Friday, February 27, 2009

Finally FRIDAY

A girlfriend is coming over tomorrow and we are going junking and quilt shop hopping all day long. Should be a fun day, today I cleaned out my car (so there is room to bring home all the treasures we find) and worked. Now I am home putting away all the stuff from my car and picking up a little bit. I feel like SPRING CLEANING even tho it isn't spring yet. Want to do some rearranging but don't know if I will get that accomplished, tonight DD# 1 is coming home to spend the night (MY SEWING ROOM IS HER OLD BEDROOM) so I need to get the floor cleaned up so we can throw the futon mattress down in here, lots to do so I better get busy. I will post tomorrow night with all the good stuff we found. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vintage Thursday Thingie

Here are 2 of my vintage pin cushions, notice how the pink one has little hangers on the bottom and the greem one has a bow to hang it from. They both have vintage home made flowers (out of lace etc. and the brown one has rick rack and the pink one has rich rack and sequins. LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS SO MUCH FUN AND I HAVE SO MUCH VINTAGE STUFF, I can't wait to share it all. :) Jeanne

Monday, February 23, 2009

FINISHED!!!!!!!!! Well Almost

I worked on my little table topper (Inspiration Sew, Mamma, Sew) yesterday, got it all finished but the binding. I have the binding sewed to the front but just pinned so that is why it looks a little wonky, turned out just how I pictured it, it is a table topper for a book shelf in my sewing room and my sewing room is pretty much vintage so I wanted this to look vintage, even machine quilted it myself (I AM SPOILED) I have this awesome long arm quilter who does EVERYTHING FOR ME, all I have to do is sew the top, take the top, my backing fabric and the fabric I want for the binding and she provides the batting, sandwiches, quilts and BINDS FOR ME, so this is my practice project and I am thrilled with the way it turned out. :)Thanks to Sew Mamma Sew for the idea. And NO IT ISN'T WIDER AT THE TOP Than it is at the bottom, must be because the strips are different widths, I looked at this photo and thought JEEZ, how can it be that much different, but measured it and it is the same width the whole length down. :)WHEW, had me going for a minute there.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Snowy Sunday Morning

Snow is finally over and it is a wonderful day out, sun is shining, temperature is decent (above zero anyway) and I have all sorts of things to do today but thought I would post some pics of this mornings snow fall first. Hope you all enjoy them. BTW, doesn't my clothes line look lonesome up there on the hill, I can just hear it calling the sheets and towels,

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Another Snowy Saturday

It was supposed to be Quilty Saturday ( a bunch of us get together and either work on our embroidery BOM or UFO's twice a month) and it ended up being SNOWY SATURDAY, we are snowed in our driveway AGAIN, it is beautiful but it is getting OLD TOO. I am ready for SPRING TO GET HERE SOON. My indoor plants are starting to bloom so that must mean spring is just around the corner right? Don't know what corner it is around but hopefully a close one. Nothing quilty today I guess, I have the bug to rearrange furniture, I want to take a desk out of our bedroom, move a dresser that is in the hall at the top of the steps into my sewing room and put the desk in the hall, to move the dresser into my sewing room I need to move my bookshelf into the hall, you know one of those little projects that gets to be a weekend project, and Hubby works weekend nights so he is in no mood to move furniture and he is sleeping in our bedroom so guess I won't be moving stuff today. I should go out and take some pics of the snow but I am not quite that ambitious, it is still snowing and blowing, altho the temperature seems to have warmed up a tad bit. I wanted to go junking today too, wanted to look for some vintage linens for a project I am working on, oh well, guess that can wait til next weekend. This is the project, it is our embroidery BOM and I am using an army green for the background of the embroidery block an vintage linens for the sashing etc. ISN'T IT CUTE!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to finish it.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Sun is shining and it is COLD!!!!!!! Supposed to get 4"-6" of snow starting tonight and ending tomorrow. BRRRRRR. We are going out to eat tonight with oldest DD and her Significant Other (Boyfriend) he helped Hubby move couches last weekend. We bought a new couch so he helped haul the old one out and put the new one in, so dinner is our repayment. Works for me :) Hubby is buying and I get to go out for dinner. Supposed to be quilty Saturday tomorrow (twice a month a bunch of us get together and either work on UFO's or our Embroidery BOM but with the snow I don't know if I will make it or not. Might just have to stay home and work on UFO's. I know I am getting SPRING FEVER ( wanna get out in the garden, wanna go junking, wanna read a good book, wanna go horse back riding, I WANNA GET OUT OF THE HOUSE) LOL. Hopefully I can do some of those things soon. On a change of subject, the quilt world lost a true friend day before yesterday. Mary Ann Heikel died of cancer after surviving breast cancer earlier in her life. We will miss her ALOT. Mary Ann is in the back row with the blonde hair and glasses. HUGS AND PRAYERS GOING OUT TO HER FAMILY.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday

OHHHH MY FAVORITE, Vintage Linens, I have tons but only a few photos, vintage 1 is a tea towel I use as a valance in my sewing room, vintage 2 is is dresser scarves (and our cat Rita) hanging on my Vintage Rocking Chair in my sewing room, Vintage 3 is some of my numerous potholders I LOVE, Vintage 4 is more potholders, vintage 5 is a dresser scarf I actually have on a dresser. THIS IS SOOO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!!! Don't you LOVE VINTAG THINGIE THURSDAY!!!!!!!!! I KNOW I DO.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Well things have been busy around here, work is busy, home is busy, everything is busy. I did manage to get outside today and take some pics of the beautiful snow, today is the perfect winter day here in Wisconsin, sun is shining and it is above zero WOOOHOOO!!!!!!!! so here are some pics, hope you enjoy them. Jeanne