Kitchen Cabinets - An Alternative

 Inexpensive and Unique Kitchen Cabinets




When people hear that my kitchen storage was  constructed with 80%  upcycled/recycled  items I get a lot of questions about what we used and how we made it work for the kitchen. This photo is about 6 shades of awful and a good blogger would not have posted it.. moving on..... 

This is my dish pantry cabinet..  it is where I keep my baking dishes, serving platters and cake stands. Of course this is it's second life, it's first life ( and that of it's mate on the other side of the refrigerator) began as a European wardrobe without shelves but busting out  with hooks of all shapes, sizes, ages and material... honestly there must have been at least 20 in this one alone! The mirror is the deal giveaway..but I sort of like it so left it there.

I installed the shelves on cleats that are screwed into the thick side walls and serve to hold up the  movable wooden plank shelving  The total height of the wardrobe is about 6.5 feet so it holds a lot and has been a perfect choice... now if I could only get around to getting the inside painted!

... just a few short hours until the weekend.. pick a project.. make it your own.. enjoy!

See you Monday!


Building a Business Card Wardrobe - Conference Confidentials


1) stuffed muslin angle, 2) my rose arbor, 3) spider web quilt I made, 4) house number pillow, 5) sewing notions, 6) little wooden angle collection 7) circles of the sun quilt



Things are gearing up for a most wonderful blogging conference season and I am super excited to be going to a couple that are very close to me this time. ( Bloggy Boot Camp - Atlanta, Blissdom- Nashville, and Haven- Atlanta - let me know if you are going to be there too!)

With those in the works business cards have been on my mind. Since while I have not been to any blogging conferences  I have been to many others ( Did you know that I used to be national conference coordinator?) so know that the business cards are one of the most important things you can bring besides band aids and aspirin!

For quite a while I have been a real fan of MOO cards.. more to the point Mini-Moo's which are adorable and half sized making them unique and quite memorable as far as business cards go. So you could have knocked me over with the feather when KLOUT gave me a chance to talk about my love for all things MOO and get a free set of 100 cards in the process!.. being no fool I thought deeply about the offer for about 2 seconds and said YES of course I want to more MOO in my life!

Above are some of my past Mini-Moo cards that have been used for multiple different projects and facets of my creative business life. In the past couple of years I have used well over 200 of my photos to make cards that really express who I am as a teacher and an a fiber artist. The process was fun but not fast since I was choosing from 1000's of personal images narrowing it down to 60ish that I liked the best. (You can do up to 100 images, but I wanted some repeats)

This time I took a shot at  using some of the gorgeous pre-made specialty cards for some blog-swag I am putting together for  Bloggy Boot Camp in a couple of weeks.  The process was very easy and I can offer the following tips for making conference cards-

1) Don't forget your name, often we are known more for our blogs than our real name but you need that too! (uh, yeh, I almost forgot- PR fail)


2) Put your pretty face on that card!  It helps people make a connection with you. And make sure that it is a good REAL photo of you.. not a 6 year old "Glamour Shot"  (do they still do those?)  I am pretty much known for wearing my hair down and to the side these days, I had it "up" yesterday and two people I have known for years did not recognize me!


3) Good contact information including your e-mail and blog address (amazing how easy it is to forget the simple stuff!)

4) Order enough!..  for me I like different cards for different occasions so only order about 200 or so per type, but if you want a basic card order enough so you will not run out just as you are ready to make a good connection since it sort of sucks to be writing your name on their name in Sharpie marker.

5) Keep some cards  on you and some in your bag so if one or the other is lost you are not SOL!

EDIT - 6) Guess who forgot to put her Twitter handle???? {head slap}.. be smarter than me!


Soon as my cards get here I promise to show them off!... what are you doing for business cards?



p.s. Klout gave me chance at the cards but in no way put pressure on me to do anything past squeel in delight  and enjoy them when the MOO's come to my mail box. It is my choice to shout out about MOO since I think they are a hot rockin company with great service!  As always I promise to tell you when something sucks.. hey.. who told you that she thought the new Martha stuff was.. "meh" ???http://www.moo.com/share/fj9qp6

Picking A Sewing Machine



 Ok.. We have talked about  Sewing machine BRANDS here, and FEATURES here, and how to shop for a machine here.. so I am going to lay it on the line and tell you the machines I would pick. I am also going to talk about my own machines.  Picking a sewing machine can be hard!

