Hello friends! Before winter is over, I thought I'd share with you some snippets of my Instagram photos. I find that it's easier and quicker to post there, but I didn't want to leave out those of you who read blogs only. I still enjoy reading blogs myself, so it's important that I share here every now and then.
Here are some scenes from our busy winter days...
This photo is of a lap blanket in the works. I really enjoyed knitting this small blanket with big yarn & needles. Just love that chunky look! I used Premier Yarns couture jazz yarn, color 'Milk' and size 50 needles with a simple knit 4/purl 4 pattern.
Here it is in our sunny dining room on the vintage settee I re-upholstered. It's a favorite place to sit and read during homeschool hours.
I always get the knitting/crocheting bug during winter. Other projects I enjoyed making were this tea cozy (a bit too small for this pot, alas) and this crochet basket for our bathroom.
The dining room buffet had a simple winter look, with this stencilled chalkboard reindeer:
One exciting addition to this room is a new-to-us farmhouse table! We found it on craigslist in January after searching for months. It's the perfect wood tone and size for us, and even has a drawer at each end! The table is not terribly old (probably 20-30 years), but it was found in an antique store in England by the previous owner.
I'm still loving our German-smeared fireplace, too. Here it is with simple winter decor, but I'm already making changes to it for spring:
Flowers always cheer the winter days, and these were some favorites during Valentine's week:
I finished up stenciling some dining chairs that we scored on craigslist last fall. I used a faux grain sack stencil, hemp sheets, grain sack and burlap on these various chairs. Still need to trim out some of the bottoms, but they're a big improvement in here! We had sold our dark furniture last fall, and this room is so much brighter and more welcoming.
That's a wrap for winter. Hope you enjoyed these Instagram pics. I'll be back sooner to share SPRING!