Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jumping on the band wagon!

So I am totally in love with these star quilts that are cropping up all over blogland..and now AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts is also working on one and I figure it's perfect for when my back just isn't up to sitting at the sewing machine. So after a quick stop at Joann's today to get some template plastic I'm going to get some prepping done in time to start sewing tonight while we watch our DVRed DWTS and Glee. Can't wait to snap some pictures of my own!


Pictures tomorrow!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A sewing weekend!

It feels like it has been years since Jan Ome (janome..get it? yeah I'm THAT dork! LOL!) and I have been able spend any time together, but we've been making up for it this weekend!

It feels so good to be getting some projects ticked off my list! Michael (AKA Minion 3) got a TV in his room for his 13th birthday (yes, we are those parents..all of our boys had to wait until they were teens to have their own personal tv) But after putting so much work into refinishing his vintage dresser, Hubby didn't want to put the table straight onto that painted surface. Sadly, that means that Michael's TV has been sitting on his bedroom floor since Feburary 6th waiting to be set up.

Now, I don't feel too awful about it, he pretty much uses the tv in the living room constantly since that is where the Xbox and Wii are, but in keeping with my quest to end the procrastinating and getting our house in order It's time to get his room Finished! At least as much as possible for now, the major construction of the reading nook won't be happening until the decluttering and downsizing is complete.

So today I took an hour to whip him up a simple quilted table/tv pad (Runner) He picked the fabrics (kid has a good eye!) and it will fit right in in his room! My only wish is that I'd used smaller strips of white and used them between each fabric. But he loves it and that is what matters!

Last Night I also whipped up some Mug rugs, they are just waiting for the bindings to be sewn down and then they will be winging their way to Ireland :)

I've got more news and some great thrifty finds for you, but I'll save those for later in the week!

Have a great Sunday!
M

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fantastic Giveaways all month at Rusty Rooster Vintage blog!

Let me tell you, even if you don't enter the contest, you will definitely want to NOT miss a single post!

Please show my new bloggy friend, Vicki, some love and check out her blog!