Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. John 15:4

Friday, November 3, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Kitchen

Hi friends! Have you missed me? I have missed you. This moving stuff gets harder as you get older!confused faceThere is still plenty to do, but I thought I would try to find a bit of time to show you what I have been up to. I made a valance friends! Woo hoo!  Yes indeed I found time for a bit of sewing. I chose to start with the kitchen. The kitchen is painted that very pale pink I told you about, Martha Stewart Magnolia Blossom. Our appliances are black. So....
Pink and black linen!smiling face with heart-shaped eyesHmm. I just realized I don't have a close up picture of this. Maybe you can click on it and see it up closer? There is a lovely 5/8 inch white ribbon I found at JoAnn that I placed on the valance with iron on adhesive hem tape.

Did you notice Mr. and Mrs. Kitchen?
Are these vintage 40's wall pockets not darling?! I found them on Etsy. I love them. I popped some ferns into them.

And on the left side of the window above the kitchen sink....

 Yes, my same two samplers I had hung in our home on the left side of the kitchen sink there also.





So there is your peek into our kitchen my friends. Things are coming along. I will be back next time with a bathroom peek! Ha!


Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1John 2:3

Sewing and praying,
Vickie

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32 comments:

Lesley said...

You have made a lovely valance,Vickie and your wall decorations are so right for a kitchen.
Hope you have good and not to tiring weekend.

Vicki said...

Making progress! Your kitchen is looking great!

marly said...

Mr and Mrs are perfect for your kitchen. What a great find!

Stasi said...

The valance looks great! How did you manage all those perfect scallops?

diamondc said...

Vickie: Beautiful Verse from the Bible.
I am in love with your window treatments so pretty, the wall hangings are adorable.
I bet you are happy you will soon be all settled.

Blessings
Catherine

Andrea said...

Your valance is lovely. The wall pockets are cute too. Wishing you many happy years in your new home.

butterfly said...


I love Mr & Mrs , love your valance too.
You are already making it a lovely home , hugs.

Manuela said...

Lovely pictures from your kitchen.
Mr & Mrs Kitchen are very nice.
Happy Weekend.
Hugs, Manuela

RJ said...

Vickie I love your valences. You did a beautiful job sewing them and the colors are perfect. Those pocket plates are so special. I've never seen any like that but I love them. Your whole kitchen is getting the Vickie touch and looking so warm and YOU! I know what you mean about moving as we have done it 17 times and each one got harder. Best wishes to you my sweet friend. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Robin in Virginia said...

Your valance turned out great. Care to share any tips on the scalloped border? What a cozy and inviting kitchen! Enjoy your weekend!

woolwoman said...

Love it so far Vickie and I love that downtown view from your kitchen window. Sometimes I so wish I lived in a small town - you are very blessed. love your wall pockets - my mom has a wall pocket collection in her kitchen - different birds - most are Hull - the pottery she collects. Have a great weekend and are the poodles adjusting? Happy Friday mel

Jenny said...

Hi Vickie....

You are truly a gifted needlewoman my friend! Your valance is just really lovely and the colors are not only perfect they are YOU! I love Mr. and Mrs. Kitchen and your samplers are just lovely! The silhouette is soooo precious and the sampler with the house....oh be still my heart....just beautiful! I love it!

Sending lots of hugs and love and tons of prayers! I hope your weekend is a good one and maybe not to busy!

gracie said...

Looking very nice. Moving is a lot of work. Be sure to rest enough.

MartinaM said...

Hi Vicky, very charming are the first pictures of your kitchen. I also love Mr and Mrs Kitchen - very appropriate. Just like the other two motives. It looks so harmonious.
I'm glad for you, that you can set it up so nicely.
Have a nice Weekend, Hugs, Martina

Mary said...

Vicki, Your kitchen is so inviting, love all your pretty personal touches. Your sewing skills are excellent, how on earth did you get those scallop curves so perfect!! The pockets are very sweet and it's so much fun watching your new home come together. Mary

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Vickie! Absolutely perfect! And I love your view. I am in love with small towns. I like to know that when I walk into a store, I am greeted by a friend, not just a salesperson. LOL

And how many more valences are on your list? LOL Have an amazing weekend, friend. SMILE

Maggee said...

Great job on the valance! And all of your smalls look great in the kitchen... Take it easy! Hugs!

Barbara said...

It's beautiful Vickie. I love pink and black together....very Parisian.

laceystitcher said...

What a beautiful valance; great job!! Love black appliances so they will be beautiful with the pink. The sampler in black of the girl with the watering can is one that I also stitched many years ago and I love her; guess we both just have good taste. LOL Anyway, good to hear from you and take care of yourself during all of this work, work, etc. Hope you get to stitch some too.

rosey175 said...

Mr. and Mrs. Kitchen are wonderful! They fit in perfectly with your pink and black scheme, as does your valance! Your scallops are perfect too. I cannot say I love black appliances but they are certainly better than "stainless" steel.

Lili said...

Your kitchen looks so cozy!
Love your two samplers!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

There's something very exciting about moving into a new home Vickie, it's lovely to make it your own.

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness, this is so you! Beautiful! Looks like your home is shaping up nicely!

Julie said...

Mr & Mrs Kitchen are great as is your new valance you made.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice valance! It's good to get your stitched pieces up in familiar places too.

Beth said...

The valance is wonderful Vickie - you are really making the apartment 'your own'.

Penny said...

Moving is hard work for sure. What a beautiful job you did on your valance! Love Mr. & Mrs. Kitchen. : )

Von said...

You are making your new home a haven of loveliness, Vickie!!

Carol said...

Your valance looks so pretty, Vickie, and the pink and black pictures and stitchings really look perfect in your very pale pink kitchen! Martha Stewart would be proud :)

Carolien said...

It looks great!

Jackie said...

Moving is a lot of work but I hope you're finding it a bit fun too getting your new home in order. The bits you've showed us look wonderful!

Brigitte said...

A great view into your lichen. And nice to see Mr and Mrs Kitchen already there as well as the two samplers. Beautiful.