Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Life

As much as I hated this past winter, I LOVE Spring! We can discuss the sneezy, watery eyed, can't sleep part of Spring at another time. (Summer will be another story altogether).

My middle daughter and her boyfriend spent a good part of the weekend with me Easter weekend. I loved it. I didn't want them to leave, although I have become accustomed to being by myself, pretty much 24/7. (I don't like that) They rent the unfinished bottom half of a house and although it's extremely affordable, doesn't have great accommodations for living. They have a bathroom, living room, bedroom, kitchen. The kitchen has a hotplate and a microwave. So, she buys food and comes here and cooks for me. All I have to do is clean up after. I think it's a good deal!
While they were here, I got ambitious and started going through my ever changing sewing room. While I was doing that, I came across some little itty bitty triangles, so of course, I became instantly side tracked and sewed them together in pairs. There were an equal amount of greens and coordinating prints. I was experimenting with a pattern for a baby quilt and the triangles were cut off of some picket fence pieces I sewed together. (Those blocks have now been set aside, the baby has a different colored bedroom and the fabric I choose won't do.) Then I sewed the tiny squares together. I came up with 24 squares that measured 1-1/2 inches! I took some of the green fabric and cut out borders for those sewed together squares.
Now I just need to figure out what I will do with this. I love how they went together. No plan in mind, no idea what I would do with it in the end. I seem to work better that way! This piece is about 6-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches.

Then I have been finally finishing up the curtains for my bedroom. The curtains that are in there right now are hideous. Just something the sellers had purchased and thrown in for effect. Nice when there wasn't any furniture in there and great for simplicity. Awful for any kind of style. Not that I have any sense of style when decorating a room. I just like what I like and put it there. I took a paint chip of the color for one  the walls, Butterscotch, to JoAnn Fabrics to see what I could find. I ended up ordering a bolt of fabric because they didn't have enough of what I wanted on hand. This fabric has every color conceivable in it, especially the butterscotch, so it's perfect! (I think) I bought eleven yards, with a 50% off coupon!!!
I also picked up just white cotton/polyester mix to put up curtains between the color fabric and the window, so the fabric won't fade as quickly, and will still be light. Which, you know what that means right? I will have to start all over again when I get the first set done!

I'm just happy that my winter blahs have subsided and I am finally able to move and get some stuff done. I am still debating on whether I am selling my property and moving closer to my home town. I will still be three hours away from there, but right now it's an 18 hour drive. I can do the three hours! We'll see. I will have to get rid of goats, geese and two horses. I really don't have the health to take care of them all properly now anyway. I mean, I can do it, but it is taking a toll on me!

Off I go to finish up my curtain project for today and maybe mess with my little triangle project too!

1 comment:

LA Paylor said...

have you seen the blog where they take the black cat on kayak trips? Shadow the kayakcat. Your pup's pic reminded me of them. LeeAnna