Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Book Marks

Ok, so I got a great idea a couple weeks ago to make book marks for Christmas presents. I like to have something little that I can give to people that I don't want to feel obligated to give me a gift but I want to remember them with something this year it was going to be book marks.

I completed a book mark but decided that it is to thick to be a nice bookmark. So, now back to the drawing board.... I'll need to think of something else. Anyone have any suggestions?

I guess I'll give this to my mom for Christmas. Mom's are supposed to appreciate anything, mine does....

Friday, September 21, 2007

Shabby Wash Stand

While Al was in Alaska for 6 months I did some decorating....I always paint something and rearrange things while he is gone. One of my projects was this washstand. I wish I had the "before" photo of this piece. Picture an oak wash stand with peeling varnish or whatever they used on it add some big ugly hardware and that's the before.

I bought new hardware on ebay and painted it white. I looked for a glass knob at Lowes for the door but wasn't successful, all they had was a very modern looking glass knob and I don't want that. I will have to check ebay. In the meantime I just painted what was there and it's ok for now.

I will be posting the before and after photos of the room that the wash stand is in. I need to put up a quilt rack before it's ready for photos and I'll need my husband's help. He has been in Alaska for the past 6 months and his plane comes in tonight at 11:30. I'm pretty sure that putting up my quilt rack will not be on the top of his list of things to do when he gets home, but soon....

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Progress, sort of...

Here is a photo of a block I just finished. It seems that the way most of the crazy quilters operate is by making a series of blocks and then either sewing them together or using them in some other way. I decided that it would be cute to make an 8" block and add a flap to one end and fold it into a little clutch bag....So, I embellished the seams....well most of them. This is my first block and I was anxious to complete it so I really didn't do as much stitching as I should have. This is the end result and I have already got another project in the works. More about that later.