Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday's Project

Good Morning

It all started about 2 weeks ago when my niece and I were conversing on facebook and she really needed help decorating her basement, with her Cubs soveniers. So she asked if I would help and I was thrilled. So yesterday afternoon I made the drive to her house and we figured out what she wanted to frame and then took off to Hobby Lobby (luckily frames were 50% off!) and we came back with bags of frames!

And so we started to create the cutest Cubs basement!
Here are some pictures:

She is very lucky she has a kitchen in her basement and her grandma picked up this little jersey - it is acutally a napkin so we framed it.

Here is Harry by her bar and some of her things that need to go on a shelf - wich we forgot to get so the next trip out we will get some shelves.

This is a huge frame filled with old tickets, a program and some baseball cards.

This was a fun project, she has the coffee table and a piece of glass to cover it so we looked thru her old cards and talked abou the old players and then added some ticket stubs and very very gently put the glass back on, it is a great addition to her Cubs room.

Here are 4 extra large trading cards that she had from 1994 - the 2 blue frames we found were perfect Cubbie blue, but they only had 2 so we had the lady in the custom framing dept, cut us 2 red mats to add just a bit more color.

There was one more picture of her larger wall with some very nice Cubs photos on it, but blogger has told me I have loaded the max number of pictures in the entry. I will add the other tomorrow.
Today it is overcase again, I already have planted a few new perennials and I was hoping DH would be home today, as it is the first Saturday I have had off in months, but he is working --so I think it is a great day to sew. I think I might just be making a Cubs tablerunner.....for you know who...
Happy Stitches

Friday, July 30, 2010

It's Friday!

Good Morning

I can not believe it was a week ago today that I left for Girls Summer Get Away weekend! We had a blast, we once again stayed at the Victorian Veranda - check it out here

We started out visiting a few shops on the way - I purchased some fall fabrics for tablerunners and stuff - I was proud of myself I did not go crazy.

We arrived at the B&B at 3:30 set up and started sewing by 5 our first project was the Snap Happy bag -- these are so fun and quick to make, I see many more of these bags in my future.

Then it was on to the project I brought, I have toted this project to at least 2 other retreats, so I was going to get serious with this - and I did -- I finished 512 three and half inch 4 patches! YES 512!

Then I started to work on the 2 sided connecting corner blocks, and I completed 108 of those!!! Here is a peek at the finished block! I only got 26 of these done, but I am all excited about it and want to work on it more.

Hopefully by the end of August I will have all the connecting corner blocks, I still need to do 408 of those but I have a ton already cut out, so it will just be sewing.
I am off today and tomorrow, already have cleaned house a bit and it looks a little overcast out today, so I think the dogs and I will hit some garage sales this morning.
Check back I will post my finds
Happy Stitches

Friday, July 23, 2010

Off to a Quilt Retreat!!

Good Morning!

I leave today at 9 AM for Summer Girls Get a way Weekend! We will eat, talk and sew! Can't wait.
Look for a post of Monday - with pictures!
Happy Stitches!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth Of July!

Have a Happy and Safe Fourth!

Happy Stitches