Monday, January 25, 2010


Hello there Friends;  hope you all had a great weekend. It is very windy here,,,, very windy…  I am not use but I thought I saw Dorothy and Toto fly by…. I gave them a wave… she was to busy to visit…. maybe next time….

Well I was doing some work over the weekend in my sewing room,,,,,,, oh i love that word,,,,,, my room… sigh………..   any way I can see my floor now,,,,, yeah… I love this room there is so much of it.. I took a few photos to show you the little that I did do….   OK remember I said, I did a little to it……

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No this is not the after photo,,,,,,  this is the before,, remember this one,,,, it is like a craft store blew up…. lol

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Ok so you really can’t see the floor but trust me it is clear…. I had these curtains for years so I used them in my room. In the window on the left it has a lace valance on the bottom half,, I still have to put up the other one… I love these curtains, but they are too short, I will look for longer ones later….. but for now they work great….

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My desk and creative area,, like sewing, painting, scrap booking,,,cutting out my patterns…. I still need to get a office chair….

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Love my walk in closet,,,,,, I am going to find some great storage things to make it more organized… I bought a over the door shoe bag for my paints brushes and things… it works great….

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This is on a wall in the kitchen,,,, the iron shelf I found a GW  and it is really heavy…  I put my Rooster small lamp tray that Vanessa sent me in a swap… my sweet little Fairy watches over it all…. oh am my Angle found her at the GW too….  I really need to make a trip back again…

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I hung this print over by the fridge.. I really love this one,,, it reminds me of Italy…. I bought this at Hancock's  Fabrics back home….. it is a good size…

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My little area for my all my Favorite Teas…  I have just a few more to show you,, so hang in there I am almost done….

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This is our bedroom… love how big it is,, the door to the right is the master bath…. We did not put up the bed frame yet we are in bad need of a new mattress and box springs,,, and I want to paint in here first, and don’t want to have to move all that stuff….

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This is going to be a cozy setting area for reading, sewing, knitting,, or my laptop… what ever… I need curtains too….

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The other side of the bedroom,, the huge walk in closet is to the left… oh and don’t worry,,, the TV and wires will be finding a new home to hide in….. (sorry honey)  hehe

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This is Hubby’s Great Grandmas painting,,, the frame was made years ago by hubs  Dad… it is a large painting,, and in the dinning room there is a wonderful spot for it and my vintage fire place mantle.. it will look so great along that wall…. can’t wait to bring it out here…..  Well that is all for now,,, I want to go and look for some paint color for the bed room so I can start painting it….. I am so excited that they will let me paint the walls here….  I am leaving the living room and dinning room the color it is now, a light creamy beige… with white trim, just like the kitchen… since it is all open and so many walls,, that it would be too much for me to do right now… So I am happy just to be able to paint the two bed rooms and bath rooms….      Well I want to thank you all for taking the time to stop by and read my little blog,,, and for you sweet comments…. I hate to say it,,, but tomorrow is myyyyyyyyyyy,,,, errrr  52nd birthday……. ewwww  there I said it…. Hubby is taking me out to dinner tomorrow night,, so that will be fun….. I will let you know where we went and what I ate…. lol    So until next time; God Bless;




Mildred said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow!!! I turned (mumble) 52 in August!!!
It is so much fun to see your progress in your new home. You are going to love your craft room and your sitting area both. Can't wait to see the colors you choose to paint. I love your tea collection! Enjoy your special day very much!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Birthday to you my great that you can paint most places won't let you do that...I know I won't let my renter paint it at all...I did allow one to paint and he painted it purple and orange so no more ha ha!! Hope you have a great dinner girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

Hi Alaura! A little bird told me it was almost your birthday! Happy Birthday!!!
I love your new home. You're getting it together. You have such pretty things and your artwork is so nice.
Enjoy all your decorating.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Llyn M said...

Oh, the curtains in your craft room are faboo!!! If you ever decide to get rid of them...well, er, call me! LOL! Your bedroom is very sweet also. Looks so comfy cozy!

Connie said...

What you've done so far, chickee, is great! I like it. Just keep going until you get it done enough to craft.

