I’ve been a little absent from my blog. Things have been super busy around here and I haven’t had a lot of time to blog. Also, I’ve been working on Jay’s birthday present, but I can’t tell you what it is right now because he reads my blog.
So, what have I been up to?
This is her living room. Can we say 70’s?? The orange shag carpeting is the best. With all of the paneling it was too dark, though.
I think that it turned out pretty good.
A week later I was heading out to Toledo for the Weak Signals RC show. Jay and I went with our friends Dave and Patty. It was a good time, but we were disappointed in the number of empty booths. Apparently the booth fees are getting too high so people are opting to skip the show.
The next day my mom and I traveled a few hours away to attend a Sewing Expo. I had never been there, but since it was so close I really wanted to go. There was a LOT of quilting stuff there, followed by machine embroidery. Bringing up the rear was general sewing and then garment sewing.
I did manage to find some blue lace for $.50 a yard (I bought 20 yards… all that they had), some nicely-priced thread and a LED bulb for my 301A sewing machine.
Because I’m not very involved in quilting I had never seen one where the main design actually falls off of the quilt. Also, I like the shadows of the candles on top. Nice touch!
This one intrigued me because I had never seen this style before. I love this one.
Being a farm girl I had to take a picture of this one. It’s full of applique pieces, which I know my mom absolutely hates. Just like I’m a lazy baker, my mom is a lazy quilter. She doesn’t like all of the fussiness that is required with applique. I can’t say that I blame her. I would probably skip it, too.