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Monday, February 26, 2018

5th Wheel Bedroom Tweeking


My Tattered Pioneer Quilt is finished 
and on the bed in the camper.

I put a larger boarder of buffalo
plaid around it, to make it
larger and serve as a bedspread.


Many years ago Steve's sister was on
vacation and saw these bags of
Fartless Chili Makin's. 
She bought Steve a bag as a joke:)
I saved the bag all these years and
thought it would be a great touch
of "redneck" for our camper quilt:)


I stenciled and made another throw pillow


and found this great buffalo plaid
shower curtain on Amazon.


There's a little private water closet
so I continues the wallpaper boarder
in there. 



This is a sweet feature in the bedroom.
When the slider is out there is room for
a dining room chair here at this desk.

I think that I will spend time here 
making a travel journey of our
camping adventures:)


When it's not a desk . . .
it becomes a vanity.
Who gets fussy with make-up when they are camping?
But if you were living in it, this would 
certainly be a plus:)


After finishing the quilt
I used some of my scraps to make 
pot holders . . .


 and dish towels :)


 


Let's Go Camping!!!

Now that that is all finished,
I'll be spending today cleaning house.

All last week it got neglected.
My choice was fun sewing and decorating
or
housework.
Having fun won out, LOL

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)
 

76 comments:

  1. Connie, it looks wonderful your very own home from home. Those finishing touches are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much . . . it took some work, but I love how it turned out :)

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  2. You have been so busy and productive! Your quilt looks warm and cosy, just right for the camper.

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    1. Thank you . . . it will be nice and warm for sleeping in the mountains. Even in July the weather can get cold at night :)

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    2. yes I agree! your quilt is beautiful! you are so talented!

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  3. I love it! I am so anxiously waiting to get to our trailer in the mountains the springtime. We hiked in a few weeks ago and thought spring was just around the corner. But with almost 20 inches of snow in the last two weeks I think I have a while to wait. You have made your camper so cozy looking. It’s perfect. Where do you like to camp? Blessings, Betsy

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    1. Betsy you'll have to ask me that after the summer is over. We did camp a little bit in our old motor home. I think our favorite place was a place called Sliverline Resort, 677 Bear Creek Rd, Winthrop, WA. We had a wonderful time there.

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    2. We have never camped around Winthrop. Unfortunately, because Dennis still works a 60 to 70 hour work week, we pretty much just go to our lake place unless we’are on an actual vacation. We have reservations at Beverley Beach State Park on the Oregon coast in September. I’m looking forward to when he retires and we can explore more. I know you’re going to have a wonderful time. Blessings, Betsy

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    3. You will have to let us know how you like Beverley Bench. Our daughter lives in Oregon and we would like to meet them on the coast and do some camping together.

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    4. We have camped there often before. Especially when our children were growing up. It’s a wonderful location. You can park close to the ocean or you can choose to be tucked back into the trees. We usually choose the latter so as to avoid the winds that can come along with being right on the ocean. However, you can walk right to the beach and take a nice long strolls at sunset. It’s also very convenient to Newport, Depoe Bay and Lincoln City. I think you would love it. Blessings, Betsy

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  4. I need to do this to our camper. It is still decorated as it came from the factory and it is dreary, in my opinion. I love the look you have going on in yours.

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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    1. It really was fun changing out the old look for a new and fresh look and giving it a good clean up. I am so excited about camping this year :)

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  5. I just love what you have done with this darling camper Connie...oh, the adventures you will have...wonderful to think about! Great job...so warm and cozy!

