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Rustic Picture Frame

Medical update: I am getting a little bit stronger every day.  I think the thing that fooled me the most was how weak I am and how little energy I have!  I guess that is from the blood loss. I feel like my arm is getting a little bit stronger every day and my incision is healing well.  The good news is that the numbness is slowly leaving…the bad news…I can now feel it!  I still have my super glue on the top of the incision, but the bruising is almost gone.  (My arm just looks a little bit dirty where the bruising is!)  I can now start lifting 10 pounds, but I cannot yet rotate my arm outwards all the way.  But all in all, I would say that I am doing super!

So, I still cannot do very many projects, but I would like to share one with you that I picked up at a little boutique during our town celebration:

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Chalkboard Door

Hi everyone, here is my first project post since my accident!  I want to thank everyone again for all of your kind, sweet comments and for your support, they both mean the world to me!

Obviously, this project was finished before my injury, but it is one that I have thoroughly enjoyed while I have been recuperating!

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Sisal Balls &Americana Jar

Americana Jar and Sisal Balls

Today I have a couple of fun projects just in time for your 4th of July decorating!  I am going to show you how to make sisal balls in any color or size and a matching Americana jar to complete a little vignette!

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Americana Pillow from a Tote Bag!

When my friend and I went shopping a week or so ago we found these cute Americana tote bags that have the Declaration of Independence on it…as soon as I saw it, I knew that it would make a darling pillow.

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Decorative wire frame

Decorative Wire Frame

One of my DIL’s bought some cute wired frames for her house and she brought them over and we fixed them up with some fun fabric to make it match the room that they are going in!  It was such an easy way to customize these cute frames!

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Flirty Levi Apron

Flirty Levi Apron

I saw an apron at a little boutique a while back and I decided that I wanted try to make one.  The idea is a very simple one, and when it came to making it, it was very simple to make!  I love it when that happens!

Flirty Levi Apron

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Fabric Covered Pot and Plant Picks

I have a fun post that I shared over at I Should Be Mopping The Floor a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to share it with you today!

This project is one that could be used for several different occasions such as Birthdays, Teacher Appreciation, Graduation, Baby or Wedding Showers , Just Because, or just for a cute Thank You gift!  It is a cute spin on an old project!DSC_0221

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New Outdoor Pillows

I have been working out in my yard trying to get everything cleaned up and getting all of my pots and flowers planted.  I like to spend most of my evenings out in my yard, so I enjoy having a “room” outside on my patio.  

I like to have new pillows for this room, but outdoor pillows and cushions are quite expensive…so I usually just recover the ones I have!

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Easy Flower Arrangement

Super Easy Flower Arrangement

My neighbor had a flower arrangement sent to her house for Mother’s Day.  She was not home at the time, so the florist left it with me.  It was so striking that I decided to see if I couldn’t duplicate the idea!  Her’s was made with mini carnations in different colors, but I found these daisies and mums at Costo and decided to give it a try!Easy Flower Arrangement

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Strawberry tablecloth

Strawberry Tablecloth

I have been tending grandkids for 9 straight days and I am totally worn out!  I guess that is why you have your children when you are young, so that you can kind of keep up with them!  :)  They have been really good kids, but I am exhausted.  We went to the park, had picnics, went to our cabin overnight, had our Easter party, went to another Easter party, learned how to do a rainbow loom…made lots of bracelets, went shopping, went to church and I carpooled kids from school!   Oh and we also watched after 3 birds!  I forgot how much time and ENERGY it takes to keep up with little kids!  So my praise goes out to all of you that are raising small children…keep up the great job!

 Needless to say, I have not done many projects this last week, but I do have one very simple sewing project for you today:

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