Sunday, July 6, 2008

Painting for me.

No quilting going on lately for me but instead I'll show a bit of painting I've been doing this week. This shelf needed to be "renewed" again. I painted it black and did some distressing using wax, the wall is really more yellow than the picture shows, I love the black against the yellow walls. I rubbed some wax on the edges before painting and this is how it looks now. I've also been painting the downstairs bedroom to be used for a guest room. My daughter has been sleeping over when she is working the night shift and because the basement is cool and quite for her to sleep in the day. I think she should have a proper room to sleep in and not just the couch. I've got all the walls done and now I'm working on the trim and ceiling needs to be done as well. I'm excited about how it looking and I hope it'll be a real pretty room when it's all finished.
Hubby and I went away for a few days to Pender Island for our Anniversary. Pender is off the coast of B.C. in the Southern Golf Islands and about a 2 hour ferry ride. Here is the view we enjoyed while staying at a swanky resort called Poet's Cove. The deck was really big and we could sit and watch the sunset each night. There not much to do on Pender Island but relax and enjoy a bottle of wine here and there. That's just what we did.....oh boy did we ever relax.
The local wild life on Pender, there were several deer around and they were not afraid of people. We saw many of them along side the road, I was afraid that we might hit one. You know deer aren't the smartest and I thought one might jump out in front of the car.

Next week is more training at the dental office and then I'm really finished for now. I've enjoyed being in the office to really see how things are done. The staff are patient with me and don't mind taking the time to show me how things are done. After Wed I'll have more time for quilting....I can't wait....woohoo I've been itching to get back into my sewing room.

15 comments:

Darlene said...

I love the black shelf - great job distressing it. You've been keeping very very busy but you seem to be enjoying it.

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby - what a delightful getaway.

You'll be back to stitching and sewing soon. WooHoo!

loulee1 said...

Looks like you had a nice relaxing break. Happy Anniversary.

As an ex night shifter I know just how important that cool, quiet room is. How nice of you to make it bedroom.

Carol said...

Wendy I love your black shelf...and the quilt hanging on it.
Happy Anniversary to you and Hubby...glad you had a wonderful, relaxing get away.
I'm so happy that things are going well at the dental office.

Guðrún said...

Your shelf is so great and perfect for showing off quilts.

Leanne said...

I wish I was sitting on that deck relaxing it look really lovely. Love the deer we don't have deer here.

Karol-Ann said...

Now that's a great view! - very romantic and relaxing too. And the shelf is great and I love the nine-patch quilt hanging from it.

Judy said...

Ditto, Wendy! Love the shelf and the quilt design hanging on it too! Happy Anniversary...looks like a great place to relax. Ours is in 10 days and we're trying to find some place to pop out to close to home.

Kim said...

Happy anniversary. Very nice place you had for your celebration. Love the redone quilt display/ shelf and the idea of a cool and quiet room for comfy sleep sounds wonderful right now. :)

yellowfarmhouse said...

Love your new/old black shelf - I think black always gives a room a little interest. The arrangement on top is very cute also.

WOW what a beautiful view you had on your get away. Happy Anniversary to you both and glad you had time to enjoy some slooooowing down and some wine, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

I never get tired of looking at deer - very peaceful creatures.

Knot Garden said...

I really like the black distressed effect on the shelf. I had to smile when I saw the iron in the arrangement - I've got one almost identical on display in my laundry room.
Well done with all the dental stuff and happy anniversary!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your shelf turned out wonderful!!!

And painting rooms, your busy... a fresh coat of paint sure does perk up a room :O)... I have a room to paint myself!

Sounds like you and the DH had a great time :O)...

Mad about Craft said...

It must have so hard to just sit drinking wine and looking at the view!!!!lol

I love the look of the quilt hanging over the shelf, any chance of a peek?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That's a great shelf. Nice job on the painting. And what a view you had from your room. And just how many bottles of wine did we enjoy??

Lyn said...

Hello Wendy, you have done a lovely painting job on your shelf.Love your display.Happy Anniversary, looks like a great place to relax. Warmest Regards Lyn

ana maria said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby - what a delightful getaway.
look to you every day
Greetings from Spain