Red and Blue

I first want to say a big thank you for all your kind comments on my last post. They truly blessed and encouraged me.









Somewhere along the way, I started decorating with a combination of red and blue, and I have a lot of these colors in my home. The last photo in this group is the top of one of our bookshelves. Last weekend, I re-arranged some furniture in a little corner of my apartment, and finished something I have wanted to do since moving in 2 years ago: I made valances for my windows! I finally had enough confidence with the sewing machine to tackle this project. I found some really cute red fabric with golden ladybugs. I hung some of my favorite blue transferware plates nearby, and also finally framed my BBD Sunflower House, and hung it in the same area, as it has the reds and blues I love so much. I am so pleased with the result. The desk in the first photo is where I put my sewing machine when I sew.

Yesterday was hubbie's 29th birthday! We went out to dinner and had fun looking through e-cards and birthday notes when we came home. We are enjoying leading a Sunday School class together at church, and I bought him this Bible as a present.

I have several wips going on right now, but this week I have been stitching away on the 2006 Prairie Schooler Santa; hope to show you that finish soon.

29 comments:

Vonna said...

Your home is filled with warmth and coziness Rachel! I love the color of your walls and your lovely valances....your decorating is perfect! SO when can I move in?
:)

Nicole said...

Rachel your home is beautiful. I love red and blue together too. So pretty!

Barbara said...

Your decorating is lovely! And a hearty congratulations to your DH for his birthday!

staci said...

What a lovely and inviting home you've created :)

Happy belated b-day to your hubby!!!

Brenda said...

Your home is quite lovely and cozy.

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday to your husband!

Your house is lovely - and congratulations on the valances, they look beautiful. I know what it's like being intimidated by your sewing machine, so I think you've managed it extremely well. I love the traditional feel in your house, it's really restful.

Nancy said...

Your decorating is so pretty Rachel, and it looks very cozy! I love the fabric you chose for your valances. Your Sunflower House looks beautiful as does all your stitching! And, don't you just love blue and white plates? I have several of them hanging in our dining room. I like to hang plates in every room of the house! Enjoy!

Susan said...

how warm & inviting your house always looks in photos. and, no doubt, i know it to be so in person, too! hope you're well & that things are settling down some. look SO forward to seeing you in dec. it was such an honor when your mom called me to sing my absolute favorite christmas carol!

Sharon said...

You have a beautiful home Rachel! Those reds and blues look great together.

Jen said...

It looks great. I really love the fabric. You should be very proud.

lena-lou said...

You have been so busy with so many nice tyhings to see on your blog. Beautiful stitching and an equally beautiful home that looks very inviting, I love your windows :-))
Have a nice Sunday!

jane said...

Your home is very cozy and inviting. You have great taste. I love blue and white plates also. actually blue and white anything. THanks for sharing!

Yuko said...

What a beautiful and romantic house you are living in!!
I really love the red cartin, decorating is so gogeous!
Just fantastic!

Wawanna said...

Awesome Birthday present! I have given a Bible to every friend & family member for their birthdays over the past few years. Love the Sunflower picture, so beautiful. Your home is fill with love.

Michelle said...

Your home is so beautiful and cozy. The red fabric is fabulous, and your valences turned out wonderful. The stitched piece blends in beautifully!

Mindi said...

Very nice pictures of your home, you did a great job on the valances. I love the framed Sunflower House.

mary said...

What a nice setting ! very beautiful room ! Mary from France

Marie-P said...

I am so enjoying your decorating pics. You do such a nice job...could use you at my house.
Very nice job on the window treatments. Bet they were easier than you thought :-)

Sharon said...

That looks incredible Rachel. I love that fabric. You home is just so beautiful as is all your stitching.

Renee said...

What a lovely place you're living in (the view to outside is wonderful too. How blessed you're!)I'm cross stitching all my Christmas presents with Prairie Schooler designs now, using the important free time I have due to my recovery rest (my health problems are still very disturbing). God bless you and your hubbie too.

Hazel said...

Your home looks so warm and welcoming. I think you chose a great colour scheme. xx

Bliss said...

Wow - such a sophisticated house for one so young. I have the finest furnishings: kids. LOL

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful home you have created Rachel. It looks so warm and inviting.
I love the blue and white plate collection and you did a magnificent job on the new curtains.

Margaret

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Red, yes!!! It all looks so warm and inviting, Rachel. Your plates are beautiful, too. What a wonderful place to stitch!
Hugs,
Deb

Cathy said...

Rachel -

Your home looks so cozy and warm! I could see myself relaxing with a good book or a piece of needlework for hours!

J Rae said...

Your decorating looks beautiful!

TeresaB said...

New to your blog and wanted to tell you how lovely I think your apt. is looking. I love blue and red as well. The sampler is the perfect piece to bring it all together.

Abbie said...

oh! Your work is fabulous! Love your blog.. I'll be back!
:) Abbie

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Your red and blues all look so lovely. I am redoing our master bedroom in reds and blues and have been inspired by other bloggers photos of their homes.