I don't expect everyone or even anyone to agree with me so take my list for what it's worth.. this is what I would tell you if you asked me what machine you should buy with the understanding that you are pretty new to the world of sewing or have at least limited experience.  

I am going to break this list into three price points with the understanding that I really don't think that a machine for less than $200 is going to serve you well in the long run and I highly (really, I beg you!) to save up a bit more.. you will thank me.  Also remember that a top of the line used machine can sometimes be had to a song!.. so don't over look what can really be the deal of a lifetime!

In the under $300 range pickings are pretty slim when it comes to machines with a soild reputation and  machines to back that up. There are lots of machines, just not a lot that are worth getting.

My picks in the tight budget range are both by Brother and part of the Project Runway Collection.

The first is 

Brother PC-210 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine 


at about $300 it gives you a lot of bang for the buck including needle stop control and 50 built in stitches.








But for just a bit more money ( $450 ish dollars) you can upgrade to a knee lift, thread trimming and many other features that you usually see on more expensive machine. 

Brother PC-420 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine.



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Both of these machines can be found online and comparable models can be found at local dealers ( which I recommend from the warranty standpoint)


Got more cash to spend or ready to move on from your beginner machine?



In this category I am really in love with the Bernina 3 Series Machines.

There are three machines in the 3Series, the 330, the 350( also called the Patchwork edition) and the 380 which is the top of the line for the part of the Bernina Series. Led lighting, speed control and  1 step buttonholes are standard on these machines and making sewing through even the thickest fabrics a real joy.  This series of machines is only sold by dealers so price is a bit harder to come by with each dealer putting together their own deals but for the most part you are talking about in the $700 to $1200 price range with different promtions going on at different times making for better deals at some times.

These are the machine I will be using for my students in my studio.

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 When the sky is the limit there are some AMAZING machines out there that will knock your socks off and I am tickled pink that I have the privilege of owning some of these machines. 


The Aurora 400 series is a fantastic machine series with a life time of features and that is why I use it as my primary back up machine and the one I take to classes and conferences with me. While not cheap with a price tag of over 2 thousand dollars this is a machine you could sew on it forever and pass it on with many years of good life left in it.. it's that good.  Each time I get to use this machine I remember why I love it!  This series of machines has so many features but one of the most important to many is the fact that you can adjust the presser foot pressure on this machine making it incredibly versatile with even the most troublesome fabrics.



Switching brands for a moment  we have the Janome Horizon which personally I don't have ANY experience with but I have three trusted friends with it who are in love with this machine so wanted to  offer that up as well. This looks to be a wonderful top of the line machine with all the features that a quilter would dream of and  a price tag that is quite reasonable  at about $3000 MSRP  EDIT: Please give this machine a total test drive, some have told me that the 1/4 inch foot for picky quilters is not true enough for them and the feed is wonky.. I don't know but did want to put this out there!

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If you are dreaming about upgrading to a really big machine with the ability to also do embroidery then I suggest the Brother Quattro 2



 This machine while big is easy to use and makes embroidery easy to learn. Both sewing and embroidery are possible on this TOL Brother machine as well as onscreen editing and custom stitch creation. The only thing I would not use this machine for is free motion quilting. While I believe that Brother makes the easiest to use/learn embroidery machine and good solid sewing machines I still contend that free motion is not their strong suit. With the size comes a price that only the most devoted of stitchers are going to want to consider, but at in the high $7 thousand dollar range this machine will give you years of stitching happiness.


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I get a lot of questions about what I sew on, and the answer is.. " anything I can get my hands on!".. since I see each machine for it's strengths and it's weaknesses  and really enjoy getting to know each machine I get a chance to use. .. In my personal studio I have a couple of machines, some devoted to embroidery others for such esoteric uses and blindstitching.. and longarm quilting. 

 But the crown jewel of my sewingroom is my Bernina 830



This machine is for the most devoted of sewing enthusiasts  who loves it all, from heirloom stitching to quilting to embroidery which pretty much sums up my love for sewing. With an endless list of features this machine can do it all but is not for the faint of heart. This is a computer that sews and it can be very finicky about how it wants to be treated. This is the machine equivalent of being someone who collects cars and with a price of about $ 12 thousand dollars this machine is a lifetime investment and the sort of gift one gives to themselves with hopes of sewing for the rest of their lifetime on it! 


