Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ocean Breeze Shawl Complete

I was working on a Mystery Knit Along called Ocean Breeze by Boo Knits.  I used hand dyed silk yarn and silk/mohair yarn.  There are 1,000 beads in this shawl!  I am done with beads for a bit.  I really love the way this shawl turned out.  Here are some pictures:

This is the tussah silk mixed with mohair yarn I used.  It is hand dyed.

Ring of leaves around Ocean Breeze shawl
 Closeup of Shawl

Ocean Breeze Shawl
Me wearing my shawl.

I will be wearing this shawl alot this winter!  I love the simmering of the beads-it will be wonderful for the holidays!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Completed Nightstand Makeover

John and I finished the nightstands last weekend!!  They look so much better in our room.  Here is the steps we took:

This is the nightstand before we started.
Sanding the finish off.

The nightstand all painted ready to take upstairs.
Tada!!  All done!
We added new handles and put a basket where the drawers used to be.  I love the white color!  Now I will be doing something fun with the lampshades.  I will post that when I have decided what I'm going to do with them. 

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.

Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!

Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!