Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pictures


I'm working on a new project but it's not a sewing project. Still have yet to do any sewing but I've been busy trying to fix up the new house.  Last weekend I got lots of pictures hung upstairs in the big room which is called a game room.  This is my project making a Now Playing sign on canvas. I have my drawing all done now to just need to transfer my design to the canvas and paint it.



It's for this shelf among the wall of photos to be placed next to the album cover.  The wall is a nice shade of orange, looks goldish on the right because of the sunlight shining through the window.



We have our old stereo with turntable and albums in the game room.  Lots of CD's too.  We thought we would put the album cover for what is on the turntable on the shelf and so I'm making a Now Playing sign.


Here's the other wall of photos.  Don't know if I ever told you my husband's hobby is photography and he's pretty good at it.  We have a lot of pictures.  The lamp in the back is the one I found at the garage sale on Saturday, the lamp base that is for $1.  I bought the lamp shade at Target.



Here's the third wall of photos, a nice Caribbean blue wall.  I put all the water type pictures on this wall.   It's not a great picture cause the sunlight is showing through the windows but you get the idea.


Here's a picture on my desk. Wanted to show you my adorable Aqua Polka Dot lamp. I'm using that little chair as a note paper holder.  I love the little tin box I found at Hobby Lobby "Enjoy the Little Things".

Enjoy a little thing in your life today!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wicker Chair




I don't think I showed you a pic of the white wicker chair I found at Good Will. It was $14, a pretty good deal. It had the ugliest chair cushion ever. I didn't even wait to get it home to throw that away, pulled it off outside the store and tossed in their trash can. Freshened it up with some white paint and it's now in my sewing room with a stack of quilts on top.


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Birthday Gift




My birthday was yesterday. I took the day off from work. Just having the day to do whatever was great. We did some painting in the new house then went to lunch. Hubby washed my car. Had dinner out. Bought a bookcase with b-day money at Target. Now back to work today. I thought you might like to see a wonderful little quilt made for me by Mary. It's so cute, I love it. The fabrics are so me, made with Happy Go Lucky. Here it is in my sewing room on the table I just painted. Tried my best to get a decent photo. Have a nice day everyone.


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Fresh Coat of Paint




Thought you might like to see a picture of my cute little table I bought today at a garage sale. I painted it aqua and it turned out super cute. I'm sure you've seen Lori Holt's blog, she has some very cute painted furniture. A fresh coat of paint gives a fresh new look. I also replaced the metal pull on the drawer with a glass knob. I like the vintage look of a glass knob. That's my sewing station. Haven't had time for sewing yet but I'm sure I will soon.


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Garage Sale Finds







Found a few things today at garage sales. Got this antique table and the white floor lamp for my sewing room. This table will be great for putting quilt block pieces to sew together. Think I'll paint it same color as the bigger table.




I was going to go to store this weekend and get a Spider Plant but I found one at a garage sale today, it's a nice one too.




I also got a ceiling fan for $10 bucks and a Teddy Bear for Buster.




On another note, got this wonderful book, Sherri's second book in the mail yesterday. Love it.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My Sewing Room Closet




All of the bedrooms have walk-in closets in our new house. We have an extra bedroom for a guest room. I snagged the biggest bedroom for my sewing room and painted the walls a soft shade of aqua. The closet is a fun place all in itself. Still trying to get motivated to do some sewing. Darlene gave me that Quilts banner a couple years ago. Any suggestions on how I can get back in the sewing grove let me know. We've had a whirlwind couple months of getting a new house, packing, purging and moving.




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Well Hello




I know it's been a super long time since I've blogged. I truly didn't think anyone would care much one way or the other if I blogged or not but I did get emails from some of you. Much has happened since I last posted. I got this new sewing machine in February. It's a Pfaff Performance 5.0 and it's awesome. I've only sewn on it like twice since I've had it cause we also moved into a new house and lots to do with that. This table used to be the breakfast nook table in our other house, I painted it a nice aqua color for a sewing machine table.

