Hey everyone! I hope this is going to be a great week for everyone, me included! Monday is Chemo #4 and the last in Round 1 of infusions. In 2 weeks I start Round 2, which will be weekly for 12 weeks. This past week has been very good, and I have felt almost normal.....whatever that is! I even did a bit of sewing, crafting and tweaking. Let's hear it for "tweakers" everywhere! So anyway, I wanted to share my Fall foyer and some of those tweaks I did in the sitting-dining room. Let's get started.
You already know how much I enjoy decorating this table in the foyer. If you want to see what the table started out as, just go HERE.
I've been using this metal piece to display pics of our "Grands" for awhile now, but this is the first time I have hung it from this mirror in the foyer. I also added some cute tags about being "Thankful."
I printed the photos myself, choosing sepia and printing them on white cardstock.
Family is what it's all about!
I've had the big wooden bowl for several years, and simply added a candle in a hurricane and surrounded it with faux acorns in different sizes.
This little corner etagere usually gets some seasonal lovin'.
As you can see, cotton stems continue to pop up here and there!
Now for the tweaking I was talking about......
Most of it happened in this room.
I added a milk glass cake stand under the pumpkin.....this table needed some height variation; and I swapped out my burlap runner for this drop cloth runner & tied the ends (it was a bit too long, otherwise) with big burlap bows.
In this cozy spot, I added a pumpkin pillow that I made.....got the pattern HERE.
I sewed the pillow cover, but the pumpkin is "no-sew" and applied with stitch-witchery or whatever kind of iron-on fusible web you prefer.
I decided it needed something more, so I added the blanket stitch around all the pieces......but, I did it with a permanent marker, no stitching involved!
With plaids popping up everywhere, I decided to take this piece of fabric that I had and simply hemmed all the edges.....it's not very big, more like lap-size, but I like how it looks.
This pumpkin also got a makeover from orange to pale, pale aqua.
Now this is a piece of crewel work that I did, probably forty years ago and had it stretched on a wood frame. I was tired of it that way, so I made it into a pillow. Even after all these years, the colors are still so vivid!
The only thing that changed in the dining room is a swap of pillows........
I made these patchwork pillow covers (there's one on the other chair, too) a couple of years ago, using fabric sample books that I had gotten for free!
We always need to end on something cute, right? Little Miss Abby really likes it when her Momma spends so much time in the craft room......she is an excellent cubby-filler!
Well, that's a wrap for now! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of what is going on around here and hope you will come again very soon!
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