Monday, January 2, 2012

Winter Thyme! - Baby It's Cold Outside!

I've been watching the snow flakes flying outside today. I really hate the cold weather and even though the snow is so beautiful, I'm still wishing for Spring to hurry and arrive. (Hey, I can dream can't I?)

Have some new patterns I'm working on today and can't wait to get some of them finished! If you'll remember a while back I bought some of Maureen Mill's patterns of Sweet Meadows Farm. I never got the chance to dig into them but starting on them now! I won't get these done as quickly cuz I'm working on the house too. Finally trying to get this place primed up! But I've found myself having to stop and make things I needed. One such thing is a new crock stand, fashioned after Lee Hill Primitives tutorial. I loved her tut and wanted to make me one ever since I first saw her's! I'm very pleased with the way it's turned out, but please note I don't have it decorated yet. I merely grabbed a few things trying to see which items I wanted to go with on it....

I'll take a pic soon when I have it all finished with my goodies. Also, that's a black plate rack I got from sweet Marla and just love it! It's getting hung over the crock stand. And yes, I'm definitely toning down that "big bird" yellow on my walls, LMBO! But I'll share more pics as things start coming together.

Another thing I've been working on is the fake fireplace hubs made for me last year. I wanted a floor level surround but he couldn't quiet grasp that concept and made the firebox up off floor level. So I had him make alterations to it and add a hearth. It will do for now till I have time to make the one I really want. It still isn't finished either, it needs the top trim put on and paint touch ups here and there, and a hole drilled for the electric logs cord. I'll also share more pics as it comes together. And if you look closely at the bottom left in front of the firkins, you'll see my "saltbox thermostat cover" I'm working on too! Don't have the top (roof) painted or the house design, but of course will be sharing all these things as they get done.

This place is a mess with things laying around everywhere, lol! But I have to have them out so I can decide what I'm going to put where.

Hubs just came home with my extra muslin fabric so I need to get busy. Wishing you all a very blessed and beautiful day, and keep warm! Till next time....have fun crafting!
Hugs to all, Libs


  1. Hi Libby girl...been missing your posts and haven't seen much of you on the forums either...well not a lot anyway.
    Love your crock bench and a very nice job on it.
    Hey, I had one of those relish servers from Pfaltzgraph - don't know where the dish parts went but my Pewter Coffer Service sits on the tray...
    Your fireplace looks wonderful!
    Happy New Year Lady...

  2. I like your stand and your fireplace!
    Happy New Year!

  3. Love your fireplace and the bench. You all did good. Can't wait to see more my friend. Matter of fact can't wait to see you all again.

  4. Libs, love the bench and the fireplace, too. Good to hear from you again.