Sunday, August 24, 2014

San Juan Islands

I have gotten several emails asking where I live and to post pictures.
I live in the San Juan Islands, on the furthers away island in Friday Harbor.
This is a picture from a plane looking down at the islands.

To get here you need to ride a ferry. 

But the view getting here is wonderful! I really enjoy the ferry rides. They are very peaceful and calming. And the scenery is to die for.

Sometimes if you are lucky you are the car in the front.
When that happens I just stay in my car and pretend I am driving the boat!
I always get us there just

I just love watching these funny birds while you wait for the ferry to pull out.

Friday Harbor!

My driveway.
I just love where we live and the one below is our back yard.
So quiet and peaceful here.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sewing Room Progress

That Man of mine is working hard on finishing the floor, base boards, and closet shelves.
I am working on the curtains, pillows for the church pew and an ironing board cover.
I just love this fabric line. Fingers crossed it all turns out so cute!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jumping The Gun

This picture shows the color of the walls the best.
I am decorating right over "that man of mine" who is trying to put in the floor.
I am just so excited I can't wait.
I took tomorrow off work and I will be making curtains!
It is going to be so much fun putting it all together!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sewing Room Before

Lime Green and old carpet...
So out came the carpet...
Off came the molding...

We painted the ceiling " Heirloom Lace"
the walls are " Holiday in Barbados"
with names like that my sewing room should be an amazing place to retreat!
I often wonder if people start picking colors by names instead of color.

Each picture looks a different color...not sure why.
But it is the most like the bottom one.

Kind of a bright soft teal with a blue tint.
LOL can you imagine that...

I am using Handmaidens line and pictures.
I just love this line.

I am using these for the curtains...
Well either the yellow or blue....
I can't decide which should be the under the valance ruffle.
Any suggestions?
Tomorrow we start the floor!
Black and white checked!
Can't wait....

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Frogs & Flowers

Flowers and frogs just seem to go together.
This is right by my front door and this frog always makes me smile.
The only bad thing is the deer will come right up the stairs to eat my flowers.
Well at least they have this cute little frog smiling at them.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hutch Happiness

I am so excited I can't stop giggling!
I love my cookbooks!
Other people read books and I read cookbooks!
Its been a year since I have seen them! 
And I am unpacking them now!
That Man of Mine built this hutch into a Cookbook Hutch so I could store all of them.
I love It and him! 
Got to go several more boxes to unpack!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Welcome In

I thought I had a an entry way picture from when we were painting but the only one I had was from the day we viewed the house before we bought it. We each bring ourselves to the place we live.

This is me!
 I love dress forms and you will see them probably in almost every room.

Some of my dress forms are on stands and some just sit.

This little music box needed the right place and I think this is it!

The chest is really my file drawers. 
I love this piece of furniture and it matches my desk. 
You will see the desk as more rooms unfold.
This is my mark on this sweet little house.
Starting to feel more and more like home!