Busy Times

Are you all feeling as frantic as I am? It's like racing to the finish line time.

I have a remodeling plan for the main floor of the house, so I put a bit of it in motion these past few days by painting the DR, the wall shelf, and the table. One wall was dark paneling, so I'm loving the big change. Had a yen to get a white tree and spent two hours fluffing up those branches and assembling it. Oops the light strands are green so that looks awful. I have a lead that Big Lots has white strand lights so it's off to there at 8am, then must work again today at the LQS. Rembrandt is climbing on the tree, knocking down the branches, so I cannot put decorations on the tree. There's a squirt gun at Big Lots with Rembrandt's name on it:

I got several dropcloths at Home Depot, which I noticed all the best Shabby Chic decorators are doing, and turned them into day bed covers, bolster covers, tablecloth, and temporary curtains (I have a more permanent plan for the sliding glass doors).

Next to an old Christmas card that I drew many years ago is the Primitive Gatherings Primitive Muslin FQ giveaway I won from Tara of Sew Unique Creations! Tara even threw in some heavenly reproduction FQs that go beautifully with the Primitive Muslins. The Muslins are pure heaven and I can't wait to make something with them. Thank you, Tara!!


MJinMichigan said...

The new paint and tree look lovely. Are you going to add an accent color? I have so much holiday prep to finish today I don't know how it's all going to get done! And yet I'm reading blogs. LOL Guess I bet get going. Happy Holidays!

Lori said...

What fun to chqange things up a bit around the house...but right before Christmas?! LOL
Merry Christmas!!

The Calico Cat said...

I love what you did with the drop cloths. (Rembrant's still acting like a cat I see.)

Libby said...

Lookin' good. Very clever use of drop cloths. Be careful, you could find yourself working for one of those television design shows - Sewprimitives Staging. Hmmmm, I might be on to something *s*

MARCIE said...

Great idea with the drop cloths. I am wondering how they might work in a booth? Your Christmas card is wonderful. And nice win! I gotta check out that primitive muslin. Are you gonna stain the canvas too or let nature take its course?