February 7, 2011

Progressing Nicely, Thanks...

I'm just giving a snapshot of the placemats I'm making in the French General "Rural Jardin" fabrics. I'm doing pinwheels on these, instead of the half-square triangles that were the focus on my "Rouenneries" set.

I'm going to make all of the mats first, and then I'll bind them while I chat with the girls at Books A Million this evening. Something simple to do while we giggle and tell "fresh lies", as an old friend used to say.

I'm also going to make my mug mat for my swap partner today and will bind that this evening, too.

I just realized that I hadn't shown you our new floor in the dining room yet. We had a little side project that had to be completed before I could photograph it to share. So, without further ado...
This is the dining room with the old light fixture still installed, and our artificial palm in the corner. It was so past time to tear out that carpeting and now, you can see the "after" photo.
Here it is! No extra charge for the model in the photograph. The chairs are usually all around the table, but Handsome wanted to keep the leaf out of the table for a little while, and the chairs don't fit with the leaf stowed away. I especially like that this table stores the leaves right under the top. Those clever Scandinavians!

We also have a roll-top desk in the corner that previously hosted the palm tree. I store table linens in the bottom drawers, so it's handy to have in the dining room. All of the pieces are teak and are easily cleaned and maintained with an occasional wiping of teak oil. The fixture above the table is also teak. Man, I like it so much more than the fancy chandelier that hung there before. This is more "us".

Hope you all like the new look as much as we do. It really is a vast improvement for us. So, I'm on my way back to the studio for part of the morning; Soundsations rehearsal from 1-3; and then gabbing with the girls this evening. Wishing all of you a fun and creative day, too! Later, 'gaters!

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Patty C. said...

Your placemats & your home are looking beautiful - The model isn't too bad either ;)

Holloway Family said...

I LOVE those colors on the placemats! Isn't it wonderful the "new" feel of a room redone? I love it!

Pam in Brussels, Belgium

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Awesome progress on the placemats! Those fabrics are just gorgeous! I love the floors!

Claudia said...

Pretty fabrics, Donna - and I love the new floor!

xo
Claudia

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Beautiful, beautiful fabrics and work. Do like the new look. It is a good feeling for sure. Redid my kitchen and dining room in hardwood a few years back and best thing we have ever done. Blessings
QMM

Createology said...

Sonna your floors are so beautiful. The entire feel of your home is transformed with elegance after replacing the old carpet. Fezzik looks as though he is liking the new floor. Your pinwheel placemats are just exquisite. Happy gabbing...

Jillayne said...

Your placemats are looking great and your dining room looks fabulous! What an amazing difference the floor makes!
I also love the new look in your bedroom that you showed recently. It looks like such a lovely elegant space, yet not at all pretentious - love it!

Suzann said...

LOVE the new floors.

And those fabrics are so beautiful!!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi there! The flooring looks absolutely lovely. Very nice sleek look. And I love your place mats - they are coming along nicely./ Enjoy your book chat! Theresa

Michelle May said...

Beautiful placemats and I'm really loving the floors. The showroom model did a fantastic job!
What color are the floors?
xx, shell

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Donna,
Your dining room is gorgeous. I just love the floor..it really changes the appearance of the whole room, which wasn't too shabby before the makeover!
Your mug mat is beautiful, too!
Angela

Mary said...

I am fascinated with your sewing...such beautiful work...BTW..your little corgi models the new look quite well..lol

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