Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rocky Mountain size Floral Pancakes

Yesterday I finally cut the floral piece of fabric I've been mooning over for months - thought I had enough to make 4 zippered zafu covers. Not so fast! Turns out there was enough for the eight circles, but not enough for the sides, which incidentally I did not notice till this morning. (continued at bottom)

Pair of Round  Floral  Pillows

Another View there will be two zafu covers, and these two (Rocky Mountain size) floral pancakes.

The "Rocky Mountain size" thing...I thought you'd wonder. Years ago my parents went on a cross country trip to Colorado with my Mom's sister and her husband. One thing I remember they said was that the further west they travelled the larger the breakfast pancakes were.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gingko Cathedral Windows Quilted Wall Art Raffle

"Gingko Fantasy"

Gingko Cathedral Windows Wall Art

Mostly handstitched and handmade by me in 2005, this quilt is being donated & raffled off this year to benefit the Old Miakka Schoolhouse's ongoing Restoration Fund. The Old Miakka Schoolhouse is the only original one-room schoolhouse left in Sarasota County. The Community Club members are once again hosting the Hootenanny, their one annual fundraiser, this fall on October 2nd.  For last year's blog post about the schoolhouse see:

Same Quilt - Another View

Raffle tickets are available for $1.00 each. If you are interested in purchasing one or more please ask for my mailing address in a comment. You will need to send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your postal money order, or if you want to pay in postage stamps the club is always needing postage stamps too. Or, we can use Paypal to receive payment, too, with a small fee added to cover Paypal's commission & postage for the tickets. No need to be present to win.  

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hirsute Spider

Hirsute Spider
Not liking it...he's in my bathroom's gotta be a "he" with those hairy legs, right? I want someone to remove him to the exterior of the house unharmed. That would only solve the problem for a while because there are more in the house. OK, Fred has responded to my request for removal. He says its just a little one. That must be the boy in the man speaking....

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shabby Chic Earring Holder

From this....
and this...
To this!
I am going to reupholster the chair as soon as I know which fabric to use. And I do have another green picture frame to use for more of my earrings.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It All Began with Linen Table Napkins

 The walnut brown frames fabric was a set of (real) linen table napkins from Goodwill or a thrift store. (It's been awhile since acquiring them) The fabric insets on the front are cut from the same fabric as the backing fabric.

While these photos leave something to be desired it the way of clarity etc., I believe you can get an idea of the possibilities for using fabrics like these to get different effects on Cathedral Windows quilts.