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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Random Tuesday....A little bit of this...!!!



And a little bit of that!  That's what it's all about!!  A little sunrise to start your day.....




I had two long decorative pillows that didn't quit match the deco anymore!  I liked the shape and the fringe that went around them.  I didn't mind the back side of the pillow either...it was a neutral...taupe!!  So, I got out my trusty Gesso paint and started to work on them.  Yep!  I painted them with the Gesso!!!!  And here is the results!!

Putting on the gesso...!

More before..!

Almost done...!

Done!!


Done with this one too!!


It just toned it down enough that it now works beautifully with the decor!!  The gesso makes the fabric a little stiffer to the touch but not hard!  And they are decorative pillows!!  Sooooooo.....ta da!!!

A little spring still life...




Well, all last week I worked on my studio!  Whew!  But boy is it looking good!!!  I still have some finishing up to do; but I am now beginning to enjoy the space.  Here are some before and after pics for you...

Before


almost after

almost after

This is what I call the doll making side and I can actually see some of the table now!!  I still need to put some more stuff away and cover the table surface with something more pleasing to the eye.  I will keep you posted.

Now for the sewing side!

almost after

almost after


I can actually get to my machines now!!!  Also need to cover this table and put some more things away.  But we are getting there!!

Here are some still life's in the studio!! 





So as you can see!?  I still have a ways to go but all in all I am pleased with my progress.  Soon I will be blissfully working away.  I just have to remember to put things away as I use them!!!  Sigh!!  More pics to follow....!

I made a couple of Easter/Spring wreaths for our front gate using rusty barrel rings!!

Before




Since I have been reorganizing the living room, I needed a new storage solution for some of my dolls!  So, from Crate and Barrel, I purchased a sofa table and it works perfectly!!



The babies are happy and they are discreetly still on display.  I love it!  Plus this sofa table is beautiful!  So a definite win win here!



This is our 20 year old peach tree!  She gave us hundreds of peaches last year and we gave her a haircut and are ready for some more this year.  One gorgeous tree and soon to be in bloom.  I will share those pics when she shows off her plumage!!


Boy!  Did I random, or what??  Ha!!  And of course, you know the drill.  Go visit Keely at The UnMom and see what she is up too!!  And not only her, but there are many randomizers who post their links there.  So go on...get over there!!

I did have my appointment with the Plastic Surgeon and we are set to have the surgery done in January, 2012.  January 20th is the tentative date!!  Woot!!!  Woo!!!!!  I am so excited!  Gives me time to accumulate more cash and to lose that 30 lbs. I want to lose!!  One happy camper here, for sure!!

And last, but not least, please pray for my good friend Paul and his wife Cheri!!  Paul is in the hospital right now and fighting infections which are complicated by his leukemia!!  He is having a tough battle!  So prayers are really needed here.  Thanks so much!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you
SueAnn

17 comments:

Bossy Betty said...

Wow! Lots of treats here! Thanks for the sunrise; I was up too late to catch my own. The cleaning spree looks like it was well worth it. Prayers for your friend as well. Great to catch up with you!

ellen abbott said...

I've been very good lately about cleaning up after myself in the studio as I go along.

I'm going to have to get me a peach tree.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Those pillows right after those pinkish sunsets (or are they sunrises? I've been confused about those) But I'm very clear that they are beautiful! And the baby shelf, oh my! how cute!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Lots going on for you. Perhaps because you get up with the sun. If I don't have to, I don't. Seems I miss quite a bit.

Kim Mailhot said...

Yes, you sure were randdom today ! Fun to see bits of your inner world.
Prayers for your friend and big love to you !

Hilary said...

Always nice to have someone bring me a sunrise. ;) Lots going on in your neck of the woods. Best thoughts for your friend.

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for bringing me into your world. Beautiful photos, all!

Twain12 said...

what a great blog you have !
thank you for stopping by and your kind comment

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Sending love to you all! Hope your friend gets better quickly and your op goes well.
Thank you for your beautiful message Sueann and telling me where the painting is. I could picture it sharing the love in your home.
Loads of love to you!
Julie

Joanna Jenkins said...

The change is the pillows is really fabulous! Who knew you could pain them!

Sending prayers to Paul and Cheri.

Cheers, jj

Zuzana said...

Those sunrise pictures are simply stunning... Dawn is my absolutely favorite time of the day, I love to watch the sun rise and feel that the day is waiting to be seized.
Thank you so much for stopping by my place yesterday via Hilary's and for your very kind comment.;)
xoxo

EWian said...

Wonderfully random!

You must live in a place with grate skyline, your sunrises/sunsets are grate.

The tip about gesso on the pillows was new, thanks.

You always make so fun decoration both indoors and out.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE seeing your studio space! I find those kinds of pictures so inspiring! My studio is still a mess trying to put to much stuff in to it...

Sorry to hear about your friend, will send a prayer for him and his family.

EWian

Judy said...

Lighting a candle for your friend...

Christina said...

so much prettiness here.
xo
i am sending prayers for your friend.

SandyCarlson said...

Your love of life comes through in all your posts. Beautiful skies--and the colors are captured beautifully in your pillow. I love the Easter decorations!

pinkglitterfae said...

hey SueAnn lots of randomness, lol!
It feels great to get organized doesn't it? although it doesn't take long to make a mess again, haha!

How cute are your dolls! they look very comfortable on your new table. When I first saw the pic I thought you were in a shop and snapped a photo of all the baby dolls, lol!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...I enjoy watching CSI and Criminal minds too. For some strange reason, I too find them relaxing, especially after a long day.

Many prayers of healing for your dear friend, I hope he pulls through everything ok

hugs
betty

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Ahhhhhhh....What IS it about someone else's sunrise that makes me wanna get on a plane & check it our for myself....SERIOUSLY SueAnn your sunrise looks D-V-I-N-E....!

NOT SO DVINE though was your BEFORE shot of your work space....hahahahaha....It reminded me TOO MUCH of the chaos I need to take control of in my own.... :o) !!!!!

It feels SO MUCH better once order's restored though hey....I KNOW I always feel so much MORE creative when I have a CLEAR space....Clear space....Clear mind I think....hahahahaha....!

Cheers for now Lovey,
Tamarah xx