So there you go.. from $300 to $12,000.. some where in there is the machine that is right for you, now it's your turn to go find it!

If you have questions  or suggestions to add to my list please send them my way and I will add them to this post!



Falloween Primping




Yes, the living room is still not done so I am once again taking out my decorating wrath on the front porch this weekend by crafting a new falloween wreath.  Simple as it gets.. straw wreath form wrapped in some really cool fabric from my stash.. a spray of fall leaves and a dollar-store crow to top things off.

This is going to hang on the door OUTSIDE since I learned my lesson last year after snatching up a couple of really great ravens on clearance only to have my cats systematically "knock them off"  by  ripping off their heads and defeathering them overnight.. Oh the humanity!

..just 5 more days and I can pull out the real Halloween stuff!..


How to Compare Sewing Machines


Bernina 3-series if you can swing it these are a great place to start

Shopping for a sewing machine is a bit like shopping for a car, you are there to compare Sewing machines for what they can do for you. You are looking for the right number of features at the right price with the right support/reputation you can feel good about.  Also much like buying a car there are price points all over the map and it can be very hard but when you can only afford a Hyundai  don't  test driving a Jag since anything after that is going to be disappointing to say the least.



I am a VERY firm believer is paying cash for your sewing machine ( your dealer will not feel the same way- nor will they love me for telling you this). If you have to charge it you can't afford it- simple. Same for goes with buying your machine on any one of the zillion extended payment plans that are out there... just don't do it.  You are going to feel so much better about your purchase if it is yours free an clear. If that means buying less machine right now.. so be it. - End of lecture..eerrrr almost. Once more thing, be very clear with yourself and your sales person about how much you can afford to spend and stick to it, don't look at machines out of your range, don't ask to see them or sew on them.  Get what you can afford now, save up some more cash and then upgrade.



Next- make a chart so you can compare machines/ specials and features so you can make your best choice after you have had time to think about what it is you want to do with a machine.  Come with your desires in mind. You want to quilt, you want to make baby clothes, you want to make purses, you want to sew horse blankets- whatever. Spend some time to think about his, and create you comparison chart based on these factors.



Bring your own fabric(s) cut into 4 inch wide strips of about 20-30ish inches in length... yes I know they have those little sample squares to sew on... here is the deal, shhhhh they don't want you to know this. Those handy sample squares would make ANY machine look good. They are starched paper stiff which makes them sew perfectly.. when was the last time you wore anything made of to stiffened muslin?- bring a white woven cotton, a knit, fleece if you sew it.. cord, silky stuff.. whatever.. zip lock bags filled with sample strips for each machine.. put the strips back in that bag and label it as to which machine it was. Please note- they are NOT going to like this but it's your right to try out the machine to see how it really sews and this is VERY worth doing.

Ok, time to shop!  Pick a time when the shop you want to visit is most likely not to be busy. Avoid Saturday mornings, they are awful for any type of dedicated service.  Go in (WITHOUT KIDS IN TOW) and introduce yourself and tell them that you are looking for a sewing machine in the  $XXX.00 or lower price range and you are wanting to sew baby clothes with it ( or whatever).. remember stay in your price range or a bit below ( you are going to want some extras)

Sit down at the machine and let them tell you about it, just listen, look at the features and ask for a sales guide for it. If the features match those you want, take it for a spin using your own fabric. Ask about the features I mentioned in the previous post . Cost?.. any special? what sorts of accessories are available?

Do this with at least 3 machines but not more than 5 in a day, weeding as you go based on need, comfort, design, and your understanding of the machine ( some machines are just odd).. there is only so much you can take in at once. If you need come back for a second visit giving yourself time and permission not to be in a hurry about this. You need to feel good about this machine and that will not happen with a rushed choice.




Please note- if you are just learning to sew or have never sewn before this whole thing is much more difficult and you can sort of be at the mercy of sales people. I highly suggest  taking a sewing -friendly person with you on your adventure so that they can help you sort out fact from BS ( just sayin!)


Tomorrow, my highly opinionated view of which machines I would buy and why

Halloween Spooky - Sign of the Times



With a Halloween spooky flourish for the "falloween" season this sign sits on my front porch letting all know who dwells within.

