Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kitchen Curtains

Found some curtains I liked at WalMart, of all places. 
(Sorry, I guess I can be a bit snobbish about my home decor.) 
To be fair, though, their Better Homes & Gardens collection of housewares has some nice things. 

I liked the fabrics, but. . . printed rickrack?? ick, I don't think so. 

So I went about cutting that section out and inserting some yellow piping.

My grandma bought me a package of piping for this project in the 60s, or thereabouts. I have a hodgepodge of trims from both of my grandmothers. I can't tell you how many times I have found just what I need in one of those boxes. 

Thanks Grandma!

Much better without that printed rickrack.

Fresh and pretty just in time for apple season!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Road Trip

Just back from a trip west. A large portion of Nebraska and South Dakota looks like this:

We combined a sightseeing expedition to the Black Hills with a family reunion in Valentine, Nebraska.

Absolutely gorgeous animals. Pretty sure we saw about 1,000 buffalo. And I did not need to zoom for this shot. They are very close to our vehicle.

Made a new friend at Wall Drug.

Food out of the cooler tastes great when you are taking a break from driving.

Visited a very nice quilt shop in Custer, South Dakota. It's fun to chat with the local folks. Bought a couple of cute panels there. They had a very nice selection.

Restaurant recommendation: Firehouse Brewing Co. in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Hope you all are enjoying your summer!
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