Well, we have been in Florida now for about six months and in our house for about five, and I am beginning to feel like this is home. I suspect finally getting a washer and dryer helped with that feeling. It is so nice to do my own laundry again and not have to take it out to the laundromat.
here are the new lovelies, happily nestled in their own little niche. And look at what we (‘we’ in this case means Raymond) had to do to vent the dryer! I don’t know how the previous owners did laundry as there was no vent for a dryer anywhere in the garage. This setup is a little funky looking, but as long as it works I love it.
I happened across a Quilting Arts episode (1210) on Create TV this week and saw two projects that seemed interesting — quick fabric flowers and a scrappy trip around the world block. That same day, I tried making the flower before I forgot how and here is my attempt. I like it. I can see this being a cute addition to a purse or pillow or even a baby quilt. The one in the clip used ombre fabric and the first one I found was this brown to tan. It still looks like a flower. It was as easy to make as it looked in the video.
And here is the scrappy trip block. The original pattern is on Bonnie Hunter’s website, quiltville.com. I had seen it there but thought making all those little squares looked like a lot of work. Well after seeing the video on Quilting Arts, I found out it is a fun and quick little block to make. I am so tempted to cut up all my fat quarters into strips and start making more of these blocks.
Because the blocks are so busy, I think if I used the same color in the center (I decided to go with white) the blocks would have a little bit of order.
Sock it to me
Next, I am pleased to show a finished sock. I have been knitting on this one for over a year! The yarn is wool, silk and a little nylon. It feels very soft. I started the second one right away but who knows how long it will take to finish! Don’t you love the color!
This week, we got a piece of pegboard and some 1″ x 2″s for the legs and frame and Raymond put them together to hold my rulers and rotary cutters. This one is bigger than the last one and I love it. Here are some shots of the studio showing the new pegboard.
I moved the furniture around again as you can see.
The pegboard as well as the design wall just lean there against the wall. I love that I can move them around without leaving marks on the walls. The only exception with that will be my next design wall which will be made of insulation sheets covered in flannel. They will be secured to the wall. Maybe next month I will get around to that.
And here is the pegboard with all my rulers arranged on it right by the cutting table. I love it! Now I better get in there and sew something.