Made with the spiderwork scroll from Karen at Graphics Fairy and then incorporating a spidery font that fit in perfectly this project was super fast and a lot of fun.

I am thinking I am going to distress it more and add a bit more glaze.. but then I might just do another project all together different..who knows!

No matter.. this was a "free" project in that I used all stash items.. and that is the way I like it!

Hope you like it too!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Make sure to pop back on Monday for part 3 of the series on how to pick a new Sewing Machine!.. It's time for a test drive!



Sewing Machine Features



Hello and welcome back!.. First off thank you so much for all the sweet notes and tweets about this series of posts. I really can't tell you how happy it makes me when I am able to share something that makes a difference to you. Sewing Machine features can be baffling, let's dig right in.

Yesterday's post was about Sewing Machine brands, and which brands excelled in different areas. Today I thought I would buzz through some of the common and special features you will find on the newer machines on the market.  Please know that this does not mean that I don't think you should get a used machine since I happen to be rather fond of  solid older and vintage machines but they come with their own challenges that we will talk about in a later post. 

When you are looking for a machine it can be good to have in mind why you want it and what you are wanting to do but also to be open to the fact that you might want to do more at some point. The features of your machine can help expand your sewing world but can also limit it so making sure that you are buying up by at least a little bit can be a good idea.   Example - even though you so far have only used the straight stitching option on your current machine it would not be a good idea to get a straight stitch only machine unless you REALLY knew what you were going to be doing with it ( fast production sewing in this case)


 Stitch selection - Even the most simple machine will come with an adjustable straight stitch as well as a zigzag ( numbers 1 & 2 in the photo) and most will come with even more stitches with some being utility and others being more decorative. Some that you will want to ask about are a stretch stitch (#5) for working with knits if you don't have a serger, and  some sort of blind or over casting stitch (#7) for tidy seam finishing. More stitches are great but don't use them as the  deciding factor in which machine you choose. For the record my machine has well over 600 and I have not used 1/3 of them yet and if I use them all before I die .. well I just don't think it will happen!


Next up is sewing feet- Each machine will at least come with a standard sewing foot which might or might not look like the photos above. Some machine have 2 part feet and other are single piece. In any case  the basic foot will be the one you will turn to often. After that it is about what is included with your machine at purchase and what other feet you negotiate (yes negotiate- more on that later) to have thrown in with your purchase.

If you are going to quilt you will want a 1/4 piecing foot ( with or without guide) and a walking foot. If you are going to do a lot of garment sewing a zipper foot is a must as well as a buttonhole foot.  Feeling like getting fancy?  Free motion quilting feet make that easier as well as open-toe feet with a carved out bottom for decorative stitching.   Some or none of these feet might come with the machine you are looking at. As you compare machines start a chart so you can keep up with these details!

Moving farther out are some of the more esoteric features you can find on today's machine and they can make sewing even more enjoyable and easier on the body.

Good lighting is a must. Some of the newer machines come with very bright LED lights and others with bulbs,  pay attention to how the light shines on the machine bed .. good lighting makes for good sewing.


The knee lift, the most over looked, under appreciated and wonderful accessory which is available with some mid- upper level machines. If you have never used a knee lift it can take a bit to get used to to but after that the option of hands free lifting and lowering of your pressure foot becomes a feature you will never again give up.


Needle threader anyone?  While not a make or break feature a good dependable  built in threader  will save you lots of time and your eyesight if you have to change threads often ( as with embroidery).  Take the time to learn exactly how yours works since they all have their own tricks for best performance


A need for speed.. or maybe not so much!    Speed control when first learning to sew can be difficult for some people to master. It is either hells-bells foot to the floor or not being able to get the machine to start stitching. A speed control option gives you the control to set a maximum speed your machine will sew so that you never need fear things getting out of control. As you gain confidence you can continue to adjust for more and more speed until you are handling your machine like a race car driver in full control. 

And last but not least ( since this is becoming a book!).........

Pressure Foot Pressure Adjustment- Makes adjusting for different thicknesses of fabric a breeze and is a MUST HAVE if you want to do a lot of knits

Needle-down stop option- With a single push of a button you can set many machines so that they stop with the needle down or up for various sewing applications- this is a great feature!

