Guest Bedroom Ready for Company

jeff remodel bedroom bath room 035I stayed up Saturday night until after 12:00 to get the guest bedroom back in order. It took a very long time because of having to unwrap all the breakables and clean the cabinets and put everything back up. I woke at 4:00 and got a bath early and finished loading the cabinets and hanging the paintings and purses. This room houses several collections. I have a small curio cabinet that has the collection of Elfinware and chinaGuest bedroom 1 figurines with applied flowers. On the wall by the closet there s a collection of white beaded bags. Above the headboard there is a collection of chain, beaded, and enameled purses. The tall curio cabinet has Oriental wooden dolls, figural German trinket boxes and powder jars, Victoria figurines, half dolls, and china head dolls. the secretary has a menagerie of littleGuest bedroom 2 thing  just pick up, and petit point purses. The double door closet houses the whole petit point collection. But, that’s a whole post by itself. Oh, does anybody know what the needlepoint border was used for?? Ask me anything about the room or the stuff. Love to share!Guest Bedroom 3Guest bedroom 4


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Master Bedroom Painted and Moved Back In – I’m Tired!

jeff remodel bedroom bath room 028Jeff the Painter finished the back left bedroom this past weekend and  got to move everything out and in and put everything back up. I did rearrange a couple of things, but mainly kept it how it was. The collections in room are: needlepoint pillows, petitpoint trays and boxes and accessories, some of my small Victorian metal frames, handpainted china brooches, old toys, and Mama’s perfume bottles from the 1940′s. If you have any questions about anything, please just ask! M bedroom 1M bedroom 2

Last Friday this is what this room looked like.

Last Friday this is what this room looked like.

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Redoing the Master Bathroom with Jeff the Painter

jeff remodel bedroom bath room 010Jeff the Carpenter has become Jeff the Painter now. He is painting the inside of

Jeff the Painter holds up a sheet of latex paint he just painted on the hall doors. latex doesn't stick to oil based paint.

Jeff the Painter holds up a sheet of latex paint he just painted and pulled off the hall doors. Latex doesn’t stick to oil based paint.

my house.  I hired him to paint, not move all this crap. I posted one blog about him starting. Well, now he has done the 2 back bedrooms, the 2 bathrooms, the hall and the laundry room. So, I move and he paints.  We started off in the master bedroom and bathroom. Of course, everything that could be moved out had to find a place somewhere else in a house that was full, it was a lot of pushing and pulling to find a place to stick stuff. Of course, all the breakables had to be wrapped and boxed. Ruth Ellen and Jim brought me paper and boxes that saved my life. I emptied the bedroom and bathroom. Bedroom stuff went across the hall and bathroom stuff went into the  bath in the hall. As he was doing that I cleaned out the laundry room.  Then on to the entry hall and the back bed room. Today, he is back painting the hall. Oh, I used that new Victorian rack as a towel holder in the bathroom. Here are some before and after pix of the back bathroom decorated with my collection of hand painted china plates:bathroom 1bathroom 2bathroom 4bathroom 5

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Sunday at the Expo Center in Conway Antiquing

 painter and  expo antiques 003Sunday, I texted Deanna and asked her if she wanted to go to the antique show at the Expo Center in Conway. She did and we left at 1:00. It is always interesting to see what unusual and different things the vendors have. Since I spent most of the weekend putting everything back in its place after Jeff the Painter finished the back bedroom, I realized I really didn’t NEED anything. But, of course, we did find some goodies to go with the other goodies I have stacked. Then we went to Toad’s Crossing Antiques in downtown Conway to see Robin and Kathy.  We had a good time. She bought a few things and I found these:expo spring.

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Antiquing To and From Hannibal, MO with Karen

April 2014 - Hannibal Missouri 106Karen was a good sport. On the way up to Hannibal we stopped several times to stretch our legs at antique shops. There were some really big and good shops on the way to the quilt meet. I mostly found things that either went with a collection or things I could refurbish. Same old stuff  like to pick up. Karen found a sewing machine. She collects a certain kind of singer and she found a color she didn’t have. Here’s what I got:Junk 22junk 11Junk 33

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Geannine Ott’s Applique Class for CAQ

March 2014 B 118Last weekend Geannine Ott taught an applique class for the Central Arkansas Quilter guild n Conway. We met at the Catholic church in Conway. It was a wonderful class with lots of great information. We did a bird on a limb with berries and leaves. Really a cute pattern. She uses plastic templar and heavy starch.Really a neat way to get things ready to applique. Thanks Geannine!!!Geannine 1CAQ 1CAQ2March 2014 B 118CAG3CAQ 4

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My Lecture at the Missouri State Spring Quilters Meet and Show and Tell

April 2014 - Hannibal Missouri 079I was asked to do the lecture Saturday night at the Missouri State Quilters Spring meet in Hannibal, Missouri. They did show and tell of the projects the quilters made in the classes before my lecture. I did my lecture on the 70 scrap quilt tops I made in the last 3 years from other people’s leftovers, scraps and unwanted blocks. I really had a great time showing all of them. I explained my personal challenges in making each and what the common denominator was in making each. Most of the quilts are on the blog with pictures and the steps I do to make them. It really was a great evening! Thank, Missouri!!!lcture 2lecture 1

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