Friday, 29 April 2016

A Favourite Dresser

I am not a lover of the colour yellow but for some reason I really, really like the yellow that was used on this dresser.
In fact, I like it so much that I went out and bought a small container of paint that I hope matches this yellow to paint a dresser that I have in my basement sewing room.

This is my lovely little dresser. I think it is designed very similar to the one that I have fallen in love with.
Do you?
Do you see that paint swatch? I'm hoping that it is the colour match I need to copy my dream dresser. You never know about these things until you start painting. I figure if it's way too bright to my liking though I can tone it down with some white paint. EEK-I hope!
I plan, also, to add plaster of Paris to the mix to create a chalk paint effect.
Have you ever tried this? I have not. I have painted black premixed chalk on a couple of door and they turned out fine.
My sister mixes her own all the time and assures me it will work.

I found a recipe here that I will use unless someone else out there tells me of a better one. Oh, and feel free to offer any tips you have-please!
I know I've promised the sewing room photos soon.....
My excuse for not posting them already is threefold.
1) I have a scratched and stained counter top that I want to cover with contact paper before I show you the room.
2) I want to finish the dresser first.
3) I have to finish this bag order for the Yukon before I can take the time to do excuse #1 or 2.
There you have it, my bag of excuses.
I can't believe it is Thursday already. I don't feel like I have gotten much accomplished this week at all. I did get all of the bags cut out. I had to wait on my thread order to arrive. It showed up Tuesday. But then Tim and I went gallivanting over to Marathon yesterday and blew my hopes of getting any work done on Wednesday. But that is life.
And we do need to be spontaneous once in a while!
Here is hoping that you have a blessed weekend. And a sunny and warm one wouldn't be bad either.


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Hooped Embroidery Art


Hi Friends!
I am posting over at my other blog today.
I'd love for you to join me here.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

My Latest Embroidery Projects

Good Morning!

I have been itching to get back to making a few projects on my embroidery machine for a long time, but I wouldn't allow myself the fun until I finished some more pressing projects-ugh.
Last weekend I threw everything else to the wind and whipped up a couple of wall hangings for two of my grands and one for myself, of course.
I have to say that this lemon of a camera that I bought last year doesn't do justice on how cute this wall hanging for Star turned out.
 I would love to toss it in the trash, but I will refrain-this time!

This is Lambert's. He likes dragon's now.
As you can see my bottom lettering is a little off. A lesson learned not to work on projects at eleven o'clock at night when you are tired!
This is for me, for my sewing room. I still need to hoop it.
And lastly, a Raven with fireweed. I am experimenting with patterns for the bags I will be selling in the Yukon. The fireweed is actually pink there. The pattern colours was wrong, but I will fix that on the next one I make up.
Weather wise we have been blessed with sunshine the last three days, but cooler temps. I'm not complaining considering the huge amounts of snow I see some of you are getting in Southern Ontario and out East. Yikes! I hope it will melt fast for you.
Since Tim is working today I want to get right on experimenting with my bag patterns again. This time I hope I can come up with some that I really think will work. Do you find you get more done when your husbands not around? I sure do! I don't really understand why, it's just the way it is.
Well, have a good day ladies. I'd better get off to doing some work.
Take care-Kim


Friday, 22 April 2016

Hello, it's me.....


A little birdie told me that if I don't stop by to say hello every once in a while I will lose touch with bloggers and soon fade away into the sunset.
And I always sit up and take notice when a bird starts speaking to me!

I really have been busy. I promise I'm not sitting around eating bon bons and watching TV. We've been doing Spring touch up on our home. Oh, and I've recently converted my spare basement room into a sewing room now too. I'll have to show you photos of that soon.

Tim and I also just returned from a trip down to Sault Ste. Marie for shopping and appointments. It was a bright and sunny day with 20C(68F) weather. We had nearly four days of beautiful weather, but now as I sit and look out the window I see snow flakes zooming past (it's very windy today). I heard at physio today that the forecast is calling for freezing rain.
 Really? I refuse to believe this. I think I will close the curtains and pretend it's not happening.
 My crocuses have bloomed now so I'm sure we've turned the corner even if it is going to be cold for this coming week. Fingers crossed!
I've had a request for more of my mittens from the Yukon. It does seem strange sewing wool mitts at this time of year. I realize though that summer is the busiest time of year for Yukon businesses, so I'm happy to oblige!
Please pray for the earthquake victims in both Ecuador and Japan. My goodness, if watching the news  these days doesn't prompt a person to want to pray I don't know what will.
Blessing to you all-Kim