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!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Stjernedal Interior

Alrighty then....are you ready to see the "BEFORE" photos of the interior of

"Stjernedal"?

I'm not sure I am again....

Brace yourself...I hope you have the ability to imagine the possibilities...

In your mind, picture, if you will, a
charming Scandinavian cottage...

OK ready?

Here we go:


Oh the vision...
Oh the possibilities. :-)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Stjernedal

50 months to retirement,
and after a three year search...

We finally found a place to call home:

Stjernedal


It's a "fixer upper" and we are excited!

Stay tuned for "before and after" posts of the
transformation into a Scandinavian country home.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Granny Rose Projects-Inspired!

Hello!

Boy, time keeps on slipping into the future!
I'd like to write more blog posts, but it does not seem to be happening lately.

I would; however, like to post a couple of amazing projects done by two lovely ladies:

This is Cindy finishing up her
"Red Ruby Granny Rose" afghan.
So vibrant and pretty they are!
Pattern can be purchased here.

And this is Carolyn's latest project,
it's called a Twiddle Muff!
Adorable!
The rose crocheted in the-the-round pattern can be purchased here.

Thank you so much ladies for being willing to share these with  us.
I feel honored that you sent these to me.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Kitchenaid Mixer Makeover

My 1996 Kitchenaid Mixer received a
makeover this weekend.
And you know how I love roses!

BEFORE:
But after the NVO detail cleaned 20 years of batter and dough gunk from all
its nooks and crannies.

DURING:

 AFTER:

Fun, huh?

Decals purchased at 
Hens in Daisies Etsy Shop.
Click here for the link.
You'll also find many other fabulous options,
this one is called "Rose Chintz".

Happy Mixing!