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Monday, August 10, 2009

My chinese auction fall window

Our West Newton Swim Team hosted an 8 hour swim meet on Saturday. There were 300 swimmers that participated including my 2 sons and me. That's right, me. They have parent events also. I took first place in freestyle and third in both back and breast. We had a lot of fun! My older son got 2nd in free and 3 in both back and butterfly. He is really fast.

Well anyway, every year I make a window for the chinese auction. Here is the one that I did this year. I just cut out 2 tall pumpkins from 1 inch pine and painted, sanded and stained them. I nailed them to the window. I took a piece of muslin and cut it for a valance on the back and stapled it onto the back of the window. I took a board and cut it and painted Autumn Blessings on it. I cut the tin stars and hot glued them to the board. I believe they got $45 for it. I am always out looking for windows in people's trash.

Enjoy your day, Kim


  1. I adore windows and think this one is AWESOME!
    I would have loved to have been at this auction!

  2. did a wonderful job with that window!...I still have yet to use the one that you gave me...I still wanta make a cupboard from it...but, something like this is very tempting!

  3. Kim.. love your window! Great job and congrats to you and your son!

  4. Love your window Kim! Great Job! I am looking forward to visiting you and getting to know you.Have a blessed day!

  5. What a creative use for an old window. I love old windows. I just never know what to do with them. Thanks for sharing this idea.