Friday, January 29, 2010
My nephew and his wife, on Ray's side is expecting their first baby. I have been looking and looking for the perfect quilt from Aunt Dinah (me) and I think I found it. Since we know it is a baby boy I thought he would like a space ship quilt. This is an old pattern that I saved out of a Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. You can tell I am making a quilt from my heart because this is almost completely made from templates. I hate templates.
I also have a niece that is having her second birthday soon. I didn't make a quilt when she was born because she was getting so many. Now I think I want to make her a big girl quilt. She likes dinosaurs and I think I have the perfect pattern. I will start on that tomorrow, at least the fabric picking.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Can you believe it? The person who hung the navy blue wallpaper drew navy blue lines between each strip of paper. UGH! Oh well, no real biggie. I was planning on eventually painting the living room, so I will just have to move the eventual date to a much closer date.
This is the wall to the right of the previously blue wallpaper wall. There was a blue wooden frame around this and we removed that. Then we filled in the HUGE holes left by the molly bolts. Now to decide what color to paint the room. The problem is this wall that Joseph is playing Vanna with connects to my kitchen. I have to find a color that works in both places and makes me smile while not making Ray agitated?
Remember the teal colored recessed areas from this post?
Well Joseph and I got busy and removed the wallpaper from them and I like it a lot better. I was thinking about painting them red and using them to display some of my Precious Moments. I'm testing primers and colors so I will post pictures as soon as I get some results. Who knew there was so much to painting a wall?
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
While in the Patchwork Pig I saw this wonderful flower thread guide and had to have it. I first saw it a few months ago in a quilt magazine and loved it then but this was the first time seeing it in person. It is HEAVY.
I have been dealing with a bad backache and living on muscle relaxers and pain meds, so no sewing at all. I really should have stayed home today but was going stir crazy. Maybe on more night with meds and I will be better, at least I can hope.
I will be back soon,
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
I want to do some applique in the corners and side triangles so the fabric won't be the focal point. I am leaning toward each piece being different and the corners being big four patches but...
Sunday, January 10, 2010
In the picture I have SIX layers of clothing! I'm fat, but the layers did add a bit of bulk. LOL I stayed warm except my hands.
Today is also stash report day. Nothing exciting believe me since I have been working on my scrappy star UFO.
Friday, January 8, 2010
My sofa arrived but my chairs are back ordered. :^( Looking at the picture...yep those drapes have got to go!
Yesterday while sewing, my scrappy star was laid out on the floor since my wall space was full of the scrappy hexagons, I turned around and bent down to pick up a piece and YIKES that hurt! I pulled something and it still hurts. I think today I will see if we can't go buy the foam board to make me a large design wall so I won't do that again.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I am pacing the floors.
Will they ever arrive???
I did get new triangles cut for the scrappy star. Why is it no matter how many times I do the math I always get the size wrong the first time? This time I got it wrong twice.
I had a thought, maybe I want to do a bit of applique. Maybe in the corners? I am looking in all of my applique books for ideas. It is a scrappy star made with my civil war repros, so I think I won't want anything formal or intricate. But I don't want anything clunky either.
Can you tell I am trying to distract myself from thinking about the furniture? LOL
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
They taste great!
But they make a mess...my white t-shirt now has purple dots all over the tummy section. Oh well.
I fussed and fussed because everyone had cool weather and we were still hot. Well I'm not fussing anymore because we are not hot...actually it is quite chilly. For the past two nights we have been below freezing and tonight we will be again. I am so happy! Shhhh, don't tell the neighbors, everyone around here is griping about the cold.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
- I did clean out the living room of all Christmas decorations.
- I did get the youngest son to put the Christmas decorations in the storage closet.
- I did not eat lunch.
- I did finally empty and put away all of the boxes that were still in the dining room.
- I did vacuum every inch of carpet in the house..except the bedrooms, so maybe not every inch.
- I did not leave the house.
- I did not get to go into my sewing room all day. :^(
Monday, January 4, 2010
Can you tell what it is suppose to be? A star!
I started this a while back and in all of the moves it kind of got lost. I found it tonight and started looking to see where I had left off. I discovered that I cut all of the triangles the wrong size. Then I discoverd that I had cut some more squares so I could cut more triangles and those are also the wrong size. Do you think that may be why I put it away?