Friday, June 26, 2015

Two Crocheted Stool Covers

Another cute crocheted stool cover.

I actually crocheted this one first in yellow, red and country blue yarns.

The pattern, Crocheted Flower Medallion, is free and can be found (here).

Don't they look cute together?

So true…ah…retirement…finally time to do what I want.

Details on these stool covers can be found under my Ravelry projects (here).

Maybe you would like to try one?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Poppies in the Field

This is a close up of the canvas art work I purchased at Target recently.

You can kind of see how it is textured with oil paints on the canvas.

Well, yesterday I got out the leveler and Command Strips and hung the two pieces over our new fabric headboard in our Master Bedroom.

I centered the two pieces right above the middle section of our headboard and marked the center lines and level lines with chalk.

I used two Command Strips…one on each upper corner.

These canvases are not heavy.

I let the Command Strips set for over an hour and then popped the pieces in place.

We still need to purchase new bedside tables for our Master Bedroom since we took apart our old 1980s Oak bed frame unit with the two towers, light bridge and low headboard with mirrors.

I would love to find some Danish ones and I know where there is a Danish store in PA but not here in Ohio.  

I love the pop of red with the touches of yellow.

We love our new fabric King size headboard and frame and Beauty Rest mattress that we purchased from Macy's.

It's so comfortable and when we need to sit up more in bed this headboard really gives us nice support.

Although we love the king size mattress…my goodness it is heavy!

On the plus side it is so heavy it doesn't move around at all but on the negative side I can't even lift it up to put the sheets and blanket on.  Luckily I can slide the sheets and blanket on or we would be in trouble.  

I'm so happy I saw these at Target!

I have custom drapes and fabric shades ordered for our Master Bedroom and Bath, one of our Jack & Jill Bedrooms and fabric shades for our lower level bedroom too.

This is only the second time we have had custom drapes.

If you remember, we had the blue toile drapes, valances (here) and curtains (here) in our Master Bedroom and Bath in our previous PA home.

I'm going with different fabrics in our OH home.

This time we decided to line all window treatments with dark out fabric so we will always have a nice dark room to sleep in regardless of the time of day.  

It's a beautiful day here (finally after a strange day yesterday with dark clouds and rain off and on all day) and I'm sitting out on our screened in porch.

It's so nice sitting here listening to the birds and drinking my morning coffee before I start the day's activities and errands.  

I haven't seen any deer this morning but we have a doe with her two little ones that come through our wooded area behind our home quite often. 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting me! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Red & White Doily Stool Cover

Is anyone else as tired of this weather as I am?

Dark gray fall/winter clouds with heavy rain, then the sun comes out and then heavy rain again…

That's what we have been having the last week or so.

Until today that is...which was lovely but I doubt it will last.

I found two delightful doily stool cover patterns the other day.

Right after I purchased two wooden counter height stools at Target for $15.89 apiece! 

Here's the link to the free pattern:

Speaking of RED which you know I love.

The colors in our new home are mainly blue and grayish blue with pops of red and some yellow.

I fell in love with this pair of canvas paintings (another Target purchase).

Stay tune to see where I hang them.

Now back to crocheting.

This doily stool cover was fun to crochet.

Here's the finished project.

I don't know how practicable this crocheted cover is…even the designer of the item said it will move around when sat on.

But it sure is pretty!