Finishing touches and finishing projects

Don't you love it when you get things done on the weekend? It feels so great to work in my new sewing room feel productive and have results. I love it. I am feeling pretty spoiled.

First of all I was able to do finishing touches on the sewing room. I hung my bags on the wall, which is a splash of creative color and fun to have displayed. I moved this wicker chair into the room and I covered the cushion with the last piece of quilted kitchen curtains I have been recycling. I know its not the best picture staging with the light slanting in on the photo but the great sunlight in this room is fabulous to work in and I wanted to show a little slice of winter sunshine from my nice window on Saturday.
Chelsey helped me hang photos on my sewing wall. The top is a great wedding day picture of my in-laws. It is darling of them and the setting plays to my love of all things vintage. Below that are pictures of my parents taken just before they met eachother. Its fun to sew with them looking down on me. Its peaceful, and when I need to, I just talk out loud to my mother. And she always listens. If that makes me crazy, then so be it.
I love to sew in peace and quiet or listen to music. But sometimes I like to watch a good movie or TV during a project. This dresser was from my childhood. My girls painted, distressed it and painted polkadots on the top for Mother's Day one year. They got the different knobs from Anthropologie. I love it. Again, its vintage, great storage, and puts the TV at a perfect angle and height.
I finished putting together Vintage Christmas by Elizabeth. I loved working on it. It was a really fun project. I used my scraps and fabric from Paris Bebe. Of course mine is slightly different than Elizabeth's. But that is some of the fun part of quilting, putting your own spin on others ideas. One of the Christmas balls is made from a scrap of feedsack fabric and another is from a piece of fabric Elizabeth sent to me. Thanks again, Elizabeth.
I was going to machine quilt it myself but its such a special quilt I am going to take it to Wren Woodland (Sew Small Sitches), a local machine quilter. She does great work. I do machine quilting on my Bernina but I limit my size of projects so most of my big or special quilts I take to a quilter. I love having a project done with the back sewn all ready and in the bag to take to the quilter.
I was able to machine quilt and bind the wall hanging on the left for my niece Tricia. Her baby is due very soon and she made the counted cross stitch in the wall hanging for her baby's room.
Then below I finished sewing the quilt top for her baby who will be named Rex. He is named for Tricia's dad who was kind of a cowboy and Josh, Tricia's husband, is definately a cowboy at heart. When we went to my sister Michelle's Crow Creek Ranch in Wyoming, Josh took on the roll of a regular ranch hand. So I thought they might like this cowboy baby quilt for Rex. I'll quilt and bind it this week and get both quilts off in the mail and hopefully they will arrive before the baby is born. Its their first baby.

I love it when things come together. - nanette
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Jeanne said...

You sure did have a very productive week-end! Everything looks wonderful.

Felicia said...

Wow, sounds like a productive and fun weekend :)

Sherry said...

Wow, you finished alot of neat projects over the week-end! I love the little wallhanging for the baby's room, too cute!

Denise (Nour) said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm making your valentine quilt for my daughter - I hope I get it finished on time!

Yummers! said...

I think that dresser is sooooo special!! Love the polka dot idea and the different colored knobs. But especially the fact that your girls made it for you as a gift.

Enjoy your new room and continue to be productive. I need to get a little productivity going at this house.

Thimbleanna said...

I love the goodies in your room Nanette -- you've been busy! I've always loved Elizabeth's quilt -- and your version looks great!