More fun!! Join Amy - Park City Girl with her Color Wheel Embroidery. I will work on it in the evenings and just have fun with it. I could use a great guide to color selections ... Come on, join in the fun . . . we can Flicker our work and have fun sharing.
Alas I have been neglecting my wooden sister. She has been hanging in my Sewing Studio instead of out where I can truly enjoy her. She is my alter ego on some days . . . you have no idea what I am talking about, I'm sure . . .
Just a quick peek at the fall quilt I am working on. It will have embroidery on each leaf and wonderful longarm quilting by Joyce. I can't wait to work in it tomorrow and get it ready to send off . . . Fall is in the air as temperatures drop and the wind picks up . . . now the winter garden will grow . . .
I finished my Fall Charm Quilt in one week. That is a record for me . . . it is off the the Fantastic Long-Arm Quilter, Joyce Wilkinson of Newhall, CA . . . who will make a work of wonder for me with her quilting . . . I will then bind it and hang it upon the wall in remberence of all that we should be thankful for . . .
Isn't the use of a door just great for this headboard. This was used by permission from a strand from Slide. It looks so fresh, ready to just jump on the bed and then snuggle in for the night.
This is the first class I taught. It is Sunbonnet Sue from Little Quilts. I now have it hanging in my Studio and pin my quilting pins in the borders of it to remind me of all the places I have been . .
My sister Joyce is an excellent Longarm Quilter and I am blessed that she quilts my projects for me. She is reasonable and quick so if you need some quilting, let me know, I will put you in touch with her. The quilting on this quilt is beautiful. Click to enlarge so you can see all the details she has put into it.
This is my latest project. A fall quilt from charm squares with falling leaves in the border . . . it matches my Presidential Pardon wall hanging . . . perhaps it will be done by Thanksgiving . . . the beautiful fall colors make the living room just blossom . . . I am excited to have a moment to make something for myself . . . it doesn't happen very often.
I had considered adding the wall hanging behind the door to the open area but have decided it should be filled with glass and become the door to a display case. It would look great with a mirror in it and placed on the hall wall so all who walk down the hall would see themselves but that might become a bit scary. It is a short door that was to a window display. Yellow is a perfect color for this door. I am fortunate to have this bit of history from Miami, AZ.
Well, Jack, the new guy in town, has moved to a better home for him with another little dog that just wants to be with him all the time . . . he was sad with us, we were not his people . . . I wish I could have found his first person for him but he is now happy where he is and I am glad for him . . . he was just a darling little guy.
I found this in Globe, AZ in a treasure of an Antique shop, owned by Susan with the flowing red hair. She was just delightful and when we asked her to take it down from it's statly place on her wall, she cheerfully obliged. It will remain a treasure because it reminds me of my grandmother's gate and fence. It is hard to see in the shade but it is with the Zinnia's and Impatients . . . so pretty. Who would have thought a rusty old gate would give so much pleasure to someone. There it is in all of it's glory, in my flower bed/garden . . . I love it.
Tin for the roof of the cashier's booth . . . so rustic and so much character . . .
We went to Globe, Miami and Top of the World today. Such fun looking in antique stores and finding treasures to decorate the lobby of Sweet Man's Car Wash that just opened in Phoenix at Cactus and Cave Creek. It will have an antique flair, think Cracker Barrel . . . we found this wonderful fencing, a fantastic gate, doors, windows and a sled. I only have two pictures right now but will have more tomorrow. I am keeping some for my home . . . it needs some Shabby Chic.
We also stopped at Julie's Sewing Center in Miami and donated by purchasing a quilt kit with some of the proceeds going to Project Linus.
I just found this wonderful Quilt Along with Don't Look Now in Australia. Follow this link and join in, learn a new technique . . . LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!!!! http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/Browse_dept_items.asp?Shopper_id=7255102392177255&Store_id=744&Page_id=17&categ_id=165&parent_ids=0,1
I am not sure but I met Mellie and Me at Quilt Market in Houston. Magoo was in the booth and she was really a lovely person . . . I have her photo in my phone but can't get it out . . . that is usually the way it goes, sorry. Anyway it is bright, cheery and so pretty, how can you resist. Let me know if you join so we can play together.
I have finished my Presidental Pardon wall hanging by Sandy Jervis. It was quick and easy. One day and it's done in time for the holidays. Yeah! It is even hanging on the wall, waiting to welcome all who enter.
This home, each brick loving placed, one on top of the other, tells a story all it's own. A few of the bricks are crooked, some patched and the tin awning is falling apart. The splintered boards and rusty pipes tell of years of neglect but wait . . . I can see that tin in a lobby as a cashier's awning, the bricks as the base and the fence and some old boards surrounding it . . . I think I just found the things we need to build something fun. More on that later.
As we went through Globe, AZ we paused on a side street and there was an abandoned building surrounded by this wonderful fence. I really wanted to just roll it up and take it home but there was no one to ask permission of . . . darn.
We stopped in Central, Arizona on our way home and there was the beautiful Temple being built. It is a Temple for the LDS Church. It will be a sacred house of worship, when done. I has been placed by the highway so that all who pass by will see it's beauty. I love to see the Temple . . .
It is yet early but the fabric calls to me . . . I am off to make a fall quilt, just for fun.
Another successful Market has come and gone. I was privilaged to meet Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill. She is as gracious as she is talented. Her new BOM, Le Jardin is wonderful! I can't wait to make it and add it to a wall in my home. Thank you Anne for taking me over to meet Lisa at Henry Glass. Good luck with Moda as a fabric designer. You will do a great job for them. Please visit her web site at www.bunnyhill.com
Just a brief glimpse of the beautiful fabrics I purchased at Sample Spree. . . what fun that was. This just looks so girly, I couldn't resist.
Meet Rose Reyes of Quilts, Inc. She is in charge of the Vendor for Quilt Market and Festival. She is always smiling and just delightful!! She is so patient will everyone when we forget our badges that were sent in the mail.
He is still not sure of his place and is a bit sore since the animal control will not release any dog with out neutering them, which I agree with. He will feel better in a few days. Meet Jack, our newset family member. Cute Poodle/Schnauzer/Dashound mix. He is eight years old and just a sweet little guy. We are lucky to have him!!!
I believe we can all have the home we dream of with a little work, searching and creativity. I am passionate about finding and redoing furniture and other great items I come across for my home and antique business. Treasures from the past give warmth and character to our lives and homes. I am the creater of Sweet Shabby Sale . . . come along and learn along with me, check out the things I have found that can make your house a home. I have a large booth, #104, in Merchant Square Antique Marketplace, in Chandler, Arizona.