Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Weekend

Saturday morning I left the guys at home and ran errands. They did the housework, laundry, and yard work. No—this is not heaven, but it kind of feels like it. They were treating me and I wasn’t going to complain. It’s cloudy now, but it’s supposed to fair off and be a beautiful day.


I made pillows for the porch last week. We had dreams of new porch furniture, but after pricing it, I made the adult decision to paint what we had. I had spent 12 bucks on Walmart fabric—cheap and durable-- to make pillows in the colors I pictured the porch being in this summer Reds and Khaki. I purchased paint –‘oops paint’ or custom paint that someone decided not to purchase. When getting ‘oops’ paint you have to recognize your color choices are extremely limited…the paint choices were a blue-gray and sand.
I already purchased the fabric. I didn’t want to waste. I refused to admit a mistake had been made. So back to Walmart I went and $3.00 later I found the blue fabric I was going to use to pull all things together---porch, paint, and fabric.






Here are the finished products. Eight pillows were made for the hammock, swing, and chairs. I had wished over a Pottery Barn ad and knew I wasn’t going to let go of any kind of money for pillows.

Somehow I think the blue fabric just fits.

I finished quilting a quilt and have binding to hand stitch this afternoon. I've got naptime waiting on me.

Have a good weekend.

16 comments:

Shakerwood said...

I think that blue is just the perfect color for a porch. And it ties everything together just nicely. Great job!

Karen said...

Makes me want to come sit a while, drink some lemonade and stitch with you. I think you did a very good job pulling everything together with what you had to work with.

Sue said...

Wow! That looks so inviting! Those colors all come together so well and you did great with this.

I like that you are a bargain shopper. That makes it even more special, I think.


That was nice of your guys to treat you today.

I'd say you deserve a nap :D

sewprimitive karen said...

Wow, that all looks absolutely beautiful!

Cara said...

I think it looks great!

Muddling Through said...

I bow to your mastery of pulling things together! You did an excellent job, it all really looks great.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love the look!!!! Excellent job. Wish you could come over and see what you can do with my stuff :D

ohiostar5 said...

PERFECT! Think I will com over and take a nap in the hammock. BettyLou

Susan said...

you really pulled it together very nicely and on a shoestring budget too! Does your Wal-Mart still carry fabric? Great job, love the pillow colors, so cheerful.

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

I think it looks wonderful! Very fresh & inviting ~ kudos!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I love them~they are so cute.
Homemade are much better than Pottery Barn~tehe!
You have a lovely blog.
It is so nice to meet you.
Have a wonderful Monday~
Blessings from Missouri~
Carrie

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Everything looks great and you did a great job! I would have thought you had it all planned that way to start with. Love it. Hope you are having a great summer!

Angie said...

It's perfect! How about you come and do my porch? :) I would love it to look like yours! :) Excellent!

Sue said...

Love all the colours. The cushions look fabulous. Wish i had a porch I could decorate like that. So inviting. Well done. xx Sue

Idaho Quilter said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I love your porch pillows, just my style. Make do with what you have. Gives me and idea I need porch pillows.

Texan said...

Oops or intended, it all looks great. No one would ever have thought you didn't pick it all out for your look! It looks really nice.