Hello Everyone! We have had some rainy weather here in Tennessee lately. So I have taken advantage of the inside time today to work on some things just for me. I haven't painted anything for us in so long. So, I woke up early and started painting these chairs:
I got three primed and painted by the time baby hughes' nap was over. You may remember me asking you to help me beg Mr. Hughes to keep these beauties. He caved (those were his words!) I am just waiting on some fabric swatches to get here so we can recover these babies.
And, you may remember me asking your opinion on me tackling embroidery and some pointers. Last night, I pulled out some linen and some floss and got started following some great online tutorials that I found here.
By no means is it perfect, but this is my first try. Already my lazy daisy stitches are less lazy. So I am going to practice, practice, practice over the next few days and then I will order the sampler that I have been obsessing over. If any of you have any tips for a beginner, please feel free to share. And if any of you are beginners as well, I would love to know what you are working on. I really like it.... it is quite relaxing, but not mind numbing like watching television. I am going to start a little embroidery project for Hazel tonight too.
And this is something I made just for me a few weeks ago, but I decided to list them on etsy and sell them local as well:
I embellished one of my grain sack totes with a garland of linen flowers with vintage button centers. It has been hauling all of my stuff along with baby hughes' stuff too this summer. I plan to use it tomorrow to smuggle some snacks that you can't get at the theatre when we go see Cars 2. But we will have popcorn, oh yes, you can't go to your very first movie and NOT eat popcorn.
And this random photo... well, it is just for me too. This is one of my favorite things in our crazy backyard. Old, moss covered bricks. Heck, I even like the little mini weeds coming up.
Okay kids, I have done enough just for me... got to pick up this crazy crayon and car strewn living room.
bye for now~