~Now I’m Playing in the Living Room~

We had been wanting new furniture in our living room for a while now. After going to several furniture stores…we finally found some new pieces for our living room.

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Got a new sofa and a chair & 1/2…but my favorite piece is the old wood cart that we got from the wood store in the little town we live in. The cart is a little beat up on the top, so my husband is going to sanded it down some and if that doesn’t work…he will put new wood pieces on it. I just love that he does wood working.

I had some rusty tin containers that I gave makeovers to…painted them silver and it gave them more of a farmhouse feel.

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I really like the pieces better painted silver…than the rusty brown. They now show up much better on the black bookcases.

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This next tin piece I got at Hobby Lobby. It is a huge tin candle holder and I love the farmhouse feel it has too. The milk bottles came from Hobby Lobby too.

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Just had to share the pretty sunset we had last night…from my back yard.

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Until next time….

Blessings from me to you.  ~Cindy


~Playing In The Dining Room~

I decided that I wanted a change in our dining room…that would give me more of a farmhouse feel.

First thing I did was paint this brown pitcher…

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…to silver and I think it says farmhouse now that it is painted the silver.

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Next I put the 3 tier Pottery Barn tray on a burlap runner in the dining room table.

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While trying to figure out what I wanted to put in the tray…I decided to layer another runner on top of the burlap runner. Then I got thinking that I wanted to put some embroidery on the top runner with a farmhouse design.

So up to my sewing room I went to put a design on the runner…

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…and I really think this rooster design says farmhouse to me.

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I decided to put some of my smaller white pitchers on the 3 tier tray and added 3 burlap flowers in the middle tray.

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I really like how it turn out…and says Spring to me. Even though it has been really cold here in Ohio.

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Until next time…. Blessings from me to you…~Cindy

 

 

 

 

 


~Another Year Older~

Yes…I’m another year older!! Funny how that is…I don’t feel any older. Mr. D and I got yummy cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory a few days before my birthday and then on my birthday…we had dinner at Olive Garden. Then a few days after my birthday…my granddaughter came over to spend the day with me…she was on her Spring break from school. We watched a few Nicolas Sparks movies. It was a fun day!

A dear blogging friend sent me some wonderful birthday gifts that I just had to share with everyone. Love this rag wreath that Cheryl made…it is so pretty. I like how it looks in this old wood tray I have in our living room.

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I saw this photo on Pinterest….where they hung windows in the hallway and put a wreath on one of the windows. I have several old windows and I just might do this in my hallway.

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Cheryl also gave me this sweet little angel. Love the saying…”Let the stars remind you that you always have a friend in me”.

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Thank you…dear friend for the wonderful birthday gifts.

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Hope everyone has a wonderful evening.

Until next time…..blessings from me to you.  ~Cindy

 

 

 

 

 


~Spring Has Arrived~

This is what I saw on the first day of Spring…when I opened up the curtains.

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So I decided it was time to do some Spring/Easter decorating. I really like how the corner fireplace turned out.

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The rabbits are from Hobby Lobby…they were gray, but I gave them a makeover…painting them white.

This next gathering is on the console table that sits in front of the huge window in the living room. I just added a couple of little Spring pillows and put some burlap eggs in my yarn basket on one end of the table…

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…and this is the gathering on the other end of the console table. The swan was a gift from a blogging friend and the beautiful nest was also a gift from another blogging friend. I made the sunflower on the rusty spring.

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This next picture is on the other side of the living room. The bunny on the white ironstone plate is from a blogging friend too. The milk jugs in the wire basket was a gift from my sister for Christmas.

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I even added a little bit of Spring/Easter in the dining room. I put some burlap flowers and some tiny white & chocolate eggs in my Pottery Barn 3 tier tray.

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Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. Why you ask?…Because I was born on Easter Sunday many years ago. My mom loves to tease me, because she went in labor while trying to eat her Easter dinner…but had to go the hospital instead.

Just have to share this cute little shirt that I embroidered for my friend’s granddaughter for Easter…also made one for her little grandson just like this one.

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Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and a wonderful Spring.

Until next time….blessings from me to you, ~Cindy


~35 Years of Doing Shows~

Wow…did these 35 years of doing shows go by fast, but I have decided that the time has come to retire from doing shows and I’m looking forward to going to the shows as a customer.

Thought I would share some photos of my booth over the years.

~Sauerkraut Festival~

These photos are from when I first started doing shows in 1980.

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It was the biggest outdoor show that I did over the years. It sure did draw a huge crowd!!

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I also did some smaller shows too…that were closer to home. My customers used to  call me “The Pin Lady”, because of all the pins I made back in the 80’s.

~Oktoberfest~

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I was also called “The Towel Lady”…because of all the dish towels that I put machine embroidery on.

~Spring Fling~

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~National Holiday Gift Show~

Loved the Christmas Shows…they always looked so pretty all decorated for the Holidays.

 

My mother-in-law gave me the window display and I can’t tell you how many vendors and costumers tried to buy this piece from me. It just might end up being display in my home.

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This window display was a great piece to have…it worked great for my small shows. My embroidered dish towels were a big hit too.

Here is what my booth looked liked at my last Christmas show in 2014.

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And this last photo is of the last show that I did this past Fall…at my favorite shop. My jewelry was a big hit at this show. The owner does a Fall show every September and I’m looking forward to be a customer there this year.

~Autumn in the Country~

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I’m not sure what the future holds for me now that I’m not doing shows any more, but I’m looking forward to finding out.

Until next time….blessings from me to you.  ~Cindy

 


~Angel Doll~

It has been awhile since I last posted to my blog. I’m been having problems with my WordPress site and it is driving me crazy. Pictures don’t want to go into the post. I just wanted to share the angel doll that I made for a blogging friend for her birthday. My husband looked at my site for me…so lets see if this works now.

I started out with this pattern…

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and a scarf that I picked up from Pat Catan’s.

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Here is a close up of her hair…which is three rusty jingle bells. I quilted and painted her wings and added a little bit of jewels under her wings.

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Here is what she looked like when I got her all done.

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I really like how she turned out and I’m going to make one for me. I also have a couple other scarves that just might be turned into an angel too.

We finally got the living room and dining room all done. All the wallpaper is gone and the walls have all been painted. We got new blinds and curtain rods…everything looks so clean and fresh.

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Hope to be blogging more now that everything is done. Until next time….Blessings from me to you.

~Cindy

 


~Made Myself an Embroidery Clipboard~

I saw a metal chipboard on an embroidery site with a embroidered saying clipped on it. That got me to thinking that I could make my own. So I looked in my stash and I did have everything that I would need to make one for myself.

Glue, paint, stain, paint brushes…

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…and a pretty metal flower that I painted and glued to a metal clip.

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Next…I painted a wood candle stick and a tiny wood pitcher…which I turned upside down and then glued them together.

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Then I painted the board.

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My next step was to give it an aged look…and then I glued the flower clip on.

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Also antiqued the candlestick.

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I let everything dry for awhile…which was the hard part for me, because I was so wanting to finish it up. I even stained the string that was on the board.

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So after it was all dried…I put it all together and I loved how it turned out.

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Now I just need to put an embroidery piece on it or a photo. I just purchased some embroidery designs with saying such has…Hope, Dream, Love, Pray…etc… Now I just need to get into my sewing/craft room to stitch them out. Might put a photo on it for now…until I can get back into my room to stitch out all the little saying that I just purchased from Embroidery Library. Nope…didn’t break the bank…the designs were only $1.00 each!!

Until next time…..      Blessings from me to you…~Cindy


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