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Saturday, March 17, 2012

I got presents!!

The darling little elderly lady next door is moving into an assisted living facility today. Yesterday I went over to chat with her and she gave me an awesome gift!!
She had this tucked away in her closet for who knows how many years....

It is an unfinished quilt top - Tumbling Blocks in some very interesting prints. It has a few stains but should be ok after a good soak. I am hesitant to soak it before it is finished and quilted as it might be too fragile....Unfortunately it will sit on my shelves for a while until I finish up a few other projects.

I think it will look great in the guest room, which is done in Americana/red, white & blue colors...

Dear Hubby bought a new iron just for little ole me!
He has a lovely habit of ironing his work uniforms on high heat with starch and our old iron was always a mess. I had to clean it up everytime I needed it for my quilting. Now I have one of my very own for my quilting/sewing projects.

Isn't she a beaut?! Pretty good score, if I do say so myself.

Hope you all are having a great weekend too!

Friday, March 16, 2012

TGIF !! It has been a while since I have been on Blogland...

I have been busy with life but I am finally ready to start a new project - a baby quilt for my fourth Grandchild! The baby is due in September and we do not know the sex yet. I had some of this super fun Sock Monkey fabric in my stash ~

I want to keep the quilt light so I added in a light green, but I might add a little of the red and brown bananas into the mix as well......

..and I found this adorable panel print of the Monkeys jumping on the bed story for a wall hanging.

I found an adorable pattern in a quilting magazine, which I will blog about later as I post my progress.

I have also been busy making two pillow covers for old couch pillows. I will post about those when I have pictures to show.

Have a wonderful Friday and a fabulous weekend!