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    1. Thank you so much . . . I know that we will be having some wonderful camping trips ahead :)

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  6. AHA! I checked and was rewarded with this wonderful post! I am glad "fun" won over housework! I love your quilt and the plaid border and the red bags!! I need to have Bob sit down and show him how you have done such a wonderful remake job. I finally gave up on a bedspread when we were living in our fifth wheel because Coco got it dirty so I made just a top without the batting and backing and put on there which washed and dried quickly and easier. How lucky to find those shower curtains to match and the borders are darling in there. That slide out desk will be much enjoyed by you. Bob wrote a blog of our travels and now it is gone. I wish we would have thought right away to run it off as he has a humorous way of writing things. His reports are much more fun and interesting than mine! LOL I say he embellishes!! When we were traveling all we all was a pocket mail or go to the library to use their computers. Most people have not even heard of pocket mail but that was the cat's meow before our Iphones. I love the pot holders and towel you made. So adorable! What kind of plant is that? Since we are no longer able to travel like that I am looking forward to your reports. Please send up a prayer when you think of it as after my bad cold and cough my fatigue became worse again so am working at trying to get that back up. Thanks. Enjoy cleaning your house now! Nancy

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    1. Nancy you are in my prayers as I write this and will be each day. Oh, the plant is a Walmart artificial plant . . . they are the only house plants that I can manage to not let die, LOL.

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  7. This is fantastic!! I could live in it all the time. lol

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    1. I know, we love it. Steve goes out there and sits after work . . . dreaming of retirement :)

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  8. Love it. Everything looks great. I just love how you've carried the same theme all throughout. I would have chose fun over cleaning too

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    1. You know for many years I would have never choose fun over work . . . I guess I'm smartening up in my old age, LOL.

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  9. Oh my goodness what talent! I love all the touches that you have added. It makes me want to find a camper for us. ;) HUGS!!

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    1. Keep your eyes open . . . they are out there. Just find one that has be well cared for.

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  10. You have done a really great job fixing your 'cabin RV' up, Connie. I love all the special touches and the quilt is just great--love the chili bean sign, too!
    I can't wait for you to take her on her maiden voyage. Did you name her yet? I guess it could be a HE but I always think of them as a SHE!
    Hope you have a great afternoon- xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana . . . you know we always named our boats, so maybe we should give "her" a name, too. Any successions?
      The weather is too cold for camping, we had a blizzard just a few days ago . . . maybe by mid April it will be warm enough . . . we are really looking forward to some fun times:)

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  11. I think you have done a wonderful job and will be so cozy camping.

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  12. Sewing and decorating always wins out over house cleaning. =) Love your tattered pioneer quilt, Connie! It looks amazing on the bed in your camper. Love the plaid around the edges. I can imagine all the fun and comfort you will experience as you travel around the countryside in your lovely camper....it is fabulous.

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    1. Hi Kim, thank you so much . . . it will be so much fun having the time to go places and enjoy the camping and retirement life together:)

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  13. I am constantly amazed by how much you get done!! And everything you make looks so lovely too. I'm sure you'll just love going camping in your 5th wheel come warm weather.

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  14. Connie, You made me laugh with that chili bag. I love that little bedroom and bath. You have done a fabulous job with decorating it. Oh you and Steve will have so much fun ...even if you just stay in the backyard. I have told my daughters that Ted and I are getting a camper and a long extention cord,and selling everything, then we will spend a couple weeks in each one's driveways. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Sounds like a great idea, LOL. I can see why many people sell their homes and just start traveling the country. We are not ready for that . . . we love "Home" too much, but we are planning on doing a lot of little camping trips each year :)

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  15. Ai can't believe you got that quilt done so quickly. It looks amazing. Your home away from home looks like it's ready to roll.

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    1. We are just waiting on nice weather :) Thank you for that pattern, I don't think that I would even make another one like it, but I think it is the perfect quilt for our camper. I'm loving all the cabin and homespun warmth that flannel provides. I used it in all the pillows, pot holders and even to trim the dish towels. I feel more like a redneck cowgirl everyday, LOL.

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  16. Where you going on your first road trip. Camper looking mighty nice.

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    1. I have no idea . . . we have been surfing the web for camp grounds within a 150 miles from home. I think that will be our limit this year.

