Friday, September 12, 2008

Pumpkins and Purple Steps

Here's what 4 coats of paint looks like. A few areas are still drying which makes it look a bit spotty in the picture. The painting took so long mainly because the paint needed to dry for 3 days in between coats and as soon as Sept hits we get cooler nights with moisture. Which means the steps would be wet in the morning and I had to wait until the sun dried the steps before painting again. And then there were days that I really didn't feel like painting. It's done....woohoo and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Next is to get the walkway done, the guy is coming at the end of Sept to lay bricks for the walk. Now I should make a sign for the bottom of the steps saying "take your shoes off"....wouldn't that be funny...LOL
I finished a little stitchery for fall decorating. I was undecided about putting this on a towel. It is a towel band but I didn't want anyone to use it. I went ahead anyway and it will look nice folded over the kitchen cupboard or maybe laying on a table with pumpkins.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stitching,
Wendy

40 comments:

TLC said...

Love your purple steps! What a great porch you have. Looks so warm and inviting!

Sherri said...

I love the stitchery...I wouldn't use the towels either...they would be just for decoration! They are absolutely adorable!

Catherine said...

Great painting!! Your steps look so inviting!! The stitchery is also very sweet...definetly not for wiping dishers!! Cathyx

Carol said...

Wendy your steps are so pretty...I think it would be perfectly fine to say "Remove your shoes before going up the steps"...you could have something at the bottom of the steps to hold shoes and then when they came down the steps they could collect their shoes.
Love your stitchery...no hand drying on that towel! LOL!

Karol-Ann said...

Love those steps! Well done on all the hard work! And the fall stitchery is gorgeous!

alda said...

the colour of your new paiting steps is great, you've done a great job!
I love your stitcheries, the pumkins on the towel are very delicious!
The project "Polka red dot girls" you are still working on it is realy wonderful and it is on my To Do List too.

hugs
alda

Raedene said...

Now those are purple steps! Won't pumpkins show up on those nicely. Your stitchery is just the right addition to the towel and would look great in my house. :o)

Quilt Hollow said...

Looks great Wendy! Doesn't it feel good to have that paint job off your back?!

KCQuilter said...

Ooooh, your purple steps look AMAZING! So warm and inviting. Love your stitcheried towel too.

whitestone said...

Your front steps look lovely! I can't wait to see a pic with orange pumpkins. Perfect combo. And the towel would look perfect in my kitchen!!! I guess I need to pick up a needle and thread!

Linda said...

What I would give for a porch like that!! And I love the towel band! Awesome. Did you have a pattern for that?

Judy said...

Oh they turned out so fabulous! and they match perfectly with your pansies on your street number sign!

After I painted my entryway, I had the dryer vent cleaners come and I told the guy as he hauled in his equipment that if he TOUCHED the newly painted wall he was DEAD...haha...I wasn't joking.

Love the fall stitchery, just perfect!

Christine said...

Your steps look amazing, Wendy. Love your fall towel ... I agree far too nice to actually use.
Christine

Pat said...

Your steps are very nice. I love your towel. I love that stitchery.

Jackie said...

I absolutely love your steps! They shout welcome to my happy, happy home. Come and chat! I also love your towels. The stitchery is really cute!

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Quilts And Pieces said...

I"ve been so bad. I"ve missed visiting so much, but work just got the better of me. I LOVE your steps!!! They are so cool! But the big thing I have to tell you is that I went to a quilt show in Madison, WI today - guess what I found!!!!! You got it! Sweet Country Quilt! Oh my gosh - it has some gorgeous things in it! But first I'm making your quilt case - I've got to make that!

Needle and Thread said...

Love the purple steps and fall stitchery!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Your steps turned out great! I hate outside painting. We have lots of fences and I hate doing it, so I sympathize with all those coats!

The towel is adorable!

Knot Garden said...

The purple steps are so cool. I love the colour against the blue house.
The towel looks beautifully stitched and I would say definitely for display only!

Karen said...

Yes, you should have a sign that reads "take your shoes off" and also one on your tea towel, reading..."do not touch!" :)

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Quilts And Pieces said...

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Lynn said...

Wow those steps turned out gorgeous!!! You did a great job on the entire project! Now you can sit back and enjoy it before they are covered in snow! LOL

Lurline's Place said...

Gorgeous steps and porch - all very unique - love your decorating skills!
Hugs - Lurline.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh I love your purple stairs!! I can just see a line of pumpkins lined up them. Your stitcheries are adorable...don't let anyone use them whatever you do!!

Kim said...

Your towel is so beautiful.. I would only use it for decorating. I should try more stitchery projects. Thanks for sharing

Libby said...

I wouldn't want anyone to walk on my stairs either *s* The little towel is so sweet. Wouldn't it look cute as a cover for a basket of rolls?

Carrie P. said...

I know you are glad to have those steps done. They look great. Love your little towel.

Michelle said...

I love your pumpkin towel...it's sooo cute!

Floss said...

Love the purple steps, they look terrific.

Carole said...

Oh.... your stairs look nice! Not a fan of painting myself! We are, I mean he is now building a new front entrance. Had to get rid of the 150 year old wooden door. It was getting expensive heating the outside! ;o) Lovely stitchery! Wouldn't want anyone to use the towel either! So sweet looking! Hugs!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

good job done on the steps!!! I bet your glad to have that project done! tee hee on the take your shoes off sign :O)... would be funny

Love the towel!!!!!!!

CuteStuffInside said...

LOVE that purple!

S.W.A.K.

Thimbleanna said...

Those steps are awesome!

Dionne said...

Stiching is great, I love the fall and all things 'pumpkin-y' And the steps... fabulous!

Sherry said...

Your steps look just wonderful! Your stitchery on that towel is too cute. Happy Fall!

Cheryl said...

Love your steps!! I am so ready for Fall to be here. Love your sweet towel.

Linda said...

Your steps look wonderful, great colour, adore your towel trim. I think I'd be the same, not want anyone to use it....Love the view of the lake, so relaxing...

Mary said...

I love your stitchery! What pattern is it? Love your blog!