Monday, June 12, 2017

Painting and Staining and Sanding...Oh My!

Just a bit of sewing yesterday - I finished this baby carriage flower block - love it! The flower pot is Tula Pink cat eyes.

I worked a LOT on my wooden sewing caddy though. I finished sanding all the pieces. Then I put a first coat of paint on almost all of it. I also sanded and stained two wooden cheese box lids (remember those) that are now the tops on the old cylinders I bought months ago. I prefer painting over staining, just saying...

I hope to get a coat of paint on the legs for the caddy today. Then I can do another sanding and be ready for the second coat of paint. And I may put a coat of wax on the cheese box lids. I'm being so crafty, aren't I?


Here's my new toy that arrived Saturday! Oh, I love it so! I listened to The Woman in Cabin 10 on cd's a few weeks ago - I had checked it out of the library. I loved it - my first book on tape - wonderful experience, EXCEPT...listening on cd's was a real nuisance. There were TEN cd's. I felt trapped because I had to play it on my computer. 

So now I'm checking out audible books via my phone and using my new head set to listen. I don't even have to be really close to my phone - I can get up and leave the room and still get reception. Yesterday I listened to a book while I walked Cooper and also while I was outside painting and staining. LOVE it! I'm not sure why it took me so long to get into the new century, but I'm glad I finally found my way here!

Happy 87th Birthday to my sweet mother today!

Have a great day!


  1. The block is very pretty.
    The headphones look deadly. I listen to lotsvof audio books through my tablet, and am a bit of a headphone junkie.

  2. Do you have a pattern for this? It's beautiful. Thank you for shating.

  3. Lindo bloco. Mas podia ensinar as medidas e a execução