Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Anna and Lizzie picked 6+ cups of raspberries today. Yummy! The yellow raspberries are called KiwiGold raspberries that we bought from Starkbrothers. They have a hint of apricot. Very tasty.
I've been busy getting some projects finished. This black rack used to be outside my kitchen door. It held buckets of birdseed and duck food, leashes, birdhouses, etc. In the winter, when I have parties, I keep my iced tea, sodas, and platters cool on it. Well, it was peeling badly, so I sanded it down and painted it. I liked it so much that I determined to bring it in to my kitchen. This is how it looks. Like it? I'm not sure I do.


I'm the kind of person who rarely changes anything. My living room furniture is the only furniture I move regularly. In the fall I turn all the sofas to face the fireplace. In the spring, I turn the sofas around to maximize my space. So I really surprised everyone when I brought this rack in.

I forgot to take a picture of the cabinet I used to have in this space. This cabinet held all my blue willow, which is why I painted it blue. I found this cabinet in 1989 on the back porch of one of my Dad's houses. It was getting rained on. But I liked the glass fronts, so I sanded and painted it and screwed a bunch of cup holders in the front to hold my teacups.


For some reason I am just tired of it. Besides, it is a big dust collector.
I found this picture of it in my old house. This picture was taken in 1992. Sarah and Maggie were trying on their new Easter dresses I had just sewn. Today I washed my "Fruits of the Spirit" stones. My children made these for me almost 8 years ago. I am always afraid the paint will come off.
One last finished project ~ I sewed a cover for Ruthie's covered wagon lamp. She likes it so much that she wants to unscrew the bulb so she can play with the wagon with her dollhouse toys.

For those of you who live nearby, I am giving away two things. This set of porcelain (4 pieces) has been stored for 25 years and I have never used it. I am offering it to anyone with no strings attached. If you would like to give it away or sell it, that's fine by me. I just don't use it. I am not a porcelain and china gal, more a pottery and stoneware hoarder. This has been taken ~ thanks!
Secondly, I am giving away this pool light for above ground pools. We barely used it one season. We have a problem with bats diving into our pool after sunset, so we get all our swimming done in the daytime. Works wonderfully for our 16x32' pool. Just send me an email if you'd like it. If you go to my church, I will bring it on Sunday. Otherwise it all goes to the thrift shop.

It looks like our picnic this Saturday will be more of an open house with people coming and going all day. Many folks will be party hopping. Fine by me! If you'd like to come by, please do.

Many blessings ~ Kathie

1 comment:

Heather said...

kathie
if you coat the fruits of the spirit stones with a couple of coats of polyurethane (sp?) that will protect the paint on them. very nice keepsake. we collected flat stones as children from my grandfather's place on lake erie and would paint them.
heather