If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Slow down week

It's been a very busy 4 weeks here with a big birthday party, Easter celebrating and house guests 4 weekends in a row.
The house was in pretty good shape Monday morning, and I was feeling a little tired, so I did not make my usual weekly to-do list. I plan to just do the upkeep that really needs done and in my free time, I will just do things I want to. 
Not that I am sitting around and just eating bonbons.....grands will here 4 days, I did laundry and changed sheets yesterday and cleaned the tile floors this morning.  

But I am not making a list and scratching things off, so I just feel more relaxed.  I am sure next week, I will be back happily working my to do list.

I sewed  a quick hack project this morning.
grand daughter Elizabeth had a queen size comforter that she wanted cut down to fit her toddler bed. 

so, I just cut off the size that would fit- I used the edge so there were just sides that needed to be finished off.  
a few weeks go, Elizabeth saw this Minnie Mouse blanket binding in my sewing room and asked if I would make her something with it.  It was perfect to finish off those edges - so I killed 2 birds with 1 stone. 
there was enough binding to go around 3 sides, which makes it look more balanced, and less of a hack job.  
That scrap of the binding is all that was left.  

hopefully she will have sweet dreams with this cozy comforter,  now just her size

we went to our favorite  thrift store Saturday.  
I found more spoons and knives and these are really nice,  Community Stainless. They were 2/25 cents.
Now we have more than enough flatware for big meals.  
2 dresses for me $3.50 each
and would you believe one more Ethan Allen piece? a tall hutch,  all maple and birch for $140!  


lil red hen said...

Great job on the comforter cover! It's so nice to be able to recycle an article into something useful. What a find in the hutch!! I hope you'll show us how you plan to use it.

Wendi said...

Great hutch! How wonderful that you are finding such nice pieces at a reasonable price. We recently purchased a new living room set and passed on new end tables because the quality of furniture isn't that great anymore.

We all need to slow and recharge from time to time. Enjoy your slow week!

Betsy Brock said...

Fun stuff! Love the dresses! We always need more spoons around here!

Carol said...

Nice hutch! I saw some Ethan Allen pieces that St. Andres Thrift Shop had listed today. Do you ever shop there?


Carol said...

I just noticed that you commented on St. Andrews FB. HA!

Miss Dishywoo said...

Your slow down week doesn't sound THAT slow! Haha! On days I feel like I don't do much, when I think about it, I still have done about 15 things - your days sound the same. I bet Elizabeth was tickled to have her new comforter with the trim she liked. But, oh WOW, I love the hutch!! It is gorgeous and what a buy.

Valerie Cottage Making Mommy said...

Love your hutch and comforter. Ethan Allen pieces are the best.

Enjoy your week.


Cottage Making Mommy

Rozy Lass said...

That flatware pattern is what I have! I've never found extra pieces of it anywhere. What a good deal you got. Love the hutch! Thrift stores are the best!

Lynn said...

The hutch. Score!

Lena said...

This hutch is a really sweet find!

happeningswithLana said...

Very nice hutch! I love the colorful comforter and I bet Elizabeth does too. We are cooler and rainy this week Allen is on vacation so that has shot some of his plans.

Anne in the kitchen said...

Love the altered comforter! I have never found any Ethan Allen even at our "best" thrift store. Kudos to you!

Debby said...

Love that comforter, lucky little lady!! Can't wait to see what you have in mind for that hutch, wat a deal!!!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Very nice "Hack" Job! Another Ethan Allen ...you are on a roll. What a find, again! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the hutch! I am in awe of your thrift shop finds as I am never that lucky,

❤️ Rhonda ❤️