Wednesday, September 29, 2010

treasury

Me likey all the green in this one. It's called 'She once was a true love of mine'. That's my wild thyme throw quilt on the bottom row, first column.

Thanks to Vintage Valley Girl for featuring my quilt.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Treasury Feature


This one is called 'Slumber Party Time'. That's my quilt throw in Poppy on the middle row, first column.
Thanks to Applewood Bazaar for the feature.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Porch Cushions and a Treasury








Finally, I was able to get to the porch cushions. I've been talking about doing them for weeks and now they are done. I'm happy with the way they turned out and burlap is so easy to applique on.
The whole project cost under $20. I had to buy the two 18x18 inch pillow inserts and they were $8 a piece at Hobby Lobby. The burlap was $3 for a yard and that's exactly what I used. I already had thread and I used scrap fabrics for the appliques.



Lastly, I've been featured in this lovely treasury called 'Apple Orchard' and thats exactly where my candy apple minky quilt belongs. That's it on the second row, second column.








Thanks to Cornflower Blue Studio for the feature.




Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New treasuries

This one is called 'Fall Owls'. That's my diaper bag set on the second row, third column.

Thanks to Random Creative for the feature.
This one is called 'Last Picnic of Summer'. That's my picnic quilt in Wild Thyme on the bottom row, second column. It's 98 degrees here so we will still be picnicking for some time to come. :)


Thanks to Seb for including me.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fabric Bird


The Fabric Bird is now up and running. Yay! I want to be able to buy my fabrics for all of my quilts wholesale, and it would take me forever to use a bolt of fabric so I decided I may as well open a fabric shop.
It is small, but hopefully it will grow. Either way it will cut my cost of materials down.

Friday, September 17, 2010

They are Here!


After two months on back order, Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow fabric collection is here...... (sighs) How gorgeous are they? I havent been able to finish my dining room curtains because of the shortage.
I usually dont order in bulk, but I decided it was just better for me all the way around. I plan on opening a small fabric shop to justify the large purchase.
More on that to come later.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blog Feature


Jessica, from One Loom Studio featured me on her blog The Painted Rabbit. What a nice surprise, thanks Jessica.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tangled up in blue





Early one morning the sun was shining
I was laying in bed
Wondering if she'd changed it all
If her hair was still red
Her folks they said our lives together
Sure was gonna be rough
They never did like Mama's homemade dress
Papa's bankbook wasn't big enough
And I was standing on the side of the road
Rain falling on my shoes
Heading out for the East Coast
--Bob Dylan

My quilt is on the bottom row, third column. Thanks to Prose and Poliver Vintage for featuring me and for making such an amazing treasury. Inspired by a song, that's nice.

See it for yourself here.

This past weekend

Besides going and seeing the movie 'Vampires Suck' which sucked by the way, I did a few more things.


I potted some mums and put them by the door. My door looks pink doesnt it? It's supposed to be red, maybe its just the lighting. Everything is wet because I hosed it off.
I didnt know that mums attract butterflies, but hours after I planted them, this little lovely was spotted, stalked, and then photoed. I wish I could have gotten closer, but it just wouldnt be still and I had followed it halfway across the yard. Oh, how I love butterflies.

I finished painting the rocking chairs. They went from white to black. What do you think? I like it. See what I meant from here about the house being so light colored and the white getting lost? I know that I should probably paint the legs of the makeshift table as well and I will get to that. Oh, you like the makeshift table? Thanks, I made it myself. :) Cushions are still to come.

This little guy was stalked like the paparazzi stalks a celebrity. We may or may not have been a bit over interested. He has a video to come later.



Thursday, September 9, 2010

More treasuries...

Now, this one looks front page worthy here title 'Brown'. A destash bundle from my shop has been included. I like brown, fall likes brown. Thanks to Sweetly Fallen for including me.


This one is called 'A bit of Whimsy'. That's my baby rag quilt in Pop Garden fabrics on the bottom row, third column. Thanks to Merry Matchbox for including me.

4th Book down...