Liberty Biberty said...

Happy Birthday Alaura!
How wonderful to have that craft room! Couldn't you just add a piece of contrasting fabric to the bottom of those pretty curtains to make them longer?

Mimi said...

Another January Birthday girl!!!! I just turned 52!!!!!
a new you at 52!!!!!
The place is really turning out cute!!! Your sweet home sweet home!!!!!

kathy said...

Alaura , so glad you are settling in - Did not know if you were up and running -- Everythign looks wonderful - Kathy - ga ♥

Mimi said...

HI Alaura!!!
I just wanted to let you know, I only have 1 grand baby so far!!!!
The rest of the kiddos were my nieces Older Boy and little girl and my daughter's best friend since middle school, the older girl and little boy!!!!
But I cannot wait til I ahve that many grand kids!!!! My middle daughter and son seem to be in NO hurry giving me What I want!!!!!
Which would be about 5 more grand babies!!!!!
Have a great day, don't work to hard!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Alaura!! Oh, Dear One!! The quilt came and it's so beautiful!! I love it. I took it over to my mothers and she had a fit over it!! And she called her neighbor over to see it and they were just foaming! It is just the sweetest thing. I can't believe all of the work you did on this for us and I'm so grateful, so thankful!! God bless you so much!! Thank you again so much for this and I know my daughter is going to be just thrilled!! Words can't express my gratitude to you! You're wonderful, Alaura!! I am going to post this on my blog.
Love you to death,
Shelia ;)

Julie Harward said...


Helen said...

The thought, care, love and talent that went into the beautiful quilt you made for Shelia's grandbaby is beyond anything I have seen.

You are a special woman who deserves the very best birthday EVER!

Mildred said...

Hi Alaura, The precious quilt you made for Shelia's grandbaby is priceless. What love you put into making it. You are very talented and have a big heart. May God bless you.

Darlene said...

Hi Alaura,

Hope you had a very Happy Birthday!! How fabulous to have your own crafting room. I really think I would craft a lot more if I had a dedicated room to work in.

I wanted to tell you the quilt you made for Shelia's daughters' baby is GORGEOUS!! You did a beautiful job on it and I know they are going to think of all the love you put into it every time they use it. You are such a sweetheart to make that for them. Hope you are enjoying your Wednesday.♥

Lindsay-ann said...

Hello, I came over from Sheila's blog to compliment you on the beautiful quilt you made for her new arrival. It truly is exquisite. I have enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog today. Your craft room looks great. I hope you are settling into your new home. Happy Birthday for tomorrow. Hope you have a great day.
Best Wishes

Vicki said...

Hello, sweet Alaura, and Happy Birthday!! You and I are almost birthday twins, mine is the 28th! I am glad you are getting your work space set up, how wonderful to have your very own room for crafting! I am in love with your bedroom. It is just the style I love. I also like the curtains with the lace valance, very pretty!! I hope you are having a lovely week! Vicki

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Alaura!!

Great new home you are putting together. I look forward to seeing more of your great creativity as you progress!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Vintage Rose Collection said...

You are really doing a wonderful job transforming your home, keep it up the fabulous work!
Jo-Anne Coletti

stefanie said...

everything is coming along beautifully!!!

MARIA said...

Shelia is right - You are as pretty inside as you are outside!

Happy Birthday in advance!

from Poland

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Birthday Alaura! Hope your day was special.
I just came from Sheila's blog and I wanted to congratulate you on such a lovely piece of work that quilt is! It really is darling and she is thrilled to receive it. It is going to make one little grandbaby very happy!
Have fun in your new home and have a wonderful day.


SmilingSally said...

That closet is absolutely delicious!

Karen said...

Oh very fun! A lot of work - but the rewards - just wonderful! And Happy Birthday. I am here from Shelia's and have enjoyed my visit!
have a great day!
Some days are diamonds

Melissa Miller said...

Alaura the room is so pretty and very feminine. I love it!

~*~Happy Birthday!~*~ I hope your special day was blessed.

~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

The quilt you made for Shelia's grandchild is just gorgeous!