Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I can actually post tonight!!!!!!!!!

Hurrahhhhh.....I am able to post.
My internet connection has really been bad all summer which has caused me a lot of grief and almost no posting capabilities. I am on tonight for a change and I was also able to add some items to my store, can't sell it if no one can see it. I have more to add but it will have to wait till another night, it has taken me more than an hours to get 8 fabrics added and my frustration level is very high. But I wanted to announce that I am expanding my fabric to include flannels and just got this line in:

Heritage Flannel Studio Collection

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Insanity...... almost three weeks of insanity

A couple of weeks ago I had enough of the clutter and the mess and began cleaning... and one of the hardest things for me..... started making DI piles and trash piles... I've collected this stuff for years (8 years since we moved into this house) and now I'm giving it away.... that is how BAD it had gotten. I save things because I never know when I will need it again. Sat. morning at the end of week one I sat down and said you know what I'm going to paint my bedroom and the extra "Granny's" room downstairs. The hubby was at work and could not object. Then I get this hair brain idea-- this room is bigger than the girl's room, let's switch rooms. So I let Adrienne pickout paint and she picked red to go with the white. The room was originally light green with a whole bunch of putty spots from filling in holes. My room was buttercup green and cream-- not my favorite. I had most of the paint already that I had bought 4 years prior when I/we painted the front room and kitchen and the basement family room and bathroom. So, all we needed was red paint and some more tape and some elbow grease. First we had to move everything out of both rooms except the beds. I just put plastic over the top. Let's say that when the hubby got home all he said was this had better be done when I get back (he was leaving on a camping trip for a week). I was not thrilled, I had hoped he would volunteer to help... nope he found every reason under the sun to be gone when he could've been home. So began the journey of painting and may I remind you working and taking care of three kids 8 and younger. I spent the next week painting until midnight and was disappointed that I had 3/4 of a wall left in our bedroom when the hubby got home. I was sad-- I had not made the deadline. Then I spent the next week painting until midnight... and now I'm spending the time cleaning and sorting until midnight, because I have a visitor coming on Sat. Granny and it has to be clean... so much to my dismay I didn't take before pictures... so you will just have to trust me when I say it was UGLY!!! and now the finished paint..... I went with a gray green and a light gray with paisley's--- It turned out a lot better than I had hoped....
Now the Girl's room-- I let the kids paint... Yes I am crazy....and they had a ton of fun and I almost died.. I have a hard time with random... but random we did and they love it and it is growing on me and best of all their room matches their quilts that I just made!!! Now we just have to finish cleaning... so I had better get back to work.
Thanks for letting me share. Have a great day and create something special!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Summer Projects

The above quilt was made by my mother and it is what she has worked on the last two months hand quilting while she has been visiting. Of course I have to work all day and so she had plenty of time on her hands. No TV so not much else to do.
This is another quilt of my Mom's. She made this for a friend and I quilted it on the machine for her, so she wouldn't have to hand quilt it. She also made a quillow for the husband of her friend but I can't seem to get it to load.

Have you seen the video on making this 10 minute table runner. It is amazingly quick to make. I was impressed. My picture doesn't do it justice (no pun intended). I was looking for a quick project for a class that I was asked to teach at church and I think I found it. Personally I think the ladies can handle something harder but the gal in charge insist that I keep it simple. So here you go.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Here is the house block I did for Quilt club this month. School is around the corner and after that Halloween. Can't wait to long to get those projects done before I know it, time is gone. Well this is going to be short before the internet chooses to die.