Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What's on my camera that I can write a post about?

I came down with a fever. Garden fever to be more exact! Thank goodness the days are starting to get noticeably longer but that doesn't mean the days are filled with sunshine around here. Critter is enjoying some sun from our window sill that just happens to overlook the bird feeder. A popular spot as you might have guessed. She is sitting next to a container I brought indoors last fall. The ivy has completely taken over almost choking out a mini fern plant. The begonia continues to flower. I adopted two very large Boston Ferns and they are doing very well too. In the spring I'll have to divide them.

Oh. Check this out. After only FIVE YEARS I finally finished this denim quilt. I guess since this is the 6th time I have moved with it I figured I needed to finish it. It almost makes me sick to think it only took me an hour to finish the binding. One lousy hour and I moved it 6 times. Critter took a liking to it right away. The funny thing is that I really don't like it anymore. I mean this was the second sewing project I started. I've changed a lot since then.

I quilted it with a blue embroidery thread. When I have some good light again I'll take a picture of the back.
And the vintage sofa is still around. I finished the pattern for it. You can kinda see where I am taking this. But it's going to take 15 or so yards of fabric (est $10-15/yard) and new cushions. And the car didn't pass inspection so we have to buy 4 new tires. Maybe I can look for fabric in March.
I am pretty proud on those darts to fit the cover around the soft corners. This baby is going to look nice when I finish it!

9 comments:

  1. I know how you feel, I am recovering a chair right now. I just made the pattern too. I was ecstatic until I realized just how much money it was actually going to cost in fabric. The seven yards I need seem pretty small compared to yours :)

    Katie Holeman

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  2. Critter is so stinkin cute. She's a camera bug. Surprised she didnt have her tail in another picture with the couch, to say she was photographed in all. :)

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  3. Hi LeeAnn,

    Your plants look great! I have to start over each Spring, I do not have a green thumb. Would you be able to work with me and some of my fabric to create a bag? My aunt for Christmas gave me a box full of my Grandma's clothes from the 30's I think. Lots of lace and a few florals. I can take a picture to show you so you can let me know if this is possible. And I loove my tote :)

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  4. I think the demin blanket will be a great picnic blanket.

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  5. I am beyond impressed with what you're doing with the sofa. Seriously. When you're done, do you want to come over and recover some cushions for me? I've been dying for a reupholstered sofa for years. I can't wait to see what you do with yours, when the budget allows of course.

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  7. Amazing how much fabric adds up when you want to make things like curtains or slipcovers, isnt it?

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  8. I just finished a rag quilt made from old jeans. It took me 10 years. I found your blog after someone pinned mine and giggled when I read your post about it taking 5 years. Yours looks amazing!

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  9. I love your quilt, I found you through Pinterest too. Reading the comment above makes me laugh because I also had a quilt that I left unfinished forever. I made from denim and flannel, I had it sewed together one way and never quilted. I ended up taking apart and making into a rag quilt. If you follow my Pinterest button and look under Sew Many Girls you can see it.

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