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My Retired Life on the Prairie
Overland Park, Kansas
Learning to navagate this new territory called retirement. So far so good!
Interests: I live by the three C's - cooking, crafting & creating. I love dishes and linen and setting a pretty table. Creating a pretty home is important to me and my best days are spent fluffing and puffing in my happy place - my home.
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When I shared this little pouch on Instagram a few weeks ago several of you commented that you had difficulty attaching the Jelly Clip to the fabric. I thought it might be helpful to show you how I glue mine and what techniques work best for me. All fabrics in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at My Retired Life on the Prairie
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Today I thought I'd fulfill my promise for a tutorial on my embellished babies burp cloths. I know a lot of you probably don't have a need for decorated burp cloths so I'm also showing the technique on kitchen towels. We can all use a cute towel, right? I found... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
The wooden ones definitely have a more farmhouse vibe but I love them all. I think the smaller wooden one from Nell Hills is the easiest to style and is a great size. You could also put a big one on the SP side table. You're right - they go anywhere. A small one on your baking center, coffee bar etc... HOW FUN! Happy Easter to you too. This is a very big weekend for the Zingg family. Sarah is joining the Catholic Church! I am so proud of her for taking it upon herself to take the classes and everything that it entails. Grandma Mae will be dancing in heaven tomorrow and we are giving Sarah great grandma's rosary. Isn't that cool?
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This is the third post in my three part series on decorating with tiered trays. You can find part one here and part two here. These last two tiered trays that I have to show you are rather primitive. I like the warmth that the wood provides and that they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
As for that scoop...decorating is all about surrounding yourself with the things you love (sometimes in unexpected ways). I've had that tea cup for decades, had a cute little metal scoop there but thought the feminine chintz tea cup would be better. I love digging out old treasures and repurposing them.
I'm excited Terri!! I hope you'll share and tag me so I can see what you come up with. It's going to be wonderful!
Thank you Beverly for always encouraging me. I know what you mean about the foliage, it does get tired and need refreshing after awhile. As I was working on that last tray I realized I needed more foliage so will go out foraging in the near future. ha Once you start decorating with these trays you'll probably be surprised at how many spots you can use them throughout your home. I am so tempted to purchase the one I'll be sharing a link for with you all on Friday, but seriously, does one need SIX tiered trays in ones home? Um, probably not. The marshmallows were the perfect soft pink for my bakery table. Since I try and use what I have, I did. Glad you liked the post!
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Today I want to show you how I use my smaller glass and metal tiered trays. These are slightly smaller than the one in my previous post, much more portable and work in lots of different spots around the house. These first two are perfect for serving food because hors... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
Debbie you always do over the top gifts for Robs office staff. Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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I have this love affair going with tiered trays. They are so great in spots around the house where you want to add some height to your décor and not necessarily want to take up much table space. Today I want to start this three part series by talking about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
Good, Terri, I'm relieved that it was clear about sewing the ruffle to the back. I know what I want to say but sometimes.... You have a great machine with so many wonderful feet available. I get a bit technical with the feet sometimes because so many of my readers have lots of these feet. You certainly can do this project with just one!
I'm so happy that you were able to find a set of flamingo towels! I never know about HG's and how they stock their stores. Mostly I'm happy that you and Linda are going to get together to sew! I really wish I could be there too, just like old times. Thank you for loving me and cheering me on. It means absolutely everything!
You two! (I wish there were a heart emoji button here).
Thank you for noticing and saying that Penne. I'm going to go back right now and add that to the post. I think fussy cutting the fabric is so important to the end result.
Linda I cherish my memories of us sewing like crazy women back in the day. How fun was that?! These towels are waaay easier than chair pads - almost everything is. ha
Lisa they would make adorable wedding or shower gifts. It would be a fun package to put together. You could package one or two towels on a cute tray like the woven one shown (Hobby Lobby) with two little plates and maybe some coffee mugs or wine glasses. Breakfast or cocktails for two? How fun!
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First I want to thank you so much for the encouragement you extended me on my last blog post. I so appreciate your kind words. Several of you asked that I do a tutorial on the towels that I showed there so I thought, what better way than to bring... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
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Thanks for reading and following along Genel. Hopefully I'll have a tutorial next week.
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I'll hopefully have a tutorial for you next week Janel. Thank you for joining us here.
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Thank you Beverly for always supporting and encouraging me. This has been a fun collaboration so far and I'm excited to get back to those quick and easy projects. When shopping at HG for some tutorial props and wait until you see what I found! Hopefully I'll have a tutorial for you all next week.
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LOL, you are so funny!! Yes, everyone join us on March 20 for the LIVE coloring party!
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I love that comment too. May need to steal it!:)I'm going to get busy with the tutorials. Thanks for the sweet comment.
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Thank you Pat, you are always so encouraging!
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Hello Terri! Welcome back! Your sweet comment made my day. You will be seeing lots more quick and easy Bernina Club type projects here so stay tuned. I will even reference the cool Bernina feet I use to make life easier since lots of our friends here sew on a Bernina. The projects will certainly work for all machines and will be geared towards the beginner because for me, those quick and easy projects are the most fun.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2018 on Flamingo Fever at My Retired Life on the Prairie
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My ADORNit fabric arrived last week. OMGosh, how cute is this collection? My assignment as an ADORNit Ambassador is to use the fabric they send me in any way I choose, so I went with something I was comfortable with: my embellished burp cloth. Colored burp cloths found here. "HAPPY"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at My Retired Life on the Prairie
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