Although I do not care for the paint job in our new house, the wood work is absolutely lovely. Unfortunately, it is not really noticeable at this point, because the wood kind of fades into the colored walls. Although I didn't get much of the slider (sliding glass door) in the picture below, if you look carefully, you'll see that the door is framed by wood.
|Dining area BEFORE|
|Dining area AFTER|
My mom is starting a new quilt. She is making it for her cousin who was so helpful in regard to our move. Naturally, the quilt inspector could not let her sally forth alone.
|Let me make sure you're doing it right.|
|This fabric is delightfully relaxing.|
It's Curtains For Me:
The previous tenants liked dark colors--dark paint and dark curtains. I'll admit that I don't see the appeal, but perhaps the colors felt cozy to them?
These curtains were in my bedroom. My bedroom is in the basement. While the window lets in a lot of a light for a basement window, it's not exactly glaring. Yet these curtains could block out the searing desert sun at high noon. When I wake up in the morning, I have to look at the clock to ascertain if it's daylight yet, that's how dark these curtains make the room. The only good thing about them is that they make the tan paint look light.
A quick little sewing project and I had new curtains. You can't imagine how wonderful it was when I woke up this morning to find daylight coming in through these light-colored lovelies. You can also see that the tan paint isn't as light as it looks, however, it is one of the lightest colors in the house.
I intend to make some beaded tie backs for the curtains like Mrs. P at Quilting in My Pyjamas made for hers. I got permission from Mrs. P. to use one of her pictures of the lovely beaded tie-backs she made, but Blogger will not let me load it. Not sure what's up with that. Maybe Mrs. P.'s blog is snubbing mine? Trying to keep this bit of loveliness all to itself? So I encourage you to click on the link for a bit of eye-candy.