May 6, 2009

A Bit Of This and That

Greetings Friends~ ~ ~
Just like the title says. . .Waiting for the rain to stop so that I can begin the paint job on this table. Yes the white smears are dust from sanding. Yuck.

Sanded it last weekend and I'm so excited to get her done. She will be used on the screened porch this summer for outdoor meals. She was a gift from a friend. What kind of a friend would give you a table in this condition you ask? One who has great faith in my abilities to transform I guess or knows I love a challenge. She will be painted white. She came with 2 boards so she will seat 6 nicely. Hard to believe there is even a chance of getting a nice table out of this one. What a mess she is, but I love the simple lines!

Friday I am planning to visit here and purchase my heirloom tomato plants for the garden. If you are near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania this is the place to be Friday or Saturday of Mothers Day Weekend. The 23rd. Annual Herb & Garden Faire! Be sure to stop by the Yellow Barn and visit Kate. She makes the most delicious Dips & Spreads. I always have a few packages of her delightful recipes on hand.
This is one that I recently made for a gathering of friends.
This is the beginning of my first quilt. It has appliqued aprons on it and will be a tablecloth. Each apron is on a square of fabric with a chicken wire print. I'm working on it here and there as I have time. Who knows when I'll get it done but I am loving the process and that's the goal~ ~ ~Enjoy The Journey!

Sunday I'll probably visit here again, if the weather is clear. Love this place.

Enjoy YOUR Journey~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ ~


JoAnn said...

What a great table, and like you said - it has good "bones". Can't wait to see it finished. I've refinished some pieces in the past and can appreciate the hard work that goes into it - especially those spindly legs!

Regina said...

Your table will look beautiful when it's done. I have a table to I to work on myself--ugh!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Great table! It will be beautiful when you get through with it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and visiting! :) ~Rhonda

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love the title of you blog :O)

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Ahrisha!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
This was a great post...I see your in Lancaster county...I'm in Mechanicsburg! I'll have to visit Shupp's!
Looking forward to seeing that table when it's all prettied up!
Have a fabulous evening!

Henya said...

I think it is a special talent that lets us see the potential beauty of an object such as this table, or a bag of somewhat dirty, unquestionably smelly fleece. I love the idea of a tablecloth-quilt. It is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ahrisha! I finally saw your comments you had left on my blog! Thank you!!! I think they should add a bell that sounds every time you get a new comment so you know! I'm going to have to keep up with your blog, what beautiful pictures and I think your table looks wonderful, did you get it painted? I just posted a few pics of some new furniture pieces that made their way to my house over the last couple weeks, if you get a chance - stop by and see! I'm fighting the flu so the pic's aren't too spectacular! Hopefully I also thanked you for the recipes and beautiful lavender card, lavender is my absolute favorite!
Have a great day!!

jerseygirl211 said...

Looks like you've been busy, we've been up to our ears in projects around here also. The rain has been keeping us from getting things finished. Good luck with yours.
Our computer had to go back to the shop again, I can't believe I'm so dependant on it.
Take care my friend.


AlisonH said...

People who can see through to what something like the table can really become, and then make it happen, have my great admiration. I tried something like that once and found it to be outside my expertise (so far).

Bobbi Jo Nichols said...

I love the quilt squares they are beautiful! Could you post an upclose picture of some of the squares?
I miss PA it is so beautiful! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

jerseygirl211 said...

It's me again.....

I hope you were able to view Isa's blog, the pictures she has on there of carousel horses are wonderful.
Sorry to say, I never did ride the carousel at Hershey, but we did watch the kids on it many times.
When I was in high school, my then boyfriend and I would go riding, in the Watchung Mountains, I had a favorite horse we'd rent named Betsy. She was a beautiful, gentle, white horse. I tried to find a picture of me with her to post, but I don't know where it got too. :(
I sure hope you get your horse some day.


Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
I can't believe I missed the herb faire. I try to go every year, but completely missed the boat this year. Did you buy any vegetable plants? I am considering growing heirloom tomato seedlings next year and am wondering what price point to set. Any thoughts?
And by the way, your table is wonderful. I would be pleased to have a friend give me one like that!

Dana and Daisy said...

I love your little apron quilt squares! So adorable!