on my dining room table. He was very time consuming to make, but I am pleased with how he turned out.
I also decided to get back into quilting a little bit, with this adorable barnyard 'fun' quilt I started the other day. I still have a lot to do on it, and I have been wanting to make a small quilt, so it seemed like the perfect project. I'll be sharing pics as I make progress on it.
If you recall, back in the late winter, I told you about Mr. Whimzie and I building a closet for my sewing room, but I never did get around to posting pictures of the finished project. When we started, I was using just a cheap fake wood wardrobe to store all my fabric in. These old houses are lacking in closets, but the situation in my sewing room was getting out of control, so I begged the Mister to make me the closet of my dreams. So he framed it up and made shelves and cubbies for me. I love it! While he was busy with that, I repainted the room a wonderful 'cavern moss'. I found a brown shelf on Craig's list for $15 that was just the perfect size to hold the free tv we received when Hubby bought his car a couple months back.
|Extra storage at the top for things I don't use all the time.|
|The inside - each large basket is chuck full of fabric..I have one basket for each color -greens, blues, reds, etc.|
|More pics from around the room.|
When we moved into this house, much of it was painted in white and gray, inside and out. Now, I love the warmth of color, so I went to work doing the rooms in warm, cozy colors. Now that the inside is mostly done and summer is upon us, I am looking to paint the doors of this old house....they are all white!
So, I'd love to hear your ideas for door colors. Take a look at the picture below and let me know what you think. There are actually three doors that face the road...the main entrance, the porch entrance and the little carriage room door (to the right of this picture). My first thoughts were a rich prim red, but last year I made a door box for the porch door, and it is that color, so I've been trying to think of something different for the doors.
Finally, I thought I would share a picture of the beautiful wisteria vine on our patio. It was full of blooms last week, but has since been beaten down by the rain we have been getting lately.
It's raining again today, and although we did need rain, I am anxious to get out in the yard and finish our garden fencing. It's looking really nice! I'll tell you about the great deal I got on decorative fence posts when I share pictures of the finished project. While it's raining, the Mister and I have also been working on a shower renovation in the master bathroom. He's been replumbing it and I'm just itching to get in there and tile...it will be my first tiling project, but it will look so much nicer when it is completed.
Okay gals, guess I have taken up enough of your time for today. I'm off to do laundry, feed the 'girls', then meet Drew for lunch.
Have a wonderful day!