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    1. Thank you . . . I should try crocheting a rug for the kitchen, but I'm afraid mine would be too wonky to use, LOL. Yours are lovely and lay so perfectly flat:)

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  18. Be careful what you say....we may all be lined up at your front door to go camping with you! heehee! You've sure made everything beautiful! You're going to have SO much fun! Hugs!

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    1. Camping out here would be a lot different than Florida that's for sure. We have bears where you have alligators, LOL.

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  19. Congratulations on Steve's coming retirement and on the cute camper. You have done a great job of getting 'all decked out.' As far as your option is concerned, always the fun. The housework will never get lost; it patiently waits. :-)

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    1. I know, it waits and invites a few of it's friends to wait with it . . . it is surprising sometimes how taking a week off can pile up on you, LOL.

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  20. I'm in love with your checkered ruffled towels! So, so pretty. You did a great job and I look forward to hearing about all your travels.

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    1. Thank you . . . I know, I told Steve that he is not to grab that towel . . . it's for show, LOL. There are plenty of old dish towels in the drawer perfect for camping :)

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  21. Thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE your quilt. Beautiful work. Looks like a lovely camper. We go camping but only in tents! We only started a couple of years ago. Not sure how much longer I'll be able to crawl around on the ground. Neither hubby or I are exactly spring chickens.

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    1. Tent camping is for the young. Our daughter is in her early forties and she is even looking for a little camper to fix up. After a while, if you don't get a good nights sleep in a comfortable bed, you will not enjoy the rest of your day no matter where you are.

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  22. Connie, you are amazing!! That quilt is so pretty and just right for the camper. It all looks so warm and cozy and inviting. Bet it was fun redecorating...and now it's back to the housework. I know that feeling! Don't you just love starting on a project like that!

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    1. It was a lot of fun . . . when I get started on a project I just start rolling along at a speed that makes me not want to stop until it's done. The housework was still there when I finished with the fun, but it had piled up more than you think it could, LOL.

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  23. I love it!!! The buffalo plaid is my favorite. We've had many campers....good memories. Enjoy creating new ones. :)

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    1. We certainly are planing on it! Thank you :)

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  24. GIRLFRIEND!!!! You are giving me camping fever BAD!
    It all looks so cute!!!
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you . . . you know there is a pill for that . . . it's called State Parks :)

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  25. Connie, your new camper looks so cute and cozy. When are you coming to pick me up? LOve the quilt.

    Enjoy and have fun, Janie

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. We are very excited; I see many fine evening sitting around a campfire :)

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  26. Wow! love the quilt and extras .....Camping is going to be so much fun! Hey after you pick up the lady from the comment above mine don't forget to stop and get me....lol thanks for sharing your home away from home not to shabby I must say Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. Thank you Lisa, our camping trip in turning into a hen party, instead of a old geezer get-a-way, LOL. All the throw pillows, and kitchen accessories were made with flannel scraps from the quilt, so it tied everything together. We are planing and dreaming of warm weather and some evenings sitting around a campfire. Steve wants to get into dutch oven cooking, so he's excited about that too :)

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  27. My my! You've been busy creating. I love all the things you've added to your camper. It certainly makes it look like home. You probably can't wait to go camping now :)
    xx Beca

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    1. I love how cozy it is looking ad we can not wait for camping season . . . we feel absolutely blessed :)

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  28. That quilt is just awesome, love the plaid you used around the edges too and I like the way you added a fun touch to it too with the chili fixins. Great match with the shower curtain, and I love that you took the extra's and made the hot pads and dressed up the towels, you add such wonderful touches to everything. Wonderful home away from home!

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    1. Hi Connie, Thank you, I am delighted that you like it, we are so excited! Retirement together is something we have been looking forward to for a long time now. It will be fun to get out and enjoy nature together. Taking a few hikes, cooking on a campfire and star gazing . . . I see some fun old geezer adventures ahead of us :) I'm planing of keeping a artful journal of our trips.

