Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I can't remember what city we were in when I saw this 'tablecloth'. I actually waffled on buying it due to the price…which of course I can’t remember how much it cost. What was I thinking? This is perfect for my home...the blue is delicious looking and its delicate look adds softness to my dining room. Every time I look at it I think of Kirsten and France. Oh how I would have regretted it if I had come home without it.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Unfortunately the pics below were taken when I put it in the garage so I could use them for selling it...after the photos were taken the mirrored door was stored in the basement. I have a picture of it in my bedroom but I've been too lazy to scan it in. The door, top and bottom come off and the drawers all come out...and even with all those items out it is still a big piece to move. Measurements when all together: height 92” (7' 8") x depth 24” x width 48".
Friday, December 26, 2008
Last year I made 10 1/4 quilts (4 for friends, 5 for my brother's family, 1 for me and 1 dog quilt which I count as the 1/4) here is the quilt I made that resulted in the scraps for the dog quilt.
Check out the beautiful quilting pattern my 'long arm' quilter Lynn did.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Put a silver box (first problem...I didn't own a silver box...but found a tiny silver tin designed as a gift holder for gift cards) in the helpful section of your house which is the section of your living room to the right of your front door (second problem, due to the layout of my house I wasn't sure if the small area to the right of my front door, which I call the library counted as part of my living room, I made an executive decision and counted it) – inside the box, put a piece of paper that reads “the perfect buyer for the lot on Hill Lake.... It's also good to put your realtor’s card (third problem...I don't have card for my realtor...so I just wrote her name on a piece of paper) in the box and the names of anyone you need help with in the near term (fourth problem...the box may be too small for the list I would put in there). Along with the silver box with names and desired outcomes you can add anything gray, symbols of helpful beings (angels), bells, water, hands, and/or symbols of a favorite place. The angel was the perfect item for my helpful section.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Things that make me SMILE :)
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The one thing that has remained a constant is my love for watercolors. I am not so great at photographing art so I hope you can get a good idea of the colors in the following paintings. The following 3 pictures were painted by a family friend over 50 years ago. They were in the home I grew up in and I always admired them. About 25 years ago they made their way to my home. I think what I love about these paintings is that the artist didn't color inside the lines.
While I was on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia I visited the studio of one of my favorite artists, Anita Lindblom of Blue Dot Art Studio and bought the following watercolor...so the tulip picture was out. Anita is a very talented painter and potter. Her studio is in a building on the same land as her home over looking the water (Pacific Ocean). I love the colors in the watercolor Anita painted as they are also in one of the quilts that is on my bed.