Our new house is bigger and pretty darn nice, now we just need to get our other house sold, hopefully soon.

I'm excited about Sinta and Sherri choosing Camille's mini quilt patterns for April AYOS. I have them all. Might have to finally give the new sewing machine a try and make a mini quilt or two.

I'll try not to be away for so long between posts. Have a great day!


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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Simply Hearts


I finished the quilting on my mini Heart runner. I'm calling it Simply Hearts.  Did simple line quilting which resulted in it being Simply Cute.  It's perfect for my shelf. Here it is all decorated up for Valentine's Day.  I just love getting out the Valentine's Day quilts and making a few more.  Buster made his appearance in the framed picture on the shelf.  Cute little guy that he is.  

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Have a Heart




I did a bit of sewing yesterday on New Years Day. Made a cute little Heart runner for a shelf we have by our front door. Turned out so cute in Surrounded By Love fabrics. I'll do the quilting on it this weekend.


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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 In Review

I didn't really realize just how many things I made in 2013 until I started gathering up pictures and making collages. I notice I made a lot of seasonal things during seasons such as Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Summer, Etc.  Enjoy the Collages of my 2013 Sewing projects.  Happy New Year.

I think that's about it. Welcome 2014











Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year




Hello again, thanks for visiting. Just a couple more days of this year. This year seemed to go by so fast. As the new year approaches I know it's a good time to make goals and such. I think about writing down what I want to accomplish but I've never been much of a list maker.

So I've decided to just take it one day at a time. Get whatever I can done in the way of quilting and sewing and don't worry about the rest.

I'm showing a picture of a low volume quilt I made this year which I love. Only goal at this time is to send it off to be quilted. And I'm also finishing a quilt I made for my bed. I currently have the shabbiest quilt ever on my bed, literally falling apart. It's a store bought quilt and I still love it even though it's seen better days. My husband reminds me that I make quilts all the time yet my own bed doesn't have a decent homemade quilt. Working on that.

Happy New Year Everyone.
Carol



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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas




Happiness is a Coca-Cola Bear for Christmas.




Betty's already trying to rip out the eye on her new Penguin toy.

I hope all you have a fun Christmas.

Carol



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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Baby Quilt


Wow, has it been since Dec. 1st since I last posted on my blog?  Thought I would share a photo of a baby quilt I just finished.  It's a gift for my Nephew and his wife who are expecting a baby in January.  Buster and I went over to the playground to take some photos.  The grass looked so awesome in it's pretty winter grass with leaves all over it, perfect for a picture.  It's been raining so the grass was a bit wet but I figured I would be washing the baby quilt anyway.  



Here's another picture of the baby quilt.  This one shows the colors of the quilt better.  The pattern I used is called Through the Looking Glass by Its Sew Emma.  The yellow monkey fabric is Monkey Mischief, the brown with bananas is Funky Monkey.  I backed it with Minke, my favorite for baby quilts.  I added the baby's name which I love to do, adds a nice touch.  

Merry Christmas Everyone!  Maybe we should all do posts with our 2014 Quilting Goals. What do you think?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Another Table Runner Finish


I finished the sewing the binding on this table runner last evening and now I can display on my table in living room.  This is a fun and fast little table runner made with  Little Charmers II pattern and Let It Snow charms.  I was able to get my Christmas decorating done last couple of days so now I can hopefully do more sewing.  Happy 1st Day of December.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Winter's Lane Table Runner


I finished sewing the binding on this lovely table runner last evening. This is a free pattern from Sherri that I enjoyed making very much. The Winter's Lane fabric is so nice and the red binding was a good choice. As you can see it's a perfect size for my kitchen table.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Morning Joe


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Today I'm sharing with you my November Schnibbles quilt Morning Joe.  I made mine into a mini quilt using just one block and adding a pieced border.  I finished the quilting and binding yesterday.  My little buddy Buster is helping me out with my photo.  I used Urban Cowgirl fabrics and Bella Chocolate for the background fabric.  

