Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's coming up hearts!

I have been working on a few projects, heart bowl fillers (some to sell)

and have completed a couple of small samplers

I am looking forward to making a few pin keeps soon, after I have found a pattern I like.

I have posted some items for sale on Facebook. Look under my pics at on-line mercantile - Bittersweet Country Junction. I have reproductions, antiques and one of a kind items. Here is a little selection of what is available.

Paul Revere Lantern with silicone bulb

Hand stitched by me.

I hope you shop on over!

Prim Blessings,


Saturday, January 22, 2011

One finished project, Jan 2011

Well, we have another snow day, the second snow day this month, and the third one this winter! How amazing is that. I love it! An excure to stay home, relax, and to watch old movies, read magazines, and maybe finish some needle work I need to stain. My goal this year is to finish all of my un-finished projects. My first completed project is a slipcover for my wing chair. I followed the directions given by Pat at farm. I think it turned out pretty good for my first one.

For next cover I will cut the back smaller so I don't have to put darts/pleats in the back and it will be more streamlined. I used a red/beige ticking for this one.

I see so many good ideas on other people's websites and blogspots and picturetrails. I wish I was as talented as so many of you are. I would love to learn how to hook rugs. They are all so amazing with their details and colorations.

I like to go to yard sales and to the thrift stores. One of my next things to complete is a small doll's bed that I picked up from the Salvation Army. It is actually painted this horrid blue and has stickers all over it. I will take some before and after pics to post. I intend to use it not as a doll bed, but as a riser on my coffee table. I will sand it and prim it up a bit.  I hope it turns out like I picture it in my mind.

I have completed  few stitcheries I need to stain today as well as some heart bowl fillers (red ticking) before I can finished those up.

Well, I will close now and watch the sow swirling around outside. I did remember to get some evaporated milk to make snow cream with and luckily I still have granulated sugar and vanilla.

Prim blessings!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Beginnings - January 2011

Well, Christmas is over and everything is packed away again. One of my resolutions this year is to finish all un-finished projects. I have been working on a slipcover for a wingback chair. I have made a pattern from an old sheet, and have finally cut it out of my upholstery fabric. I plan to stitch it together this weekend when I have time to tweak it to fit properly. Remember, measure twice, cut once - especially if you don't have a lot of fabric to spare!!

I see lots of things I would like to work on this year craft wise, sewing mainly, and learn to make room sprays and wax tarts, etc. I did finish up my sampler quilt this fall (after a year and a half)! I get lots of inspiration from magazines such as Merchantile Gatherings and A Primitive Place. I like primitives and make-dos. I can appreciate now what my parents and grandparents had and made do with.

We had a wonderful surprise yesterday, SNOW! It sure was pretty. I am glad I was at home and could enjoy it. And then as fast as it came, it was gone today!

Well, here's to new beginnings! Have a blessed new year!