Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Re-do has begun

Been waiting for this for quite awhile now and it has finally begun – I’m so anxious now.
We delivered our sofa a week ago Friday to the person who is reupholstering it for us.
I said in my last post that we were fortunate to have found someone close that does this kind of work.  It’s almost a non-existent art anymore.
Debbie has kept us updated with pictures of the progress.  There’s just one little part of the sofa that she has started putting the new fabric on and I can’t wait for a larger section reveal!

(click on pictures to view larger)

Sofa process 1

Sofa process 2 

Sofa process 3 

 Sofa process 4

This is the new decking platform
before the final cover 
Sofa process 5

This last picture is with the decking cover and the new fabric on the edge.
It isn’t tacked down yet.
Sofa process 6

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I have been gathering up all of my craft supplies – wool felt included - to have a sale.
I’m not sure how much of it I will put on but there will be quite a bit.

I’m trying to get PayPal to recognize the items on my selling blog but so far it is not cooperating with me.  I hope I can get this to work because it will be so much easier on me if I didn’t have to put a first e-mail gets it.  It always leaves someone with a bad feeling thinking they were the very first for that item.  So wish me luck with PP.
I will have pre-washed pieces and bolt pieces/yardage.
The pre-washed pieces will be sold in bundles. I’m hoping the bolt pieces I can do 1 yard min. increments.

Here’s a little peek at some of it
Wool Felt bolts
Wool Felt pieces

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So be watching my selling blog for the sale:
If you start following my blog over there it will be much easier for you to find the sale.

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Working on a hooked rug piece that I bought at a flea market this past summer.
The lady had rug hooking items/patterns/fabrics/wools and also some Penny Rug items. I got lucky.
On the hooked piece I took out what she had started so I could use my own colors.
Here’s just a peek at it so far – I’m not good at it so the loops are not smooth. One day I will get the feel thought and hopefully do better.


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I have nothing more to share with you this week – wish I did.
It is very quiet and cold here as much of you are also feeling.
Went for a few grocery items this morning and also an estate sale down the street and that was it. Was anxious to get back to a warm house.

Stay warm, stay safe.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

It’s just not there -

Well if you follow Melinda from you would know how I feel…It could have been me that posted her words.  She said exactly what I was going to say – that is why you have not heard from me in over a month.
IT’S JUST NOT THERE!!!  I can’t think of anything interesting to post about…nothing new has happened….Christmas was ‘normal’…New Years – nothing special.  Haven’t purchased anything new and no plans to do anything.
So there you have my blog post in a nutshell…lol  BORING!!!

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We did have our Christmas with Miranda a week ago Friday. She was very sick on Christmas so her and MaryAnn didn’t make it .  It took her about 2 weeks to feel good.
She had fun opening along with big brother Aidan helping her.
Miranda opening gift 

Miranda opening gift 1
Her favorite gift was the doll we bought in PA
Miranda with doll

For lunch we had home-made pizza 
I have been making this recipe since our adult boys were tiny.
You can find my recipe here:
making pizza

Pizza 14 

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New Year’s Eve Doug had his once a year Crab Legs.
I think it was overkill on the amount he had but he put a big dent in it.
fixing crab

 fixing crab 2

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Our JB sofa left this week to be reupholstered – finally.
We were so fortunate to find someone right here in town who does it.
She said it should be a couple months – it’s going to be a loooong 2 months waiting.
We are torn though if it will go back in the den area where there is a love seat and the desk or put back in the family room and sell the leather sofa.  It’s really a hard call.  Doug loves the leather but he also liked his fabric sofa. And….I love how it opened up the den.  We put one of the chairs from the family room in its place along with a small table and crocks for magazines and a floor lamp.  Makes a nice reading area.  But I do need to put something different on the wall and put this bowl box on a smaller wall.

den with chair

Now here’s the sofa that is out  to get a new look….see how it takes up the entire wall.
Sofa 1
And the new fabric….
Antique fabric

This is the chair covered in it….
Chair in FR

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I have done nothing with my everyday house decor – after taking down the Christmas things and cleaning the house I didn’t feel like lugging things back up from the basement so it stays bare.  I don’t know what I want to fill the spaces with.  Friday I went to the basement and organized all the everyday decorative things and could not find one thing to bring back up….and maybe that’s not a bad thing.  But the fireplace mantle has nothing on it so that is necessary.  The rest it doesn’t matter much.  I’m happy looking at ‘nothing’ (as well as cleaning it all).

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So – today is a day of NOTHING – but my head says I need to do ‘something’.
Not sure where that will take me – possibly rug hooking or reading or maybe a bit of both – I can’t do just one of those for the entire day….I need to break it up.

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I don’t know how to go about ‘catching up’ on all my friends blogs.
As you probably know I have not been on since before Christmas so there is a lot to catch up on and I don’t know if I can sit long enough to read all the way back on everyone’s blogs so if I just go to your current post on then keep up from there is it okay with you???

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I forgot to mention this…
I am going to be selling some of my wool felt and other craft supplies.
It will be on my KM Primitives blog at some point.
I have to organize and take pictures yet.

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I still have my PATTERN SALE going on.
$6.50 Mailed Patterns   Reg. $9.50
includes shipping
$4.00 E-Patterns   Reg. $6.00

And…I will always be making my

New pennies penny rug
Traditional runner 1
Army blanket runner
Small:  9x26  $55.00
Medium:  11x27  $65.00
Large: 12x30  $75.00
X-Large:  15x30  $85.00
Send an e-mail to purchase
You can find my e-mail in the right sidebar near the top

Have a great week