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Monday, October 13, 2014

A Little Bit of Everything


I have been busily putting my
sewing space all together.
It is going to be a work in
progress to find all
the little things that speak to me.
(It will probably take years)
I have always wanted a space that
Says "Me". 
Here is a little chunk
of what I have so far.


 
I have loved seeing the cute antique ladders
that everyone has sporting their quilts.
Well, this ladder has a lot of
meaning. It is the kids bunk-bed ladder.
It was just sitting around,
collecting dust in the shed,
when I had the idea to use it.
We drilled holes in the front of the ladder
at the top to attach it into a stud.
They are counter sunk holes.
 
 
After screwing it to the wall,
I used wooden button to cover
the screw heads. 
I was lucky enough to hit
a stud with both sides.
It is probably a good thing,
since a certain someone
thinks it is a great ladder up the wall to
Nowhere.
 
My husband refinished this
cute little nightstand
for me. 
I like to store my cross-stitch supplies
in there and it
keeps me from tripping on
the ladder.
(Can you tell, I probably did it more than once)
 
I love the black hardware against the
willow stain.   
Here is the picture of part of the
set before he refinished it.
 
I actually picked it up for nothing.
(Got to love that)
We spent next to
nothing refinishing it.
Just the sandpaper, stain,
poly, and paint for the pulls.
He has two of the three pieces
redone, but I'll
show you the other a bit later.
 
 
And all those lovely tomatoes,
I again was working on.
This time with a little
 Basil-Garlic Tomato Sauce.
 
 
You can find the recipe Here.
It smelled absolutely yummy.
I am hoping it tastes just as
good.
 
 
I have also been doing a bit
of sewing for the Black Cat Crossing Hop
over at Sew We Quilt
coming up reallllly soon. 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Salsa....and No Not Dancing

 
Between my dad's and our garden
we have had a bumper crop of
tomatoes and chilies,.
 
Aren't they pretty?
 
 
There is nothing like a homegrown tomato.
The last two weekends
I have been canning like a
"Crazy" woman.
I even have a blister
to show for all my great dicing skills.
 
 
 
And what do I have to show for it?
 
Between both weekends,
Around 45 pints of homemade salsa.
 
 
We like our salsa a little
warm, so I just leave the seeds in
the chilies.  We might have enough
to make a few more.
My hubby can eat a jar of
homemade salsa a week.
 
Have you been taking advantage of
the end of summer/fall harvests?
 
 

On a sewing note,
If you missed the first
few days of the Rush Hour hop,
here is the whole schedule.
 

 
Tuesday, September 23

Wednesday, September 24

Thursday, September 25

Friday, September 26
Coeur d’Alene (moved to 29th)

Monday, September 29
Coeur d'Alene (moved from the 26th)

Tuesday, September 30
 
Some other great places to stop in
 
Madame Samm was a guest on
the Studio E blog...Here.

 AND

 Studio E is having a giveaway Here...
some beautiful fat quarters.
 
 
 
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rush Hour.....

 
Thanks of course to
Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt , who works so
tirelessly putting these super fun
 and creative hops together. 
And to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt,
who is always such a great
cheerleader.  Thanks Ladies!!
 
 
Rush HOUR Schedule
 
 
I have decided that the woman
on the button is well....
a lot like me, only a red head.
 
Since school started,
we have been in a super
huge RUSH
Running here and there,
reports, essays, UGH!!
 
Well, the best part of my days
is before the
RUSH begins,
Where I wake the Kiddos,
and sometimes you might here a little
WAKEY!! WAKEY!!
from my lips.
 
I absolutely adored the fabrics from Studio E
that so perfectly and  had
Wakey! Wakey!
on them.
 
And I really enjoy a good sup of coffee
in the morning.
Sew what perfect fabrics!!
 

So what did I whip up?
 
Well First ..
 
 
 A few placemats to Wake you!!



And a little coffee can help as well!
 
 


And for some of those
days when you just would like
to sleep a little longer but can't
you might just need
an extra large dose.
 
 
Which I  have been
needing the last couple weeks.
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed
my stop on the
Rush Hour hop.
Be sure and visit all these
Gals who are
RUSHING AROUND!!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Friday, September 19, 2014

A Day Out with Chihuly and See You in September Winners

We went on an outing
to the Denver Botanic Garden.
They are currently displaying
some of Dale Chihuly glass
artwork amongst the beautiful
garden backdrop.






 
 


There was so much to see
between the gorgeous gardens
and the Chihuly glass that resembled nature.
Hope you enjoyed the
walk through the gardens.



Thanks for all your kind comments
on my See You projects!
and without further ado

Here are

The winners of the Colonial Pattern giveaway are
 
Nesta of Ella and Nesta
 
 
Deonn of Quiltscapes



I'll be seeing you in a
couple days for
RUSH HOUR!!!


 
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Quilty Stitches Finish

 I am happy to say that
I am all finished up with
my Quilty Stitches that
was going on at LMS.




It was only supposed to be 16 blocks
but I added the other four to
make it rectangular to fit in the
frame.
 I hadn't cross-stitched in a few
years and I loved the simplicity
and well...
the Quiltiness of it.  I just
couldn't help but to join in.
 
It has happily
found a wall to hang on 
in my sewing room.
 
 

 
I had contemplated adding a little
fabric border around the edge,
but I am just not sure if
I will or not. 
Any Suggestions?
 
 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

See YOU In September (Seriously Already) and Giveaway

SEE you in SEPTEMBER BLOGGERS..
 
HELLO ALL!!
 I have missed you
all sew much.
 
Thanks of course to Mdm Samm of Sew We Quilt
and Shari of Living with Purpose 
 
 
I have been super busy
doing a little remodeling
throughout the WHOLE
summer.
 
I have painted 4 rooms
inside of our home and painted the complete outside
of our home also.
WAY to much Painting
and not enough sewing.
(I could have shown you pictures of that,
but they are not as fun)
 
And on top of it all
I was unable to use my
sewing machine,
but in the process I did
A LOT of hand stitching
 
First, I finished this cute little bib.
I decided to applique the flower
instead of stitching it.
 
 

 
Next, I did a little embroidery on
a Retro Apron.  I think I
am going to have to add
a little ruffle to the edge.
But with only having a sewing
machine for the past week.
It had to wait for my last project.

 
 
 
My Sewing Room Quilt
It is in my very favorite colors.
I absolutely adore
RBD Gingham in Aqua.
Just beautiful.
 
 
 


And here is a little peek of my sewing room
I can't wait to have it all
put together and organized.
 
 
I do have my fabric
in order, so
very soon I can
get busy quilting away.
I hope you all
enjoyed my  summer SEWING projects.
 



 
 
You can find all the embroidery patterns, apron,
and bib I used
 

Sew, How about a giveaway?
Colonial Patterns was kind enough
to sponsor a generous little
giveaway. 

 
 
There will be 3 winner.
Each winner will receive
 
http://www.colonialpatterns.com/shop/product/retro-fancy-white-apron/

 
You will be able to make your own apron
and a bib for that
little cutie in your life.
 
 
What do you have to do to win?
 
1.  Leave a comment.  It is open to everyone, everywhere.
2.  For an extra entry like Stitcher's Revolution
(named for the newest patterns by Colonial Pattern)
3.  Follow me for a third entry.

The giveaway will close at midnight at the end of the hop.
 
Don't forget to check out the other
hoppers of the day.
 
 Wednesday, September 3
 
 



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