November 22, 2016

Table Love

I can't believe that it's been three months since I last posted but life has been happening and, unfortunately, creativity hasn't been a part of it. I am happy to say, however, that is changing!

For the moment, I wanted to share some delightful creativity with you. A new Chick-fil-A opened around the corner about five minutes from our house. 

"Yay," I say!

Aside from the tasty menu, the coolest farmhouse-style table rests in the midst of this wildly popular establishment.

It's a creamy white mixed with brown.

The texture felt smooth yet gently wavy 
when I brushed my hand across the top.

I am in love with this 
wonderfully-crafted delight!
The brown section wrapped around the 
corner of the table (just below the top) 
ihammered metal, an embellishment 
that adds to the charm.

The tag below is on both ends of the table.

In case you can't read it, it says:

This table was built by artisans from A Better Way Ministries. The materials used were salvaged from unwanted and abandoned homes. The hands that built it belong to a person who also once felt unwanted and abandoned. Love, compassion and grace are powerful tools.

You can click the link below 
to visit the ministry's site:

A Better Way Ministries

May your Thanksgiving table be blessed with family, love, and lots of good eats!

August 24, 2016

Done in the Nick of Time!

I started this table runner way back in the olden days, like maybe April or May. For some reason, or maybe many reasons, I haven't had much ambition to do anything creative since then but I think the times--they are a changin'!  

I'm not sure it'll stay on this 
table but it works for this pic.

I love the happy colors!
 It's the Barber Pole Table Runner pattern
which is on Craftsy and made by 

I simplified it by making 
straight edges whereas the pattern had 
each section in alternating lengths.  

I'm so happy that I got this spring/summer 
table runner done just in time for fall!
Now I can start on a fall table runner and 
hope to be finished before spring shows up.

Nah, I think I'll skip the table runner thing,
 and finish up some other UFOs instead.
Decision made!

Until Next Time,
May Your Days Be Happy and Bright,

August 16, 2016

I Spy With My Little Brown Eye... Home Depot in Denton, Texas

Nothing like a little 

The three bumper stickers read:

Crazy Chicken Lady

I Heart Sewing

This Vehicle Stops At All Garage Sales

I'll bet this lady is a lot of fun!


May Your Day Be Blessed 
With Such Wild Creativity,

July 21, 2016

Talk About A Barn Quilt

Check out this wonderful barn quilt!
It's from the 
page on Facebook.
Cool stuff!
The quilt is painted on.
I love it!
Do you think that maybe 
quilting goes on inside the barn?

May Your Day Be Blessed With Creativity,

June 9, 2016

Line and Repitition

On a recent trip to Indiana,
line and repetition caught my eye.

Legends Restaurant

French Lick, Indiana

The Overlook Restaurant
(It overlooks the Ohio River)
Leavenworth, Indiana

Antique cars on a downtown 
street in French Lick

The historic West Baden Hotel Steps
West Baden Springs, Indiana

Entrance to the West Baden Hotel

A second-floor patio 
at the West Baden Hotel

I guess I'm drawn to line and repetition.
They were all really cool places!

Peace, Line & Repitition,


March 21, 2016

Easter Cross

When my Mom passed away in July, my sister Sue bought this cross. I want to call it a wreath but I guess technically it's not since it's not a circle. Anyway, Sue told me that after the funeral, she wanted me to have it. Thanks Sue!

I made it into this Easter cross for the front door. You can't tell but there's a tad bit of red on some of the edges of the word Jesus 
which, of course, represents His shed blood.

Maybe it needs more on it.
Maybe not.
But this is the "wreath" for 
now because it's on the door.
I see that I need to fix the right side of it.

Nevertheless, I wish you all a very Happy Easter!

February 8, 2016

Pillow Power

My dear friend, Faye, just had a birthday. A few weeks ago, she mentioned that she wanted to add a yellow pillow and some yellow and white daisies to her living room.

With that in mind, 
I made this pillow for her.
She loved it!
Mission accomplished.

I had a little leftover fabric and a 
travel pillow that needed a new 
pillowcase so I made one. 
Ms. Travel Pillow will be right at 
home in Wander Woman (our RV).

May your day be Blessed with Creativity
and more!