Thanks for all the prayers for Mr Elefantz on his trip away. He arrived home last night after two turbulent flights, all safe and sound!
What are you like when your beloved is away and the weather is not the best for travelling? I tend to do housework. LOTS of housework. And when I get into those moods I tend to move a lot of furniture around and try to do a bit of redecorating. Naturally, this is how I spent yesterday!
As I scanned my home I had a good think about what style *really* reflects me, and whether or not that reflects my husband. Verdict? He is functional, like me, but I like to add atmosphere with soft furnishings. I now have a list if things to make over the cooler months of autumn and winter, but for yesterday I mostly played in the kitchen.
Here is one area that had a revamp - the shelf that Mr Elefantz built me over Christmas.
I found a red teapot in the op-shop the other day, with matching sugar bowl and creamer, and as I have a mix of red, eggshell blue, and mustard in the kitchen I handed over my $5 and brought the set home to dwell on my shelf.
I also balanced on a chair and hammered picture hooks into the wall so that I could *finally* display my 'Wonky Houses' wallhanging! This was my very first original design, and my first published project (Country Threads Sep 09) - the pattern is available HERE.
Need ideas for the March 5" Charm Square Challenge?
Did you know that a CD or DVD fits inside a 5" charm?
I used a 5" charm last month to make this pincushion. You can find my tutorial HERE...
...and today I made this pincushion using a 5" charm as a small gift for a friend.
You can find a tutorial for a slightly larger pincushion HERE on Stephanie's blog.
If you had time you could embroider little flowers in each section, or applique something small and sweet. I used vintage buttons in the middle of mine for that something special.
Remember, no more than 20, 5" charm squares, and you can cut them up if you need to!
Here's a little sneak peek of something gorgeous I've designed and stitched. It's part of a set I'm working on...
It's such a thrill to see finished Shabby Roses quilts!!
Steffi finished hers recently and emailed me a photo. I fell in love with my quilt all over again!
She beautifully added a fabric rose to the top corner and some prairie points in the final border!
It's gorgeous, Steffi!
Complete pattern sets for my Shabby Roses Quilt can be found HERE.
My gorgeous friend, and fellow Gum Tree Designer Vikki has shared her favourite wedding photos on her blog today - what a fairytale bride she was!! Be sure to go visit her blog and enjoy the celebrating with her.
Now, I'm off to make dinner - crumbed chicken breasts with guacamole and salad. I cannot get enough of avocadoes!!