Monday, August 17, 2009

Can We Just Say No?

Isn't it true that you always get asked from someone who knows you sew to help them with a sewing project? "It's just a simple little task" they say. Even my daughter is to blame for these type of questions. So how could I say "No"?

I was planning to participate in my own little quilting retreat and finally get something done for myself. I have been in a quilting slump this summer and I finally seemed to get back into my groove when this lovely project came into the garage from a Craig's List find.

At first we started attacking this lovely chair in the garage and then realized that it was probably 100 degrees in there. We decided to move it into the house with the air conditioning.... What a brilliant idea. After ripping the chair apart from the seams very carefully, we used the old velvet that was on the original chair as our pattern. We actually are quite impressed with ourselves how this messy little chair turned out.

But Daughter of Mine, don't ask me to do this again. I'd rather make quilts. hehehe

What do ya'll think?




How Did We Do It?

It Wasn't Pretty!!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Start My engine and Get a New Rotary Blade

Hi All, I haven been a good little quilter and have not bought any fabric for
myself since November of 2007. I think that is when I found Stashbusters. Well
a local shop had some red, white and blue civil war fat qtrs for $1.00 each and
I bought some. I couldn't resist. They looked sooo good. I never really
officially send in my challenge/penalty squares, but I think now I have to do
the right thing!!! Right? I buy fabric for my store all the time and never
dip into that inventory.

I have even been in a slump this summer without quilting much. But today I am on a roll. It will be interesting to see how much I accomplish this weekend. I'll post my progress Sunday night on my blog.
You can take a peek. I usually post every Sunday night.

Happy Quilting, Stacey

Sunday, August 2, 2009

This a nice bundle of peach, orange and pink fabrics were all bundled up my stash. I knew that I wanted to make an orange and pink quilt someday. So finally this weekend I finished it. I decided to make an Easy Log Cabin quilt. I love this pattern. It's super fast and anything goes!! I used Marti Michell's Log Cabin ruler to cut out all my strips.

Maybe you should also know that I have a problem with cutting into fat quarter bundles that I bought or have organized in my sewing room. I love seeing them all tied together so color coordinated and perfect. It's hard to use them. I bet I'm not the only one out there who "Just Can't Cut it". Drop me a quick comment about how to "get over it".


Easy Log Cabin







Everything's Peachy



I love The Fresh Market!!

Yesterday, The Fresh Market had a special event outside the front of the store. They were grilling peaches and giving away samples of peach cobbler. Ohh, it was so Yummy! I bought a huge bag.

All my kids came home for the weekend and now all the peaches gone! We just finished our sliced peaches and Cool Whip on top of Angel Food Cake for dessert. To me, this is the best part of summer. I love making all kinds of peach desserts. I guess I need to go back and get another bag full.

I actually "googled" peaches and found this neat blog about peaches.