Happy Monday! What a beautiful weekend we had here with temps in the upper 60's and mild nights...perfect weather! I could have spent all weekend outside but I didn't. I finally tackled some sewing projects and got one Christmas gift completed.
I stopped by my new little quilt shop in town to get some backing fabric and Suzanne, the owner, asked me if I would sew a stocking to donate to a local nursing home, where there are so many people sitting alone with no family visitors. This is the time of year we should all be giving back in some way - whether to humans or animals - and I told her I'd be happy to. So along with completing a gift to give a family member, I also sewed together a stocking that was pre printed. All I had to do was cut, sew and quilt. I'll post pictures of it later as I still need to add a few things to it. I'll take it back to Suzanne this Saturday and she will deliver all the stockings.
While I was at my sewing machine, I had a little visitor trying to climb into my lap....Miss Pumpkin.
Now to jump subjects. I've been using hand-me-down burgundy drapes in my kitchen since I moved here 12 years ago. They were faded and somebody told me that I would pay extra to get that look from the Pottery Barn, so it never really bothered me. And they looked really good in the kitchen when it was yellow. But last year I painted my walls a nice beige and changed the color scheme in that room completely. My granddaughter, Alissa, asked me last winter if I was going to get new curtains. It just hadn't occurred to me that the burgundy drapes really looked odd there now so this year I started looking around. To make a long story short, I hit the jackpot at JC Penney's. These were $40 per panel and I got them both for a total of $36. They are lined and will help block some of the cold from the sliding glass doors. And you know I love leaves, so these are perfect.
Here it is after some black spray paint. I stuck a couple of pinecones in it but will make it prettier by adding some pine in it soon.
Well I have more work to do on Christmas gifts and this stupid computer takes forever to upload pictures, so that's it for tonight. I hope you have a great week. I still have to get my little Christmas tree and finish putting out a few decorations. I seem to do less and less every year. It's so much work to clean up the mess afterwards!