As 2014 comes to a close…

I have taken time to review my “be kind” motto for the year ๐Ÿ™‚
And I do believe I have learned a lot about kindness and how many people are in need of it… take time to share a smile with a stranger… you never know when it could change a life!

If you notice my closing will change with the new year so stay tuned to my focus in 2015!!ย  I am really liking having an aspect of my personality I focus on to improve.

Let me say… I do think I was already Kind… I just think I needed more kindness overall in my home last year and that was achieved!ย  Yippee ๐Ÿ™‚

My sewing room is coming along and I am working away at my hexi flowers…

I have done a bit more decorating and “moving in”… and got me a different chair that I LOVE!!!!

This chair was a craigslist find for $45 and it needed work and a new seat cushion and cover when I paid for it! lolย  My honey thought I was crazy then … but after a lot of elbow great and a new cushion (we found at a thrift store for $6.00 … 3″ green foam nice n dense too)…. and some final adjustments…

This Shaw Walker vintage industrial office chair is from the 1930’s and in mint condition would now be worth quite a bit but I could easily get $200 I think… not that it is for sale! lolย  But nice to know all that work made it worth more ๐Ÿ™‚

Mail call brought something I won on a blog!

I am so excited to share that I won a handmade 6″ x 6″ wall hanging for my dd!

I had told her something snow globe related was coming for her that I had won on a blog… well LeeAnna… the sweet quilter who designed this and made it special for my daughter and who blogs HERE… sent this and we got it yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚
But here is the best pic …

With my darling daughter in her room in front of her custom cabinet holder her snowglobe collection !!!ย  How cool is that for a snowglobe gift for my daughter… from one quilter to another!ย  LOVE THAT!

So stop by and visit LeeAnna and see what she is up to… the link above is for the blog post that talks about these adorable things ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thanks LeeAnna!

Meanwhile, my dd is now spread out in the hall for “best lighting” to work on a puzzle with a couple friends who came to help…it is my Christmas present delivered by New Years she says! lol

Andย  Daisy has found an “inside spot” in the sewing room ๐Ÿ˜‰

My honey is working on his side of the sewing room… but pics of that side will be slow as I must dress the window before pics! lol

Here is his work desk though ๐Ÿ™‚

We bought a treadle sewing machine we thought was salvagable but on closer inspection was not… so my honey will repurpose the top and get the treadle head working… but the base he pressure washed and painted black.ย  He will be repairing and reconditioning Singer Featherweights that we sell… Perfect!

Do you have a motto, try to do something new and different, eat a certain food, or have other New Years traditions?ย  I would love for you to share with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Until my next post…


5 thoughts on “As 2014 comes to a close…

  1. LA Paylor

    Kathi, I love the connection between us! The snowglobe collection is awesome, wish I was there to see it in person and note every detail as I also love a snow globe. I keep one up all year on my mantle. The sewing room is coming along, and a good chair especially vintage is hard to find. Good for you! It has a story. LeeAnna at not afraid of color


  2. LA Paylor

    oh, and my focus word of the year is Connect/ connections. I hope to explore the meanings and actions of these words, reaching out in a brave way to others! Daisy, you are precious girl, and fit in the studio. LeeAnna Again.


  3. Karen - Quilts...etc.

    your flower hexies are coming along so quickly – wonder what they will be like finished. I am getting a last of the year post ready for tomorrow. No special foods or anything here for the end of the year just glad to make it through another year!!


  4. Kathy ... aka Nana

    No New Year's Eve/New Year's Day traditions here. What a fabulous chair you have there (and while you don't intend to see it, isn't it nice to know that you could – for a lot of money?). Awesome win on that snowglobe … I'll bet that made your daughter's day! Daisy looks like she's a queen there! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy New Year to you and yours!



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