Friday, December 5, 2008

IT's Friday

I can't believe how fast this week has flown. I took several vacation days this week and I still feel like I got nothing done. I got my small kitchen tree done. I was so excited about this tree because I tried painting this tree and it could have gone either way. It was an older Martha Stewart feather tree and was all white. Way too contemporary for me. So I tried my new best friend Camoflague spray paint. Well you be the judge. I think it turned out great.
It has all my childs cookie cutters and utensils on it. I love it. The camo paint is great because it has no sheen to it at all and it is an dark olivey green color. I'm using it on several things now. It is the perfect prim color.

This is a picture of the 6 brothers from one of there first years 1989. My hubby is the youngest. He's in the front on the far right. 16 years old he was. Wayyyy before me. They are all really good guys. I'm not sure they'll be crazy about being on my blog but what they don't know won't hurt them.

This is progress on the train board. The mountains are painted and the track layout is complete. Some of the buildings are appearing. He's working on the lakes now.

I finished several candle matts and coffee stained them last night. Tori says they look like tortilla shells. They were sitting on the pan upside down and they really did look like them. Of course this led to my DH telling her a story about a 3 stooges episode where they cooked an oven mitt. It was hilarious. Tori just rolls her 13 year old eyes at Carl's laughing so hard cause he's remembering the episode. It was a great exchange between them.

These are now in the done box and ready to be wrapped. The patterns are from Rhonda at Primitive Stitches. She has a other candle matt designs as well. It was my first time coffee staing and I'm not sure if I like how I did them. It may need some perfecting on the next things. These are stitched on old onsaburg feedsacks I have in my stash. This has really been a cost savings for me. The cotton batting inside these is left over from other projects. And, I had the floss already. So the cost for these 3 gifts $0 dollars. The feeling of knowing that they are for special people in my life.... Priceless.

Stay Warm.


Kath said...

Oh my goodness-that train board is so's looking GREAT!
I love how your tree turned out, and how ya decorated it too....and ya did a wonderful job on your candle mats!!

Have a great day, Rhonda...and a wonderful weekend!


Jenn said...

Hey Girlie....

Thanks for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment! I seriously dont know how you did it for 17yrs and I give you ALL the credit in the world! I know what I saw and heard from my time in there and it wasnt good!!

Your train board is SO AWESOME! I remember doing this with my dad as a kid, we'de start before Thanksgiving and finish right before Christmas. Hed put so much time and money into it. The older we got the less we wanted to do it so he ended up getting rid of everything. Wish I woulda taken more interst now:)

Your feather tree looks great and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your candle mats:)

bluejeanprimitives said...

omg that train board is fantastic! I have to go back and look at the pictures again..... nice nice nice!

Jean :)

Linda said...

The candle mats are great!! What fun with the train!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love those candle mats, I've always wanted to make them but never seem to find the time...maybe after Christmas.
Love the train board too.

Elm Hollow Primitives said...

Good Morning-Found your blog the other day and didn't have time to write. I think your hubby sounds like a special guy, not to many have the patience to put into something that is fun. Your daughter will always remember that time together. As children we to had a Pap that put a train set up. Still to this day can remember Christmas Eve going to their house and spending hours around the platform. Treasure your holidays.
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