Thursday, April 23, 2015

This Spring Feels Like Winter


It actually snowed yesterday here in English Valley.  What's a girl to do but get busy inside.  I watched bad TV as I made some of these flowers for Mother's Day.  They are the very same flowers I made for Jon and Charlotte's party, except this time I made them in pink.
I am using my thrifted rose bowl just for display as I will tie on a small card to each rose (lolly pop) to wish all the women in my life who love and nurture me through the year a Happy Mother's Day.
 A little something made with love.
Feeling a bit edgy this week I needed a bigger project...  I grabbed this coffee table, aka a butler's table since the top is removable.  I made this table from a kit back in the 80's.  It's had many makeovers but none as bright as this.
Grabbing my Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint from the hob lob...( If you don't have the app on your phone for coupons at Hobby Lobby you should.  It's 40% off on one regular priced item, everyday.). Anyway, I had this paint waiting for a project, so I got to it.
 I only painted the tray or top, not the legs since I am fickle and may change my mind about this.  By the late afternoon, I distressed the edges and waxed it up.
Bright and cheery on even a gloomy day.  More projects.  I learned a new stitch from the Crochet Crowd. Have you ever watched Mikey's video tutorials?  You'll find them on You Tube.  This is the corner to corner afghan pattern, worked in cotton thread.  Just making wash cloths, so nice to have a stash of small gifts around.  It also seems I haven't gotten the ball jar cozies out of my system yet.  That pattern is mine.
 The washcloths are just double crochets worked from corner to corner.  There is a shawl in my head, since you can make this as large as your want and it's so simple once you learn the stitch.

We did a impromptu drive into the city to see our girl last night. (These little flowers seem to be everywhere in the city.  I've never seen them before, but they are beautiful.)  To say that our babygrand was happy to see us would be a understatement.  She literally jumped into my arms and hugged me tight.  It was just what this grandma needed, and grandpa got lots of hugs and kisses too.  Thank you Kris and Doug, just THANK YOU a million times.

Going to put my planter back outside since the temperature is going up from the freeze warning of last night. Lets see what other trouble I can get into today...  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this beautiful day.

2 comments:

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Love that pop of color on the table, Penny! Just right for spring! We planted our garden last weekend and I've been holding my breath that the plants don't all die with this stupid frost! Yes, I saw flurries yesterday too. Go figure! Can't wait till it's all behind us!
xoKathleen

Lynne said...

I so enjoy you and your "bits and bob"s . . .
Pretty flowers,
Love your new paint treat for your 80's piece . . .
and the jump into your arms . . .
THE BEST!