Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Things...

Last week was a busy week. Hubby had off the week and helped me with some furniture moving and kid running around. There were dress rehearsals for my youngest daughter's school play and then two performances on Thursday and Saturday nights. We had orthodontist appointments and school conferences. Maine Maple Sunday was on the 27th and I took three of the munchkins to another play audition. And some of us are still battling a nasty cough and head cold. And did I mention, we were still getting snow last week!!! The temps are still cold and it looks like Spring is being a bit shy this year.

I did get some goodies last week :) We did a book store run and I finally got a copy of "Weekend Sewing" and I'm looking forward to having some time to make a few things from it.
I have been very good at Goodwill lately and not bringing a ton more clutter in the house. But, I did find this wood shelf hanger for $2.99 and I couldn't pass it up.
A local prim store right down the road from me, Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives (check out her blog), just made some bowl racks and I bought a stained one for a great price! I have it hanging in my dining room, but I need to do some tweaking with what's in it and the wall it is on before I am completely happy with it. I think it needs some wood spoons or something.
I had bought two new skeins of yarn to make something for Mason, but I couldn't figure out what, so I decided to make a twisted granny square afghan. The colors don't go with my house, but I love the vibrancy of them and I think it will make a nice car blanket or an throw for the boy's room.
And I know the kitchen has been "a work in progress" for a very long time. So long, that my hubby has even started to ask me when I plan on sharing the results on my blog :P But really, I just want to get it totally done before I share and I think this past week I finally got the furniture arrangement right(which will make my family happy!). So, I promise, within the next few weeks, you WILL see my kitchen!
Now, I'm going to see if I can lay a sleeping baby down so that I can get some work done :)

Have a lovely day,



  1. Can't wait to see the kitchen!!

    Have a great day, Janie

  2. Waiting patiently for the kitchen pictures!

  3. I really love your new shelf & bowl rack! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I like everything! I am trying to be good too. I did go out today, it's been quite a bit since last time. I haven't had much catch my eye, until today!
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Cute bowl rack! Maybe if you turned one bowl facing out and tucked something inside the bowl it would add a little interest. (just a random thought). This is a busy time of your life....enjoy even the crazy day you will miss them. :)

  6. OH I am so loving that last how you have it decked the goodwill find and the big shelf you got..I Have one too..its by my woodstove..I love it.;)spoons and an old flour sack would look great or ladle spoon with a electric candle in it.;)

  7. Tiff, great find at goodwill, I love when I find stuff like that. Thank you so much for mentioning my blog on here and for showing the bowl rack, Your bowls show up nice. I am loving the last picture and can't wait to see some pictures of your kitchen.
    Take care
    PS, I read your post about baby Nathan, I sat here and cried, Thank you for posting that. I too had a baby that didn't make it and they did a D&C, it just felt wrong and it still makes me so sad.

  8. Tiff, I can't wait to see your kitchen. Also am loving your yarn colors-will you show the throw when it is done? I have the same sewing book you just purchased. The author was on Martha Stewart's show some time ago. She did a demo of the shirred sundress in the book. It looked like a fun project. I bought the elastic thread-just haven't wound my bobbins yet.

  9. Hello,Love the goodwill finds and your bowl rack and bowls just love it.


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