Friday, June 28, 2013

Before and After

I thought I'd sneak in one more post before the month ends - just to keep in touch!  No quilting projects to report - but I did have some fun with a sample can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  

Here's what my small end table looked like before -

The before picture was taken back in March - but it wasn't until my sister and brother-in-law started moving in on my block that I got motivated to work on it.  They've been full of energy painting walls and ceilings at their new house - and since I didn't feel like helping with that major project, I thought I better do something so that I could have the excuse that "I'm busy!"  

All painted up, I'm quite happy with the results.

The color is Versailles - followed by a coat of clear wax.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Al's Graduation

Not much time for stitching this month - I suppose it'll be that way until September.

There was a lot of rain on the day of the graduation party (Sharyn and I got drenched on our walk home from a rained out grade school field day) - but you wouldn't know it by this picture.  The skies cleared so that the graduates, families, and friends all had a good time.

Graduation was held at the Breslin Center on the MSU Campus in Lansing.  

With about 600 graduates, it was close to a full house. 

Where's Waldo?

and there's Jim - he appears to be texting Phil again.

Al tried to get me to smile for a picture.

Kisses work best.