Wednesday, March 30, 2016


I have to move right along...
This project is using up my entire farm table, 
a place where we eat all our meals.
Get the picture???
 Next picture shows final stage before 
the Pineapple and vines are added.
All sides have been turned under 1/2" for hemming.
Now I just have to wait to get the stencil for this almost last phase.
So far, I am loving it... Just hope I do not mess it up.
It looks very orange on my screen...
It will need a final antiquing so it will be toned down.
Cant wait to get the final and finishing touches done.
I love Painted/stenciled floor cloths & table runners.
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Enjoy the day,
as always, Peace to all. 


Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Canvas Floor Rug ~ NOT

Our family celebrated Easter on Saturday at my 
daughter's and SIL's, home in the Laguna Hills, know as Aliso Viejo, CA.
I cannot say how happy I was to be able to spend it with all 4 grandchildren, both daughters, one of my sons, SonIL and DaughterIL, my loving husband and all four of our furr babies.  What a day!

Can you tell we were all having FUN???
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Today, Easter Sunday, after attending Mass, We had a simple Easter lunch.  
After yesterday's feast, a luncheon was all that we needed.
This gave me time to get started on the 'Painted Canvas Table Runner' (NOT floor cloth) that I have wanted to do for some time.

I base coated this 30" x 72" piece of canvas several days ago...
Had to let it dry for at least 30 hours
Today, I stenciled the checked border .
Need to do some trimming on the far long side.
Next I will add 8" x 4" stenciled diamonds, centered on
what has been done so far.
I hope to add pineapples in the corners...the design kind of
progresses is spurts.  
I don't want it to be too busy.  Wanting to keep it
within Colonial, Early American style.
I tend to get carried away with adding too many details
 It will be used on my 38" wide by 9' long farm table.
Purchased 16 years ago while living in VT from an
Antique Dealer in Ludlow.
It is not the real deal, but rather a reproduction'.
I guess that means I am not a purist.
Oh well...

Hope to keep you posted, but ya just never know...
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Hope you had a Blessed Easter...
We sure did!

Thanks for visiting with Peace to All,

Friday, March 18, 2016

Easter Ornies...

Just finished these...
Ready to enjoy for our Easter Celebration.

 Finished with some lace trim and I am not a lace person 
but, I like the finish.  
A 'Not Forgotten Farm' design.

This is the display on the credenza, just below my imaginary mantle...
It includes the framed Cross stitch Sampler
recently completed. 
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Just want to wish everyone a
"Blessed and Happy Easter"

 Peace to all,