Sunday, September 25, 2011

5yr Old Martha Wannabe

I'm slowly putting together my dining room (I've only lived in this house for two years now). Maddie put together a fall arrangement for me, with the gourds she grew in the garden (not too bad for a 5yr old). Mother also contributed as always, a table runner and the chairs.

Maddie added dried Marigolds to the "table scape" (per Maddie's words). Something I just wouldn't have thought of.

You never know what kids are going to say, most of the time I hold my breath and pray. The other day out of the blue Maddie says, "Martha Stewart is practically the most perfect person...Mom she can do just about anything". I have not watched or read Martha in a long time (since we don't have TV). Where do they come up with stuff?

Have a restful night.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Chenille Bedspread and $10.

Last summer I bought a wingback chair for $10. In my brain I thought I would slip cover it right away with a chenille bedspread. Instead, I used it has a clothes hanger in my bedroom.

I can't seem to find my before pics, so I'll show you how it all came together. I do not do PATTERNS! I've never been able to figure them out.

Basically, I pieced and pinned everything together.

Then I sew it.

Not to shabby!
And it only cost $10, and a huge mess.


 We've been very busy. The girls are back to school.

The garden did OK this year. I planted very late, now I'm finally ready to pick tomatoes. There's not as many as last year.

Lots of gourds.

Hope all of you are well!
See you soon.

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