Easy to use tension adjustment - Yes,  and let me say that again.. YES you can touch the tension dial on your machine. You need it, and it needs you to be able to adjust for differences in fabric and thread combinations. Make sure is it up front, visible and you learn what those little numbers mean!


So there you go .. I am sure there is something I have missed.. and if you have a mind to let me know and I will ram it in there somewhere!

In the mean time I would love, love, love it if you would take just a moment to share this post with the wider world by clicking on the Facebook or twitter link at the bottom of this post.. thanks.. really.

Up next.. taking a real machine test drive.. and maybe a video too!.

Sewing Machines - Picking the Right Brand for You




One of the questions I get most often is about picking a sewing machine. Which brand, which features and where to buy it.  With that in mind I thought I would start a series devoted to these sorts of questions!  If you have one to add please feel free to leave it in the comments or drop me a note at maddie6@bellsouth.net

Today- the first part of the sewing machine equation - Which Brand. There are  quite a few sewing machine brands currently on the market each with their own following of brand loyal customers.  There can be some very good reasons to be brand loyal especially if you have amassed a significant selection of accessories that will only go with your certain brand.  An example of this would be if you were a loyal Bernina customer and had a wide selection of specialty feet it might be very worth it to stay with Bernina in order to be able to keep those feet and get use of them.  

If you were not happy with your previous machine or this is your maiden voyage in to purchasing a new machine it can be a pretty baffling choice given all the machines out there. While I am not the be all end all when it comes to knowing each machine here are the hints I  can pass onto you from my experience in working with lots of students with lots of different types of machine. ( I personally own Brother and Bernina machines, plus a very old Singer)

First off- buy for support and buy at a dealer. At a dealer most often you are going to get classes with your machine and support when something goes wrong. This will not happen if you buy your machine at Wal-mart or late night QVC tv. Dealers usually have a wide range of prices and models so don't think you can't shop there for a machine but be ready with at least $300 to spend. Please also note that most brand lines has mass-market machines that go to places like Wal-mart and another line that is sold only to dealers. These are made differently as a rule and are of better and "repairable" quality where as the machines from the big box stores are not made with eventual repair in mind. 

Certain brands for certain projects and certain brands to avoid.  Of course most any machine can sew but over time some of the brands that we have come to associated with sewing have slipped drastically in quality and are  not the machines they once were. Sadly Singer is one of these companies who has not kept pace with the overall sewing machine industry and at this point I cannot recommend them as a company. I know it's the machine that your mama had and probably your grandma too but at this point the machines they make are not made for the long haul or quality sewing.  ( That said, some of their old mechanical that  you can find on the used market still sew like butter!.. )

If you want to quilt and enjoy fine precision sewing then Bernina is the machine you want.

If you want to enjoy easy to learn hassle free embroidery  and  creative general  sewing then the upper end Brother/ Baby lock Machines will make you a happy camper. ( As a rule Brother machines are not so great at doing free motion quilting- so if that is your emerging passion pass on this brand)

I know a lot of people who love their Janome's for all around sewing, and Leah day rocks the Top of the line Horizon for her beautiful quilitng.

And Viking has a strong following  as well but I will say that I do not like their embroidery software if  you happen to heading in that direction.

There is a right machine out there for each person,  sort of like Cinderella and the glass slipper. Taking the time to find the right fit pays off in the end.


Next time- Features to look for in a machine you can love to a long time. 
and after that - How to Really Test Drive a Machine- tricks they don't want you to know!

Welcome Chattanooga Crafters!




Hello to all who have come here from my sweet home base  in Chattanooga via the article in today's Free Times Press... If you are looking for the Wrap Bracelet Tutorial.. just click HERE

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Day Planner Life Hack

I am distractable.. no doubt about it. I can find myself standing in a room with a crowbar, a pint of ice cream and a light bulb and not remember why I am there.  Therefore my day planner is my saving grace and it is very full!



 I do my best to color code and otherwise "call out" things that must be done but after a while  even though helpful it also becomes distracting.. so much like a horse who needs to wear blinders to see I have come up with my own VERY LOW TECH version....

Yes, a piece of card stock.. one that I fold so I can only see what is coming up and not be distracted by what has passed. Simple but effective!


Do you have a simple Life-Hack to share.. I would love to hear it!

Halloween Art- Frugal Falling it all the Way!

