Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
A couple of weeks ago I went to the Stitching Post and they had some new fabric that resembles a coverlet. So I called them up and ordered a piece of it. The cost was $15.99 a yard and it is 54" wide. A fraction of what you can get an antique coverlet for. So I pinned my sampler on the fabric and now I need opinions.
Friday, April 24, 2009
My first priority is the area around my pond. Originally, we put down inexpensive landscape fabric and we left a strip of grass between the rocks and the fence. Whose idea was that one? You can't get the lawn mower in there, so it mostly was a mess all the time. This picture was taken from the deck looking down on the pond.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I have been very good and trying to finish a project before I buy anything for another one! We will see how long that lasts. I have been thinking about what to do with patterns that I know I will never use again. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I needed to go back to The Stitching Post to purchase another 5" charm pack. This is a Christmas pattern by Moda. I only purchased one the first time.
I also purchased coordinating fabric for the border and block centers. These charm packs are my new favorite. Already cut and ready to go. This is the pattern I am going to use to make my Christmas quilt.
Thanks to Lori, I also finished filling up my frequent shopper card and I get $15.00 off my next purchase. Yippee! Sounds like a good reason to go there again soon.
As usual, I have several projects going. I have been trying hard to not start anything new until I get some of my UFOs (un finished objects) done. I have had this project on my list of things I wanted to do for some time now. The red and white quilt in the right of the picture. I have the magazine that has the pattern in it though. I love red and white. I did manage to get about half of the blocks pieced tonight. Hopefully I can get the rest of it pieced soon. I should be working outside if the weather is nice, but we all know how that goes!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
My goal is to have one for each of my greyhounds. Greyhounds are a breed that are prone to bloat and it is suggested that they eat from a raised feeder. So I had my husband cut a hole in the bottom of the chair to put the bowl in. I still need a couple more chairs. I have two that are a lot shorter than this one, so I am not sure if I want to use them or not. I want to paint each chair a different color and put the dogs' name on each one. Well, someday, anyway. Thanks for visiting!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
For some reason or another, I had a sponge outside. It was a windy spring day and it blew into the pond. I guess this frog was being lazy, using it as his personal floatation device. He is pretty ugly as frogs go.