I have to apologize for being such a bad blogger lately!!!
So much has gone on here in the last few weeks!!
Last week, my three sisters and dear brother –in-law came to visit us! It was the first time they had seen our new house, so the week before I spent doing things to finish up the house in readiness for them!!
I made two batik curtain valances for our master bathroom. We never liked how the top of the windows looked with the honeycomb shades, so the bright batik really make them pop!!
I made them pointed on the bottom and added small buttons at each point!!
I also made a new wall quilt to hang over the fireplace mantle where the poppy quilt was!
I’ve decided to make more quilts exactly the same size,
so I won’t have to put any holes in the wall there when changing out the quilts!!
I made a fall tree quilt and used the “Holding On” pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts as a guide! I changed it up a bit!! LOL!!
I did lots of fun stitching on the tree for the bark and on the leaves, too!!
I put out my Halloween things, too. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you will know how much I love Halloween and how much stuff I used to put out!
(old photo from old house)
I went from 7 big plastic storage tubs of decor down to three!! I’ll do a post showing this soon!!
Then while my family was here, we did some shopping and lots of visiting and eating and card paying!! Such low key fun! But we did not remember to take a single photo!! Arghhhh!!
Then last weekend I took an intro class on EQ7 through our local guild! Wanna hear how bad I am??? I bought EQ4 years ago, installed it and used it like once! Then I bought the EQ5 upgrade, and then the EQ6 upgrade and then the EQ7 upgrade…never used them at all! How ridiculous is this??? So this morning I installed EQ7 and am determined to use it this time!!
I also started the October Schnibble- “Clover”!
It’s essentially a granny square design!!
I used an older Moda collection called Hideaway!
As I still don’t have a design wall up, I took the old one and draped it over the front of my two book cases and laid out the Schnibble on that!
I have ordered the Vanishing Design Wall to put over my closet as a second design wall that will face my sewing machine…and still plan to put up the bigger one on the wall behind my sewing machine… just need to get the 6’ square piece of foam insulation board to wrap the fabric around before mounting it on the wall!!
I’ve got the Schnibble top about two thirds done!! Will be going back up to sew some more on it this afternoon!!
ANDDDD, I got a new car!!!! YAY!!
A Nissan Juke!! I named her Tadpole!!
She is black with black and red interior!!
Such a peppy fun car!! Been loving the model since it came out 2 years ago!!
So, it’s been a super busy last three weeks!! What have you been up to???