Sunday, March 27, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
I did this for my sister actually but hey, if it makes you happy too, it's a win-win. :o)
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Blogger showed me!!! But I'm back for now, so "WHEW!".
Yesterday and today I worked on making five more Jared Takes a Wife blocks. Then I laid the blocks on my bed to see if I had enough. I think I do. I'll need about a 12" border all the way around so once I get the sashing on, I'll have to see if I have to go fabric shopping. Until now, all of the blocks were from stash except for the sashing. But I'm not sure what will look good until the top is done.
My sister Isabel sent me a link to Holly Holderman's site so I thought I would share it too. If you go to her site, she has a Tip page and right here, and she gives a great tip on sashing. Now, I am not a perfectionist sewer so my blocks are not always the perfect size so I don't do as she says for cutting the fabric on grain. I need the stretch so I can ease in my blocks (sometimes). Other than that, I liked the idea. For my blocks, I put thin strips of painters tape on my ruler so I could mark the sashing strips with an erasable marker.
There were four places I wanted to make my marks so this is the view of the whole section.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Yesterday and today were sort of stay home days. No plans really so I dug in. My sister works at a school and they had a yard sale. She grabbed me some white shelves that were new in the package for $2.00 each. Yeehaw! I moved my metal racks, which left me holes to patch but I'm sure that won't get done. I asked hubby where the paint is from this room and I got "the look" like you're kidding me right? :o) So, the holes will stay but it's okay. I've got enough going on to not even see little holes in the wall. Lots of cleaning and I found a table for making cards. Yay!!!!
I kind of messed up though because my wire baskets used to hang from the racks. When I moved them, I forgot about leaving space for the baskets to hang so now they are using my shelf I wanted for table-top stuff. Argh....I guess I should've hired an engineer for this project. LOL
I also hung up another magnet strip that I got from the Crate & Barrel outlet a few months ago. I had some miscellaneous tins that I needed another strip for so that's up too. Check!
And while I was at it, I cleaned up my ribbon basket and my paper. Gotta get back to work. For this side of the spare bedroom to look this good, I had to move a lot of junk. And guess where it is? On the other side of the room. LOL Breaks over!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The blocks are from a swap we did several years ago on Backporch Friends, a Yahoo quilt group. I was going to keep this one but my friend Nora saw it and practically drooled on it so I'm going to give it to her for her birthday in June. Now if I can just keep from misplacing it between now and then!!!
This is the label I made and stitched on last night. I love how easy it is to make quilt labels with
Printed Treasure sheets.