I've had all kinds of things going on since we last visited. I gave you my list of things I wanted done in my last post. As promised I told you I would update you. Lets see where to start...
For the first things I wanted to get done. Well, uhhhh they are started at least. LOL. Let's see I did paint my TV cabinet. It's not done I really need to second coat the inside, but it's suppose to rain again today. I know it looks like there is a gap on top, but I just threw it up there so you could see how it will look. Steve put a grove in the top so I can put plates in the top part. Can't wait to get this finished.
Secondly, this is the key cupboard Steve stenciled. I need to put the handle back on and get it hung. It turned out so awesome.
I also got my quilt top finished and pinned to the backing. I did what I said and went to the quilt shop and bought my backing along with some really yummy civil war repro fabric. All that is left is quilting it. I didn't take a pic since you all have seen it before. As I make more progress I will show you. Oh and I learned a very important lesson. Fusible webbing does NOT work on polyester. I'm not telling you how I know I just know. LOL.
While I was out Friday I stopped at a thrift store and forgot I had no checks left in my checkbook when I went to pay. GGGGRRRRRR... Anyway, they did hold my stuff and I went back and got my checkbook and then paid. I forgot to take pics of that purchase. But I got some more fabric. I know you are saying... Wow she is a fabric hoarder and yes I am. LOL. I also got two wood candle holders and some old clothes pins that I am going to wax dip like my friend Pam does and then tie some homespun around a bunch of them. Then I went for my salon appt and of course had to visit my favorite antique store since I was only 10 minutes away. I haven't been in a while, but oh it was heavenly. The store has changed a bit and they added more booths. I decided to buy a few things.
The bowl was $8.00. Couldn't pass it up.
Lots and lots of drieds.
Not sure what this stuff is that I put it the basket.
Again don't know what the long stuff is, but I liked it and it came in brown and red...
This is both allspice (smells awesome) and also dried juniper. I may try to make some garlands out of these for Christmas.
Plus I got Judy Condon's new Christmas book that came out. I also went to one of the prim shops because my friend Rose had some Osage oranges or monkey balls (as I call them). LOL. Rose let me know she had seen some at the Flea market and wanted to know if I wanted any. If you've never seen them they are about as big as a baseball or softball. I learned they grow on a bush not a tree. But if used in the basement it keeps the spiders away. I'm probably just going to decorate with them.
I then worked Saturday. So Sunday Steve and I spent the day going to Goodwill. I'd swear there was a huge sale going on. There was barely any parking spots. I hurried in before all the good stuff was gone.
The green fabric is a curtain panel. There is a faded spot, but I can make it into a table runner and cut that piece off. Red striped fabric for Christmas ornies. The checkerboard will get a makeover for a $1.00. The kitchen utensils $1.00.
Then we went to one of the other thrift store shops that marks stuff down the longer it sits. The wood plaque was 90% off. Make over time!!!! The magazines which have sampler patterns in $.50 with 45% off. The pewter dish $1.00 with some % off. LOL. I spent a whopping $3.33
Lastly, was the purchase of some lights that I'm going to try my hand at dipping them in silicone for the candle looking effect. $1.00 a piece if I screw up, well, it's only a $1.00
I think that's all I got done. I have got to get to decorating my front stoop and flower boxes for fall. Not sure when since I work the next three days. Anyway, I need to get my shower since I have things I need to get done.