Thursday, September 30, 2010


Remember a long while back I was given the opportunity to make a quilt for my friend who lost her mom to cancer???

She gathered some clothes...shirts,etc. that were her moms and some shirts that were her father's and asked me to make her a  lap quilt to give her father.

Well, after looking at all the many clothes and shirts she had given to me I came up with a pattern.  Her mom was a teacher for over 25 years.  She taught in the public school system; as well as  at church.  So, to me it was important to put her T-shirt that represented most of her life as a teacher in the middle of the quilt.  She was also a grandmom and alumni of Perdue.   Go Boilermakers!    My friend tells me she was a wonderful woman that loved the Lord, teaching and her family.

I recently sent off this quilt to my friend.  I titled the label "Wrapped in Love."  I sure hope her Daddy likes the quilt and finds comfort in it not only by warmth, but by the memory of his lovely wife. 

Here is the finished quilt which my daughter so graciously held up for me so I could snap a pic of it to share on the blog.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Mini reveal of the masterbedroom...

Hi there!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We did. 

Sorry to have postponed the bedroom reveal a couple of times.  I didn't want to reveal until it was TOTALLY done.  Unfortunately, I have come to realize it will be a work in progress.  So, I will share what I have so far.

So far I have only spent $74.74   My greatest find that was at the most phenomenal price you wouldn't believe were these lamps.  Here is a view of  it on my hubby's nightstand.  I really wanted new lamps for this room and I was looking for glass based lamps.  I found these at Target.

   Look at that glass.  Don't you just love it?  It's the kind that has a crackle look to it.  If you click on the picture you may be able to see it better.  And are you ready for this???  Doesn't this lamp look like it could be pretty pricey???  I thought so too until I picked up the lamp base and looked at the price tag.  They were $8.74 a piece!!  Can you believe that?  I thought y'all might not, so I took a picture of the clearance price tag.

 Next up is the bed.  I was looking all over for a white ruffled bedskirt.  I have to tell you though I was not about to pay $89.00 for a bedskirt!  That is how much they were for  a queen sized bed.  I already had this natural linen tailored one so I used this. I also already at this alternative comforter as well.  So, no money spent there.  FREE!!  Love it.
 Not sure if you can see the shams too well in this pic, but they are Battenburg Lace shams.  I also have a bed skirt to match it, but it doesn't quite go all the way to the floor, so I didn't use it. Since I already had these, they were free as well.  Don't you love when you are able to use what you have already?
       Here is a better view of the bed with the linens on it.
Here is a closeup of our cedar waterfall chest.  It is one of the few pieces of furniture we bought when we were first married.  It has served us well.  It is a very deep chest and I store lots and lots of blankets in it.  That blanket on it is the most soft blanket.  It is my fave and I occassionally curl up with it on the sofa next to hubby to watch movies.

One thing I didn't take a pic of is the one splurge I made....and that was on the sheets.  Y'all, I have never had 400 + thread count sheets before.  They are the softest, most comfortable sheets I have ever slept on before.  They even have a tag at the bottom of the sheet to let you know that that end goes at the foot of the bed.  So fancy.  I love them.  They seem to get softer each time I wash them. 

So, the grand total spent so far is:

Sheet set          44.00
Lamps             16.74
Shades             14.00
       Total         74.74

Not bad, eh?  Tomorrow I will show you the seating area and hopefully my version of the Bonne Nuit  pillow.

Let me know what you think so far.  Do the glass lamps look okay with our furniture?  Do you like the bedding?  Is there anything you can suggest to add to the bedding?

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Update on the masterbedroom

My back is feeling much better and I am hoping to do a mini reveal on Friday.  I have been having the hardest time finding drapes for our room. I have been looking for white ones and long ones at that.  We have odd sized windows that either require custom drapes or spending the extra money to purchase the length we need.  I found some beautiful Shabby Chic ones at Target, but they weren't the correct length.  Been looking online and it seems I may have found some at IKEA.  Only thing is that this room redo is on a major budget and I will need to save up to purchase these drapes.  I think they will finish of the room and give it the softness and airiness that I am going for.  Until then, I will share with you what I have so far and you all can give me tips of what I can change or add or whatever.

In the meantime, you must go take a look at Tina's blog.  She posted recently about some hemstitch pillows she made for her bed and I gotta tell ya, I was just in awe of them.  So beautiful....and all done by hand.  You must go take a look see.

She has inspired me with her beautiful handwork to make a runner for my dresser.  I am going to give this project a go and if I am successful I will share with you all.

Summer has drawn to an end and Fall is upon us ...well, not here in Louisiana cause it's still stinking hot, but in other parts of the states crisp cool days are ahead.  I love them and will miss the changing of the leaves and the crisp, coolness in the air.  This time of year always had me reaching for a warm cup of hot chocolate or tea and making lots of hearty soups to warm our bellies.  It has also gotten me thinking that Christmas is not too far off.  I like to give handmade to our family around the holidays and I am in need of some inspiration.  Are you making handmade for the holidays this year?  If so, please share.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Master bedroom update..

Hey there.
I wasn't able to do the masterbedroom reveal on Friday as you probably already noticed.  I ran into several glitches.  I also threw out my back.  Been taking advil and taking it easy.

I was able to acquire some new things for the room at prices you wouldn't believe.  Can't wait to share and give you a breakdown of the items.  You won't believe it.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Masterbedroom makeover in process...

Hi all!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  We did.

I can't believe it's the middle of September already.  I have been working on my masterbedroom and hope to reveal it Friday.  You might remember me talking about how much I disliked the UGLY green wall color in their.  Well, I have come to terms with the fact that the hubs isn't going to paint and as much as I would like to tackle doing it myself, I don't think I could do it well with those twelve foot ceilings. 

I have decided to go with all white bedding with some natural linen thrown in there.  If I can get my hands on some taupe and white ticking this week I will throw some of that in as well.  I am also looking for some new lamps for the bedside tables.  I have some glass based ones in mind, but we will see.  I am doing this room on a budget.  I have looked all over for a decent white ruffled bedskirt that won't cost me a fortune and I wasn't able to find one so I am going with something I already have.  I also have been looking for some white curtains to hang on the windows.  Twill ones in particular, but every time I find a pair for a good price I read the reviews and it seems that all the twill curtain panels out there seem to shrink when washed.  So, I have come to the conclusion that I am doing drop cloth drapes.  I just hope that I am happy with the end product when I am done with them.    I am also hoping to do one large art piece above the bed. 

Big reveal day is Friday....or Thursday if I finish it earlier.
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