Saturday, February 22, 2014

Second befroom done!

Seems of late I have nothing but bits and blurbs to share with you.
When I go to post something I don’t settle on just one thing – I scatter LOL.

I do have another bedroom re-do though. 
We did the 2nd guest room upstairs.  We liked the paint scheme with bedroom one so we kept it.  Nice to keep things the same or very similar, especially if one is thinking of selling.  Now we are NOT selling but we figured we’d get things back to the way they should be in those upstairs bedrooms in case we had to sell we wouldn’t be scrambling to do it then.

Our son/ dil had our old iron bed that we have had since the mid 70’s.  We paid $2.00 for it at an auction.  It was painted a horrible shiny brass color – really awful looking.  I knew right away it was going to get painted white.  And it did. Doug used several cans of white spray paint on it.  We used it for a few years when we first got it.  Then while the boys were still home here, Darren had it for his bed.  When he moved to his own apt. he took it with him.  From there it went to Dan and Jamie’s for Alexandra’s room.  She left and I asked for it back for our spare room.  It has certainly made the rounds in our family and now it has come full circle!!

All last week Doug and I painted and Thursday the carpet was installed and Friday the mattress’s were delivered.  It’s a full size bed so we didn’t have mattress’s for it (Alex had them but she took them with her when she left Dan’s), so we had to buy new.

Remember when I posted pictures of the room as it was being used for my works area and Doug’s work space?

 Craft room 2

 Craft room 3

Anyway – those are the BEFORE  pictures.
I took this picture when the old recliner was put in there from the other bedroom, waiting for someone to take it…it was claimed by Dan/Jamie. 
Craft room 1

So here’s the AFTER
I’m looking for a Family Heirloom Weavers bedspread but they don’t offer much right now except plain or stripe.
The one I WANT only comes in Queen. Not sure why a Queen only.
I’m seriously thinking of buying it anyway and cutting it to fit and then using what fabric is left for pillows maybe.
Its’ called the ‘Curious Apprentice’.

… before the carpet was installed and the doors put back on….

Same carpet as the other bedroom.
upstairs carpet
Guest Room Two 1

 Guest Room Two 2

2nd guest room 1

The bedcover that is on there is a twin bedspread – which would be
great in a full or queen but they don’t make it anymore either.
I need something long enough to cover up the blanket that’s hanging down.
DIL Jamie is going to make a bed skirt for it and the other bed.
2nd Bedroom 2

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Just look at these Strawberries!
This is the 2nd container we purchased in the last couple weeks and they have been the best by far even for the summer ones.  So sweet and soooo Red.  It made the best Strawberry Shortcake.

 Strawberries 2

Do you remember the long Penny Rug I’m trying to make for myself?
I first had the pennies laying on a long runner piece of woven cotton –I started stitching the pennies on but it just didn’t set off the pennies. So I took them all off and put them on a piece of Army blanket – I like it much better now.

The older one…
runner 3

New one on Army blanket wool
New runner 2

New runner 
Most of the pennies are stitched and now I’m anxious to get them put on the runner!

Got myself a nice new Dutch Oven.  I’ve seen 5 qt. but never a 6.5 qt.
We got it at Sam’s Club.  Our son has been wanting one so we got him one for his birthday and after seeing it I knew I needed one!
Years ago I had a really expensive one – it was a Le Creuset – I would never buy one for the price they are asking these days.
I got my original one from buying a stove – they were giving that and a set of pans with it!!!

This one is just like it…cast iron with porcelain finish – no brainer there….and it cost $200 less!
dutch oven 2

This is the Le Creuset for $235.00 – Mine was $49.00
Le Crueset

Hope all is well with all my friends
We are in for a cold one this week – but if we hang in there Spring will arrive, it always does!

I put some items on my selling blog
Some items have sold already – go on over and see what I have.


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Been a long spell!

I thought I’d never get back on the
internet – or I should say my computer!
I’ve had problems with it for some time and
finally took it in to be fixed over 2 weeks ago. 
The tech talked me into having Windows 7 installed
instead of my Windows XP…I took him for his word.
I hate it!!!   I had many problems with my ‘creative’ programs
working with it – couldn’t get on half the time.
Lots of things that frustrated me.  I wanted my
XP back but he assured me it would be okay.
So anyway – to shorten this up – I finally got my
programs on and also Windows Live Writer so
I can make a post – which is long over due.
I haven’t been on the blogs because I had
problems and my I-Pad is frustrating to work
with and I can’t do a post from there.

