Sunday, July 26, 2009

Vintage Flowers...finished.

I finished this little wall hanging late last night. It's good to finally finish something completely, quilting and everything. It all started with a packet of charm squares called Mary Engelbreit's "Recipe for Happiness" by Moda. They were so cheerful and had such a vintage look that I sat right down and drew some flowers to match. The colors are perfect for my kitchen and I think they look really good with my teapots. Now on to my niece's wedding quilt.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I received a nice surprise yesterday!

I participated in the polka dot swap and there in my mail box was a package from Australia. Clare from Clare's Craftroom sent a lovely bag called a "Catchit" to hang on the end of the bed or anywhere you need a bag to put things that don't belong anywhere else. Mine is going in my bathroom. She also made the tissue holder and enclosed 3 lovely fat quarters. Many Thanks Clare!

Just thought I'd show you why I haven't been sewing...

This is just some of the furniture that I, with the help of my husband, painted. I wanted a lighter, fresher look and think that I managed that pretty well. We, with the help of my son and sister, ragged the walls in the parlor. I'm happy with that also and I'm sure my husband is relieved. This is the second paint job in there in 3 months. The first just wasn't right. I do that sometimes.
I'm done painting now, so it back to the sewing machine. Yea! It sure took longer than planned (what else is new). I'm working on a small wall hanging and hope to finish soon. I'll post pictures tomorrow. Also I must get busy, my niece is getting married August 15th and I have promised her a wedding quilt. I chose an easy but pretty pattern and some lovely fabrics. I am looking forward to starting.