Saturday, August 18, 2012

Glitter & Roses ~sigh~

Projects for this week...

I painted one of my kitchen counter chairs, covered over the medium blue and made it Wedgewood Green by Apple Barrel. You can get those little bottles at Michaels. It took a couple of coats and three coats of Modpodge for the sealer. I love red and green. I need to buy some red checkered material to make another tablecloth.
I've almost finished my homespun afghan, the one I showed using my old yarn. I call it homespun, because it's just homey and warm. I've decided to keep the end strings as fringes. When I connect the rows with a different color of yarn, I leave both pieces longer. When I'm done with the rows I'll just tie some fringes at the changing of the colors that don't have any. I really love that crochet/knit look, remember it's just single crochet in the back of the stitch, instead of both loops, giving it the knit look.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


I think it's just hitting me, summer will soon be over, not as the calendar says, but when it's September 1st, it's Fall to me. It's getting closer:D I love the Fall, anyway, and am really excited about it coming. I'm not excited about my grandson being back in school though, I've been watching all three a few times a week this summer. Then it will be back to the two little ones again after school starts, but he loves school. It reminds me of You've Got Mail, "Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies." But I'm in Virginia, I want to watch You've Got Mail and buy Ty some crayons and pencils. ::D

Yesterday was one of those laid back days, put on some tea, burned a nutmeg/clove candle, love Yankee candles. What is it about tea and candles that sets a whole mood? I don't always use my tea kettle or teapot, but when I take the time to do it, I really enjoy it. It's just so easy to use the coffee machine for hot water in a cup, or the microwave. There's just something special about that kettle, teapot and teacup while crocheting and smelling candles. 

I was going through my pantry. Looking in my pantry you can tell I'm a Costco nut, a Costkite. LOL Target is ticking me off clearancing my four can packages of Tomato and Chicken Noodle soups. Why do stores do that anyway? It seems everything I like gets clearanced and then I have to search other stores for the same thing. Don't they know that ticks people off? No? Okay then, I know they don't care, it's all about bringing in the new, but I'm a creature of habit and don't like changes.

I love saving containers, esp jars I've bought for honey and jams, love labels. Those cake and veggie trays you pick up or people have at parties, grab them, because people just throw them away. They're great for give away cakes, people won't have to return the container to you and I'm constantly giving away food after holidays and parties. Saved containers are great for sending food back with people. Those little syrup jars from Cracker Barrel are so cute filled up with syrup and give to each of us for our pancakes on the weekend.
 I've made that big square flower vase a candle holder now, the light reflecting off it is so pretty at night.
I decided I was going to use my older yarn, you know the Red Heart yarn that's not soft, but makes sturdy afghans. I really wasn't doing it for looks, but for warmth, because it was yarn I really didn't want for any new projects. I wanted to do the crochet/knit look, it's just single crochet and going into the back of the sc instead of both loops, pick up the back one on each row. It's getting heavier, so it will make a good warm afghan.