Pattern to me is usually referring to a set of instructions to create. But for this Thursday Doors, I’m going with the aesthetic form.
But first a pre-Halloween greeting from one of my daycare kiddos. He was so proud of his new Blippi suspenders this morning and let me take his picture with them — beside the front door naturally. 🙂 This little guy has to give hugs before he leaves us each day and tells us “I like you and love you!” The world needs more of his attitude these days.
Door side of island
A view of the granite pattern
When you need more storage in your kitchen, an island is one way to get it. Thus, the reason we’ve added this one to our well-used, lived-in, kitchen/dining room. I have my husband to thank for the granite choice (that is the Pattern I mentioned) and the extra length of the island. It was originally only supposed to be 4 feet long. Not complaining!!
I will leave you to check out what’s behind them if you should choose. A quick mention that the makers of both the cabinet and the granite top are top notch in our area! Not from a box store. These are hand crafted and I am very proud to have them as part of my home. I highly recommend choosing to purchase from small businesses when and if you have the opportunity.
The undecided drawer but you can see the beautiful woodgrain here. No pressboard in this cabinet.
The Non Gluten toaster & more
The Gluten toaster/side
Cutting board collection and hidden art work.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this Thursday Doors post and will take time to visit Norm 2.0 where he will direct you to many many more wonderful door posts from all over.
I searched and searched this house for a pineapple (other than the can in the pantry). An Instagram daily photo prompt is the source of this distress. I knew I wouldn’t be venturing out on the town today so it was up to me to get creative. And since the last Sunday Sampler was in March before the April AtoZ Blog Challenge, it’s definitely past time for a new one!
Grabbed the tools, the fabric and a little inspiration from Pinterest — not necessarily in that order.
Tools and a 2 1/4 inch square
Cut enough squares to make 3 of these quilt squares. I don’t think they’ll be used together but you never know?
From the Green Stash
Squares with extras, just in case.
After a few minor adjustments – like increasing the size of the squares that were to become 1/2 square triangle blocks – I think I accomplished what I set out to do.
Without the sashing
A little batting, backing ,basting and it’ll be quilting time! My plan? A wall hanger will be the final outcome of this symbol of hospitality. Thanks for visiting!
As this is the first Thursday following our national election day, I’ve saved a particular photo of a favorite house from my city. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve passed this one in my lifetime. It’s on a very well-traveled street in the middle of Sedalia, Missouri.
Presenting a”White House” pic for my Thursday Doors entry. This is a drive-by photo as it’s at a pretty busy intersection. This is 803 West Broadway. This section of Broadway was recently named after Scott Joplin, whose Missouri hometown was Sedalia, Missouri. But I have yet to hear a local say 803 Scott Joplin Memorial Highway.
According to a real estate website, this home, on .53 acres, was built in 1925.
But I wonder what the 1878 means on the bottom of that post??
The last week I’ve been contemplating this Doors post. Thought about trying a theme with this subject.
Toy Doors abound at my home. But maybe I’ll save up for that one later.
Around here, I know of a few places that still have these sort of doors. But maybe that is too much for tender eyes? Or maybe some of you don’t get this? It’s your age I assure you. So you get the salt and pepper variety. Ask your parents/grandparents. Or Google.
And speaking of age, these doors have old hitchin’ posts leading up to the front to tie up your old mare. Love that the owners kept these intact all these years.
But in the end, there’s my boring ol’ door that leads home. It has seen more traffic in and out of it in the last 20 years of daycare than any of you can ever imagine. Over 150 children, their parents, grands, and greats, uncles, aunts,(some of them mine), both rich or poor and everything in between. Even a few pets to ‘show and tell’. Wouldn’t it be wondrous if all the doors we see could tell their story?
It’s the Mother’s Day surprise from my daughter. We’d been to our town’s new Hobby Lobby recently and I’d pointed to the metal contraption you see here and said in passing that I could use one of those. It is a pair of pliers for plastic snaps. The ones in the store didn’t have the rainbow of colorful snaps you see here included. They were separate. Her economics degree came in handy since she found this All-in-one set with an awl and all those snaps.
And I just happened to have a bib hanging around that needed a fastener. This will be so much quicker that sewing on Velcro or a sew-on snap. Thank you Rachel!
A yearly tradition of my family is the White Elephant Party. We have a pot luck dinner, gift exchange, card exchange, cookie exchange, and Tons of fun. But one picture just can’t convey our fun, laughter and good times. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the slideshow I put together and meet the ‘eyes’ of my family. Love em!