Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mother's Day Gameboards

The rain has stopped here in Ohio and it was actually pretty decent weather wise today. That was a good thing for me. My stencils that I ordered came in the mail yesterday and I needed to get busy on my Mother's Day gifts. I knew that as soon as they came in I needed to get busy on one for my Mom, but then my husband told me that I should make his Mom one too. So, after sanding my boards this morning, painting this afternoon, sanding this evening and staining them..... they are FINALLY done!! I am definitely pleased with both of them. I hate to get rid of them (lol). Anyway, my Mom already knows that she is getting one and she told me that she wanted one real old and worn looking so the first one belongs to Mom. Hope you like it Mom!! The second one belongs to Annie (my mother in-law). After painting them, I was a bit nervous because they didn't turn out perfectly, but after sanding and then staining, I was happy with the way that they turned out. What do you all think? Do you have a favorite?

I also had to throw in a few pictures of some of my flowers. My pink clematis started blooming the other day. Isn't it just so pretty? I love the bright pink. I also have light purple and dark purple clematis vines as well, but they don't bloom til later.
Here is a cute little petunia that I planted the other evening. Isn't that a cute little holder? My Mom bought that for my awhile back and I have it on the outside of our home as you are coming in the back door. I just thought it was cute and prim looking!!
Well, I am off to relax before it is bath time for a little boy and then I am going to sit back and watch Grey's Anatomy. I was so hoping that Private Practice was on, but last week was the season finale (Ah Shucks). Hope all have a WONDERFUL and BLESSED Mother's Day!! I am off to spend the weekend with my Mom on Saturday morning. Hugs to you all.


Backwoodsprim said...

Your comment on my blog cracked me up!! LOL! You are too funny!
I love the checkerboards!!
Nice job!
I also love the clay pot on the lil' fork/rake thing....that
gives me an idea.... :)

Have a nice evening!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Your gameboards are wonderful, but I think the top one is my favorite! I also love the plant holder by your back door! Wish you could come to our Ladies Night Out too, it's so much fun meeting blogging buddies. Have a great Mother's Day! Dawn

Heather's Stitches said...

Those are so cute! I like the yellow one the best.

Have a Great Weekend and Happy Mothers Day!

Carrie said...

Lisa~ Love the flowers and your gameboards turned out wonderfully. I don't think I could pick a favorite...because they both are awesome!!

Hugs!! Carrie♥

primitive basketcase said...

Lisa, I love the game boards ~ love the more distressed look of the first but the 2nd one I like the color best so they are both awesome. Love your prim lil plant hanger, too. Your clematis are gorgeous.
Happy Mother's day

The Whites said...

I LOVE gameboards right now. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think I pick the 2nd one just because I like the color - they're both awesome though!

Happy Mother's Day, Lisa!


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Lisa,
Love that plant holder!!! So cute:)
I love both gameboards but I think I'd go for the first one but I also love the other too for the color!

Have a great time at your mom's and a very Happy Mother's Day!

Carla said...

Great job on the gameboards. I'm partial to the mustard one but they are both great. Lucky MOMS. Have a wonderful Mothers day weekend.

girliegirl said...

I love how your gameboards turned out Lisa! Nice job! You sure do have some lucky women who are getting these. Have a happy Mother's Day!


~Judy~ said...

Lisa, both the gameboards turned out equally well. I'm sure they will love them. Now you need to make one for yourself. Have a wonderful Mother's Day. Are you going to the Amish country??

Susannah said...

Hi Lisa, First of all, I want to tell you how much I enjoy your header. Did you say the lamp was for you for Mother's Day from hubby and son? I think you did. It is wonderful.
Any Mom would be proud to receive one of the gameboards. My favorite is the first one..only because it would go in my house.

Your flowers are stunning and the little petunia reminds me of the song my Grandma used to sing to me...... 'the lonely little petunia in an onion patch'....I can hear her singing it to me now!

Happy Mom's Day !

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Your game-boards turned out great!! I love them both! I just know your mom and MIL will love them. Now you need to make yourself one.
hugs, Cindy

Shannon said...

Your gameboards look great! The first one is my favorite. Love your little plant holder too!!

Teri said...

You did a GREAT job on the gameboards..and I love them both!!! I'm sure both moms will be pleased!

Don't forget you're keeping me in suspense..LOL


Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

The game boards came out great Lisa and the plant holder is simply charming!

Janene said...

I am in love with game board #1...and that plant holder...Where in the world did she find such an awesome holder?
Happy Mother's Day Friend!
Enjoy your weekend!

Betsy said...

I love both your gameboards but the mustard one is my fav.
Hope you have a great Mother's Day too.

Karen said...

Well Lisa if you think these game boards didn't turn out like you hoped then SEND THEM TO ME! And re-make I'd buy them from you in a heartbeat....what size are they????
Love what you did with the pot on the garden fork.

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Your gameboards are great, but I think the yellow is my favorite. Nice plant hanger.

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ohiofarmgirl said...

They look wonderful....they will love them. Dianntha

Stellar Creations said...

wow, they turned out awesome. Good job! Happy Mothers Day!


the primitive country bug said...

The game boards came out great! Your pink clematis is very pretty too. We have purple and they've got buds on them. Can't wait till they open.
Have a Happy Mother's Day!
Hugs~ Birgit

Kath said...

Hi Lisa,
Lovin your gameboards!
I like 'em both! :)

have a super duper weekend and a very HAPPY MOTHER's Day!!