Saturday, August 16, 2014

Special Tresure

Yesterday I went to a BBQ at my neighbors house, her husband recently passed away and she has been sorting through stuff..........she had a few things that she thought I would be able to use at my house.  A roll of screen, a grow light that will work for my seedlings and then she walked around the corner carrying a black soon as I saw it I knew exactly what it was and felt so honored to receive this beautiful treasure.................
She doesn't sew and as she handed it me she said that her husband knew he had it and had said that he wanted me to have it!  I am looking forward to oiling her and threading her and then giving her a try!

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Furniture

My local quilt shoppe Kathie's is doing some renovations and was selling a few pieces of furniture, I decided to purchase one of the counters to serve as my cutting station.  It took a few hours of moving things around in my 9 x 10 sewing room but I think I like the way it looks.  After I spend a few days sewing I will probably tweek it a little bit but for the most part everything is cozy feeling. 

Not sure if I am going to keep the rocking chair, depends how many times I stub my toe.  I like having a place to sit and stitch when I don't want to watch the same tv show hubby is watching.
The shelves on the backside of the cutting station are perfect for my project totes, they are now very visible and easy to reach.........wonder if they will get finished sooner, LOL!
Terry here is a photo I told you I would post of my stash closet..........
 ........and more spilling out onto a cute little hutch I found at a yard sale a few years ago.  Room for more on these shelves, LOL!

Hope you enjoyed my tour.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shopping from the Stash

Recently one of my fellow blog friends Grace posted photos of two blocks she had just completed.....they were made with Civil War fabrics, I have lots of that in my stash so I decided to find out more about the pattern.  She directed me to the Marcus Fabrics website and I was able to see the fabric requirements and went shopping in my stash!   I did well I only had to purchase the two light fabrics, the blue and one of the reds! 

Last night I cut the fabric for the first two blocks and was able to construct the first one........
Rainy here in Maine so I will be working on the next block and hope to post again soon.