Thursday, January 21, 2010

Completed Projects

I actually made it in and out of Linderella’s yesterday without buying anything. I was there with a friend to pick out fabric for a custom diaper bag and managed to leave without any fabric, patterns or notions. I was so proud of myself – such self control. LOL
The poll is closed on salad/appetizer/soup question. Appetizers did not fare as well as I thought. Soup and salad were actually a tie with the same number of votes. I still prefer the soup but Big T would rather have a big salad.

My first entry in the “no strings attached challenge” is finished. I call this one “Desert Sunset” because of the play of the oranges on the mottled brown. I will post this one on Hummingbird Treasures this afternoon. This gives me one entry in the challenge (complete with great prizes).

Still no quilt wall – the Dude was here with us for three days and no serious work got done. Big T and the Dude were busy with “boy/man” stuff like flying model airplanes, taking yogurt cups hostage with the BB rifle (a real Red Ryder BB rifle), and gluing feathers on the arrows. Oh yeah, and the normal afternoon bowling tournament on the Wii.

The custom valance I did to match the antique quilt and the pillow bolster I made in the fall was evidently a great success. She stopped by yesterday with a thank you note to let me know how much they liked it. Whew! I’ve been holding my breath on that one. We left for the holidays in California the day after Big T hung the valance and I have been waiting to hear. It doesn’t show as well as I would have liked from these pictures but it was a lot of fun (and work).

From me to you, lots of hugs and thanks for joining me in my new adventures of learning to be creative and artistic.



  1. Wow Marie, that is beautiful! I spent a summer in the desert when I was 21 and the colors you chose capture the sunset colors perfectly.

    HOORAY for making it out of the store without so much as a notion. Today I went to Hobby Lobby...and got some felt squares and some half off organza ribbon...and some half off papier mache boxes...none of which were I didn't break any rules...technically :) That and I got it all for $ I don't feel too bad :P

  2. I agree with Aly - beautiful desert sunset colors. And if you click on the valance picture, it shows up much better! Still dark, but you can see more details.

    Congrats on not spending anything at Linderella's. I managed not to buy anything but my class when I was there earlier this week. But it was terribly hard!

  3. Desert Sunset turned out really well - thank you both. The desert is not my favorite place but who can argue with the sunsets? This was a really easy quilt block to do.

  4. You have done a great job on your sunset and valance. It's not easy to match up something that is already made!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I enjoyed seeing yours too.

  6. Thanks for the comments on my Quilts and Dogs blog. And thanks for the compliments! Believe me, I will NEVER run out of scraps!

    I love your bag, And the Desert Sunset!

    glen: have a great day!


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