Monday, August 27, 2012

Here's My 150th post!

Took me a lot longer than most but I made 150 posts.  Well Tiffany and Linda, I'm finally posting.  I've been busy working on many different things: painting the dinning and living rooms, painting furniture, visiting with the kids in Redding, visiting with grand kids here, busy with church activities, teaching at Bolts in the Bathtub, joined the Antelope Valley Quilt Association and lots of quilting.  It looks like I'm getting back in the swing of things!

I made this table runner for Scott and Maria as a thank you.  
(from the book Spring Cleaning by Atkinson Designs)

I joined a monthly International Mystery Class at Bolts in the Bathtub
This was America for the month of July.

These two quilts are for the Veterans Charity project for the Antelope Valley Quilt Association.  I used my scraps from Andrews quilt and was able to make two.  I figure I have lots of fabric, I might as well use it!

I also have been painting furniture.  I'm trying to get a little bit of that shabby chic look although the house is really quilt eclectic.  The top photo is the before and the other the after and use it suppose to look like that!

This is the dinning room table I just painted the center.  The fabric in the background is for the seat covers.  I have been finding all kinds of fabulous furniture at thrift stores and antique stores.

Here are the centers from my Vintage Moments Class at Bolts in the Bathtub.  One more class left.
I was in Redding at the end of July and we went to see Ice Age. We had a great time.

And here were my visitor this month.  Katrina came with the kids for more than a week while Eric was training in LA.  We had a great time making crafts and just hanging out.  We also celebrated Katrina's birthday at Elephant Bar.  So much fun!

So, right now I am working on some embroidered napkins that are going with the twelve place mats I'm making.  It's taking quite a while to embroider them.  I am excited about getting back into this other side of my sewing machine.  I am also working on a pumpkin wall hanging that takes twelve hoopings.  I've done six but I'm getting a little more confident.  I'm also in the middle of an oriental lantern quilt as a commission for Teri.  Hope to be done with all these things soon so I can post some more.