Monday, October 18, 2010

Can't Keep A Crafty Girl Down

Here it is my friends...I am coming back. This is not a big project but it feels huge to me. I have been sitting for over 2 months letting my feet heal from surgery. I have been itching to do some kind of crafting or refabbing I needed something I could sit and do with my feet propped up because they are still swelling. I was at the local salvage merchandise store the other day on my way back from my post op. visit and found these wooden fence newels and caps for cheap.
Yep...that is $1.95 for the newls and .95 for the caps.
Time to screw the newels to the caps and smear some joint compound all over. I couldn't find my latex gloves so I was using a trash bag over my hand and it gave it a good texture.

The screw in the round one would not go all the way without coming out the bottom so after it dried I screwed it up into the newel.
I primed, then painted them with satin white Krylon spray paint.

Next up is  a few coats of Minwax till I got it the way I wanted it.

They remind me of something I saw in a Ballard's catalog. The only thing I wish I had done different is use flat paint. The only time it looks shiny is in bright light. Isn't it funny how just the simplest thing can make you so happy.

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I don't have time to edit my photos at the moment, but I actually got to do a project today. This is my first project since I had foot surgery on both feet. If they were healed I would be jumping up and down!!!! I will try to post tonight when we get back from eating with friends or in the a.m.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here Is A Deal For My Sewing Ladies

Came across a good deal on four Husqvarna Viking 7-Hole Cord Presser Feet.

Works for following Viking Machines ~ (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
 I am going to keep one and list the others on eBay if anyone is interested you can check out the listing here.
 I can't wait to create something with some of the decorative stitching I can do with this foot. I think it would make for an interesting stitch for some quilt blocks.......

Monday, October 11, 2010

Where Did You Get That The Man Asked???

I was having a new mattress delivered this weekend from a local furniture store. The owner was part of the delivery team and he walks into the bedroom and sees this table and askes me where I got it......
I causally tell him that I got it at a yard sale and that it had a rustic southwestern look to it before I refinished it....

To my surprise, he says that it looks just like a Henredon piece that he has sold he may have been yanking my chain but the room got a little brighter cause I just lit up. I strutted my tail feathers all day!

Just one more thing to make me itch to get back into the swing of things!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Need Heed Help On How To Respond To Comment In Thread.

I have noticed that some bloggers respond to comment right below the actual comment. Does anybody know how to do it and if so can you explain it to me?


Where Have I been...Thanks for asking!

I have had a few of my bloggy friends ask where I have been lately. That really touched me!! If you are like me I follow so many blogs that sometimes I don't realize if someone has disappeared for a while. I should pay more attention. Well I will tell you guys why I have been MIA. I have had back to back foot surgeries. I had my right foot done about two months ago and my left done almost 2 weeks ago.

Right foot: bunion fixed, second metatarsal shortened, two hammer toes and a tailors' bunion fixed......all five toes! I sent my brother that lives out of town a picture and he started calling me Franken Foot.

Left foot: Bunion fixed, one hammer toe and a tailors' bunion fixed.

I thought about posting pictures but that just might make some of you sick. Having said all of this....I have been sittin in the recliner a LOT with my feet up. They swell a lot when I get up too much.

I pulled my blog up to show to my brother who just moved in with us. I just thought I missed it until I started showing him my before and afters.......I miss it TERRIBLE!!!!!!!! I even tried to get my hubby to go in the basement and sand something up while I watch. He of course didn't jump. Oh well.....I will continue to live vicariously through you guys! You never know what your blog means to people, so  bring it on girls! Following all of my favorite blogs has been my main source of entertainment. So bless you all!!!