Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I think I need a bigger couch!

So that all of my quiltey buds can all come over and nap, snuggle up, read, sew, watch tv and just gab!
Oh, how much fun would that be?
Thank you for all the super kind words of encouragement!  Can't tell you how much I appreciate them! 

Yes, I will travel to help make slipcovers.  I just need airfare and the occasional chocolate thrown at me!  I have made one other slipcover before for an old chair we were gifted right after getting married.  Unfortunately, it too went the way of the Dodo after one-two-too many boisterous rocks backwards by one of the boys.  LOL  I used to always wonder why (when at their houses visiting when I was younger) people didn't just buy new furniture or always have new carpet installed in their houses.
They had kids.

Have I ever told you what an awesome hubby I have?  Sunday, it took three of us (hubby Mr. Incredible, Bean and I) two or so hours what would have taken me days to do!
We took everything off the shelving unit (movies, books, art cases, more movies, more books and just stuff) and shuffled them to the side.  Hubby (who is thankfully gifted in the tool and "know how" departments) moved the brackets and put them on the almost finished wall.  Not quite finished becase we're going to sand and then restain the trim, but not until after Javi's graduation.

Keeping it very kid friendly, and trying to have a less cluttered look.  The white canvas baskets are $5 finds from WalMart.  The canvas has velcro holding it to wire baskets.  So, when grubby hands have gotten them dirty, off they go into the washing machine.

A little anxious to see how these looked hung up-so I went ahead and put them up even though the room's not done yet.  Hee hee.  Do you ever jump ahead of yourself on a project because you're antsy?

Holy Lightfixtures Batman!  Have you priced lampshades lately?  This is an "antique" porcelain lamp I've had since my first apartment days.  My mom got it from somone else's mom, if I remember correctly.  Anyway, I replaced the dark blue shade and got a simple, inexpensive (cough! cough!), pleated one.  I like the trim.  It's all in the details!

Wanted to share some more gardening pictures with you all.  I know we had one sunny day last week,'cause I've got photos to prove it!  I'm starting to think I live in the Amazon, we've had so much rain and such a dark under canopy look.

I'm challenging Bath and Body Works to bottle the smell of peonies.  Oh my heavenly goodness golly gracious! 

And some geraniums who decided to pop in and say "Hi!"

I'm stripping off the wallpaper on the last wall today.  Patching, sanding and painting sometime later this week.  Once that wall is painted--carpet cleaning.  Duhn, duhn duh!

Working on a little sidetable quilt for the new and improved family room too.  Never one to waste anything, I took the right angle corners from a scrappy quilt I'm working on and

using some gorgeous Paganelli for the binding.  What awesomely bright, happy, snappy fabric!

Here's to a good day for all of us!


  1. Step away from the fabric, and nobody gets hurt!!! You have been holding out on me!!!!

    Love you anyhow!


  2. It's looking so amazing! There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make it all feel so fresh.

  3. Your new little quilt looks wonderful! It will fit in perfectly with the nice, new couch.

    And I know what you're saying about lamp shades! I went to get a new one and ended up thinking the old one would do for now!

  4. Wow, you sure have been busy. I need a nap after reading your post.

    Love the quilt!

  5. those peonies are amazing..i love them. they were what i carried in my wedding. i have always wanted a plant but we never live anywhere long enough to see it grow. now i will check with the husband to see if he has some spare cash laying around for a ticket!!!

  6. Dee, save a spot on the couch for me! Everything at your home looks so lovely -- inside and out. Meanwhile, everything seems to be falling apart at my house. Why does everything have to break at once?


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