The light on the porch was  odd and kinda spooky.. Nice!

Inspired by a project I saw on line where someone cut a mini foam pumpkin in half  to create Halloween art and mounted it in  a frame I got the idea that I liked the pumpkin in the frame idea but was fresh out of faux Jack-Be-Littles so had to take my project in another direction. And of course the other rule was I had to do it all from my stash ( yes having a wild stash of crafting stuff pays off sometimes)

For this project I used an old frame, a piece of cardboard, a scrap of fabric and a pumpkin image from the Graphics Fairy that I printed out on lightweight card stock and a stout needle and some black cotton floss. -- total cost  Zip, Zero, Nada, Nothing.


Old frame, cardboard cut from a large piece of packing card board I keep hidden behind the big cabinet in my office (yep, that's where to look if you need some!) and my printed out pumpkin which I trimmed nicely.

Next I blobbed out some craft paint and grabbed this old brush.  This brush might not look like much but it belonged to my father who was an artist and I suspect it is way older than me, using it makes me very happy.  This is just plain old black craft paint.. nothing fancy.. just do it.


I really like this scrap of faux-bois ( fake wood) print fabric.. I had thought about going with  burlap but I am sort of getting tired of seeing the itchy sister to hair cloth all over the internet so I bucked the trend and went with this.- call me a rebel.


To stick the  fabric to the card board I used spray glue, sticky, smelly, but works great.





Just spray and fold the fabric over.. spray some more to hold down the flaps.. easy


Now to the sewing.. I used a stout embroidery needle but a long Sharp needle would also work. If hand strength is an issue for you also use some needle nose pliers to help pull the needle through.


Since you can't really feel your way through the cardboard to know where to come up through the image I poked  a small hole each time from the front so I could bring the needle up from the back in the right place.


A simple stab stitch is all that is needed or of course you could do a running stitch if that tickled your fancy. In either case this is sewing in the most simple form- ANYONE can do it.


But now we come to confession time...  I went to start stitching the word BOO and totally forgot to take any photos!.. But really it is very easy,  I lightly sketched the word BOO below the pumpkin and the just stitched it with a simple running stitch.




After everything is sewn up.. just pop the "canvas" in the frame and hang up your new Falloween masterpiece!



I really hope that you have been enjoying the posts in the Frugal Fall Series I work hard to make the projects inspirational, fun and of course frugal!  You can make sure not to miss any of them by joining the Domestic Anarchy Facebook page ( up the page and to the left) or you can have Domestic Anarchy delivered to your email in-box by typing in your email address at the top on the right. Please note that you will have to confirm this subscription for it to work- so watch your email for that.

More fun coming soon!

Moving on.... Front Porch Fall Oasis

Since it seems that the living room is going to be a much bigger elephant to eat than I had thought I have just about given up on fall decorating in there so have transferred my  need to primp and be abundant with the "faux-kins" ( fake pumpkins) to my front porch.

See Charlie the Sheep? He was once partially ingested by a Great Dane puppy!

I had hoped to change things up a bit this year and make some pink and yellow-kins, or maybe some Toile-kins but as slow as the painting is going that is going to have to wait yet another year. Which in the end is fine since it gives me another year to buy up after-season faux-kins at drastically reduced prices since there is no way I am paying $25 for a fake pumpkin!  Everything you see came from my holiday storage closets.. not a dime was harmed to make this display.  The books are from the free bin at the books store, and the nest was a gift from Mother Nature complete with a small egg inside.. found it in the front driveway after the last storm.

So right now things are looking more fall-ish..  with the transition to Halloween-ish not happening till the 1st of October-ish
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This shot pans over to the seating area one end.. which happens to be just about everyone's favorite place to sit and read a book. I have changed out the pink polka dot cushions for some brown hop-sack and some comfy old quilts to help tame the nip in the air.  Still need something for that table.


This shot pans to the right where you can see down to the hanging swing and the table were we sometime enjoy a bit of dinner or a glass of wine. Look carefully and you can see the old screen door propped up waiting for my intervention and to the right by the broom are the bikes that some children who shall remain nameless have yet to move.  If I panned more to the right you would have to see the shameful condition of my flower gardens... really really shameful.. they are next on the list ..promise!

I hope that everyone has a happy and creative weekend.. see you Monday!