Monday, September 17, 2012

Table runners, place mats, napkins and furniture

Picture is sideways but you get the idea!  I took a International Mystery Class st Bolts in the Bath Tub last month and we made the stars.  Well, I didn't need another small lap quilt so I made them into twelve place mats.  I had to use every scrap because they were out on the yellow and sunflower fabric.  There was enough of the blue so I made napkins.  They looked so plain so I embroidered them  The I made reversible napkin rings out of the leftovers.  They are just waiting to be used when the kids come this week.

Then I decided to make table runners and napkins for the women's tea that was at my house this past Saturday.  Crazy, right?

I made sixteen napkins and the napkin rings out of memory wire and glass pearl beads I had bought a few years ago.  

The centerpieces were made by Idelette who took vases, inserted plastic cups then mints between.  Clever!

Now onto the furniture I have been painting.

My favorite piece. (Dinning Room)

Living Room.

Entry way.

Living room.

I even painted this metal urn I got at a thrift store and picture frames.

Now the excitement begins.  The kids are all coming this week.  I haven't seen Serena and Lexi since February and Jeff hasn't seen them since December.  They were all here for Christmas (the week we moved in) so the only ones who have been here since then is Eric and Katrina and their kids.  I hope they like what I have done so far.  Still have lots to do but I have run out of time.  Now to clean and get the laundry done!


  1. Have a great visit with the family. Everything looks great.

  2. You have been busy. Relax and have fun with the kiddos :)

  3. What a busy girl you are!!!! It all looks beautiful. I really like the chest in the dining room. Hope to see you soon. Linda

  4. How are we looking at the paintings of Mark Rothko these days?
    Is he old hat, replaced in America by more contemporary concerns? Looking at his minimal canvases and their enticing floating squares of subdued paint live at the MOMA recently, I had to stop to wonder whether he still communicates to a modern and younger audience., the site that sells good canvas prints to order from their database of digital images, has many Rothko prints. I ordered this one, Blue and grey,
    , that I have now hanging in my study. I can spend a long time looking at this elusive image that takes me to some other place not in this world.