A Crafty Tale: embroidered pillow

I am lucky to be an auntie to a truly spectacular young lady who, among the many things she does well, plays tennis at a very high, very competitive level.

So apparently in sports, you keep score (I was in the drama club crowd, I avoided sports and missed this part) and apparently in young people’s tennis, you keep score for yourselves, and apparently a lot of players do not  play as fairly as they should. So my awesome niece has an awesome saying and I embroidered it on a pillow for her.

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And embroidery is getting its due  in a fun AP article today that my lovely friend Julie shared with me. I’m having trouble linking it on my phone, but will check back with a link later!  It’s a great piece and captured some of the things I love about embroidery as a hobby and made it seem accessible and easy to try, if you have any interest. And it also talked about several magazine articles and books being published this spring. It’s a good time to have an embroidery habit 🙂

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A Crafty Tale: My new old chair!

Slowly but surely getting the bedroom in order… To that end, have re-done this little chair (which was another piece left in the house) and will have a little vanity/ desk area going on the bedroom…..

Popped out the seat, sanded, painted, had Chris help me with a new foam cushion, some upholstery staples and bam!  A new chair 🙂

Pocket Doors

I really thought I posted this before, but I must have been waiting to find my “before” pictures. And I think Chris got a whole series of photos of various paint stripping stages (and what, I ask you, is more riveting than another tale of Getting Paint Off Stuff?) so, don’t worry… This is not the only post on the pocket doors! I could tell you were getting worried. Don’t be.

I will even make a slide show. Maybe. In the meantime, picture, if you will, the frame and doors all painted.

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Detail of lock/handle