Tuesday, April 27, 2010

busy, busy!

I'm linking up with Marla's Woo Hoo! Wednesday!
Thanks for hosting, Marla!  (She even provides refreshments!)

I'm also posting for DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land!
Here are some projects I recently finished:

Our sofa bed had seen better days but was still usable.
The green houndstooth check was looking worn.

I needed to figure out how I could recover
the sofa bed and still be able to open it up for guests.
The solution was part slipcover & part reupholstering.
The result: looks brand new!

The guest room make-over did not include green!
So I stripped & sanded & painted.

I love black furniture!  A quick change of hardware & some pretty accessories
was all it needed.  The guest room is blue & white & now just right!

The last project was an easy one. I found a painted frame that I
just loved.  But what to put in this frame that wouldn't compete
with the artwork?
A mirror!  The glass store cut a little mirror to fit right inside the frame.
I'm having a give-away..ends May 2!!
Go here to see my first anniversary give-away!

Monday, April 26, 2010

one year blogging& a give-away!

Today's mosaic is a group of pictures from my Photoshop class
for Monday Mosaics at Mary's Little Red House
and Today's Flowers

I have been blogging for a whole year!  What fun to meet so many wonderful & talented people!  
I enjoy having you visit and I love visiting your blogs! 
it's time for my first anniversary give-away!!

I have a $25 Michael's gift card for a lucky follower
a print from my Etsy shop (winner gets to choose).

Here are the rules:
  • You must be a follower or a new follower.  Leave a comment to this post to let me know that you are on my follower list.  Welcome new followers!
  • For a second chance: copy & post my button (right under my banner) or mention my give-away in a post. Leave a second comment to let me know for a second chance.
  • For a third chance: visit my Etsy shop, then come back & tell me what print you would choose if you won.  Leave a third comment for a third chance.
I will number the comments & use a number generator for the winner.
Make sure you leave a separate comment for each chance!
    Winner will be chosen on May 2nd.
    In addition to my give-away, from May 2 through May 8
    all my prints are buy one/get one free.

    Thursday, April 22, 2010

    having fun in Photoshop

    I 'm having so much fun in Kim Klassen's Photoshop class!
    Of course, Buster is a perfect little model.

    There is so much to learn & Kim is an excellent teacher!
    I was barely scratching the surface of Photoshop before I began.

    I have learned so many new tips in just the first lesson!
    Thanks for a great online course Kim Klassen!

    Just wanted to add... click on Kim's name under Buster's picture
    to link you to her blog.  It's so much fun to sit in your jammies
    with a cup of  Kimberly Shaw's tea & do your homework!

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    tree peony love

    It's my favorite time of year, especially when the tree peony opens!

    I wait so patiently for the buds to grow very slowly and open.
    This year there were eight buds!

    They were showing just a bit of pink yesterday,
    but when I checked this afternoon....

    I saw this...


    and, oh my!, this...


    and for much too short a time I have peony love!

    Sunday, April 4, 2010

    a book I'm enjoying

    beautifully written by
    Pamela Carter Joern

    Friday, April 2, 2010

    sunny days

    Sunshine returned here yesterday & we're starting a gorgeous weekend!

    The foyer table is decked out for Easter with a new fluffy white duck

    and the bunnies are in place!

    Have a wonderful weekend!