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French Country Blues and Grays

Just a quick note after completing a slipcover today. 

This chair was brought to me by a client wanting to change the fabric that was no longer to her liking. Shannon brought the chair with her so we could try out a few different fabrics and see how they played off of the dark wood stain of the arms and legs. She knew that she wanted to stay away from florals and toiles so we zeroed in on the nubby natural texture of this muted stripe. Loving the damask pattern and blue gray color of the accent fabric, we chose a 16" by 24" size to make the pillow that would fit nicely with the scale of the chair.

Here's to hoping she loves it as much as I do!

What's happening today...

Hey guys,

I just found out that the amazingly talented Heather Bullard mentioned me on her blog...So for all of you out there in blogland who are stumbling to my site for the first time...WELCOME! I'm so happy you are here!

I must admit, I am a little unprepared in the blog arena. Wish I had more posts, better pictures, etc. but I find that's probably how I'd always feel no matter how much I had worked on this... Just thought I'd show you what is going on with me right now.

Now...you may be asking yourself, "Who is this person showing the world the gross, termite infested mess that is her home?" Well, you might say I've always been a come as you are, no pretense, glass is half full kind of gal. It's a little lot intimidating to expose myself so candidly to the unknown masses...especially when there are so many gorgeous and talented women who are blogging and sharing their loveliness to whomever cares to breeze through their world. So this is me, stepping through the fear of being judged unfavorably. I'm just going for it and hope you'll trust me and come back for a second visit...

Dump truck coming tomorrow. Deck demo should be done in 2-3 days. Then the fun part of making our living room/deck extension will begin to take shape. I promise it'll be worth the wait! In the mean time, I'll just focus on the flowers! By the way, that's my cottage (in the picture below) where all the magic happens with sewing and fabric and ruffles... More on that another time...