Saturday, July 28, 2012

Think Christmas Blog Hop starts Monday!!

Hi everyone!

I've been busy renovating....and have not done a lot of sewing lately.

I'm working this weekend.
Last night I was sick with food poisoning.
I had to stay home from work for the first four hours of my shift this morning because I wasn't well enough.
I still worked the last eight hours of my shift, but it was a struggle.
I work 12 hours shifts.

I'm hanging in there though.

Tonight, I'm just relaxing and spending time with my girl.
Here's a pic we edited together using picmonkey.

Doesn't she look adorable?
I love this program.

I'm participating in the Think Christmas Blog Hop!!
It starts on Monday.
Lesley from The Cuddle Quilter is our Blog Hop Mom!!

You don't want to miss it!!

July 30

See you all there!!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My vintage Singer...

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all well.

I didn't show you one of the bargains I got on the weekend at the garage sales.
I went to this one house that was having an estate sale.
All the contents of the house were for sale.
I walk into the garage and the first thing I see is a wooden sewing machine case.
I just had to look.
It was a beautiful black vintage singer.
I immediately plugged her in and she worked.
The price was $10.
I decide to go through the house to see what else was available.
Nothing interested me.
But, I had to buy this machine...and for that price, it was a great deal.

She came home with me, and weighed  a ton.
I just got a chance to test her out this afternoon.

I looked up the serial number and she was made in 1950.
I had to look up how to thread her.
Then, I was having bobbin tension issues.
But, it only took about 20 minutes and she was running smoothly.
I made a few blocks with her the afternoon.
I'm in love with her!!

She is a beaut.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

What have I been up to....

Well, I took a blog holiday.
I had too many other things on the go,
and I didn't have any sewing to share.

We are in the process of renovating.
We have a pretty tight budget, and have been doing things as we could afford it.
But the last two weeks we did a lot of work.
Walls went up, wall paper came down, furniture was moved from one room to the next,
or stored in the garage.
We still have a ton of work to do.
But, we are getting there.

Yesterday, I went to yard sales around town.
There were probably 100 yard sales just in the west end of Kingston.
I was on the hunt for good deals, as in....very cheap!!
As the yard sales were nearing closing.. I happened upon this one with 2 dressers.
My daughter really needed a new dresser.
They wanted $30 dollars for a long dresser with a mirror and a tall dresser that matched.
They were in okay condition, the drawers all worked and were solid.
The dressers were made of a melamine and veneer, and the long dresser had a lot of damage on the top.
They were packing up there stuff so my husband decided to offer them $20.
And they took it!! Yeah!!

We loaded them into the truck, and brought them home.
I found one paint brush, primer, white paint and a clear sealer.
Yeah! I didn't have to buy anything to fix it.

My husband was unsure of me painting it.
I just ignored him, cleaned the long dresser up and got to work.

Today, I'm all done with the transformation.
Here's her Shabby Chic dresser.

This isn't the best photo.
I forgot to take a picture of it before I brought it in.
Once we move her room to a bigger bedroom, I'll take another photo.
(Hopefully, that will happen soon)

Here's a closer look.

I forgot to take a before photo of the dresser, but I'll show you the tall dresser to give you an idea of what it looked like before I painted it.

I decide to go the Shabby Chic direction since there were so many nicks and pieces of melamine broken on the long dresser. 
The white matches her bed frame, and once she moves to the bigger bedroom,
the walls will be painted a darker colour.
(hot pink and dark grey)
So these will stand out nicely painted white.

Well, I'll try to do better with blogging.
I hope you are all well.