Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Louise makes the cutest aprons and tablecloths
No one can make an apron like Louise!
(sorry my pictures don't do justice to them)
Louise taught me how to do counted cross-stitch.
She does the prettiest cross-stitch
her stitches are so fine and perfect.
She has made a lot of her projects into pillows.
They are so cute!
Her daughter, Heather's birthday is
The 4th of July
So they have lots of 4th decorations and pillows
Heather's room is decorated in the cutest Americana
She has collections from the time she was just little.
Heather is also very talented.
She does the cutest cards and scrapbooks
(another post another day)
Louise's husband Richard is very supportive of her.
Along with her daughters Brenda and Heather she has a
very blessed family.
Brenda is talented also, just in other areas.
I always like to ask her what new book she is reading.
This is Louise's Mom's Rocking Chair
Aunt Flossy is her name,
She was very creative also,
she quilted the most beautiful quilts.
Did them all by hand.
There is needle point on the seat of this rocker.
Aunt Flossy did it.
Louise doesn't know how old the rocker is.
But her Mom would be over 100 years old.
Louise's house is decorated so nicely
She has beautiful things. . .
Louise has a very "fine" eye for beauty.
She has the creative genius when it comes to color, texture
and how to put it all together.
(not everyone has the talent)
She gives me good ideas
Yep, Louise is my Cousin
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
You see this beautiful doily. . . . well I found it
laying at the side of the re-cycle bin.
What it was doing there I have no idea. . . .
It was gross! Really gross!
So gross I didn't dare take pictures of it
because I didn't think I could make it pretty and clean.
I was embarassed!
I actually thought I wouldn't pick it up
I knew that someone lovingly crocheted this beautiful piece of thread
and someone else didn't appreciate the work that went into it.
I am a Crocheter. (and a rescurer)
How could I leave it laying there, all tattered and torn and gross?So I brought it to my HOME
and I rinsed all the grime and dirt off of it
I soaked it for a few hours in OXY CLEAN
Then I rinsed and soaked it all night in OXY CLEAN
I then washed it in soap and water
and gently stretched it out on a towel to dry
And the doily returned to it's beautiful self
It has a few scares, but it gives it character and shows it is a survivor!
I made an envelope pillow out of "old fashioned" calico print
Monday, July 26, 2010
More Precious Than Rubies
is the Camp moto this year
Isn't this cleaver?
Overlake 2nd Ward
Notice the flap on the tent.
That is to put the mail in!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
just so I could have plants on it.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
I got my idea from
Tatertots & Jello
(she is amazingly talented)
She introduced me to quartrefoil
and I fell in love with it. . .
So I looked for a old ugly stool I could transform into a beautiful stool
I found this little beauty at DI. .
It was waiting for me.
It was ugly but I knew I could
make it beautiful
So the process began. . . .
I could have left it like this
It looked really pretty and fresh
I was on a mission
I wanted quatrefoil
I wanted to prove I could do it.
So the sanding, priming and painting
began on a very HOT summer day in July
It was painful
(I was sweating)
and the little stool was patient and waiting to be beautiful
And this is what I created!
This beautiful stool
I almost don't want to use it- - - - it is too pretty
Like I said. I got my idea from
Tatertots and Jello
Jen has a printable template for the design
She gave real good directions on how she did hers
I like doing it so much I think I will do
another project using the quatrefoil design.
I really did do it!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
the girls play,
we try to keep them hydrated
but they need something to keep them cool
Here comes the idea and the project.
My son, the coach, and my DIL (daughter-in-law)
came up with the idea for COOL WRAPS!
They are the neatest thing
so after research on the internet we came up with how to make them
and I, ME, GRANDMA
gets to share my talents and make 25
I will share the directions with you when I get them all made!
Grandma use to say all the time. . .
so I guess I come by it naturally.
I made hand-outs for my Young Women
that I teach each Sunday in Church
It may have been the heat and all I could think of was water,
so. . . . my idea for the hand-out was WATER!
If you THIRST for
You will TASTE the
with water and sweet peach slice gummies
tied with a ribbon and the message.
The girls liked it very much!
I like them, and I enjoy being with them and teaching them about
The Savior Jesus Christ.
So this week I only have 3 days to get my "things" done
(or at least started)
and then I am off to more
Oh, by the way,
Did I get even started on my Quatrefoil project?
Ah, that would be a NO!
Monday, July 12, 2010
I bought this ugly old tattered and lonely stool
(Of course at DI)
(I have a soft spot for old, tattered and lonely things)
I bought it and
brought it homeDo Ya Think
I, Karie, can turn this poor stool
into something like what Jen has made?
She also did this adorable platter
with, of course,
I am a pushover for anything that hangs on a wall!
Be sure to check out Jen