Monday, November 22, 2010

Some Projects Started & Some Finished

I gathered some evergreen branches today & wired them together for the outhouse door. Sam & I will have to venture to the woods for some large pine cones to add. Some where I must have a red bow to tie on. I filled the bird feeder for the little birds that have came to eat. They sounded so sweet chirping as they ate. After many photos & not getting the birds in none of them I gave up. They would fly in & go to the back of the feeder to eat & then fly away. Silly little birds.

I got this recipe card holder at a church sale for only 50 cents. I planned on painting it & giving it as a Christmas gift. I had forgot about it but remembered after seeing something on another blog. One of the Tuesday Display Chains. The Peek - A - Boo Tuesday Posts. I hung it to see if it would work & it seemed to be perfect.

Off I went to get the power tools. Eight holes drilled to start & eight lines to cut.

Well two squares opened. One in the back & the other in the bottom. A little sanding done & it was ready to be painted.

All painted & I did remember to distress this piece. Oh I did do some distressing on the sewing machine cabinet to. It looks much better. So the use to be recipe box is now hiding something on my wall.

I can now hide that ugly but much needed thermostat. Thank you for helping me come up with this idea Lori at Lori has a wonderful blog where she shares so many beautiful displays.

I will soon be adding these Christmas tart bags to my side bar.

I sewed up a pillow for the little dogs basket. I had this fabric left over from when I recovered the dining room chairs. The fabric had been stashed away for along time. I figured I should use it up. The little dog has been sound asleep since jumping into his basket. He must like the pillow.

In less than a hour after I planted grass seed & put straw down over the old pond area the big dog decided to make his bed in the straw & sun himself. He was happy & that was fine. Before he left he dug a hole. That was not so fine. Hubby had a little job to fix after he took the dog back to the barn. So now we wait to see if the grass will grow.

Blessings Til Next Time!


  1. You did great with the conversion to a thermostat cover with a nice paint job to boot:) Lil doggy looks as happy as a Lark with his new pillow. Your pine sprigs made a big difference on your out shed. The pine cones and red ribbon will really make it pop. I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving hon:)

  2. You are so talented! Great job! The doggies are so cute! If i don't make it back before then, have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

  3. That was really sweet of you to make that little doggy a pillow for his basket. :)
    LOVE the cover for the thermostat.
    Happy Holidays!

  4. Love the pine sprigs on your outhouse door and GREAT job on the therm cover!! I have one too and love it! 50 cents, bargain!!
    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  5. The outhouse looks so cute with greens hanging on it.

    Perfect way to hide the thermostat! I was taking a picture this afternoon and that dreaded thing kept poking its way into my picture. I need to make one to hide mine.

    Your tart bag is so cute. I just started making them this year. They are quick and easy. I love the sweet tree design on yours!

    Your little doggie looks so cute in his basket, sounds like he loves his little pillow.


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