Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's the simple things, right?

We're off to Cedar Rapids, IA in the morning! My daughter is skating at the Midwestern & Pacific Synchronized ice skating competition. So, it's been a busy practice week! Needless to say, not much got done in the way of home projects. The big ones anyway!

I did manage to keep my nerves at bay with a few smaller projects though. And, well, I still feel like I accomplished something. Probably more so, because it is the simple things that continue to pile up? right?

I managed to make a table runner for the kitchen table. I didn't like ANY of the choices out there...so I made my own. With some left over 'cheapo' unbleached cotton fabric. Which I LOVE!!! The price at less than $3 a yard and the natural look it has! All I did was set it on the table, cut how long I wanted it, folded over the sides, and sewed a straight stitch. I left the ends untouched, but frayed the fabric a bit. I like how it turned out!

My next "easy peasy never got around to it" project was this photo frame. I love gathering frames, but seldom take the time to add MY pictures, so I spent a few hours adding my pics and then added the monogram in the middle. Not a hard project...just one I can check off now!

After this busy fun filled weekend in Iowa, I am looking forward to tackling some bigger projects!

Go KICKS Go!! (that's the name of our synchronized team)


  1. Love the frame! Monogrammed stuff always looks so classy.
    Good luck KICKS!

  2. I love the monogram, too! Great idea! ~mary~

  3. Super cute table runner!! Under our stairs we made the wine cellar. I know lots of people that have turned it into a toy closet, kids hang out or just another storage area :)

  4. Just wanted to stop by and say hi. :) Hope you have a great weekend!!

  5. I love what you did with the table runner! I have some leftover burlap and might have to copy your style as soon as I get bored with my current runner :) Thanks for stopping by!