Sunday, August 14, 2016

"Tactor"....

As John John says...
We were driving to lunch, and Kelly sees this power wheels tractor stuck in a front yard, in some bushes. It's all over grown, dead cars out front.. You get the picture. "Stop the car, she yells". Go up and see if they want to get rid of it. No, I say. I am NOT going up to the door. We are in Hemet for gosh sakes! Aunt Margie, 84 yrs old, is just laughing at us. 
So we ate, and then she INSISTS I drive by that house again. We drove  by 3 times before I could see it in hiding. Aunt Margie never saw it till it was in the car. She told me again to stop & she'd go up. Holy cripes! I do another couple of drive by's before I get the nerve up to stop. So, I park car where I could see her every second, my phone in my hand ready to call 911 if needed, hahha... She does her speel and walks away... But then crosses the yard and picks up the power wheels. Holy cripes again! She talked him into GIVING it to us!
He said it didn't work anymore.. Ya, I can see why. Do we REALLY want it? Hmmm.. Where can we dump it I'm thinking..
We took it home, showed Mark, he said he'd look at it.
He worked on it yesterday while I was away playing, and this is what looks like now.
Everything works now! John John will be so excited this weekend when he comes.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Succulents....

For the past couple years, there is this parent that ALWAYS brings me a succulent planter/dish for every holiday or occasion. She sells succulents for her business. I am one lucky person that's for sure. There have been 3 or 4 times that she invites me over just to go shopping. Uh, YES PLEASE!!!!
Her name is Lina...
I had this sign made for her and gave it to her the last time I went shopping.
On my last trip over, this is what I got, enough to redo my little island.
I am still re arranging a little here and there. But for the most part, it's a keeper! Hope I can keep them all alive!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

New sew along....

Lisa From Primitive Gatherings has joined in on the fun of sew alongs and it's a going to be a beauty!
Go check her website out and get ALL the details. Be sure to print pattern up fast because it will not be available forever for the reason being that she says this will most likely be turned into a pattern.
https://lisabongean.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Checks....

When my daughter was here for that week, she saw a quilt on Pinterest that she just HAD to have. So we went and picked fabric out and she got sewing. I just did a little, like 10% and she did all the rest. Ok. I guess more because I did 'long arm' part. 
It's a queen size. Her goal was to make a "summer" quilt. When we were in Canton last summer, we came across a 1930's summer quilt and it was unbelievable, just beautiful. We thought about no batting but the black threads were too strong and too many. We could see every single one. So we tried thin flannel. Worked good, still a little too heavy but I think it's because of the size of the quilt. 
The picture almost makes it look green, but it's not. Black, grey, and white are the colors with teal binding. She did an awesome job!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Artist...

At work.
This is my daughter, Kelly at work. Doing what she is so good at! Her is finished product.
My son, Steven joined in in the fun also.
I didn't get a close up though, of his fished product. This is all of us at about midnight, trying to attempt a Pinterest idea.
Turned out pretty cute.
We should have done cake after presents though, because all he wanted was 'to dig dirt'...hahaha!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas in July....

It's a finish..
It's called Fresh Cut Pines, and it's from a book called Winter Wonderland by Sherri Falls.
I had himmed and hawed (sp?) too long in this one. I fell in love when I first saw this made up, and took too long to get my butt in gear and decide to order the quilt kit, I just loved the fabrics they used so I wanted a kit. Searched for like a week to find a store that still had one and ordered it. Got it in the mail and they had substituted 3/4 of the fabrics. Tell me I wasn't pissed off! I wrote her a sternly worded letter because she showed all the fabrics I was looking for but sent me different and no notice what so ever. Just sorry, she said and that was all. Grrrr. 
So another week was spent trying to find the correct fabrics that I liked. So this quilt cost me double in price actually.
I just love the backing also. All the fabrics are Holly's Tree Farm collection by Sweetwater which is by Moda. It measures about 59x79 approx which is perfect to snuggle up on the couch with.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kitchen island.....

Painted the kitchen island last week. Here's a before and after.



The rest of the cabinets will be painted a cream color with a brown/black glaze on top.
We even put bead board on sides and back to give it a little extra pop.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Goodwill finds..

I am busy today, de-boning about 25 shirts.
Found out yesterday, by chance that at Goodwill, at least near me, has a special on Thursday's. Whatever the color for the day is on Thursday, all items are $1.00. 
Also.... Look at the cute scissors! Harbor Freight...$1.99! Bought 2 pairs, came home and spray painted the handles... Super cute! And really sharp too!
So.....I loaded up in shirtings and got a couple of wool jackets also.
My plan is to make this quilt from Fons and Porter.
I figure if Bonnie Hunter can make quilts from recycled shirts, so can I. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tractor Tuesday...

My little man is having his 2nd Birthday coming up and of course the theme is going to be tractors.
I'm working on a couple of projects now, and more are in the works for when we get to Texas.
I made a little banner for him.



Then of course Gramma & Grampy you have to dress the part.
I also made some table toppers from John Deer fabric. They are about 36"square to go on top of table cloths, but... They are up stairs and I'm down and too lazy to go take a picture. Haha.
Then since I had the embroidery machine going, I went ahead and made the label for his quilt.
Ready to be stitched down!