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cross stitch Hoosier cabinet to be revised
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janicec message #1
cross stitch Hoosier cabinet to be revised
August 24, 2014 at 12:16:40 PM
 
Melanie,

Another project started forever ago.  My grandmother had a Hoosier cabinet in her old Victorian house.  My mom had fond memories of it.

So when I saw this chart I had to make it.  Of course fast forward 30 years, and when I pulled it out to frame, decided it needed wallpaper.

So, am going to use the cross stitch pattern of my curtains in the family room as the wallpaper behind this cabinet (the background will be more light sand than white).  I know, it might be busy (but wallpaper had a large pattern back in Victorian houses), and I love the pattern at the top, but may decide to only come down to a point and then have beadboard down to a baseboard.  Plan to have a half round rug (I may even crochet a tiny edging and tack it to the edge of the rug, since crocheted rugs have been on my mind of late).  And then add hardwood floor to finish the picture.  Can't decide whether to have the wallpaper/beadboard be the background behind the 2 open doors or fill it in to be "wood".  I'll send a wip pic at some time.

Janice










 
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Re: cross stitch Hoosier cabinet to be revised
August 25, 2014 at 12:47:50 AM  (in response to janicec message #1)
 
Janice,

You know, I can't be sure, but I think one of my friends was working on the very same pattern at one time!  I had taken a picture of it.  (The picture is on an old, barely-functioning computer, though, so I can't look at it to see if it's the same.)

If anyone can make the curtain pattern as wallpaper not look too busy or confusing, that's you!  Kiss  I know you're going to do a beautiful job!  Kiss

Also loving the idea of a half-rug, especially with a tiny tacked-on crocheted edging.  That's going to be amazing!  Kiss

Can't wait to see your WIP photos!  I love how you've changed everything of your cross stitch patterns that I've seen so far, and I know this is going to take an already nice pattern and make it spectacular!  Kiss


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janicec message #3
Re: cross stitch Hoosier cabinet to be revised
August 25, 2014 at 7:00:29 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Melanie,

I'm excited about working on that one now.  Thanks.  See, there are advantages to having an unfinished project on hold for a long time.

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A practical note about your new home.  Don't know if you have heard of "bottom up, top down" (BUTD) window shades.  I bought some a couple years ago at Bed, Bath ... they no longer carry them.  Anyway I love them, because you can pull the top down and get light into the room, and choose to leave the bottom down for privacy.  Doing the same can help filter the sun.    

I live in a neo-traditional planned community in Florida.  Most of the garages are behind the houses, that you access via alleys, so no garage doors in the front along the street, also no driveways that prohibit parking.  My house is on the corner of the street and an alley, so some neighbors on my block drive past the side of my house, where I have a large triple window.  The houses are built up from the street, so it is not that easy to see inside, but I bought those BUTD shades, and in the morning I have the top down to the sash, and perhaps have the bottom up just a little, so I can breakfast at the table in my
nook and not feel on display.  During the day I usually have all the shade in about a 4" band sitting at the sash, so have almost total opening.  

They are more expensive that regular honeycomb shades, but you can get them online. When I snipped this ad I noticed that one size was $32 from Overstock.com.  Since I have found these shades to be wonderful, thought I'd share.  One caveat:  when you measure your windows, be sure to measure at several points, since some windows (a few of mine included) are not necessarily plumb along the whole length.

Janice





 


 
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Re: cross stitch Hoosier cabinet to be revised
August 26, 2014 at 1:32:22 AM  (in response to janicec message #3)
 
Janice,

I agree about having projects on hold...you never know what inspiration will come your way later on!  Kiss

Wow, thank you so much!  Kiss  I'd never seen or heard of those shades at all.  What a find!  Kiss  Loving the idea of being able to open them either way or both.  So many times I've wanted to open just the top of a window covering, to get the light without being on display!

They look really nice, too!  Kiss

Thanks again!  Kiss


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