Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Guess who's coming to dinner?...

Some things are worth waiting for...like.
the perfect color of Pink paint...
the perfect CRYSTAL CHANDY...
your favorite painter...
the perfect time to pull off a transformation...
the time was definately right... changing a "Guest Room" into a "Dining Room" has been on the agenda for quite sometime...
Like most projects...there always seems to be some WAITING involved.
The center of attention has been on backorder for the last 6 weeks...the CHANDY!
Due to arrive around the 9th of January...
I'm thrilled with the results so far...the Chandy should be the icing on the cake.
Til then I'll keep tweeking the room and exercising my photo finger!

Happy New Year....
Kathy.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Joyeux Noel...



May you experience the joy...of the one who's birthday we celebrate...
Merry Christmas to all...and to all a Good Night.
Kathy...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I DO feel better NOAH...

Merry Christmas EVERYONE...are you tieing up all the loose ends? This morning in Church I recieved this sweet star from a friend...
she and her son Noah had made it complete with sparkles...


Sometimes LOVE...takes you by surprise...from the youngest of hearts...

A treasure...



to keep forever...



Thank You Noah...today you were my "Jesus with skin on".
this was JUST want I NEEDED.
xoxo~Kathy.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Some Days are the color of SORBET...

I believe Sorbet is FRENCH for Sherbet...maybe not...not sure.

either way...

Sorbet is definately colorful don't you think?

We do eat with our eyes....


My sweet friend Rhonda gifted me these colorful ornaments with..."Are these sparkely enough?"...my girl knows I LOVE the sparkely!...

Isn't he the cutest?...and the tree!!!


Love her colors and sparkle...


Sometimes things are just NOT as HAPPY in black and white...




Hope your day was as colorful as mine...




Thanks Lynn, Rhonda, Barb and Katrina...a fun Christmassy Day!

Girlfriends ARE a good thing...

xoxo~Kathy.



Monday, December 13, 2010

Finishing the Christmas Projects...

Found these tin..."thingies" at a resale shop.

instantly knew what I'd do with them.....
No surprise here...painted them white


and attached these crystal knobs I've been sitting on waiting for just the right thing to put them on.....(well...not sitting on LITERALLY!)...


Sanded them up a bit...."Shabbyfied"

First thing you see when you walk in the front door...


Not a bad outcome...worth the effort..



















Merry Christmas Projects...

Kathy.



Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baby, It's cold outside!!!!

Good Winter ,White, Morning!....







You know it's a little crazy out when even Church is cancelled...



It's a STAY IN...and get those Christmas projects done kinda day...
Think I'll work on the rest of these shabby hangers .
Saw these on a blog...sorry can't remember where... they are so easy.
Just rip strips of your fav. fabric...fray the edges and wrap around the hanger.
Use doubled edged tape to secure or sew the different fabrics together before hand.
Try and end up around the neck to tie a "Shabby bow".
So Easy and cute.
I'm in the process of painting my walk-in closet in the bedroom PINK ...wouldn't an entire closet of these hangers be ....I better get crackin!
Merry Christmas...Kathy.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Romantic Shabby Necklace...

Finally carved out enough time to create this soft...

romantic...

organdy necklace...
First saw these at Moniques...then viewed the tutorial ...@

http://www.lamarieeauxpiedsnus.com/ Click here.

I was inspired...you will be too!


The perfect gift for my daughters and sweet friends...


This is my first one...



I've purchased enough organdy in various colors to make MANY...




Such a rewarding project...hope your inspired .

Love bloggers!

Hugs, Kathy...




Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nothing says CHRISTMAS...Likes ART'S TAVERN!...

My Daughter and I went on a little photo shoot through Glen Arbor the other night....
Yes this is a lovely Gate all decked out for the Season ....
But our real purpose ....was to...capture....

ART'S TAVERN....in ALL of it's Christmas KITCHY Glory...

WOW!...

Complete with the Traditional Christmas PEACE SIGN?....



The folks at Art's really get into it!...
for an EXTRA treat....go inside and have a bite !...even more amazing!
Like my daughter says...
"Nothing say's Christmas Like Art's"!!!
Go ahead ...string those lights....more is IN...!
God Yule....Kathy!.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Capturing Christmas and a little FRENCH...

Have been enjoying getting to know my new Camera...Canon Powershot SX20 IS. It was a gift.
So far...I think we'll get along just fine.
Christmas ...My father used this photo to paint the origional...eons ago.
You may remember it hanging in my guest room.
I have always loved it...after my father passed my mom gave it to me.
Some things just speak to you...

My sisters and I lived on a canal when we were kids and spent many winter evenings ice skating with the neighbors...wonderful memories.


Christmas whiteness...

I've decided to attempt a Little French....just because I can...and finding it fascinating.
I took a year of it in High School...I wish I would have paid more attention.

I wonder how far Ooh-la-la will get me?
Have a sweet one,
xoxo~Kathy.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

EASY is Good....

This time of year we welcome EASY ...

Christmas projects.

A board painted white...

Background...scrapbooking paper of your choice...

Some stick on Merry Christmas Lettering...

A little glue and sparkle for snow...

EASY.
My friend Linda Willy made these ADORABLE pink wool mittens last year...

complete with hearts...

maybe NOT so EASY...

but worth it...


Snowflakes on the CHIPPY window in the living room...

EASY.







Felt Garland with Jingle Bells...

Last years project ...

EASY.





The inspiration in blogland for Christmas is remarkable...

What did we ever do before blogging?

Hugs, Kathy.



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Are you preparing?...

Christmas...coming so soon...

are you in high gear...getting ready?



I'm finding comfort in keeping my hands busy...creating...remembering...


Believing...in all things heavenly.



Wishing you all the very best pre- Holiday Joy possible..





Your loving visits have not gone unnoticed...Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

Life is different now...how could it not be.

Missing him is the hardest...He was everything and in everything of everyday.

We were blessed to have him for 40 years...

I'm convinced Eternity will prove to be the sweetest GIFT of all.

xoxo~Kathy.