Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Kitchen

Today I thought I might share with you some photos of my new kitchen. Before it was dark paneling and dingy wallpaper-I'm still sorry I forgot to take *before* photos. Anyway, after my son got through with it, this is what I have.

He stripped wallpaper and painted the walls and paneling. He resurfaced and painted all the cabinetry--inside and outside. Replaced all the hinges and hardware with beautiful brushed Nichol as well as replaced all the outlet and light switch covers. Now it is so light and airy. I am so proud of it but especially proud of my wonderful son. Thank you, Jason!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I'm Back!

It is hard to believe that I have been away so very long. I have gotten so wrapped up in the de-cluttering, cleaning, remodeling and selling my house that time has just vanished! The kitchen got finished and my son began remodeling bathrooms. We have run into some major problems and those shall remain for another day but I have also gotten a bit of stitching done as well. I have completed several models that I was working on and even found a bit of time for some personal stitching as well. I will try to get you all caught up over the next few days and I will try not to be gone for so long again.

One of the things I have managed to finish is the model of Persian Iris Garden from Martina Weber of Chatelaine Designs. It is stitched on Black Belfast linen using silk and metallic fibers, delica beads and Swarovski Crystals. Words do not do it justice and neither does the photo. This piece simply glows! Be sure to click on it for a better view.

Another one that I have finished for Martina is St Petersburg White Nights. It is stitched on Millennium Blue Belfast using silk and metallic floss, delica beads and Swarovski Crystals. It is the largest of her designs yet--411 x 411--and it too, is gorgeous. Be sure to click on it.

I will add more later. Be sure to check back often. While I may not post everyday I will try to do better. Thanks for looking.