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Thursday, August 1, 2013

This week


We have been having some rather nice temperatures here in Chapel Hill and the rain seems to come mostly late at night now, so we have been able to have meals out on the deck, which I love. The artisan bread in five minutes is still happening and I actually have enough willpower to have ONE slice of it while watching my family finish it off. That's ok, one bite for taste, one bite for texture, and one bite because I want it! That's all I need. I am still on track with mostly fruits and veggies. Weigh in tomorrow.....


 I finished up the blue scarf today. It's pretty, there are still mistakes, but not many. I did the math right for the first time since I started taking classes and learning to weave. The huck lace pattern was from a magazine article, I should have sampled it before I wove the whole thing, I'm not real thrilled with the pattern, though it's nice, just not as nice as I want it.... I'm getting there..... but the yarn, omg! Linen and organic cotton, so soft and wonderful!


Wesley and I have been hitting all the thrift stores looking for cheap furniture for her house. I have been having more luck than her. I found this chest yesterday at Goodwill for $4, yep!


I cleaned it up, put a coat of wax on it, and it is now my yarn chest......love.


We did find a desk at the Habitat Restore (love that place for everything!). It's solid pine, and very sturdy, which is good. The drawer pulls are ugly, we will get some really cool ones after it's painted. I just noticed I pulled out the center drawer. I was trying to figure out why it looked odd, ha!


I had these paints left over from various room colors Wesley has had over the years, and so I am going to layer them and sand through them. It will be great!


Sweet, sweet child..... two weeks.......

16 comments:

handstories said...

Please show the desk when it's done! The scarf is nice, would love to feel it.

Dennis Allen said...

What a great buy on the chest!!!! Lovely photos of dinner, of course it helps to have Wes in the picture.

Tracey Broome said...

Cndy, I will definitely post the finished piece, no worries.
Hey Dennis, istilllovelookingat photos onmy girl:-)

June Perry said...

Wow, you hit the lottery with that chest. Great piece.
Love the scarf. It's such a great color; but I'm partial to light and medium toned blues and turquoises.

June Perry said...

Wow, you hit the lottery with that chest. Great piece.
Love the scarf. It's such a great color; but I'm partial to light and medium toned blues and turquoises.

Michèle Hastings said...

Can't wait to see the desk when finished!
I have an antique cedar chest with a candle box inside it. Someone painted it it yellow, many, many years ago, and the paint is now worn. I love it, despite the fact that whoever painted it probably diminished it's value (if there ever was any!).

oldgreymare said...

2 weeks- I know the counting..my girl called tonight and may come home for 5 days in September..be still my heart <3
CAn almost smell the bread

cookingwithgas said...

2 weeks will fly by.
The color on the scarf is yummy.
There is such a peace to this post as if you life is being centered on a wheel.

Vicki said...

Love the first image.
That chest is the perfect find!
And, I am SO in awe of your talents, Tracey - your scarf is just beautiful!! Well done :)

Susan Wells said...

Your scarf looks beautiful! I want to touch it. I love the soft blue too. It's getting close to autumn!

Tracey Broome said...

Hi June, yeah, I'm partial to blues also, I think most of us are, maybe the sky influences us!
Michele, I think we are lucky people back in the day chose to paint things, so we get those beautiful patinas later on. At the time, I'm sure it seemed liked ruining a nice wood though. My grandmother did lots of that!
Suzan, I know.... These children we have, can't we just lock them up with us forever, haha!
Hi Meredith, my life is feeling pretty centered right now, about dang time!
Vicki, you sound like my mom, she is always saying that and saying she has no talent, and where did I get it. I think she exposed me to a lot at a young age.
Hey Susan, nice thing about this scarf is that it's cotton, so it's not too hot for right now, but will be great this winter too!

Lori Buff said...

Hand made pottery, home cooked food, home grown bouquet, your dinner table is magical.

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Lori, and thanks to all the potters that made it possible:-)
I can't imagine eating without some handmade pots, how do people do it?

Laura Farrow said...

way to rock the WW, Trace! and you do have amazing woo-woo-ju-ju when it comes to thrifting and antiquing! nice scarf-in a couple months you can sell those at Sat market...xo

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Laura, wait till you see what my woo-woo ju-ju did to the desk, Chinese red,with gold leaf!

Amy said...

wow- $4 for that chest? And a great desk. Didn't have that kind of luck at the Habitat Restore in Asheville this past weekend. And amazing that you can eat outside for dinner-- I can hardly be in my garage past 6 pm--- b/c of the mosquitos. Even with repellant on....