Wednesday, October 14, 2009
TWO NEW SHADES
Here are a couple of new shades I have made for some very dear and sweet friends. You see, HAVE been working!!! The first shade is made from vintage doilies, embroidery, lace and eyelet - it is a gift for a friend from her husband (shhhh, it's a secret! - its O.K. she doesn't get on the internet!) And another picture of the inside of the shade so that you can see its completion; along with a signature button that I usually attach on the inside of each shade.
Below is another lampshade for my best friend, Fran....A few years ago she came up with the idea of putting together a plate, topped with a teapot, topped with a sugar bowl, and then topped with the creamer (all these she alread had), so Roger (my husband) drilled them all together and it turned out sooo cute! But she didn't have a cute shade for it. That's where I came in! Fran has made some quilts and she made the quilted piece that is attached the shade, and in fact she gave me all the fabric (which matched her kitchen curtains), doilies, etc. When I get a picture of the lampshade ON the lamp base, I will show it in another post.
And I have to show you our first snow of the winter! Roger and I built these swings for the grandkids last summer. And I had to show the tree that bent way over in the snow - It's alright now, Roger trimmed it and it sprang back up! You know we had such a short summer; last winter lasted way into the spring and now fall is going quickly into another winter, the Southern California heat doesn't sound so bad right now! Who knows, maybe we will become snowbirds someday!
Well, y'all have a great week - and stay safe!