Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Whatevers

 All those blogging experts tell us to name our posts appropriately. Impossible. I quit trying some time ago. Besides "Whatevers" sounds so much better than sewing room project, kitchen project or bedroom project. 


This tea towel was my Sewing Room Project above and below. I have tried so many methods touted as "easy" for mitered corners. This was not easy so I am not touting it. Looks okay, though.


~A Grandma's Attic Bedroom~

Sunday and yesterday, we worked on getting a new bed set up in the front room. The front room was formerly my living room before the addition was built, then became my grandmother's room. We set up a bedroom because we were given the infamous mattress. Yes, things really do eventually come full circle around here.

~Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Muffins~

Made these muffins yesterday based on Kitty's recommendation...awful things. This morning? Much better. At first, I really thought that the 10 grain breakfast mix needed to return to the mill...a little too much texture for me. Amazing what a difference a day can make.

Off to do some more projects... 


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38 comments:

  1. Your mitered corner looks a lot better than any of mine ever did in my sewing days!

    The muffins do look good!

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  2. The infamous mattress? Um, should I be grossed out or amused? Hee hee. Either way it made me laugh.

    You are so funny, Vee, I wonder if you know how great your personality really is. I would absolutely love to meet you in person one day, I really hope it happens. We need to make it happen.

    Hugs.

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  3. Love your Grandmother's room! So lovely!

    I like your tea towel too! I have been wanting to make a few, but haven't had time to dig through my fabric stash and find what I'd like to use.

    Don't you love these kinds of projects? Useful and beautiful, simple, homey. I need to make some new aprons too! Ah, well, we have 6 days of school left and after that I will get to some of these fun projects.

    Deanna

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  4. Easy mitered corners is an oxymoron. No such thing, but yours look fab :>) Cute tea towel! I just can't seem to follow the rules of blogging either. I've always marched to my own drummer and I can't seem to stop;>) I'm here to read no matter what headline you use!

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  5. Good Morning Vee, I laughed when I read "awful things" I've had a few of those recipes and turned out great the day after, but it was never muffins it was more like chili or soup. Lovely tea towel and it did look like pull your hair out kind of tricks to finish the corners. I re-purposed two rooms in the past month and haven't been able to write about them yet, watch for them soon. Take care

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  6. That towel is amazing and looks like a lot of work. You did a beautiful job. I've been on a gluten free diet for a while and none of the things I've baked have been very good. I'm still working on it though.

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  7. Very pretty t-towel Vee. And your Grandma's Attic bedroom looks so cozy.
    Your miter looks perfect to my eye. They are a hassle to do, for sure!

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  8. Yes, all those blogging tips that are going to bring us tons of traffic and make us rich and famous! Your grandmother's room looks lovely.

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  9. Very pretty tea towel. Love your grandmothers room. Blessing

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  10. Your tea towel is lovely, I'm quite impressed with your corners, not to mention the bunting on it. Love the bedroom as well. I like what you label your posts. There are no rules, otherwise your personality wouldn't show through Vee. Keep doin' what you're doin'.

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  11. Interesting how the muffins improved overnight. Did they become more moist?
    Your tea towel looks so pretty. I am not a seamstress, but I am impressed by your corner stitching. Looks very professional to me.
    Grandma's attic bedrooms are among my favorites. Much like blogging when we throw out those dreadful rules made by the experts, the individual style and personality shines through.

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  12. I love whole grains and the texture and nutty taste. I raised my boys on whole wheat everything...back in the '70s and I can still remember them clobbering each other with left over biscuits. They were HEAVY....to say the least. The biscuit fights didn't happen very often though....because they were too busy eating us out of house and home. hahaha! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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  13. So nice to visit with you and "catch up" today. What a lovely tea towel. Sweet room too.
    Wishing you an enjoyable afternoon, Vee.

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  14. Your mitered corners look wonderful, I still have not mastered them but I keep on trying.

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  15. Your tea towel is very pretty! You are so good with the sewing projects. I just think about doing them. :) Lovely bedroom, too. That bed looks very inviting, which means I could use a nap about now.

