Friday, February 28, 2014

Ruffles blog hop coming up

Hello All,
  Beautiful sun shine here for a couple days then forecasting ice storm,UGH.  Praying it misses us.  But what way to better to spend the time than to qo to the Ruffles Blog Hop.  I am posting the participants and the days they will share their beautiful ruffled items.  It is sure to be a fun time.

  So grab a donut and cup of your favorite beverage and go visiting while staying warm and cozy.  Make new friends, leave a appropriate comment letting them know you were there.

  And on top of that it's free.  Enjoy.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

repurposed cubby holes and the Queen

  We will start with the Queen.  Her name is Mally, named before we adopted her when she was five.  Mally  just turned twenty.  By her age and her attitude she is the patriarch in this house hold.  Even though she is blind and deaf,  she lets nothing by her.  The vet says she is healthy for her age and just don't move the furniture.   I'm sorta killing two birds with one stone here I wanted to show the quilt my sister-in-law gave us for a house warming gift when the old house burned down (4 yrs ago last Christmas).  It is where I got my color scheme.  Sorry, I did not realize that it was at the foot of the bed and not showing.

Her Highness napping.  And as you can see the cabinet in the corner .  But hidden in  the corner is some of my hidy holes places.  The filing cabinet was black when I got it at a thrift shop and then spray painted teal.I'm a reader at night to relax before sleeping.  The top drawer holds my book of the moment, lotions and girly night stuff in the front.   And all my quilting magazines  in the back.

  Then the bottom drawer holds some of my flannel and fleece,  I'm looking for another filing cabinet for the other side for the rest of my fleece.  The drawers are nice and deep.

  Now that you are nice and close you can see the suit cases.  I like the vintage look too,  But they are not noticeable  unless your right up on them .


                                                                        and Mally wondering what I'm up to.

  As you can see , I keep my yarns and chenille in the suit cases.  It keep them clean and out of the way until I need to use them for some project.  I've learned the hard way don't ever get rid of any thing, because that is when you need it.

        Maybe someone can use  one of these ideas.   I'm always looking for some where to stash something.
        Have a good and safe week.

                 P.S.    I took a last minuet shot to show the quilt.  And yes she is on the bed 90% of the time.   Bye  

Thursday, February 20, 2014

a new challenge twice

Hello Everyone,

  I was suppose to post a butterfly baby quilt that I gave at a shower this past weekend.  First,  not so good challenge... Camera would not work right.  I thought it might be the poor lighting, NO!  There are shadows and shapes like thump prints that are not there.

  I got the book out and tried a couple of things and these are a little better.  Second challenge!  AN exciting one.  Amy from  is having a challenge involving ruffles.  It starts the first week of March, so be watching for it.  I'v finally picked out my project, but can't tell yet.  OOOH,  the suspense of it all.  However I will show the colors I have picked out.  Just to keep you interested.

  You can see the shadows in the two lighter pinks,  Much better than it was though.  What do you think about the colors together, Although they won't necessarily be in this order. I can hardly wait to see the different things the ladies will come up with that has ruffles.

  I saw this pattern on Craftsy and thought I would share it, I think I might try and make a baby blanket and then a taggy Out of one square to match or even a pillow would be cute.  Any other Ideas using this? 
Have a good week end.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Finally Finished.

Hello All,

Well,  between snowstorms, ice storms, work, babysitting grandaughter and computer crashing  I got the quilt done.   Been a real busy week and ahalf or has it been two already.  I think I'm tired.  Anyway here it is.  It is a crib blanket with two flannels and a lite batting.

I also finished a bear that was custom ordered. The customer had a shirt from her deceased father that she wanted me to make for her. The bow ties is made from an vintage tie. He was just too dark and blank with out somelight color. That's my grand daughter( Cheyenne), who helped shovel out from the snow. The eyes were not finished at this point. Looks kinda spookie don't you think?

While I have your attention, Here is a couple pics of the iced trees, The sun made them look like crystals. A photographer I'm not. But you can see a little.

While I have your attention, Here is a couple pics of the iced trees, The sun made them look like crystals. A photographer I'm not. But you can see a little.

Valentine nails next weekend.

 Take care.    T