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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

April 30, 2012

Farmhouse-White, Creams and Brown

 Uh oh....what do you think these little ones are up to?  And why are they out of their pen?  Good question!  After the photo shoot in they went back into their pen...where they were supposed to be.
Every farm animal thinks the grass is greener on the other side....they always plan to get out...
especially when you are in your heels 
on your way to church...
their favorite time for planning their get away.

 Fresh eggs gathered every day...usually a couple of baskets full.  Chores never take a day off.

 The sheep recently got a hair cut...they all look the same but the little ones know exactly who their mommy is.

Love birds...

If you ever want to come over for  a visit...we could do chores together! big smile.
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April 28, 2012

Sweet thoughts and little aprons

Thank you for your sweet comments on my last post.  My father in law did pass away last night.
We as a family prayed together, sang some wonderful hymns and made it a memorable home going. We held his hand and loved him and then he held God's hand...
very precious.
One thing that is good for my soul and it quietly helps me focus... 
is hand stitching...
for me it is soothing to work on something
while I'm thinking...
I can take it with me...while with a group of people...

I can work on something I enjoy.  In this case it is little aprons.

I'm either making a small wall quilt or pillow for my sewing room/guest room which is red and white with bits of yellow. I think I want to design this so it looks like little aprons hanging from a clothesline...
I love the look of quilts on a clothesline or white linens...but this is bright and cheery, with happy colors.
The one below covers my Ivory liquid dish soap.


April 24, 2012

Red, blues, quilts, fabric storage

Just a little blue...

Love the contrast of blues and red...
Pillows, quilts, flowers...they all go together perfectly....

Yesterday I showed how to add an old door to inexpensive shelves to make a cabinet for fabric or quilt storage...


April 22, 2012

Door + Bookshelf = Quilt storage

I've been working on a project....
a good friend of mine gave me an old door....chippy, worn, distressed...
love it.
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I kept looking at it thinking I wonder if it would fit on a bookshelf (pressed particle board shelves from Walmart about 25.00)
And yes it fit measurement wise.  The door was a little taller than the bookshelf if you will look closely at the top picture but it really didn't matter to me.
I bought some hinges at the hardware store and attached them...

 They drilled nicely into the door but I had heard if you didn't first drill a hole into the particle board it might split so I drilled a hold where the screws would go.

 I won't bore you with another drill picture but the screws went in where the little holes were.
Below the picture shows where the door knob use to go which I don't have any more...but this same friend gave me a door knocker that was of a garden hand trowel....swoon went my heart!

On the top shelves I stacked many of my vintage quilt collection.

 In the bottom shelves I stacked some of my fabrics that I make tablerunners and quilts for my Etsy shop. Storage is key!

One last bit of info...

I was very blessed last Sunday to have my oldest son preach at our church as our new Pastor, and our middle son flew in from Las Vegas with a group of friends and they led worship.  I tell you what! I was so blown away by God's goodness...you know when you are raising kids and they do crazy dumb stuff you just wonder....and then all the sudden they are grown...these young men are beyond any of my dreams or expectations....I was so proud and so humbled all at the same time.  I felt like  God had blessed me in such an incredible way I don't even have words to describe how happy I am!