Monday, March 19, 2012

Catching Up!

Same old story...It's been awhile since I have posted.
Guess I've been going through a little "blogger's block".  I really haven't been doing a lot to blog about and the weather has been so crazy, I can't seem to get good pictures...but what else is new, huh?
Last week, I spent all week getting paperwork ready to go to our accountant. Not that we have so much anymore, now that we don't have a business, but I always wait until tax time to clean out my files, then I have several months of filing to do too...I know...soooo bad.
But last Friday I got the taxes done and was so relieved it was done and that we get a little back, that just for fun I hit two Goodwills, a Big Lots and a Dollar Tree on the way home.
Only spent 4.25, but found a couple of things that made my little shopping spree worthwhile.
Thought I would look for something I could use to decorate a little for Easter. No luck with that.
I hardly ever thrift anymore, I really have no room for anything, but I always look for linens, they don't take up much room,  and I wasn't disappointed.

I got 4 of these...25cents each.
I wish I had taken a picture before I washed them. Dirty, dingy, stained.
An overnight soak in Biz fixed that.
I don't think they had ever been washed, because they were a lot bigger before I washed them.
Aren't they pretty. I will use them with my Easter decoration,
For just $3.00 I found this denium dress.
It is medium weight and will be perfect for a couple of purses.
Lots of red stitching detail not only on the front;
but also on the back.
Look at the cute red stitched button hole.
I like the original jean type buttons, but I make make one purse with cute polkadot covered buttons.

My on going project is coming along.
I have all my blades sewn together and a few sewn to the white backing squares.
I wasn't sure whether I wanted a yellow center,
or a red one, so I pinned one of each.  I think I really like the red best, but am afraid when I finish the quilt all you will see is the red center.
(The blue you see behind the square will be the large outer border.)
I am hand stitching my plate to the background, so it is taking awhile.
But as you know by now...I love handwork.
I finally decided on the yellow for the center and stitched it on.
I'm a little slow, but you have to see the one my "partner in crime",  Anneliese
has almost finished.
See her beautiful quilt  @Sew Blessed
We both joined the Scrappy Plate Club at Bunny Hill Designs.
You can still join in the fun too. Click here to find out all about it.
Or you can click on the button on my sidebar.

One more thing you might want to know about are these cute little bird clips.

I first saw them on the Pam Kitty Morning
I just had to have them, and I quess several other readers did too.
Finally a reader told her where she could find them and she shared the link.
You can go to Amazon here to find them.
I think they were around $8.00 for 16.
They are perfect for chip clips too, or holding papers together, or many other things, not to mention hanging out clothes.  I know...not many people hang out clothes anymore, but there is nothing fresher than sheets and towels that have hung in the sun to dry.
What do you think??

I have given you several links, so get to clicking to see some really cute things.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Creations By Cindy said...

Love your napkins! So delicate looking. And I can't wait to see the purse you make out of the denim dress. Your quilt is coming along well. Wish I had your talent! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Beverly,
I love your quilt square. I would have picked the yellow too..even though you know how much I love red. I think the yellow makes all the other colors and patterns shine and oh my goodness the birdy clips are just adorable..
I am going to start on an owl quilt for my niece she is expecting a baby boy in July. Now I have to find a owl quilt pattern.
So this weekend I am going to the quilt store. Have a sweet week we are having rain and cold days here.
big hugs, Elizabeth

Michelle said...

Looking forward to seeing the purse you make out of that dress!

Annelies said...

Did you hear me screaming YELLOW....oh yes you did!!! And now ( naughty friend that you are), I am CRAVING birdie clips!!! SEW darn cute...just like YOU!!!

Suzanne said...

I agree. As much as I love red, I vote for yellow. Your quilt is looking fabulous! I always tell our customers to soak stained and yellowed linen in Biz. Mary Ellen taught me that years ago. Altough it's a bit hard to find (Walmart usually has it) it's a wonderful, safe product for old linens and quilts. I've missed you.

luvtoquilt said...

Love your Dresdens -- that is going to be one cute quilt! Never heard of Biz -- sounds like something I need to have in my laundy room.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I was wondering where you were off to? You sure got a lot for so little money and I love the birdie clips, too. I think I will go over and check out the dresden plate group today. Both circles are pretty but I think I like the way the yellow lets the other colors shine. I am partial to yellow, though...:) Enjoy the sun for a few days because I hear we have more rain on the way! Patty

Sewn With Grace said...

The napkins are so sweet! Can't wait to see what you will make with the denim. Your blocks are just beautiful! The colors are so happy. Can't wait to see it all come together. Have a wonderful day!

kitchen small said...

Catching up
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Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Looks very cute bright and cheery. I like this.