life after the quilt shows…

Its been awhile since I have posted…took me this long to get my s&*t together.  I basically took the last two weeks off, after being gone for 3 weeks for Houston and DesMoines. I think I needed to decompress…so this week things are getting back to normal…I am getting ready to decorate for Christmas..yah..Christmas…I figured I didn’t get to do anything for Fall-I bought 2 pumpkings-so I am going all out for Christmas…Robin my sister-in-law painted my living room.  I know I could paint it myself but you see…she is a professional, and also I am stimulating the economy by paying her to do it…she also painted my kitchen ceiling and hallways while I was in Houston…so I puttered around while she painted…I am going from cranberry to what I would call dark butterscotch…when it was wet it looked exactly like butterscotch pudding, but when it dryed it was a little browner…here is Robin in action..the ceiling was actually cranberry too…don’t ask why???…DSC02775

I will do an “after” when it all is put back together and the couch comes in…I gave the boys the brown leather furniture for their pad…See those chairs in my hallway…great for sewing…straight backed and comfy…

so this is what I worked on…inbetween watching Robin paint.  Nothing too intense just a few shop samples of someone else’s patterns for our Christmas Open House the Saturday after Thanksgiving.DSC02801 The quilt, Jules made this sample from Little Stitches, She just let me quilt it…it is my first fussy free-hand on the longarm besides meandering…pretty scary!  


                      Now I have to do our own FREE PATTERNS for the Open House…I have some really cool ideas…so look for those in my next blog…I am making BBQ Ribs and Twice-baked potatoes for supper…I am starving!


4 Responses to “life after the quilt shows…”

  1. 1 Judy
    November 15, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Nice projects—how much does your sister charge—

    • November 18, 2009 at 3:01 am

      She charged me $200 to paint this living room and ceiling. She is perfect on ceiling lines and painting next to trim. I am very picky too, so I look at it all… My brother is a layed-off from August Winter so I am sure she is looking for any painting jobs she can get.

  2. November 16, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Love the projects and I have that great little quilt from Little Stitches – hmmmm can I get it done by the holidays. I’m doing what your doing as well, changing things up. Must be the nesting settling in for the long winter ahead, we want change because we are going to be indoors for a long time, lol.


  3. 4 Sue
    November 18, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Love the blocks for the new Christmas quilt and the quilt you just quilting looks really cool. Can’t wait to see it in the shop. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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