Sunday, June 3, 2012

What I Did On My Weekend...

I managed to get a few things done.  Made curtains for the sunroom.  This olive green is the original fabric I bought 4 years ago.  The other fabrics that go with it are not quite what I want to use at this time (4 years later).  So, these are the only ones I made.  And, I changed my original plan of having the curtain rods extend beyond the window frame so that the curtains could hang out over there and not be blowing around in front of the open windows (the two on the sides open).  

 This photo was taken during the day...

This one was taken at night...

The actual color is about halfway between the two colors shown.  As you can see, the panels hang with rings, so they are able to be moved very easily.

Remember this little quilt?  I started it back here.  I did actually finish it by the time I had wanted.  Completely finished.  I hated it!  I had tried to do swirls with my quilting and I just did not like the way they looked.  So.  There it sat.  For over a month.  All crinkly and soft and full of quilting I did not like.  At. All. 
So.  I ripped out all of the quilting.  Tied it with ecru embroidery little tie in each little middle square of each little churn dash.  Washed/dried it again.  It measures about 19.5 inches square.  Now?  I LOVE it!  {grin}

For those of you who may have been wondering about the brown he is...waiting for Kisa to come out and play.  The gate is up solely to keep him out of Julie's bedroom.  Kisa comes and goes through the space that you see there.  Or lays there and teases Tag.

Is that all I did this weekend?  Well, I did a bit of household chores, read, watched a movie ("Haywire"...not that good), listened to music and played with the brown boy.  That is pretty much it...except for a little project that I started today.  Very fact, I am almost done with it.  Involves the color red.  

How about you?  What'd you get done? 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."    Jeremiah 29:11


WoolenSails said...

Not that much, lol.
I like the tied piece, a lot of nice piecing so it doesn't compete with the design.


moosecraft said...

Oh! THAT quilt! lol! I like it with the ties. Yes. I was wondering about Brown Boy... Kisa still playing hard to get, huh? lol! Raining here today... would rather be at home stitching!

Farm Girl said...

It is nice to see what you got done. I like your curtains.
Me, what did I get done? Chopped weeds, lots and lots of weeds. My hands get so tired. I can't hook or sew as long as I would like to, nor keep my eyes open. :)
Have a great week Jacque!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you posting on your blog again! I've been checking and didn't find much lately.
Today was a day for just me and I totally enjoyed it!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Glad to see Mr. Big Brown Dog is in good form Julia. The only thing I seem to be accomplishing is improvement in my rocking chair skills! Hugs