Aug 31, 2009

Marvelous Monday Update 8/31/09

My week of vacation wasn't as productive as I wanted. It rained most of the week so I was limited as to what I could get done outside. Add recovery time in (from the bicycle accident) and I was limited even more.

Speaking of... my face is pretty much healed up. Just residual "pinkness" where the abrasions were. My knee is a different story. Those abrasions were much worse and are taking their sweet time healing up. I'm afraid I will be adding another scar to my repetoire.


MORE ORGANIZATION
I managed to finish another project this week. Last year when there was an LNS in the area, the shop owner had some interesting spoon display cases. I found an inexpensive spoon rack at a thrift store. After some fresh paint, it now hangs in the spare room (formerly known as "That Scary Room"):



STITCHY STUFF
Another UFO to cross off my list! *Happy Dancing* I started this project circa four years ago. After all those confetti stitches, I'm glad to have it done.

Comedy Tragedy
Designer: Kyle Hollingsworth
Leaflet: Slice of Life
Fabric: 18ct Ecru Aida
Fibers: DMC

41 comments:

Gabi said...

Poor you that your knee is still hurting. :(
That spoon rack looks fantastic. Great job done.
Lovely finish. It looks great and was worth all confetti stitches. :)

Terry said...

Love your scissor rack and your UFO. You were busy on your vacation! Is the whole room organized now or is it just the "stash corner"? LOL

Lucy said...

Love the scissor rack idea!!!!

Carolyn NC said...

Love, love your scissor rack and your bookmark. Hope you are well soon!

Missy Ann said...

That spoon rack is a stroke of brilliance!

Anonymous said...

Very cool Meari. Love the Scissor/Spoon Holder, that is a fantastic Idea. Carla

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CJ said...

Love, absolutely love the sppon rack. What a great idea. Sorry about the knee. It seems to me that knee "boo-boos" always take forever to heal. How is JT?

CJ

Donna said...

I love that spoon/scissor rack. And congrats on the finish. Glad your face is healing better and hope your knee gets better soon!

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on getting another UFO done! Great idea for the spoon rack.

Irene said...

Great idea on the spoon rack. Hmmm my Mom has a couple :)

Rachel S said...

The bookmark is lovely! What a special project--worth the wait!

I hope you continue to get better.

EvalinaMaria said...

What a great idea with the spoon/scissor rack! Meari, you are so talented. I love your bookmark. Can you show me how did you finish the back of it? I'm in the process of making my first ever bookmark and I have no idea what to do with the back.

Carolyn said...

Meari,
Sorry your knee is healing so slowly. I love your idea on the spoon rack. You did a great job with it. Your bookmark is cute and aren't your glad the confetti stitches are finished? I would be relieved of that process myself.

CindyMae said...

I hope that you are healed completely soon!!! Great stitching organization!! Looks great, love the finish as well!

Emily said...

That rack for your scissors is just great. You are so handy, I may abduct you and get you to work on my house. seriously though you do some great work.

Alberta said...

More inspiration!

Carol said...

Hope you get better soon.

Love what you have done with the spoon rack. Some good out of the box thinking going on there :)

Marita said...

What a fabulous and clever idea for the spoon rack! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Tessa said...

What a creative way to hang your scissors and smalls - I like it!

Kristin said...

That is the coolest way I have ever seen of storing scissors. And, what a lovely bookmark.

Sorry your knee is still healing. I was hoping to hear you were all better.

Mary said...

Your new display item is beautiful. I love how it holds your scissors and some smalls. I love your bookmark finish. The colors are so pretty.

I hope your knee feels better soon. I tried Mederma for a scar I got from surgery a few years ago. Unfortunately I haven't been as faithful as I should be to use it but it does help with scars. They will still be there but not as scary as they are when you first get them. There are other similar products. Your local pharmacist or doctor should be able to tell you what might work for you.

Hugs!

Lana said...

I love the little caddy thing you have to store your scissors and some little stitchy things! Here's hoping your knee starts healing quicker!

Lana said...

Oh yeah! and loooove the bookmark!

Kathy said...

I hope your knee heals up soon. As for scars on the knees I think I'm the Queen. My poor knees have more scars than not! :)
Love, love, love that spoon rack idea. My Mom collected spoons so I have quite a few racks. Now to get the scissors. LOL

Ranae said...

Super nice spoon diplay project. last week was ecky all week.
Congrats! on finishing CT, love the colors.

Katrien said...

lovely finish. You have great organising ideas!

Anonymous said...

Love your scissor rack. Makes me wish a had my own sewing area. Dreaming of the day the kids move out and I am free to make my craft room.
~Mary in TX-ILCS

Mylene said...

Lovely bookmark!
Hope your knee heals very soon.

Nancy M said...

So now the only WIP is JG??? I think your should put some heavy duty hours into that! Her fairy group just released the pattern this week. I bet I get that done before you finish JG, how's that for a bet? The spoon rack is a great idea and I like the needlework displayed on it too. OK, spill, what's up with men????

Lillie said...

Glad to know your wounds are healing. Loved that rack, what a brilliant idea.

Congrads on the finished bookmark.

Barbara said...

Your bookmark is gorgeous! What a great idea for the spoon rack. I used to collect spoons and had a number of racks, but got rid of them all. If I'd only had your great idea back then. lol Yes, I believe ALL men are seriously flawed. I've been reading all my blogs in google reader, so haven't been responding to posts. I wanted to let you know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE your chest for your stash. It is to die for. You've been doing lots of wonderful things (as usual) and I've enjoyed reading all your posts. Hope your knee heals up ASAP!
Barb in TX

Spanish Princess said...

Oh, your display case is so pretty! What a great idea! Sorry you weren't able to get as much done, but my Grams is convinced that we don't die with unfinished business, so I think that makes me feel better when my list is only have complete!
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Shelleen said...

what an awesome idea to show off the scissors. I am collecting scissors and want a pair for each month. Plus a fob to go with them. Thanks for sharing a great idea.

Shelley -ILCS said...

Your spoon rack scissors holder is such a wonderful idea. WooHoo a UFO now completed!! Give yourself a pat on the back. Love the design by the way.

Louisiana Momma said...

the rack is too cute.. unfortunately I dont have that may scissors.. most are lost and I only have one pair at a time :-) I hate confetti stitches.. too time consuming..

Debra said...

Congrats on your finish it is really nice. Neat way to use a spoon holder.

J Rae said...

Hate to hear that the healing is going so slowly, but glad to know that it is somewhat better.

Your finish is great! Love the masks!

Great idea with the spoonrack!

Jade said...

I love that bookmark. A bit ashamed to admit it but I would have probably skipped the confetti. Maybe do it on a sprayed fabric.

Joy said...

You are soo full of great ideas! I love what you did with the spoon rack. The colors in your bookmark are pretty and cheerful. Most importantly, take care of yourself! You have to keep bargin shopping to keep me jealous! LOL

Mel said...

Such a cute bookmark! :)

glenda said...

Love the bookmark!