Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Late Mother's Day Post

Life around our home has been busy this month of May... As you could probably tell by the lack of posts...

And I have mentioned that we've had a very long, wet, cold, dreary winter and spring in our parts??? We have...

Except the bestest thing happened a couple weeks ago! We got a TON of sunshine! The sun even came out for Mother's Day! It was awesome....

I had the whole fam over for Mother's Day and was so excited to be able to enjoy the back yard and patio... I spent the week in the glorious sunshine working in the back yard and so it was all nice and spruced up for the day!
Backyard on Mother's Day

I hung a few gingham buntings I made a while ago... some paper lanterns from the dollar store... set up a table to eat at... got out all the patio furniture and umbrella.... and had just planted flowers in my planters...


It was the perfect day! And my guy and my boys treated me like a Queen all day....

Backyard on Mother's Day

I had a little surprise for my mom too... I had been given this chair a long time ago with intentions of giving it a new life...
Cute Chair

I finally did! And it turned out so dang cute... if I do say so myself!
New Life

My mom is getting her very own creating/work space and is doing it in black and white... I had much fun freshening up this little cutie chair...
New Seat

And I tried my hand at paper piecing for the first time and made her this star block to hang on her wall... She was quiet surprised when she walked in the door and saw this sitting there...
Mom's Present

I have this chairs twin too... I have plans for it for my husband's desk in our family /t.v. / man room... I'm just waiting for nice weather again, so I can paint it... I'll share when it's all done!

Hope everyone is having a good week! I'm actually getting some time to sew a little... I'm hoping to get a quilt done for a graduation present... Wish me luck!

Happy Sewing! ooxx`jodi

25 comments:

Joy said...

Jodi, I love your back yard.. I miss having a nice back yard.

I love what you did for your mom, That is the cutest chair and wall hanging!

Oh wasn't that sun just wonderful :)

Debby said...

What a great gift for you Mom, I know she must have been over the moon!!!!

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Jodi!
What a terrific mother's day gift! Your Mom's craft room is going to be adorable!
Happy Holiday Weekend! xoxo Debbie

suemac said...

That black and white star is just so cute. Love the chair. Glad you had a chance to putter in the back yard. That certainly is a boost. I love gardening myself.

Ellyn said...

what a great gift for your mom! I have been on a furniture painting spree too...

Needled Mom said...

It looks like it was an awesome day for that beautiful yard. Your chair and mini are precious. I am sure your mom loved them.

Sherri said...

I always love your posts! Your yard is beautiful...and I love the recovered chair. I really love the paper pieced star block! I had to buy some of the diamond paper pieces after seeing your previous post...I think it was you that got me hooked on hexagons, too...come to think of it!

Lori Holt said...

Jodi...you're yard looks amazing!
I'm so happy you got to play in the sunshine for awhile:)
Love the redo on the chair and I'm sure you're mom did too!...the star looks so cute in that frame...
xx
Lori

Jennie said...

Love this chair. Now I want to find some chairs to refinish!

CaroleM said...

I couldn't agree with you more about our spring (just to the north of you). Mother's Day was gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

QuiltNut Creations said...

I love the chair; and the cute blog is fabulous!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

So glad to hear the weather has turned nice for you. We have gotten our first dose of sun this week and it sure feels nice after 6 weeks of rain and cold.

Cherie said...

Great to have some nice weather for a change! The party sounds and looks like it was fun!
Loving the chair, the black and white really set it off. Great job on the paper piecing =D


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sandra said...

Hi Jodi, really love the chair you did a great job on it and I am sure your Mom was thrilled. Glad you are feeling well enough to work in your garden (I miss mine) and doing some quilting. Take care and enjoy the summer. Blessing Sandra

amy g :) said...

DEFINITELY dang cute!!!

Carla said...

Your yard looks lovely and the chair! Oh my. so cute.

Terry and Danella said...

SO cute Jodi! LOVE it! I KNOW your mom does too! and... i can totally PICTURE her gushing! LOL Miss you SO much!

Wendy said...

I love that paper-pieced star, and the chair is fabulous! I always think "I can do that" but I can't, I'm rubbish at painting!

Amy DeCesare said...

Such a nice way to celebrate Mother's Day - I bet everyone had a great time, especially your mom. The chair and wall hanging are fabulous!!! She must be so proud of you!

Karen said...

What a nice gift to your mom. Very sweet of you to be so considerate.

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April said...

What a beautiful gift!

Meredith said...

Great gift. You are a very creative women. I miss your photo collages.

Molly said...

I faved this beautiful chair photo on flickr. i don't like to *favorite* without leaving a comment but i couldn't so came back to say how much I love the chair and what a great job you did. As always your work and your photography are beautiful!

Des said...

What a good daughter! Love your chair and I love that you decorated with gingham bunting.

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