I was going to get busy on the quilt kit I bought a few weeks ago, but decided instead to make a few other things first. I had purchased some cute knit fabric when it was on sale, and wanted to make up my grand daughter Capri some new skirts. She loves the skirts I make for her, and sticks pretty much to just wearing those, so I wanted to give her a little more variety, lol. I also had found a pattern in her size for a sleeveless top, and a tank top as well, so I made her up a couple of them as well. They were all easy, quick, and what I call "mindless" sewing. I needed a little of that kind before I move onto that quilt kit, lol. Let me show you....
|THOUGHT THIS FABRIC WAS SUPER CUTE. THIS IS THE TANK TOP PATTERN|
|LOVED THIS REVERSIBLE FABRIC, AND THIS ONE GOT THE SLEEVELESS TOP|
|CLOSER LOOK AT THE TWO FABRICS....THE SKIRT IS THE POLKA DOT, THE TOP IS THE STRIPED WITH THE BINDINGS ON THE NECK AND SLEEVES DONE IN THE POLKA DOTS|
Saturday hubby and I decided to take on a little extra cleaning around here, and so hubby shampooed all of our carpets. Which is really just the two bedrooms, the living room, and then the huge area rug in our family room. Everything else is tiled. But even this much takes quite a while. But it was a nice warm day for them to dry, and it was soo time. I have probably mentioned that we bought our home shampooer years ago, so we try to do this 3 or 4 times a year. It was definitely one of our smarter buys as we have used the thing to death. I got all of the curtains throughout the house washed and dried and ironed and back up so I was feeling pretty accomplished too. Then! I bought us a new comforter for our bed. Goodness HOW I debated on this, lol. Part of me wanted to make EVERYTHING. A quilt, a bed skirt, new curtains, shams, decorative pillows etc. But truthfully just trying to find fabric and dwelling on the pattern etc. had me stressed, not to mention my recent discoveries on me and quilting, that I finally decided what in the world am I stressing for? lol. And truthfully I KNEW it would probably cost me at least double the amount of money as well. Sooo I bought us a new comforter set that came with shams and a bed skirt, and then a few decorative pillows as well. All on sale.......all good prices. I decided to stick with the same color theme so that I didn't need to change the paint, curtains, pictures, and nick knacks that go with it. Plus, I really still like everything I have so why go to all the expense and trouble, right? I decided to leave the new bed skirt off as I really like the wood of the bed showing, and I honestly wasn't that thrilled with the included bed skirt anyway. I did rearrange mom's chair in there a little bit and I like that whole look better too. Let me show you...
|VIEW SITTING IN MOM'S CHAIR OPPOSITE OF THIS....LIGHTING IS NOT GOOD WITH THOSE WINDOWS, OR COLORING EITHER, BUT I DO THINK YOU GET THE IDEA. EVEN ALL MY LAMPS STILL GO WITH COLOR THEME. I'VE HAD SOME OF THINGS FOR YEARS....LOL|
|JUST HAD TO SHOW YOU HOW WELL MISS BEAR STILL MATCHES TOO|
|LOVE MY ANGEL...SHE HAS HUNG IN OUR BEDROOM FOR YEARS...GOOD THING SHE WASHES UP SOOO WELL, LOL|
|ANOTHER VIEW......THE BEAR COUPLE SITTING THERE WAS GIVEN TO US ON OUR ANNIVERSARY A FEW YEARS AGO BY MY SISTER, AND PLAYS "YOUR STILL THE ONE" LOL, AND THAT PILLOW WAS MADE FOR ME BY MY BLOGGING FRIEND JANETTE AT JANETTE SAGE BACK WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER SIX YEARS AGO NOW. I LOVE IT! AND IT HAS ALWAYS MATCHED OUR BEDROOM DECOR PERFECTLY AS WELL|
|CLOSER LOOK AT MY PIECE OF THE QUILT. YOU CAN FIND THE STORY ABOUT THIS HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.|
I have got a lot going on this week. My niece Katie [who is sixteen] came home with us after the study yesterday afternoon, and is going to spend a couple of days hanging out with me. She and I are going to go to lunch and to the movies later and I am looking forward to a relaxing day. She's still sleeping right now....oh to be sixteen again, lol. And then my Jeffie graduates from the sixth grade tomorrow, and Wed. I have an appointment with an orthopedic about these knees. We will see what he has to say. My x-rays showed SEVERE osteoarthritis, which didn't surprise me of course, as that's what they said six years ago. It might be finally time for the knee replacement surgery on one of them this summer. My old orthopedic wouldn't even consider doing them at the same time, but maybe this guy will have another thought on it. Though I may be too heavy for him to consider it at all right now, so I guess I will have to see what he thinks before I speculate too much. Other then these things I hope to get to at least the outfit for Claire.
I hope you all have a GOOD week. Many blessings to you all....I'll leave you with a few quick grandkid pics and a little video of Claire IF I can get it to work.
|OH JUST GETTING HER PURSE OUT OF HER CAR, LOL|
|SAM AND LUKE WITH ONE OF THEIR BFF'S, CAROLINE, AT HER BIRTHDAY PARTY. THEY SOOOO ENJOY ONE ANOTHER|
|MY BIG ADORABLE LUKE SPORTING HIS NEW OUTFIT!|