Saturday, May 30, 2009

Linen Curtains for Linsi

Linsi hung one set of her linen curtains that I made for her today. She sent these pictures for me to see them. I think they look really good in her little cottage house. She only has 4 more windows to complete. I finished up with school today and then I worked later at the Antique Store. I am leaving for Austin in the morning and sewing classes begin Monday morning!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Black Chairs, Black Bar Stools and Gift Tags

The chairs in my dining area have been painted black and I bought two bar stools from Pottery Barn. The only thing we need to do in the kitchen is putting trim at the top of the cabinets. We ordered a new refrigerator and it will be delivered next week. I worked on the antique vanity tonight and I have one coat of white paint on it. It's looking really good. I also worked on handmade gift tags for my booth space. I am going to Austin this weekend and Monday I will be getting lessons on how to use my sewing machine. I can't wait until I learn how to do monogramming on the new machine. Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer time

Only two more days and school will be out! It's funny when you're a school teacher you can't wait until school is out in May but it seems I'm always ready to go back in August. I have so many furniture pieces that I need to paint and get ready for my antique booths. So I will be busy working on those and I will have much more time to do that when school is out. I sold the turquoise chest today and that makes me want to paint another one. So I'm on the look for another one that is similar. I put a primer on one of the vanities today and I am going to post pictures of it when I'm finished.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Linsi came home for the Memorial Day weekend and we finished her linen curtains. She is going to hang them and take pictures and I will post those when she gets finished. She had bought the fabric in January and then my Dad got sick and I am just getting them finished. She bought white linen and I think they are going to look really nice. She had 5 windows in the living room and dining area so I had to make 10 panels. It was so much easier with her help. She ironed while I sewed and we whipped them out fairly quickly. My Dad had another little episode last week and had to be put back in the hospital but he is back home and doing much better.
Today we commend those men and women who fight and have fought for our freedom. What a great country we live in and sometimes we take it for granted. It's nice that we have a day that we can set aside to remember those that have made it the place we call home.
I only have 4 more days of school and then it's summer vacation time! I am going to Austin again and taking sewing lessons with my new machine. I am so excited about that and can't wait. Hopefully I will learn how to work this fancy piece of equipment.
This was a great weekend with family and friends. I hope you had a blessed holiday and that you have a great week.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Surgery Success and what a day!

The hutch that I would like to paint black.

Before After

This was some kind of day! Haley and I left her apartment around 10:00 a.m. to Matt's house and pick him up for his surgery. We headed down 25th and I was talking on my cell when some guy in a small green car bumped into the back of my SUV. Haley jumped out of the car and I was saying I think it's okay we need to go pick up Matt. Well I was right, it only put a little tiny scratch on my bumper. We went on our merry way and picked up Matt. The surgery went well and the doctor says he is like new. We got there at 11:00 and didn't leave until 5:00. Needless to say a long, long day. But while we were sitting in the waiting area Haley and I were playing on the computer. While I was going through some of pictures, I ran across pictures of my kitchen before we remodeled and I am going to post a picture of those today.
It is unreal how much different and better it looks. I love the "new" kitchen and dining much better. We still need a new refrigerator and trim at the top of the cabinets but that is pending. And I am still trying to decide if I am going to paint my hutch. I painted the chairs black and I think I am going to paint the hutch black. Take a look.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Before and After - Turquoise Chest

Before and After

After and ready to sell.
I finished the chest of drawers today. I think it may be my favorite painted piece of furniture that I have completed.

Happy Mother's Day To All

Happy Mother's Day to all of you today! I know most have plans to spend time with their moms or someone special, today I know that I do. We are cooking and visiting with our mom today. We have been busy with the PRCA Rodeo this week and what a fun time that was. The entertainment was great this year. The clowns were hilarious and the cowboys and cowgirls were very professional and entertaining.

I will be traveling to Austin once again this next week. Please keep my son, Matt in your prayers. He is having knee surgery on Tuesday for a torn ACL. He had this same surgery when he was a junior in High School on his other knee.

This is short but I'm getting ready to visit my Mom and family. Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Sneak Peek

I took a few pictures of my latest project today so I could share what the chest looks like at this point. I sanded it and then I put one coat of Kiltz, and in these pictures it has one coat of paint. I will put another coat of paint and then I will glaze and shabby it. I also posted a few pictures of my weekend with my two girls.

We got out early from school today because of the Rodeo parade and Rodeo. The Jasper Rodeo has always been something special for the town of Jasper. We plan to go Friday and Saturday night. My favorite part of the entire Rodeo is the Strawberry Lemonade and the Clowns!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Early Mother's Day

Linsi, Haley and I spent the the weekend at the Hyatt Resort in Bastrop. It was a great weekend with my two girls. We laid out by the pool and we roasted marshmallows and made smore's at night. I got an early Mother's Day gift from Linsi and Haley. I got a massage from the Spa that was marvelous and Linsi gave me a beautiful pair of earrings. I came home so refreshed and ready to finish up the school year!
I have been working on several of my projects. I put the first coat of paint on the chest of drawers and I really think this is going to be a great piece. I am hoping to put the second coat of paint on tomorrow and then I plan to glaze it. I'll post pictures in a few days.
Dad is still improving each day but still needs prayer so please continue to pray for him. I also have one other prayer request. One of our dear friends at church is going through tests at M.D. Anderson this week. Please pray for him and his family.
Have a great week!