Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tea parties on the Deck...

...are the most fun when you have little girls in dresses, wearing Granny's high heels, and party hats, Our summer is going so fast, I cannot believe July is half gone already!!
We have cooked out, we have had kids on skates, bikes, boats, and parades, we have done all the beaches, and we have ***giggled.***


And in between all that, I even managed to put a few stitches in a quilt or two. This is one I putzed at for about a month, it started out to be just a project, I had scraps and have always wanted to do a Double Irish Chain, so I slooowwwlllyyy worked on this one.



We have had so much company this summer, that it took over a month to finish it, but I love it now that it is done. the scrappy look is so appealing to me.
And I wonder if finn recognises any of her scraps? She knows I love scraps!!!
And, how do you like my $1.00 headboard? When I bought it at a yard sale, it was broken, and some of the finials were missing, Mr. Wonderful about had a hissy fit!!!! This thing was UGLY!!! But I saw the potential, so I took two legs off a broken stool for the missing finials, cut some one by fours to replace the legs, and slapped some black paint on the whole mess. I love it, but Mr. Wonderful is mortified when I tell everybody that it only cost $1.00...I'm so proud of my thriftiness, and he is sooooo proud of my efforts, but God forbid that I tell anybody how cheap I am!! tee hee...so don't tell anybody, okay? It will be just our secret.
Hope all your finials are glued on tight!!!
lyn

9 comments:

Mimi said...

LOL...not cheap, thrifty!! Husbands are so funny sometimes.

Love your pictures and you are totally right, summer is going by waaaay too fast. I don't even want to think about it.

Glad you are having so much fun with the kids. It's what life's about.

Hugs

Amelia said...

Love the pictures...the girls are adorable...bet they make their Granny proud all the time.

The "Bed" shows how well you handle money...tell that man you have a talent for this and he should be happy about it.

Have a joyous day!

Amelia

Micki said...

I really enjoyed your pics, and summer is flying by!
Micki

Finn said...

Hey granny, what joy in those faces! I can't think of a better way to spend the summer. Routine will follow soon enough. The seasons keep rolling along.
The headboard is awesome. I'd have no trouble using that one at all! And the price was right!
Love the Double Irish! I'm guessing my contribution is among the lights, as I don't recognize the darker ones. *VBS* SO happy you can use what I send. Big hugs, good to see you here again, Finn

scrappy quilter said...

I love the thriftiness of the headboard and it's awesome. I love scrappy quilts and yours is so pretty.

em's scrapbag said...

You should be proud of your thrift and industry. It looks great!

QuiltedSimple said...

Thrifty is good! And I love your girls - they are so beautiful!
Kris

QuiltedSimple said...

Thrifty is good! And I love your girls - they are so beautiful!
Kris

Mrs Quilty said...

The girls are so cute! How clever of you to get that headboard and how wonderful that Mr. Wonderful fixed it up perfect for you! And I love that quilt...I have an Irish Chain to do, all cute out, but not started yet...an UFO, I think they call it! I see on your sidebar, the bookshelf and I have to say, I just started a Sandra Dallas book called, Prayers for Sale, and on Ch. 2 and loving it. Also, must say, Memory Keepers Daughter is a wonderful book! Enjoy!