Thursday, November 12, 2009

Waiting for the Weekend

I'm eagerly awaiting the weekend, even though I don't have the best of plans. I have a two day training to attend which makes it so that I can't thrift on Saturday morning. Bummer! Hopefully I'll still be able to sneak some stitching time in. I currently have four quilt tops ready to be finished. I just have to buy some batting and make the backs.

Little Nests

I've finally saved up enough yellow to make myself a quilt like the one that I made for my mom (my mom's quilt is below).


Here's my yellow stash:

Yellow Stack

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pink and Gray Throw

New Pink and Gray Throw

I scored this pink and gray cotton-like throw blanket thrifting over the weekend. It fits so perfectly with my Hot Pink Cross Quilt. I think that quilt is my most favorite quilt. It just looks so fun on the couch and I adore the quilting and the back. It's funny how I like many of the quilts that I make, but some of them I just like sooooo much more. This one definitely falls into the much more category.

Hope your having a wonderful week! We've had some gorgeous weather lately in New England!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Green Block Progress

I've still been really good about not buying new fabric. I've used up almost my entire stash earlier this year and have been accumulating vintage fabrics and sheets at yard sales.

This quilt is mainly from a dark green cotton sheet and bits and pieces of Amy Butler and Heather Ross Fabric. I'm going for a more graphic type of a quilt---- see what you think!

Green Block Stack

Green Block Quilt

Green Block Quilt

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Woodland Creatures

Here are some of my woodland creatures, all gathered together.


Little Corner

Painted Bird

The bird is another hand painted piece that I found at a yard sale. Sadly the sale was outdoors and everything had been left out overnight. The paint sort of got smudged, but I still think it is lovely.

Oh yes, and a close up of one of the winter paintings I posted yesterday.

Lovely Winter Painting

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Winter Paintings

I've been smitten with lovely hand painted works lately. My mom actually was the one originally collecting them at local thrift stores. As her collection built so did mine. Here is a winter grouping of mine:

Paint By Numbers Winter Scene

Paint By Numbers Winter Scene

Lovely Winter Painting

I can't wait to hang them.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Glimpse of the Weekend

This weekend I...

Fall Fabrics

Fall Fabrics
  • thought about what to do with these shrunken wool skirts. I love vintage plaids these days... I'm thinking either a bag with leather belt handles or a wreath hung by a vintage leather belt.
  • bookstore wandering
  • easy going fall walks
  • cleaning- ugg, guess it can't be all fun ...
  • laundering some vintage fabrics