Thanks for visiting.  Enjoy Thanksgiving today.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

9-Patch Table Runner




I made this table runner last weekend with Sherri's pattern 9-Patch Table Runner. I used a charm pack of Winter's Lane. The pattern is made for using a mini charm pack which is cool but I used up all my Christmas mini charm packs so I just used the regular size charm pack for this project and cut into 2 1/2" squares. I couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out cause all those side triangles are on the bias and it came out nice and flat, love when that happens. I'm ready to quilt it today.

If you go to Sherri's blog you'll see a picture of her table runner made with same fabrics but notice how different a quilt can be with different background fabrics. For my background I just used what I had, Paris Flea Market. What do you think you the binding, red?

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Happy Saturday


It's a rainy day today and it rained all day yesterday too. I totally don't mind, I love the rain. Rainy days are great for sewing, right. Well that's what I'm hoping to do. I'm posting my message today on my early Christmas present, iPad Mini with Retina display. It's awesome! My husband said I could have it early but when Christmas arrived I need to remember I already have my gift. That's just fine with me. This retina display has high resolution and even the tiniest print is very easy to see. I'm loving the size too.

Have a nice day everyone!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Starting to Think about Christmas


Christmas will be here before we know it! This year has really flown by, seriously.  So I have decided to get started on some Christmas sewing.  I made this very cute little table topper with one Mini Charm Pack of Kate Spain In From The Cold. My dog Betty is helping me out with my photo. The Candy Cane binding isn't even Christmas fabric, it's from the fabric line Scrumptious. Notice the adorable backdrop, found those Christmas gift bags at Safeway. Picked up one, then got another and figured what the heck and got 3 of them to use this Christmas. I just love Boston Terrier Puppies. The puppy on the gift bag is what Buster looked like as a puppy.



Got out my Christmas fabrics. All stacked up and ready to be made into something fun and cute. Now I gotta get off the computer and start sewing.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Oh yeah, I made a new Banner for my blog. Figured out how to put a picture of my quilt in the frame all by myself. I really love this banner. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fall Leaves Table Topper


I think I forgot to show this to you.  This is the first project I made after receiving Lori's book Quilty Fun.  I have the leaf blocks all made cause they were extras from when I the Lori's Bee In My Bonnet Row Along.  The center fabric is fabric I got at Joann's a while ago, it's Denise Schmidt.  This is small only 12" but so cute.  Next I'm thinking about making a table runner in this book called Snow Ball Fight, so cute with mittens and snowballs.  

Oh speaking of Lori's Row Along, I finally got it ready to be quilted.  Today is no mail day so I'll mail it tomorrow to Mary.

I'm starting to think Christmas.  How about you are you starting to make things for Christmas?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

I made 6 Halloween quilts and 1 Fall quilt this year. That makes 7 new quilts made within the last month and a half. Between these quilts and the ones I already had, I literally have a Halloween quilt on every table in the house. Fun!

Here's some Pics:

First is the most recent, a large size table topper made with Boo Crew charms. Pattern from Moda Bake Shop, it's called Simple Runner.

Next is my Boo wall hanging from pattern Farmhouse Threads and kit from Connecting Threads. Love this one.

A mini Pumpkin quilt to hang from my little shelf.

Another Boo Crew mini quilt. This one was made with one Boo Crew Mini Charm Pack.

A lap size Halloween quilt from my orange and black stash with pattern from book Skip The Borders. I wanted a quilt to put on the love seat in my living room as this is the dog hangout and it needed to have a quilt to protect it from dog sitting and dog fluffing.  Also, I love how it looks. 

Lastly my Schnibbles for I believe it was August, maybe it was July. It's Schnibbles pattern Lincoln.

Here's the 7th quilt, a fun little Fall Leaf table topper only 12" square. I used pattern in Lori's new book Quilty Fun. I actually already had these leaf blocks made, they were extras from when I did Lori's Row Along. So this small quilt sewed up pretty quickly. The center fabric is a Denise Schmidt fabric I bought a year ago at Joann's.

Hope you enjoyed Halloween.