Thursday, September 24, 2009

I've been busy, not quilting but...


I've been sewing curtains for the family room off the kitchen. This is my room. My husband has his own TV room downstairs. I've had blinds up for about 2 years. I also had valences, but I still want to soften the look so I added curtains to the sides of the windows and added detail to the valences. I wasn't so sure they would look as good as I had pictured in my head, but I actually am happier with them I thought I would be. It will be nice to get back to quilting. The curtains are so big and seemed really heavy as I was sewing. Now on to something smaller scaled.

Great Give Away

Sweet P Quilting and Creations is having a great give away. She is giving away a new Canadian Quilting Magazine and the fabric to make the cover quilt. It's alway good to see a new magazine come into print. It seems like a number of the ones I used to follow have disappeared and I miss them. So hop on over to her site at http://sweetp-paulette.blogspot.com/ and take a look.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Autumn is in the air here.


Although our day are still quite hot and some of the nights are neglecting to cool down, at times there is a decided snap of autumn in the air. Just a small taste of things to come. The petunias in my garden are starting to look a little tired, but the marigolds, black eyed susans, and chrysanthemums are starting to shine. Fall is birthday time in our family. Almost everyone, except me, has an autumn birthday. My daughter-in-law Amanda starts out the parade and truly loves fall colors and themes. So I made her a wall hanging with a pumpkin that can be used though the season. It about 26 inches by 33 inches. The design is mine. I am so happy with how it turned out that I think I'll make myself one. Let me know what you think.