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  16. Did the muffins improve by standing overnight, or were you so hungry in the morning that they tasted better?
    Love your tea towel. You do beautiful work, as witnessed by that perfect mitre.
    Anyone coming to visit or are you just setting up the front room because you have the mattress?
    Sounds like you are accomplishing a lot these days!

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  17. That tea towel looks like it came out beautifully Vee. Nicely mitred corners too! The mattress ended up at your house? That's a hoot. I think the bedroom looks sweet and I love the headboard. Now you're ready for guests!

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  18. Sweet tea towel. I wish I was better at sewing.
    As far as the muffins go, I think I'll have the Clafouti.

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  19. Your tea towel is lovely and your mitered corner rocks :)) Your grandmothers room is very pretty.

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  20. Your tea towel looks wonderful. I would not even know how to begin a mitered corner!

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  21. Lovely tea towels! I like the 'whatevers' kind of titles. So carry on!

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  22. Hey Vee, sounds like some perfect puttering to me, sewing, muffins, decorating...have a happy day!

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  23. Love Puttering or "Whatever days", I am having one myself, today, and it seems quite nice. I have material and plans for making tea towels,just haven't gotten around to that yet, would love to see a tutorial! ~smile~
    Love the bedroom!
    Enjoy your evening.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  24. I'm not one to follow the recommendations, either. Keep blogging Vee-style. Seems to be workin' for ya!

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  25. Your post title sounds just fine to me (I'd read it anyway). What a pretty T-towel and the mitered corner looks perfect. I love your Grandmother's room - we just redid our bedroom - there may be an "after" picture sometime but no befores - too embarrassing! The muffins sound interesting too. I love "whatevers" days!!

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  26. Lots of prettiness here! Love that first tea towel! Your bedroom looks inviting.

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  27. Love the bedroom..Glad your muffins turned out OK..

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  28. I'm a bit slack in my sewing but I do like a good mitered corner, yours are much better than mine.
    Merle............

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  29. I giggled about the mitered corner comment. So true. Your look good, though. That's something I hate to do. I couldn't do them right now anyway because my sewing machine is broken.

    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

    BTW, I love the color/hue in that front room. I can't use that here because it clashes with my base colors. (Believe me, I tried.)

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  30. I have a hard time coming up with post names!!
    I love the little white lamp.
    You did a great job on the towel.

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  31. "Whatevers" is a fine post title!

    Your tea towel is quite pretty...great choice of fabric. And your mitered corners look good, whether "easy" or not. :)

    Enjoyed the peek at your "Grandma's Attic" bedroom. It is lovely! (Totally off the topic...have you ever read the Grandma's Attic book series by Arleta Richardson? Fun books!)





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  32. Oh, that is too funny about the muffins! I made Kitty's recipe too for our floral judging school group this morning and all I heard was "they're really grainy" or "chocolate chips would have been nice!" At least they're healthy, and I have a couple to try tomorrow morning for my breakfast as someone else is supplying the goodies for the students.
    By the way, your corner looks pretty darn good to me!

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  33. Your mitered corner looks perfect to me! I wish I could sew. Your sewing projects always turn out so lovely. And "Whatever's" is a perfect blog post title. ;-)

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  34. Loved the mattress story!

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  35. I love the fabric and your mix of fabrics in the first picture. I have issues with mitered corners, too. My sewing projects are so far between that if I do discover how to do something, I forget by the next time I sit down to the sewing machine. I've got to check out the muffin recipe. I'm very much into textured breads ~ that's from my years spent in Germany and I still miss the bakeries over there.

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  36. Oh Vee, I'm so glad the muffins were better the next day! My son and I must love grainy things!! I think your mite red corners look wonderful. xo

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  37. You've been busy! I never listen to so called "blog experts" -- who decided that they are that, but themselves...lol!!!

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  38. Guess I've missed more posts than I realized during this busy to the extreme week. Your little bedroom looks so inviting, and I enjoyed the mother post. I'm trying to remember how Mother May I was played.

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