Monday, April 14, 2014

Quilt patterns??

Isn't it funny how we can picture quilting patterns in some of the oddest places?

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Pass it on

The same friend who helped me with the chair re-do, gave me an awesome gift for my birthday.  Not only was she able to spend time with me to help me celebrate, she made this beautiful quilt!

I wish you could see the quilting she did using her domestic sewing machine.  We laugh because I taught her how to quilt and she has far surpassed me in machine quilting.  She in turn has taught one of her friends who an amazing applique quilter.  My advice to you, keep passing it on :-)

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Simple project?

My BFF friend from the North came down and spent some time with me a few years ago. We had a lot of fun shopping, eating, talking, crafting, etc..... you get the picture. Anyway, one thing I asked my friend to do for me, was to help me recover a chair.

Now I am not into re-upholstery, but this was a special chair. It belonged to my hubby's Aunt, and I believe it was her mother's chair. Which would have been my hubby's Grandmother. We acquired  the chair when dh's aunt was moving into assisted living, as she was not able to take all her furniture with her.

I wish I had taken a picture of the chair before we started this fabric removal. It appears to have been covered once before.

But you can see the basic bones of this chair. The seat of the chair had straw for the stuffing. I decided to leave the straw inside, and just recover it with batting.

My sweet friend worked and worked on that chair. She knew how to take the old upholstery off and use it as a pattern for the replacement fabric. 

My friend brought that massive staple gun with her from the North! I'm so glad that she had the tools.

And now, this is how the chair turned out.............

Isn't it great? I so love this chair. I think the fabric really compliments this type of chair. I have enough fabric left over to make pillows for my couch.

So the chair has been handed down, recycled, the fabric was salvaged and a very special friend re-did the upholstery.  Yay!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Wishing you kindess

Wishing you a Happy Quilting day!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A special present

A little something my sweet hubby bought me for my birthday.

I just love playing with toys.  Don't you??

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Signs of Spring

A couple of years ago, I made this runner for my Entry way.

I have another runner made by the same pattern that I use in the winter time in blues and grays.

I hope you are seeing Spring in your area.  It's the perfect time of year to add a splash of color.

Happy Quilting.

Monday, March 31, 2014


Well hello!! I am back.  Did you miss me??  I've been traveling with my sweet hubby last week, so there was nothing creative happening on the home front.

We traveled to North Carolina and let me tell you IT. WAS. COLD!  28 degrees at night.  But we did see some pretty countryside.

Lots and lots of green fields everywhere, especially on our return trip, as we took side roads instead of driving all the way on the Interstate.

I was totally enamoured with these beautiful trees.  Can someone tell me what they are??  They were in full bloom everywhere.

And I have a 4 star recommendation for a restaurant in the Greenville North Carolina area.  Do NOT pass up the chance to eat at Rucker Johns if you ever come across it.  They apparently have three locations in North Carolina, so be sure to look them up if you are passing through.

I hope you will have a great week.  We have a lot on our plate these next couple of months, so quilting may be on the back burner for a while.  But you just never know when the sewing machine will call my name.

Happy Quilting!