Friday, August 7, 2009

10 MINUTES A DAY ~ ~ ~

It seems to be helping ~ the 10 minutes a day challenge that is!! I haven't worked on this little sheep rug in quite a long time ~ one reason being that I was doing it for the little guest bath on the first floor and when I took it in there one time to see how it was going to look, I realized it was too small for the area!! So, I kind of lost interest ~ and I was working on other things! But now, thanks to April Deconick's challenge, I've hooked the last three evenings, sometimes longer than the required 10 minutes and voila ~ this little rug is moving along! I've hooked the border (all from the scrap basket) from the bright purple up the right side ~ progress, indeed!

Here are some lake pictures ~ this is Tad's bedroom, which also serves as a guestroom. For a headboard effect, I've used old fencing and trellis parts and adorned them with metal fish! The things I use in decorating are not expensive ~ you can put together odd bits of this and that for next to nothing and create a unique decorating style!

The other side of his little room has a small chair that a friend gave me ~ another friend made this beautiful slipcover for it from yardage that I bought at a chain fabric store ~ the dust ruffles are made from this same material. The little chair pillow is a flea market find ~ it looks like it's made from a vintage bedspread. Other accent pieces come from T J MAXX and Marshall's ~ places that have lots of well-priced accessories.

This is our room painted with silver sage green from Restoration Hardware ~ it's a great soft color ~ kind of a seaside look ~ we're not by the sea but some call Lake Erie the North Ocean! When you're looking at a big body of water, it has the same calming effect as an ocean ~ except in our case, we're looking at Put-in-Bay and that's a good thing! I have read that the water gives off negative ions, which changes our bodies chemically ~ that's why we have that peaceful feeling and are drawn to the water ~ ever notice how laid back people are in beach towns and on the islands ~ evidently, that's why!!

The little sitting area walls just beg for some hooked rugs or pictures or something! The rabbit rug that I'm working on up there is for this room ~ I was going to put it on the floor but as I look at this, maybe it should be a wall rug!! The piece of folk art on the armoire/tv cabinet is some odd thing we found at an antique show in Lakeside years ago. We didn't even have this place yet, but I knew there would be a spot for it somewhere ~ a pyramid shape is supposed to give positive, peaceful energy ~ Mr. Kitty sleeps under it ~ it hasn't helped him much!

That's it for today ~ we're off to the lake and as usual, I have much to do! Have a happy weekend ~ hot summer weather is coming to Ohio ~ 90's this weekend. Yuk! The heat and humidity are hard on this old girl ~ I always think I'll melt into a puddle of butter ~ guess I'll have to stay in where it's cool ~ the condo or a pub!
Ta ta for now!


April DeConick said...


Yeah for your sheep rug! And oh my do you have a beautifully decorated home! Want to come over to my house sometime and help me?

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Sure, April ~ I would love to!! We can decorate and hook ~ yippee!

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Beautiful Alice!!

Kim said...

Alice it's gorgeous!!! I love the white washed look...especially by the 'north ocean'. :o)

Jacque. said...

Always enjoy photos of your home. The sheepie rug is looking great! Keep up the good work!