Friday, October 30, 2009

TO SEW OR NOT TO SEW

I found the most wonderful crochet blog ever! Check it out here! It has enticed me until I finally went out and bought some yarn.
And now I am making little circles, soon to become hexagons!
I am afraid that when I get to the end of all this yarn, the thing will be gigantic...perhaps I will need to make two smaller ones?
Look at all these fantastic colors? The pattern said I needed 15 colors!
At the time I was buying them I kept adding up all the cost and I almost didn't buy the entire 15...but then I thought, "You would spend this much on fabric and never think twice!" So I bought it!
Plus I can work on it at nights while I am watching TV or listening to my husband work on his computer, because winter is coming and I have a fireplace to sit by! So, I will sew during the day, crochet at night! What a life!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

THE INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS?

Or NOT....how about the invasion of the electronic cord? Although living in the modern era is the greatest, and heaven forbid we would not want to go back to the wringer washer.....or being attached to the wall with our telephone.....
But I sometimes feel like these electric cords are TAKING OVER MY LIFE. Now I ask you, "Why in the world couldn't someone figure out how to make one, hear me, ONE cord that would work on every electronic gadget?" I KNOW, I KNOW... I only have a few compared to some...especially office spaces....I should have taken a picture of some of the offices at my husband's work....good grief!!
In my attempt to keep these beasts at bay.......I have BAGGED them....
Lassoed them into toilet paper rolls....(I did see somewhere that someone had actually mod podged these paper rolls with scrap booking paper to hide the disgusting idea of "toilet apparel.") So, now our toilet paper rolls have to match our decor?
In my sewing room, sometimes I rebel and just let them "all hang out together." I do try to ignore them......until they get on my nerves..........then I have to do something about them........
"Please, don't let there be electronic cords in heaven!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

MODA BAKE SHOP AT MARKET

Remember last year when I made this table topper for the Moda Bake Shop? It was displayed at the Moda Bake Shop booth at quilt market. Check here for all the details from Angela, and all the fun from the Moda Circle.
Now remember a few posts back when I let you see Sandi Henderson's new fabric? Check her blog for a video tour of quilt market. Thanks Sandi for that guided tour, so fun!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

THREE THINGS

ONE: I got my carpets and couches cleaned by my local Heaven's Best Carpet and Upholstery cleaning operator...(plug for my husband's business!) Call your local operator, you will love the results! Click here to find one. Now I can put my living room back together. They also clean wood floors, tile and grout!
TWO: The gas man came and hooked up the gas fireplace....WE LOVE IT!
THREE: See this sofa table with all the space underneath? I thought this.....
old trunk would look so nice ....HOWEVER, the trunk is too big....boy how I hate that! Now what should I put underneath, the space looks so...spacious! I guess you all know what this means? I will have to go shopping and search for just the right thing! I do have a few old suitcases tucked away, but I can't get to them for a while. So, I guess it might have to be shopping! All suggestions accepted!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

WHITE PUMPKIN OBSESSION


These white pumpkin ideas from BHG are so fun!
Check here for this beauty!

Monday, October 19, 2009

STASH QUILTING

Remember a while back when I told you about the Stash Quilting people? Here I am at their booth at market. They were so nice and showcased my applique work, and then took my picture. Their ideas are pretty ingenious, so if you don't want to do any quilting but want a quilt, this may be for you! Thanks Krissy and Nancy!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

ONE PROJECT DOWN....

One project down, a few more to go....so as of Monday afternoon when my carpet cleaner and gas man comes, I will be out of the projects for the moment. Here is the fireplace and mantle. My friend's husband built the mantle...isn't it beautiful?
No, those are not candles on the mantle. They are ceramic jars...everyone thinks they are candles. I got them at Real Deals....it is the next best thing to Hobby Lobby.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MARKET HUNGRY?

This is a small version of Houston International Quilt Market looking down onto the floor.
This is a larger scale of the vendors looking down onto the show floor.
There is always a WONDERFUL display of quilts. Some old, some new, some for show and some for competition. You wouldn't believe all talent and time invested in these works of ART!
There was a display on loan depicting trees. All the quilt hangings were the same on both sides. They were hung from a branch of the particular tree the quilt represented. There were some really intricate ones, and some more plain.
In the quilt display area was a HUGE Indigo of China display with many old pieces of died indigo and very detailed description of how it was made and used. VERY interesting. It was amazing to stand back and just see how much time it took to hang and display all the pieces...not counting all the hours and YEARS it took to make some of the projects. In the section of antique quilts, was a Grandmother's Flower Garden that was hand pieced. The octagon pieces were less than 1" and the surrounding pieces in-between the octagons were half the size of your little fingernail.....I got really emotional just looking at it and thinking about all the years it took to piece the top and then quilt it.....I felt very thankful for people's talents and said a silent prayer thanking God for all our talents and gifts~~~~there you go, a small taste of market!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

HELLO EVERYBODY

I know some of you may be wondering where I have been? Well, I went to Quilt Market in Houston, TX and had a blast....except I didn't take any pictures since my camera was being weird....so, I guess you will have to look on someone else's blog to see some fun photos. I didn't even get a picture of my quilts hung up at the Kansas City Star booth...I am still hoping they will post some photos so I can share!

Did any of you ever have a Bandana? Well, here is a post with a cute idea for a Bandana quilt that seems so fast and fun for beginners or younger people who want to try their hand at sewing. I am always amazed at what people think up! ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

TRUST ME

I did not paint this pumpkin white, trust me!
You know I have wanted a white pumpkin all of September. My friend said they had some at Michael's that were artificial and you could carve....I wanted a real one, but a big one and "all things cream and white" has not really hit it here, YET! However, I did find one at Fred Myers...they often have interesting things!
And even though it isn't as big as I wanted, it will have to do!
I don't think they get too big. Anyone know what color the flesh is since I am not going to carve it? Does it taste like orange pumpkin and can you make a pie from it? Curious minds want to know!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

I don't know why, but I love the attention to detail these old brick buildings have. I love to look at them.
It makes me feel so happy that someone...most likely a man....took this much time to make a building look pretty.
Like a quilt...all the little pieces in the right place! Thank you brick masons of yesterday, you make me smile! Click on them to see the details up close!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

LIVING IN THE PROJECTS

We have done some remodeling over the years and when we do, my daughter says, "we are living in the projects." Well, we are in the projects again! Our house was suppose to have a ceiling to floor fireplace, but it would be on the only solid wall in the room and I was not sure I wanted that entire wall taken up by a ceiling to floor fireplace....now 2+ years later, I have decided I do want a fireplace....you all know how cold it gets here in south-eastern Idaho...plus it will look so nice on my long wall....thus the projects. It will have the kind of stone you can see on the bottom...stay tuned for the results! Oh, you can't see the mantle until later because it isn't on there yet, but it is very pretty!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

PUMPKIN PIE

Okay, who called in October, where did my summer go? So if we must have October, let's have some pumpkin pie....go to Bakerella and check out the cutest little pies...that woman has the most adorable ideas! Bad thing about those little pies is you could eat a whole pie, one little bite at a time and not even realize it!