Last night I finished reading 'Radiant Shadows' by Melissa Marr. The 4th book in the Wicked Lovely series. I will start off by saying it was NO Wicked Lovely.
However, I did like it. I like Ani. I really like Devlin. BUT this book was so confusing (that or I am not so bright), so we are going to say it is confusing.
Ani, is part faerie, part mortal, and she is a hound, her father is Gabriel and she is a member of the dark court. The most confusing part about this is her blood thing. She has some special blood and she needs to feed off emotions and touches. So she runs around the whole book wanting 'touching'. When she does both to a person at the same time she can drain the life out of them.
Devlin, is a high court faerie and the High Queen's brother/son sort. He is both Order and Discord. He is the queen's assassin or my favorite term for him is the Queen's Bloodied Hands. he is also brother to the High Queen's sister War. Which causes all kinds of internal conflicts inside of him.
So he is protecting Ani, from the both his sisters. he was sent to kill her when she was only a pup and failed to do so because HE JUST COULDNT. So, now he is all falling in love with her and stuff.
The High Queen has set Faerie in all sorts of unbalance and it is falling apart because Seth is now her son and then yada, yada, yada.
Ok, here are my problems:
Irial gets stabbed, but he isnt dead by the end of the book (you are killing me Miss Marr) does he live or die. I dont like not knowing. Also, what is the deal with Niall and Irial. I know they have this love hate friendship going on and I THOUGHT they were both in love with Leslie, but there were a few hints that they might be more than friends. So..... again I am left hanging.
RAE. This is my number one problem. We meet Rae in the very beginning, but we dont know who she is, only that Devlin takes care of her and apparently is very important to him. She is a ghost, but not dead. She comes from nowhere. She is some sort of dreamweaver. At the end of the book, she steps inside Ani's body and kisses Devlin and he is all happy because he has them both and.......WHO is she? WHY dont I know more about her by the end? Does he love her the same way he loves Ani?
Third problem...apparently Devlin was also ordered to kill Jillian, Ani's mother, but again he doesnt do it. He says he has hidden her away in Faerie, but again by the end I am not told anything. The whole thing just gets dropped. Is Jillian and Rae the same and they dont know it? I was thinking that might be it, but Rae started out in the 1800's, so the timeline is kinda messed up, but Devlin did say that Gabriel didnt even know who his daughter, Ani, was. That Jillian wasnt just a mortal or something of the like. So, that just leaves me to thinking that Rae and Jillian could be the same person. Also, if Jillian is more than mortal than it makes sense that Ani was different from Rabbitt and Tish.
Anyway, stupid me started this series too early and now I have to wait for the 5th and final book to come out, which I think I read somewhere it comes out this spring. All my questions will have to wait too many months to count. GROAN.
What I want to happen:
Sorcha to die (dont ask why, I just dont like her) and Seth to become King of Faerie and get with Rae. Keenan to be with Ash and both of them happy and in love. Irial to be with Leslie. I like Devlin and Ani, they can stay the way they are. Donia to disapear along with Bananach/War.
What I think will happen:
Donia is going to torture Keenan and then they are going to get back together. Ash is going to be with Seth (yuck). Irial is going to die. Niall will be with Leslie. And I dont really care about War or Order sisters.
I am impatiently waiting as of NOW.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A few treasuries...

Here is a pretty one that share's a name with me. 'Southern Charm' features my cowboy quilt on the third row, second column. Thanks to JNicDesigns!

I, the all things woodland lover is loving this fall pretty called 'Woodland Treasures'. That's my twin On a Whim quilt on the third row, first column.


Thanks to Sunshine Grove Farm for the feature who makes some pretty little crochet goodies of her own.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Front Porch Thoughts

I have painted my white country rocking chairs black. I know, black rocking chairs right, but last year we painted the house from blue to a very light cream so the white just no longer looked good, plus they were much to hard to keep clean. Our porch is covered, but they still had mildew stains that refused to come off. So I painted them black (pictures to come later).
They now match the black wrought iron on the porch steps and they'll stand out against the lightness of the house.

I also have a wooden swing on both sides of the porch that has never been decorated. I thought since I spruced up the rockers I could spruce up everything else, especially when the weather has cooled just enough to make sitting out there very pleasant.
So the goal is:

a cushion for each rocker
a bench cushion for the bottom of the swings
2-3 throw pillows for both

I scanned Etsy, of course, but I didnt really find anything I wanted, plus I wanted to try my hand at the bench cushions.
I know that I want burlap cushions in the rockers and one of the cushions I think I'll applique a 'WELCOME'. I thought about putting our house number on one of the cushions. I really like that, but I might just put a bird applique or something. Here are a few I like on Etsy and they will give you an idea of what I'm talking about.



Here is a Welcome Pillow from Home Spun Style. Cute shop by the way.

And, this is a house number pillow (this one also has your last name). It is from Blingo and there are lots of goodies in there.

I like some of these prints from the Meadowsweet 2 collection by Sandi Henderson. Are they 'fall' enough?

Anyway, Happy Labor Day everyone!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Latest Treasury


Totally Legal Pot featured me in her treasury called 'If Memory Serves Me Right'. My western cowboy quilt is on the bottom left handed corner.

Thanks for the feature.