Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pets on Quilts - 2011

It's that time again! It's SewCalGal's  Pet's On Quilts quilt show.  Anyone can enter the quilt show. Here is a link to the rules and the linky box to enter your  photo. There are over 40 links listed today. I'm headed there as soon as I do my post to "view" the quilts and pets.Sponsors have generously donated many wonderful prizes for participants and visitors of the quilt show. Make show you enter to win one of these goodies. Hey, it's even ok to vote for Rusty and our LSU quilt this Saturday and Sunday for the Viewer's Choice Award.
Here is my buddy and friend, Rusty. He loves quilts, but does not like cameras.
"You want me to do what, Mom? Why can't we both lay on the sofa and look at the quilt with our eyes closed?"
"Ok. Ok. I'm stepping on the quilt."
"Are you satisfied now? I'll do it, but I won't like it:)"

Thanks, Darlene for another fun Pets on Quilts event!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Work in Progress

My sewing room has become a Work in Progress or "WIP". Last week when my media specialist and teacher friends had to report back to work, I plunged in on the next stage of work in my new sewing room/studio. There are some things that I'm good at doing, but PAINTING is not one of them. I consulted several online tutorials and videos before beginning. 
 New paint and supplies were purchased
 The walls were "prepped. The painting was almost completed when I decided to change the color on one wall. I needed to purchase another gallon of paint. The idea of doing one wall in buttery yellow tempted me to buy another color. After painting one wall, I liked it so much better than the beige I had previously applied to the walls, that I repainted the walls that had just been painted. A two day job became a three day job:) I absolutely love the new color. 
 The paint color is called Clarified Butter, but it reminds me of wild Buttercup flowers or soft creamy butter.
 Dear Son  and his good friend moved my stuff down two flights of stairs (from the second story to our basement) on Friday.
 I spent the past couple of days unpacking,arranging and organizing things.
It's wonderful to have so much space. 
 My friend Bev puts labels on most everything. This seemed like a good time to do that with my plastic drawers and plastic containers. I consulted Bev and purchased the Label Maker that she used. I'm already loving this new space. There's lots left to do. Blinds to hang, a new design wall to construct,  decisions on furniture and shelving, lighting challenges but.....
 I just had to stop and play with some fabric. I took the old flannel design wall and placed it on a wall. It's probably not even where my design wall will end up.
This is my Rottweiler project. I've made some changes so I'm back to deciding on block placement. I'm hoping to actually do a little sewing tomorrow:)

Thanks so much for the prayers and concern about DH! He is doing better. He's receiving wonderful medical care. His medications have been changed and additional testing will occur in the next couple of weeks. Again, thank you!