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Friday, July 8, 2016

My daughter in law finished her quilt.

Ali started this quilt a few months ago and last night she quilted it on my quilting machine all by herself💥. I hope this is the beginning of a lifelong hobby that will give us lots of times together.

How cute is that face?  She's giving the quilt to her friend this weekend.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Repurposed shutter project

I picked up a few Windows and shutters a while back and have been letting them season outside until now.  I happened to like this old shutter because of the half moon which made it seem like it belonged on an outhouse.  
I sanded it to this:
Then I painted it yesterday when I was home alone. I used black spray paint which made it easy and fast.
Today I decorated it for use in the little sewing room Kenny and I are painting this summer.  
It's ready for seasonal wreaths and projects I'm working on or contemplating.  I can't wait to see it on the wall soon.  😀

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Embroidered quilt almost done😀💥💥

I started this quilt in a class a few years ago at Pieceful Quilting when they had a store in Calverton and tonight I finally put it together.  Debating whether or not to put a border all around it to make it larger.  It really is lovely and would make a nice coverlet to put on a bed with a white bedspread.  
I had a good time playing with colors and fabrics in this quilt. 

Love the pretty designs and am happy I put this together tonight.  I was feeling crabby this afternoon so took to the sewing room in the attic to work it off. 😀

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Repurposed old window

A few years ago I picked up a few old shutters and windows to play around with.  This past weekend I decided to work on the window and make something for Evelyn's old room since I quilt in there sometimes and guests stay there.  I cleaned the room really well this weekend too so thought it would be cool to decorate a bit.  
I washed the window outside to get all the excess paint off and then I remembered that I had a nice panel with bible verses.  I measured and they were perfect for each pane of glass.
I got out the Mod Podge and cut them and glued them on.
Then I remembered I had cute little plant hangers that were made from old faucets.  Kenny liked them so he drilled the holes and put them on.  I was doing it myself but he wanted to help! 😀 

Kenny hates repurposed things but he liked this when it was done.  Not exactly a convert, but it's a start!  

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Dressing up a garage stepping stool

Deb's grandmother had this chair in the garage and Deb has always used it so instead of buying a new one (which wouldn't be as strong or long lasting) I made her a little cover for it.  
I put some duct tape on the chair so it would be flatter and then I made this for it.
Much cuter! She will smile each time she uses it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tea cosy for Deb's High Tea

My friend has a high tea every year and it's already coming up for this Saturday.  I made her a new cosy to add to her collection. I liked this design because it's so close to Easter and I like the reminder for myself about how I should live my life. (Sometimes it's soooo hard!). Deb will love this, I am sure.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Bertie's Easter quilt

Kenny got me this Easter quilt kit a few months ago and I promised myself I wouldn't start it unless I was going to finish it.  I love all the flowers and chicks and spring themes.  It's all ready for quilting now and I plan to do that tomorrow when I am done with my running around.

After I quilt it I will add the button eyes and the hand embroidery for the stems on the flowers.
It was fun to do the machine embroidery on this project.  I used many different stitches to add texture to the appliqués.
 What a fun time I had with this!  Working on it got me through some tough times at work.  It's been a very trying year but I am hopeful that it's in the past and not going to continue.  Sewing is my best therapy!