Monday, March 2, 2015

Sending a little Spring!


I just wanted to send a little spring to all of you who are still dealing with the cold and snow. Spring is coming, although it probably doesn't seem that way right now with the ground covered in white. 

We were at our other house this weekend, and the azaleas were blooming and they were so beautiful. I thought I would share a few pictures with you.
Eclectic Red Barn: Azaleas in bloom

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Luck of the Irish Giveaway!


Today is February 28th and that means there is only 17 more days to enter the Luck of the Irish Giveaway!
3 Lucky winners will be getting a pot of gold worth $500 each! Can you thing of all the things you can do with that money. So don't hesitate to enter for your chance to win.
Eclectic Red Eclectic: Luck of the Irish Giveway

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Doily Dresser Scarf


I realize that I am posting another doily project but as I said before, I love doilies. This particular project was done last fall and you saw some of it on the side table in my spare bedroom. I wanted to show you how I made it.
Eclectic Red Barn: Doily dresser scarf
I have seen this done with doilies stitched together by themselves, but I wanted to put a based with mine. So I started with a piece of a lace curtain. I cut it the size of the top of my nightstand.
Eclectic Red Barn: Doily dresser scarf , back
Here is the backside of the topper. Once I had the base cut, I began to place doilies on the lace. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Doily dresser scarf , top
I didn't fill in all areas. I did add various pieces of lace on top of the doilies. Once I liked the layout, I began to stitch the pieces down. I just stitched them on.
Eclectic Red Barn: Doily dresser scarf _ top
Although I liked the look, I wanted more, so I added lace pieces down the sides of the top. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Doily dresser scarf , side
I pinned all the pieces of lace to the top and then stitched them on my sewing machine. Still not enough, I add a piece of lace over these to make it look more finished.
Eclectic Red Barn: Doily dresser scarf , side lace
I love how it turned out and it looks great on the night stand.
Eclectic Red Barn: Side table with Doily dresser scarf
This project was a great way to use up some of those doilies I collect and all of the lace pieces I have in my stash.

 
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Monday, February 23, 2015

How to Frame and Preserve a Family Treasure


One of the items that I love to collect the most is vintage linens. Everything from dresser scarfs, tablecloths, to crocheted doilies. I think these are so special to me since my grandmother taught me to do this kind of needle work and I appreciate all the time and effort it takes to create.
I especially love doilies. I have made so many over the years, but don't have many to show for it since I have given them as gifts to others. That is probably why I keep bringing them home when I find them.

February Chain Linky CLIMB


I am always so excited to be able to cohost with my special friends Angie and Angel in their month long networking blog hop - Chain Linky CLIMB. This is a great way to grow your blog. Please join us by adding your family friendly posts and don't forget about the CLIMB giveaway.

New this month, each host and cohost will showcase their favorite feature from the previous month. You can check out if you were featured by stopping by each host and cohost.


God’s Growing Garden
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