Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Something Special

I belong to a Yahoo group called The Quilted Table.  We exchange ideas for table toppers, runners and quilted items for the table.  We recently completed a fall swap.  I sent my partner 9 fat quarters and she made me a table topper and I made my partner a runner from fat quarters she sent me.   I received my topper last week:



Isn’t it pretty?  It fits my round table perfectly and looks so nice in my dining area.  And as a special treat she sent me a cute little owl out of some of my scraps.  Isn’t he sweet?


Of course I forgot to take a picture of my runner before I sent it off.

Oh yes, my partner was Melissa and here is a link to her website.  Mel is very creative.  Why don’t you stop by and say hello!

Catching Up

Did summer fly by for you?  It sure did for me.  One minute I was looking forward to sitting under my tree reading and the next my husband and I were closing up the pool.  As I sit here it is windy, damp and cold.  But fall is still my favorite time of year.  



Here are a couple of pictures from my deck.  My burning bush is turning nicely.


The living room is done.  That is, we are done painting, the floors have been refinished and all the new woodwork as been installed.  However the room is still empty:


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The green is showing up a little grey in the pictures but I think you get the idea.  The stairs turned out very nicely and I like the white trim against the floors.  And I love the floors!  (I confess-I have been seen sliding across the floor in my socks)

So because we have no furniture I felt the need to fill the room with this!




It has been set up for a few weeks now, but I haven’t really worked on it,  If truth be told, I am scared to death!  It took me about two hours yesterday to load some practice fabric on it and I still am not sure if I did it correctly.  The pictures that come with the directions are not very good and I am challenged when ever arrows are included in any directions.  I guess I just have to get up my nerve and get going!  If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Beautiful Day!

Pictures from the wedding:

Adrienne and Joe:




Joe and his sons:


Adrienne and her dad:


My family:


image (If you are wondering, I am in blue!)

Adrienne with her sisters and cousins:image

There are more pictures at my cousin’s website; he took all these pictures.