Monday, May 18, 2009

Slowly Progressing in the Kitchen

What a slow process this has been. It seems like I have been working on my kitchen table and chairs forever. I'm back to working 40 hours a week again so time is limited. I guess that's a good thing and I should be lucky to have a full-time job, however I miss having that one extra day off per week to hit the thrift stores and work on my crafts. I have the table and one chair completely finished. I love the way the chair turned out. It has such a clean sppearance with the black and white check upholstery fabric contrasting against the black wood. I have three other chairs painted. I just need to finish covering the old seats and then I will have four completed chairs to put under the table. I took this photo to show the original chairs - white oak with hunter green seats. They definitely needed to be updated. Hopefully by next weekend I will have the last two chairs painted and then I'll have time to concentrate on a new project.



Speaking of projects, I started embroidering Gail Pan's Christmas Wish BOM. The blocks work up quickly. Maybe I'll make more than one set of the blocks and turn them into Christmas gifts.



Another project that I want to start is a quilted wallhanging in a primitive/country design to hang in my great room. It can't be anything too large, but needs to fit the quilt rack shelf that I found at Goodwill - (another project I'll need to paint). I have cathedral ceiling that comes to a peak above my antique sideboard which should allow me plenty of room to hang it, but I'm hoping it doesn't look strange having a shelf too high on the wall. I ordered this primitive quilt pattern book from Amazon. It's called Garden Club Quilts. I saw many patterns that I would like to incorporate into my project. Hopefully Mr. Mailman will deliver it by this weekend.

4 comments:

Downriver Primitives said...

Mom, your table and chairs are coming along nicely.

I also love the quilting book you found. I can't wait to see the final result of your wallhanging.

~Laurie

Rustic Country Handcrafts said...

Your table looks great. Good job. The black must look really good in your kitchen.

I love the looks of that book. I think I'll have to check it out. What year was it published?

Deb

Patti said...

The Garden Club Quilts book was published in 2002.

primsbynancy said...

HI PATTI, RAN ACROSS YOUR BLOG AND JUST WANTED TO WISH YOU LUCK, IT`S A BEAUTIFUL PATTERN, I AM ALSO A QUILT MAKER AND I KNOW HOW LOVELY THEY ARE WHEN THERE DONE, PLEASE POST A PICTURE OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT. NANCY