Saturday, September 17, 2016

Tada! Rainy day Chair-and-a-half done!

A much looked forward to moment...

Over a year in the making!
Over 250 granny squares, joined together for a re-upholstered chair.

Here's how it went down:
It started with a free chair left outside in the rain by our neighbors.

Then the granny madness began:
Then trimmed in a row of white.

The second row of white utilized the join as you go method:


The back cushion was finished:

Then the seat cushion:
Back and seat cushion. 

This was the biggest part of the project:
 This is all one piece!
Can you believe it?

Snugly fit like this:

For an end result like this: 
More details found by clicking here

A fun journey...
but, oh happy day when a BIG project is completed!





Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stjernedal Update

A week of a work vacation does wonders...

White washed, knotty pine ceiling finished in the kitchen!

That's the responsible party: the NVO.
He is a hard working, talented carpenter!

The door went from dark brown to light blue - "Gustavian Blue" to be accurate. ;-)

Paneling primed.

Shutters down.
House partially painted red.
"Barn" red, that is.

"Apple Blossom Dreams" office painted white 
with plywood sub-floor painted in "Gustavian Blue", as well.
This house had me at the view from the office.
(And the porch.)

With some crocheted items lovingly placed, to brighten the love. :-)

And a colorful rug:
Still to come....office doors and trim to be painted...I have ideas for the doors. ;-)

House warming gift from neighbors:
An apple tree!!!
(This one is a Haralred.)
Next Spring ...APPLE BLOSSOMS!
Unfortunately, these guys got to it, the very first day!
I reprimanded them and they politely apologized and left.
I told them they could come back, but to stay away from the tree!

But just in case they did not understand,
the tree was protected.


I also hear that a second tree needs to be planted for optimal pollination.
I think a Granny Smith would be nice...
I'd like to make pies, cobblers and applesauce during our retirement years.

Lots of updates to come.

Have a wonderful day!



Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rainy Day Chair-and-a-half almost done!

Progress:

See the story behind this FREE chair project from this post.
Then progress from this post,
and with a finished back cushion from this post and even more from this post.

The pattern is from 
Attic 24's Summer Garden Granny Square found here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Granny Squares Galore!!!


More Granny Squares for the Chair-and-a-half!

Looks like flapjacks.
Makes me hungry for cornmeal pancakes,
with sausage and real maple syrup.
(My favorite cornmeal pancake recipe is from Food.com - click here for recipe.
Mmmmmmm....

Oops my mind wanders to food.
OK - back to granny squares.
I don't mean to brag or anything, BUT,
I have made 254 of these little critters,for this chair, so far.
HA!

 Time to add the white trim, join in white and
update you on the chair-and-a half in a few days.

See the story behind this FREE chair project from this post.
Then progress from this post,
and with a finished back cushion from this post and even more from this post.

The pattern is from 
Attic 24's Summer Garden Granny Square found here.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Granny Squares and Apples

Working on the Granny Squares for the
Chair-and-a-Half.

See the story behind this FREE chair project from this post.
Then progress from this post,
and with a finished back cushion from this post and even more from this post.

The pattern is from 
Attic 24's Summer Garden Granny Square
found here.



This is my favorite color combination of all the Granny's!

I wonder if we may be seeing a bit of a theme transition from 
Apple Blossoms to Apples...

Oh, the possibilities!

Many, many, many more squares to come!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Stjernedal Help

Gratefully and fortunately we received
help at Stjernedal last weekend.

Here are some highlights:
Ceiling and carpet - GONE!
(BEFORE)


Carpeted stairs - GONE!
(BEFORE)

With the help of:
#3 (The Condition)

and

#8 Ca$h (The Electrician)

In Stjernedal, he lives here:

and

 #3A
She is responsible for this: 
(BEFORE)

and

#7 (Little Bug)
She can figure out how to do anything. She's the mechanical one.
She's also responsible for entertainment,
and traffic violations.

And lastly...

That's me.
My responsibility is
 "Damage Control"
as stated on my shirt.

The mission I chose to accept...
is to control this:
The NVO...
;-)

We all cleaned up this:
(BEFORE)

 And after working we enjoyed this:

And that was the best part...


Family and Fun!!!