Some of you may remember the painting of the bathroom last fall. Now green is my favorite color and I fell in love with it all over again doing that bathroom. Over our long winter of mud I craved it. I bought green cups, green fabrics and yarns showed up. Certainly green clothing is always coveted. So it was no surprise to anyone when I whispered in the dark one night that I think I should repaint the bedroom green. Gene only half heartedly mentioned I just repainted the bedroom last year. He knew there was no stopping this freight train. The paint chips and samples arrived in short order, the gallons followed and then my trip back east. But as soon as the house was in order he knew it was coming. I had been assembling brushes and rollers. I told him I was going to do it in one day, a marathon painting session and that's what I did. It started at 6:30 in the morning and ended when my dear husband pried the roller from my hand at about 7:00 in the evening. While he didn't paint, he did all of the clean up.
So, without further ado I give you the green room.
While it was sunny yesterday it was cold and windy as I put pictures up and got everything back in order.
This cabinet is French and mid 18th century. Made of Pear wood, it is well over 8 feet tall. All my bedroom linens are in it. The triple walled stove pipe runs up through the corner of the bedroom. The little Morso Squirrel stove use to be in this room, but it heated us out, so we dropped it down a floor into the living room.
The Ladybug spinning wheel has been getting some use. The cushioned bench works perfectly here and is just the right height for this wheel. The dogs love having that little hidey hole in it. Fabrics are in the two side cabinets.
The sewing center is small but adequate for my needs these days. I'd like to put a shelf above the serger area.
I'll close this post with the Cheddar Cheese biscuit recipe since a number of you asked.
1/3 C butter
2 1/4 C all purpose flour
1 1/2 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I've been known to add a bit more)
1 Tblsp sugar
1 Tblsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 C milk
Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a 9 inch square baking pan melt butter in oven (3-5 minutes). Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine all ingredients except milk. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface: knead 10 times or until smooth. Pat or roll dough into a 12x6 in rectangle. Cut into 12 (1 inch) strips. Dip each strip into the melted butter in the pan, fold in half and place strips in two rows in the same pan. Bake 20-25 minutes until lightly browned. Eat warm