Friday, October 28, 2016

A Little Stitching

I spent a few hours stitching at Footprints Quilt Shoppe yesterday morning, I am getting closer to my goal to get the last panel of my Over the River.  Of course one cannot go into a quilt shop without looking at all the beautiful fabrics and completed projects, here's what came home with me...........

Twelve fat quarters of  'Aged Muslin' from Marcus Fabrics.

From the sale rack 1 yard each of some fun fabric for donation pillowcases.   I also found a "free" copy of Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel, this is a book that I have been searching for since a fellow blogger, Debbie,  mentioned it on her blog, I enjoy reading older books, interesting what you can learn.

Thankfully, we are having a rainy day here one of at least two, wish it would be a whole week, we desperately need rain in my area of the state.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Making Progress

Making progress with winter yard prep, crossed off several items today.  Tomorrow is going to be another great day here in Maine so I should be able to cross off more of the items on my "to do" list.  Needless to say the only quilt related thing I have done today is to sneak a peak at the latest edition of Primitive Quilts and Projects while enjoying a little sip...........
 I hope to share some quilt related posts soon..............

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sewing Soon

Walked past my sewing room this morning, love the warm glow from the sun and leaves............

Today the temperatures are going to be perfect for working on more outside winter prep, then soon I will be hibernating in my sewing room.  Even during the winter months it is a bright, sunny and very pleasant place to spend the day!  Off to get some chores done...........

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Busy, busy, busy

I know it has been 10 days since my last post, but I didn't think you would be interested in more painting and staining photos as well as a few cleaning after next Monday things should be back to normal around here, if not before then......I am looking forward to getting back in my sewing room and just doing the usual puttering around my house, not the crazy extra stuff.

Until then.............I will leave you with a photo of a mum that I threw over the hill last has decided to make another curtain call this year!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Painting and Quilting

A quick post to let you know what I am up to........

After 31 years of "contractor white" in the basement stairway I got a sample of a new color and rolled as far as I could with the roller extension........loved it so that is the color it is now, with the help of my son and his wife.....he was the "ladder man" and she did a great job cutting in.......

I haven't painted the ceiling in the basement stairway in many years, you can see is was time!

My daughter-in-law was brave enough to get on the ladder and do all the "cutting in" for me.....we painted the ceiling first, then did the walls.  My son was making sure his wife was safe, thankful for their help.

What I didn't get pictures of was all the dust that I made the day before when I was sanding all the spackle, I had a few "blemishes that needed to be fixed, needless to say the kitchen and living room are covered with a fine coat of white dust!  Fall cleaning will be in my future, not looking forward to spending time with that chore, but first I am going to sand the steps and refinish them, hoping to get another 31 years out of them.

Finished quilting this the other night, I have added the binding and have been turning it while watching football............
Hoping that once things slow down this Fall I will finally be able to spend more time with my quilting machine, I have had it for a few years now and have not used it much......I have many quilts tops that I can use for practice just need to "do it'!

That's just a few of the things I have been busy working on since my last post.