Saturday, August 23, 2014

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Well no, I didn't win a chicken dinner, but my Birds at the Window quilt won Viewer's Choice at  Lily Pad Quilting!!

That was so exciting!! I won two jelly rolls from Penny Cottons and I can't wait to pick them out!!

Last week I made a tee shirt dress for Princess Klaire. It was the first time I'd tried something like that and I think it turned out pretty. Only thing is,  I believe it's going to be too short to wear without leggings, so I suppose it's not a dress, but a top. *grin*
I have a baby quilt ready to bind, laying on my cutting table right now, but it will be a few days before I can finish it up and post. Monday my BFF Jan and I are going to a fabric store in Batesville, Arkansas to buy lots and lots of fabric!! Actually..... probably....lots of fabric, but maybe not lots and lots. It will be fun to just walk around and pet the lovely stuff, even if we don't buy anything!

Enjoy your Sabbath!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Pets On Quilts!!

After posting about my finished birds, my good friend Sharon suggested I enter the Pets on Quilts Show at Lily Pad Quilting. I never thought about that!!
So, here is my entry in the category of Other Animal-Themed Project.
"Birds at the Window"
These birds are paper pieced, and from the book Backyard Birds by Jodie Davis.
Good luck to all the entries!

Done! Yay Me!!!

I finished binding my paper pieced bird throw and I'm tickled with the result!

I used a meandering stitch over most of it, but a little more detailed work on the birds themselves.
 My favorite two birds are the chickadee and goldfinch. I have always loved chickadees, and the finch just jumps out at me. I love the fabric combination.
So, Yay Me!! Now to try moving on to getting other UFOs quilted...

Some Finishes

I've been spending most of the summer with the grandchildren and doing summertime things, but I finally have some finished projects.

These are two of the last furniture painting projects I'll be doing.
A lovely little piano bench. And just look at the inside storage area...
I lined it with the sweetest fabric! I need to figure out what to do with the rest of it because I love it so well. Just can't think of anything right now. I don't want to use it for a quilt, because I can't stand the thought of cutting it up into little pieces and losing the design.
I love the green of this retro table. I wasn't sure it would sell, but it actually sold pretty quickly. (Thank goodness!!)

My friend and I have decided that money is just too tight these days, and the market is flooded, so we are not going to continue in our business venture.

In the sewing department, I've been steadily quilting my paper pieced bird blocks and am ready to bind the quilt today. I'll post pics tomorrow if I am successful.  I also paused in working on that, to make up a couple of beachy pillows for my bedroom.
I have so much blue and white that I thought I needed to bring in some coral to break it up. I used a postage motif fabric and painted the sea life onto it. I then free motion quilted the fabric/painting and made the pillows. I meant to make them a little larger but I like them anyway.

Here's hoping that today is productive and I can get a couple more things finished along with my much needed housework.

Have a great Monday!!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Back to Normal?

I've found that there are a LOT of folks out there repainting and selling furniture. Thus, I've not sold much of what I've done. Therefore, I've slowed waaaaay down on my painting and have gone back to sewing. Not a bad idea either since I love it. Here are some of my latest things.
A little something for my Princess Klaire. Can't wait to see her in it.
The latest block for Quilt Art Designs In the Garden BOM. I was distracted and made several mistakes on this one. I realized I missed one, but it will stay where it is. I can live with it.
Last month's block. I used some paint and did a little shading of her face, neck, arms and feet and I like the result.
I finally got the borders on my bird quilt top. It's a throw size and ready to sandwich when I find the time.

Well, I have done a LITTLE painting, but nothing noteworthy so we'll close with my little birdies.
Oh wait! I'll show you a picture of my family gathering together at a new water park my sister manages. We had a blast!
See ya later!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Turtle Power

My niece saw the table I did for LMW and immediately asked if I'd do one for her son Kaleb. Or course, I said!!
He's a big TMNT fan....(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for those of you who never had a son who was mesmerized by them.)
I had a little more trouble with the decoupage on this one for some reason. Maybe due to the thickness thinness of the posters.
I enjoy doing these because I rather enjoy doing something fun and creative as opposed to run of the mill.
So, there you go Kaleb! Turtle Power!!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Current Projects

I have trouble finding time to post these days. Between painting furniture, sewing and the grandkids, it doesn't leave a lot of time. But here are some of the things I've done in the last few weeks.

A bedside table for my little super hero LMW.
 A solid oak coffee table. Before:
 I found time to do a paper pieced block.
 And I was able to get my birds all put together. There is another boarder around it, but I haven't stopped to take a picture of it yet. I plan to put another strip around it before I try to quilt it.
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