Jan

Sewing Saturday!!

Saturday is here and I am gonna sew!!  Archer and Dad left at 4 this morning for McAlister(sp), OK, for a big tournament, traditional all the way!

Archer doing what he loves
Dad and Little Guy

 So it’s just me and the kiddos for the day. Not sure what THEY are gonna do, but I’m spending time with Aunt Bee!

And I might even crank up ol’ Bertha!
See the map on the wall?  Well, this used to be our schoolroom, and I sewed in a smaller room downstairs.  We finally got our priorities in line and I moved upstairs!  I did keep the ironing board downstairs, makes me check on my sweeties, and helps me get my steps in everyday. 😉  Yes, there is a method to the madness.
Happy Saturday sewing, to you!!

Stash Busters

Ok, think of movie theme songs, see if you can guess what I’m thinking…the words go something like this:  When the fabric over flows, and you can’t walk thru the room, who ya gonna call?  Stash Busters!
When all you can say is, “oh, where is that?” Who you gonna call? Stash Busters!

isn’t he a cutie
Lol! Yeah, I know I’m corny, but you gotta give me an A for effort.  Really, my stash makes me incredibly happy.  Just to see it and touch it.  Just last night Bonnie Love said, “Good night, mom.  Have fun ironing.”  Lol! BUT it has gotten out of hand.  I’m so very blessed to have a room in our home, just for my sewing, and I must apologized to my sweet hubby for the mess I have let it become. 
So what do I do?  Bring one more thing home, of course!  I bought this Monday.
 It’s full of great ideas for busting up a stash that’s been sitting for a while.   There are three quilts I want to make for sure in there.  It also featured 4 sewing studios.  I don’t know about you, but I love seeing where other people work!  The front cover also sported the words, “Get Organized!”  Seriously, who could resist? 
I’ve already started cutting strips for the quilt on the cover.
Can you guess what color I started with?  Just now getting to the blues.  Go, me, cutting into that stash an inch and a half at the time!  I know it doesn’t sound like much, but it does make me feel better.  A lot of these fabrics have been inherited, you see, I’ve lost my Mom and Grandma, both in the last two and a half years.  With all I had before, then all of their fabric, well, let’s just say, I’m blessed.  I feel them with me, and know how pleased they would both be to know they are still physically providing for me, even now.  One day I’ll get to tell them thank you, again!! Now that a post that was supposed to be funny, has brought me to tears…I better get to work.  Got some more strips to cut!!
I was just wondering what’s your favorite way to bust up your stash?
Have a great day!!

Home Improvements Can Include Sewing! :))

Well, the last couple of weeks have been busy! We have all been working hard, including our sweet neighbors Amen and Glory.  One day I sent Archer a text that said, “Amen is picking up your yard, and Glory is sweeping my floor.”  Praise the Lord for good neighbors!!  It has all been worth it, the house has been appraised and come in at exactly what we needed it to!  Can you say, God answers prayers!  We finished painting the kitchen

where we had been keeping up with heights on the dry wall

My sweet Daddy brought me this from Pennsylvania two years ago.  It’s the first thing you see when you come in our front door(did I tell you I painted the front door black? Love it!).  So this year he brought me this!

AND…it just happened to have the exact color in the  quilt, as we had put on the wall, yeah…I’m smiling. 🙂
Our kitchen cabinets had these plastic inserts in them, and I forgot to take a picture with them in, but I remembered to take one without.
Then I made some curtains, and this is what we ended up with…(all fabric came from my stash! Go me!!)
Now just to make curtains for the windows!  As you can tell our house is a little different.  But I think it fits us, I tell people think Silver Dollar City meets Big Cedar Lodge, more on the SDC side.  Lol!
What’s been your most recent home improvement project?
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