Hello hello hello. Hope you're all well and enjoying your day.
In prior posts I've confessed this
"I don't follow the rules, I don't baby the linen, I snack while I'm stitching, I leave the needle(s) in the fabric, I knot the floss, I've wet and machine dried a finished piece, I don't use glass anymore, I even used a heat gun to quickly dry a spot, I insert plastic, I glue seams. For those of you that fainted, my apologies." That was taken from this post. As I'm stitching Eliza with the excess fabric rolled up and held with safety pins, a Dove dark chocolate with almonds (my new favorite) nearby, a full cup of coffee sitting on the bench where I throw the project when I get up, I was reminded of my confession of being a reckless stitcher. I have another. I'm a sampler snob. No longer can I see cute projects and want to stitch them, or even a newly designed symmetrical sampler that would look fabulous in someone's home. Just not mine. I learned by working on reproduction samplers but did other pieces, including angels from Told in a Garden. The shops I had here many years ago displayed samplers large and small, framed and not, mostly on unbleached linen and all reproductions. I was in heaven. The one in town displayed more traditionals and florals which was OK back then, but not now. I enjoy seeing the variety of your work and admire it, but unless it's primitive in design, a reproduction, or a marking sampler, I have no desire to stitch it. So many designers have projects that I would like to do, but I end up purchasing and not completing. I thought it was because of my home style that is turning toward stark primitive/colonial and these designs don't fit in, but I don't want to stitch them as gifts either. I'm a sampler snob! I know that everyone has a preference of designers, tastes, and styles, but I think I've become very rigid. Santas, ornaments, pinkeeps are still delightful and these smalls are the exception.
I think that about wraps up my confessions.
The kitchen man has not called and I'm getting concerned. I emailed the plans and he's probably thinking ............ she's going to change it again. Well I'm not. But I did come up with another idea. This is a photo from The Seraph of a corner pantry.
And this one is from Bridgewater Primitives.
I don't want either of these, but I came up with a plan for something similar.
Instead of squeezing into my little kitchen, I plan on using this corner and back of the kitchen wall, to have some open shelves and cupboards, storing potatoes, larger items, and whatever I want. I wanted to have my little beat up table under the window with an upholstered chair but it's awkward and I think a unit from the window wrapped to the door opening would be great storage. This wood floor will be removed and the new one installed throughout. It's ash and difficult to stain so we decided to just start over. The other end of this room was mom's TV room and it had carpeting so trying to match a new floor of a different wood would not work. I've decided to put everything I can in large plastic bins to make it easier to move from room to room and keep it protected from the dust. What a mess!! Many things were found in this upheaval that were missing, but not all of my tags supplies yet.
My husband will be coming home from fishing soon and we're having hot dogs, baked beans and cob corn. I try to watch fat intake so I got the "light" weiners. You know why they're light? Because half of them is missing! They're a little thicker than a pencil. With enough chili sauce, hopefully he won't notice.
Have a great day everyone - thanks for visiting.
p.s. Giveaway coming soon - I know why but I don't know what.