My sewing weekend with cousins Audrey and Cathy is coming up in two weeks. Audrey has cut 30's fabric for a quilt, and Cathy is deciding what projects to bring. Me? I'm more worried about how the house is going to look!
This morning I worked on this cabinet. Larry's dad owned it years ago; it was originally a bookcase. He wasn't much of a reader, so he turned it into a gun cabinet. Before he passed away, he told Larry he could have it. It stayed in our garage for a while until Larry decided to put shelves in it again. He brought it into our dining room, and it didn't take long to fill it with stuff.
I grew up going to antique auctions with my folks. I hated going to those! And the things they brought home! Saturday mornings were spent cleaning, and how I hated to dust those antiques. I swore I wouldn't have one old piece in my house.
But things change, and now I love every piece I have. I have filled this cabinet with mostly white ironstone and some pink depression pieces. Do you recognize these towels? They are Martha Stewart from Kmart that Audrey picked up for me. I've had them in a drawer for a couple years just waiting for a good idea to use them. I couldn't see getting them stained up in the kitchen. So this morning I pressed them and lined the shelves. I like how they hide the mish-mash of dishes stacked up.
There are a lot of things I need to do before the sewing weekend, and tweaking should be the last of my worries. My goal is to have everything in place by this time next weekend so I can spend the days before they come just getting my sewing ready.