Tuesday 19 January 2010

Here I go again!! Plus makeover time!


Thought I would take some time out from housework to do a quick post. Guess what?

I got my letter yesterday and I'm going for my gallbladder surgery tomorrow, if all goes to plan!!
There is still the risk of it being cancelled again but, they sure don't give much notice! So you have guessed-the marathon of leaving everything ready has begun:)

In the midst of it all, my 13yr old daughter is in the middle of exams and I don't know about you, but I seem to get the job of asking loads of questions, which is very time consuming but seems to be very necessary!!

Talking about school; our almost 3yr old had her little open morning for nursery on saturday, so a few days before, I started to prepare her a little (she seemed a bit negative about it)- so the morning before I asked her was she and I going to school, to which she replied, "no mummy, I'm feeling a wee bit sick today"-what about that for a rascal!! We all couldn't stop laughing.
Anyhow, she enjoyed it when I got her there:)

Now to get on to crafting-I have a couple of antique chairs that I wanted to do something with. Now don't get excited, I wasn't brave enough to do a paint makeover (to be honest, I didn't know what to do paintwise-any ideas?) but my mum came for a visit and we did a little bit of upholstering-this is the before-

This is the after-what do you think?

I would like a little prairie doll sometime to sit on it, but my little bear will do meantime-not particularly prim, but hey, I still like this look and isn't that what it's all about?

This is just to show you when you come in the front door. Until last night, there was a big sideboard sitting here and I felt it blocked the entry too much, so hubby was called upon once again!! I thought the chair suited the little Americana shelf above.
The next couple of pics, you are going to ask, what season are we in anyway! But I just wanted to show you a couple of completed stitcheries before I put them away. The fall one- I had seen the verse and was afraid of forgetting it, so it got stitched up sat evening!

Well, thats all from me-the potatoes need peeled, but before I go, if anyone is into redwork-(if not they could be done in wool applique), but Paula over at "Quilt happy, quilt often" (sorry, but I don't know how to make blogs live) has some free BOM stitcheries. Running from June to June is, free seasons sew-along and just started is; Love is, free redwork BOM. I thought as I recover, they might be a nice little project, with a little primification added in!!
Until next time, keep safe,
Shazy x


  1. Sure hope you feel better soon and the surgery goes well.

    Love what you did with the chair!

  2. I like that chair & the bear, too! I have
    a big collection of Boyd's and I post
    "Meet a Bear Monday" every Monday, now
    so come by if you would like to take
    a look...Hope all goes well with your

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  3. My thoughts and prayers go with you, Sharon, and for your wee (& not so wee) ones.
    You know I love the fabric on your chair - it looks great.
    Take care and I'll be in touch soon.

  4. Loving that chair!! You did a wonderful job! I'm going to be turning my living room into primitive patiotic this year... it would look great in there! =] Your front door display is very nice, very warm and inviting! I would feel welcomed right away if I walked in your door.

    Cute stitcheries.. Love the fall one and its verse!

    Praying for you as you prepare for surgery. Hope all goes well and a speedy recovery.

    Have a delightful day~

  5. Great projects!! I love the wynter stitchery.
    How sweet your little daughter is about notwanting to go to preschool. My daughter was always hesitant too, until she turned 4. Then she loved it.
    I hope your surgery goes well and recovery goes quickly for you.
    Hugs~ Birgit

  6. Your chair looks wonderful & it looks great sitting in your front entry!
    I hope everything goes well with your surgery!

  7. Hello, I have just found your blog. I love Prim things but find hem hard to find over in England. Perhaps it is time I made some myself. We shall see.

    Hope everything is going well for you.

    Sarah x

  8. Your chair looks much happier now. I hope your surgery is behind you now and you are on the mend. I'm delighted to have found your blog!

  9. I think your bear looks very good there x x x

  10. I just love your blog Iam a new follower and just started awhile back decorating with prims but I really have found great insperation on here.