Sunday, January 27, 2008
Look at this fantastic Valentine! I recieved this in the mail on Friday from my swap partner, Kristi. We were matched up for the Hanging Valentines Swap through Sweet Goodness Swaps. You were to make a Valentine using whatever medium you choose, the only criteria was that it had to be a hanging Valentine. Didn't Kristi do a spectacular job? I absolutely love it! It's hanging in my dining room window for my enjoyment and is going to move to my bedroom after Valentines day. Thanks, Kristi!
This is the Valentine that I made for Kristi. I used wool felt and different decorative stitches. Really simple and fun to make. Kristi and I were on the same wave length and both made fabric hearts with wool.
Riff, Brittany and Noah are gone this weekend. They went to Cody, Wyoming to visit family. Brittany and Noah were going to fly out but Riff was worried about her traveling by herself with the baby so he drove them out. (I think there was a bit of seperation anxiety from the baby going on also ~ LOL!) Anyway, I took the opportunity of a free weekend to transform our bedroom from blah to beautiful.
I'm always a bit worried when I choose my paint colors. Afraid that on the wall they aren't going to be what I have pictured in my head. Believe me, this has happened a few to many times! We have three big windows in our bedroom that look out into our lush and green backyard, so I had invisions of a green garden room that is an extension of what we see out the window. I choose a moss green for the walls with a extremely light blue for the ceiling. I'm tickled to death! The paint turned out just how I pictured it. I love how it looks next to the brick, which was another reason for picking this color. Yah me! Dustin, by the way, helped by painting the ceiling. He worked hard and gave it the first coat of paint~ Thanks, Dust!!
The after pictures aren't totally after yet. Much tweaking needs to be done. The ceiling isn't quite finished, but that Arthur-ritis that hangs out in my shoulders do to too many years carrying heavy steak-filled trays above my head has taken its toll. Riff will give the ceiling it's final coat when he gets home. I have curtains on the way, but of course, on back order. I went with shears in a rust color to reflect the brick. We need a new comfortor or quilt but I can't seem to find one that cries out to me (or that I can afford right now!). I have an antique rocking chair that sits in front of the fireplace that I'm going to try my hand at reupholstering. It will be my first attempt so wish me luck. Our bedroom was actually a family room in our basement that we decided would be a fantastic master bedroom but has no closets, so we are going to be building closets along the far wall with a built-in computer desk in the corner. Riff is building me built-in bookcases in the fireplace corner also. (Not sure if he knows this, but now he will!) We want to take out the middle window, put in french doors to lead into the backyard where our mythical hot tub will be. That project will not be anytime soon, but it's nice to dream, isn't it?
After ~ I love it!
I'm still enjoying my weekend of quiet, so I'm taking myself off to a matinee now. 27 Dresses ~ looks funny. I'll let you know...
May you all be blessed with a little quiet time....
Posted by Paula at 2:52 PM