Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Front Curtain

The front curtains of our RV were THRASHED!!! Thirty-five years of sun will not do fabric well :) They were split all over and crisp as a cucumber! It was pitiful. I had a new curtain I had thrifted that I was able to piece perfectly to fit the front windows :) (still trying to come up with a good option for the rest of the windows- finding LOTS of yards of thick CUTE fabric is not easy :)). And the results fit our style to a tee! YAY--
Sorry for the evening photos, but here is the BEFORE--
And the AFTER- yippee skipee! :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Progress and TA-DA!!!

The past two weeks have been following our RV getting painted. It went from the BEFORE to THIS-- being sanded :)
Then this once it was primed and the stripe and top painted white :)

Then to this being painted the two colors :)
Then almost done- a few more things to touch up with this---

And then the big final TA-DA once it was DONE :) Yipee!! Now to find a day warm enough to paint the inside :) So fun, so fun!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

The latest project...

has NOTHING to do with sewing, yet it keeps me more than busy :)
But oh, what joy it will bring for our journeyings :)
The before----
Give me a couple of weeks, and you'll see the AFTER!
(The outside is being painted Light Aqua, Medium Aqua and White as we speak!!!) EEEPPPPP!
I can hardly wait!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Few in Progress :)

I have a few more quilt tops in progress- one for a teacher and one for a kiddo :) Here's the one for the teacher- using Miss Amanda's amazing fabric!! Delighted! It's all ready to be sewn together.
And here's the one for the kiddo :) The fabrics were all per request. The backing is the block center. I'm making Miss Fiesty Eily's Hello Pickles pattern and can hardly wait to get the other half of the squares pieced! The half I have to do have Ash in the middle and then the colors in pieces around the center. I'ts gonna be sooooo cool :) Hoping to steal a few minutes soon to work on this again!
More soon...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Blogland waits for No one :)

I have been swimming in LIFE lately! :) It's a very good thing, but it has kept me from blogging about the sewing I love. Actually, it has kept me from the sewing I love too :) hehe! Anyway, I am getting back closer each day, so that is happy news!
This past month there were 3 birthdays in my dear little Zoo, not to mention the tail end of Christmas festivities, so keeping up has been a bit of a joke for me. But I am here and ready! I had better be getting wildly busy because I have 5, yes, count them, 1-2-3-4-5!!!, quilts to finish by June :). How's that for some needed motivation? I also want to play along with Jennifer on the Modern Mini Challenge, and I will start Swooning along soon too :) Gonna go for the gigantic swoon option!
I have still found a bit of time to thrift now and then and my vintage sheets are overflowing their shelves. This is only part of the one I have. Oh dear- gotta figure out something :). Cause there is no way to stop buying these amazing sheets. I just need to sell more pieces :) HA! Actually, it amazes me how many international customers I have had lately. It has been so cool to send these bits of vintage goodness all across the globe in the past few weeks!

And I grabbed a few new little goodies- who can resist a SALE??!!! I just *had* to buy it since it was on sale :)
And Aunt Edna, who can forget about her??! These are what my local Joann's had, and my dear friend Kaelin is sending me some gray dots from her neck of the woods :) YIPPEE!!!
Working on several quilt tops at the moment. I'll get photos as soon as they are pieced together! Until then, enjoy your sewing, and more importantly, ENJOY LIFE!!! It goes by too fast :) Sit back and bask in the sunshine! :)