Sunday, November 14, 2010
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Summer has been so very busy for our family so far, but I've been able to squeeze in a little time here and there on "my stuff". I had this small bookcase in my donate pile after some tweaking in my younger son's room. We needed a place to put my husband's favorite books in the office, so this was the right size, just ugly as all get out. I forgot to take a before, but here's what it looked like-fake natural pine, but with the back panel painted navy blue. (It had been in two toddler/little boy rooms).
Posted by Katherine at 12:33 PM
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I apologize in advance for the lack of photos, but I'm posting from an old computer. Long story. I just wanted to be sure I announced the winner when I said I was gonna. I used a random number generator to pick, but I couldn't get that to show up here either. But what I did was number each comment in order that they were recieved, then I went back and marked those that got an extra for posting on their blog, and recorded those in order. So without further ado, our winner is:
Karen from My Colonial Home!
I received so many sweet comments, and appreciate every one of them. I wish I could send something to each of you. Even better is that I've found so many new great blogs to read! This was so much fun, I'm already thinking about the next giveaway. Thank you all so much for playing!
Posted by Katherine at 6:42 PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
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Monday, February 15, 2010
Please hop over to visit Christine at Preferably Prim! She's offering a generous giveaway to celebrate her 100th post. Adorable bunnies, and beautiful stitcheries to remind us to hang in there, Spring is coming! Make sure to read through her blog. Lots of great photos, and definitely one of my favorites.
Posted by Katherine at 10:46 AM
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I love old quilts! I have several single quilt blocks that I've gathered over the years. I've picked them up at flea markets and antique stores, and a few at the TS. It feels a little sad to see part of someone's unfinished quilt, and I wonder what happened to the rest, and why it wasn't completed. So they always have to come home with me if they are reasonably priced. I finally decided to do something with them. This week I've been on the hunt for some square picture frames. Any excuse to go to a thrift store, right? I managed to find just one frame out of 4 stores, but it was the right size for my favorite block, the red basket. It was hard to get a good photo with the glass and the gloomy weather-it's a nice deep red, and the white parts are naturally aged to perfection! I found this block in an antique store in Lebanon Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. My husband and I spent a Sunday afternoon there, having lunch and browsing the antique stores. We didn't have much extra money then, so after a nice lunch, that little red block was probably all I could afford that day. Everything was so expensive, but I have the best memories of that day. It's a shame that it's taken SO long for me to do something with it. These will all go in my guest room. The simple nine patch blocks are pretty sturdy, so I may make them into throw pillows for the bed . I don't know the name of the other one, but it's really well done and aged so nicely too.
Posted by Katherine at 12:34 PM
Thursday, January 28, 2010
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Monday, January 18, 2010
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
On this blogging thing? I mean, I have to be in the top 10 worst bloggers for 2009. So let me start over, and try again. I'm much more organized this January than last, so let's hope I can keep that up. I am currently on hiatus at TDIPT Mercantile, but am planning to have some offerings ready for Spring, probably April. My work this year will be a reflection of what I really love. Old, worn, well loved dollies, and Santas. I've pulled out some inspiration fabrics and remnants. The basket below will be sitting on the work table in my sewing room, along with my pattern making materials, all ready for me to get started... There are indigos, double pinks, ticking, drab browns, and antique coverlet pieces in there.
Posted by Katherine at 10:53 AM