Grab a coke or a coffee and come see what all has been going on with me and mine :D
We took a long planned on trip the first part of October... it was meant to be 3 days and 2 nights and a quick visit with my 3 of my kids during the visit too! Well I got to see 2 of my kids in the end... but that isn't all!!!
My honey worked on making a shed into a she shed... the conversion started!!! Yippee!!!
My bestie Connie had relocated and added electricity and stabilization to the building... now it was time for my honey to work his magic.
This visit he changed the shed doors into a regular door that seals the building and locks :)
And he is able to accomplish all that during our 4 days and 3 nights...
What was the first thing that greeted me the following day when we finally made it to the post office to retrieve our mail... I WAS A WINNER!!!
I follow her on Youtube and the above link will take you to the episode where I won these hand made pattern weights for bag making!!! Both links will open in a new tab too btw :D
I love these pattern weights though and had planned to make some... when I found some extra time :D I love her choices of fabrics too!!!
As I suggested above ... we don't travel much since we moved... in fact since we moved into Daisy Meadows (the name of our little slice of heaven) the only 2 nights out were when my honey had his hip replaced in Asheville and that was exhausting and overwhelming also!!!
The hotel my friend found for us was AMAZING! Only the size of the refrigerator in room was a disappointment... my name was even on the television when we would first turn it on!!!
During our stay in the hotel Connie presented us with this basket she had fashioned from tshirt made yarn... into a canister to hold snacks for our room .
We love that she chose our colors too...
It has the sole purpose now at home of sitting on the bar and holding our daily med boxes and bottles of vitamins that we take! lol We truly love it... from the bits she has left over she plans to make us a trivet too... I must make sure this is cotton tshirts though!!! lol
While thrift shopping one day in Tennessee ...we came across this wreath !!! I fell in love and my honey found the perfect place to hang it when we got home too :D
Do you know of a video tutorial for adding a dark fabric behind a light fabric without a lot of shadowing???
>> Ideas anyone?? <<
I plan to add a thinner black border to stabilize the piece then add a brown mitered corner border like a picture frame around that to look like wood!
I got some fabric here... the burgandy and tan plaid woven.. to make napkins out of! Now to find time for something that simple!!!
That inexpensive put together frame... will be the answer to getting to the outer borders instead of my round hoop I think... Connie has one and it works well for her too!
Jannessa finished her wall hanging to a flimsy...
and she has done all the machine quilting and is working on her hand quilting of fall leaves down each side!!! She is quick and smart <3
Finally, I was commissioned to make a bunting or 2 for a good friend... well you don't necessarily take $$ for things.. instead my good friend decided to gift me with 2 charm packs that match my kitchen... I fell in love with this 1/2 yard of fabric and it came in this week too...
Finally... while in Lebanon me and my honey went to a DIFFERENT thrift shop than where I found the wreath... and they were having a silent auction on this cool piece... and this shot does NOT do this fish wagon justice... We will get to have it during the next passing (probably January when Rick will do the electrical sockets and pre wire for lighting and add ceiling joists etc....)
Seeing 2 of my 4 children (all are grown and have special people in their lives now) I am blessed for sure!!!
Finally, I got lessons on how to crochet around these little blocks I have been sewing and blanket stitching by hand!!!!
But I am enjoying it... and life is about enjoying the journey for sure!!!!
Got any old wool sweaters with holes in them you want to donate to me??? lol!
Brandi sent me this photo of her graduation quilt on her bed with the pillows and shams too... They LOVE them :D
Molly is 16 months old now! And while we were in Tennessee...
She and Max are great buddies... it is nice to have a quilty friend who has a playmate to share too!!!
Jannessa gave me an early Christmas present... the 2019 Hallmark sewing related ornament is a treadle!!!
So I hope you have enjoyed the catch up post. I will add a link the Slow Stitching Sunday with Kathy and getting the low down on her retreat HERE <<<<
Have a blessed week y'all... be happy or be busy seeking it!!! <3