I wish you could come over for coffee.
We have 247 things to discuss.
Like did you watch Downton Abbey last night? And aren’t Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes the cutest couple on the universe? And I’m so happy for Bates and Anna (except didn’t she look like she had way too much Meryl Norman base on) and that lady that came to blackmail Lady Mary was on my last nerves and good for Edith I hope she will finally be happy and Daisy needs to calm down.
And if you’re going to be in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area on Friday, January 8 I’d love to meet you. I’m having a fabric launch party and I’m giving away fabric and notebooks made out of the fabric and note cards made out of the fabric and we’re serving cookies that look like the fabric and partying like it’s 2016. Which of course it is. Stop by The Quilt Asylum in McKinney (right off the freeway at the Virgina/Louisiana exit) from 6:00-8:00pm.
And I found the best bobby pins that stay in your hair and come in polka dots.
And I am going to be on television in Nashville.
And I made you the cutest free printable for January at the end of the post.
Oh….and PS look what I did with my dining room table.
This is what the table started out like.
It was our first dining room table so it’s seen life in the 90’s.
The table was perfect when we had two people living in the house and ate dinners that started with Lean Cuisine.
But now that there’s six of us, we needed a little more space. So the table kind of traveled around the farmhouse trying to find a new home. Here’s a picture of it on the back porch. It just never really worked any where and I was about to donate it and all of its Lean Cuisine history to the thrift store.
Until I came up with the idea of making it into a coffee table.
I wish I had a picture of my husband’s face when I told him we were doing this.
It kind of reminded me of the time I asked him if we could stop and pick up a 40 pane window out of the trash.
He started the project by removing the top of the table.
Then we decided where on the leg to cut. I wanted the table to be coffee table height, so we cut the leg to 16 1/8 and the table measures 19 1/4 high.
I marked the leg and he sawed the top part of the leg off.
Then came the hard part.
How to attach the leg to the table without giant screws showing on the top?
He simply took a 1 x 6 board and screwed the leg to the board.
Then he attached the board to the table top with shorter screws that didn’t poke through the table top.
Now for the controversial part of the project.
To leaf or not to leaf.
We could have left the leaves down, but I wanted a round coffee table for the space.
So he added more 1 x 6 boards underneath the table so the leaves would be extended permanently.
Here’s one last look at the finished table.
From the donation pile to a starring role on the screened-in porch.
I might just pull up one of those woven gray chairs and have a Lean Cuisine.
And now for something a little different.
I’ve been wanting to create some printables and I thought it might be fun if I challenged myself to make a new one every month.
Here’s January’s entry.
You can print out your own for free….here.
I’m going to print it out and clip it onto a clipboard for each month. It’s perfect for framing or putting on your bulletin board….
….or just making you smile.
Happy day friend.