Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bye Bye Beige

Well it is sort of gone.....The shower curtain really hides most of the shower, but that sink still sticks out like a sore thumb.

I totally went out on a limb with this rug from Target. It is more green than yellow as it appears in the picture.

I decided that because this bathroom will not see much action I would hang some quilts in there to warm it up. This one is made with antique feed sack fabrics. The shelf/towel holder is from Pottery Barn that I bought years ago.

The reflection from the mirror makes this look a little strange but I like these little quilts hanging in the corner.

This is one of my favorites and I am happy to be able to look at it when I clean the bathroom!

The small quilt was made by my friend Christine, it is also one of my very favorites!
Mission accomplished but I still want to get rid of that beige......soon!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Graduating from Potholders to Pillows

I have been doing a teeny bit of sewing, it feels like cheating a little bit. With my daughter's wedding only a few weeks away I have been busy getting my house ready for my sister, her husband and their 4 children who will be staying with us. We have plenty of room but I spent 3 days cleaning 2 of them. It entailed hauling a bunch of stuff to Goodwill and still the closets are stuffed!

I bought these quilted pieces, that must have been used as cutter quilts, years ago at a quilt show. As I was digging around for something else I came across these. All I did was make an envelope pillow with added binding and stuck a pillow form inside. I like the polka dots around the edge. It is very stuffed because the squares were not square! This color combination reminds me of my friend Cynthia, I kept thinking about her the entire time I was sewing them together. She loves red and blue together.

These were 3 little blocks and the circles are a little oblong rather than circular. Some of the blades are frayed but I kind of like that.

I put them together with a more modern looking pillow and like the contrast of the old and new.

Here is the other room with more antique pillows that mix nicely, love that chenille. I feel a little bit like Martha today!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Summer of Weddings

Max and Mandy

This past Saturday was the wedding of my nephew, Max and his brand new wife, Mandy. Aren't they a picture perfect couple?

My motley crew, Krista, Johnson, Colin, Jenny, Dylan, Caitlin and Jim
It was a gorgeous June day and everyone was happy!

I love this picture of my sister, Shaughnessy dancing with her son.

And this one of my daughter dancing with my husband, practicing for August? Maybe!
I also happened to get a picture of the bride and groom stealing a kiss!


Friday, June 14, 2013

String Quilts

Monday night Penn Oaks Quilt guild had Madge Ziegler as a speaker. She brought a million antique string quilts that were amazing.

Unfortunately not a lot of my pictures turned out but I think you will like the ones that did turn out.

This one

and this one are new. Hope you enjoyed the show!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Bridal Shower

The bridal shower was wonderful. My daughter Caitlin was actually glowing! I love the dress she picked out it made her look so bride like! Warning lots of pictures to follow....

Her maid of honor, Amanda and her matron of honor, Jenny decorated the room. It was so pretty!

The bridesmaids were scurrying about with the finishing touches. My granddaughter Fallon was also a big help.

The color scheme was pink and aqua, be still my heart!

Caitlin did not want any games (thank you) so I thought this was a nice compromise.

Party favors.

She looked so pretty.

Maddy's cookbook was a big hit. Yes the Hello Kitty bag was what she chose to wrap some of her gifts in.

My quilt was one of the first gifts she opened. She started crying right away, she really likes it! I wasn't so sure she would. It still is hard to photograph.

Her she is with 3 of her best friends, Wendy, Caitlin, Amanda and Kelly with Maddy in front. She has been friends with Amanda since kindergarten and with Kelly since 2 grade.

Maddy brought one of her best friends, Julie.

Here she is with all her bridal party....Keagan, Krista, Jenny, Mary, Wendy, Caitlin, Amanda, Kelly, Georgetta, Deanna and flower girl, Madison.

My job was to do the flowers. I bought hydrangea, stock (the purplish one) and roses in pink and white with pink edging. We put them in antique blue Ball canning jars.

They turned out pretty nice and looked very pretty in the room. The stock smelled so good, kind of spicey.

This is her fiance, Jim. He came when it was all over to help get everything home.
He is a super guy and I think they will be very happy. Only 2 more months to go!