Still no word on my sewing machine so I'm still cross stitching. Not sure, of the three house ornaments, which one I will make twice but I do know it's not going to be this one. It has too much background stitching and isn't exactly stimulating to do. I plan to do four house ornaments so one design will be repeated (unless I decide to order a different one altogether).
We dropped off our income tax to be done and made a side trip to the thrift store that's close by. First time we've done any thrifting in months. Found a couple items of clothing to augment our wardrobe and I picked up some white ribbon and a really pretty glass mug to hold my knitting needles beside my living room chair. Might not sound like much but it was big excitement for us after not setting foot in stores for months!
- Have a scroll through the works of THIS artist.
- THIS is something fun that you might like to add to your garden. Resident Chef did this process when we had our previous house and used it for an outdoor table top by mounting it on top of an old treadle sewing machine base. Found a picture to show you of what he did...
- HERE is something you might like to make.
- Making some of THESE would be useful - and would make great gifts too.
That's a cool outdoor table. I need a small one this year, so now I'm thinking, I'm thinking..ReplyDelete
If you want further details on what Resident Chef did - he first cut out some sod in the lawn in the shape he wanted the tabletop - laid the rhubarb leaves in place - poured cement over top and let it set. Removed the dried cement and returned the sod. It's heavy so you might need handy neighbour to help you with the lifting part.Delete
I dont have grass, nor rhubarb leaves, nor a place to do it!! Aside from that I'm ready to go..but I think I have a tangential idea. That's how it goes with me usually.Delete
I suppose the local park system would frown on you digging up some sod.Delete
It has been nice finally getting out to the shops again after such a long time. I am slowly visiting places I haven't been to for ages and your thrift shop finds sound great! Christine xxReplyDelete
I'm still not anxious to go shopping for the sake of shopping but there were a couple of things we needed (mainly replacements for our tea-sized plates that have broken over time). Found some nice plates that will work for us at the princely sum of 99 cents each.Delete
What a cool table. I love those leaf stones and wanted to give them a try when we had rhubarb growing. Maybe I'll have to do an all call on our town FB page for leaves. You always have such great inspiration in your posts!ReplyDelete
I'm sure you can find the leaves somewhere - lots of people have rhubarb in the spring and don't know what to do with the leaves.Delete
I've seen old sewing machine stands used a lot of ways, but that is a new one. Love it!ReplyDelete
Ugggh,,,, I need to get started on my taxes. I don't like to let April get so close.
I sometimes wonder if the people that bought our house still have it. It certainly was a conversation piece.Delete
Oh my this stitchery does look less fun than the bakery. I love the trestle table Resident Chef made before. I would say Jimi Hendrix definitely had the right idea! I hope Spring is peeping through for you.ReplyDelete
Yes, I can safely say that I don't plan to make this particular stitchery again. The first one was fun but this one is proving to be a slog.Delete
As for spring, maybe later this week if the weather report is to be believed (calling for quite warm temps coming)
Neat table! I hope your machine is running well again soon. The thrill of going to the thrift store after months away is a great feeling. I am glad y'all enjoyed out and about.ReplyDelete
I have to say I miss thrift store shopping more than anything since covid began. We never spent much but it was always fun to see what we could find.Delete
Picked up my machine this afternoon so will have to see how well it runs.
That cement table is very cool. I followed the link and enjoyed the cement stepping stones too.ReplyDelete
Our garden was on the local garden tour that year and he got a ton of great compliments on that table. Most of the time it didn't look as 'pretty' as it does in this picture though (it was gussied up for the tour) but it came in handy when we were harvesting the veggies.Delete