Keep Smiling

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Decorating With Yard Sale Finds

Friday morning I went to a yard sale 
and found this for $10.

After painting . . .

And stenciling . . .

I had this new piece for the Art Barn.

Next I added some contact paper from Duct Tape
to the back and the top shelf.

It provides more storage and will be a nice place
to set a cup of coffee and my pin cushion
 this winter,
while I sit here and do hand stitching. 

I love decorating my creative space
with yard sale finds. 

I don't worry about color,
the more the merrier in this happy space:)

Have A Great Week
&
Keep Smiling! 

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Happy Little Project

I wanted something cheerful
to set on my kitchen window sill . . .

Remember this . . .
well, this time I painted little jars.



 You can see here that they take more 
than one coat of paint.


 Three to be exact :)

These are all small
and set nicely in my kitchen window.



This is my view when I'm washing dishes . . .
too bad they are all done.

Oh well, after dinner all that will change, LOL. 

I'm  sharing this post with
Share-Your-Cup
and lovely party put on by 
three sweet blogging sisters
Jann, Carol & Jo
visit the party here: 
 
http://jannolson.blogspot.com/2016/08/share-your-cup-211.html

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie 





Friday, August 12, 2016

Sidetracked Sewing & The Mystery Board


It all started with this.
I have had this little half yard of fabric
in my stash for a couple of years now.

 I also had this embroidery pattern.
So while I went out with the intention of
  cleaning my Art Barn & quilting on the baby quilt. . .


I started sewing instead, LOL

 I'll just bet we have all gotten ourselves
sidetracked like this a few times :)

 After my morning sewing spree,
I had these three items made for the motor home. 

Pillowcase

Pot Holder

& Dishtowel.

This wasn't my intention . . .
but I can always clean tomorrow, LOL.

Remember the Mystery Board from my last post . . .
 Here it is finished and ready to hang
in the new baby's room, 
but before I give them this 
I want to add the baby's height at birth.
Then it will truly be finished.

Have A Happy Weekend
 &
Keep Smiling.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)