Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Top Projects of 2011

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm excited to join Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for her Top Projects of 2011 Party ~ Wednesday, December 28! So pop on over to Rhoda's, after you look at my projects of course :), and you'll be so inspired!!

So on with my tiny projects...
I took this olden chest, I think it was a child's dresser at one time as it has the holes in the back where a mirror was attached and it's not very tall, from this...
to this...I think she turned out very sweet. I painted her with Behr Premium Plus - Parchment Paper and glazed her up a bit. Yes, she is a girl, can't you tell?  and I named her Charlotte! 

Then my most talented tiny delicate fingers went to work with fabric, thread, yarn and needles.
 I decided to spread some Christmas cheer onto a red pillow for my den. I made a Christmas tree with fabric yo yos. I cheated and hot glued down the yo yos instead of sewing them down. Shh...don't tell :)

 Then my dainty talented fingers almost fell off as I picked up some yarn and hooks and crocheted and crocheted and crocheted some more making this afghan for my daughter and son in law for Christmas.

 I have only one little tiny granddaughter and it was her turn to receive some hand made goodies from my tiny talented delicate fingers! I could not stop crocheting...so I made her a frog.

 Then my tiny delicate fingers made her a pony.
My tiny delicate fingers continued and made her a little bitty doggy! Whew! My tiny delicate talented fingers almost fell off! I kid you not!

 Earlier in the year I crocheted some chicken pot holders, even made some for a give away. I love them and my tiny delicate fingers loved making these! These little gals are cute, aren't they? :)

 Then I took to my sewing machine with my tiny delicate talented fingers and sewed up a spring time runner for my dining table, ruffles and all.

 Then I decided I would 'slip cover' my sofa pillows in the den! Back to the sewing machine and my tiny delicate fingers went to work sewing!

Then I decided to get out my embroidery hoop, floss and needles and go to town! I embroidered this runner to sit on top of Charlotte! Just a southern gal embroidering a southern gal!  

I truly hope you've liked seeing my projects and please know I'm just a silly when I talk about my tiny delicate fingers, I'm just teasing! :) Now pop on over to Rhoda's so see all of the inspiration.

There's still time to enter my give away if you'd like...just click HERE.

(now we're only supposed to show three projects and I have more. Just pretend you've only seen three and maybe Kimmie won't kick me out! )

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Whistle While You Work

Just whistle while you work
And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place
So hum a merry tune
It won't take long when there's a song to help you set the pace 

And as you sweep the room
Imagine that the broom is someone that you love
And soon you'll find you're dancing to the tune 

(Spoken: Oh, no, no, no, no! Put them in the tub)
When hearts are high the time will fly so whistle while you work 

Just whistle while you work
Put on that grin and start right in to whistle loud and long
Just hum a merry tune
Just do your best and take a rest and sing yourself a song 

When there's too much to do
Don't let it bother you, forget your troubles,
Try to be just like a cheerful chick-a-dee 

And whistle while you work
Come on get smart, tune up and start
To whistle while you work

~ sung by me and my tiny, delicate, talented fingers! :)