But I’m here now!!!
And I want to share more updates of the sofa.
I’m thinking it’s going to be done soon, at least I hope so,
but heaven knows where it’s going! lol
Sofa 4 front and side

Sofa 3 front and side

Sofa sideview

Sofa wing view

Well I’m sure you are all as frustrated with
this weather as I am – it snows almost daily.
Last week we were in Pennsylvania and on
Monday they  got dumped on…what a snow fall.
It was really quite pretty though if you didn’t need to be out
driving in it – but, we were there on a mission so out we went.
Monday…snowed all day while we were at the show,
Tuesday was just plain snow so we went to downtown market
and then out to Roots market and then hit a
few shops…some were closed, mainly because some of
the owners were at the wholesale show up in Oaks and
they stayed overnight there not wanting to drive in the
snow and I must say for being from Wisconsin,
we are used to the white stuff but it really did come down
hard and lots of it so I can see why they didn’t want to chance an accident.
Then Wednesday it was an ice storm…did that stop us???
Nope, we waited till around noon and then headed out.
It was our last full day so we didn’t want to stay inside.

This tree was so full of ice it was laying on top of our car –
we didn’t think to get a picture of it at the time. 
Doug moved the car in case the branches broke.

Car and tree in ice

snow ice schmitts

While out shopping we were watching as the ice was melting
and I thought this tree at Olde Mill House Shoppes was just beautiful
with the limbs all glistening and little icicles on all the branches

Ice on tree

And this old Willow…not sure why it looks greenish
gray  but I think it’s because the leaves are still on it.

Willow tree ice
But first – I must tell you that on the way out we stopped at
my friends house for supper before stopping for the night.
Linda is such a sweet person.  She had the table all
set so nice with her beautiful ‘Temp-tations’ dishes and had a gift
for myself and Doug’s cousin Judy who went with us.
I put in my request for Linda’s wonderful Vegetable Beef
soup and she came through!  Along with it we had Pepperoni bread,
fruit, cheese and great homemade Chocolate Chip
cookies and Oatmeal Raisin along with some…….
Karen and Linda 

Lindas dishes
Linda gave us gifts too…Doug got some Chocolate covered
pretzels and I got a very nice ‘Bennington Pottery’ spoon plate
and wooden spoon along with some Chocolate bars.

Gifts from Linda

Our last night in PA with family
Dinner with Schmitts

Some special purchases
This wonderful aged Blue double basket…it called to me!
Blue tierd basket 1

Another bonnet – this is a very aged Blue print
Bonnet 2 

One place we love to go is to the Centerville Bulk Food store.
Prices per lb. are far less than in the stores.
It’s mainly for Amish but as of the last couple years we English have found it.
I stock up on all my dry goods each visit.
dry goods

I got these Paddle boards and I’m going to put  either some
Punch Needle designs or hooked designs on them and sell
them at a show I’m doing at Christmas here in town.
They are rather large in size.  7” w. x 14” h.  And one is 9” w.  x 14” h.
Paddle boards 1

A new ASL Pewter design this year – Berry spoons and a pickle/olive poker
Love those spoons.
Pewter ware

I’m going to be making a bed skirt for the guest
bed so I got the Red check I’ve been looking for 
Red check fabric

Or this Red Ticking fabric…
Red stripe fabric

I have a few other things that I bought at wholesale.
I need to get them priced and added to my selling page.

I have to brag about my daughter in-law Jamie right now.
She is very much into throwing clay and making beautiful pottery.
She has given me several pieces and I
always buy a piece or two from her as gifts.
Before we left for PA she brought over all she had left in her supply
and I found some pieces as gifts and some for myself.
I’ve been taken lately with aged Aqua or Teal and she had some
pieces that jumped right into my hands….lol
Aren’t they great!!!  I may have her make a few
more of the plates…I love the weave pattern.
Blue dishes 1
Blue dishes
Blue crock
 Blue bowl

Thanks for staying with me this long – I could have had a shorter
post but it has been almost a month and I had lots to share.
Watch for the items to appear on my selling blog –
they aren’t anything special but there will be a few things.