a comfortable cup of tea

a comfortable cup of tea

Monday, June 16, 2008

i am happiest when i am creating ...

Several months ago a good friend asked me to complete the following sentence: I am happiest when ... That question has remained in my heart and mind ever since and I would still answer it exactly the way I did when it was first asked. I truly am happiest when I am creating, be it writing ... drawing ... sewing ... drumming ... brainstorming ... that is when I feel I am most at home with myself.

My siblings and I recently moved my 81 year old parents from the family home ~ they/we lived there 46 years! ~ into a 2 bedroom senior living apartment. Inspired by Dana of
Old Red Barn Company, I decided to transform my mom's old card table into something I could use.

I didn't take any before pictures but it was in pretty bad shape. I painted it a barn red and used ModPodge to adhere 4x5 inch rectangles of Thimbleberry print fabric that I received from a PIF (sorry, my cell phone doesn't take pictures like Dana's!!). Now I just have to find out what kind of acrylic she used to seal it.


Giddy said...

I thought I was crafty doing scrapbooks and all, but after seeing all your quilts and your latest card table project, I need to hang out with you more! You must pass on to me your "Martha-ness"! :-)
Love you!

Tipper said...

I think it turned out great. Dana does the neatest things! The table looks so pretty-but I know you appreciate knowing it was your parents too.

Niki said...

I'd love to have you join me and other quilters on my new quilt blog list! Please give me a link back if you join up. Kindly, Niki

Niki said...

Thank you so very much for joining my Just Us Quilters list. I'm asking that everyone kindly add my button to their front pages of the blog. I have the HTML code on the sidebar to easily grab and paste under customize, html. Thanks a bunch! Niki

Dana said...

Oh my!! How have I not seen this yet????!!!??!! How FANTASTIC is that??!

Brilliant idea. I'll have to try that. :)

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