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  29. Your home away from home is so awesome! That quilt just fits in there so perfectly and I love all the plaid touches you've added. How fun to have another "home" to decorate! Our little camper is SO TINY compared to your lovely 5th wheel, but I hope we get it fixed up by summer too. Though my house is more "shabby cottage", I want our little camper to be more of a lodge-cowboy theme, as hubby loves all things "cowboy" - me too! The weather has been so cold we haven't even begun to get outside and work on it.. so I'm anxiously awaiting the warmer days that will be here in a couple of more months. I bet you two are SO ANXIOUS for your first road trip! Just love that quilt and am going to have to go take a closer look. You are so amazing with all that you get finished! I wish I had 1/10th the energy and motivation as you do! Hugs.. Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn, I have just been thinking about how my energy has been decreasing as of late. It's good to hear that you disagree . . . maybe there is hope for me yet, LOL. I've been suffering (maybe that's too strong a word) from the cold weather/grey sky blues and it seem to zap my enthusiasm. I'm looking very forward to Spring, and then I remember my Dad always saying, don't wish your life away, there is plenty to enjoy today.

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    2. I do agree with the cold weather/gray days syndrome! I've been that way too. I try to abide by that saying too... don't wish your life away. I remember all the years I was working full-time and I would wish each week away, looking forward to the weekends. I spent YEARS literally wishing my life away! Now that I'm retired, I try really hard not to do that..... time speeds by so fast now... and each day is a gem in some way. Although I look forward to spring and summer and the warmer weather, I try to take each day and appreciate it to the fullest and not keep looking forward to a time "in the future". I like you dad's saying... think I'll type it up and put it on my wall by my computer! Hugs to you today... Marilyn

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    3. He was not a highly educated man, other than the school of hard knocks, but in many ways a very wise man :)

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  30. OH I LOVE your new look in your RV bedroom! The quilt you made is just darling! I would be with you in choosing to sew and get it all ready, housework can always wait, it is always always there, ha! Oh I just love the buffalo checks too, it really adds to the rustic charm of your camper! You are an amazing gal, getting so much done in a short period of time! I have blue flannel pieces to a quilt all cut out and I just need to sew them together. Maybe someday I'll get around to it, lol! Hugs to you today sweet friend :)

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    1. We have been looking for a camper for over a year now, so we are pretty excited about finding this one. I even had a dealer tell me that I would get nothing but junk in the price range that I was looking to pay. Well, I say, "eat your words, mister" . . . if you don't get in a hurry and you keep looking with the attitude that there is one out there with your name on it . . . it will happen :)
      Good luck on your quilt, flannel makes the warmest quilts ever. I've made three this winter and we love them.
      Happy stitching.
      Connie :)

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  31. Connie, so good to hear from you!....And now you have a 5th wheel, I have said t before, you live the dream with a great house and land, crafting shed and now a camper! Great job as usual and I am sure you will have many happy trails!
    Carol

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    1. We have been starting to load it with pots and pans, towels and soap, band-aides and first aide cream, sweaters and mosquito repellent, all the necessities, LOL I think that we are going to make some wonderful memories in our little home away from home :) Your venture has become quit the business enterprise . . . I am so proud of you. If anyone could do it, you certainly could. Congratulations on your success and on getting to be listed in American's finest:)

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  32. Oh my, this is just fantastic! I love your style! I'm quite sure I would sleep there tonight, even if it was only parked in my backyard!

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    1. You sound like my husband, he has been talking about going out there and sleeping in it. He just can't wait for camping weather , LOL. I guess that shows how excited we are :)

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  33. You have made this camper an absolute dream! I love the quilt.

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    1. Hi Melanie! Thank you so much :)

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  34. Wow! That's gorgeous sewing you did! I love the quilt -- that's both a work of art and a labor of love :) I hope you thoroughly enjoy your camping experiences in there. It looks cozy and beautiful.

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    1. I love this camper . . . I could live here :)

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  35. Wow...this looks like great fun! We love camping! Happy Trails!!!

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    1. We are truly looking forward to get out and doing more of this this year :)

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