I've been working on our porch...cleaning, sewing, rearranging, planting....
A little painting....and this is what I am finally pleased with!
Each year I always try to make it cozy and welcoming...well this year was a little special. This is my first summer where I am back to normal, or better yet, way past better than normal! Last summer was a little tough, I didn't quite have all of my strength back to lift, move, paint or plant like I have this year. I am so very thankful that God has blessed me with my health!
Facebook Yardsale has been really good to me lately. I had purchased a few Shabby Chic items and got this beautiful quilt...it was a twin and needed a little TLC. I had it laying on our sofa until I finally made the decision to make that first cut....I am so glad I did because it is exactly what I needed for making the slipcovers for all of the furniture and pillows.
I also made cord cozies for the swing chains...so much prettier don't you think?
We love this swing....there is always a nice breeze blowing and this is such a nice spot to just relax.
The scenery is so pretty...
I had made the black and white ticking cushions yesterday and was getting frustrated...it just wasn't what I had wanted.
My youngest daughter gave me the idea for cutting up the quilt after making the cord cozy...she said it looks like roses and that I needed more pink. If it were up to her, she'd have me get the pink paint and paint everything. Thank you Hannah for the vote of more PINK!
I found these hanging bags of impatiens at our local Farmers Market and knew I had to have them!
They were perfect for hanging in between the windows.
I am just so pleased with how the porch turned out this year! I usually add a rug but Gabe is loving the porch too and I really don't feel like sweeping dog hair up all SUMMER long....so no rug.
So there ya have it...a nice little spot for relaxing and enjoying SUMMER!