Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Binding - the end of the story

Do you enjoy sewing the binding on your quilts??  That is one part of quilting that I really don't enjoy. It seems to take so long to cut the binding, press, sew it onto the quilt, and then hand sew it down.

When we were doing a lot of charity quilts, I found that bringing the backing fabric over to the front side of the quilt was a great way to cut down on the time invested in finishing the quilt. Now I don't want to re-invent the wheel, but I thought I would just show you how I do it.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Trails

I thought I would take you on a little tour of our mobile cottage, now that I've been getting it ready to roll.


Welcome to our Fair Haven


Our small but cozy living area
I plan to store my quilting supplies in the pull out drawer under the sofa.


Above the sofa is our library and media center.  I've already stocked the cabinets with an assortment of books, CD's and DVD's.


The kitchen area stands at the ready.


Our dining area right across from the kitchen.


I plan to use this little basket for fruit or veggies that we might need during a trip.


I couldn't find a red tea kettle, so I had to settle for this pretty blue one :-)


Taking a look down the hall.


Bathroom with a walk in shower on the right.



A large closet on the left.  I found this mesh basket unit at Marshall's.  It will be great to store things so they won't be tumbling around while we travel.


Bedroom with overhead storage


There is also storage under the bed.


A peek out the bedroom window at our backyard.


and then a look back towards the front of the trailer.


We hope to get this little miss ready for some light travel soon.  
It will certainly be a new adventure for us.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Come and Sit a spell



Enjoying the summer with the "real thing" and a spot on the porch.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Christmas in July?

July

My friend Kelly jackson is having a Blue Light Special in her shop I Have A Notion.  Every day she is adding more items to her Christmas in July sale.  $4.00 books and up to 80% off on notions!

And a fabulous giveaway is happening over at Quilts From My Crayon Box.


Michele is hosting a giveaway from the Classic Metal Company.

Check it out!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy Birthday!

4th Of July Fireworks Animated

Today marks a special day for our family.  My hubbys Dad turns 95 today!!  Certainly a day for celebrating!!

My father in law has maintained good health.  He still bowls once a week and enjoys catching fish off his dock.  Our family is blessed to still enjoy his dry humor.  We all love him and he certainly loves his 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

I hope this is a day of celebrating for you too!

Happy Quilting!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Let's go do the Hop

There's a Blog Hop happening this week and you might like to hop on the Blog train.


Tammy Silvers of Tamarinisis launching a new Craftsy Class called "Quick Quilted Gifts.

Island Batik is starting off the week with a give away.  Five, one yard cuts of their awesome fabrics.

Here is the list of bloggers participating in the hop.

July 7 – Island Batik 
July 8 – Tammy Silvers
July 9 – Freemotion by the River
July 10 – Bejeweled Quilts
July 11 – Freemotion by the River – Stop #2!
July 12 – TeachPany
July 13 – Kauffman Designs
July 14 – One Quilting Circle 
July 15 – Susan Vassallo Quilting Art

Happy hopping!