Friday, June 25, 2010

A Before and After

This little chest of drawers just screamed fix me please.  It is now white with Fleur d' les knobs on each drawer.  I just sanded and painted 3 times and then applied a polyacrylic varnish.

This precious beauty started out special with hot pink and forest green applied everywhere.  I put Kilz on it, sanded, painted 3 times with gloss white, sanded between each layer, then put on 3 coats of varnish.  I spray painted the knobs for the white dresser black.  it is so fun to do this.  I loved the details when I first saw it.  There are 3 drawers behind the door in the center.
This is some of the drawer details you might like to see.

Be inspired, think outside your box and have lots of fun.  Talk to you soon . . .
Oh by the way, I am still working on my whimsical flowers block to show everyone.

Happy Quilting,

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thank You

We offer a special thank you to everyone who come to our web page to recieve the new Whimsical Flowers Block of the Month.  We are excited and will have colored pictures up soon and a Flicker account where everyone can upload their blocks.  We will be able to share around the world how we have chosen to do our blocks . . . we are excited and we know you are too!! 

A new design will be released on July 12, 2010.

Happy Quilting,

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

There are so many kinds of Fathers in the world, it is hard to say which one is the best.  We all think our Dad's are just the finest ones.  So for all the skinned knees, fixed bikes, hugs before bed, letters home, lectures, caring, sharing and loving you do, this day and every day, we love, honor and respect you.

Happy Quilting,

Branching Out

I have branched out into an Antique Mall Booth to keep me busy.  I put some of my creations in the booth because I am allowed to be Shabby Chic.  It is sure fun to rearrange things and just have fun with it.  Hopefully it will pay for it's self soon.  In the meantime, I am creating new designs and an embroidery quilt with Grace's Designs.

Have you downloaded the New Block of the Month from the Website?
Happy Quilting, Nancy

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Antique Sewing Bucket

Another lucky find for me!  I love the spool shelf and the scissor holder sticks.  This is sturdy and even has a great handle for carrying around.  It shined up nicely with Endust.  I am anxious to put it to work.

Happy Quilting, Nancy

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Great Find

Check out this cute antique wardrobe I found.  It is just wonderful.  It is not Oak but I love it just the same.  It has original hardware, wheels and a key lock.  The top trim needs to be repaired and a good cleaning done, then a bit of polish and we are ready to decorate with it!

Happy Quilting,

Friday, June 18, 2010

Things Happening 'round Here

I have this darling bench on my patio and decided it needed a cute pad and pillows.  I just traced the bottom of the bench to a large piece of paper, allowed for the ties where the arms attach and then transfered this to the wrong side of fabric, placed right sides together, placed batting, cut to the exact side as the fabric, together.  I cut 3 pieces 1 1/2" x 18" for ties, folded them in half and then turned the edges to the center, stitched it on the machine.  I placed the ties in between the rsf, stitched all the way around, leaving 8" at the center back for turning, turned, pressed, hand stitched opening closed and tied it down.  The pillows were just left over fabric, cut into rectangles.

It is cute fun and just says Summer, Here I come!

Happy Quilting, Nancy

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Free Block of the Month

What fun!  So many of you have already downloaded the pattern for the free BOM.  I am making a flicker group so we can share our blocks.  I am working on a redwork one right now.  I will post it as soon as it is done.  Thanks for being so supportive.

Happy Quilting, Nancy

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Free Block of the Month Starting Right Now

Sorry for the delay but Block One is now ready for you.  Go to our Website and download yours today.  Finished blocks will be appearing and just so you know it is a 9 block wallhanging.  This has been Designed by Grace Jewell . . . of Twinkle Woods Fairy Fame . . .

Happy Quilting, Nancy