Monday, July 14, 2014

We Moved, But........

I still don't have my "studio" set up yet!  Actually most of the stuff that is in the room, will not STAY in the room!  Boxes got dumped in there when the guys were just trying to empty the truck as fast as possible since it was past midnight!!  Glad I wasn't here, I was back in New Orleans cleaning up the "old" house for the new owners. 
My studio will be in what was the "formal" living room. It is a step down from the rest of the house, so I had the contractor build me a little step so I wouldn't fall into the room!!  It was also opened to the foyer, so he closed it in and I found these great doors at Home Depot (I think!)

They are the doors on the left. The other door is the front door. I also had these great Fleur de lis knobs that I found ages ago at Hobby Lobby that work great.  The odd lighting that you see from the doors comes from the gold window glass (so 70's) that is in the room. Needless to say, those WILL be replaced ASAP with one big window instead of 3 narrow ones. Anyhoo, I love the new doors!

Can't believe I am actually posting this, but I wanted a record of "before and after"!!  The machines are staying where they are now and the rest of the walls will be Billy bookcases from IKEA.  I had to really work at the placement of machines to make sure I could get as many bookcases as I could fit in the room because there is no closet :-((. 
This is the other side of the room with the window that will soon be replaced!  This desk and sewing cabinet will stay there. At the time I took this pic there were no lights in the room!!!  I guess in the '70’s, a formal living room was only meant to have lamps, not overhead lighting!!!  BUT, as of last Saturday, I have 4 "pot" lights!!!  Will see if I need more later. 
So that's all for now.....

Friday, June 13, 2014


Just wanted to update you on why I have not posted in awhile!  We are finally in the process of moving!  I have had my sewing room packed up for over a month now and have been having severe "sewing" withdrawals!!!  I did manage to cut up a "fabric kit" for a couple of quilts so I could do a little sewing in between all the packing.  But I got as far as I could on those, so now it's time to get this show on the road and actually MOVE!!!  That will finally be happening on the 19th!  YEAH!!
We are having updates done on the "new to us" house--tile floors installed, new carpet, painting and updating the kitchen.  Hopefully all will be done in a week!  We can't wait to get there and see all the changes!
So I will now say Goodbye to Louisiana and Hello Texas!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Remember This Quilt?

I finished this quilt in Feb. 2014 and posted about it here.

Here's the update! The raffle for this quilt raised $475.00 to go towards the Outdoor School. . That money paid for 5 sixth graders to attend! I was very pleased to do my part. It MAY become a yearly project for me ( as long as DD teaches there!). Oh, and one of her teacher friends won the quilt!
I am linking to Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River. So stop by Connie's site to see what else is going on today.

Monday, April 14, 2014

4th Selvedge Quilt

Well, I have come to the conclusion that I will never use all of the selvedges that I have saved for the last 15+ years!!  BUT, I'm gonna try!  LOL!  When I bring quilting fabric home (or it arrives UPS!) I wash it, dry it, strip the selvedges, iron it and store it by color family. That process has worked for me for a long time!
This is what I am starting with for this project......
.... And I got them from here!  And this isn't even in my sewing room!
I am going to make another Star quilt, but this one will be totally scrappy stars. They will be 6" finished blocks sewn with telephone book pages. If you have never used these, you MUST give it a try. It tears away so easily leaving no tiny pieces to pick out. Just remember to use a short stitch length. 
Here are some of the darks I have in my stash......

I'm liking it already!

I have all of the 144 blocks done. All the rows are sewn and now to press all the seams open, then I will sew the rows together. 
By the time we move I will have lots of quilt tops to quilt when we get settled in!
I am linking to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, so stop by and see what others have on their design wall this week!
I am also linking to Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River. Be sure to check out what Connie and others have been working on this past week.

Just wanted to show most of the finished top! The first row of stars is hanging on the other side of the stairway banister! I will take a better pic when it's not so windy outside.

And here it is using the Waterlogue app. I love this app!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Quilt Top is on it's Way!

I finished the top that I am donating to Kevin The Quilter's QOV Block Drive and just put it in the mail. It really does the heart good to make something for someone who is so deserving of this and more. I guess I feel this way because DH is a Vietnam Vet and we all know how their homecoming went.
Here is the finished top.
I should have taken more time to spread this out flat!

Sew, if you have time and stash why don't you participate in this block drive? You have till June 1, 2014 to get your blocks in and I know Kevin will be "over the moon"! Remember, just 5 blocks gets you a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from the Missouri Star Quilt Company

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