Thursday, November 5, 2009

lots of projects....

I have my hands in so many things right now, you would think I am crazy..I am getting a few things finished though so maybe the end is in sight....Right after the room upstairs is finished, the interior of the trailer and everything in between. The upstairs is about complete and the main thing I have been doing is painting a mural on the door for the kids....I finished it tonight and it was a big undertaking! All I really have to do for the room is make pillows to tie it all together. It is bright and colorful, I will say that...My dad said he needed sunglasses..
I also am working on a quilt for a lady's 90th birthday..She wants a lap robe and she is pretty tiny so I am making a baby size yellow brick road and instead of using batting, I am going to put aqua colored minkee on the back...I have never done it before, but I think it will be nice and warm and snuggly for her..I am all about the snuggles

Today we went to Sandy Utah and I went to a couple of quilt stores...I had all kinds of fun and got all kinds of ideas...Didn't buy too much though, afraid to start anything else at the moment! On the way back, I saw a Home Fabric store and we decided to stop..We have been looking at fabric to recover the sofa and the dinette benches in the little trailer...With the cost of home dec fabric, we were thinking about 200.00. I was shocked and so happy when we went in this store! They had all the same beautiful fabrics but the top price was 9.00 a yard. I about fell over...I found the most incredible sale area and I got 7 yards of 54" home dec fabric for 21.00....holy crap! I even got fancy cording to use like welting around the edges for 1.00 a yard...They also have free classes that I would love to take. I will go back to that store for sure. It makes it worth it too sew....
I also wanted to let you know that Thomas has accepted little Joe Bobbin now...He tried to be aloof, but he finally gave in...They are so cute...

7 comments:

Laurie said...

It takes awhile, but they finally realize they're the same and become friends. My bitter enemies are now best buds!
Your fabric find is great! I never seem to hit the stores at the right time, lucky you!
Will you post pics when you get the room done!?

Barb said...

I would love to see the mural....

What a bargain you got....you must be so happy to save some bucks!!

You are one busy person.....

Lottie said...

Gorgeous cats - and my goodness you are so busy busy busy - but busy is good, it focuses the mind I always find and stops me worrying about other things.

Just Breathe said...

Hi, I came over from Utah Grammie to see you. Love the cats, they look so cute. Have a wonderful weekend. God Bless.

Patty said...

Sounds like you had some great luck on the fabric. Please post pictures once your done. Would like to see the mural.

Utah Grammie said...

Oh Melinda! I an so glad you found Home Fabrics! I love love love that store for my collage art- I can get the MOST incredibly beautiful and luxiouroius pieces for me at about a tenth of what they could charge! Did you see the cute board that the classes are listed on? Oh, I'd love to take some classes as well..except they're in teh daytime :-(

Laurie said...

Oh yes, my kitties took a while but ended up that way, too! Wonderful photo! I love that aqua fabric selection!