Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's the Smallest of Things

Hi everyone.....hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  Things have been a bit hectic around here lately.  I haven't been able to work on the things I need to because of them being so big.  But I have managed to paint a few things that didn't require more than an hour.  I have to stay creative or I feel I will go mad....

Here's a scrolly piece that I found and fell in love with then of course painted it white.  It took me a few days to find the right spot for it though.

It is heavy!  I found the right spot in the stairwell above all of my mirrors.  

I had originally wanted to put it under this piece that I found and painted but it was too wide.

I love how it looks like a gate...and it's perfect for brightening up this dark spot.

I think it can be a space that is often forgotten about.  But this leads to our master so I want it to be pretty to.  

I took down a window I had up along with this sign.  It was one of the last few pieces from my primitive days.

I had plans for the sign...

I used some more of the rubber rug I had left, glued the pieces on and painted.  Now I have it hung above one of our doors.

I want to spiff up this entry it's still a work in progress.  I'll think of has to be hubby proof, lol.

I would love to ask for more prayers.  My Aunt Judy was transported to a nursing home today and then I got a call from my Mom and she told me that her husband Carl had fallen and broke his thigh.
Surgery is definite and then recovery will require some therapy.  

Mom is tired, I'm tired along with my husband and girls, Aunt Judy and her daughter are tired, my Uncle....we all have been hit hard and it just will not seem to stop.  So please, prayers for my whole family for strength, peace and to be able to rest well so we can do what we all need to do.  And most of all HEALING....the LORD knows we all need it.  Love you guys and thanks for everything!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

God is so GOOD

Hi all, hope your weekend has been good to you.  I thought I'd share a little of my past week.  First, a sweet blog friend had me over for a visit.  I hope you'll go for a visit at her place, Pamela's home is gorgeous and she is one talented lady!

From My Front Porch To Yours 

I started new meds for my fast heart rate and am feeling much better.  I was getting a little antsy so one night I sat in a chair and started painting this black armoire.  The more I painted, the more I wanted to continue!

I suspect the last person that painted it had used spray paint in an enamel.  There were runs everywhere on the door.  I tried sanding, but it wasn't making a bit of difference. 

So instead of trying to hide them, I distressed to make them stand out even more once painted.

I like how it turned out.  Definitely gave some character.

I took apart the glass knob and painted the metal part white.  I love how it really lightened up the knob!

Slightly distressing the whole piece, it just made my heart happy to see all of the imperfections coming through.

It turned our perfectly...but sadly my oldest daughter didn't want it and I had no room for it anywhere.  It was a hard decision to give her up, but at least a dear sweet friend has her now so I can at least visit!

Then I turned my attention to our oldest daughter's car and the headlights.  They were so cloudy and dim at night.   I had heard about the headlight restorer kits on tv, so I visited our local auto store and bought some.  The brand I bought was Meguiar's Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit for around $25.
Just look at the difference!

Like new again!
So much cheaper than buying new headlights....

So as the week went on, I kept feeling better each day.  So yesterday (Saturday) we all spent the day together and went to the movies, dinner and then to visit Aunt Judy at the hospital.  The sunset was so beautiful and the moon was HUGE as we drove home.  Such a perfect day!  One of the funniest highlights was how the hubby's beard was curling....he crazy!

I have to add,  for those that may be on a low sodium diet as I am, it is hard to find places to eat out at that actually have low sodium dishes.  We decided to eat at Bob Evans thinking I would yet once again have to order another salad....but to my surprise, I discovered the salmon dinner ( plain baked potato, a huge plank of pink salmon and broccoli) was low in sodium.  With a little sour cream and shredded cheese, it was the best dinner!  I am thrilled to finally be able to eat out now without having to eat rabbit food, lol!  And, the best part was with it being so low (under 200 mg of sodium), I was able to order dessert!

So thanks all for the continued prayers...they have worked wonders for all of us.  God has been so very good!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Just a Sewing

First, I want to give some news that I finally have a diagnosis....Tachycardia.  Here is the definition if some of you do not know what it means.

Tachycardia is a faster than normal heart rate
 at rest. A healthy adult heart normally beats 
60 to 100 times a minute when a person is at 
rest. If you have tachycardia (tak-ih-KAHR-
dee-uh), the heart rate in the upper chambers 
or lower chambers of the heart, or both, is 
Heart rate is controlled by electrical signals 
sent across heart tissues. Tachycardia occurs 
when an abnormality in the heart produces 
rapid electrical signals.

In some cases, tachycardia may cause no 
symptoms or complications. However, 
tachycardia can seriously disrupt normal heart 
function, increase the risk of stroke, or cause
 sudden cardiac arrest or death.

Treatments may help control a rapid heartbeat
 or manage diseases contributing to 

I am thrilled to now know, but now am in the 
process of trying to find out what kind.
New meds and lots of praying....I just hope the 
medicine works!

Aunt Judy is still doing good, so please keep
 praying for the both of us.

Now on to what I did yesterday and today.  You 
all know that I love to sew, right?  
It is my therapy....

Our other chair needed some work so I switched
 it out for this one.  The other slipcover was too big.
 I had bought a sheet set that I was 
hoping would go well with all of the British Rose.
I think it was perfect, so I made a new slipcover 
for the smaller chair.

Of course I had to make a new slipcover for the
 lampshade too...

Then I thought I needed a different curtain.  So I 
went through my linen closet for some spare white 
sheets and made this beauty.

It gives a little more white which goes better with 
the new slipcover for the chair.

I've added a few little things to this space like the
 scallop trim at the top of the tall white cabinet and
 the applique.

I love it's quiet and peaceful.  Great for 
those nights you can't sleep and get on Pinterest for 
new ideas.

Plenty of lightning now that we've gotten rid of all 
of the fluorescent lighting.

Well, that's it for now.  I hope you all are enjoying 
your week before the 4th and that you have a
 blessed holiday!