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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baby quilt in progress

I was able to quilt most of the body of the quilt.  Now must pin back the points so I can do the border.

Monday, August 9, 2010

More Furniture

I received the china hutch to go with the other piece over the weekend. I was able to get a lot of fabric in and under. It looks great. I culled another box of fabric from my stash and will continue to work on it. The closet is my next project. It is getting way too cluttered to access any thing in there.

Looks bad doesn't it

Quilts for Kids quilt

I actually quilted something this weekend in addition to cleaning, getting out of the house and putting up tomatoes. I signed up for Quilting for Kids which makes quilt for kids in the hospital. They send you the fabric and instruction, you sew and quilt and send an another quilt you provide. It was interesting enough that I kept at it and got it done in a day. Easy pattern and all cut out. I thought that the backing fabric was more exciting than the front.

The pictures uploaded sideways. They to up and down like they should.

I am still quilting on the other quilt.

Friday, August 6, 2010

New to me furniture

This started it all! A nice lady down the street ask if I wanted her mother's old buffet and china cabinet. I decided that I did and with our trips to Alaska and Texas there was a delay but now this week I was able to move it in. The China hutch is coming later this week. I understand it is going to be a little harder to carry upstairs. In anticipation of it coming I had to clean out a spot for it. Down came my tower of organizational cubes. OK, there was a lot of fabric in that tower. I have already taken 3 large bags to the thrift store. There are 4 suit cases of fabric stored. My goal is to thin down my stash to fit in the hutch. Bets are I will not be able to get rid of all of it, but will make myself work hard at it. I painted the wall a dark shade of dusty blue to match a spread that was in my sewing room. I only painted the one wall in the room, mostly to cover an earlier paint experiment that was pretty wild. The blue is a very calming color. The photos are flower pictures that I have taken. The baskets on the shelves are sewing boxes I have collected.

I am looking forward to getting the room back together so I can start sewing and getting it all messy again.