Thursday, April 24, 2014

The kitchen is done !!!

The kitchen is finally finished !!!!  Several of you have asked to see finished pictures, so here they are.......

I ended up refinishing the cabinets in a little darker shade, which really looks nice with the tumbled marble back splash we chose.

Between leaning over the counters to install and grout the back splash, applying 3 coats (and polishing between each coat) of sealer, and then 4 days of  refinishing all the cabinets........I could barely lift my arms.  John laughed at me one night as I was making a futile attempt at taking a few stitches.  I guess I did look kind of pitiful.

One last little picture of some of the edible birds I made for the Easter dinner we attended.......they were really fun and easy to do.  The only problem was finding storage room for all 50 of them to cool and set.  Thank goodness for extra fridges in the basement !!

Well, I've taken up enough of your time......back to designing mode for me !  May you all take a stitch when you can !!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Update to Chessie's Heirlooms Club

I've had several inquiries about contact info for Tomorrow's Heirlooms.  Their website is, and their PH# is 630-790-1660,

Pam and Kim will be happy to give you all the details and sign you up

Happy Stitching !!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chessie's Heirlooms Club

Just a quickie in the midst of our kitchen redo project.  What started out as getting only new quartz counter tops , which someone else installs , has progressed to installing a new under the counter sink, all new plumbing and cutting out the back wall because I found an extra deep sink........ new faucets, ripping out our old tile backsplash, repairing the drywall, installing new tumbled marble tile backsplashs (all the steps take about 2 weeks) and refinishing the cabinets.

We're still in the process of sealing the backsplashs and finishing the cabinets, but the end is in sight !!!!!  I'm going to be really glad we did all this when it's done, but at this point, I still can't SEE my new counter tops and I'm far, far, behind on design time !!

In between all the mess, I have managed to finish the 1st club piece for the Chessie's Heirlooms club I'm doing with Tomorrow's Heirlooms and wanted to give you a peek.....

There will be 4 projects during the year and each one will come with a different handmade wooden piece.

This first one is a tool caddy and the kit will include the caddy, all the materials to make and assemble the panel for the caddy, the fob and needle book .  If you're interested, you can contact Tomorrow's Heirlooms for more details and prices.

All the stitched pieces are lined or backed in wool, which is also included in the kit.

Hope you enjoy.......I'm being called back to until next time.......take a stitch for me!!