Friday, March 26, 2010

Home economics

I get overly excited by the smallest things; but that's what keeps life interesting.  Like this:

This is a cool painting that my really talented friend made.

I always loved these colors, which is why when another really talented friend Natalie L suggested that I find some pillows for inspiration in redecorating our living room, I was drawn to this one:

And I needed some new kitchen curtains....and of course couldn't find any that I liked.  I went to my fave fabric store hoping to find something that would kinda-sorta match and I actually did a happy dance in the middle of the aisle when I saw some fabric....which was 50% off.  Boo-yah!  I figured the ladies at the checkout counter would be so excited for me when I showed them the E painting above - about how well it coordinated with the fabric - but they weren't.  No one was having a very friendly day there, or maybe I was just overly excited and they didn't share my enthusiasm. But I decided to try my hand at sewing.  Hadn't sewn in a LONG time and thought I was going to have to google "bobbin threading" cuz I just couldn't remember; but like riding a bike, it all came back.  Mom, aren't you so proud?  Anyway, take a look at these curtains.  Aren't they the PERFECT fabric?  (don't look at my 4th grade-looking seams)

Seriously - look at the E, then look at the fabric.  Repeat.  One more time.  AHHHHHH! Happy times!  And the best part - the curtains cost a whopping $9 in fabric (and they're lined!).
And my other happiness - our counters are coming in only 5.5 days now. Finally.
And my other happiness - my aforementioned talented painter friend is going to come help me pull all my designs together with some more paint on the walls.  After weeks of sick kids, months of very sick husband, living in a construction zone, working too much, falling behind in all aspects, potty training boot camp, a jammed/broken/fractured/whatever toe, I'm seeing HAPPY COLORS again :-)


Mama Foster said...

Ooh I love those colors so much! Isn't it great when you find the most perfect thing for just the right price! you better post pics of it all put together!

Choose Joy said...

I am sharing in your enthusiasm...Perfectly coordinated! PERFECT!!! Love the happy the tie-backs....totally love the pillows!

Nikkers said...

Looks really good! Love finds like that. I need to have that very talented friend make me a cool E like that for Miss Emelyn.

une autre mère said...

I am so impressed with your sewing! Great job! And I LOVE that fabric, the pillow and that cool E! Those colors just look so refreshing!

And I think fabric store ladies are always crabby. I've never had one even crack a smile at me.

peter marie said...

It's like they were all made for each other. I love the pillow and fabric!!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Wow! It's perfect! I actually kept looking at that strikingly beautiful E in our painter friend's box! I'm SO glad you got it! Can't to see it all soon! It's so fun when things all come together!