Friday, May 15, 2009
So I pinned it all on the machine and started looking at my To Do Board and saw it said "sew borders on Grandma's Attic quilt". I looked and the quilt and thought, no, that doesn't have borders does it? So I pulled my box out that I keep supplies for each one of my projects and sure enough, there was the borders all cut for this quilt. Darn it! So I unpinned it all and sewed the borders on. Then I put it back on the machine and realized I might not have enough batting.
I quilted it anyway and when I got to the end, I didn't have enough batting! So I just put a piece in there and cut both pieces so that I would get no gaps between the 2 pieces and finished it up.
Then I threaded the needle wrong and sewed a little bit with that. Those of you know what happened! I have a mess on the back of the quilt. So I'm going to take that out and try to fix it on the regular sewing machine, I think it will be ok.
Then I really want to put binding on it that matches the borders, but guess what? I don't have enough. I need 3/4 yard and have about 1/4. I looked all over the Internet for this fabric. It's Moda Cinnamon Stars line. I can't find the fabric anywhere. If anyone has some, let me know, I would be tickled to death to buy it from you!
So now, that I have explained all that, I bet you understand why I am glad to get this one done! It's definitely been an adventure.
The fabric I need is this brown with the little stars in it. I want the binding to match the borders. The borders stretched when I pinned it on the machine and I'm not real happy with how they turned out. That's a whole other story, but I think if the binding is the same as the border then it will be less noticeable.
Here is the back. If I had that iphone when I bought the Suduko backing, I would have known that I didn't buy enough of it! So I pieced some of the leftover fabric I had to make the backing work. My friend Barbara did that on a quilt she made for Kasey when he was born and it looked really great. I am pleased with how it turned out. I didn't plan anything on making the pieces match up to anything, I just sewed them all together. The orange squares ended up lining up together, but I didn't plan that.
This is where Mark and Kasey play Wii and sometimes I get to play Wii Fitness, if I'm lucky.
Couch in the MAN's room. On the bookshelf is a ship building project Mark has been working on for a lot of years. He has all of his parts in a Longaberger basket that I let him use. Sometimes I'd like to take it back, but I don't really have a purpose for it right now.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Mark made the cat stand for our cat. I think he did a great job on it. Our cat sits on it a lot and scratches her nails on the post.
This is the gas fireplace. We painted the wall to match our foyer. The picture to the right is one we bought at an auction. I think it came out of a funeral home, but I like it anyway.
The hallway to the left goes into our bedroom and the one right behind the chair goes into the garage. The picture on the wall is a collage that my step-daughter made for me one year for Mother's Day, I think. It has pictures of me, Mark, Kasey and Nicky. She had them developed in black and white and sepia. It was probably one of the most thoughtful things she has done for me. It took her time to get the pictures together, get them developed and put them on the frame.
I didn't get a good picture of the coffee table but it's really a small hope chest. I got it from our neighbor for my 16th birthday. We don't have anything in it, sometimes we use it as a toy box. I really like it.This is looking out into the foyer, see the matching green walls? The big vase is one that I got from my Granny by way of my mom. I really like it, but Kasey knocked it over one day and broke the handle on it. Mark said he has the pieces and we can glue them back together someday, but I haven't seen them. I thought that my Granny got this from India when she went there one year, but my mom told me that she got it from New Mexico or Arizona.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
And here is the quilt I finished today for Kasey. I started it a really long time ago. I finally got it on the quilt machine today, quilted it, and got the binding all done on it. Kasey spent the day with Grandma Joyce today (Sunday) so I had time to get this done, plus watch 2 movies. We say Yes Man with Jim Carey. It was ok, but really kinda stupid. The other one was Seven Pounds will Will Smith. Oh my gosh, that was a great movie. If you haven't seen it, go rent it now! Well worth it.
We also watched Twilight. I am not into vampire movies so I didn't really like it. Everyone was just raving about it so I figured I had to see it. Oh well.
Friday, May 1, 2009
This is our kitchen.
This is the breakfast nook.
Our refirgerator. Lots of ABC Magnets for Kasey!