Monday, August 24, 2009


We finally matted, framed and hung 6 prints I ordered from Etsy many many months ago. They were odd sizes so I needed my hubby to cut the mats and we used 11X14 frames for them. I love the colors and they look so nice hanging in the diningroom.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Last week kind of got away from me...going to the park every chance we get, S is in summer school two mornings a week (to get him used to the idea for this fall), so our days are full and blending into one another. And, I'm rambling.

This is the largest of the three windows in our livingroom. I made the drapes with my dad over our July 4th vacation! This is Anna Maria Horner's Drawing Room Sketchbook in blue. Turquoise is taking over our main floor..but I certainly don't have a problem with that! We're not sure yet what color we're going to paint the walls. Just need to live w/ these for a while and wait for inspiration. It is amazing what 30 yards of fabric can do for a room! I'm so pleased with them. It was like going full circle: I used to play in dad's upholstery store when I was a kid. I didn't even know what all the equipment was used for exactly. And I am making drapes for my own livingroom. I was so anxious to get rid of the old lady drapes that were hanging in there when we bought the house. Dad will be bringing all of his drapery equipment out here this fall. I'm afraid the playroom is going to serve a new purpose. S and C are not happy with the plan...but the large windows and adequate lighting are thrilling for me considering the small sewing cave I call my own now. The kids aren't even sure they want their toys in the room I'm sewing in now. Perhaps with more lighting they're realize it's really suitable. I wonder...deep down...if that's why I've never really moved into my sewing room. Perhaps I knew we would be rearranging rooms in the near future!

Monday, August 3, 2009

No Plan B

I'm so glad I didn't try to quilt my pink and orange quilt top without more practice. I found some left over blocks (from years ago) that I used to practice free-motion quilting on.
I failed miserably...hence no pictures! It may have had something to do with the fact that I forgot to decrease my stitch length! Oh, what a mess. Guess it just means I need more practice.
We spent some time playing outside and I did all the exciting weekend things like laundry and cleaning so we would be ready for another week. I did get the quilt top cut and together for my neice's best friend. I want to order the backing from as I saw some pretty 108" batik that will go well with the top.
Have a good Monday. --Jodie

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Another WIP

I don't have any definite plans for this one yet...I was thinking it would look cute folded and sitting in a vintage, red armoire I found at a garage sale. I find it a little amusing that I bought the armoire as an accent piece..and now my accent piece needs an accent piece. :)