Sunday, 8 November 2009

A Couple of Reveals!


Well ... my productive week has just kept rolling right along! While I didn't get much done yesterday due to "After Five" rehearsals, today was a VERY productive day! YAY! As well as catching up a bit more on tackling Mount Laundry, I've almost finished another Secret Squirrel project - but ran out of homespun - don't ya just HATE that!! And I also finished a birthday giftie for one of our nieces ... it's only a couple of months late - OOPS! :0} (sheepish grin!) The good news about that is ... I can SHOW it to you!! After lots of Secret Squirrel stitching, it's nice to be able to share something, so here goes ...


Ta da!! I've stitched some fun, funky, bright ... and sweet ... applique shapes onto a plain white pillow case, along with a big letter "T" for "Taylah". I machine appliqued it so it should stand up to frequent washing a little better - hope she likes it!

Now, the other chore I tackled this morning was to clean up the kitchen COMPLETELY so I could FINALLY take some photos of the finished renovations to show you all - you have all been VERY patient waiting for the final reveal - probably a LOT more patient than I was waiting for it to be finished! :0) Ready???


I feel like there should be a "Tarant-ta-ra" fanfare to herald the unveiling! I'm REALLY happy with how it's all come up! This photo doesn't really show the bench top, but it shows our newly finished floor, the fresh apple green walls, the clean white cupboards and the red dotty curtain I was encouraged by Jenny to get done last month. I wasn't sure originally whether to put a lower curtain up, but after living with curious passers-by peering in the window, I've decided this will be one of the next jobs on the list ... as soon as my Beloved Geek Boy gets around to putting up the brackets for me!!


And here are some of my pretty kitchen collections - including my pretty vintage green-with-folk-art-roses trio painted by the clever and talented Kerryanne and my set of three jugs that look oh-so-pretty holding milk when visitors come to visit for afternoon tea.


Beside the coffee machine is my brand new kitchen plant, given to me last night by a friend when we had her and her fiancee over for dinner. It's a "Kitchen Warming" giftie. Isn't it LUSCIOUS and just the right red to fit in with my kitchen decor!! Thanks Amelia & Matt! Hmmm ... now I just have to manage to keep it alive - my track record with indoor plants is NOT the best, though I really like them! This wall is a bit bare at the moment and I'm not quite sure what I want to do there - I'm thinking of keeping an eye out for a vintage look plate rack or a little shelf unit to display some of my tea cup trios. No rush ... the RIGHT thing will jump out at me one day! :0)

So ... there you go ... that's been my productive weekend and since I've worked SOOOOOOOOO hard ... I think I might see if GB would like to order pizza for dinner! :0) Hope you've all had a great weekend and if it couldn't be productive like mine, then I hope it was restful and relaxing! Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

22 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Kris your kitchen looks gorgeous ! I love the green and white , just beautiful !

By Hoki Quilts said...

Hi Kris
I love the green, it's so calming and cool without being cold, a scrumptious colour for adding others too. Enjoy
hugs
Miche'le

Cozy Cottage said...

Love your new kitchen and the green color is so nice! Very inviting and cozy.
Many greetings
Gisela

Val - Apple Cottage said...

Very nice, and well worth the wait. The colours are perfect.

bubbachenille said...

I love all your finished projects, the pillow case and ofcourse the kitchen! Tarant ta ra !

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful kitchen...........

Janice said...

Thanks for sharing your finished kitchen. It looks so lovely and crisp and bright.

Stina said...

Love your GREEN lovely NEW kitchen!!!!! it makes me happy... just love all that green!! :o) Well done to both of you!! :o)

Joy said...

Oh Kris your kitchen looks FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it!!!! Now, shouldn't there be a piccy of you in a cute "Donna Reed" style apron and a freshly baked cake in your hands too LOL ;o)???? Just joshing dear one he he he.
Taylah's going to LOVE her birthday pressie, it's gorgeous :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

i cant sew said...

simply perfect!
%*_*%

Priscilla said...

lovely new look, it must be pure delight to cook here :-)
I love the colours, very good choice.
Kristina

Gail said...

Lovely new kitchen. I know you are happy to be done with the mess!

Janelle said...

Woo hoo Kris... your kitchen finally got done. You must be loving it!!

Narelle said...

What a lovely fresh looking kitchen!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Blossom and I have been droolin' over that gorgeous kitchen!! She thinks we should come to Toowoomba for a visit...
Hugs
Jen
xxx

Carin said...

Your niece should love what you have made for her.

Your kitchen is to die for! I just adore it. SIGH! I want my kitchen done now lol!

pulcino said...

WOW Kris, I love so much the new look of your kitchen!!!!
I'll have to work hard to convince my husband that also for us it's time to give a new look to our kitchen ... and I love the green! Beautiful even your latest work!!!!
Big Hug
Cristina

Judy S. said...

Nice kitchen, Kris. Boy, you sure are one busy gal!

Beeeme! said...

Wow!!! That kitchen might even encourage me to cook! it's such a change from the old dark dingy one, I love it.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Wow! What a beautiful place! so cozy! Love the green wall too, it all looks so nice!
Have a great weekend :o)
Laila

Julie said...

Gasp, I'm in love with your kitchen, makes me want to start ours now even more. The green and white looks so fresh. It looks like something straight out of a decorating magazine.

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