2 months?… bad bloggy lady here!
Oh well, I guess I don’t have too much to say these days since I haven’t been doing too much quilting.
That’s not completely true. I’ve been to a couple sew days recently to work on charity quilts. I finished a quilt top for one, and binding for another baby/lap quilt. It really did feel good to do some sewing for those who need some warmth this winter. Now I really would like to start a new quilt (or two) of my own, but my sewing area is a little smaller, so to audition fabrics I think I’ll need to abscond the living room for a few hours. It will work out fine!
Speaking of which… we love our new home. I still have to pinch myself every so often. At the last PMQG meeting, Ann Marie gave me this super sweet quilt which goes perfectly in our kitchen area:
It was so sweet ~ thank you!
You can see the new curtains I made here too… now that there is no wall between dining and kitchen, there were three windows that needed to match, and I was super lucky to find this home-dec fabric on sale at Fabric Depot recently – I thought the fabric matched my paint colors well… and for $4 a yard, who can complain! I learned how to make a blind hem and I used drapery tape. They are fully lined and turned out so much nicer than any other curtain I’ve made.
I’ve been on a house kick for a while, we need a few things and I don’t have tons of cash. So I’m always trying to find things I can make better. The cabinet in the photo was found for $15. I cleaned it up, I painted it, put casters on the bottom, and used the hardware from the old cupboards for handles. I love it!
Here’s another little project I’ve been working on: my husband found a set of four barstools at a garage sale, and picked them up for $16! I was able to redo the cushions: