Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day and Some Redos

Good Morning friends!!!! I just got home from work to find this on my kitchen table.

I just LOVE my Steve. We were texting last night how Valentine's Day was a girl's holiday. He asked if I had gotten him anything and I said that I hadn't, but I would at a later date. He said he didn't want anything, but we all know how that goes. Anyway, I know Steve has been strapped for cash since one of the contractor's he works for is slow at paying so I told him to not get me anything. He went and did some side work on Saturday so I suspect he got a little something from those. He is just so sweet.

Well, a little update on the computer thing... My computer totally crashed dead on the spot. The computer guy had to order a memory something rather from HP to be able to fix my computer. He warned me that Facebook is a horrible place for viruses, so I thought I'd pass it on to you. It has been two whole weeks since he's had it and says he will try to recover what he can. So I am still on Steve's laptop. I did however figure out how to post pics from it so we are back in business. LOL. AND I have the next 5 days off.... Not sure how much I will get accomplished, but at least I can communicate with all of you.

OK now the housekeeping and boring stuff is out of the way. While I have been on my little computer break I have worked on items for you and for me. Of course all the things for you are on my selling blog. Thanks to all who have bought items from me I so appreciate it. BUT you realize you are feeding my addiction right? The money I make from this goes back into buying fabric and stuff. It is a never ending cycle. I didn't say it was bad though. LOL. Alright Alright... back to my redos.

First is the big ugly yellow trencher that had mushrooms printed on the inside. U-G-L-Y I forgot to take pics of the mushrooms but you get the picture...



Next was this ugly fruit trencher thingy... I thought it looked like a mini dough box so that's why I bought it... I still want Steve to make me a lid.



Next was this little wood bowl with stripes on it. I need another bowl like I need another hole in my head... LOL. Anyway, I LOVE the color. I know it's hard to tell from the pic, but I used terra cotta on it then stained it. It is so awesome... My favorite new color...



And last but not least... my gameboard... I have to tell you a secret... all I did to this was sand a little and slapped some stain on it. It was prepainted. LOL. But still a good buy at Goodwill.

I have some things I'd like to work on today... some NEW painted designs... I'm really excited to see if I can make them work. But I'm not gonna tell you in case they don't. But you all know how I am I share the good with bad. So if it doesn't work I prolly show you anyhow. LOL. I am also rolling around (along with the marbles in my head) an idea to make a project in a color that is not normally prim, but I like it and see if I can make it into something prim. OK I know not enough info... Well, I saw a really cute and EASY quilt pattern that I'd like to try... or if you want to try along with me. It's called a disappearing 9 block. Here's a You Tube tutorial. Pretty cute huh??? I want to use pinks and browns in this quilt. Yea PINK you heard me. LOL. Not very prim, but with some brown I think it'll turn out great. I guess this means I need to run to the fabric store. Oh no not that (note the sarcasm). I'll let you know when I start it in case you want to quilt along. We will go in steps. What would be awesome is if you wanted to try a brown and pink quilt too to see how different they end up being in the end. Just a thought... Give me a holler if you'd like me to do this. P.S. for the ones who have never quilted this would be fun to learn with. I'm hoping to have my more experienced quilters join in and post about how bindings, border's and such work and how to do them. I am not an expert, but I will post how I do those things too. LOL. Well enough babbling... I need to crack the whip and get moving today. Talk to you soon.
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Lori said...

What a great quilt!! I have sewn rag quilts, but never a traditional one. That one looks like a great place to start! Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial! I can't wait to give it a try.

Lori said...

Oh, forgot to add, you did a great job on the redos! Very prim!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Happy Valentines day!
I really like you make overs so very prim, turned out so pretty!
The flowers so sweet~ I love them~ beautiful arrangement!

Anonymous said...

great makeovers. I too love to find items at goodwill or yard sales to refurbish. I will be posting some before and afters on my blog soon.
Have a great day!

Country at heart

Carmen at Primcats said...

Happy Valentines Day to you!

Your flowers are so sweet! Good man!

And your redo's are fantastic! I have that exact same checkerboard from the goodwill too. Maybe yours will inspire me to prim mine up!


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