Thursday, March 11, 2010

Nesting in...

Hi! We're finally settling in to the new house, so I thought I'd take a few pictures....bear with me...this is sort of like home movies!! LOL!!!!
This is in the foyer... that's a stitchery I did last fall (sort of a "baby picture" for the house) when we thought it would be completed in November. I stitched '09 on it ...didn't know that it SHOULD have be '10 !!! Oh well... all's well that ends well and I DEARLY love this house. It feels old and cozy exactly as I'd planned!!! YAHOO!!! It's still quite echo-y though because we can't put any rugs down for another month or so...hardwood floors are curing.

Phil and Jon were SO relieved when I told them this buffet was going just inside the front door!! It's as heavy as lead! I would have told them it went upstairs just to get a reaction from them but figured I may have a MUTINY on my hands!!!!

View into the livingroom from the foyer. I'm planning on making a slipcover for that chair with a pleated skirt...light linen or denim. That's Honeybunny sitting on the bare floor....not a happy camper about THAT!!! When he does his nightly hallucination run around the house he slides all over the place... It's SO FUNNY!!!! He doesn't think so tho...seems to take all the fun out of it for him....just not dignified I guess!! LOL!!!! I'll wait to take pictures of the livingroom... most of our furniture isn't here yet so we're kind of "making do". I'll show you later.

This is the "breakfast room" off the kitchen. We're using the formal dining room as an office. I'd MUCH rather sit down to dinner a little more casually and with all those windows anyway!!! The houseplan called this the "breakfast room" ... I think that's so pretentious...sounds like you should also have a "lunch room" and a "snack room"....oh well! Our new chairs haven't arrived yet either..........they're out there somewhere in la-la land with our livingroom furniture. I LOVE these chandeliers!!!! Just think of all the things that you could hang from them!!! I put old book pages from storybooks, cookbooks, sheets of music, postcards etc....
The end wall back to the right is going to have a big blackboard on it.
Door to the back porch... living room is to the left

I went a little bit overboard on moss...it's EVERYwhere!!!

Sun's going down!


OK.... here it is!!! My very favorite room in the house! I've always, always wanted a big "pantry" with an area for baking. Everybody thought I was crazy for wanting this room off the kitchen but now all I hear from them is.."my wife would LOVE this!" It's baking area with low cupboards for rolling dough and kneading (I'm sort of short), storage up the yingy-yangy, and room for the freezer and an icemaker. I also had them put in a large cupboard that is just the depth of the wall (6") for all those little things....spices, extracts, cupcake cups...you get the idea.... We'd had a cupboard in the kitchen like this in a 100yr old house we lived in for many years & I SWORE that if I was ever able to build a house I'd have a cupboard just like it!
I'm going to make real simple curtains for this window using some of the dish towel fabric we carry on the website... don't know if I'll use the multi stripe or the all green multi width stripe yet. I'll have to audition both of them an decide! I think they may need some embroidery on them, don't you?
I got these galvanized squares to hang recipes on that I use frequently.... I need to make some cute magnets... I'm thinking clothespins (already use them for just about EVERYthing!!)
I had to smoosh together 3 pictures to get this one ....either that, or somebody was drinking very heavily when they installed the cabinets!!!?..... I wanted to be able to have that kind of old general store everything visible canning jars all stacked up look.... I finally have all of my cake decorating tools and pans out of boxes and put away (may actually USE them again now!)
Last picture for now is in the powder room.... very lavender....very girly!!! I promised Phil that this time I'd keep the "floral" to a minimum but HAD to have someplace to put my collection of lilac and pansy stuff! Didn't I????? Don't you agree?????? This little room sparkles! I love it...and I found a great lilac candle!!! The room smells like you just walked into the center of a lilac bush in full bloom!!!! Ahhhhhhhh..................................
Well...that's all of my baby pics for now.....................
Hey! Almost forgot!!! We had a question about coloring. Should you color before or after stitching? The directions are in each pattern that uses the crayon tinting, but here's a recap!
Trace, then tint with crayons, then press using a paper towel or two until you don't have any crayon transfer to the towels, then stitch.
I have forgotten to color an area or two and have gone back & carefully colored the area in after stitching & then heat set. It's more difficult to keep the crayon off of the floss though...so....maybe only do it this way in a pinch?
See you later!!!! xoxoxo Meg












15 comments:

Denise said...

Your new home is beautiful!!! Can I come live with you ??? :-)

Linda said...

The photos of your new home are so charming - what an appealing place!
Your decorations (mercury glass, acorns, etc.) add so much. Enjoy your new nest.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Love everything about the house so far, can't wait to see more.
hugs, Miche'le

little acorns said...

Bravo!. . . & soooo worth the wait! I'm sure the items you are still waiting for will be the icing on the cake!
. . . & the pantry baking room! The best idea I've seen in a home in. . . forever! I am so happy for you!
xo, Bren

Sharon S said...

Love your new house Meg. The lavendar bathroom, ooo-la-la!

Auntie Pami said...

So happy you are finally getting settled. If you need some more moss, I have alot in the yard (I live in Silverdale), it's green & doesn't need to be mowed!

loulee said...

Beeeeayoutiful. I'm so jealous.

Sandie said...

Hi Meg! Thanks for taking the time to talk to me on the phone yesterday! I feel so stupid now that I think back about our conversation! I guess my brain never went there until we talked!!
I LOVE the style of your new home!!! You must be sooo excited to finally be moved in! ITS BEAUTIFUL!!! Please continu to post pics as you make changes and do more decorating!
As I said, yesterday, I keep your blog in my favorites and check it regularily... THANKS for all your beautiful patterns, ideas and inspiration! KEEP 'EM COMING!!!
Sending a hug and sweet thoughts your way! ~Sandie

Janelle J said...

Love the pics of your house. It's very inspirational. I love the idea of having a new house, but do love the charm of old ones and you seem to have mixed it beautifully. Congratulations and enjoy!

Doris said...

It's lovely! I'm so happy for you. Looking forward to more pictures. What color are the walls, other
than the powder room that is? Doris

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of your new home - it's beautiful!
You have to share where you got the chandeliers!

scarlette said...

Meg, two things. 1. i too am building and love that chandelier. i can just see it with all the grands drawings. can you give me info on how to find. shobbs@vcu.edu 2. i was at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt show a couple of weeks ago and saw your patterns and quilts in lots of places. all beautiful, i want them all but when i saw Flights of Fancy embroidered, it was truly magnificent. scarlette

Carrie P. said...

congrats! Your home is just lovely.

Anonymous said...

Med: Your new home is just breataking. Congratulation. Love the white walls, also.

Hugs
Helen

Anonymous said...

Please share where you obtained those wonderful chandeliers with the clips.